UPCOMING EVENTS
DECEMBER 2017
14th: Santa Visits The Village: Village of Lennon Cafe, 6-7:30pm

14th: Adult Santa's Workshop: Vernon District Public Library, 6:30pm

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U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson is offering words of encouragement to families on federal assistance who want to become more self-sufficient. He said the program focuses on four key areas: character, health, economic empowerment and education.

A federal investigation is putting a halt to the fundraising activities of five charitable foundations affiliated with top executives of the United Auto Workers.  The investigation has raised questions about whether money embezzled from a training program was being laundered through the foundation of the late union leader General Holiefield.

Ford Motor Company is taking another step to expand their market share in China.  The automaker announced a three-year agreement with Alibaba Group, which is often compared to Amazon. Last month, Ford announced plans to team up with a Chinese manufacturer to build electric cars.

A phone scam is tricking Grand Rapids residents by pretending to be the fire department.  Grand Rapids Fire Chief John Lehman says the department is not running a telemarketing campaign and is warning residents to not transfer money over the phone.  

Detroit teachers are now eligible for a 50-percent discount when bidding on a home from the Detroit Land Bank Authority.  The land bank is opening its discount program to all full-time employees in public, private or charter schools in the city.

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