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Western Michigan Christian High School Break Through the Noise Event


Please join us at 7:30, September 24th for the 8th grade student and parent event to answer the question, "Why WMCHS?" The teachers will be doing some really cool activities in the classrooms and there’s a lot of other fun stuff going on. Students and parents can tour the school, meet teachers and current students at WMCHS. RSVP online to get free tickets to the Volleyball Triangular at 6pm at: tickets.wmchs.net. Parent and student event starts at 7:30 and goes until 9pm.

Pets to breathe easier in Spring Lake

Two Fire departments in Ottawa County recently have received a donation that will help prevent pets from falling victim to smoke inhalation due to fire.
Invisible Fence Brand located in Rockford, Mi will be donating oxygen recovery mask kits for pets to the Spring Lake Fire Stations next week, September 20 at their Fire Training meeting @ 7pm, at Station #2.
"With this donation, we hope to contribute to saving more pets and hopefully protect pet owners that may risk their own life to save a pet in a fire," says Tom Winquist, owner, Invisible Fence.
Although the number of pets that die in fires is not an official statistic kept by the U.S.

Grand Haven - Walk MS

From: http://walkmig.nationalmssociety.org

When: Saturday - September 11, 2010

We are excited to announce Grand Haven as a NEW Walk MS site this year! Plans are underway to make this year’s event a great day of fun and festivities in support of those living with multiple sclerosis, their families, and caregivers. A light breakfast and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring drinks, snacks, or lunch for yourself.

The 13 Walk MS sites in Michigan could not happen without support from dedicated leadership volunteers in the community. If you would like to join the planning committee, please e-mail walk@mig.nmss.org, or if you'd like to volunteer for Walk MS, please call Liz at 248-351-2190 ext.

Spring Lake Mobile Food Truck

Doors open at 5pm for registration and a free pizza dinner, with grocery distribution to follow. Groceries are avaiable for anyone in the community who is in need. There will be facepainting and crafts for kids. Located at Spring Lake Wesleyan Church, in Spring Lake across from the Burger King. For more info please call 616-842-9022 ext 304

Location: 15550 Cleveland St, Spring Lake
Date: 9/3/10
Start Time: 5:00 p.m.
End Time: 6:00 p.m.

Grand Haven Beach Clean-up

Thursday, September 2, 6:00 p.m.
Environment & Natural Resources Committee

The City's Environment and Natural Resources Committee has organized a beach clean-up at the Grand Haven City Beach for Thursday, September 2, at 6:00 p.m.  Clean-up volunteers will meet at the city beach parking lot by the picnic table.  Help keep beaches in Grand Haven beautiful!  Anyone interested in volunteering will be welcomed.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Joe VanderStel at the Water Treatment Plant at (616) 847-3487.

Sidewalks are Closed in Grand Haven?

Why does Grand Haven have a construction sign up right now indicating that the sidewalks are closed? Plenty of people are walking on the sidewalks. After all, it is summer in downtown Grand Haven and the weather has been fantastic!

I noticed the sign while sitting in the "Grand" Restaurant the other evening, enjoying their delightful Spicy Crab Roll and a Lemon Drop. (They make the best fresh Lemon Drops and if you have not tried one, put it on your list). The "Sidewalk Closed" sign was in full view of my quaint & romantic window table.

Yes - the sidewalk and road construction is talking place in downtown Grand Haven, everyone knows it, but folks are still enjoying the great restaurants, meeting the out of townee's, the view of the boats on the channel and our one and only historical musical fountain.

So, my question is: Do you care that the sidewalks in downtown Grand Haven are closed?