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Ottawa County Water Quality Forum

Ottawa County Water Quality Forum

Register Now for the Ottawa County Water Quality Forum

Ottawa County, MI— Twenty-five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline; 475,000 feet of prominent rivers and streams; 3,600 acres of major inland lakes. These are just a few of the unique characteristics of the Lakeshore's Ottawa County—and they are worth protecting. On Friday, November 7, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and citizens are invited to the Ninth Annual Water Quality Forum. The forum brings together area experts to share and discuss ways to safeguard and preserve one of West Michigan’s most valuable resources—its water.  Register now at miOttawa.org.

Meet the 30th District Senate Candidates at SLDL

Meet the 30th District Senate Candidates at SLDL

Meet the 30th District Senate Candidates at SLDL

 

The public is invited to meet the candidates who are vying for the 30th District State Senate seat at Spring Lake District Library on Wed., Oct. 29, at 7:00 p.m.  Candidate Sarah Howard, (Dem) and incumbent Senator Arlan Meekhof (Rep) will respond to questions presented by the Grand Haven Area League of Women Voters. Following the question and answer period, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the candidates on an individual basis.

 

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn where the candidates stand on matters that will impact the residents of the 30th District. The 30th District consists of all of Ottawa County, Sparta Township, and Grandville City in Kent County.

 

Crowd gathers to debate Dewey Hill cross


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hundreds packed the Loutit District Library for a panel discussion Wednesday evening, to debate whether Grand Haven should continue to raise a 48-foot cross on city-owned Dewey Hill.

Each Summer, First Reformed Church pays the city to put up the cross for 10 Sundays for an event called Worship on the Waterfront.

One group is now publicly calling for a halt to the cross raising.

That group says it violates the separation of church and state and claims that equal access is not granted to other groups to use the space. Some opponents also say it makes some people who aren't Christians feel like outsiders in their own community.

A group who wants to keep the cross there says it feels since the church rents the space during those weeks, it has the right to display the cross temporarily.

Halloween Ballet Performance @ SLDL

Halloween Ballet Performance @ SLDL

The Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company will perform at Spring Lake District Library on Tues., Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. The presentation will include selections from their fall ballet, Halloween Spooktacular. The youthful troupe will portray favorite Halloween characters such as mummies and witches and will dance under the direction of Grand Rapids Ballet choreographer Attila Mosolygo.

 

The bewitching ballet performance is recommended for boys and girls ages 4 – 12. Children are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to the event. Youth age 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. There is no pre-registration required; however, seating will be limited to 70.

 

For more information about this event or other children’s programs, contact Spring Lake District Library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 134 or visit the library website at sllib.org.

Zentangle art workshop continues at LDL on October 30

Zentangle art workshop continues at LDL on October 30

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Learn how to take Zentangle-inspired art to the next level by adding color.

Instructor Barbara Carlson will provide a variety of mediums to explore, such as watercolor pencils, gellatos, markers, watercolor paints, and sprays. Students will color existing tangles as well as create their own. Prior tangle experience will be helpful but not a requirement.

Carlson’s workshop will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Loutit District Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Program Room A.

There is a $10 materials fee payable at the Library's Public Computing Desk.

Man arrested for breaking into gun shop


ROBINSON TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - A Muskegon County man is under arrest for breaking into an Ottawa County gun shop.

Ottawa County deputies responded to an alarm at Felix's Gun Shop on Green Street at about 1:00am. A responding deputy saw the suspect leave the shop and run south. Deputies set up a perimeter around the area and the man was taken into custody about 90 minutes later in a wooded area.

The 21-year-old suspect's name will be released after his arraignment.


Fall Play at Spring Lake High School

Fall Play at Spring Lake High School

Spring Lake High School Theatre is pleased to announce the first fall play for this school year.

Performed by 9th and 10th graders, HIDING IN THE OPEN by Kira Obolensky is based on the memoirs of Sabina Zimmering.