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East Express E-Newsletter
November 3, 2016
TREE-PLANTING PROGRAM. The City will be planting 70 new trees this fall as part of the tree-planting program that splits the cost between the City and residents for the planting of trees in the public right-of-way. The City has modified tree-planting offerings in an effort to diversify the tree canopy and plant trees in locations that are most beneficial for the long-term viability of the trees in conjunction with placement to infrastructure. Tree plantings are scheduled to take place during the month of November.
MOM & SON NIGHT. Mom and Son Night is moving to the fall! Spend some quality time with your son, grandson, nephew or friend (ages 4-12) for a fun filled evening of sports themed games, a keepsake photo and more! The open house style event will take place on Nov. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Don’t forget to wear sports themed attire. More information can be found here.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Great books, music and movies will be for sale at the Kent District Library - East Grand Rapids Branch Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. Proceeds help support the wonderful events enjoyed by all ages at the EGR Branch of KDL. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join the EGR Friends of the Library and gain early presale access Friday, Nov. 4 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. If you have used books to donate, please bring them to one of the circulation desks at the library.
PUBLIC SAFETY TO RESIDENTS: PLEASE LOCK YOUR DOORS. In light of recent break-ins, East Grand Rapids Public Safety is strongly encouraging residents to lock their doors. Since April, there have been eight vehicles stolen in the City, six of which have occurred since the beginning of August. This is coupled with an increase in the number of vehicle larcenies, which often results in stolen items. In every single instance, the vehicle doors were unlocked and, in the case of the stolen vehicles, keys left in the vehicle.
“We cannot stress enough the importance of locking your car doors,” Captain Rick Buikema said. “We work very hard to create a safe community, but it’s important to remember that ‘bad guys’ don’t have borders. They may come from other communities searching for easy targets – like unlocked cars.”
Learn more here.