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1st Bridal Show for the New Year, 2015

1st Bridal Show for the New Year, 2015

The Grand Rapids Art Museum will be host to the 2015 the 1st Bridal Show of the year, come January 5th from 5 – 9pm.  Additional information can be found at www.kohlerexpo.com

The area’s best bridal vendors will be on hand to help newly engaged brides put the finishing touches on their spectacular wedding day. Meeting vendors face to face is a real plus when planning such a special event.

There will be bridal exhibitors there to help with Ice Sculptures, Flowers and Decorations, Limousines, Honeymoons, Catering, Wedding Cakes, Reception Facilities, Wedding Dresses, Tuxedos, Photography & Videography, Favors, Photo Booths, DJ’s and Bridal Registry.

This event is open to the public with admission at the door. A $1 coupon is available at the site listed above. Information also available at www.GRBrides.com

Every Dress Has a Story Campaign Through November 14

 Every Dress Has a Story Campaign Through November 14

The Girls Scout of Michigan Shore to Shore, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Goodwill Industries of West Michigan & Goodwill of Northern Michigan are teaming up to make this dress drive possible.

This campaign will make a difference for those giving & those receiving. Those giving, it will help clean out closets, which in-turn provides giving back to the community. So, donate your dresses to ANY Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan or Northern Michigan store through November 14.

Then, get social! Share the “Every Dress Has a Story” initiative with all your social networks. Post your commitment to this campaign with the hashtag #EveryDress & share a picture of the dress that you’re donating plus the story behind it.

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

 

WALKER, Mich.—  A Walker-based retail store is hiring thousands more workers ahead of the holiday season.

Meijer recently announced it plans to hire more than 10,000 additional employees for stores in five states. Nearly half of the new hires, approximately 4,800 people, will happen in Michigan. The additional employees are needed to cover duties newly opened stores, as well as the upcoming busy holiday shopping season.  Meijer opened or is opening nine new stores in 2014; the retailer plans to open additional locations in 2015.

The openings will be for a variety of positions, from cashiers to meat cutting.  The majority of positions will be part time and seasonal.  Interested candidates can apply online on Meijer’s website

Meijer currently operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

My Town: Muskegon YMCA White Elephant Sale returns May 9-10

My Town: Muskegon YMCA White Elephant Sale returns May 9-10

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  Thrifty shoppers can shop for deals while helping children go to camp during the Muskegon YMCA’s White Elephant Sale, starting Friday May 9.

The two-day sale will include a variety of gently used household items and clothing.  The sale will take place at Folkert Community Hub, 640 Seminole Road, Norton Shores.  For a $5 donation, early birds will be allowed in at 8 a.m. Friday; the general public can shop from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

Proceeds from the White Elephant Sale will go to the YMCA and Camp Pendalouan in Montague, to finance camp scholarships for children.

This is the 51st year for the White Elephant Sale in Muskegon.  For additional information, call (231) 727-9900.

My Town Muskegon: Chamber of Commerce celebrates new farmers market

My Town Muskegon: Chamber of Commerce celebrates new farmers market

MUSKEGON, Mich.—The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the new Muskegon Farmers Market and all the people who made it a reality during a special breakfast at the market May 23.

The market, located at Western Avenue and Terrace Street, opened to the public last weekend, with the help of more than 50 vendors. The new venue has a stage for live music and indoor stalls that will be used year-round. A grand opening and ribbon cutting will take place on May 24.

“Business for Breakfast at the Farmers Market” will include a presentation by the executive director of Downtown Muskegon Now about the progress being made to revitalize and rebuild downtown Muskegon. The cost is $18 per chamber member and $30 for general admission.  The event will begin at 7 a.m. with networking, followed by a 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. program.  To register for the event, click here.

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The Outdoor Farmer’s Market in downtown Grand Rapids will open for its second season this weekend.

Grand Rapids Downtown Market says the new season of outdoor shopping will start Saturday May 3.  The outdoor market will be open every Saturday in May, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market will host its inaugural “Chefs at The Market” demonstration at 10 a.m.  A chef will showcase simple recipes you can follow using food available at the market.  This weekend’s demonstration will feature rhubarb.

Inside the market, visitors can take part in a free yoga session and enjoy live jazz music by Hugh DeWitt.  At noon, shoppers can also enjoy microgreens grown in the market’s greenhouse as part of a $5 tasting bar.

This year’s outdoor market will feature food and products from more than 50 vendors, including:

My Town Muskegon: Century Club Shops on Western welcomes new boutiques

My Town Muskegon: Century Club Shops on Western welcomes new boutiques

MUSKEGON, Mich.—  Four new boutiques are now open in the historic Century Club Shops on Western: LeFleur Flower Shoppe, Apple Valley Yarn West, Maggie’s Gourmet Food& Gifts and Glo’s Repurpose on Purpose.

LeFleur Flower Shoppe is located down the main aisle of the Century Club.  The boutique offers a variety of gifts, greeting cards and floral arrangements.  Deb Moon has owned LeFleur Flower Shoppe since 1999, managing a team of dedicated professional florists.

Apple Valley Yarn West is the store for knitters and crocheters.   The boutique offer knitting classes and wide range of yarns.  Owner Chantella Bentsen stocks the brand of wool used for the sweaters worn by Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.