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Forum on Michigan's roads November 6

Forum on Michigan's roads November 6

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—How are Michigan’s road projects funded?

Representative Margaret O’Brien and Senator Tonya Schuitmaker plan to answer that question during a transportation forum Wednesday, November 6.

“Road funding has been a major focus for the last two years, and I’ve heard from numerous constituents about their concerns,” said O’Brien, R-Portage.

Fly in the world's first mass-produced airliner starting July 18

Fly in the world's first mass-produced airliner starting July 18

KALAMAZOO, Mich.--   Now is your chance to fly in a historic 84-year-old airliner.

Starting July 18, visitors to the Air Zoo can take a ride in a restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor.  The Ford Tri-Motor was the world’s first mass-produced airliner.  Between 1925 and 1933, Ford Motor Co. built 199 Tri Motors.  However, only 12 remain today.

Visitors can reserve a seat aboard the Ford Tri-Motor through July 21.  Tickets are $70 per person in advance, $75 at the gate and $50 for children 17 and younger.  The flight will last about 15 minutes.  To purchase tickets, visit www.flytheford.org or call 1-877-952-5395.

Corvairs invade Kalamazoo July 16 through July 20

Corvairs invade Kalamazoo July 16 through July 20

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—If you love Corvairs, Kalamazoo is the place to be this week.

The 43rd annual Corvair International Convention will take place at the Four Points Sheraton July 16 through July 20. Organizers estimate more than 250 Corvairs of all makes and models will be on display in the hotel’s lot.  The four-day convention is expected to attract more than 600 enthusiasts from all over the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands.

“This is only time that the general public will have the opportunity to view over 250 Corvairs of every make, model or year built in one place at one time,” said convention chair Dave Dykwell. “This is truly a unique event, and we encourage anyone who has an interest in the most uniquely-built American-made car to stop by the Four Points by Sheraton Tuesday through Friday.”   

Cast Your Monday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Cast Your Monday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products.

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Friday Vote!

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Friday Vote!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products. If you don't know a product, you may want to search the products name in the search bar on the top of the page and check out a past Made in Michigan feature story that aired earlier.

Also, check our WZZM13 Facebook page starting March 25th for ways that you can win some Made in Michigan merchandise.

A new poll will be posted each day.

Pothole Pocketbook Contest Names First Winner

Pothole Pocketbook Contest Names First Winner

 

First winner of the Pothole Pocketbook Contest receives $500 for pothole-related repairs

 

LANSING, Mich. – Nicole VanPutten of Kalamazoo is the first winner of the Pothole Pocketbook Contest and will receive $500 for pothole-related repairs to her vehicle, the Michigan Transportation Team (MTT) announced today. VanPutten submitted her $700 repair bill after her husband hit an unavoidable pothole on his way to work.

 

“My husband drives from Kalamazoo to East Lansing every day because he works at Michigan State University,” VanPutten said in her entry. “He [had] been avoiding the same hole, but it [had] been getting larger and larger. Finally, it was just too big and he hit it. It caused $700 in damage to our VW. The entire wheel had to be replaced ... and they had to keep our car for four days.”

 

Climb Into Open Cockpit Airplanes in February!

Climb Into Open Cockpit Airplanes in February!

Air Zoo to Offer Open Cockpits During February

KALAMAZOO, Mich.