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Otsego Main Street
Main Street Fall Events:
• October 9 - Historic Walking Tour, begins at the Otsego Museum, 6:30 pm
• October 12 - Autumn Bliss - Decorate the downtown Otsego area for Fall!
• October 24 - Ladies Night Out
• December 6 - Hometown Christmas Celebration
Dancing with the Docs
October 18 at 7pm
Wings of Hope Hospice presents the 3rd Annual Dancing with the Docs on Saturday, October 18th, 2014. This highly anticipated event will take place at the Performing Arts Center at Allegan High School. Loosely based on the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars, four doctors have been paired with area dance instructors/veteran dancers to learn a dance routine and wow us with their fancy footwork and rhythm. Besides the Judges Choice award, a ‘People’s Choice’ will be awarded at the end of evening for the doctor that gets the most votes by those in attendance. Attendees will be able to vote at the intermission, $1 per vote and as many times as they like. Come and enjoy a night of great entertainment and support two greater causes. Proceeds from the event will benefit both Wings of Hope Hospice and the Wings Home. Doors will open at 6:30pm and show will start at 7:00pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth. They are available at Wings of Hope Hospice. Call 269-686-8659 or stop in at 530 Linn Street, Allegan MI.
Trail For Treaters
October 31 from 4pm - 8pm
Local businesses will hand out candy from to local kids that are dressed up for trick or treating. The community provides a safe environment for kids to get their fill of candy and meet local businesses. A map can be received at the Chamber of Commerce.
2nd Annual Business Expo
October 25 from 9am - 3pm
Get all your local businesses in one place. Come and see great demonstrations, offerings and information. Entertainment, give-away’s, food, and much much more. Keep up to date on additions at Otsego Chamber of Commerce Facebook and www.otsegochamber.org
68th Annual Harvest Missions' Festival
Wednesday, November 5 from 8am - 5pm
The Otsego United Methodist Church is holding a Community Harvest Mission Festival. Stop by the church and get a ticket for the lunch or dinner. This bizzar will feature baked goods, crafts, christmas gifts, and even prizes.
Click HERE for a fully detailed flyer on this wonderful event!
The polls will open at 7am and will remain open until 8 pm
You may call Angela Croned, City Clerk, at 692-3391 to check on you voter registration status.
Absentee Voter Applications are also available at City Hall, if requested.
Fall Leaf Pick-Up
As the end of summer draws near, it is once again tiem to think about our annual FALL LEAF PICK-UP. Dates are determined after leaves begin to fall. Watch for the announcement of actual dates in the "Shoppers Guide", "Union Enterprise", or call city hall. The City's policy is to canvass all streets twice during the two week pick-up period. Please do not place anything except leaves in the street. The City places these leaves on a compost pile and therefore, brances, twigs, and other yard wast must not be included. (Brush and other yard waste may be taken to the City's Transfer Station at any time free of charge.)
PICKUP DATES HAVE BEEN DECIDED! Click HERE for the a flyer with more information.
Curb-side brush pick-up for residents is scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month. Loose brush should be place in the curb lawn before 7am on the scheduled day of pick-up. but no sooner than the week before. No large limbs will be picked up. Limbs up to 4 inches in diameter and no longer than 8 feet in length and no more than one truck load will be picked up. Please, arrange brush so that the trunk of the limb is facing the street and piles are no higher than 4 feet in height, this allows for easier pick-up. Rocks, root-balls, flowers, tree trunks, and like material or brush generated by a commercial tree service will not be picked up. These materials can be taken to the City's Transfer Station free of charge.
Winter Parking Rules
Beginning November 1, parking is once again PROHIBITED on any public street in the city of Otsego from 2am - 5am. Parking is restricted during the months of November through April in order to facilitate snow removal. Violators will be ticketed.
Recycle Pick-Up Dates
The pick-up dates have been changed. Beginning August 4, 2014, recyclables will be picked up on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. Please call City Hall at (269) 692-3391 for further information or if you have questions.
Christian Neighbors Soup Supper Schedule
The soup suppers are sponsored by local churches from September through May. They offer homemade soups, salads, breads, desserts and drinks (by some of the best cooks!) all for a donation. All of the funds received are used within the Christian Neighbors food pantry program.
Click HERE for a schedule of local soup suppers.
Krazy Kazoo River Clean-Up & Conservation Day
This watershed-wide event grew out of a successful cleanup program conducted in the Battle Creek, Charlotte, and Marshall areas for more than 10 years. Participating organizations are hosting river cleanups and other conservation projects at different locations around the Kalamazoo River Watershed. Please join the community at the Krazy Kazoo River Clean-up & Conservation day at the Otsego Historical Museum, 218 N. Farmer St. Otsego, MI 49078. For more information go to www.kalamazooriver.org.