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WAVE Award nominations open

WAVE Award nominations open

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association have opened the 6th Annual WAVE Award nominations.

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids and Kent County hospitality industry. Nominations will be accepted from employers and guests from April 30 to Oct.7, 2013. One award will be presented in each of the following categories: Transportation, Retail & Service, Attractions/Events, and Nightlife. New categories to the 2013 awards program include: Restaurants/Breweries, Lodging, and Volunteer in Hospitality.

Lowell Expo This Saturday

Lowell Expo This Saturday
17th Annual Lowell Community Expo

Where: Lowell High School, 11700 Vergennes

When: Saturday, March 23 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

What: Spotlighting more than  150 businesses, churches, organizations and government agencies in one place! Entertainment, raffles, interactive displays, concessions, FREE admission and parking. Check out this map of the Expo.

Also... Free Annual Electronics Recycling Event
9:00am to 3:00pm
Lowell High School Parking lot

Help Cherry Creek Playground By Eating Out on Wednesday

Help Cherry Creek Playground By Eating Out on Wednesday

If you'd like to eat out tomorrow  night, Noodles & Company at 5070 28th St SE in Kentwood might be a good option for you.

Tomorrow on Wednesday, March 20, the restaurant is helping raise money for Cherry Creek Elementary's playground. From 4:00pm-9:00pm, 25% of sales will benefit the playground. It counts for both Dine In and Carry Out. Just bring a flyer about the fundraiser from the school, or mention Cherry Creek Playground when you order.

Bushnell Playground Fundraiser Tonight at Chuck E. Cheese

Bushnell Playground Fundraiser Tonight at Chuck E. Cheese

Take the kids to Chuck E. Cheese on 28th St. in Centerpoint Mall tonight to help with a fundraiser to upgrade Bushnell Elementary School's playground. The fundraiser runs from 3:00—8:00 p.m.

Heart Healthy Week Sales Donates To American Heart Association

Heart Healthy Week Sales Donates To American Heart Association

If you want to grab a meal and help the American Heart Association. In honor of Heart Healthy Week,  Flat River Grill is donating one dollar from every feature sold to the AMA on February 18 from 11:30am - 10:00pm.  In recognition that February is Heart Health Month, the restaurant will feature all heart healthy dinner features throughout the week to promote health and wellness in the community. Selections include Balsamic and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower or even the biscottis with heart healthy dark chocolate and cherry fondue!

Experience Grand Rapids Launches News 2013 Visitor's Guide, The Experience™

Experience Grand Rapids Launches News 2013 Visitor's Guide, The Experience™

 

Experience Grand Rapids has created a high tech resource for visitors with the recent launch of its digital annual visitor’s guide, The Experience™. A complete guide filled with bonus content and videos is available at www.experiencegr.com and on the Experience Grand Rapids mobile site.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

“We are continuing to embrace the technologies around us, while providing our visitors with the best possible experience,” said Doug Small, president of Experience Grand Rapids. “Our digital guide is easily accessible online, on smartphones and on tablets.

Annual Chili Cook-off

Annual Chili Cook-off

On Saturday, October 13 the 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off will take place during the Harvest Celebration in Lowell.

The cooking will start at 11am and judging and tasting starts at 3pm. Wristbands for tasting the chilies are $6 each.