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Glow Ball Golf Fundraiser Event at the Pines

Glow Ball Golf Fundraiser Event at the Pines

Terry Hunt is heading up a Charity event on September 11th and then again on September 18th for his sister in law Monica Hunt, 53 years of age, who is suffering from cancer.

This will be an unusual event; it’s Glow Ball Golf, to be held at the Pines located at 5050 Byron Center Ave, phone number 616-538-8380. Terry and his family are paying for all the equipment to be used for this unusual event and all the equipment will remain at the golf course for charity events to be held in the future, thereby saving participants a lot of money.

This event is scheduled to start at dusk on both dates but participants are asked to be at the golf course one hour earlier. The cost for this event is $35 on September 11th and $25 on September 18th. It will be 4-man teams but if you do not have a team to play with, don’t let that stop you. You will be paired up with other people so you can play. Terry can be reached at 616-406-7701.

Woman injured after being hit by SUV


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A woman suffered minor injuries to her leg when she was hit by an SUV Saturday night. The accident happened at 8:50 at the intersection of Fulton and La Grave. Grand Rapids Police investigators say the woman was in the crosswalk when the accident happened.

The driver of the SUV ran from the scene after hitting the woman. A GRPD Officer that came across the accident chased him down and arrested the driver. He is facing multiple charges.

Investigators say they believe narcotics played a role in the crash.


Three organizations interested in downtown Grand Rapids building


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM ) -- Three organizations are interested in purchasing the building at 82 Ionia NW, on the corner of Ionia and Fountain. Kent County is currently in possession and has owned the building since its purchase in 2005.

Organizations interested include Ferris State University, Franklin Partners LLC and The Embassy Group Acquisitions , LLC. The building is currently occupied by Friend of the Court, Circuit Court Probation, the Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and Community Housing and Development.

The Kent County Board of Commissioners will decide in the fall whether to sell the property or not.


Davenport Alumni Event at John Ball Zoo

Davenport Alumni Event at John Ball Zoo

Members of the Davenport University Alumni are planning a day of fun and activities at John Ball Zoo Saturday, September 12th from 11am – 2pm. Join them in seeing some exciting exhibits such as the Tigers of the Realm, Living Shores Aquarium, Treetops Outpost and the Children’s Nature Play Zone.

Tickets are limited, so please register at: davenport.edu/GRZoo. Tickets include family friendly activities, lunch and entrance to the zoo. Cost: Adult $10; Child $5; Child under 2 years of age and under FREE. Meet at the Pond Pavilion within the Zoo grounds.

GRCC names buildings in honor of faculty members


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids Community College is recognizing the contributions of two pioneering faculty members by naming buildings in their honor.

President Dr. Steven C. Ender announced the new preschool would be named for Phyllis Fratzke and the music center, which is next to the new preschool site, will be renamed for Albert P. Smith.

"Both Professor Fratzke and Professor Smith are important figures in the 100-year history of Grand Rapids Community College," Ender said. "Our students still benefit from their foresight, and it is only fitting that we recognize them in a permanent way."

A groundbreaking was held Thursday for the new preschool. It will be named for Fratzke when it opens during the 2016-17 academic year.

BarFly Ventures looking to hire


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- BarFly Ventures has jobs to fill.

The Grand Rapids-based company held a job fair Tuesday and plans another Wednesday to hire security workers, bartenders, servers, and other restaurant positions.

The new hires would work at Grand Rapids Brewing Company, HopCat, Stella's Lounge, and McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon.

Barfly says it's not finished expanding yet.

"This isn't just a job anymore while you're looking for something else," said BarFly's Garry Boyd. "We've got opportunities that are going to be all over the country in the next couple of years for people who want to come on board, and get started in Grand Rapids, and get started with us and grow with us. It's a really great opportunity."

Woman, 51, hit by car while crossing G.R. street


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A woman is in the hospital Tuesday afternoon after stepping into a Grand Rapids street and being hit by a vehicle.

The 51-year-old was crossing Michigan St. NE at Lafayette around 1:30 p.m. when she was hit. GRPD Sgt. Terry Dixon tells WZZM 13 the vehicle had the right of way when the accident happened.

The woman was taken to Spectrum Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.