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Kentwood hosts National Night Out Aug. 1 | 7/13/2017
The Kentwood Police Department and City leadership will be out in full force on Tuesday Aug. 1 for the annual National Night Out with block parties and other neighborhood events planned throughout the day. 

City leaders, police officers and firefighters plan to fan out to 13 community gatherings as well as Woodland Mall to show their support for the annual community-building event. The National Night Out program started in the 1980s to promote safer, better neighborhoods in communities and highlight the alliance between citizens and law enforcement to achieve that goal. Events are held nationwide mostly on the first Tuesday in August. In Kentwood, most events will occur from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Event locations are listed below: 

Woodland Mall 
Courtyard in front of Celebration Cinema & Red Robin, and South Mall Shopping Corridor by Barnes and Nobles. 
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Countryside Townhomes 
4885 Green Oak Ln
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Pinebrook Village 
444 Bellewood St.
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Bike parade to begin at 7:30 p.m 

South United Methodist Church 
Church parking lot on Ridgewood off Division
Contact person: Dave Ziebarth 616-534-5773
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Windmill Pointe Village 
Windmill Point Clubhouse on Victoria
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Burgis N.A. 
5337 Burgis Dr. SE
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Mildred N/A. 
5133 Mildred Ave. SE
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Princeton Estates 
Pinewood Park Pavilion
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 pm

Meadowbrook Village 
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Band/Parade start at 7 p.m. 

Pineknoll N.A 
1751 Pineknoll Dr. SE
Time 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Bike Parade starts at 7 p.m. 

Brookside Village 
Clubhouse at Slater/Brookmere
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Creekside Estates 
Neighborhood park on Orchard Creek/Farnsworth
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Christ Community Church 
2400 Forest Hill Ave SE 
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Storms Roll Through Kentwood | 7/7/2017
We hope everyone is safe after last night's storm. All our available are out cleaning up this morning. Please be aware that many traffic signals are out this morning and you should treat these as a 4-way stop.

Our crews are cleaning up debris and fallen trees on city streets and sidewalks. Remember, it is the property owner's responsibility to clean any debris from your yard. 
Kentwood does not have a yard waste drop off site.  If you need to dispose of yard waste from the storm, we encourage you to contact your current waste hauler.  You can also visit Kent County Recycling to find more yard waste disposal options in Kent County.  We are also aware that Landscape Impressions is currently taking brush. Please call in advance. 

Our crews are working as fast as possible while keeping everyone safe. If you see a downed power line, contact Consumer's Energy Down Line phone number 800-477-5050 and stay at least 25 ft away from the line. More information about what to do with a downed line can be found https://www.consumersenergy.com/community/safety.

4th of July Parade Route and Road Closures | 6/29/2017
This year, the City has a new parade route. The parade will start on Walma Avenue, heading south towards City Hall, continue south down Breton SE before turning west on 52nd St. The parade will end at Challenger Elementary School. The new route brings everyone at to the City Campus, near the Autocam 5K Start/Finish Line and where we will be also hosting a Pancake Breakfast. More details about the events throughout the day can be found here

There is plenty of parking along the parade route, including at City Hall and Justice Center. Please see the attached map for complete details of road closures

We look forward to seeing you there! 

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