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Former Marley band guitarist to perform at Loutit District Library for Jamaican Day

Former Marley band guitarist to perform at Loutit District Library for Jamaican Day

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.– Loutit District Library (LDL) will be filled with reggae music from a former Bob Marley band member for Jamaican Day on August 15.

The library’s Jamaican-themed day will also include a movie biography of Marley, a local steel drum band, and a chance for children to get faux dread locks. The program also promises to be informational, with the library staff featuring a collection of Jamaican travel and history books, CDs and DVDs. The event is offered by the LDL staff to present different topics of interest to learn.

LDL will present other themed days in the future that encourage patrons to learn, read, research and enjoy topics that might not be familiar to them.

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Climb aboard a historic train during free ice cream event August 15

Climb aboard a historic train during free ice cream event August 15

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—The Tri-Cities Historical Museum is inviting the community to celebrate summer with free ice cream this Thursday.

The “1223 Ice Cream Social” will take place aboard the historic 1223 Pere Marquette train August 15.  This is the only time this year the train will be open for public tours, which will take place between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.  The train will be stopped at Chinook Park, on Jackson Street in Grand Haven. 

Sweet Temptations will be serving up free ice cream between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.  There will also be live music and magic performances for the kids.  Children can take home a small jar of bubbles and an engineer hat, while supplies last.

New summer work program improves park and lives

New summer work program improves park and lives

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—Grand Haven State park is even better thanks to a program providing life skills to six Ottawa County teenagers.

This is the first year for the DNR Youth Works Summer Program in West Michigan.  Grand Haven State Park was the only location to have the program up and running in time for summer. 

The DNR Youth Works Summer Program is fashioned after a similar work program Traverse City State Park has been running for several years.  A job coach leads six high school students with developmental, physical and cognitive disabilities through a variety of tasks, including cleaning campsites, picking up litter, repairing concrete and mentoring children.  Supporters say the program also improves the lives of participants, encouraging quiet and withdrawn students to interact with state employees while finishing projects that would normally be ignored.

Loutit District Library to close August 2 and 3; reopening August 5

Loutit District Library to close August 2 and 3; reopening August 5

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Loutit District Library will be closed Friday, August 2 for a staff in-service and Saturday, Aug. 3 for the Coast Guard Parade.

The Library re- opens on Monday, Aug. 5 at 9 a.m. The library’s normal summer hours are:

West Michigan Summer 2013: Send us your photos!

West Michigan Summer 2013: Send us your photos!

Tammy Cunningham snapped this photo on Muskegon's Pere Marquette Park beach July 26.

Send  your West Michigan Summer 2013 photos to mytown@wzzm13.com  and we'll add them to our photo gallery!

 

Tri-Cities Unity Golf Classic set for August 12

Tri-Cities Unity Golf Classic set for August 12

SPRING LAKE, Mich.—Registrations are now being accepted for the eighth annual Tri-Cities Unity Golf Classic, to be held Monday, August 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Spring Lake Country Club, 17496 North Fruitport Road in Spring Lake.

The golf outing begins with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

Cost is $500 per team of four players or $125 per player. Numerous sponsorship opportunities abound and the general public is invited to attend. To register as an individual, a four-some or to receive further information, contact event organizer Matt Tilton at 616/836-2767 or email him at matt@engineeringsupply.com.

Funds raised from the Tri-Cities Unity Golf Classic benefit Catholic education throughout the Tri-Cities area schools. St. Mary’s School is accredited by the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools (M.A.N.S.)