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Special Olympics Michigan 2013 Night Out with the Whitecaps May 18

Special Olympics Michigan 2013 Night Out with the Whitecaps May 18

 COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Special Olympics athletes will take over Fifth Third Ballpark Saturday, May 18 for the “Special Olympics Michigan 2013 Night Out with the Whitecaps.”

The event includes a Special Olympics softball game from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Whitecaps- Bowling Green Hot Rods game at 7 p.m. and  post-game fireworks.

Tickets are $10, with $2 from each pass going to Special Olympics Michigan programs in West Michigan.

Library collecting juice boxes for children in need

Library collecting juice boxes for children in need

(Kent District Library)-- Help address childhood hunger in Kent County by supporting Kids’ Food Basket

During the month of April, KDL Gives Back will sponsor juice box collection and bag decorating stations at all 18 branches.

Drop off juice boxes and bring the family in to decorate sacks:
Monday, April 1 – Tuesday, April 30

Kids’ Food Basket is a nonprofit West Michigan organization whose mission is to make sure children in our community do not go to bed hungry. The group began more than nine years ago by serving 125 kids every school day through its Sack Supper program, and

Power outage closes library

The Kentwood Library is temporarily closed, due to a power outage. 

Consumers Energy is reporting 2,523 homes and businesses in  Grand Rapids, Grandville, Wyoming, Walker, Comstock Park and Kentwood are without power. It's unclear when power will be fully restored.

According to a tweet sent Wednesday morning, workers at the Kentwood library hope to reopen later this afternoon when the line is repaired.

 

Public meeting for Kent County road projects

Drivers may soon experience more traffic backups on a busy Kent County corridor.

The Grand Valley Metro Council wants to resurface Alpine Avenue NW, between Leonard Street and just beyond 4 Mile Road NW.  The construction proposals for 2014 to 2017 also include adding turn lanes, resconstructing and resurfacing portions of  4 mile Road  NW between Fruit Ridge Avenue NW and Alpine Avenue NW.  The Metro Council has already posted a ma

West Michigan Whitecaps celebrate new season with giveaway

West Michigan Whitecaps celebrate new season with giveaway

Spring is here, and the West Michigan Whitecaps are ready for opening day.

The Whitecaps will kick off their 20th season Thursday, April 4 at Fifth Third Ballpark.  They’re taking on the Dayton Dragos at 6:35 p.m.  According to the Whitecaps homepage, the first 1,500 fans that enter the stadium will receive a free 20th anniversary Whitecaps hat, courtesy Fifth Third Bank.

Opening day will also feature jugglers, stilt walkers and a live band at the ballpark’s main entrance. The gates open at 5 p.m. For purchase tickets, visit the Whitecaps’ website.

Westgate Neighborhood Park Meeting Rescheduled

Westgate Neighborhood Park Meeting Rescheduled

A meeting of the Alpine Township Parks and Recreation Committee to discuss improvements to Westgate Neighborhood Park has been rescheduled from tonight, Tuesday March 12 to Tuesday March 19 at 7:00 PM at the Alpine Township Hall, 5255 Alpine Ave. NW.

The public had been invited via the Harvester, the Township Newsletter, which has the incorrect date. The park was closed the entire season last year because of the construction of new sewer trunk lines and is currently in need of repair.

Westgate area residents interested in having the park maintained or having suggestions about new playground are encouraged to provide input at this public meeting. Restoration will include repair to the tennis courts. 

Meeting To Improve Westgate Park - March 12

Meeting To Improve Westgate Park  - March 12

From Alpine Township Offices:

Westgate Neighborhood Park Improvements!


The swing set, overhead monkey bars, spring teeter-totter and play house were removed for the sanitary sewer construction last summer and it is doubtful they can be re-installed. Replacement playground equipment is expensive so we would like your input on what you would like to see in Westgate Neighborhood Park. By providing your input, you’ll help determine what improvements the Township will make to the park this year, so your voice is extremely important.


The Alpine Township Parks and Recreation Committee invites you to join them and share your input at 7 p.m.