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Share your thoughts on Riverwalk 2010 in Lowell

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM)- So what did you think of the this year's Riverwalk Festival in Downtown Lowell?

The Chamber of Commerce is asking for your input.  You can take a survey and tell organizer's what you think of the event. Just click on the link to the Riverwalk Survey.

Lowell Chamber hoping to get the word out about area non-profits

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM)- The Lowell Chamber of Commerce is trying to get the word out about the area's non-profit organizations.

The chamber is hosting a new event called  "Kaleidoscope of Flavors" to help the community learn about the 23 non-profit organizations.

The Chamber says the goal is to have fun activities, food, displays and information at organization locations. 

Community members will visit the sites and see first hand what each participating organization is all about.  This event is geared toward persons of all ages! 

Community Members will use a punch card as they visit each location to have a chance to win a Grand Prize Basket filled with goodies and gift certificates.  Please CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO or contact the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce at 897-9161.

EGR rolls in season opener

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - Four time defending state champion East Grand Rapids opened their season up against Jenison.

The Pioneers erased an early 3-0 deficit. Ryan Elble scored on a one yard run to put EGR up 14 to 3 at the half.

In the third quarter, the Pioneers broke it open.  David Drummond slipped off a couple of guys for a 36 yard to the Jenison 12.

Elble then found Sam Nystrom who, at the two yard line, went head over heels to score six.

At the end, East Grand Rapids won it going away, 43 to 11.

The Red Arrows controlled the 2nd half

WALLED LAKE, MI (WZZM) - The Lowell Red Arrows staged a strong opening for their 2010 season, beating Walled Lake Western 30 to 7 in Walled Lake.

Quarterback Gabe Dean returns after leading Lowell to a state title as a sophomore.

Lowell trailed 7 to 2 when Dean connected with Matt Houston to set up the team's first touchdown of the season.

At the half, the Red Arrows led 8 to 7, but the second half was all Lowell to seal Lowell's first win.

Tony's 16th Annual Toy Run

This years annual Tony's Toy Run will take place Saturday, September 11th. Registration is from 9am to 11am at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The ride will depart at 12 noon and end at the Lowell 4-H Fairgrounds. Please bring an unwrapped toy or gift to be given to deserving children at Christmas time. Refreshments and food will be available at the fairgrounds.

Lowell Historic District Commission approves new signage for Daisy Floral

The Lowell Historic District Commission approved new signage for Daisy Floral Tuesday night, August 24th.

The owner of Daisy Floral, Jennifer Lopez, has moved from it's location in the Little Caesar's Plaza to the historic district at 216 #7 Main Street. Daisy Floral now occupies one of the street level units formerly part of the old antique mall on the south side of Main Street.

The signage includes floral garland in the upper windows above the doorway. Lopez had requested 9 garland decorations which would include two neighboring units which she also owns. However, commissioners felt 9 was too many and approved 3 over Daisy Floral.

Leftover Michigan turkey hunting licenses available

LANSING, Mich. (AP)- How's this for Thanksgiving leftovers in the making? State wildlife officials say more than 30,000 leftover fall turkey hunting licenses are available and are going on sale.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment said the licenses go on sale online and at all license vendors at 10 a.m. Aug. 30. The bulk of them are in southern Michigan.

Most available licenses are for private land, but there are some general licenses. A hunter may buy one daily until the quota is reached.

Fall turkey season opens Sept. 15 and runs through Nov. 14.