East Grand Rapids Polar Plunge

Looking for a crazy way to  support the Special Olympics of Michigan? Consider the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Polar Plunge! Today is the last to register and you could be collected pledges for a great cause! Money raised from this event supports the year-round sports training and competition for Special Olympics Michigan. 11:00 AM … Continue reading

Annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament in East Grand Rapids

On Saturday, February 19th, Rose’s Restaurant in East Grand Rapids is hosting their Annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament on the icy surface of Reed’s Lake. Come watch bright golf balls fly over the ice beginning at 9 a.m. The action will take place on a nine-hole par-three course.  Bundle up and bring the family to … Continue reading

Need a Last Minute Florist near East Grand Rapids for Valentine’s Day?

  Crescent Street Floral: 2140 Wealthy St. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506, (616)458-7890 For a romantic Valentine’s day, express your love with the best Valentine’s Day flowers from Crescent Street Floral! From romantic roses to impressive modern bouquets, we can help you select beautiful and affordable flowers for Valentine’s Day and deliver them to Grand … Continue reading


SLEDDING AT MANHATTAN PARK. Manhattan Park is a great place for winter fun with two sledding areas. There’s a moderate hill on the southeast side behind the athletic field, and a steeper hill back in the woods near the playground. Sledding Guidelines Walk up the hill near the outside edge. Children under 12 should wear … Continue reading

East Grand Rapids-17th Annual Reed’s Lake Ice Fly

Bring your family to Rose’s Restaurant this Saturday to watch an amazing ice event. There will be kite fliers with snowboards on their feet boosting into the sky! Warm up on the deck of Rose’s with FREE hot dogs and hot cocoa, compliments of Rose’s! We’ll also be building kites with the kids! Bundle up, … Continue reading


Just inside the door on the main floor of the East Grand Rapids Library is a container for recycling all types of household batteries. Bring in your 9-volts and AA, your AAA and your watch and hearing-aid batteries (no vehicle or industrial batteries). Kent County empties the container on a regular basis and sends the … Continue reading

East Grand Rapids: “Friends of the Library” Used Book Sale

USED BOOK SALE!Saturday, January 29, 20119:00am – 4:00pmEast Grand Rapids Middle School2425 Lake Drive SE MEMBERS ONLY PRESALEFriday, January 28, 20106:30 – 8:30pm LocationEast Grand Rapids Middle School2425 Lake Drive SEEast Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Pearl’s Backyard Ice Skating Rink

This year, once again, I created our very own ice rink the backyard.  It took plenty of work, but it’s worth it to get out there and skate around with the kids.  I’m training them early to be future gold medalists! If you’d like to get on the ice yourself, check out Family Skate Night … Continue reading

1st Annual Pond Hockey Classic

This weekend, January 28-30k, is the 1st Annual Pond Hockey Classic at Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids presented by 97.9 GRD and Labatt Blue! Forty teams will compete all weekend to decide who is the ultimate pond hockey champion! Come and check out the action all weekend long. It’s free for spectators. Events Calendar: … Continue reading

Family Skate Nights in East Grand Rapids

Rose’s Restaurant has several community-oriented events coming up this week on Reeds Lake in front of Rose’s. One of them is Family Skate Night.  Come on out Wednesday, January 26th or Sunday, January 30th.  It’s FREE and open to the public from 5pm to 7pm. Bring your own skates.