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Amash to host Town Hall in Lowell

Amash to host Town Hall in Lowell

Grand Rapids, MI - U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (MI-03) today invited Third District residents to a town hall meeting at Lowell City Hall. Amash will discuss issues currently facing Congress and answer questions from the audience.

"I look forward to answering questions about the issues facing our country and the Third District of Michigan," said Amash.

State Sen. Dave Hildenbrand will introduce Amash.

This event is free and open to the public and the media.

WHO: Rep. Justin Amash
WHAT: Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: Monday, October 17, 2011  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
WHERE: Lowell City Hall, 301 East Main Stree

Lowell artist Kathleen Mooney gets signature status

Lowell artist Kathleen Mooney gets signature status

Lowell artist, Kathleen Mooney, has been awarded the honor of signature status in the National Watercolor Society, NWS. Mooney's artist signature will now include NWS. Her painting "Coordinates" has been accepted in the NWS 91st Anniversary Annual Exhibition 2011. On acceptance of "Coordinates" NWS invited Mooney to submit three additional paintings of for review by the Jury of Selection. Her paintings were judged to meet the standards of quality and consistency required by the Society and Mooney was invited to become a Signature Member. To add to the excitement, "Coordinates" has been selected as one of 30 paintings from the 100 painting San Pedro, California exhibition to be awarded an NWS sponsored one year national tour to six locations in 5 states – a second location in California, 2 locations in Texas, 1 in Wyoming and 1 in Ohio.

Friends, Family remember Chris West

Friends, Family remember Chris West

 

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) The community is saying goodbye to a familiar face that greeted them at a popular Main Street business. Chris West passed away on Monday, September 26th. 

She worked as the General Manager at the Flat River Grill in Lowell and energetically greeted customers every day.  Visitation was held Wednesday followed by services and burial at Oakwood Cemetery on Thursday.  Chris was also very active at First Baptist Church of Lowell and was a former co-owner of Keiser's. 

The sign outside the B.O.B in Downtown Grand Rapids displayed a message paying tribute to West.  The B.O.B.

Lowell filled with sound of fall bluegrass music

Lowell filled with sound of fall bluegrass music

The 16th annual Bluegrass Music Festival held annually at the Kent County youth fairgrounds attracted bands nationwide and bluegrass music lovers. The fall fest, featured a band scramble, instrument workshops, beginners' slow jam, parking lot picking, sheltered jamming areas, bake sale and pie eating contests.

10th annual Chili Cook-off at Lowell's Harvest Celebration

10th annual Chili Cook-off at Lowell's Harvest Celebration

The chili madness started ten years ago on the patio of Larkin's restaurant based on a customer's suggestion. This event which started small has grown into one of the favorite events for a charitable cause that closes down Broadway Street. This year, the Chili Cook-off is set for Oct. 8 with tasting at 3pm.

Each year, a charitable cause has received the proceeds. The first cook-off raised only $50, but last year the cook-off raised $2,200 to benefit the Ivan K. Blough scholarship fund. This year, the Flat River Outreach Ministries will received the proceeds from the event.

Entries are accepted until the day of the cook-off, either at Larkin's or on the chamber website at www.loweellchamber.org.

The Fifth Annual Ghost Stories

The Fifth Annual Ghost Stories

The fifth annual Ghost Stories Event sponsored by LowellArts! in conjunction with Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Education Center will take place on Saturday, October 22.

Youth ages 10-18 and adults are encouraged to submit a family-friendly ghost story with 1,400 words or less. Then, on October 22 beginning at 5:30 pm, the public is invited to gather at the Wittenbach/Wege Center for a campfire reading of the stories. You will learn about some of Michigan's nocturnal animals and how their bodies are adapted for night time exploration. If you've never explored the forest at night you definitely want to come to this program.

For more information call or visit the Lowell Arts! at 149 S. Hudson, Lowell (616) 897-8545 or www.lowellartsmi.org

Lowell Light and Power to make renewable energy

Lowell Light and Power to make renewable energy

Lowell Light and Power may have a bio-digestion facility to produce renewable energy by 2013. The utility has partnered with a German company, Spart, to utilize organic waste from food companies such as Litehouse, area farms and stables.

As the organic waste decomposes, it gives off methane gas that is collected and burned in the generator to produce energy. Other benefits could include enticing new food processing companies to Lowell due to the big-digestion facility availability and reduced rates for organic waste. The bio-digestor can also process waste from slaughterhouses and chicken waste.