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My Town: Grants introduce more children to fishing

My Town: Grants introduce more children to fishing

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Hundreds of children will get the chance to experience the fun of fishing, thanks to mini-grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

MDNR’s fisheries division raised $3,482 through a silent auction for Mentor Michigan.  The funding will go to five organizations statewide to allow children and their mentors enjoy a fishing outing. 

“Every youth should have the opportunity to experience fishing,” said Mentor Michigan Director Amber Troupe. “Unfortunately, there are many obstacles to this fun activity, such as a lack of equipment, transportation or knowledge of the sport.  We are thankful to [the MDNR's] Fisheries Division for providing this generous donation so mentoring programs around the state will be able to introduce fishing and fishing skills to their matches.”

My Town Greenville: District moves weapon against summer brain drain

My Town Greenville: District moves weapon against summer brain drain

GREENVILLE, Mich.--  A little tool to help prevent summer brain drain has moved.

The Little Free Library at Baldwin Heights is now located in front of the building, just west of the main entrance.  The Little Free Library is open around the clock for people to borrow and donate family friendly books for reading.

Little Free Libraries is a grassroots initiative to push people to read more.  The program, which began at Baldwin Heights and Cedar Crest elementary schools, is being expanded to Walnut Hills and Lincoln Heights elementary schools. The effort is being led by several staff members from Greenville Public Schools.

My Town Greenville: Battling brain drain with books

My Town Greenville: Battling brain drain with books

GREENVILLE, Mich.—School is out but learning isn’t taking a break at Baldwin Heights Elementary School.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, the school library will be open for students to check out books.The library will be open during that same time every Tuesday throughout the summer. 

The district has also started a new Summer Mail Home Program, which allows students to pick books to be mailed to them throughout the summer to prevent summer reading loss.  More than 120 students are participating this summer. The district says it takes just six books to stop the academic summer slide.

My Town Belding: Kari Ann & Lost Creek to take stage for free summer concert

My Town Belding: Kari Ann & Lost Creek to take stage for free summer concert

BELDING, Mich.-- Enjoy music and free popcorn when Kari Ann & Lost Creek take the stage this week for Belding's Music in the Park summer concert series.

Each seasonal performance takes place on Thursdays, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Riverside Park.  The rest of this year's lineup is as follows:

My Town Greenville: Montcalm County 4H Fair returns with new event

My Town Greenville: Montcalm County 4H Fair returns with new event

GREENVILLE, Mich.— The Montcalm County 4H Fair will return next week with even more events.

Organizers have added a motorcross series for Wednesday, June 25.  This year’s fair will also include tractor pulls, livestock auctions, a demolition derby, carnival rides and animal showing events.

The Montcalm County 4H Fair runs June 22-28 at the Montcalm County Fairgrounds, located at 8784 Peck Road in Greenville.  For additional information, visit the event website here.

My Town: Greenville Recreation Department needs your jars

My Town: Greenville Recreation Department needs your jars

GREENVILLE, Mich.—The Greenville Recreation Department is looking for empty, clean plastic jars to give new life to.

Donated jars will be used for a craft project during the department’s Sports PLUS Camp.  Peanut butter, mayo and other jars of similar size and shape are needed.  Empty jars can be dropped off during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.) at the Greenville Recreation Department office, located in the upper level of the Greenville Area Community Center. All donations must be dropped off by June 17.

WANTED: Local chefs for WZZM 13 News

WANTED: Local chefs for WZZM 13 News

WZZM 13 News at Noon is looking for local chefs to be involved in cooking segments airing on Fridays and Wednesdays.

Wednesday’s segments will focus on healthy recipes, so please specify if you’re interested in healthy cooking.

For the segments, chefs should arrive at the station (645 3 Mile Road NW) at 11:45 a.m., and stay until the segment airs around 12:20 p.m. WZZM 13 will provide a gas stovetop, but chefs should bring all equipment/ingredients needed to make their dish.

Interested chefs should email Erin at ezacek@wzzm13.com