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Grand Rapids Public Schools Presents Theme School and Center of Innovation Info Night
The Theme School and Center of Innovation Info Night is a free, family friendly event offering GRPS students, their families, and prospective families the opportunity to learn about school choices.
Health Department Offers Free Walk-in Testing Opportunities in Recognition of World Aids Day 2015
More than one million people in the United States are living with HIV according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) prepares to recognize World Aids Day on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 we are offering several opportunities for testing, along with a gift card for those who get tested. The simple finger poke test can yield preliminary results in about 20 minutes.
Thanksgiving Closing Notice - Collections Delayed
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, City of Grand Rapids City Offices will close on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.
Stocking Elementary Hosts Fall Attendance Celebration Dinner
Stocking Elementary is hosting a "Green Light" Attendance Celebration Dinner at Crossroads Bible Church on Thursday, November 19. Participants will enjoy dinner and a presentation on the importance of attendance. New winter coats, provided by Crossroads Bible Church, will be presented to each Stocking Elementary student, and Thanksgiving baskets will be raffled off during the event.
AT&T, GRPS and GRPD Focus on Distracted Driving in Michigan
Citing new research that shows seven in 10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving, AT&T will team up Thursday with the Grand Rapids Public Schools and Grand Rapids Police Department to address a dangerous practice—smartphone-distracted driving.
Don’t Let a Warm November Fool You: Winter is Coming, Be Prepared
This November has shaped up to be quite a bit warmer with a lot less snow than we saw in November 2014. Kent County Emergency Management says now is a good time to stock up on winter supplies and make sure your emergency plan is up to date.
Bridge and Summer utility, streetscape and pedestrian improvements nearing completion
Reconstructed sections of Bridge Street and Summer Avenue on the city’s Westside are now transformed with newly paved roadways, expanded walkways, outdoor restaurant seating spaces, brick pavers and more.