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"21 Quilt Show" in Grand Haven, July 24th and July 25th

"21 Quilt Show" in Grand Haven, July 24th and July 25th

The Lighthouse Quilt Guild of Grand Haven will be hosting the “21 Quilt Show” in conjunction with the upcoming Coast Guard Festival. The quilts will be displayed from 10am – 5pm at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grand Haven, MI. Everyone is welcome.

What a great opportunity to see the many beautifully quilts displayed.

Admission is $6.00

Holland Secretary of State Office Closed for 1 Day, July 14th

Holland Secretary of State Office Closed for 1 Day, July 14th

Minor remodeling at the Secretary of State Office in Holland, MI means the office will be closed for one day, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The office, located at 587 E. Eighth St. in Holland, will resume normal hours at 9:00am on Wednesday, July 15th.

The project involves moving the Self-Service Station and changing counters to improve the flow of customers. Ruth Johnson, Secretary of State, says, “This is part of our commitment to continuously improve our service and the experience of customers who visit an office.” “Area residents can do many transactions on line also at ExpressSOS.com, but when they do visit our place of business, we want them to have the best experience possible.”

The closest Secretary of States Offices to Holland are Grand Haven, Hudsonville and Allegan.

To find additional information on offices, please go to www.michigan.gov/sos. You can also call 1-888-767-6424.

Four escape serious injury in Grand River boat fire


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Four people jumped ship when a 20-foot, 1988 Crestliner Nordic boat caught on fire late Sunday afternoon in the Grand River near the Harbor Island boat launch.

Police reported that one person suffered minor injuries in the incident.

All of the boaters were rescued from the water and transported by Sheriff's Department Marine Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard to Coast Guard Station Grand Haven following the 3:45 p.m. incident.

Boat catches fire on Grand River in Robinson Twp.


ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- An 18 foot Century boat caught fire late Saturday morning on the Grand River.

Ottawa County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol received the call at 11:38 a.m. They worked together with the Robinson Township Fire Department on the scene.

The sheriff's office says the operator had recently bought the boat. He launched at Conestoga Camp Ground in Coopersville.

After launching, the operator went out to the middle of the river to warm up the boat while waiting for other people to come aboard from the same dock.

While waiting, he heard a "pop" sound come from the engine area. When he lifted the engine cover, flames emerged. There was an extinguisher on the boat, but the man was unable to put out the fire. After using up the extinguisher, he jumped off and was picked up by a passing boater.

Free soccer camp memorializes two lost teens


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Next week, hundreds of kids will take part in the largest known free soccer camp in the country. It was started by a guy in Grand Haven looking to take away the barriers that could keep a kid from learning the sport.

"I basically just made a statement I was going to help these kids out, and it just spiraled into a beautiful thing," Jon Dault said. Dault started his free soccer camp with the idea to give five to 10 kids a free soccer experience. He even planned to have it in his backyard. The first year blew up to 250 kids, though, and he knew he had something good, something the Grand Haven community needed.

"The camp was started for kids that wanted to go to camp, but there were hindrances of one sort of another, financially, that kept them from going. So, how do we have a camp where kids can come and get what other kids can get?" asked Dault.

Beer, Bands and BBQ start the Celebration July 3rd in Grandville for the 4th of July

Beer, Bands and BBQ start the Celebration July 3rd in Grandville for the 4th of July

July 3rd starts the celebration for the 4th of July in Grandville, MI when the 2nd Annual Beer, Band and BBQ kicks off in downtown Grandville, near the Library parking lot from 4:00 – 11:00pm.

People of all ages are welcome to join in with the live music and dinner served from 4:00 – 8:00pm with a variety of BBQ food items from $2.00 - $10.00. The live music will continue until 11:00pm but you must be 21 years of age to be in the Beer Tent after 8:00pm. Feel free to bring along a lawn chair to sit around the outside of the tent.

A variety of beer, wine coolers and Osgood Brewing will offer Sol Seeker and Journey. One hundred 2015 Beer, Band and BBQ decorative mugs will be sold for $5.00. VFW Post 702 will have flags and jewelry available for small donations for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

USS Silversides Museum presents Great Lakes Film Series in July

USS Silversides Museum presents Great Lakes Film Series in July

USS Silversides Museum in Muskegon, Michigan will be presenting a series of films titled, Great Lakes Film Series: Storms, Shipwrecks, Rescues and History.

This series of four films will be presented on Wednesdays in July at 11:00am and then again at 2:30pm, beginning Wednesday, July 8, 2015, with Ric Mixter as creator and producer of the series of intriguing Great Lakes documentaries. He produced the outstanding video “Storm.” Below is the schedule for the series:

July 8: Cutter Rescues: Video and interviews of Coast Guard Members and crews rescued during perilous storms.

July 15: Edmund Fitzgerald: History and video of the birth and then the death of this ship on November 10, 2010 on the Great Lakes.

July 22: Bombs Away: A documentary about the closure of Selfridge Air Base and the departure of the bombers is shown and narrated.

July 29: Best of the Depth: Lake Michigan