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Shaggy the wandering dog has been caught


CASCADE, Mich. (WZZM) -- After nearly eight months on the loose, Shaggy the wandering Newfoundland dog has been caught.

Ella Stubbert posted a photo Thursday afternoon on the Help Shaggy Facebook page, showing him wrapped in a blanket in a cage, in the back of a vehicle.

"Shaggy is bundled up and heading to start his new life! Finally the collar is off and he no longer has to spend another night out in the cold," she wrote in the post.

Neighbors were concerned the collar, which was placed on Shaggy as a puppy, could strangle the growing animal.

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My Town: DNR awards more than $4 million in grants for projects battling invasive species

My Town: DNR awards more than $4 million in grants for projects battling invasive species

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced the award of 20 grant projects totaling more than $4 million, under the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program. 

The grant program is central to Michigan’s new invasive species initiative, which brings a multi-department, comprehensive approach to the ongoing problem of harmful, non-native invaders such as the Asian carp. The initiative enlists the expertise of the state departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality and Agriculture and Rural Development.

Projects funded in this round of grants include plans to:

First Day of Student Art Show at Aquinas College

First Day of Student Art Show at Aquinas College

Today, Monday, March 2, 2015 is the first day of the Aquinas College Student Art Show.

The show runs through March 27th and is open Monday – Thursday from 10am – 7pm. Friday hours are 10am – 4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday the hours are 2pm – 6pm.

Location is at the Aquinas College Art & Music Center at 1607 Robinson Rd. SE in Grand Rapids, MI.  49506

My Town: Michigan fruit growers encouraged to complete USDA Fruit Acreage Inventory

My Town: Michigan fruit growers encouraged to complete USDA Fruit Acreage Inventory

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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams encouraged the state's fruit growers to complete the 2014 Fruit Acreage Inventory being conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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My Town: Forest Hills Adult Community Band announces 7th annual Bands on the Grand

My Town: Forest Hills Adult Community Band announces 7th annual Bands on the Grand

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The Forest Hills Adult Community Band announces the 7th annual Bands on the Grand festival on March 7, 2015. The series of concerts will be held at Forest Hills Eastern High School Auditorium, 2200 Pettis Avenue, Ada, MI 49301.

Schedule

• 11:30 a.m. - Rockford Community Band

• 12:30 p.m. - Grand Ledge Community Band

• 1:30 p.m. -  Lansing Concert Band

• 2:30 p.m. -  Motor City Brass Band

• 3:30 p.m. -  West Michigan Concert Winds

• 4:30 p.m. -  Forest Hills Adult Community Band

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Bands on the Grand is an all-day adult community band festival. Each band will perform a free concert for the public which will be critiqued by professional music adjudicators. Each participating band will then have a private group session with a professional Clinician.

Butterflies Are Blooming opens this weekend


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- This weekend you will find a bit of springtime at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

The annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition opens Sunday.

"You can feel the heat just kind of soak into you when you walk in, especially from outside -- sometimes your glasses fog up -- and it's just a great place to get out of the cold and really enjoy the tropics," says Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Director of Horticulture Steve LaWarre.

Butterflies Are Blooming runs through April 30. Learn more about the exhibition at this link.


My Town: Viking Group announces new leadership team responsibilities

My Town: Viking Group announces new leadership team responsibilities

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The Viking Group, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of fire protection products and services, is pleased to announce the following executive leadership appointments, all of which are effective immediately.