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My Town Cascade: Community invited to weigh in on dog park debate

My Town Cascade: Community invited to weigh in on dog park debate

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Should Cascade Township create a public dog park?

That’s the question the township is asking community members to answer in a survey now available online.

The township’s newly approved parks and recreation plan includes discussion of dog policies and a possible dog park in the area.  Now through Aug. 13, residents are encouraged to take the online survey found here to help the township prioritize its plans for dogs.

Cascade Township is home to a private dog park, Shaggy Pines, but the township currently requires dogs to remain on a leash at all times while in public parks.  Officials are considering potentially adding a separate, fenced in space for small and large dogs to roam free in either Burton or Cascade Peace Park.  The park would likely be similar to the dog park at the Ottawa County fairgrounds.

Pizza Hut’s Pizza Wednesday Fundraiser – February 26

Pizza Hut’s Pizza Wednesday Fundraiser – February 26

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Enjoy some pizza well helping cats by printing this flier from Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary website.

Visit your local Pizza Hut on Feb. 26  anytime between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., present this flier and 20 percent of your total bill will be donated to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary.

Participating locations are on the flier.  Dine in, delivery and carry out are available. 

Visit www.crashslanding.org for additional details and the flier.

Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night on October 23

Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night on October 23

Fourteen local Pizza Hut locations on Wednesday, October 23 from 11am to 11pm will donate 20% of the customer’s bill to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary.

Go to www.crashslanding.org locate Upcoming events for October 23 Pizza Hunt Fundraiser to print flier for participating locations; must present flier with your order.

Call: (616)821-6065 or more information.

Estate sale to benefit the Humane Society of West Michigan

Estate sale to benefit the Humane Society of West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Nance Sonke was an ardent supporter of Humane Society of West Michigan; her love for the organization became clear in January 2013, when she passed away and left her estate to the animals of HSWM.

Now a team of volunteers is getting ready to sell her possessions to help HSWM.  The Nancy Sonke Estate Sale will run Thursday, October 17 through Saturday, October 19 at 3094 Windcrest Way NE in Grand Rapids.  The sale hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Roselle Park River Festival: Come for the run, stay for the fun!

Roselle Park River Festival: Come for the run, stay for the fun!

ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Ada Township’s Parks & Recreation Department is bringing back the Grand River-Run for the Roselle Park River Festival Saturday, September 28.

This is the second year for the run.  Participants can chose to participate in an 8k run or a 2k family friendly fun run/walk.  The 8k course takes runners through the 240-acre nature preserve, on trails and paved paths running alongside the Grand River, wetlands, woodlands, meadows and streams.  The 2k course is a flat, paved scenic mini-tour of the park, which is stroller-friendly.  To register, click here.

The Roselle Park River Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park.  The activities include live music, animals, hands-on activities and crafts, artwork, nature walks and children’s games and activities, as well as Monarch butterfly releases.  The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

East metro dog park celebrates

East metro dog park celebrates

CASCADE, MI - Shaggy Pines dog park celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday.  Dogs of all sizes were invited to try the agility course, play games with their human companions and enjoy the live band.  Shaggy Pines is a 20-acre privately owned park where dogs can run without a leash.

 

Blessing of the animals

Blessing of the animals

CASCADE, MI - Are you an animal lover who is looking for a fun morning in the park? You are invited to a special “Blessing of the Animals” on Sunday, July 14th at 9:30am at the pavilion in Cascade Township Park.

Bring your favorite fish, furry or feathered friend along with leashes, crates, water bowls, and anything else necessary to keep your pet safe, secure, and comfortable. Extra lawn chairs are recommended for the two-legged types.

The blessing will be part of a special outdoor worship service by Genesis United Methodist Church.