East Grand Rapids Middle School

East Grand Rapids Middle School

East Grand Rapids Middle School 2425 Lake Drive Southeast Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3199 (616) 235-7551 The Middle School program has been designed to provide students with a learning environment that is based upon an expectation of responsibility, respect, and personal best from all. Our program offers a variety of exploratory opportunities, a multi-disciplined approach to … Continue reading

East Grand Rapids Breton Downs Elementary School

Breton Downs Elementary

Breton Downs Elementary 2500 Boston Street Southeast Grand Rapids, MI 49506-4799 (616) 235-7552 Breton Downs is committed to providing an environment in which every student can succeed. With the outstanding support of our PTA and staff, our children come to a school in which positive self-image and a life-long love of learning are established. Breton … Continue reading

Lakeside Elementary School

Lakeside Elementary School

Lakeside Elementary School2325 Hall Street Southeast Grand Rapids, MI 49506(616) 235-7553 The staff of Lakeside School believes that all children can and will learn in a positive, nurturing environment. We understand that teaching and learning require a state of readiness and a sense of timing. Students need to be exposed to a range of teaching … Continue reading

Wealthy Elementary School

Wealthy Elementary1961 Lake Drive SoutheastGrand Rapids, MI 49506-3049(616) 235-7550 The staff and parents of Wealthy Elementary School are dedicated to creating and maintaining our school as one of the best elementary schools in Michigan. Through collaboration among teachers, parents, and community, we have created a strong curriculum with enrichment opportunities, a commitment to arts and … 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.

Kite Festival

If you are a brave soul, be sure to check out the Reeds Lake Kite Festival on Feb. 5th.  It's sure to be a good time watching people fly their kites in the winter on the lake!