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Zumba for cats on June 11

Zumba for cats on June 11

Throughout the summer, Nylaan Dental will offer Zumba classes at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, with proceeds benefitting a different non-profit organization.

On Tuesday, June 11, that organization is Crash's Landing &  Big Sid's Sanctuary.  The community is welcome to visit Nylaan Dental that evening  for a lot of outdoor fun with “a bunch of crazy cat ladies."  Participants are encouraged to donate $5 each to benefit the animal shelter.

Nylaan Dental is located at 5011 Plainfield Ave. NE.  For more information, call (616) 361-7317 or visit www.nylaandental.com/ZUMBA .

'Healthier Home' featured during Spring Parade of Homes

'Healthier Home' featured during Spring Parade of Homes

ROCKFORD, Mich.—One of West Michigan’s first “Healthier Homes” will be on display during the 2013 Grand Rapids Spring Parade of Homes.

The home, located at 9309 Stone View Drive, is part of Sable Homes’ Stone Crest development in Rockford.  The 2,242 square foot house is the first of its kind in West Michigan to feature AirRenew gypsum board walls, which purify the air for 75 years, converting contaminants like formaldehyde into safe inert compounds. The walls are also moisture and mold resistant. It also contains latex paint and primer that  are free of volatile organic compounds.

The Spring Parade of Homes runs May 24 through June 8.  Tickets start at $10.

Plainfield Township awarded grant to protect smiles

Plainfield Township awarded grant to protect smiles

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.— A grant from the Delta Dental Foundation is helping to protect smiles in Plainfield Township.

The foundation donated $100,000 to the Michigan Department of Community Health Oral Health Program to start or maintain community water fluoridation programs for residents, which prevent cavities.  The state divvied up the money for nine communities.  Plainfield Township is receiving $12,522 of it.

The chief medical executive with the Michigan Department of Community Health says studies have shown oral health is key to overall health. On January 25, 1945,  Grand Rapids became the first city in the U.S. to add fluoride to its water system. Now, nearly 90 percent of Michigan communities with a water system have access to fluoridated water.

 This is the fourth year for the fluoridation grants.  The other recipients include Kalamazoo ($8,076); Battle Creek ($18,775) and Benton Harbor ($2,667).

It's time to Paint the Town Purple

It's time to Paint the Town Purple

 

It’s May, which means it’s time to paint the town purple.

Officials from Alpine and Plainfield Townships have signed proclamations declaring May “Paint the Town Purple Month” in support of Relay for Life of Comstock Park.  Organizers for Relay for Life of Comstock Park are also encouraging home and business owners to participate on May 10 by decorating themselves, storefronts, vehicles, etc. to show that Comstock Park is fighting back against cancer. 

Relay for Life of Comstock Park will kick off  its annual walk-run May 17 at 12 p.m. at Comstock Park High School. Proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society.

Benefit pairs noodles with fight against kidney disease

Benefit pairs noodles with fight against kidney disease

Now’s your chance to get a meal while helping people with kidney disease.

On Thursday, April 11, Noodles & Company will donate 25% of sales at its Michigan restaurants to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.  To guarantee the donation, guests must mention the foundation or present a flyer when ordering.   The benefit runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at all Michigan locations, including restaurants at  5070 28th St. SE in Cascade Township, 2289 East Beltline in Grand Rapids Township, and 5363 W. Main St. in Kalamazoo.

Guests can also donate $1 to be entered into the NKFM raffle.  The grand prize winner will take home a Kindle Fire e-reader; other prizes include free noodles for a year or a dinner for four.  All proceeds from the raffle will go to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

This is the fourth year for the benefit.

Northview Highlands Middle School Toothbrush Swap

Northview Highlands Middle School Toothbrush Swap

Green Team Announcements
 
Highlands Green Team is sponsoring a Toothbrush Swap. For each toothbrush a Northview Middle School student brings in to recycle, they will receive a new, individually wrapped toothbrush for home.  Maximum of two.
 
The Toothbrush Swap will be each Monday and Wednesday from 8:00-8:20 AM in the Green Room.
 

Give Your Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Give Your Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

*Message from Northview High School

WANTED: CAN TABS


Don’t forget. Students in the Daily Living Skills class at Northview High School are still collecting can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House here in Grand Rapids. Northview’s wonderful community members continue to drop off tabs by the bag full. We have already filled 15 jugs! The students are very hopeful that number will grow.

We are so thankful to the community for their support of this project and ask for your continued support. The pop tabs are a valuable resource for the Ronald McDonald House. They are recycled; generating much-needed funds to support the House and the nearly 500 families served each year.