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My Town: Crystal Carpet Care to donate profits to Offrink family fighting cancer

My Town: Crystal Carpet Care to donate profits to Offrink family fighting cancer

Crystal Carpet Care Inc. of Grand Rapids is going to donate 100% of their profits from any residential or commercial cleaning or restoration job scheduled in February or March when the client mentions the Offrink Fund.

"Our prayers are with the Offrink family 24/7," says Crystal Carpet Care Owner Chad Rose.

My Town: Mail-in cancer tests, produce programs get state funding

My Town: Mail-in cancer tests, produce programs get state funding

LANSING, Mich. – Making fruits and vegetables more readily available, cancer screenings by mail, health coaches and exercise programs are just several of the local initiatives getting funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health.

The MDCH recently announced 44 projects are getting approximately $1.34 million, including a dozen projects in West Michigan.  The grants include:

My Town: 12 tips to stay safe in this extreme cold

My Town: 12 tips to stay safe in this extreme cold

The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division are sharing their top tips to stay safe in this extreme cold.

"As we saw last winter, these arctic blasts can create hazardous situations," said Capt. Chris A. Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. "Citizens are encouraged to monitor local weather reports and follow the appropriate steps to stay safe during these extremely cold and potentially life-threatening temperatures."

Exposure to these subzero temperatures could potentially cause frostbite and hypothermia, as well as create hazardous driving conditions.

To stay safe during cold weather:

Give the Gift of Life on November 10

Give the Gift of Life on November 10

The community is welcome to donate blood for those in need on Monday, November 10 from 12:00am to 7:00pm!

Any healthy person 17 or older, weighing 110 pounds or more, may be eligible to give blood at the Lowell Community Donor Center / King Memorial Center at the Kent County Fairgrounds located at 225 S.

Lowell Rise & Shine Breakfast Club

Lowell Rise & Shine Breakfast Club

Lowell Rise & Shine Breakfast Club is meeting at the Lowell Chiropractic Offices on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 for a delicious breakfast. You can reigister for this by calling Liz Baker at 616-897-9161 or e-mailing her at: info@lowellchamber.org

A hearty breakfast casserole and blueberry french toast will be served along with coffee and juice from 7:30 - 8:45am at 1425 W. Main in Lowell, MI.

Tour this new location and learn how to stay healthy this fall/winter. Take this opportunity to register for a  free 30-minute massage. What a great start to the day!

 

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $39K to nonprofits

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $39K to nonprofits

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Dozens of nonprofit organizations that are close to the hearts of Consumers Energy employees are getting a financial boost.

The Consumers Energy Foundation recently awarded 78 grants worth $38,350 to organizations in Michigan where Consumers employees and retirees volunteer.  Last year, nonprofits in the state received more than $8 million from Consumers Energy and its employees, retirees, foundation and parent company, CMS Energy.  

The 2014 second quarter grant recipients include:

Allegan County

  • $450 to Fennville Public Schools Youth Baseball (Loren Barnes)
  • $550 to Fennville Public Schools Youth Football (Loren Barnes)

Ionia County

  • $550 to Portland Public Schools Wrestling Club (Chad Miller)

Kalamazoo County

My Town Lowell: Pink Arrow pride on display during Quiver run and walk July 29

My Town Lowell: Pink Arrow pride on display during Quiver run and walk July 29

LOWELL, Mich.-- Pink Arrow pride will be on display July 29 as athletes take on the Pink Arrow 5k Run & Family Walk through historic downtown Lowell.

The event begins at 7 p.m. at Lowell Gilda's Club.  Proceeds from the event will go to the Pink Arrow Project, which supports Gilda's Club's efforts to help people battling cancer and their families.