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Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

As more people take their dogs outside to enjoy the summer weather, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is launching its “Always Ask” campaign, sharing safety advice for interacting with dogs. More warm and sunny days means more dogs on the streets, and HSWM believes it’s important that the community knows how to approach dogs to protect themselves and the animals.

“The goal of this campaign is to make a habit of respecting the animal’s needs over our own,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director at HSWM. “Animals, especially dogs, have boundaries just like humans and simply need their space. They will let you know if they don’t want to interact by giving basic cues.”

HSWM provides the following tips when meeting a dog:

Spring Lake Heritage Festival

Spring Lake Heritage Festival

The Spring Lake Festival is in full swing and continues through June 17.

A variety of activities will delight the whole family this week & weekend like, a car show, a BBQ Cook-Off, pickleball & cornhole tournaments, a craft fair, live entertainment, fireworks and more. There’s so much fun for everyone!

Visit: www.slheritagefestival.com or call (616)842-1393 for more information.

Feast of the Strawberry Moon Returns

Feast of the Strawberry Moon Returns

For sixteen years, the 18th century period has unfolded on Harbor Island in Grand Haven, Michigan. This year is no different with entertainment, vendors, demonstrations and re-enactors bringing the past period to life this weekend.

The community is invited to visit Harbor Island to experience this historical period, all day on Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11 from 9:00am thru 4:00pm.

Call: (616)842-3210 or visit www.grandhaven.org for more information.

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

For the 29th year, the Grand Haven State Park beach comes alive with kites galore this weekend!

There will be performances running continuously featuring over 25 flyers throughout the US and Canada on Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21. Check out the giant kites, kite teams, kite demonstrations and so much more with some of the world’s best kite fliers.

Make plans to bring the family to relax while enjoying the colorful filled skies or bring your own kites to fly on the open flying field at the north end of the event on Grand Haven’s State Park beach.Visit the south end for family fun!

Go online to: www.visitgrandhaven.com for details.

Elzinga & Volkers Completes $3.2 Million Renovation of Hope Church

Elzinga & Volkers Completes $3.2 Million Renovation of Hope Church

Elzinga & Volkers (E&V), a leading provider of construction management services, announced today the firm has completed a $3.2 million renovation of Hope Church located at 77 W 11th St. in Holland. The project included a 10,000-square-foot renovation of the youth area, nursery, gathering area, meeting rooms and administrative offices, and a 3,900-square-foot chapel addition provides an alternate worship area for parishioners.

The project, which began in April 2016, will be revealed to the community on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. The celebration will begin with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony and conclude with an open house featuring group tours.

Study Highlights Continual Upward Growth of Online Education

Study Highlights Continual  Upward Growth of Online Education

Across the country, enrollment in online learning has increased by 80% the past five years, with more than 2.7 million students currently choosing online learning. In a recent study by Research and Markets, virtual learning is expected to become even more prominent in the future. Across Michigan, schools such as Michigan Connections Academy (MICA) and Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA) – statewide, tuition-free, public online schools – are meeting the growing demand from students and families.