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My Town:Students advance to Science Olympiad State Tournament

My Town:Students advance to Science Olympiad State Tournament

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—More than a dozen teams of West Michigan youth will head to Lansing next month for the Science Olympiad State Tournament.

The teams competed for a spot in the competition during the Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad event held Saturday.  It was the 30th anniversary for the competition, held at Grand Valley State University.

Based on the results, the following teams will compete at the state Capitol:

            Middle School Teams (in order of place)

1.     Lakeshore Middle School

2.     Grandville Middle School

3.     Jenison Jr. High

4.     Chandler Woods Charter

My Town: Grand Rapids Ballet offers spring break solution for kids

My Town: Grand Rapids Ballet offers spring break solution for kids

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The Grand Rapids Ballet has come up with a kid-friendly solution to spring break boredom.

Next week, when many schools will be dismissed for spring break, the Grand Rapids Ballet will present “Spring Break for Kids: A Different Tune”.   The family-friendly ballet will be April 8, 8 and 10 at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre off Ellsworth SW. The 30-minute performance is based on the popular School Zone book, “A Different Tune”, which teaches children that being different is just another way of being special.  The performance features music composed by Holland native singer-songwriter Brian Vander Ark of the Verve Pipe.

Performances are at 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. with activities beginning a half hour earlier in the lobby. Pre-show activities include a beginner trial ballet class with a GRBS faculty member.

My Town Zeeland: Vendors needed for inaugural Spring Peddlers' Market May 17

My Town Zeeland: Vendors needed for inaugural Spring Peddlers' Market May 17

ZEELAND, Mich.—If you’ve been crafting the winter away, now is your chance to sell your wares.

Downtown Zeeland will host the inaugural Spring Peddlers’ Market May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Church Street.  Right now organizers are looking for vendors to take part in the event.  The Spring Peddlers’ Market will feature fresh flowers and plants, gifts, goods, apparel, accessories, vintage furniture and decor, salvage items, foods and other items for sale.  Live music will also fill the air as visitors shop.

For additional information or to become a vendor, email kvandorp@ci.zeeland.mi.us .

My Town Holland: Hope College's student-run radio station wins four national awards

My Town Holland: Hope College's student-run radio station wins four national awards

HOLLAND, Mich.-- WTHS, the student-run FM radio station at Hope College, won four national awards during the 74th annual conference of the International Broadcasting System Inc.,  held in New York City March 7-9.

WTHS won first place among all college and university radio stations in the country for “Best Sports Talk Show,” with “Real Radio” by unior Nate Winter of Saugatuck and junior Tom Zahari of Canton, who is sports director and the news co-director.

My Town: Hope College Conference to feature students' research on China missionaries

My Town: Hope College Conference to feature students' research on China missionaries

HOLLAND – Original research by Hope College history students will be featured in the conference “Cross-Cultural Encounters: China and the Reformed Church in America” on Friday, March 28, starting at 2 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The afternoon conference will feature presentations by four students who conducted independent research focused on RCA missionaries to Amoy (now Xiamen) on the southeast coast of mainland China during the latter-19th and early 20th centuries.  The event will conclude with a keynote address by Dr. Ryan Dunch of the University of Alberta in Canada.

My Town Holland: Hope College Alumni Association to honor two with Young Alumni Awards

My Town Holland: Hope College Alumni Association to honor two with Young Alumni Awards

HOLLAND, Mich. – The Hope College Alumni Association will honor two graduates with Young Alumni Awards on Thursday, March 27.

The association is recognizing Maxine Gray of Seattle, Wash., who is a 2004 Hope graduate, and Matt Scogin of New York City, who is a 2002 Hope graduate.  The awards will be presented during a dinner at the college’s Haworth Inn and Conference Center at 6 p.m.

The Young Alumni Award was established to honor the talents and contributions that young alumni have made to their professions, their communities and to the college.  The award was first presented in 2007.  Criteria include having been a member of the Alumni Association for 15 or fewer years; notable prominence through professional endeavor, research, volunteerism, and/or involvement with the local or global community or the college; and demonstrating significant initiative by starting innovative service projects, research, businesses or other original enterprises.

My Town Holland: American Homebrewers Association holds beer rally March 23

My Town Holland: American Homebrewers Association holds beer rally March 23

HOLLAND, Mich.— Home brewers and other enthusiasts are invited to rally around beer this Sunday, March 23 at New Holland Brewing.

The rally is being organized by the American Homebrewers Association.  The event will include brewery tours, beer samples, prizes and more.  Hop farmers and local maltsters will also be offering educational sessions on the homebrewing process.  Participants are also encouraged to bring their best homebrew to share during the brewery tour.