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New Grand Rapids 'points' program encourages recycling!

New Grand Rapids 'points' program encourages recycling!

mygrcitypoints.com is an innovative community engagement program that links individuals, organizations, local businesses and city government to encourage recycling, volunteering and community building. This first-of-its-kind, local rewards program allows participants to earn points by recycling or volunteering. Points can then be redeemed at local businesses for discounts on products and services.

The first phase of mygrcitypoints.com will allow Grand Rapids residents to earn points based on how much they recycle.  It’s easy and free - just follow these three easy steps to make mygrcitypoints.com work for you:

1. Sign up online for the mygrcitypoints.com program.
2. Obtain a FREE blue Single Stream Recycling Program cart, issued by the City.
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Holy Spirit Parish makes it a Happy Easter for many kids

Holy Spirit Parish makes it a Happy Easter for many kids

Holy Spirit Parish on Lake Michigan Dr. NW in Grand Rapids, MI made a lot of young kids happy this week with the delivery of approximately 350 Easter Baskets. All the goodies and baskets was donated by people of the parish and then assembled and delivered. Some people had the time to make up baskets on their own also. The baskets are not only delivered to kids on the west side of Grand Rapids but to other areas in the city wherever needed.

Along with the baskets, food for Easter dinner was given to families in need. Isn’t this what our special holidays are all about?

Movie Event to Benefit RIF program and Grand Rapids Public Schools

Movie Event to Benefit RIF program and Grand Rapids Public Schools

Water for Elephants Movie Event to Benefit RIF: Reading is Fundamental
Location: Celebration! Cinema North
Date: Wednesday, April 27th
Time: 7-9:30 PM
Price: $15; includes admission, pop, popcorn, and cotton candy
"Book Club" rate 5/$65, a $10 savings!

Come one, come all to the greatest show in town, and get lost in the power of a great story! Live 1930's era music and a short presentation about the work RIF is doing in the Grand Rapids community, followed by the new film Water for Elephants, starring Reece Witherspoon and Robert Pattison. All proceeds will benefit Reading is Fundamental and the students of the Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Tickets may be purchased at any Grand Rapids-area Schuler Books & Music location, or by sending a check to: RIF/GRPS Hillcrest Building 1415 Lyon NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Please make the check out to RIF/GRPS and provide a return address for receipt of tickets.

Free woodchips for landscaping!

Free woodchips for landscaping!

The City of Grand Rapids offers free woodchips!   They are available at 2001 Butterworth Ave SW. They are free of charge and can be picked up from the first Monday in April through the second Saturday in December  during the hours of 9 am to 4:45 pm, Monday through Saturday.   Bring your buckets and a shovel and get ready to spruce up your yard!

The City of Grand Rapids Yard Waste drop off site also offers a drop-off site for residential yard waste. Grand Rapids city residents can drop-off leaves, brush, and tree branches at 2001 Butterworth SW. The days of operation are Monday through Saturday during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt at John Ball park

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Donations this weekend to support local food pantries

Donations this weekend to support local food pantries

“Metals for Meals” and Steepletown Neighborhood Services will be accepting donations at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 423 First St. NW, on Saturday, April 16th & Sunday, April 17th.

“Metals for Meal”s will be collecting metal materials from 8:30 a.m. to noon, April 16th.

Money raised will go to support local food pantries. Arrangements can be made for pickup of large metal items by calling 616-459-7390.

Steepletown Services Garage Store will be collecting gently used donations of clothing, furniture, appliances and assorted household items from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17.

For more information, contact Steepletown at 616-451-4215.

Holy Spirit Church hosts Soup Suppers during Lent

Holy Spirit Church hosts Soup Suppers during Lent

Soup Supper will be Fridays during Lent from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Stations of the Cross/Benediction 7:00 PM

Holy Spirit Church is located at ?2230 Lake Michigan Drive NW.

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