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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:

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.

SCORE business series continues at LDL with workshop on tax considerations for small business

SCORE business series continues at LDL  with workshop on tax considerations for small business

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Businesses have several types of taxes that must be paid during the calendar year. Understanding each one of these tax liabilities, meeting time requirements, and utilizing all the appropriate information to determine the amount owed is critical to successfully managing a small business.

Loutit District Library (LDL) will offer a free workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6-8 p.m. in Program Room B targeting those business tax considerations presented by Pete Geneva of ConnGeneva & Robinson, CPA's.

Topics covered in this seminar include:

  • information required for filing income, sales, and payroll tax returns
  • how taxes and tax decisions affect your business decisions
  • the tax impact of business growth on cash flow
  • important tax rules that can save you tax dollars.

This program is sponsored by SCORE.

Harbor Humane Society Supporters Fund New Roof for Shelter

Harbor Humane Society Supporters Fund New Roof for Shelter
WEST OLIVE, MICH. – Thanks to generous Harbor Humane Society supporters who answered a desperate plea for donations, the animal shelter will soon have a brand new roof.

When last year’s unseasonably rough winter weather resulted in huge ice dams, leaks, water damage and loss of heat to the Humane Society, shelter staff had no choice but to ask the public for help. They sent an emergency appeal, asking for the $50,000 that local roofers said it would cost to properly repair the underlying damage and replace the roof.

My Town: Prepare for disaster by making a life-saving donation

My Town: Prepare for disaster by making a life-saving donation

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LANSING, Mich.—The American Red Cross is among a coalition of organizations encouraging Americans to observe National Preparedness Month this September by doing simple things that make a difference when every second counts.

The Red Cross recommends three things most everyone can do to prepare for disasters or other emergencies: Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.

“The beauty is, those steps can be taken in advance, helping most everyone to be prepared,” said Todd Kulman, Communications Manager for the Great Lakes Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross.

My Town Grand Haven: Library hosts free workshop on how to take better photos

My Town Grand Haven: Library hosts free workshop on how to take better photos

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- In the world of photography, sometimes what you need isn't a better camera, but knowledge of the principles that go into making a great image.

The public is invited to join photographer Jennifer Batts for her presentation "Learning to See Creatively: How to Take Great Photos with Any Camera" on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Loutit District Library from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Batts will explore ideas, techniques and compositional guidelines for improving your photography. Anyone with any kind of camera can attend and learn something new and can start taking better photos tomorrow.

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announce Labor Day and winter hours

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announce Labor Day and winter hours

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Loutit District Library will be closed Sunday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. It will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 9 a.m.

Although the library is closed, its website, www.loutitlibrary.org, is available 24 hours a day. Patrons can check on the availability of books and other resources at any of the libraries in the Lakeland Library Cooperative online. They can renew materials, place holds and review the status of their library accounts.

Sunday hours will resume on Sept. 7. The library’s winter hours will be in effect until Memorial Day 2015. The library’s winter hours are: