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Time is running out to get your free gardening plot

Time is running out to get your free gardening plot

BELDING, Mich.—Planting season is here, and if you don’t have a space, the city of Belding may be able to help.

Two spaces are left in the Belding Community Garden.  The plots are free, but going fast. If you’d like to sign up for a 4’x8’ space, call (616) 240-1472 or visit City Hall to fill out an application form. Organizers of the community garden will hold a new gardener orientation meeting Wednesday, May 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the garden, located at 541 Orchard St. 

This is the second year for the Belding Community Garden, which is a group effort led by the Belding Community Garden Group, the city, and Belding Area Schools.  Last month, the city won the Michigan Municipal League’s Region 3 Community Excellence Award for the garden program.

At the Belding Community Garden, green thumbs can plant whatever they want on their own schedule.  All abundant or designated vegetables are donated once a week to the Belding Food Pantry. 

Danish Festival parade entries welcome

Danish Festival parade entries welcome

GREENVILLE, Mich. --  Now’s your chance to be a part of a Greenville tradition.

Organizers of the Danish Festival Grand Dansk Parade are accepting entries for the August 17 procession.  This year’s theme is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s book, “The Storks”.  Award categories include: the judge’s favorite, best Danish themed entry, best float entry, best walking entry, and best musical entry.

The parade entry fee is $50; political entries are $100 and non-profit organizations can enter for $25.  All entry applications and fees must be received by August 12.  For more application information, contact the Danish Festival office at (616) 754-6369 or email Rebekah.Olejnik@hotmail.com .

Name the community garden and win $25

Name the community garden and win $25

BELDING, Mich.— Ionia County has a new community garden; now all it needs is a name.

Organizers of the garden in Ionia are encouraging children from throughout the county to enter their garden naming contest.  Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 18, and all name ideas should be simple, but creative.  The winner will receive a $25 prize donated by the Ionia County 4-H Advisory Council.  Organizers will reveal the winner during a spring planting event that is not yet scheduled.

All garden name entries must be submitted no later than April 19 by email to dthalison@ioniacounty.org or mail to the Ionia County Health Department, 175 E. Adams Street, Ionia, Michigan 48846.

The community garden is located at 3853 Sparrow Dr.

Prescription Drug Drop Box

Prescription Drug Drop Box

If you have outdated or unwanted medications you need to get rid of, you can take them to the Belding Police Department. Trashing or flushing medications is unsafe for the environment and the public. Disposing of the medications properly can also help prevent a child from accidently being poisoned, reduces substance abuse, and protects the water. If you have medications that are expired or you no longer need, you can take them to the Belding Police Departement, 120 Pleasant St., in Belding. No needles are accepted.

The drop-box is available Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

Greenville Schools Wants Bids for Mowing Services


Greenville Public Schools Mowing Services:

Greenville Public Schools is seeking bids from interested vendors to provide lawn mowing services for the April 2013 to November 2013 mowing season. The bid specifications are attached as well as the areas that Greenville Public Schools is seeking to have mowed. For more information, please contact Ron Hofmann, Director of Operations at hofmannr@greenville.k12.mi.us or by phone at (616) 754-3686 ext 8901

There is a Pre-Bid meeting scheduled for March 8th, 2013 @ 2:00 PM.

Join A Daytrip To Chicago - March 23

Join A Daytrip To Chicago  - March 23

March 23

Travel by bus to Chicago with Montcalm Community College and experience the Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute of Chicago or the Museum of Science & Industry. The cost is $15 for students and $30 for non-students. The fee covers transportation, and participants must pay their entry fees to various attractions and other costs, such as food.

Participants have time to visit one or two attractions during the trip. Adult admission is $15 for the Field Museum of Natural History and $12 for students with a student ID and senior citizens; $8 for Shedd Aquarium; $12 for the Adler Planetarium and $10 for senior citizens; $18 for adults and $12 for students with a student ID and senior citizens at the Art Institute of Chicago; and $15 for adults and $14 for senior citizens at the Museum of Science & Industry.

MLK Jr Day at Montcalm Community College - Jan 21

Montcalm Community College strives to enrich the greater Montcalm area by offering sustainable access to a variety of artistic and cultural opportunities.

January 21

The Martin Luther King Day Program is featured from noon to 1 p.m. on Jan. 21 in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Lunch is provided to students with a current MCC ID and is $2 for all others. For more information, contact MCC Dean of Faculty and Instruction Gary Hauck at garyh@montcalm.edu or 989-328-1234. The event is sponsored by MCC’s Culture and Travel Club.

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