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My Town: Where to find Santa and holiday cheer this season

My Town:  Where to find Santa and holiday cheer this season

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(West Michigan Tourist Association)-- It’s getting to be that time of year when good ole’ St. Nick starts getting his list out, and checking it twice. Find out where in West Michigan you can catch Santa Claus this holiday season, along with some other special events that will let you get in the Christmas mood.

 

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Live Reindeer at Silver Beach Carousel

Silver Beach Carousel has some jolly fun planned for the entire family! Come meet two live reindeer on Friday, Nov. 28, noon to 5 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 18, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Come into Santa’s Christmas Corral in the Shadowland Ballroom where you can pet and have a professional keepsake photo taken with these friendly, gentle animals of North Pole fame.

Oktobeerfest in Kalamazoo, MI

Oktobeerfest in Kalamazoo, MI

Oktobeerfest in Kalamazoo, MI will be held at Homer Stryker Field, located at 251 Mills St. This popular event is scheduled for October 18th from 1 – 7pm; advance tickets are $10 and include a souvenir Oktobeerfest mug.

German cuisine and music will be served up throughout the afternoon and early evening along with the most important part of this event, BEER! A variety of over 30 German biers along with all of your favorite American Craft Breweries from all over the US will be available. Kalamazoo Brew Masters will also be featuring some of your favorites.

Everyone must be 21 years of age to be admitted to this event.

Michigan’s Finest Antique Show on September 28

Michigan’s Finest Antique Show on September 28

Known for giving shoppers a large diverse shopping experience and “One of the Ten Best Shows in America”, rated by Antiques Magazine will be at the Allegan County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 28.

Rain or shine, from 8:00am to 4:00pm the public has the opportunity to visit 200 dealers, outside under canopies, along with 200 dealers inside seven large buildings at the Fairgrounds located at 150 Allegan Co Fair Drive in Allegan, Michigan.

Admission is $4.00 per person.

Visit www.alleganantiques.com for more information.   

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.

35th Street Rod Nationals North Plus 2014 in Kalamazoo, MI

35th Street Rod Nationals North Plus 2014 in Kalamazoo, MI

The Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairgrounds will be the scene of the 35th Annual Street Rod Nationals North Plus on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 12th, 13th & 14th. Friday and Saturday hours are 8:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 8:30am - 2:00pm.

Admission prices are $15 for Adults; $6 for Children 6 - 12 years and children 5 years and under are free. Senior Citizens, Military personnel, NSRA members and UPS employees are all entitled to a discount ticket with proper ID. All tickets are on sale at the Fairgrounds ONLY during the event.

See more than 2500 street rods, muscle cars, custom cars and trucks and specialty vehicles from all over Central United States, all 30 years and older and a variety of vehicles in value of $8000 to $100,000.  Vehicles will be on display during the day while also being entered in a variety of games and events. On Sunday, a "Circle of Winners" will be featured.

My Town Kalamazoo: Deadline nears for community grant requests

My Town Kalamazoo: Deadline nears for community grant requests

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Kalamazoo Rotary Club encourages local charitable, educational and civic organizations to submit requests for community grants awarded twice annually by the service organization.

A total of $5,000 in grants will be awarded in the first round, with another round of grants totaling $5,000 expected in the first half of 2015. These grants go to projects with the most benefit to the greater Kalamazoo community, the greatest number of people or groups with the greatest degree of need.

Special consideration is given to new or pilot programs with committed community support (financial or organizational); projects in need of final funding; programs needing leveraged funds to match a donor’s challenge; and specific capital expenses.

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The 2014-2015 school year is officially underway for West Michigan students.

On Sept. 2, which was the official start of classes for most schools, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan released this statement: 

"It’s a great day to be Back to School in Michigan !

Let me take a moment to wish everyone a positive and successful school year.

Our team here at the Michigan Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and I appreciate the hard work and daily dedication teachers, administrators, school board members, and other school staff devote to our children in Michigan.