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Fans gather for GrandCon Gaming & Comics Convention


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- If you love comics or playing board games, GrandCon Gaming & Comics Convention is the place to be this weekend.

The second annual gaming and comic book convention is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5700 E 28th Street SE.

The event hosted by Brian Letz and Marc Spector features tables full of games you can buy, play, and learn about.

Learn more about the event on its website at this link.


Forest Hills Central earns key win over Caledonia


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Forest Hills Central outscored Caledonia 10-6 in the final quarter and pulled away for a 31-19 win Friday night.

The Rangers bounced back from disappointing back-to-back losses against Grand Ledge and East Kentwood and handed the Fighting Scots their first loss.

Caledonia averaged 48 points in its first two wins, but FHC's defense was stout.


WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

Poet Gregory Orr To Speak at Aquinas' Contemporary Writers Series

Poet Gregory Orr To Speak at Aquinas' Contemporary Writers Series

On September 17, the Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series presents poet and award-winning writer Gregory Orr. A master of short, lyric free verse, Orr is the author of eleven collections of poetry. His most recent volumes include: The River Inside the River, How Beautiful the Beloved, and Concerning the Book that is the Body of the Beloved. His memoir, The Blessing, was chosen by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the fifty best non-fiction books of 2002.

Meijer holds job fair for holiday hiring


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Meijer plans to fill more than 4,800 positions at stores across Michigan for the holidays, and the Walker-based retailer is holding a job fair to find candidates for those posts.

The company is looking for a variety of positions, including stockers and cashiers. It also will be hiring for specialized roles such as meat cutters and cake decorators.

The job fair will be held Thursday at the supercenter at 5531 28th Street SE in Cascade. It's from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 2-6 p.m.

People interested in the jobs can also apply on the company's website, or at one of the employment kiosks at any Meijer store.


Ada Twp. board considers $13 million redevelopment project


ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Plans are moving forward to re-invent Ada.

We've told you about the $13 million project before. Plans call for removing a strip mall on Ada Dr. and creating access to the river.

Designers say the idea is to expand and complement the existing village, as well as adding parks and other green space.

"People move to a community because [of] the restaurants, the retail establishments, but they also like the parks and they like the community gathering spaces," said Ada Township Chairman Bob Kullgren.

To help make it easy for people who are walking, the design calls for a round-about on M-21 near Amway. Right now, there is no easy way for Amway employees to cross the four lanes of traffic to access the village on the other side.

Township leaders discussed the plans at a meeting Monday night.


My Town Ada: $13 million redevelopment project enters new phase

My Town Ada: $13 million redevelopment project enters new phase

ADA, Mich.—The next phase in a new vision for the village of Ada will be on display for the public Monday, Sept. 8.

Ada Township plans to invest $6.5 million in the redevelopment project, which will focus on public facilities and infrastructure improvements to support an estimated $70 million in commercial and residential developments.  In turn, Amway will contribute $3.5 million to the improvements and lead the effort to raise an additional $3 million in private donations.

The Envision Ada project started last year with a series of community meetings to determine what the community should look like in the future. More than 1,200 residents contributed to the process, coming up with a blueprint for retail, residential and green spaces along the riverfront.  To see the entire plan, visit Envision Ada's website.