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Create Family Memories at County Parks

Create Family Memories at County Parks

Create Family Memories at County Parks

We all have favorite family memories from childhood. The Ottawa County Parks has dozens of opportunities to create such lasting, family memories with your children.

My Town Grand Haven: Plant-based diet the focus of St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish presentations

My Town Grand Haven: Plant-based diet the focus of St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish presentations

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. As more Americans today learn about overall health and the risks of degenerative disease linked to diet, the medical community is striving to get people to eat more plant-based foods.

Whether a person self-identifies as a flexitarian, vegetarian, semi-vegetarian or pescatarian, more information is now available to help people make wise choices about their eating habits.

To help increase awareness about plant-based cooking and food consumption, the health committee at St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish is planning three educational presentations for the public.  Each event is free and will be held in the parish Family Center at 7 p.m. on the following dates:

Artist Shares Drawing Techniques @ SLDL

Artist Shares Drawing Techniques @ SLDL

Artist Shares Drawing Techniques @ SLDL

 

Join artist Linda Dimitroff at Spring Lake District Library on Tues., Sept. 23, at 7:00 p.m. for a free drawing techniques class. Participants will to learn how to create charcoal drawings and discover how to use additional drawing mediums and materials including ink and pencil. Pre-registration is requested as seating is limited. The class is designed for adults and teens age 16 and older. Register online at sllib.org or call 616.846.5770.

 

Dimitroff is the owner of the Graffia Gallery in Spring Lake. A Detroit native, she earned her M.A. in Fine and Studio Arts from Wayne State University. Her work has been featured in many shows, including the Michigan Institute of Art in Detroit, and the Circle Gallery in Midland.

 

To register or for more information, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

New Red Cross Blood Donor App offers features that make it simple, convenient and even more rewarding to give blood

 

Lansing, MI (Sept. 9, 2014) — The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.

 

The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. The new app is free and available for download now in app stores.

 

My Town: Grand Haven Women’s Club concert to kick off LDL’s Sunday music series

My Town: Grand Haven Women’s Club concert to kick off LDL’s Sunday music series

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The Loutit District Library begins its sixth season of Sunday afternoon concerts on Sept. 14 with a library centennial offering presented by the Grand Haven Women’s Club.

Ron Hlebinski, the organist at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Haven, will be playing ragtime music of the era from Scott Joplin and others. In addition, Dr. Wallace Ewing will offer vignettes and glimpses of life in Grand Haven during the same time frame--the beginning of our modern library. The Grand Haven Women's Club will also provide tea for all attending to round out the afternoon.

This is the first in a series of nine free monthly concerts held at LDL on the second Sunday of the month through May 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Concerts are held on the library’s upper level lobby. For more information, visit the LDL website at www.loutitlibrary.org or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 200.

Hunters Apply Now for Ottawa County Park Permit

Hunters Apply Now for Ottawa County Park Permit

OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – Ottawa County Parks is now accepting applications from those wishing to archery deer hunt at Crockery Creek Natural Area or at Upper Macatawa Natural Area. Crockery Creek Natural Area is a 306 acre site along the east side of Crockery Creek near the Grand River in Crockery Township.  Upper Macatawa Natural Area is a 500 acre site along the Macatawa River in Zeeland Township.  Applications are accepted online and due by 2PM on Friday, September 12, 2014.  Hunters will be selected by lottery to hunt each property during two special seasons:

·        Season One: Saturday, October 18 – Sunday, November 23
·        Season Two: Monday, November 24 – Wednesday, December 31

A baby dies every three days in Michigan

A baby dies every three days in Michigan

 

A baby dies every three days in Michigan 
SIDS is the leading cause of deaths for babies less than one year of age.

Ottawa County –According to the Michigan Department of Human Services, a baby dies every three days in Michigan and these deaths are 100% preventable. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of deaths for babies less than one year of age. Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, proclaimed September as Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Michigan. 

 

“We are raising awareness about how we can keep our babies safe and healthy; 
because losing one baby to unsafe sleep is one baby too many!”
- Dawn Dotson, MIHP Supervisor at Ottawa County Department of Public Health