East Grand Rapids Market Watch

The numbers are in! I have had a month to review those numbers, and contemplate the hard facts, and decipher what they mean as it relates to the East Grand Rapids 2010 Real Estate Market Values. One number that jumps out at me: The average time on the market is only 73 days! In a … 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 Featured Home: 1647 Franklin St SE

1647 Franklin St SE

East Grand Rapids Home Completely Renovated by a Very Talented Builder. High Quality Materials Have Been Used Throughout Entire Interior And Exterior Renovations. Very, Very Low Maintenance!! Custom Kitchen With Tile Backsplash, Lots And Lots Of Counter Space And Cabinets. Light Fixtures And Plumbing Fixtures Are Very Stylish. Owners Are In The Process Of Building … 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

East Grand Rapids High School

East Grand Rapids High School

East Grand Rapids High School 2211 Lake Dr SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3091 (616) 235-7555 Welcome to East Grand Rapids High School where our entire school community is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence.East students are motivated and enthusiastic and have opportunities for success with a wide array of academic and co-curricular activities. East teachers … Continue reading

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


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