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Krupp Farms announces start of their asparagus season

Krupp Farms announces start of their asparagus season

If you're looking for fresh asparagus, Krupp Farms is ready for your business.

Krupp Farms sent out an email today announcing the start of their season.  The cost is $1.50 per pound for fresh-snapped asparagus.

You can call 616-887-8271 to place your order, or go to KruppFarms.com for more information.

Christmas tree drop off in Sparta

Christmas tree drop off in Sparta

Residents of the Village of Sparta can drop off their Christmas tree behind the village DPW Garage at 276 W. Division. Look for the sign pointing to the drop off location.

You should remove all ornaments and decorations before dropping it off.

The drop off is only for real Christmas trees, not trash or debris.

December Events at the Howard Christensen Nature Center

December Events at the Howard Christensen Nature Center

From: http://lilysfrogpad.com

Holiday Make & Take
Saturday, December 3, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
 
You won’t want your kids to miss this one! They’ll make eight unique gifts and wrap them up with the assistance of our volunteer team. Voila! Your children’s holiday shopping is done. This event is most appropriate for K – 5th graders.

$12/child
Register to make sure there are plenty of supplies – call 616-675-3158


Leave No Family Inside: Winter Survival
Saturday, December 10, 9:00 - 12:00 PM

Winters in Michigan can be ever changing, so being properly prepared for outdoor adventures is important. In this class, you’ll learn ways to stay warm outside including fire starting and shelter building. We’ll also discuss a variety of adaptations that allow animals to survive Michigan’s winters

$6/person or $10/family

Safe way to get rid of unwanted medication

Safe way to get rid of unwanted medication

What’s in your medicine cabinet?  Do you have bottles of old medication?  Flushing the pills down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards.  There is another way to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs in Kent County.

On October 28, 2011, from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Kent County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to Kent County Sheriff’s Office at 701 Ball Ave NE.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 

This effort is part of the Nationwide Prescription Drug "Take-Back” Day.

Reminder: Village-Wide Leaf Pick Up Starts This Week

Reminder: Village-Wide Leaf Pick Up Starts This Week

From: http://spartami.org

Village Wide Leaf Pick-up for Fall 2011 is scheduled to start Monday, October 10th through the end of November.  Residents are asked to rake their leaves into piles between the curb and sidewalk or the area next to the street if you do not have curb and sidewalk. PLEASE DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO THE STREET. If your street is under construction, please bag your leaves for pick-up. If you prefer an alternative to the Village picking up your leaves you may bring them to the Village Garage at 276 W. Division. If you choose to bring them to the garage, please remove leaves from the plastic bags.

THIS IS A LEAF PICK-UP ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT SET OUT BRUSH, ROOTS, STUMPS OR GARDEN WASTE IN YOUR LEAF PILE AS THE LEAF VACUUM CANNOT ACCEPT THESE ITEMS. Also, please do not park on or in front of leaf piles as the vacuum does not reach around parked cars. Thank you for your cooperation!
 

Public Notice: Village-Wide Leaf Pick Up Fall 2011

Public Notice: Village-Wide Leaf Pick Up Fall 2011

From: http://spartami.org

Village Wide Leaf Pick-up for Fall 2011 is scheduled to start Monday, October 10th through the end of November.  Residents are asked to rake their leaves into piles between the curb and sidewalk or the area next to the street if you do not have curb and sidewalk. PLEASE DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO THE STREET. If your street is under construction, please bag your leaves for pick-up. If you prefer an alternative to the Village picking up your leaves you may bring them to the Village Garage at 276 W. Division. If you choose to bring them to the garage, please remove leaves from the plastic bags.

THIS IS A LEAF PICK-UP ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT SET OUT BRUSH, ROOTS, STUMPS OR GARDEN WASTE IN YOUR LEAF PILE AS THE LEAF VACUUM CANNOT ACCEPT THESE ITEMS. Also, please do not park on or in front of leaf piles as the vacuum does not reach around parked cars. Thank you for your cooperation!