Paving project planned for Ransom

On or around July 29, weather depending, the city of GR has contracted to have Ransom NE paved between Lyon and Fulton. Paving will last one day it appears and require a closure of the street for that one day. The date will be confirmed as it approaches.

Prior to the paving, smaller localized partial lane closures etc. will occur as they prepare for the paving. This will include some tasks around drains, manholes, etc. as well as rotomilling (crushing into small pieces) the existing roadway surface. These preparatory tasks should NOT lead to a road closure.

It is anticipated the paving on the 29th will be completed in one day.

GRCC In the News, 7-18-13

Middle school entrepreneurs sell their sweet creations at Breaktime Bakery

July 17, 2013;

The Fourth Reformed Church kitchen is busy with tiny hands during the morning Monday through Thursday. The middle school entrepreneurs of Breaktime Bakery are hard at work mixing and measuring to make delicious pastries. They’re led by Eric Schalk, the director of New City Neighbors’ Breaktime Bakery and its sister program Breaktime. He gave up culinary art to pursue youth ministry, but Breaktime Bakery combines his passion for God, kids and the culinary art form.

Schalk spent a semester studying culinary art at Grand Rapids Community College. While taking classes, he got a job at Fourth Reformed Church doing youth ministry. He says this position made him realize that youth ministry was his true passion and calling.

Former Muskegon High football star putting up big numbers for Mustangs

July 18, 2013; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — DeMonte Collins seems right at home on the football field.

… During stints in college at Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College and the past three years in semipro football, Collins keeps racking up big numbers.

Drowning in fear

July 17, 2013;

Uneasy immersion into a dangerous world: That’s the theme of a deeply personal exhibition of oil paintings on display at the Lansing Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame through July 27. Lansing artist Alina Poroshina steeps the large-scale water paintings of her exhibit, “Of Fears and Memory,” in lush and dire imagery.

… When the Lansing show is over, all three genocide paintings are going to Grand Rapids Community College’s Collins Gallery. They have also been accepted into the 2013 ArtPrize exhibiton.