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Will your school's football game be suspended due to weather?

Will your school's football game be suspended due to weather?

Tonight's weather is starting to look a bit threatening. Most people know that lightening and thunder will force a game to be suspended, but we thought you might want to know the exact details regarding inclement weather game delays and suspensions.

Here are the official Contest Suspension Guidelines for Inclement Weather as listed on the MHSAA website:

Michigan Titanium Triathlon traffic warning

Michigan Titanium Triathlon traffic warning

From: Kent County Sheriff Department

On Sunday, 8/26 350 athletes will participate in the Michigan Titanium Triathlon. The race will originate at Versluis Park (Northland Ave/Plainfield Ave) at 7 AM. After completing the swim, athletes will then bike 112 miles throughout northeast Kent County (see map). They will then run 26 miles down Grand River Dr and 3 Mile Rd as far south as Knapp St.

These roads are open to traffic however, beware of some delays at intersections. Also, while driving along the course be extra vigilant of cyclists, runners, police officers and volunteers.

The run course, Grand River Dr between Northland Ave and Knapp St – and – 3 Mile Rd between Dunnigan Ave and Grand River Ave will be closed to thru traffic. Local resident’s traffic will be allowed.

Race starts at 7 AM. Bikers will be on the course from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Runners will be on the course from 11 AM to as late as midnight.

High School Football coming to Fifth Third Ballpark

High School Football coming to Fifth Third Ballpark

From: http://www.fifththirdballpark.com

Friday, September 21, 2012

The game is expected to be a tough matchup among two of the area’s best football teams. East Grand Rapids is always a Division 3 state championship favorite, while Forest Hills Central has earned back-to-back Division 2 playoff berths. The teams will renew a huge rivalry, dating back to the 1980s and 1990s, as they play this game as co-members of the newly-realigned O-K White Conference.

The game will act as a fundraiser for the Forest Hills Schools Athletic Department, with a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales, parking, sponsorships and food & beverage going towards enhancing athletic facilities throughout the district.

Gates open at 5:30pm
Kickoff at 7:00pm

**Tickets will go on-sale August 17 and can be purchased by calling (616) 784-4131**

Adults - $7.00   

Inaugural Grand River Run

Inaugural Grand River Run

From the Roselle Park's Grand River Run Facebook page:

Trail and road runners unite! Join us SATURDAY, SEPT. 29TH @ 9 a.m. at Roselle Park in Ada Township, Michigan for the inaugural GRAND RIVER RUN-8K and 1.5-MILE FAMILY-FRIENDLY RUN/WALK as part of the 5th ANNUAL ROSELLE RIVER FESTIVAL. 

The 8-K course consists of nearly equal parts paved and off-road trail running through a 240-acre nature preserve with beautiful, panoramic views of the Grand River, wetlands, and wildlife. Prizes awarded in each age category; race shirts; free post-race festivities.

Grand Rapids Bicycle Company and Trailhead Cafe

Grand Rapids Bicycle Company and Trailhead Cafe

by Ryan McCarthy

Tom Smith, Sr. is not a bicycle man by nature, but by trade. His Grand Rapids Bicycle Company now also includes Trailhead Café, putting him in the food business as well. These are somewhat uncharted waters for Tom, but the bike company in the Knapp’s Corner compound was for sale and he was looking for a change. After scouting a possible new location at 1200 East Paris, he found it contained a bit of restaurant equipment that could also be included in the sale. The age-old Bill and Paul’s Sporthaus is conveniently located next door, ensuring him a built-in audience of outdoorsy types. He did the math and decided to purchase the space and bicycle company in January of 2012.

You Got It: Mario Kart for Kids

You Got It: Mario Kart for Kids

We offer video game tournaments for teens, and we’ve been told that many younger kids want to particpate in a tournament as well. Guess what? The answer is yes!

This summer we are offering our first ever Mario Kart Tournaments for Kids! Children in grades 1-5 can enjoy Mario Kart, snacks, prizes and more. The tournaments will take place at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 26 at the Kentwood branch and at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 28 at the Cascade Township branch.

The Thornapple River expedition is scheduled in August

The Thornapple River expedition is scheduled in August

The Thornapple River Expedition 2012 will be coming through Cascade on Saturday, August 11, 2012. The Expedition is a six day public journey of discovery to experience conditions and opportunities of Michigan’s Thornapple River and its watershed in order to foster awareness and responsibility for the River.

The TR Expedition is led by a diverse team of historians, educators, students, civic leaders, and scientists from natural resource and other professions. The Expedition team will travel by canoes, kayaks, and boats, conduct studies, and provide demonstrations, interactive displays, and exhibits in communities along the Thornapple River. This event is a follow up to the Grand River Expedition held in 2010.

The TR Expedition will start on Monday, August 6 in Charlotte, Michigan near the headwaters of the Thornapple River.