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Inaugural mud run approved by township officials

Inaugural mud run approved by township officials

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—An inaugural event in Plainfield Township is getting the green light by the Board of Trustees.

On Monday, July 15, the Plainfield Township Board of Trustees approved an outdoor assembly license for the Dirty Girl 5k Mud Run, which is slated to take place August 24.  The Board also agreed to recommend the event’s organizers be granted a temporary liquor license by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

During their regular meeting, the Board approved a resolution declaring September 20, 2013 “Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day.”

New Northview tennis courts now open

New Northview tennis courts now open

NORTHVIEW, Mich.--  Northview Public Schools’ new tennis courts are officially open.

The new tennis courts were officially opened May 14 with ceremonial matches involving Northview tennis’ past, present and future players.

The eight existing courts were rebuilt after the clay soil caused the original courts to crumble.  Crews removed the clay, replacing it with gravel and sand to ensure proper drainage.  Workers then laid down asphalt, topping it with “U.S. Open Blue.”  The original fencing was re-installed around the courts.

Planning commission approves signs for Art Van Sports Complex and Miracle Field

Planning commission approves signs for Art Van Sports Complex and Miracle Field

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—New signs for the new Art Van Sports Complex and Miracle Field have cleared their first hurdle.

On June 25, the Plainfield Township planning commission approved main signs for the facility, located along 10 Mile Road.  Plans for the signs will be fine tuned when the West Michigan Sports Commission files for sign permits with the township.

The Art Van Sports Complex and Miracle Field are being built at 3733 10 Mile Road.  The field should open in September.

Planning commission to consider signs for new sports complex

Planning commission to consider signs for new sports complex

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The Plainfield Township Planning Commission is expected to consider a signage plan for a new sports complex next Tuesday.

Developers are expected to present the plan for Art Van Sports Complex and Miracle Field during the June 25 meeting.  The sports complex and Miracle Field are being built at 3733 10 Mile Road.  The field should open in September.

The planning commission is also expected to review expansion plans for Trademark Die and Engineering, located at 8060 Graphic Drive.

The planning commission meeting will take place at 6161 Belmont Ave. NE in Belmont starting at 7 p.m.

Fish for free June 8 & 9

Fish for free June 8 & 9

All anglers can fish for free June 8 and 9.

As part of Free Fishing Weekend, the state is waiving all fishing license fees for residents and out-of-state visitors. Free Fishing Weekend applies to all species of fish in inland waters and Michigan’s Great Lakes.  All other fishing regulations still apply.

Michigan is home to more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, over 11,037 inland lakes and 36,350 miles of rivers and streams.  To find inland lakes in your area, click here.

WAVE Award nominations open

WAVE Award nominations open

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association have opened the 6th Annual WAVE Award nominations.

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids and Kent County hospitality industry. Nominations will be accepted from employers and guests from April 30 to Oct.7, 2013. One award will be presented in each of the following categories: Transportation, Retail & Service, Attractions/Events, and Nightlife. New categories to the 2013 awards program include: Restaurants/Breweries, Lodging, and Volunteer in Hospitality.

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

(Detroit Pistons) – Does your library or gym need a new look?

Here’s your chance to win a makeover in the School Makeover contest from the Detroit Pistons and NBA Live, Learn or Play, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The School Makeover, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons, is accepting submissions from elementary and middle schools in the state of Michigan, through June 1. Submissions at www.nba.com/pistons/farm-bureau-school-makeover should include at least four images of the school’s library or gymnasium to be considered in the selection process.

“Farm Bureau Insurance agents are involved in their local communities all across the state. Michigan isn’t just a market for us, it is our home,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “We firmly believe in supporting safe and clean learning environments for our youth.