2017-02-07 Baseball & Softball is Right Around the Corner Contributed by Chris Kosinski
It is that time of the year again when football is over and the season is changing. Days are getting a bit longer, the weather is getting a bit warmer and there isn't any snow to speak of...hope I don't jinx us.
Baseball and Softball season is right around the corner and we want as many kids and parents to come on down and sign up for a fantastic fun filled season. We will attempt to teach the fundamentals of baseball/softball, We will have fun and We will show good sportsmanship.
Sign ups will be located at the Grand Rapids Library beginning Friday, February 24th from 6-8 pm, continuing Saturday, February 25th from 12-4 pm, and finally, Sunday, February 26th from 12-3 pm. Come on down! I look forward to meeting everyone and starting the season with as many kids, teams, and coaches as possible.
Shirts, hats and visors will be available for sizing, if needed.
Help is always welcome. Coaches and concession management are needed.
Download the sign up sheet and medical authorization forms below. Like us on Facebook at Grand Rapids Little League.
2017-01-10 Grand Rapids Youth Baseball & Softball Contributed by Chris Kosinski
GRYBS is a community-based, non-profit organization for the promotion of sportsmanship, exercise, education and camaraderie amongst the Village of Grand Rapids and beyond.
Located behind the town Library on Bridge Street, GRYBS has been helping mold young boys and girls into leaders of tomorrow by providing them with the self-confidence and self-esteem needed to lead others.
Please visit our Facebook page at "Grand Rapids Little League" for updates. For questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our mailing address is: PO Box 336, Grand Rapids, OH, 43522.
2016-05-18 Triune #344 OES Recognizes 40 and 50-Year Members Contributed by Debi Huffman
At the 104th Chapter Birthday celebration on May 17th, Triune Chapter #344 Order of the Eastern Star (OES) presented 40- and 50-year membership pins to several current or former Grand Rapids residents (Grand Rapids Chapter #356 merged with Triune Chapter #344 in 2008). Gary Bell presented Bob Bachman with his 50 year pin. Charmaine Lewis, now living in Ft. Wayne, IN, received her 50 year pin from Roberta Drouard. 40-year pins were presented to Janet and Harmon Benschoter by Lynette Box. Congratulations to all!
At left: Worthy Matron Joan Draper, Charmaine Lewis, Joan Moomey, Bob Bachman, and Worthy Patron Jimmie Walsh At right: Worthy Matron Joan Draper, Janet Benschoter, Harmon Benschoter, and Worthy Patron Jimmie Walsh
2016-05-04 Letter Carrier Food Drive on May 14th Contributed by Post Office
Every second Saturday in May since 1992, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive - the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post officers and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries, and shelters. To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on May 14th. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families. Your local letter carriers thank you for your participation!
2016-05-02 Order of the Eastern Star (OES) Rummage Sale This Week Contributed by Debi Huffman
Triune #344 OES will hold its annual multi-family INDOOR rummage sale on Friday, May 6th from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. inside Harmony Hall at Browning Masonic Community, 8883 Browning Drive in Waterville (near S River / Neowash). Items for sale include housewares, décor, collectibles, books, toys/games, electronics, clothing, and much, much more! This is the major fundraiser for this non-profit organization. Your support is MUCH appreciated!
Note: Entire table of silver plate & stainless coffee/tea sets, bowls, trays, candle holders, etc.
2016-05-02 WCRTA May 2016 Newsletter Contributed by Bernard Scott
The Wood County Retired Teacher's Association (WCRTA) is an affiliate of the Ohio Retired Teacher's Association. Available for download below is their May 2016 newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1.
January 2016 - 8th Annual Doug McCabe Memorial Benefit Dance Thank You
On November 14 the 8th Annual Doug McCabe Memorial Benefit Dance featuring the Five O'clock Rush was held at the Grand Rapids American Legion Post #232. The proceeds went to the Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW). The event was so successful with your help it brought in over $7800. That will help many veterans who are wounded and have special needs. Some of the people who gave outright donations are: Amber Asmus, Douglas Box, Moosman Property Services LLC, Kenneth E. Knaggs, Joseph B. Box, T&B Industrial, Charles’ Automotive Inc., Rimer Enterprises, Inc., Fisher Tool & Die Corp., Kokosing Construction Company, Casey’s Sales and Service, and Yarnell Bros. Thank you all for your support.
November 2015 - 8th Annual Doug McCabe Memorial Benefit Dance
On November 14th the 8th Annual Doug McCabe Memorial Benefit Dance featuring the Five O'clock Rush will be held at the Grand Rapids American Legion Post# 232. The doors open at 7pm and the band begins to play at 8pm. Tickets may be bought at the door or from any Sons of the American Legion member for only $10. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. The proceeds go to the Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW). The American Legion’s OCW was created to provide the “non-essentials” - those items that help wounded soldiers but don’t necessarily show up as a budgeted line on a government spreadsheet. The fact is, these services are very essential to the complete recovery of those that have served. The Legion contacts officials at military hospitals, transition units, and surrounding communities to obtain lists that determine what items are most needed by wounded, injured or ill service members. Once a need is identified, the items are ordered by the Legion and delivered in an expeditious manner. It is as simple as that. No red tape or delays. All of OCW’s administration costs are paid from Legion membership dues, which mean that 100% of donated funds go directly to benefit those soldiers needing help. Some patients need loose-fitting sweat suits to conceal their healing wounds. Others need auditory equipment to help drown out the tinnitus that has plagued their ears since their vehicles struck IEDS. Still others need therapy fitness equipment to help rebuild muscle strength. The success of the program relies completely on donations so besides having a good time at this dance you will be helping our wounded soldiers. So please come.