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My Town: Kalamazoo County health groups offer free Healthy Michigan enrollment help

My Town: Kalamazoo County health groups offer free Healthy Michigan enrollment help

PARCHMENT, Mich.—Health officials throughout Kalamazoo County will host two more events this month to help people sign up for Michigan’s new low-cost health plan designed for low-income residents.

Nearly half a million Michigan adults are eligible for the Healthy Michigan Plan, which became available April 1.  The plan covers residents between the ages of 19 and 64 whose yearly income is roughly $16,000, or an income of $33,000 for a family of four.  Eligible Michiganders cannot be enrolled in other Medicaid programs or Medicare.

Enroll Kalamazoo County is hosting free enrollment events to answer questions, help people navigate their options and enroll in the Healthy Michigan Plan.  The schedule is as follows:

Old Crow Medicine Show Tickets go on Sale

Old Crow Medicine Show Tickets go on Sale

Old Crow Medicine Show tickets will go on sale at the State Theatre in Kalamazoo, MI., Friday, April 18th at 10:00am. You may also buy tickets at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at: 1-800-745-3000

The group will be appearing at the State Theatre in Kalamazoo on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00pm.

It has been about 15 years since the band started on tour, selling over 800,000 albums and appearing as frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and playing renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella and the Newport Folk Festival.

On September 17, 2013, Old Crow Medicine Show received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights included winning the Grammy Award for “Best Long Form Music Video” for the film, Big Easy Express and having their classic single, “Wagon  Wheel” receive the RIAA’s Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies.

My Town: Collegiate Vocal Competition April 6

My Town: Collegiate Vocal Competition April 6

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Students from Aquinas College, Hope College and Grand Valley State University will hit a high note Sunday, April 6 with Opera Grand Rapids' Collegiate Vocal Competition.

The event begins at 7 p.m. inside the Betty Van Andel Opera Center, located at 1320 E. Fulton in Grand Rapids. Guests can also listen to the Second Division winners from Western Michigan University and Hope College.

My Town: Kalamazoo Children's Choir to sing during Tigers game

My Town: Kalamazoo Children's Choir to sing during Tigers game

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—West Michigan will be well-represented during the Detroit Tigers’ opening weekend at Comerica Park.

During the game against the Orioles Saturday, April 5, the 120 children that comprise the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus will sing the national anthem.  Taylor Stevens, an alumna of KCC, will be directing the chorus.

"This is so exciting for the children and for me," Stevens said.  "We've never done anything like this before."   

During the game, Mona Shores High School’s ball teams will also be accepting a $10,000 Grand Slam Grant check.  Coach William Lent will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

My Town Kalamazoo: Memorial set for senior diocesan priest

My Town Kalamazoo: Memorial set for senior diocesan priest

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Funeral arrangements are set for a senior priest of the Diocese of Kalamazoo.

Reverend John M. Grathwohl was 84 years old when he passed away Sunday, March 30. 

Fr. Grathwohl was a pastor of St. Thomas More Student Parish from July of 1981 until he retired in 1995. He also served a number of parishes in the Diocese of Kalamazoo and the Diocese of Lansing, including St. Charles of Borrome, St. Augustine Cathedral Parish, St. Monica, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Ambrose, Immaculate Conception, and St. Mary in Paw Paw.  Fr. Grathwohl also served as a U.S. Army chaplain in Vietnam during the height of the war.

My Town: Dozens competing in West Michigan Battle of the Buildings

My Town: Dozens competing in West Michigan Battle of the Buildings

UPDATE: Three more buildings have joined the competition.

Organizers say the MATS administration office, Community Mental Health and the Hall of Justice, all in Muskegon County are now involved in the Battle of the Buildings, bringing the total square footage to more than 9 million.  The new goal is 10 million square feet by the registration deadline of March 31.

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—More than three dozen local businesses are competing in cutting down energy in the West Michigan Battle of the Buildings.

The owners of 45 buildings representing nearly 9 million square feet of space have signed up to take part in the inaugural competition, organized by the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter. The organization is teaming up with Consumers Energy and Hurst Mechanical to provide workshops on building improvements, optimizing operations and maintance and engaging building occupants to curb energy use.

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

(WZZM) - Find your 2014 Lenten Fish Fry here!

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