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Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

As more people take their dogs outside to enjoy the summer weather, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is launching its “Always Ask” campaign, sharing safety advice for interacting with dogs. More warm and sunny days means more dogs on the streets, and HSWM believes it’s important that the community knows how to approach dogs to protect themselves and the animals.

“The goal of this campaign is to make a habit of respecting the animal’s needs over our own,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director at HSWM. “Animals, especially dogs, have boundaries just like humans and simply need their space. They will let you know if they don’t want to interact by giving basic cues.”

HSWM provides the following tips when meeting a dog:

The Original Super Chevy Show Auto Show this Weekend

The Original Super Chevy Show Auto Show this Weekend

The 31st Annual Super Chevy Show began in Memphis on April 7 and continues through eight cities until the final event in Tucson, Arizona on October 13-14.

The third stop of the series is scheduled for Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 at US 131 Motorsports Park located at 1249 12th Street in Martin, Michigan. This stop will feature a professional judged car show, drag racing with multiple classes & purses, an automotive swap meet and more.

Visitors can enter the spectator gates at 4pm on Friday and Saturday at 9am.

Adult admission is Friday - $12 and Saturday - $15, Children (6-12 years) - $5, 5 years & under are free.

Visit www.superchevy.com/show or www.us131msp.com for more information.

Kalamazoo Circus Maximus Toy Show Returns

Kalamazoo Circus Maximus Toy Show Returns

The community is invited to the largest Antique Spring Toy & Collectible Show that always occurs on the 3rd Friday and Saturday in May.

This is the chance to relive your past with the opportunity to find your favorite childhood toys. Explore 50,000 square feet of toys from over 200 vendors from around the country at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, located at 2900 Lake Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048.

The public is welcome on Saturday, May 20 from 9:00am-2:00pm. There is General Admission at $7.00 per person.

Early Buyers cost is $30.00 per person that gets you in on Friday, May 19 from 4:00-8:00pm and Saturday, May 20 at 7:00am in the morning.

Call: (262)366-1314 or visit: www.uniqueeventsshows.com for more information.

Elzinga & Volkers Completes $3.2 Million Renovation of Hope Church

Elzinga & Volkers Completes $3.2 Million Renovation of Hope Church

Elzinga & Volkers (E&V), a leading provider of construction management services, announced today the firm has completed a $3.2 million renovation of Hope Church located at 77 W 11th St. in Holland. The project included a 10,000-square-foot renovation of the youth area, nursery, gathering area, meeting rooms and administrative offices, and a 3,900-square-foot chapel addition provides an alternate worship area for parishioners.

The project, which began in April 2016, will be revealed to the community on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. The celebration will begin with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony and conclude with an open house featuring group tours.

Study Highlights Continual Upward Growth of Online Education

Study Highlights Continual  Upward Growth of Online Education

Across the country, enrollment in online learning has increased by 80% the past five years, with more than 2.7 million students currently choosing online learning. In a recent study by Research and Markets, virtual learning is expected to become even more prominent in the future. Across Michigan, schools such as Michigan Connections Academy (MICA) and Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA) – statewide, tuition-free, public online schools – are meeting the growing demand from students and families.

As Online Learning Continues to Grow in Popularity, Parents Invited to Attend Info Sessions

As Online Learning Continues to Grow in Popularity, Parents Invited to Attend Info Sessions

As enrollment in online learning continues to increase across the county – by 80% over the past five years – two statewide, tuition-free, public virtual education schools, Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA) and Michigan Connections Academy (MICA), are inviting the local community to learn more about the benefits of virtual education. Families that attend can expect to meet with staff and/or families from the school and gain valuable insight on the rigor and flexibility of virtual education and how it may be the solution for their child’s individual learning needs..

If interested, RSVP for any of the upcoming information sessions below:

Great Lakes Cyber Academy:

Pizza Party with Great Lakes Cyber Academy

Tuesday, May 9, 6:00 p.m.

Fricano Place

1050 W. Western Ave., Ste. 210

Muskegon, MI 49441

Humane Society of West Michigan Experiences Record Breaking Attendance at Fundraiser

Humane Society of West Michigan Experiences Record Breaking Attendance at Fundraiser

Recently, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) celebrated record breaking attendance at their annual Paws, Claws & Corks fundraiser, an event featuring fine wines and microbrews, tastes of Grand Rapids’ best restaurants and both live and silent auctions. More than 850 animal lovers attended the event at DeVos Place in Downtown Grand Rapids, helping HSWM exceed $200,000 in donations.

Every year, HSWM places thousands of animals into forever homes. The recent donations will enable HSWM to continue to promote the humane treatment and responsible care of animals in the communities the organization is privileged to serve.