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November Election Information

The next election will be on Tuesday, November 2nd to elect a new governor, state and county officials, and to vote on two statewide ballot proposals. A sample ballot is available for download if you wish to study the choices prior to election day. You must be registered to vote by Tuesday, October 5th in order to vote on November 2nd. If you have questions about your voter registration, call 949-2110.

Absentee ballots for this election are now available for those who qualify.

Blodgett Hospital Open House Saturday

BLODGETT HOSPITAL EXPANSION PROJECT. Hospital officials report that construction crews are putting the final touches on the new addition to Blodgett Hospital.

The entire community is invited to a Community Open House on Saturday, September 25, 2010, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to allow the public an inside look at the new 158,000-square-foot addition.

Taste of East Grand Rapids

From: http://www.egrgaslightvillage.com/

Gasslight Village, October 2 · 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Please join the Gaslight Village Business Association as we celebrate the Tast of East. We invite you to Shop, Dine, Stroll, and Smile.

Shop - Merchants will be holding "Silent Auctions" on select in-store merchandise.

Dine - Local restaurants will feature a special taste of unique items.

Stroll - around the village and enjoy Live Music and a Bounce Party for the kids.

Smile - Knowing all of the proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their battle against blood cancers.

2010 Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon

The 2010 Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon will take place Saturday, September 11Th. Stop by the EGR Parks & Recreation Department at 750 Lakeside Dr. SE between 8am-5pm to register.

You can also register during packet pick-up on Friday,  September 10th from 3pm-6:30pm. Saturday (race Day) packet pick-up is from 5:30-7am.

Please call 949-1750 for more information or to volunteer.


Planning Commission Meeting

From: http://www.eastgr.org

Tuesday September 14, 2010. 5:30pm
EGR Community Center (750 Lakeside Drive SE)

The Planning Commission will hold its monthly meeting on the date/time listed above.  If you have any questions concerning the meeting, please contact 940-4817.

Note:  Planning Commission meetings may be cancelled if there are no agenda items requiring attention.  Please call the number above to confirm the meeting will be held as scheduled.

Blodgett Hospital New Wing Set To Open

EAST GRAND RAPIDS - Blodgett Hospital, East's largest employer, will soon open it's new wing.   A community open house to show off the improvements is set for September 25; the wing will open on October 10.  Jim Wilson, Blodgett President, said the addition will allow every patient to have a private room.  Blodgett will also enjoy one of the largest surgical recovery areas in the state.   New state-of-the-art operating rooms are also included.   They will allow for the videotaping of surgeries.





Taste of East Coming

EAST GRAND RAPIDS - Nearly every Gaslight Village restaurant is participating in this benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Saturday, October 2 from 1 - 5 PM.

$2.00 taste tickets will be sold, with proceeds going to the charity.

A big-screen TV will show football games, and there will be activities for children.