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My Town Greenville: Public meetings over proposed millage hike April 21

My Town Greenville: Public meetings over proposed millage hike April 21

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Greenville Public Schools will hold two community meetings today about a millage up for public vote next month.

The district is asking voters to approve a hike in the Montcalm County special education millage, from 2.1878 mills to 3.5 mills. Supporters say Montcalm County has the lowest special education millage in the eight-county area.  A special election will take place May 6.

The special education millage informational meetings are scheduled for Monday, April 21, at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. inside the Central Services Facility, located at 1414 Chase Street in Greenville.

My Town Greenville: Used book sale to benefit Flat River Community Library April 25

My Town Greenville: Used book sale to benefit Flat River Community Library April 25

GREENVILLE, Mich.— Thousands of gently used books will be on sale for pocket change next week when the Friends Used Book and Cookie Sale returns to Flat River Community Library.

The sale will take place Friday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Shoppers can sift through thousands of paperbacks and hardcovers in a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, romance, cookbooks and children’s books.  Prices range from $0.25 to $5. 

For more information, contact the Flat River Community Library at (616) 754-6359.

My Town Greenville: Safe Schools Community Forum April 23

My Town Greenville: Safe Schools Community Forum April 23

GREENVILLE, Mich.—  Community members are encouraged to share their safety concerns during a school safety information session by Greenville Public Schools on Wednesday, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

The Safe Schools Community Forum will take place inside the Greenville High School Auditorium.  District leaders will make a short presentation before fielding questions from parents and community members.

My Town: Greenville to participate in National Day of Prayer May 1

My Town: Greenville to participate in National Day of Prayer May 1

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Community members are invited to “Pray 4 America” during the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1.

Participants are encouraged to meet at noon at the flag pole in Heritage Park to pray for the nation for half an hour.

Heritage Park is located on the corner of M-57 and M-91.  For additional event information, contact Marie Neitzel at (616) 754-8513.

My Town Greenville: Public meetings over proposed millage hike April 21

My Town Greenville: Public meetings over proposed millage hike April 21

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Greenville Public Schools will hold two meetings for community members to learn more about an upcoming millage vote.

The district is asking voters to approve a hike in the Montcalm County special education millage, from 2.1878 mills to 3.5 mills. Supporters say Montcalm County has the lowest special education millage in the eight-county area.  A special election will take place May 6.

The special education millage informational meetings are scheduled for Monday, April 21, at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. inside the Central Services Facility, located at 1414 Chase Street in Greenville.

My Town: Spring Fling for Women Returns on March 29

My Town: Spring Fling for Women Returns on March 29

GREENVILLE, Mich.-- The Daily News offers women the opportunity to focus on health, empowerment and style during this spring event.

With more than 40 vendors, women have the chance to learn ways to improve their health, shop their favorite stores and home-based businesses and check out the latest fashion trends.

Admission is free for women to attend this Spring Fling, taking place Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greenville High School,  111 N. Hillcrest Street. For more information, call (616)754-9301 or email lparedes@staffordgroup.com.

My Town: Mel Trotter Hope Totes accepted through April 20

My Town: Mel Trotter Hope Totes accepted through April 20

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--- Individuals, families, churches, youth groups and schools can order Mel Trotter purple “Hope Tote” bags which then can be filled with new personal hygiene items for those in need in the community.

To order a tote, visit the Mel Trotter website. Suggested personal care items (standard or travel size) are:

  • Shampoo/conditioner (including ethnic hair products)
  • Deodorant
  • Soap/body wash
  • Bath sponges/Washcloths
  • Toothpaste
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Lotion
  • Tissues

Filled Hope Totes can be dropped off through April 20 at Mel Trotter's Downtown Mission at 225 Commerce Ave. SW in Grand Rapids or the Mel Trotter Thrift Stores, at 555 28th Street SE in Grand Rapids, 538 S. State Street in Sparta, 363 E. State Street in Belding and 7500 Cottonwood Dr. Suite D in Jenison.