Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Alpine Floral and other businesses, including Beuschel Funeral Home and Amore Restaurant, are hosting the 2016 prom from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on April 26 at the Fine Arts Theater at Comstock Park High School. Senior Adults will be treated to an afternoon of dancing, photos, and food provided by Amore. "We want seniors to feel special," Dunham said. The entire afternoon is free to those attending. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by April 20 by calling Dunham at 616-784-0626.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Friends of the indian mill creek watershed group holds inaugural meeting

From WZZM 13

A new group in the Grand Rapids area is working to empower members of the community to protect local water resources.
The Friends of the Indian Mill Creek Watershed met for the first time Wednesday night.
The headwaters of Indian Mill Creek are in Alpine Township. The creek flows through Walker and into Grand Rapids, flowing into the Grand River just south of Ann Street.
They hope to clean up the watershed and help return Indian Mill Creek to its original state: a healthy, cold-water trout stream, said Wendy Oglvie of the Grand Valley Metro Council
"What we try to do is empower the local communities and the residents of their watershed to take stewardship, take ownership of their water resources and figure out what they can do to help the waterways in their backyard," she said.
Wednesday night's meeting was a brainstorming session to develop a plan of action for the group. For more information, visit this link. or watch the story on wzzm 13


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Home Owner Repairs - Kent County

Home Owner Repairs – This morning, the Kent County Board approved a change that may help some of your lower income constituents that own a home.  The County Board increased the grant size for small homeowner repairs from $3,500 to $10,000.  This will allow our non-profit partner – Home Repair Services (HRS) – to complete roof jobs or septic repairs that they may otherwise not been able to accomplish at the lower amount.  This change runs from today through June 30, 2016 as a pilot.  If you know of homeowners that could utilize some assistance, please have them call (616) 241-2601 and ask for the Home Repair Program. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Alpine Township Firefighters Association recognizes its own.

The Alpine Firefighters Association sponsored an Awards and Appreciation Dinner for Alpine Township Firefighters and their spouses or friends on Saturday night.  There is no doubt that Alpine Township has some of the most dedicated first responders in the County.  Chief Klomparens spoke about the need to respond faster, since furniture material can burst into flames so much faster than it used to.

One of the biggest events of the evening was recognizing Phil Brown as he retires after over forty years of service.  Phil has been a very strong link in the successful operation of the department and is one of Alpine Township's finest citizens.

Also recognized was Doug Kramer for producing a number of excellent training videos and for his devotion to the Alpine Township Fire Department.  A number of firefighters were recognized for their years of service.  The event took place at the banquet facilities of the Gracewil Golf Club.

Phil Brown with Fire Chief Dave Klomparens and Deputy Chief Jeremy Kelly
Doug Kramer with Fire Chief Dave Klomparens and Deputy Chief Jeremy Kelly
Firefighter Ron Heinbeck with his wife Cindy.  Ron was one of a number of firefighters
recognized for years of service, in Ron's case 45 years.
The event took place at Gracewil Country Club located in Alpine Township

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Joys of the Christmas Season

Our staff is always looking forward to the week before Christmas as our Assessor Betty Keebler prepares a wonderful breakfast for us with out of this world oatmeal pudding and quiche. Thanks, Betty!