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Northview Highlands Middle School Toothbrush Swap

Northview Highlands Middle School Toothbrush Swap

Green Team Announcements
 
Highlands Green Team is sponsoring a Toothbrush Swap. For each toothbrush a Northview Middle School student brings in to recycle, they will receive a new, individually wrapped toothbrush for home.  Maximum of two.
 
The Toothbrush Swap will be each Monday and Wednesday from 8:00-8:20 AM in the Green Room.
 

Give Your Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Give Your Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

*Message from Northview High School

WANTED: CAN TABS


Don’t forget. Students in the Daily Living Skills class at Northview High School are still collecting can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House here in Grand Rapids. Northview’s wonderful community members continue to drop off tabs by the bag full. We have already filled 15 jugs! The students are very hopeful that number will grow.

We are so thankful to the community for their support of this project and ask for your continued support. The pop tabs are a valuable resource for the Ronald McDonald House. They are recycled; generating much-needed funds to support the House and the nearly 500 families served each year.

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Find the grades for legislators in your district through The Sierra Club's full scorecard.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Christmas Tree Recycling in Versluis Park

Christmas Tree Recycling in Versluis Park

Now that the holidays are over and your floor is covered with dry pine needles it is time to recycle your tree. 

Plainfield Township residents can drop off their Christmas tree in Versluis Park until January 27. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Old trees will be mulched and used in township landscaping projects throughout the year. 

For more information, check out plainfieldchartertwp.org. 

Easy one-hour color tours are nearby

Easy one-hour color tours are nearby

West Michigan is exploding with fall colors and you don’t have to go far from Forest Hills to enjoy nature’s color show.

Start your fall color tour at the Fredrick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids Township.  The gardens give us a unique combination of colorful leaves mixed with many beautiful chrysanthemums.

When you leave Meijer Gardens turn right onto East Beltline to Grand River Drive NE and turn right and follow it to Ada.  You’ll find the trees are bursting with color along the river.  Make a quick stop at the Ada Covered Bridge before getting onto Thornapple River Drive for the beautiful drive to downtown Cascade.

If you want to bring some of the fall color to your home, turn left on Cascade Road and follow it out to Lowell Township, where you’ll find folks selling pumpkins, squash and corn stocks at roadside stands and farms.

Finally, take Alden Nash Ave SE into Lowell.  From downtown Lowell, you have two options:  take N

Meijer Gardens is holding a boulder ceremony for Japanese Garden

Meijer Gardens is holding a boulder ceremony for Japanese Garden

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP -  Meijer Gardens is bringing a centuries-old Japanese tradition to the gardens today (October 9) at 2pm.  The placement of the boulder marks the ceremonial beginning of the Japanese Garden.  Following the ceremony, there will be narrated tram tours overlooking the construction site, which will be free to members.  Otherwise, regular admission rates will apply.

The new garden will be located in the northeast corner of the 132 acre property, according to the Meijer Gardens web site.  It will convey the essence of Japanese tradition: tranquility, simplicity and beauty.  The design will re-imagine existing features of the land - water, elevation changes and quiet surrounding - and include a variety of design elements such as scenic bridges, waterfalls, and a tea house, and zen-style, moss and bonsai gardens, among other features.