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Local historian to speak on the life of Charles Langlade March 1

Local historian to speak on the life of Charles Langlade March 1

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The earliest person of European ancestry to regularly visit what is now Grand Haven was Charles-Michel Mouet de Langlade who was ordered to open a trading post at the mouth of the Grand River by French military authorities in 1755.

Former Grand Haven Area Public School teacher and local historian, Paul Trap, will present the “Life and Times of Charles Langlade” as the Grand River Greenway Celebration series contiues at the Loutit District Library on March 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Program Room A.

Find a 2012 Lenten Fish Fry

Find a 2012 Lenten Fish Fry

Here's a running list of the 2012 Lenten Fish Frys around West Michigan.  If you have a Fish Fry to tell everyone about, click HERE.


 


Share your 2012 Fish Fry Information

Share your 2012 Fish Fry Information

Got a great West Michigan Fish Fry for the 2012 Lenten season? Let everyone know about it!

See the complete list HERE.

Saint Mary's School to Host Preschool Open House, Kindergarten Enrollment & Visitation

Saint Mary's School to Host Preschool Open House, Kindergarten Enrollment & Visitation

SPRING LAKE, Mich., Feb. 15, 2012―Mike Devitt, principal with Saint Mary’s School at 421 east Exchange in Spring Lake, announced today that the school will host a Preschool Open House and Kindergarten enrollment meeting on March 1, plus a visitation to the Kindergarten class on March 8.  The general public is invited to attend.

All events are designed for enrollment purposes, to provide members of the community with information about preschool and kindergarten programs available at the school.  Saint Mary’s Preschool offers programs for children aged 3, 4 and 5 years.  A before-during-and-after school Extension Program is also available for working parents who need professional child care services.

GROW's CEO named one of 50 most influential women in West Michigan

GROW's CEO named one of 50 most influential women in West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Bonnie Nawara, CEO of Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW), has been selected as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan by the Grand Rapids Business Journal (GRBJ). GRBJ surveyed hundreds of deserving women throughout Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon Counties for this prestigious recognition. They will be honoring all 50 recipients on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI.
 

Botanical specialist to speak on the Grand River Greenway February 16

Botanical specialist to speak on the Grand River Greenway February 16

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.  -- The Grand River cuts a wide swath through Ottawa County, twisting past steep ravines on the east side of the county and swirling past sand dunes on the west side. River, ravines, dunes, and all the ecosystems in between make up the natural features of Ottawa County. 

In this exploration of the county's ecology, naturalist/retired teacher Bill Martinus will talk about the outstanding physical features of the county and the wide diversity of plant and animal life found here as the yearlong celebration of the Grand River Greenway continues at the Loutit District Library, Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Program Room A.

Calvin College graduate Bill Martinus is a botanical specialist for Aamazon Natural Resources Consulting, LLC. He has conducted extensive plant and animal surveys of the Grand River corridor that included the identification, classification, and mapping of ecosystem communities.