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My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—  The Kent Intermediate School District is getting a federal boost to physical and nutritional education programs. 

 U.S. Department of Education has awarded 67 grants totaling more than $33 million to local education agencies and community-base organizations.  Only two groups in Michigan were awarded funding; KISD is getting $429,404 for programs to help K-12 students develop healthy lifestyles and meet state standards for physical education.

“A healthy, active lifestyle is an important ingredient of academic success,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “These grants are a resource to help schools and communities develop programs that teach students the importance of staying active and developing healthy lifestyles. We need more states, districts, schools and communities to recognize the critically important role of physical education in improving student engagement and achievement.”

My Town EGR: Water main flushing to start soon

My Town EGR: Water main flushing to start soon

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--  City crews are getting ready for a new phase of spring maintenance work.

From mid-April through mid-May, city workers will be flushing out water mains by opening up the city fire hydrants.  The work is expected to take place mostly from 7 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., however some work may be done overnight.  Residents in worker areas will be notified by yellow postcards; you can also see the work areas on this city map.

Residents in the work area may see their water pressure drop or rusty water.  If this happens, take the following steps:

My Town: SpringHill Camp coming to Grand Rapids

My Town: SpringHill Camp coming to Grand Rapids

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My Town EGR: Schedule set for Movies In The Park

My Town EGR: Schedule set for Movies In The Park

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The schedule is set for a summertime tradition in East Grand Rapids.

Movies In The Park will return to the shores of Reed’s Lake on June 20.  The family-friendly event is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket.  A featured movie will be shown on an inflatable screen at dusk.  Snacks will also be available for purchase, with proceeds going to EGR Parks & Recreation and Teen Library programs.

This year’s movies will be shown on June 20, July 18, August 15 and September 19.  The exact films have yet to be announced.

Movies In The Park is sponsored by Macatawa Bank, KDL Friends of the Library and EGR Parks & Recreation Department.

My Town EGR: Spring yard waste collection begins April 7

My Town EGR: Spring yard waste collection begins April 7

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The snow is slowly starting to melt away, revealing a mess in many yards.

The City of East Grand Rapids is here to help, with yard waste collection beginning in just two weeks, on Monday, April 7. Pickup regulations and schedules are the same as last year:

  • All EGR residents must place loose materials in paper bags or reusable containers placed on the out-lawn (between the curb and sidewalk).
  • Do not rake waste into the street. 
  • Bags and containers placed for pickup must not exceed 40 pounds or a 32-gallon capacity
  • Brush must be cut into six-foot lengths and tree logs may not exceed 12 inches in diameter. 

Except during the fall leaf collection program, it is preferred that yard waste is not be placed out for collection earlier than one day prior to the scheduled day for collection.

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

(WZZM) - Find your 2014 Lenten Fish Fry here!

If you have any questions or need some clarifications, be sure to call the locations ahead of time.

 

Click here to add your organization's Fish Fry. We'll update the list periodically.

 

My Town EGR: Create Recycled Art March 23

My Town EGR: Create Recycled Art March 23

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Learn how to create treasure from trash during a special event at the library this weekend.

On Sunday, March 23  from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., patrons can learn how to create exciting art pieces using recycled materials.  The session is open to all ages.

The Kent District Library East Grand Rapids branch is located at 746 Lakeside Dr. SE.