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Send us your Midnight Mass photos

Send us your Midnight Mass photos

Good evening and Merry Christmas!

As your family celebrates the holidays, show West Michigan your Christmas spirit by sending us a photo for our Midnight Mass photo galley.

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

Thank you!

Loutit District Library to provide help for e-reader owners

Loutit District Library to provide help for e-reader owners

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Got a new e-reader as a holiday gift?

Join Loutit District Library’s Adult Services Librarian Mary Kay Moran on Monday, January 2 from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. for a general instructional session on how to download library books to an e-reader.

Morin will cover the software needed, searching the catalog and downloading and transferring books. 

A sign-up sheet for one on one tutoring sessions will be available at this meeting for folks who need further help with their e-reader.

This session is free and open to the public in the library’s Program Room A. For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

Annual winter reading program set for Loutit District Library

Annual winter reading program set for Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Loutit District Library will host the 20th annual Cabin Fever Reliever, a winter reading program for adults, beginning January 1 and running through March 31, 2012.

Library Director John Martin said, “Many library patrons look forward to the beginning of this annual book club as a way of getting through those doldrums that can result from cold and gloomy winter weather.”

Adult readers can register and pick up a reading log at the library’s front desk during normal business hours. Those who read ten books in ten weeks will receive, while supplies last, this year’s gift, an insulated zippered lunch tote. The gifts are provided by the Friends of Loutit District Library.

Participants may choose their selections from among the library’s collection or request books from other libraries. However, to qualify for the program, the books must be checked out at Loutit District Library. 

SLS Foundation Raffle - A Chance to Win a Chevy Cruze

SLS Foundation Raffle - A Chance to Win a Chevy Cruze

From: http://www.slsfoundation.org/

The Spring Lake Schools Foundation is excited to announce its newest fundraising event - a car raffle.  From now through April 2012, $50 raffle tickets are available to purchase for an opportunity to win the ultimate prize: a Chevrolet Cruze Eco!

Additionally, in the months during the raffle, SLSF will hold drawings for iPads and Laker logo gear. The more tickets purchased, the better your chances of winning one of many great prizes.  Raffle tickets will be available at all school offices or from Spring Lake Schools Foundation Board Members.

Dont wait! Get your raffle ticket today!

Loutit District Library announces holiday hours

Loutit District Library announces holiday hours

GRAND HAVEN, Mich -- Loutit District Library will be closed Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday.

The Library will re-open on Monday, December 26 at 9:00 a.m. Although the library is closed, its Website, www.loutitlibrary.org, is available 24 hours a day throughout the holiday. 

Grand Haven businesses team up for "Occupy Small Street"

Grand Haven businesses team up for "Occupy Small Street"

Grand Haven, Michigan - Meg Lawton of West Michigan Company Soulseeds (www.soulseeds.com), has begun a campaign called "Occupy Small Street". She encourages everyone to support small independent businesses this holiday season. Meg Lawton believes we should get off Wall Street and put our money where our mouths are by shopping back on "Small" Street.

Lawton commented, "My heart breaks when I drive past closed family-owned retail shops. I imagine all the shattered hopes and financial stresses of the individuals involved and wish our communities could support them more. Just by being a little more mindful of where we spend our money we can help our communities grow."