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Mona Shores Fiddlers

Mona Shores Fiddlers

All ages can experience the Mona Shores High School Fiddlers with their popular Irish and bluegrass fiddle music in the Loutit Library lobby at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven on Sunday, January 8 from 2pm-3pm. The Mona Shores High School Fiddlers have performed in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, along with touring Ireland and China! You don’t want to miss this performance!

Saint Mary's School to Display Photos of Community Service for Catholic Schools Week

Saint Mary's School to Display Photos of Community Service for Catholic Schools Week

SPRING LAKE, Mich., Jan. 3, 2012 - In observance of the 2012 "Catholic Schools Week," the Parent-Teacher organization at Saint Mary's Parish School is planning to display photo boards in the church's gathering space to highlight the many community service projects that children at the school participate in throughout the year.

Catholic Schools Week runs January 29 through February 5.  Saint Mary's Parish School is located at 421 east Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

Another display will feature various pictures of general school life and feature things like children participating in sporting events, color days, spirit days, guest speakers, dances, the Jingle Bell Parade, Parade of Saints, class celebrations and more.

Degage expands hours to combat cold weather

Degage expands hours to combat cold weather

To meet the needs of our city’s homeless population, Dégagé Ministries has expanded their hours. Identifying a gap in the community, local social service and municipal agencies have struggled to know where to direct our city’s homeless population during the afternoon hours so they can “warm up” and get off the street. Dégagé was grateful to answer the call and recently expanded its Dining Room services by 5 ½ hours each afternoon. It is now open seven days a week from 7:00 am-8:00 pm. Men and women staying in local missions must leave their facilities by 7:00 am and often have no place to go during these hours.  

Mona Shores High School Irish Fiddlers return to Loutit District Library January 8

Mona Shores High School Irish Fiddlers return to Loutit District Library January 8

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.  -- The Loutit District Library present the Mona Shores High School Fiddlers on January 8 for an afternoon of popular Irish fiddle music by singing and playing as the library’s Sunday concert series continues.

This free concert begins at 2:00 p.m. on the library’s upper level lobby. Library officals urged the public to come early due to limited seating. LDL opens at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Samer Jeroudi is the new Mona Shores High School Orchestra and Fiddlers director. The group was started to create an alternative style for string players that revolved around the performance of folk music from various cultures. This group of talented young people performs throughout West Michigan for numerous private parties and charity events each year.

Ottawa County Parks Director John Scholtz to kick off Grand River Greenway discussion series at LDL

Ottawa County Parks Director John Scholtz to kick off Grand River Greenway discussion series at LDL

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The Grand River Greenway has been in the making for the past quarter century and continues to be a work in progress.

Ottawa County Parks Director, John Scholtz will explain the greenway concept and tell how the approach lends itself to the preservation of natural lands and creation of recreational opportunities in our area at the Loutit District Library, January 5 at 7:00 p.m. in Program Room A.

His presentation will provide an overview of Ottawa County Parks and Open Spaces located along the Grand River corridor, including a description of natural and historic features, park facilities, and plans for future park development. Some of the best kept recreational secrets in the county will be revealed for your enjoyment year round.

This program launches a series of 24 yearlong programs presented by local historians and naturalists to discuss the unique aspects of the Greenway hosted at the library.

Charity drive assists local food pantry

JX Peterbilt – Grand Rapids presented the Family Network of Wyoming in Wyoming, Mich. a donation of $500 toward the agency’s efforts to help those in need.

“Our Associates are generous and support many local charities year-round and we’re pleased this holiday season they continued to give,” said Larry Raspor, General Manager of JX Peterbilt – Grand Rapids. “Additionally, the generosity of our parent company, JX Enterprises, was very impressive, donating a total of $7,500 to food pantries that serve communities in each of the company’s 15 locations throughout the Great Lakes Region. In monetary contributions alone, the company and its dealerships have donated more than $12,000 to more than a dozen organizations and relief efforts this year.”  

Send us your Christmas morning photos

Send us your Christmas morning photos

Good morning and Merry Christmas!

As you snap photos of your family opening gifts this Christmas morning, show West Michigan your Christmas spirit by sending us a photo for our Christmas Morning photo galley.

Send your photo to news@wzzm13.com. Please include your name, city, and a short caption.

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