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Patriotic Prayer Service in Dorr, MI

Patriotic Prayer Service in Dorr, MI

There will be a gathering of people in Pride Park in the center of Dorr, MI at noon on Saturday, October 13th to pray the rosary for the USA.

This event will be held at a gazebo that was built this past year by a local Eagle Scout, J.R. Bouterse. The gazebo is located near the intersection of 142nd Ave and 18th St. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and members of the American Legion will be in attendance. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Third annual Clemente Skatepark fundraiser

Third annual Clemente Skatepark fundraiser

On Sunday, June 24th from 3 to 9, Premier Skateboarding will be hosting the third annual Clemente Skatepark fundraiser at Godfrey & B Street to celebrate the opening of their new skate shop at 10 Weston. The event will feature a pig roast, silent art auction, skating, lawn games and music. New park features will be opening  with skate events throughout the day.

City water playgrounds opening early

City water playgrounds opening early

Starting today the water playgrounds at Heartside Park, Joe Taylor Park, Mary Waters Park, Alger Middle School, and Gerald R. Ford Middle School will be open for the summer! Fun and safe for all ages, these water playgrounds feature spouts, sprinklers and other fun features. Running around at the water playground can be a great activity for a healthy lifestyle and is an excellent opportunity for family-friendly entertainment. In addition, the water playgrounds are free!

The water playgrounds at Heartside Park, Joe Taylor Park, Mary Waters Park, Alger Middle School, and Gerald R. Ford Middle School will be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM from now through Labor Day. The water playgrounds are self-activated by pressing a bollard at the site.

What do You Want Your Streets to say About Your Community?

What do You Want Your Streets to say About Your Community?

News Release:

The Sustainable Streets Task Force is asking City residents and business owners to help in setting a vision for the future of the community’s streets. Public meetings have been scheduled to gather input.

All meetings will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

City clerk urges college bound students & firsttime voters to verify their voter registration status

City clerk urges college bound students & firsttime voters to verify their voter registration status

News Release:

Unbeknownst to many people, there is a Michigan Election Law that could potentially

hinder first time voters from voting with an absentee ballot. For example, if a high school

senior registered to vote during a voter registration drive and then attempted to obtain an

absentee ballot while away at school, the absentee ballot would be denied in accordance

with the Michigan Election Law.

 

Grand Rapids City Clerk Lauri Parks recalled, “In 2008, I received numerous calls

from parents trying to assist their out of town college student in obtaining an absentee ballot

as a first-time voter.

SVS Vision, VSP Vision Care and Transitions Optical Team Up to Help Michigan Students

SVS Vision, VSP Vision Care and Transitions Optical Team Up to Help Michigan Students

News Release:

Mount Clemens, Mich., May 14, 2012 – Detroit-based SVS Vision is partnering with VSP® Vision Care and Transitions Optical to bring two fully-stocked, state-of-the-art mobile eye exam clinics, nicknamed “Eyenstein” and “SeeZar,” to Harms Elementary School in Detroit on May 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Mulick Park Elementary School in Grand Rapids on May 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., to provide free, comprehensive eye exams and eyewear to hundreds of students in need. The addition of “SeeZar” to the outreach program this year will enable more kids to receive care.

Harms Elementary is located at 2400 Central Street, in Detroit.

Community Planning Committee Announced for Monument and Veteran's Memorial Parks

Community Planning Committee Announced for Monument and Veteran's Memorial Parks

Mayor George Heartwell and Downtown Development Authority Chair Brian Harris today announced the members of the community-based planning committee that will guide the historic evaluation, master planning and eventual rehabilitation of two key downtown public parks.

"Monument and Veteran's Memorial parks are the front yard for the Children's Museum, the Public Library and numerous local businesses and residences," Mayor George Heartwell said. "Rehabilitating these historic public spaces supports the ongoing revitalization of downtown and will enhance the quality of life in our city. We are thankful so many thoughtful community leaders have volunteered to help make this project successful."