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Holiday Weekend is Excellent Time to Think About Mosquitoes

Finally, summer. No more snow, no more ice. The sounds of kids playing and the ice cream truck fill the air. But as the birds sing there is another sound of summer that is not so pleasant. It is the buzz of the mosquito.

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Summer is here and the time is right for safety when you eat

The smell of the grill on a warm evening is one of the most iconic memories of summer. The Kent County Health Department wants to make sure those memories remain pleasant by avoiding foodborne illness. Following safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential. In every step of food preparation, follow these four guidelines to keep food safe.

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East Hills unveils non-motorized improvements

Non-motorized marking enhancements are popping up in the City of Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood as part of a pilot project.


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Grand Rapids joins initiative to strengthen racial equity

Grand Rapids is one of five U.S. cities selected to partner on developing strategies to achieve racial equity and advance successful outcomes for all. The City will join Albuquerque, Austin, Louisville, and Philadelphia as part of the Racial Equity Here effort. Living Cities and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) provides funding for the national project.

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KEN-O-SHA PARK ELEMENTARY WINS MEDIA ROOM MAKEOVER

Media Room MakeoverKen-O-Sha Park Elementary School in Grand Rapids has been chosen from 21 elementary and middle schools throughout Kent County as the winner of the second annual Media Room Makeover Contest conducted by the Grand Rapids Griffins and Farm Bureau Insurance.

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Swimming and water fun resume June 10

Grand Rapids Pools and Water Playgrounds open June 10 to coincide with the end of the school year.

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Consumers Energy, GRPS Announce Finalists for 4th Annual Student Art Competition

SmartArt16Nearly two dozen student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are vying to have their energy-related art work highlighted during this fall’s ArtPrize competition through collaboration with the school district and Consumers Energy.

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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...