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My Town: Earth Fare now open in Portage

My Town: Earth Fare now open in Portage

PORTAGE, Mich.--  Shoppers looking for healthy food now have a new option in Portage.

Earth Fare welcomed its first West Michigan customers Wednesday morning. The new store offers fresh meats and dairy that are free of antibiotics and synthetic growth hormones.  The store also sells foods that are free of artificial and trans fats,  high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, artificial preservatives, bleached and bromated flour artificial flavors and artificial colors. Earth Fare says it offers more organic produce than any other store.

The new store is located at 5070 S. Westnedge Ave in Portage, Michigan. Sign-up for e-mail offers at EarthFare.com/Westnedge.

WMU Fraternity “Freezin’ for a Reason” Fundraiser, February 24-26

WMU Fraternity “Freezin’ for a Reason” Fundraiser, February 24-26

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KALAMAZOO, Mich.-- Members of Western Michigan University’s Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity will camp out for 48 consecutive hours to raise funds for Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity, February 24-26. The current weather forecast is calling for highs in the 20s, sub-zero lows, and snow showers. The ATO brothers hope to raise $3,000 and are prepared for the weather, they claim, because they know they will be “freezin’ for a reason.”

The campout will take place at the flag poles in front of the Wesley Foundation from noon on Tuesday, February 24 to noon on Thursday, February 26. The community can visit the campers, learn more about Habitat for Humanity, and, of course, make a donation.

Lenten Fish Fry List - 2015

Lenten Fish Fry List - 2015

(WZZM) - Lent is underway and we have a list of area churches and organizations offering fish on Friday's for the next 40 days.


Some churches are having events on Good Friday (4/3) and some are not.  For further details and confirmations on any listing, you may want to call ahead.


If you have a Fish Fry not listed here, send details to webmaster@wzzm13.com.


 If the database is not displaying for you, check this link on a desktop computer.


Online Database by Caspio

Forget the Groundhog! Homeless Walk, Baseball Gifts Signal Spring

Forget the Groundhog! Homeless Walk, Baseball Gifts Signal Spring

News Release:

Two sure signs of spring are baseball and Housing Resources Inc.’s annual A Walk To End Homelessness. Both of these are coming together thanks to generous incentives by baseball legend Derek Jeter and hometown team the Kalamazoo Growlers.

Jeter, the New York Yankees shortstop from Kalamazoo who retired from baseball in 2014, donated an autographed 8x10 photo through the Turn 2 Foundation to help encourage more pledges and participants in the walk. HRI will award the photo, with certificate of authentication, to the individual who raises the most funds through the event.

My Town: Community to debate waste collection changes in Portage Feb. 18

My Town: Community to debate waste collection changes in Portage Feb. 18
align="CENTER">-----NEWS RELEASE--- align="LEFT"> The Portage City Council is considering a change to the city collection programs, including the Fall Leaf Collection, Spring Cleanup and Quarterly Curbside Brush Collection programs, to allow for collection of these items along private roads by the City of Portage. Currently, these programs are not available to those residential properties located adjacent to private roads.

My Town Kalamazoo: Share your ideas for county parks Feb. 13

My Town Kalamazoo: Share your ideas for county parks Feb. 13

KALAMAZOO, Mich.-- The Kalamazoo County Parks and Recreation Commission needs the communities input and support in developing its parks and recreation master plan.

The commission is holding public workshops Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. and  Friday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. to help identify issues and establish goals specific to parks and recreation. Community members are invited to attend this meeting to express their thoughts and ideas.

These workshops will be taking place in Room B at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairgrounds, located at 2900 Lake Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  For more information, call (269)383-8778.

My Town: Coffee with the Chiefs Feb. 12

My Town: Coffee with the Chiefs Feb. 12

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On February 12, 2015, the Portage Department of Public Safety will be hosting a “Coffee with the Chiefs” at the Portage Senior Center.  This is an invitation to the public to come and meet with staff from the Public Safety Department.

Present at the event will be the Public Safety Director Richard White, Deputy Police Chief of Operations Nicholas Armold, Deputy Police Chief of Administration Daniel Mills, and other command officers and staff.

The event will be from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  The Portage Senior Center is located at 320 Library Lane, Portage, Michigan 49002.  The parking lot is adjacent to the Portage Public Library.

Refreshments will be provided by the Senior Center.