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Rockford among top ten places to live in Michigan

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

A few cities in West Michigan made a list for the best suburbs to raise a family across the state. Niche.com ranked U.S. suburbs based on age demographics, school ratings, crime rates and access to affordable housing and child care. That list was then broken down by state. East Grand Rapids ranked number two on the state list, Rockford came in 10th and the village of [...]

Vacation Emergency Preparation

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

With the weather warming and schools recessing for the summer, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is encouraging citizens to plan and prepare for emergencies that may happen while on vacation. “Summer is typically the time of year when individuals and families take extended vacations and road trips,” said Capt. [...]

Kent County Health Department monitors for West Nile Virus

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Most people would like it if mosquitoes would just go away. Staff at the Kent County Health Department is collecting them by the thousands and they want more. Now through Labor Day, KCHD will place, monitor and maintain 11 mosquito traps in the following zip codes in the county 49503, 49507 and 49519. The goal of monitoring in disease prevention, specifically West Nile [...]

Celebrating fifty years of golf at L.E. Kaufman

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Celebrating fifty years of golf at L.E. Kaufma“No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways.   A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer’s mind.” ~ Tom Watson If you live in West Michigan, chances are you are just a few minutes from a golf course. But few have been able to survive the [...]

Six Dogs. One Mission. Six Weeks.

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

  “Project 616” to graduate its first class of previous shelter dogs  The Kent County Animal Shelter has teamed up with Whiskers University, Whiskers Resort and Pet Spa and Vicky’s Pet Connection for a great new program to highlight the value of shelter dogs as companions and prepare them for a successful, life-long adoption. “Project 616” is a six-week [...]
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