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Fundraising drive begins to commemorate cultural leaders in Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission (CRC) and the Committees to Honor Cesar E. Chavez and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have teamed to honor two historical figures important to the residents of Grand Rapids. The groups are joining forces in a grass-roots tribute fundraising drive to replace commemorative signage honoring these two great leaders throughout the community.

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Grand Rapids Fire Department offers heating safety tips for the new year

Only a few months into the cold weather season, the Grand Rapids Fire Department (GRFD) has already responded to house fires caused by heating equipment usage.  The department wants every person to be warm and safe this winter and encourages residents follow these Heating Safety Tips:

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How to dispose of Christmas Trees and “Un-Deck the Halls”

Grand Rapids residents have two options for removing live-cut Christmas Trees from their homes after the holidays. Trees collected by either method are recycled, via chipping, and returned naturally to the ground.

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Community urged to weigh in on new Grand Rapids Master Parks and Recreation Plan

City leaders will outline details of a new City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department Master Plan at two January 12 luncheon meetings. Guests at the 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. sessions inside the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will be treated to a free lunch and asked to provide feedback on the draft plan.

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City Commission Adopts Grand Rapids Vital Streets Plan

At its December 13 meeting, the City Commission adopted the Grand Rapids Vital Streets Plan. The plan defines best practices and design goals in building a network of accessible, inviting and safe streets and rights-of-way that serve all people in Grand Rapids while protecting the quality of surrounding waterways and contributing to the livability and vitality of our community. 

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Giving Continues Past #GivingTuesday

Knitted hats on tableOn Tuesday, November 29, Grand Rapids Montessori middle schoolers participated in #GivingTuesday with a lesson from the non-profit Learning to Give. Since those lessons all of their middle school students are participating in giving projects.

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New Year Brings New Kent County Senior Millage Services

The Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM) was passed in 1998 as a way to help older adults live in their own homes. Now in its 19th year, the Millage has grown to offer over 51 unique services, with three new services starting in January 2017; Handy Helen, Community Food Club, and Dental Services.

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Proud Parents


Grand Rapids Public Schools Proud Parents: Omar & Elizabeth

GRPS values diversity and inclusion. Our children get an opportunity for a real-world environment. More...

North Park Montessori Proud Parents: David & Ashima

We uprooted our life of 14 years in Ada, so we could live in the neighborhood and attend North Park. More...

Congress Elementary School Proud Parents: Jono & Emily

We feel so great about the staff and leadership at Congress and at GRPS. More...

Innovation Central High School Proud Parents: Scott & Suzanne

We chose Innovation Central because of the multiple college-career pathways. More...

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center Proud Family: Teresa, Denishea, & Kerby

I'm Nana first and as Nana, Ford Academic Center is perfect for CJ. More...

C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy Proud Parents: Nancy & Brian

Every time they walk outside at school...they're on another adventure. More...

Grand Rapids Public Museum School Proud Parents: Tom

My daughter is so excited about the Museum School! It's unique and hands-on. More...

Grand Rapids Montessori Proud Parents: Stacy & Daniel

We did the research, and Montessori set her up for success. More...

Coit Creative Arts Academy Proud Parents: Phil & Lavonne

We love the arts focus…Coit is a gem. More...

City High Middle School Proud Parents: John & Gretchen

International Baccalaureate at City teaches our kids to be critical thinkers. More...

Southwest Community Campus Proud Parents: Steve & Nora

It's dual immersion, so they're learning English and Spanish speaking skills. More...