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School Zone products win awards

School Zone products win awards

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- School Zone Publishing announced that Creative Child Magazine, a national publication providing parents with the latest information on how to nurture their child's creativity, has honored two School Zone products with top awards.

Bedtime Alphabet Night-Time Learning, Interactive Flash Cards received Kids Product of The Year Award in the Interactive Flash Cards category, and I Like to Paint Letters, Numbers, and Shapes received Top App Award in the Painting Apps category.

Ottawa County canvassing for Unlicensed Dogs

Ottawa County canvassing for Unlicensed Dogs

If you live in the Allendale or Park township area and have a dog, you may be getting a visit from an Ottawa County official in the next few weeks. They are canvassing the areas for unlicensed dogs.

Having your dog licensed assures it will be returned to you should it ever become lost. It is very simple to obtain a license in person at many government offices, on line or at many veterinarians. Cost for a license can run from $10 to $70.

Households with unlicensed dogs will be given information on how to obtain a license that includes proof of a current rabies shot and proof of spaying or neutering. Those who do not obtain a license run the risk of being issued a ticket. Having a license that can be identified eliminates the need for your dog to end up going to the animal shelter, should they become lost.

Funds from licensing help with shelter costs provided by the Harbor Humane Society.

Committee approves bill boosting funding for dredging and preventing Asian carp

Committee approves bill boosting funding for dredging and preventing Asian carp

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—A bill that would boost federal funding for harbor maintenance is on its way to the U.S.

Man sentenced for selling counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores

A Florida man will spend 30 months in prison for trying to sell counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores.

As part of his punishment, 56-year-old Jeffrey Steven Telsey also faces three years of probation and must pay $400,506.17 in restitution, as well as a $25,000 fine.  

In January 2008, Homeland Security Investigations was notified that counterfeit Gillette Mach3 razor refills were being distributed through Meijer Stores.  Homeland Security began buying up the counterfeit razorblades from Telsey, who operated JCA Enterprises.  At the same time, Meijer Stores issued a company-wide recall for the counterfeit blades.

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Free Website Design Workshop at SLDL

Free Website Design Workshop at SLDL

Spring Lake, MI--Let the experts from SCORE show you how to design and launch a website on Monday, June 24, at Spring Lake District Library. This class is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is for those new to website creation and marketing on the Internet. The following topics will be covered: do-it-yourself vs. contractor created sites, designing a website to fit your budget, naming your site, importance of content, measuring site effectiveness, legal issues, and utilizing social media. The workshop is free; however pre-registration is required. Register online at www.sllib.org or call the library at 616.846.5770.

Library taking reservations for free small business workshop

 Library taking reservations for free small business workshop

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Registration is now open for a free entrepreneur and business workshop at the Loutit District Library (LDL), Saturday, June 22 that would  help anyone realize their dream of owning and running their own business.

Muskegon Community College business instructor Tom Schurino will present his workshop How to Start Your Own Small Business in Michigan from noon until 1:30 p.m. in LDL’s Program Room A. To register, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

St. Mary's White Elephant Sale/Festival Events Begin June 28

St. Mary's White Elephant Sale/Festival Events Begin June 28

SPRING LAKE, Mich., June 7, 2013―Gently used electronics, books, movies, toys, furniture, clothing, linens, housewares, hardware, Christmas and holiday items will all be accepted at St. Mary’s School between June 12 and 25, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., in preparation for the well-attended annual “White Elephant Sale.”

The White Elephant Sale, which is open to the general public, will be held June 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at Saint Mary’s School, 421 East Exchange Street, Spring Lake.  Local Spring Lake residents Brian Fedewa and Jim Twa are serving as co-chairpersons for this year’s White Elephant Sale, as well as the popular St. Mary’s Festival.  The Festival is one of the school’s largest fundraisers of the year, with funds raised used to offset the cost of tuition.