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2015 Year In Review – City of Wyoming

Another year has come and gone. Here at Wyoming-Kentwood NOW, we take a look back at the year that was with some of our favorite, and most memorable, stories from here in Wyoming. Dive on in to remember a year that we can’t believe is already gone! [Read More]

By:Bat Man

15 Best Eats of 2015

Once again, I’ve spent a great deal of time eating my way around the state of Michigan. It’s a wonderful life when it is your “job” to eat, drink and play in your home state. Living now in Petoskey has introduced me to a wealth of new restaurants serving up the tastiest of fare. Here are 15 that stood out as best of the best for me. [Read More]

By:Dianna Higgs-Stampfler

New Year’s Resolutions? Oh, woe. And, oh no! Not I.

You’ll never see me making a New Year’s Resolution. There are several reasons why. [Read More]

By:Victoria Mullen

Last Second Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for some great, last minute, local ideas to share with the people on your “Nice” list this year? If you like waiting until the last second to do your shopping, we can help! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite West Michigan gift ideas below, broken down by category to help make your last second holiday shopping this year a breeze. [Read More]

By:Courtney Sheffer

January 6, 2016

Wyoming-area Students will ‘Shadow’ Professionals on Groundhog Day

Punxsutawyney Phil isn’t the only one who will emerge with great excitement on Groundhog Day. Dozens of local area students will, too, though not for the same reason: They will ‘shadow’ professional mentors at a number of local workplaces to catch a true glimpse at the ‘day in the life’ of a working professional in the career of their choice and help them make educated decisions as they contemplate their post-secondary career/academic choices. [Read More]

By:Victoria Mullen

January 5, 2016

Students Speak Out About Mental Health

For students battling anxiety and depression, sometimes the greatest stress comes from seeking success. In today’s culture of high-stakes testing, high-cost college and all-everything excellence, getting anything less than an A on an exam can push a student’s panic button. So say local students who work to help their peers suffering from mental-health issues. [Read More]

By:Charles Honey and Erin Albanese

January 4, 2016

‘Common Ground’ African American Art Exhibition through March 20 at Muskegon Museum of Art

Treat yourself to a visual feast! Common Ground, an amazing exhibition of African American art, is a collaborative effort between the Flint Institute of Arts, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and the Muskegon Museum of Art. The exhibition showcases the best of each museum’s renowned collections of African American works dating from the 19th century to the present. [Read More]

By:Victoria Mullen

December 30, 2015

Students Learn ‘Old-Fashioned Fun’ With Game Club

Games were getting heated in the Wyoming Intermediate School classroom. Ace and king battles popped up in the card game, War; jacks were smacked silly in Slapjack and things got a little wild in Crazy Eights. It was cards day in Game Club at the fifth- and sixth-grade school. Sixth-grader Eric Moras and fifth-grader Thomas Austin took turns laying down their cards, gasping at a war of aces. “I joined because I wanted to relax after the school day,” Thomas said. [Read More]

By:Erin Albanese

December 30, 2015

Fire Station to Make Sure Your Car Seat is Safe and Effective

It’s hard to imagine driving your car with a flat tire or an airbag that doesn’t work, right? Having either of those problems would make your car significantly more dangerous to you and your passengers. Since both of those seem like a no-brainer, why is it so difficult to properly protect our most precious cargo, our children, in a properly secured child safety seat? [Read More]

By:Mike DeWitt