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Library taking reservations for free small business workshop

 Library taking reservations for free small business workshop

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Registration is now open for a free entrepreneur and business workshop at the Loutit District Library (LDL), Saturday, June 22 that would  help anyone realize their dream of owning and running their own business.

Muskegon Community College business instructor Tom Schurino will present his workshop How to Start Your Own Small Business in Michigan from noon until 1:30 p.m. in LDL’s Program Room A. To register, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

Loutit District Library digs into the mysteries held by dirt June 13

Loutit District Library digs into the mysteries held by dirt June 13

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.– One never knows what could be found in dirt, but that mystery will be answered as Loutit District Library (LDL) presents “Take a Look at Dirt.”

Retired science teacher Bill Scott will lead the presentation, which will take place June 13 at 10 a.m.  Scott’s program invites kids to peek under the microscope for a look at bugs, earthworms and fossils.

The free program will be held in Program Room A. For more information on LDL programs, visit http://www.loutitlibrary.org/ or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 216. 

Scott graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in science education with a double major in chemistry and biology. He received his Masters Degree from Western Michigan University. He taught science for 31 years at Mona Shores High School.

St. Mary's White Elephant Sale/Festival Events Begin June 28

St. Mary's White Elephant Sale/Festival Events Begin June 28

SPRING LAKE, Mich., June 7, 2013―Gently used electronics, books, movies, toys, furniture, clothing, linens, housewares, hardware, Christmas and holiday items will all be accepted at St. Mary’s School between June 12 and 25, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., in preparation for the well-attended annual “White Elephant Sale.”

The White Elephant Sale, which is open to the general public, will be held June 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at Saint Mary’s School, 421 East Exchange Street, Spring Lake.  Local Spring Lake residents Brian Fedewa and Jim Twa are serving as co-chairpersons for this year’s White Elephant Sale, as well as the popular St. Mary’s Festival.  The Festival is one of the school’s largest fundraisers of the year, with funds raised used to offset the cost of tuition.

Library Summer Reading Programs begin June 11 with Truck Petting Zoo

Library Summer Reading Programs begin June 11 with Truck Petting Zoo

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – Loutit District Library (LDL) staff will kick off their list of summer reading programs with a Truck Petting Zoo on June 11, from 10 a.m. until noon.

This program is free and held in the LDL's Fourth Street parking lot. Kids will have a chance to take an up-close look at trucks and other vehicles used to help keep Grand Haven in good shape. The vehicles on display include a 23 foot Harbor Transit bus, Department of Public Works new Caterpillar backhoe, North Ottawa Community ambulance, police cruiser and fire truck. Attendants will be available to answer questions about their vehicle.

For more information on LDL programs, visit http://www.loutitlibrary.org/ or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 216. 

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Donations needed for LIVE UNITED Community Baby Shower

Donations needed for LIVE UNITED Community Baby Shower

Greater Ottawa County United Way is looking for donations for the annual LIVE UNITED Community Baby Shower, to help low income families living in Ottawa County.

From June 10 through June 21, the organization will be collecting donations for families with children under age five.  Suggested donations include: clothing, educational toys and books, car seats, high chairs, hygiene items, diapers and wipes. Perishables and used items will not be accepted. Last year, more than $5,000 worth of baby or preschool items were donated.

Donations can be dropped off during regular business hours at the following locations:

  • Tri Cities YMCA (1 Y Dr., Grand Haven)
  • Anytime Fitness (1027 S. Beacon Blvd., Grand Haven)
  • Smile Grand Haven (1203 S. Beechtree St., Grand Haven)
  • McDonald’s (657 E. 8th Street, Holland)
  • McDonald’s (12645 Riley Street, Holland)
  • DeNooyer Chevrolet (600 E.

Feast of the Strawberry Moon June 8 and June 9

Feast of the Strawberry Moon June 8 and June 9

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- The community is invited to experience life during the late 1700s, recreated at Harbor Island in Grand Haven.

Feast of the Strawberry Moon runs Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This re–enactment is sponsored by the Tri-Cities Historical Museum on Washington in Grand Haven.  Admission is $5 per person or $15 for  a family. 

For more information, call (616) 842-0700 or visit  http://www.tri-citiesmuseum.org/.

St. Mary's teachers prepare to defend Tug-of-War title

St. Mary's teachers prepare to defend Tug-of-War title

SPRING LAKE, Mich.― St. Mary’s Parish School will hold its annual “Field Day" on Thursday, June 6.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school grounds, located at 421 East Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

This year's Field Day will feature games and the popular Tug-of-War Showdown. In 2012, St. Mary’s teachers captured the Tug-of-War crown and are posed to defend it at this year’s event. 

The day’s itinerary includes the following:

  • 8:45 a.m. -11 a.m.:  Students in various grades participate in Field Day activities.  Game rotations include sack races, spoon and egg races, and more.
  • 11 a.m.:  Hot dog roast begins with grades K through first.
  • 11:15 a.m.:  Hot dog roast for second through fourth graders
  • 11:30 a.m.:  Hot dog roast for students in grades five through seven
  • 1:30 p.m.