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Mary A. White Students to Host Poetry Cafe at the Dee-Lite

Mary A. White students will be reading aloud some of their favorite poems they have written at "The Poetry Cafe" on Thursday, June 2, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Dee-Lite Restaurant in Downtown Grand Haven.

For the past month, students have been immersed in a poetry unit of study. Throughout their learning, they also have been given time to apply their understanding of the poetic devices by writing their own creative poems. The students have "published" these poems and will share them on this very special evening.

Spring Lake Memorial Day Parade

Spring Lake's Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 30th at 10:30am. The parade route starts at the corner of Buchanan and Exchange and ends at Spring Lake Township cemetery where a memorial tribute to all veterans will be held. Be sure to watch for the award winning Spring Lake Marching Band! For many students this will be their last parade!

Stop Motion with Mr Zuelke

hamster gravity from Mr. Zuelke on Vimeo.

The stopmotion project above was created by one of Mr. Zuelke's art classes at Holmes Elementary in Spring Lake. Follow the link below to see the others.


Wooden Boat Show

Wooden Boat Show

Check out the Spring Lake Annual Wooden Boat Show featured this year at Keenan Marina, 526 Pine Street, Spring Lake, MI, www.keenanmarina.com, June 4th at 9am. Please contact Mark Miller with any questions at 616-402-3489.

Lakeshore Middle School Walk G.H. event is May 26th

Lakeshore Middle School Walk G.H. event is May 26th

News Release:

Grand Haven, MI (May 2011) - For the fourth year, the Chamber of Commerce and Lakeshore Middle School are providing an opportunity for the 7th grade students to explore Grand Haven in an all day event Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Walk Grand Haven is a day for students to see and experience the rich history and culture of Grand Haven on-foot and in-person.  Students will visit the Tri-Cities Historical Museums, Loutit District Library, United States Coast Guard Station, the County Courthouse, Musical Fountain, and the Story and Clark Piano Factory.  Historical fun-facts will be shared with the students, such as Central Park was the first cemetery and the location of the Mineral Springs was originally where 5/3 Bank sits on Washington Avenue.  Exploration of trains and bullet holes will be put into historical context of Grand Haven.  Students will gain insight and appreciation into what it takes to run a city as we

United Methodist Church of the Dunes' Knitting Ministry Provides Items to Persons in Need

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan, May 15, 2011 - What started out ten years' ago as a leisurely "craft circle" for women to get together, share their talents and love of knitting within the United Methodist Church of the Dunes (UMC-DUNES) in Grand Haven, has evolved into a full-blown outreach ministry that serves a growing need of people in the community experiencing life-changing illnesses, death or living with persons who are ill and dying.

Since 2006, women who worship at UMC-DUNES, at 717 Sheldon Road in Grand Haven, have received ongoing requests for knitted items to help in the healing process after illnesses, deaths or grieving.  Over 20 volunteers at the church have created, completed and distributed more than 650 knitted and crocheted afghans, prayer shawls and scarves to persons who have requested them in the Tri-Cities region.

Huizenga encourages constituents to vote for favorite art competition entries

Huizenga encourages constituents to vote for favorite art competition entries

Congressman Bill Huizenga congratulates all high school artists who entered the Congressional Art Competition last week and encourages constituents to weigh in for their favorites by voting online or by e-mail by 5 p.m. on Thursday. He received 45 entries from seven high schools across the 2nd District. The winning entry will be selected by a jury of art and design professionals as well as Rep. Huizenga by the end of this week.
“I congratulate all high school artists who entered the Congressional Art Competition, it’s encouraging to see so much talent and so many students engaged in this valuable study. I received 45 great entries from across the 2nd District. It will be very hard to choose a winner. I encourage 2nd District residents to join me in voting for your favorite on Facebook or by e-mail,” Huizenga said.