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Lenten Fish Fry List - 2015

Lenten Fish Fry List - 2015

(WZZM) - Lent is underway and we have a list of area churches and organizations offering fish on Friday's for the next 40 days.


Some churches are having events on Good Friday (4/3) and some are not.  For further details and confirmations on any listing, you may want to call ahead.


If you have a Fish Fry not listed here, send details to webmaster@wzzm13.com.


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Online Database by Caspio

Priest offers ashes to go for Ash Wednesday


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) – A West Michigan priest is offering curbside ashes for the faithful on the lakeshore this Ash Wednesday.

Father Jared Cramer of St. John's Episcopal Church stood on the corner of Jackson Avenue and U.S. 31 in Grand Haven offering ashes to go for those who couldn't attend Mass.

"My hope is even for people who don't stop that I serve as kind of a reminder the church is here," he says. "

"The church is not content to sit inside our warm walls but wants to come outside and invite people in>"

My Town: St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to offer Ash Wednesday masses Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

My Town: St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to offer Ash Wednesday masses Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish, located at 920 Fulton Street, will offer two Ash Wednesday masses with distribution of ashes on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to signal the beginning of the Lenten season. 

Fr. Phil Shangraw, priest and canonical administrator for the parish, will preside over both masses.  Anyone wishing to attend the masses is invited to come.

Ash Wednesday occurs 40 days before Good Friday.  In the Catholic church, on Ash Wednesday the faithful have their foreheads marked with ashes in the shape of a cross, as a symbol that the person belongs to Jesus Christ, who died on a cross.

Free PowerPoint Class at Spring Lake District Library

Free PowerPoint Class at Spring Lake District Library

Free PowerPoint Class at Spring Lake District Library

 

Spring Lake District Library is offering a free PowerPoint Basics class on Wed., Feb. 25, at 7:00 p.m. PowerPoint software is used to create professional looking slide presentations that can include text, images, video and animation. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Register online at sllib.org.

 

A computer tutor is also available by appointment at the library. The tutor will work with individuals to upgrade their computer skills. If e-mail is still a mystery to you or if navigating the Internet is a frustrating experience, the computer tutor can help.

 

For more information about library resources and services call 616.846.5770. The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

 

My Town: Michigan host families for exchange students

My Town: Michigan host families for exchange students

Aspect Foundation is a nonprofit organization that can show families how to have a cultural adventure of a lifetime.

Host families, married adults and single adults are encouraged to host an international high school student for a semester or an academic year.

Aspect Foundation works with students of nearly 30 different countries that all share the same vision-- to experience life the American way. The students are ages 15-18 years and chosen by their English proficiency, maturity and academic excellence with a variety of different abilities and interests.  They arrive in August.

Potential host families can view student profiles or get more information at www.aspectfoundation.org or call 1-877-966-6498 or 1-800-US-YOUTH.  

Taste of my town: Grimaldi's Chocolates


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Nothing says Valentines Day quite like a box of chocolates. Make those all-natural, locally made chocolates and your sweetie is sure to be impressed.

This week's Taste of My Town takes us to Grand Haven, where Grimaldi's Chocolates satisfies any chocolate craving with Michigan-Made confections.


Meijer generates nearly $6 Million for Midwest food pantries in 2014

Meijer generates nearly $6 Million for Midwest food pantries in 2014

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The Meijer Simply Give program – held three times a year – generated nearly $6 million in 2014 for food pantries throughout the Midwest, bringing the program’s overall donation total to nearly $14 million since it began in November 2008.

The retailer’s most recent campaign, which ended in January, was the most successful holiday campaign in the program’s history, resulting in a total of more than $1.8 million for hungry families.