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Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids, a “blended” tuition-free public high school for students in grades 9-12, has been awarded accreditation from the national accreditation commission, AdvancED. The accreditation report praised Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids for its ability to: effectively use technology to align student schedules based on needs; provide students with immediate feedback on assignments; and to operate the school in an efficient manner for student success.

“Receiving the AdvancED accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and the high quality of our school,” said Dan McMinn, Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids principal.

Greenville falls to Cedar Springs

CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Cedar Springs beat Greenville 48-16.

Greenville briefly home to country's lowest gas prices

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Drivers are enjoying the relatively low gas prices we're seeing in West Michigan.

Prices in Greenville were so low Monday morning that GasBuddy.com said they were the cheapest fuel prices in the nation. The price dipped to $2.55 per gallon for regular unleaded.

Gas experts several Greenville gas stations were competing with each other to have the lowest price, and those that got down to $2.55 were losing about 35 cents per gallon at that point.

Sable Homes Brings New Life to Oakfield Township Neighborhood

Sable Homes Brings New Life to Oakfield Township Neighborhood

Sable Homes Brings New Life to Oakfield Township Neighborhood

Energy efficient neighborhood centrally located between Rockford, Cedar Springs and Greenville Schools


ROCKFORD, Mich., Sept.  13, 2014 – Sable Homes is beginning construction on another neighborhood left unfinished during the recent recession. North Rockford Estates, located on 14 Mile in Oakfield Township between Ramsdell Drive and Harvard Avenue, can expect to see building beginning again by October.


The neighborhood was initially designed to be an energy efficient development consisting of 34 homes each on one acre lots. With only six homes currently built, Sable will build new homes on the remaining 28 lots to complete the community. The new homes are expected to earn a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) 5+ star rating.

Spectrum Health designated a "baby-friendly" destination

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., (WZZM) -- Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital is now a designated baby-friendly destination, according to Baby Friendly USA, an organization that promotes breastfeeding.

Just 10 percent of hospitals in the country have achieved this designation.

Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville was also designated; the two are the only ones with the designation in West Michigan.

Two years ago, Spectrum Health started implementing ten changes to its maternity department.

One of them is keeping the baby in the room, instead of sending it to the nursery. The other is promoting breastfeeding.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Will Host Juried Arts and Crafts Show With 1,000 Items Nov. 14-15

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., OCT. 10, 2014―Over 1,000 arts and crafts items from among 50 vendors will be featured for the general public and Christmas shoppers during the St. Patrick―St. Anthony Parish Juried Arts & Crafts Show.  The event will be held Friday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parish Family Center.


St. Patrick―St. Anthony Parish is located at 920 Fulton Street, directly off Highway 31 in Grand Haven.  Anyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge for admission.


The parish’s “MOM’s Group” will put on a festive luncheon both days, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Attendees may choose from among a display of hearty soups, salads, quiche and desserts available.


“We are encouraging anyone to come and make it a ladies day outing, as this event coincides with the opening day of deer-hunting season,” said Ellen Valdez, St.

Leaf, Brush & Clippings Drop Off

Leaf, Brush & Clippings Drop Off

Greenville City residents only are invited to drop off their leaves, brush & clippings on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 10am – 2pm to the location of Owen Mumaw Drive, West off Shearer Road through November 24.

ID is required for address verification! Grass clippings & leaves must be in biodegradable disposable bags, only!

Visit www.greenvillemi.org for more information.