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GRPS Ottawa Hills High School's 84th Annual Homecoming Game
Ottawa Hills High School's 84th Annual Homecoming football game will be held on Friday, October 2 at Houseman Field. Spectators will enjoy performances by the GRPS marching band and the Ottawa Hills Alumni Band, and the presentation of the 2015 Homecoming Court. The theme for the game is "LET'S GO O", and will be a black-out (all spectators are encouraged to wear black).
Shingles Vaccine Available for Many Uninsured, Underinsured
Ask any adult who has suffered from shingles, and they will tell you it is an extremely painful experience. The virus causes a painful skin rash that, even though it heals within two to four weeks, can cause nerve pain that lasts for months. Anyone who had chickenpox is at risk. But there is help: Zostavax, a vaccine, can protect at-risk adults over the age of 50 from this painful virus.
Mayor's Youth Council and LEAD Program
Our Community’s Children (OCC) is offering two opportunity for teens: the Mayor's Youth Council and the LEAD Program.
U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles Brings Criminal Justice Program to Ford Academic Center
Gerald R. Ford Academic Center is home to a new criminal justice program from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan. The program will introduce 7th grade students to American criminal law and procedure, from an investigation and arrest through trial and an appeal.
Author and Photographer José Galvez Visiting GRPS for Hispanic Heritage Month
Author and Photographer José Galvez is visiting Innovation Central High School, Union High School, and Westwood Middle School to deliver an interactive presentation to students.
Bliss selected as MML Board V.P.
Grand Rapids Commissioner and Mayor-Elect Rosalynn Bliss was selected as the 2015-16 vice president of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees. As vice president, Bliss is now in line to become League president for the 2016-17 term.
Mayor Heartwell joins mayors from across America signaling support for stronger clean air protection
Today, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah released a letter signed by 70 U.S. mayors from around the country signaling support for President Obama setting the strongest possible clean air protections against smog pollution, also known as ground-level ozone.