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My Town: Local restaurants named winners of wine

My Town: Local restaurants named winners of wine

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—At least half a dozen restaurants in West Michigan have made the cut for the corks they pop.

They are among 3,748 restaurants worldwide to make Wine Spectator’s 2014 Restaurant Wine List Awards.  For the first time this year, top honors went to Clos Maggiore in London, La Toque in Napa, Nice Matin in New York, Saison in San Francisco, The Stonehouse in Santa Barbara and Studio in Laguna Beach.  They join 68 other winners of the Grand Award, which honors restaurants that generally offer guests 1,500 or more wine selections and for superior cellars, service, ambiance and cuisine.

The program’s entry-level Award of Excellence went to 2,791 restaurants; another 883 restaurants earned the Best of Award of Excellence for typically offering a list of 350 or more quality wine selections.  Locally, the following restaurants made the cut:

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $31K to volunteer groups

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $31K to volunteer groups

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Dozens of organizations are getting a financial boost from the Consumers Energy Foundation.

The organization recently awarded 64 grants totaling $30,900 to nonprofits across the state.  The Volunteer Investment Program grants are aimed at encouraging volunteering within Consumers Energy by rewarding those who work or have worked for the company.  This year’s recipients include:

Kalamazoo

  • $650 to Girl Scout Junior Troop 80462 (Jim Cottrell)
  • $450 to Mattawan Consolidated Schools Battle of the Books (Hillary Hogarth)
  • $550 to United States Bowling Congress Kalamazoo Area Youth Association/Airway Lanes (Susan Searles)

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My Town Holland: "Big Read" grant to Hope College to support community program

My Town Holland: "Big Read" grant to Hope College to support community program

HOLLAND, Mich.- – A grant to Hope College through the “Big Read” program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will support a broad-based effort to encourage reading community-wide during the month of November.

"The Big Read,” which is managed by Arts Midwest, is designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure.  Hope is one of only 77 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive a grant to host a “Big Read” project between September 2014 and June 2015.

The Holland-area program will focus on “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee.  Hope is partnering with Herrick District Library, the Holland Museum, five area schools and others to organize reading groups and schedule a variety of related events throughout the month.

WANTED: Local chefs for WZZM 13 News

WANTED: Local chefs for WZZM 13 News

WZZM 13 News at Noon is looking for local chefs to be involved in cooking segments airing on Fridays and Wednesdays.

Wednesday’s segments will focus on healthy recipes, so please specify if you’re interested in healthy cooking.

For the segments, chefs should arrive at the station (645 3 Mile Road NW) at 11:45 a.m., and stay until the segment airs around 12:20 p.m. WZZM 13 will provide a gas stovetop, but chefs should bring all equipment/ingredients needed to make their dish.

Interested chefs should email Erin at ezacek@wzzm13.com

Summer Ballroom Dancing

Summer Ballroom Dancing

The Commons of Evergreen in Holland, MI. is having a Summer Ballroom Dance on Saturday, June 14th from 7 - 10pm. They are suggesting casual dress but NO JEANS and are asking that you bring along an appetizer to share.  Music by D J Roy Overly

Reservations and payment must be made by Thursday, June 12th.  Evergreen Commons is located at 480 State St. in Holland, MI 49423. Phone number: 616-396-7100. FAX: 616-396-9736

 

 

 

Summer Ballroom Dancing

Summer Ballroom Dancing

The Commons of Evergreen in Holland, MI. is having a Summer Ballroom Dance on Saturday, June 14th from 7 - 10pm. They are suggesting casual dress but NO JEANS and are asking that you bring along an appetizer to share.  Music by D J Roy Overly

Reservations and payment must be made by Thursday, June 12th.  Evergreen Commons is located at 480 State St. in Holland, MI 49423. Phone number: 616-396-7100. FAX: 616-396-9736 Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.