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My Town: Annual winter reading program returns to Loutit District Library

My Town: Annual winter reading program returns to Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Loutit District Library will host the 23nd annual Cabin Fever Reliever, a winter reading program for adults, beginning Jan. 1 and running through March 31, 2015.

Participants who read or listen to ten books during this time will receive a thermometer keychain provided by the Friends of Loutit District Library.

Books and audiobooks must be checked out at Loutit District Library; eBooks and eAudiobooks must be downloaded from OverDrive. Adult readers can register and pick up a reading log at the checkout desk during normal business hours.

“Many library patrons look forward to the beginning of this annual book club as a way of getting through those doldrums that can result from cold and gloomy winter weather,” said Library Director John Martin.

My Town Grand Haven: St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish urges public to give blood Dec. 29

My Town Grand Haven: St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish urges public to give blood Dec. 29

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- For those in need of life-saving blood, a simple donation can go a long way.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish is encouraging the general public to set up an appointment and donate blood on Monday, Dec. 29, from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the church’s Family Center, 920 Fulton Street in Grand Haven.

“The Red Cross blood drive is a great way for people to pay it forward this holiday season, with a simple gift from the heart that will last a lifetime,” said Nancy Megley, RN, parish nurse with St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish.

My Town: Police call on public to stuff a 'blue goose'

My Town: Police call on public to stuff a 'blue goose'

WYOMING, Mich.-- While many people will be stuffing turkeys and chickens this Christmas, Michigan State Police are getting ready to stuff a blue goose, with the community's help.

The blue goose is actually a Michigan State Police patrol car, and the stuffing isn't made of bread.  Troopers are collecting new toys, clothing and non-perishable foods to fill the vehicle.  The donations will be turned over to the Salvation Army for distribution to Kent County and Ottawa County families in need.

Two patrol cars will be parked at the Wal-Mart stores in Grand Haven and Wyoming on Dec. 14.  Troopers will be collecting donations from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

My Town Grand Haven: Local Blues group performs at Loutit District Library Dec. 14

My Town Grand Haven: Local Blues group performs at Loutit District Library Dec. 14

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - Loutit District Library's Sunday concert series continues Dec. 14 with West Michigan Blues trio, "Sweet Blue."

Sweet Blue features the unique melodies and harmonies of Steve Weideman, John “Catfish Johnny” Stoneburner and Rick Belkofer. Combining three different backgrounds and skill sets, Sweet Blue covers a wide variety of styles in their original roots music.

This is the fourth in a series of nine free monthly concerts held on the second Sunday of the month from September through May 2015.  The concerts are held on LDL’s upper level lobby from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 200.

My Town: Spring Lake High School students donate hundreds of toys

SPRING LAKE,  Mich. -- WZZM 13 is celebrating the end to yet another successful Toys for Tots School Spirit Challenge, thanks to an army of students scattered across West Michigan.

More than 40 schools participated in this year's drive, collecting more than 11,000 toys. Spring Lake High School is donating 250 toys to the cause.

For additional toy totals and videos, visit the WZZM 13 Toys for Tots page.

My Town: Police call on public to stuff a 'Blue Goose'

My Town: Police call on public to stuff a 'Blue Goose'

WYOMING, Mich.-- While many people will be stuffing turkeys and chickens this Christmas, Michigan State Police are getting ready to stuff a blue goose, with the community's help.

The blue goose is actually a Michigan State Police patrol car, and the stuffing isn't made of bread.  Troopers are collecting new toys, clothing and non-perishable foods to fill the vehicle.  The donations will be turned over to the Salvation Army for distribution to Kent County and Ottawa County families in need.

Two patrol cars will be parked at the Wal-Mart stores in Grand Haven and Wyoming on Dec. 14.  Troopers will be collecting donations from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

My Town Grand Haven: Veteran's Appreciation Dinner Dec. 10

My Town Grand Haven: Veteran's Appreciation Dinner Dec. 10

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—Veterans are invited to enjoy free food during Clock Funeral Home’s Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner Wednesday, Dec. 10.

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Grand Haven funeral home will serve up chili and dessert for veterans.  Visitors can also enjoy live piano music by Dale Clock and take in the dozens of decorated trees decorated for Clock’s Trees For Charity celebration.   Each tree is tied to a charity.  Visitors can vote for their favorite tree or charity by donating at least $1.  The money will go to the charities and nonprofits mentioned on each entry.

“Veterans are always honored on their calendar holidays, which is a great thing, however it shouldn’t be limited to just that. Holidays can be lonely and often invoke emotion. Our team here at Clock’s want to provide a place for veterans to gather, share food and fellowship and simply enjoy. It’s our way of saying thank you,” said Dale and Jodi Clock.