GRCC In the News, 5-17-13

Bar workers train to avoid over-serving

May 16, 2013; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Police say alcohol played a role in the three deaths that occurred at The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids over the past four years.

… Knowing when to stop is taught in textbooks, too. Dan Gendler runs the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College. Gendler points out the curriculum has guidelines and graphs, but warns it’s not an exact science.

“The best way to manage alcohol is just to talk to people,” he said.

He recommends workers talk to customers and ask them questions about where they’ve been, how long they’ve been drinking and if they have recently eaten.

2013 Heritage Hill Tour of Homes blends history with modern lifestyles

May 16, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — After 33 years as a resident of Heritage Hill, Kate Diedrich is still looking forward to the 44th Annual Heritage Hill Tour of Homes.

… On the weekend of the tour, tickets are $20 and available only at the Grand Rapids Community College DeVos Campus, 435 E. Fulton Street.

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