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Cascade Road Construction

Road construction is underway on Cascade Road SE.  Westbound traffic narrows down to one lane at Hall Street SE and continues past Spaulding Avenue SE.  The construction ends at Forest Hills Avenue SE.  A variety of work is being done, including creating turn lanes and improving sidewalks and curbs.

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Alto farmer grows super size corn

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - Regular rain and lots of hot, sunny days have led to especially tall corn plants in West Michigan this summer.

But, not many have shot up as high as the corn on the Tolan Farm in Cascade Township.

"Way beyond my expectations," says Wes Tolan.

The corn in the Tolan's 6 acre field behind their house on 68th Street is about twice as high at normal.

"The corn is at least 12 feet high," says Wes Tolan. "I have a couple I measured at 13 feet high."

"I can't believe it," says Patty Tolan. "It's huge."

Wes Tolan says the weather is the main reason his field produced super size corn.

"We had one of the most wonderful years we ever got as far as rain," says Tolan. "Basically it rained an inch or two every week."

Tolan also says the "silo corn" he planted usually produces taller plants and fewer ears.

Ada Township - Solicitation In The Township


During the past several months there have been many reports
of solicitors going door-to-door who have behaved in a pushy or
suspicious manner, and/or could not or would not show proper
identification. In accordance with Chapter 54, Peddlers and Solicitors,
of the Ada Township Code of Ordinances, any one who solicits
in Ada Township is required to obtain a license (permit) from the
Township Clerk, for which a fee is paid. Involved in this process is
a background check and photo ID. If the license is approved and
issued, any person soliciting under that application will be required to
show an authorizing document issued by the Township and identified
as such. Licenses are valid for 30 days, and may be renewed by the
Township Clerk for an extended period of time.

Discovery Days at Ada Park Learning Center

From: Ada Township Parks & Rec Program Guide

Discovery Days Ages 3-5
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon $4/youth
Ada Park Learning Center

Especially for Pre-Schoolers along with a parent or guardian to have a fun, educational adventure in Ada Park. Each session with an indoor hands-on activity, nature craft and a guided discovery experience outdoors.
Each program to be offered on two consecutive days.
Come dressed to be walking outside.

“Be a Nature Detective”
Wed., Sept. 15 and Thursday, September 16
Use your senses to learn about the natural world. Look for shapes and colors in trees and flowers. Listen with ears like a rabbit for sounds in the woods and field.

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Children learning through interacting with their surroundings and daily experiences
Comprehensive Eye and Vision Care

Cascade Road Turn Lane Added

The village of Cascade has completed the turn lane on Cascade Road SE between Laraway Lake Drive SE and Burton Street SE.  The turn lane allows residents of the Cascade Lakes development and parishioners of nearby Thornapple Evangelical Covenant Church to turn into their properties safely by using the additional lane.

Forest Hills Eastern falls to Zeeland East

(WZZM) - The Zeeland East Chix traveled to Ada Friday night to take on the Hawks of Forest Hills Eastern.

The Hawks had a great start to the 2009 season, they won their first five games. They were looking for a similar hot start against the Chix.

Zeeland East, however, would prove to be too much for the FHE as they topped the Hawks 35-12.

GRBJ: Gilmore Collection aiming to expand

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Grand Rapids Business Journal)- Although the Gilmore Collection has just closed a longstanding suburban business, the firm is moving forward with its plan to expand its downtown entertainment center. But the urban market that the Grand Action Committee and the Downtown Development Authority want to build at Wealthy Street and Ionia Avenue has caused the company to adjust its expansion plan for The BOB, which is about a mile away from the market at 20 Monroe Ave. NW.

To read the rest of this story visit the Grand Rapids Business Journal online.