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LDL begins 2015 with personal fraud and identity theft program January 8

LDL begins 2015 with personal fraud and identity theft program January 8

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – Loutit District Library invites the public to join David Garland of FirstMerit Bank on Thursday, Jan. 8 for an interactive and insightful presentation regarding personal fraud and identity theft.

Learn what to carry in a purse or wallet, what to keep in one’s safe deposit box or home safe, and what information to share over the phone. Garland will teach the right way to check a credit report and the safest way to use debit and credit cards. There will be a question and answer session to allow additional discussion.

The program will be held in LDL’s Program Room A from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 200.

My Town: i’move shares tips to prevent winter injuries

My Town: i’move shares tips to prevent winter injuries

SPRING LAKE, Mich. When people think of winter injuries, they think of high level sports like skiing and snowboarding. However, the reality is that everyday activities pose a similar threat for strains, sprains and falls in the winter, according to physical therapist Ryan Tanis.

“Shoveling contributes to many of the injuries we treat this time of year,” said Tanis, Clinic Director at i’move’s Holland location. “It’s a movement that the body has not performed since last winter. Without adequate flexibility and strength, this seasonal activity can result in injury.”

More than 310,000 people were treated for winter sports related injuries in 2012, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. i’move, formerly known as Shoreline Sport & Spine, encourages novices and experts alike to prepare their bodies before engaging in winter sports and daily activities.

My Town: Meijer shoppers receive checkout surprise

WALKER, Mich.—Christmas came early to 213 Meijer shoppers, who received a checkout surprise.

 

On Dec. 13, the Walker-based retailer paid for all of the gifts and groceries filling each shopper’s cart, ranging from $350 to $1,200 each.  The company posted video of the event on YouTube, which you can find here.

 

“The holidays are a time for kindness and joy, and the Very Merry Meijer event was a perfect opportunity for us to share the spirit of the season with those we hold dear: our customers,” Co-Chairman Hank Meijer said. “Our family has always believed that our customers don’t need us, but that we need them. That philosophy still guides us today. We are very thankful for our customers, and wanted to find a special way to wish them a very Merry Christmas.”

 

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announces holiday hours

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announces holiday hours

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Loutit District Library will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday.

The Library will re-open on Friday, Dec. 26 at 9 a.m.

Although the library is closed, its website, www.loutitlibrary.org, is available 24 hours a day throughout the holiday. Patrons can check on the availability of books and other resources at any of the 80 libraries in the Lakeland Library Cooperative online. They can renew materials, place holds and review the status of their library accounts. In addition, the website provides online databases, downloadable audiobooks and e-Books, a calendar of upcoming library events and links to other resources to help patrons find the information they need.

The library’s normal winter hours are:

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announces New Year’s hours

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announces New Year’s hours

GRAND HAVEN, Mich -- Loutit District Library will close Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

It will re-open on Friday, Jan. 2 at 9:00 a.m.

Although the library is closed, its website, www.loutitlibrary.org, is available 24 hours-a- day throughout the holiday. Patrons can check on the availability of books and other resources at any of the 55 libraries in the Lakeland Library Cooperative online. They can renew materials, place holds and review the status of their library accounts. In addition, the website provides online databases, downloadable audio-books and e-books, a calendar of upcoming library events and links to other resources to help patrons find the information they need.

The library’s normal winter hours are:

My Town: Shoreline Sport & Spine announces new name and service expansion

My Town: Shoreline Sport & Spine announces new name and service expansion

 

SPRING LAKE, Mich. (Dec. 10, 2014) Shoreline Sport & Spine announced a new name and an expansion of services today with a sign unveiling ceremony at its Spring Lake location.

The company will now operate under the new name i’move. Jason Epplett of Spring Lake and Melissa Hue of Zeeland were awarded free fitness memberships as the winners of a contest to guess the new name.

Owners Dave Van Andel and Marty Sytsema said the name change represents a new opportunity to communicate the full scope of services Shoreline Sport & Spine now provides.

“To better serve the needs of our clientele, we have expanded our programs beyond physical therapy. Going forward, we will serve West Michigan in three distinct areas: physical therapy, athletic performance and wellness solutions.” 

My Town Grand Haven: New owner of Fortino's shares plans for mainstay

My Town Grand Haven: New owner of Fortino's shares plans for mainstay

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—A community cornerstone that’s been in business for more than a century has a new owner.

Dave Ten Cate with Capstone Real Estate says the deal for Fortino’s closed Tuesday.  Kelly Larson is buying the store, which is a popular destination for children looking for candy.  Larson already owns a couple of candy and ice cream stores in the area, including Sweet Temptations in Grand Haven.  She tells Ten Cate she intends to keep Fortino’s as it is; even the store’s name will remain untouched. 

Three generations of Fortinos owned and operated the downtown store for more than 107 years, making it one of the oldest family businesses in Grand Haven.  Former owner Ken Michlitsch said the shop came into his family by way of his wife’s grandfather.