Community Services

Summer reading at KDL returns to Kent District Library

May 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Last year, Kent District Library had the busiest summer reading program of any public library system in Michigan with 28,914 participants. This year’s Summer Reading @ KDL program runs from Saturday, June 1 to Saturday, August 10. With activities for babies, kids, teens and adults, Summer Reading @ KDL offers something for everyone: There’s Dig Into Reading for kids [...]

Jump for heart a healthy success

May 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

On February 9th Rockford elementary schools gathered together to celebrate Jump Rope for Heart, where they raised over $14,000. Rebecca Loker, a 4th grader at Rougewood Elementary, raised the most money this year with a total of $1,165. She has been participating in Jump Rope for Heart for two years and said, “I enjoy raising the money because I know it is helping other [...]

Best “bark in the park” goes to Bark for Life

May 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Porter Lougheed (he’s the dog) showing off his high five in the  “Hidden Talent” contest. The second annual Bark for Life was held on the morning of April 27 and it could not have been a more beautiful day.  The sun was shining, the dogs were happy to be out of the house and so were their human companions!  Bark for Life is a non-competitive dog walk that honors [...]

Runner for Parkinson’s Disease spotted in Rockford

May 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Promoting awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and raising funds for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is a cause dear to Roger Bonga’s heart. His grandmother suffered from the disease. In an effort to accomplish his goals, Bonga is running the length of the state. His journey began with a fundraiser event on support April 27th at Karl’s Cuisine, a Sault Ste. Marie [...]

Local students release salmon into Rogue River

May 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Kids watch with excitement as salmon are released into the Rogue River at Richardson-Sowerby Park. After rearing more than 100 salmon eggs to fingerling salmon, you think kids from two different schools would be sad to see their fish leave their life of captivity and swim free. Instead, the day’s outing outside the classroom was an event of many smiles and a bit of [...]
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