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MI House Representative Takes A Flying Leap

MI House Representative Takes A Flying Leap

It was a cold February day when MI House Representative Lisa Poshumus Lyons took a flying leap into a freezing pool for charity. It was the Legislative Polar Plunge at the Capitol Building in Lansing for Special Olympics Michigan Athletes. About 20 Michigan Legislators, plus Lt. Governor Brian Calley lined up to show their support for Special Olympics Michigan. The second annual Legislative Polar Plunge raised more than $30,000 to benefit children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This Polar Plunge was one of 28 Polar Plunges throughout Michigan from January through this month to benefit Special Olympics Michigan.

Relay For Life of Lowell Kickoff Party - March 7

Relay For Life of Lowell Kickoff Party - March 7

Want to help the Relay For Life of Lowell "Color a world withough cancer'?" Please join your community in the fight against cancer and help us color a world with more birthdays! Public Welcome!

Thursday, March 7, 2013 (this is a NEW DATE)

6:00pm Welcome & Food

6:15pm - Program Begins

Lowell Middle School Cafeteria, 750 Foreman SE, Lowell, MI 39331

 

Note: The kickoff date was moved to March 7 to avoid conflict with the Chamber Awards Dinner

Lowell In the Lead on Weight Loss Challenge

Lowell In the Lead on Weight Loss Challenge

There is a challenge among three Snap Fitness Gyms in the area, and so far, Lowell has a significant lead. Here are the results.

BATTLE OF THE GYMS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE UPDATE:
Lowell 10.58% lost
Greenville 2.1 % lost
Belmont 1.24% lost

These percentages are based on the people who have weighed in weekly. The final weigh-in on Monday, February 25 from 9am-7pm.

Winter Weather Driving Safety Tips

Winter Weather Driving Safety Tips

We may finally get the kind of winter weather we are used to in West Michigan.

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

 

2013 Dog Licenses available in Kent County.

Michigan law requires that all dogs four months of age or older be licensed.

A dog license is considered late if your animal is 5 months of age or older and you have owned the dog longer than 30 days. Dog licenses are discounted for senior citizens, and if your dog has been spayed or neutered (See fees here). To qualify for senior prices a person has to be 62 years old at the time of purchase and provide proof of age.

The fees through March 1, 2013 range from $6-26. After March 1, the costs of licenses doubles.

Start the year right, give blood

Start the year right, give blood

Michigan Blood wants you to continue the season of giving by donating blood to start the new year.

If you attempt to donate at one of these blood drives, you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse

       Grand Rapids
       December 31  •  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
       January 2  •  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
       January 3  •  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

       St. Joseph
       January 2  •  11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Hope Network Expands Residential Treatment Care in Lowell

Hope Network Expands Residential Treatment Care in Lowell

Hope Network residential treatment center in the Lowell area is celebrating the completion of an $80,000 renovation project that includes the addition of a wellness gym. The West Lake campus hosted an open house and ribbon cutting on August 28 to commemorate the enhancements.