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Main Street bridge construction to be transformed into art

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) - Artists mark your calendar.

Fire and Water Art Gallery at 219 Main Street is hosting an unusual event surrounding the bridge construction on Main Street.

Leslie Stougaard of Fire and Water Gallery is inviting artists of all levels to the Art Bridge event. People will spend the afternoon sketching or photographing the bridge under construction over the Flat River.

Stougaard says secret spots have been identified and special arrangements have been made to give artists special access to the bridge work.

The event is scheduled for September 20th from 1pm - 4pm. Artists are expected to bring their own supplies.

Lowell gets ready for the Fallasburg Fall Festival

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM)- Now that summer is winding down it's time to start thinking about the annual Fallasburg Fall Festival.

This years event takes place September 25th and 26th at Fallasburg Park.

The Lowell Area Arts Council says there are 105 exhibiters this year. Applications were taken through April 1st for this popular event.  New applications will be available January 1st, 2011


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.