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My Town GR Central: Law school offers free legal advice workshop March 21

My Town GR Central: Law school offers free legal advice workshop March 21

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Get legal advice while saving your money during Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s free Access to Justice Legal Workshop this Saturday.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 21, visitors to the Grand Rapids campus can gain legal advice regarding criminal record expungement, divorce, custody, paternity, evictions, home repairs and other issues.  The workshop is free and no appointment is needed.

WMU-Cooley’s Grand Rapids campus is located at 111 Commerce Ave. SW in Grand Rapids

My Town: Search for Kent ISD's next superintendent down to two

My Town: Search for Kent ISD's next superintendent down to two

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—The search for Kent Intermediate School District’s next superintendent is down to two people.

After the first round of interviews this week, the Kent ISD School board whittled down the pool of four finalists to two- Ron Caniff, superintendent of Grandville Public Schools; and Tom Martin, superintendent of West Ottawa Public Schools.  Superintendents Dr. Curtis Finch of the Mecosta-Osceola ISD and Dr. Sara Magana Shubel of East Grand Rapids Public Schools were not selected for second round interviews.

Caniff and Martin will be interviewed a second time Tuesday, March 31.  The person selected for the job will replace Kevin Konarska, who is retiring on June 30, after nine years of leading Kent ISD.

My Town GR Central: WMU-Cooley Law School holds open house for prospective students

My Town GR Central: WMU-Cooley Law School holds open house for prospective students

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – WMU-Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus will host an open house for prospective students and their guests on March 26, beginning at noon.

The open house will include a question and answer panel with students and alumni, a discussion with the dean and faculty, information about academic programs and scholarships, campus tours, and an opportunity to participate in a mock Criminal Law class.

“This open house allows all individuals an opportunity to see how a legal education can help achieve personal and career goals,” said Nelson Miller, associate dean of WMU-Cooley’s Grand Rapids campus. “Attendees can experience what Cooley has to offer in a very casual setting.”

My Town EGR: Aquinas College to host Dr. Barbara Rylko-Bauer in honor of Women's History Month

My Town EGR: Aquinas College to host Dr. Barbara Rylko-Bauer in honor of Women's History Month

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. In honor of Women’s History Month, on March 19, author and anthropologist, Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Ph.D., will deliver her presentation, “Writing Women's History: A Polish Doctor in Nazi Camps.”  

Down to four: Where the search for Kent ISD’s next superintendent stands

Down to four: Where the search for Kent ISD’s next superintendent stands

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Leaders of the Kent Intermediate School District are narrowing their search for the ISD’s next superintendent.

Board members will begin interviewing the four finalists this week.  The candidates include Ron Caniff, superintendent of Grandville Public Schools; Dr. Curtis Finch, superintendent of the Mecosta-Osceola ISD; Tom Martin, superintendent of West Ottawa Public Schools; and Dr. Sara Magana Schubel, superintendent of East Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Finch will be first up for questioning.  His interview will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday.  Shubel and Caniff will be interviewed Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m.; Martin will answer the Board’s questions on Thursday.  The second round of interviews will take place Tuesday, March 31.

My Town: Sneak peek of women's WWII baseball documentary March 17

My Town: Sneak peek of women's WWII baseball documentary March 17

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Comstock Park Rotary is hosting the annual Interclub dinner, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the Pepsi Stadium Club at Fifth-Third Ball Park.  The event will feature a sneak preview of a new documentary which tells stories from the all-American girls’ professional baseball team. 

Dr. Jim Smither, Grand Valley State University, Veterans History Project, tells how the league was part of the home front during World War II and how this led to the documentary on baseball. The collaborators participated in two reunions of the whole girls’ professional baseball league and did 48 interviews with former players including the Grand Rapids Chicks. 

This documentary is a collaboration of Professor Jim Smither, GVSU, Professor Frank Boring, GVSU Film & Video program, producer working with the editors, Professor Janet Coryell, Western Michigan University History Dept. who wrote the script, and a student editor.

Have Fun on St. Patrick's Day

Have Fun on St. Patrick's Day

Fun Ways You Can Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Find your inner Irish-I found this article in the Kool Chevrolet Monthly Newsletter; great article on celebrating this specal day.

 

St. Patrick’s Day, otherwise known as “St. Paddy’s Day,” is celebrated each year on March 17 to commemorate the death of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Whether of Irish descent or not, people of all ethnicities and cultures can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and in more ways than one.