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Amash to host town hall in Grand Rapids

Amash to host town hall in Grand Rapids

Tuesday, January 10, 6PM - 7PM, Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Branch, 111 Library Street NE)

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (MI-03) today invited Third District residents to a town hall meeting at the Main Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library. Amash will discuss issues currently facing Congress and answer questions from the audience.

This event is free and open to the public and the media. The Main Library offers one hour of free validated parking for guests available in the gated lot next to the Main Library. Parking rates are $1.10 per half hour after the first hour. Parking tickets can be validated in the lobby of the Main Library.

Grand Rapids Art Museum hosts New Year's Eve Celebration

Grand Rapids Art Museum hosts New Year's Eve Celebration

News Release:

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., December 13, 2011 – Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will host
"Glitter at GRAM," a New Year's Eve celebration featuring games, galleries open late, music by
special guest DJ Todd Ernst, a cash bar, and more.

"This is a great opportunity to count down to 2012 in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids," said Randy Van Antwerp, GRAM's Deputy Director for Administration and CFO. "We're looking forward to hosting another fun New Year's Eve celebration!"
 

GRAM will reopen at 6:30 p.m. on December 31 for New Year's Eve, and will remain open until
12:30 a.m. During Glitter at GRAM, admission is only $5 for non-members and FREE for GRAM
Members. Guests will receive a wristband at the door for re-entry into the Art Museum during the
New Year's Eve celebration.

Cash bar available.

Breakfast with Congressman Amash

Breakfast with Congressman Amash

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast with Congressman Justin Amash, who represents Michigan’s 3rd District.  The breakfast is scheduled on Monday, December 12 from 7:30am – 9:30am at the Hilton Hotel at 4747 28th Street SE.  The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  To register go to  www.grandrapids.org/congressional-breakfast  or call 616-771-0303.   

 

The 3rd Congressional District covers Barry and Ionia counties and most of Kent County.  Amash serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  He is a Republican from Cascade Township.

Sen. Hildenbrand announces district office hours

Sen. Hildenbrand announces district office hours

State Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, announced today that he will hold office hours on Monday, Nov 28 in Grand Rapids.  The office hours are open to residents to express their opinions or request assistance with a state issue.

Date and Time-: Monday, Nov 28, 1-2 p.m.

Location: Grand Rapids Public Library --Seymour Branch

For more information, please contact Hildenbrand’s office toll-free at 1-866-305-2129 or via email at: sendhildenbrand@senate.michigan.gov. Residents unable to attend office hours may also write Hildenbrand at: Sen. Dave Hildenbrand; P.O. Box 30036; Lansing, MI 48909.

Grand Rapids Clerk’s Office Open Saturday for First Ward Absentee Ballots

Grand Rapids Clerk’s Office Open Saturday for First Ward Absentee Ballots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, July 30, 2011 is the last day for First Ward electors to apply for absentee ballots by mail. Voters who need to have their absentee ballot mailed to them must apply for the ballot no later than 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. The City Clerk’s Office is open this Saturday, July 30th, 8 AM – 2 PM to serve those voters requesting absentee ballots.

Absentee ballots can be obtained in person anytime through 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1. Voters who request an absentee ballot in person on Monday, Aug. 1 must vote in the Clerk's Office. Emergency absentee ballots are available under certain conditions through 4 p.m. on the date of the election.

If you have additional questions, you are welcome to call the City Clerk’s Office at 456-3010 or visit our website at grcity.us/clerk.

Poll: Should Westboro Baptist Church be allowed to protest at Betty Ford services

Poll: Should Westboro Baptist Church be allowed to protest at Betty Ford services

 The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas posted on their website that they will be protesting the funeral and memorial services of former first lady Betty Ford. Courts have ruled that the First Amendment gives the protesters the constitutional right to do so. How far do you think the First Amendment should go in protecting your right to protest? Cast your vote below.

Grand Rapids natives appointed by Snyder to Electronic Recording Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the inaugural appointments to the Electronic Recording Commission.

Created in 2010, the commission establishes standards and practices to keep county registers of deeds in Michigan in harmony with the standards and practices of offices in other jurisdictions.

Diane Adams, Alessandro DiNello, Mary Hollinrake, Linda Landheer, Christian Meyer, Tom Richardson and Bambi Somerlott are appointed.

"These appointees have tremendous backgrounds and will play important roles in developing innovative ideas to ensure Michigan can become more efficient and adopt best practices in the 21st century," Snyder said.