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Hot Air Balloon Shows are always a Thrill

Hot Air Balloon Shows are always a Thrill

The Hudsonville Fairgrounds is the place to be on July 24, (5-9pm) and July 25 (1-10pm).

The 2015 Grand Rapids Balloon Festival, hosted by RE/MAX of Grand Rapids and presented by our numerous community sponsors, will be held on these dates. All proceeds to support the Children’s Miracle Network (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital). Admission is free and a charge of $5.00 for parking.

There will be 30 Hot Air Balloons, Kids Stage, Vendor Bazaar, Classic Car Show, Arts & Craft Fair, Farmer’s Market and a Movie in the Park. Lots and lots of activities for kids. This Free, Fun and Family Focused event will be the place to be.

Meekhof Welcomes Constituent to Memorial Day Service

Meekhof Welcomes Constituent to Memorial Day Service

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R – West Olive, welcomed a local constituent, Ms. Charlotte Nelis to the State of Michigan Senate Memorial Day service, held yesterday on the Senate floor in Lansing and hosted by the honorable Senator Patrick Colbeck.

“It was a blessing to have Ms. Nelis join me for the service,” said Meekhof. “It is important that we never forget the sacrifices made by Ms. Nelis, Sgt. Seif and the rest of their family and friends.”

Ms. Nelis’s son, Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif, was one of the seven marines and four soldiers killed in a helicopter crash while conducting a night training mission in Florida recently.

Grand Haven Musical Fountain Performances Return

Grand Haven Musical Fountain Performances Return

This family oriented event starts up with nightly performances beginning Memorial Day weekend & runs until Labor Day. Performances then are held Friday & Saturday evenings through September.

Nightly performances of varying starting times from 8:30pm – 10:10pm will take place, based on the darkness behind Dewey Hill. A 2-week playlist schedule will be posted at the waterfront stadium & also in the Grand Haven Tribune.

Summer – Fall Schedule:

The fountain will start at:

10:00pm on May 3 & 4, 10 & 11 and May 17th through June 12th.

10:10pm from June 13th through July 10th.

10:00pm from July 11th through August 1st.

9:50pm from August 2nd through August 15th.

9:30pm from August 16th through September 5th.

9:00pm on September 5 & 6.

8:30pm on September 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27.

Sierra Club Forum to Focus on Air Quality in West Michigan

Sierra Club Forum to Focus on Air Quality in West Michigan

GRAND HAVEN, MI – With summer just around the corner, comes ozone action days. What solutions are out there?

Come to a forum presented by the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter on Thursday, June 4 at the Loutit District Library composed of local and statewide activists and experts:

- Michigan Department of Community Health Asthma Network and Michigan Air/Michigan Health

- Local students who have recently done air quality testing led by Holland League of Women Voters Representative Don Triezenberg

- GVSU Professor of Sustainability Eric Nordman, and

-Chuck Tawney from the West Michigan Jobs Group

The program begins at 7:00 p.m. in LDL’s Program Room A. Attendees are encouraged to come early for the booths, demonstrations and exhibits beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Farmers Market to Open

Farmers Market to Open

On Saturday’s starting May 9 from 8am – 1pm, the Grand Haven Farmers Market will again be open for the community to shop fresh & local from area farmers.

Fresh seasonal produce & flowers to baked goods and so much more will be found at the Chinook Pier located at 301 N. Harbor Drive in Grand Haven.

Call: (616)842-4910 or visit www.grandhavenchamber.org

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

49 million people face hunger every day, including 16,000 million children. The month of May is time for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive sponsored by the Postal Service.

You have a chance to make a difference for those in need & put smiles on faces this Saturday, May9! Place non-perishable food items in a bag or box by your mailbox for the letter carriers in your area to pick up, while they drop off your mail.

These food items will be sorted & delivered to area food banks or pantries for families less fortunate.

Visit www.usps.com for more information.

Folias Flute and Guitar Duo concludes LDL’s Fifth Sunday Afternoon Concert series May 17

Folias Flute and Guitar Duo concludes LDL’s Fifth Sunday Afternoon Concert series May 17

GRAND HAVEN, MI – The Grand Rapids-based Folias Flute and Guitar Duo was founded by the husband and wife duo Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron in 2002.

On May 17 at the Loutit District Library (LDL), the duo will their perform original flute and guitar music influenced by classical, tango, and jazz.

They have performed in concert halls, clubs, and for tango events across North America. The duo’s original compositions and arrangements have been recorded on the Blue Griffin Recording and White Pine Music labels and have been reviewed by Flute Talk and Fanfare.

For more information about Folias Flute and Guitar Duo, visit their website at foliasmusic.com.

The concert will be held on LDL’s upper level lobby area from 2-3 p.m. Library officials urged the public to come early due to limited seating. LDL opens at 1p.m. on Sundays.