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City hall receives payment to demolish burned-out house


LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) -- We have an update to a story we first told you in March, about a family in Lowell who has been living next to a burned-out house for more than a year.

The house on Lincoln Lake Road caught fire in March 2014.

Neighbors say that was the fourth time the house caught fire, and Lowell police have since started a criminal investigation into the situation.

Lowell city officials tell us they have just received the check to pay for the demolition. The demolition should happen within the next couple of weeks, leaders said.


Perennial Plant Fundraiser Returns Memorial Weekend

Perennial Plant Fundraiser Returns Memorial Weekend

The community is welcome to check out hundreds of hardy, local perennials ranging from 50 cents to $3.00 before & after the city parade. This year’s proceeds will go to the middle school & high school Robotics Club.

Visit the 520 Monroe Street in Lowell, Michigan on Saturday, 5/23 from 8am-5pm, Sunday, 5/24 from 10am-5pm with a ½ price sale on Monday, 5/25.

Call: (616)897-7808 for more information or visit www.lowellchamber.org for more event listings.

Hudson Street Bridge to Close for Rehabiliation Thursday, May 21

 Hudson Street Bridge to Close for Rehabiliation Thursday, May 21

News Release:

The Hudson Street Bridge will be closed for rehabilitation beginning Thursday, May 21. The project will include removal of the top portion of the bridge’s deck surface, replacement of bridge expansion joints, and placement of a new driving surface.

The Hudson Street Bridge was built in the mid-1960s, and this deck preservation project will extend its service life.

During construction, the bridge will be closed with a posted detour (below). The project is scheduled to be completed by Thursday, July 2.

Those with questions regarding the project may contact the representatives, below:

 

C.A. Hull

Contractor

(248) 363-3813

 

Wayne Harrall
KCRC Deputy Managing Director of  Engineering
(616) 242-6914

 

Michael TenBrock
KCRC Project Manager
(616) 242-6901 ext. 6926


 

Lowell YMCA looking for Summer Camp Staff

Lowell YMCA looking for Summer Camp Staff

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids has something for everyone & they are looking for summer staffers at the Lowell YMCA.

Adults, 18 years of age or older who work great with kids, have high energy, who are game to have fun and go on field trips including swimming are invited to apply. This summer long program takes place at Cherry Creek.

Call: (616)897-8444 for more information or contact Staci Chambers at schambers@grymca.org.

Visit www.grymca.org for more YMCA information.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

49 million people face hunger every day, including 16,000 million children. The month of May is time for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive sponsored by the Postal Service.

You have a chance to make a difference for those in need & put smiles on faces this Saturday, May9! Place non-perishable food items in a bag or box by your mailbox for the letter carriers in your area to pick up, while they drop off your mail.

These food items will be sorted & delivered to area food banks or pantries for families less fortunate.

Visit www.usps.com for more information.

GRAAA offers Public Observing Night on Saturday

GRAAA offers Public Observing Night on Saturday

The Grand Rapids Amateur Astrological Association invite the public to experience the amazing night sky and see a close-up of craters on the moon, the rings around Saturn and other night sky objects through several large & fully equipped telescopes.

The month of May public observing nights are Saturday, May 9 & 30 from 9:30pm – 12:00am with an opportunity to see Venus, Jupiter, star clusters, galaxies & more. The spring – fall Schedule & what can be seen is pictured below.

Public Observing Night takes place at the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Ave. SE in Lowell Township brought to you by the Grand Rapids Amateur Astrological Association.

Note: The Parking area is at the bottom of a quarter mile uphill walk. Ask parking lot attendant about available assistance. Public Observing Nights take place only when skies are clear on Saturday evening.

LowellArts! Announces the Purchase of Two Properties in Downtown Lowell

LowellArts! Announces the Purchase of Two Properties in Downtown Lowell

News Release:

LowellArts! announces they have purchased two properties in downtown Lowell to create a new gallery, workshop and performance space.

Since the late 1970s, with the generous support of King Milling Company and the Doyle families, LowellArts! has made its home at 149 South Hudson St. In recent years the organization has grown and its audience has expanded to the point that they now require a new home that offers sufficient space to showcase art, conduct workshops, and host theater/musical events.