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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.

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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.

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Metro Cruise expected to bring thousands to Grand Rapids area

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Car lovers from across the country are on their way to West Michigan as the 28th Street Metro Cruise returns for a sixth year.

The event attracts more than 300,000 visitors and 15,000 vehicles to Grandville, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grand Rapids, and Cascade Township.

On Thursday, organizers stopped by our studios to showcase just a couple of the classic cars that will take part in this year's Metro Cruise.  They say the two day event is good for the local economy and fun for everyone.

"I just absolutely love people and just watching those cars come in and the excitement that everyone has," says Denise Hughes. "Everybody has a car that they had, their first car they fell in love with or a car they wish they always had everyone can be a part of this."

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Baby-Ready Pets workshop hosted by Humane Society of Kent County

From: http://www.hskc.org

Sept. 4
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Baby-Ready Pets
Humane Society of Kent County
The Humane Society of Kent County offers a workshop to help prepare your pet for the arrival of your bundle of joy. With a little training and assistance, you can make it a safe and (relatively) stress-free experience for the whole family. To register for Baby-Ready Pets, please contact Jennifer Self-Aulgur, Humane Education Coordinator, (616) 791-8066 or jennifer@hskc.org.

Forest Hills Fine Arts Center Presents: Douglas Baker

From: http://www.fhfineartscenter.com

Douglas Baker:  Oil Painting
September 1 – 27, 2010
Reception: Thursday, September 9, 2010, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the lobby. Everyone is welcome!

Like little journeys between past and present, Douglas Baker’s abstract paintings remind us that where we’ve been is part of where we’re going. “There’s a form of expression within each person that comes out no matter who you are and what you’re doing,” he explains. “What feels like a brand new thought is really an evolution––a building process based on what has already come before.”

FHPS Kindergarten Schedule Changes for 2010-2011 School Year

From: http://www.fhps.us/

After a review of enrollment trends for kindergarten schedule options, as well as gathering staff input, it has been decided that beginning with the 2010-11 school year, all kindergarten classes will be offered on an all-day, alternate-day (AD/AD) schedule. On this schedule, children attend all day Monday and Wednesday and a half-day on Friday, or all day on Tuesday and Thursday and a half-day on Friday. We are pleased that this change will allow the following benefits for our incoming kindergarteners:
•  Two full days and a half-day weekly will provide more uninterrupted instructional time to teach the kindergarten curriculum.

•  Scheduling will allow collaboration among early childhood teachers and may allow for flexible grouping of students.