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Saint Mary's School students design rosaries for military service members, community citizens

SPRING LAKE, Mich., May 15, 2011 – Inspired by a desire to develop a service project that will help military service members and ailing church members listed in the church bulletin, plus community citizens?junior high school youth attending Saint Mary’s Parish School in Spring Lake have designed and created 60 beaded rosaries which are being given to those in need free of charge.

With direction by Tricia Suchecki, sixth-grade teacher at Saint Mary’s School, who previously had led students in making beaded rosaries while employed with Saint Catherine’s School in Ravenna, the students of Saint Mary’s School in Spring Lake have been working for two months providing family members, fellow students and others their creations.

Saint Mary's School to honor student achievers at Athletic Banquet, Spelling Bee, Talent Show

Saint Mary’s Parish School will be placing the spotlight on student achievers at the upcoming Athletic Banquet, Spelling Bee, and Talent Show May 16, 17 and 19 in Saint Mary’s Activity Center, located at 421 east Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

The annual Athletic Banquet will be held Monday, May 16 at 6 p.m.  Dinner consisting of pizza and dessert will be served at 6:15 p.m., followed by the awards presentation at 6:30 p.m.

The annual and very popular Spelling Bee will pit students against some of the toughest words in print on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m.

A spring Talent Show will showcase performances by students from all grades at Saint Mary’s School on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m.  All performers will provide their own music and props.  Student Council members are putting the production together to feature students with a variety of acts to share.

Loutit District Library to host Gary Morrison as WWII news correspondent Ernie Pyle

Loutit District Library to host Gary Morrison as WWII news correspondent Ernie Pyle

GRAND HAVEN -- Gary Morrison will perform his one-man show, “Hi, I’m Ernie Pyle,” on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Loutit District Library’s program rooms A and B.

Morrison takes Pyle’s most hard hitting, poignant, relevant, and comical dispatches and presents them in a way Pyle would have if he were alive today; up close and personal. He is not just reading Pyle’s dispatches, but relating them as if he is speaking to each audience member individually.

At the time of death on April 18, 1945, Pyle was the most widely read of all correspondents covering World War II. That is because he wrote about the war from the soldier’s perspective; outside, on the ground, and in the trenches alongside with them.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Great Strides 5k

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Great Strides 5k

The GREAT STRIDES walk is at the Grand Haven - Lakeshore Middle School on May 22, 2011. Lakeshore Middle School is at 900 Cutler Street, Grand Haven.

Come join Sophia's Just Breathe Team and help us reach her fundraising goal of $3,000 by sponsoring our team. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively, as nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education.

Visit this page to sign up or donate...it only takes a few minutes.

International Aid sending relief supplies to tornado victims

International Aid sending relief supplies to tornado victims

Help alleviate suffering in the South!

A massive system of tornadoes and violent storms unleashed destruction upon several Southern U.S. states, killing over 300 people and leaving entire neighborhoods in ruin.

Fatalities occurred in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia and Arkansas.

To help in the relief effort, visit www.give2ia.org and designate your funds for “Tornado Victims.”

“Our hearts go out to the families and communities affected by these devastating storms,” said Brian Anderson, International Aid’s CEO. “The damage is vast, but International Aid is committed to bringing relief to the hurting and to support organizations engaged in what will be a long rebuilding process.”

In the wake of these devastating storms and tornadoes, International Aid is working to rush supplies to our partners serving in the hardest hit communities in the South.

Help support breast cancer research

During the Month of May you can help the campaign called D-Feat Breast Cancer. Visit any one of Midnite Sun location and donate $1-$10 to support vitamin D breast cancer research. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in North Amercan women. In 2011 there will be 200,000 new breast cancer cases discovered in the United States and Canada and 45,000 women will die from this deisease.

There are several Midnite Sun & Cruise locations you can find in West Michigan.


2nd Annual Katty Shack 5K to honor Wright murder victims

To honor the four victims of the 2008 Wright Township murders committed by Troy Brake, the 2nd Annual Katty Shack 5K is scheduled this year for Saturday, April 30 in Grand Haven! Last year the mother, Natalie Kick-Brown of one of the victims, Katherine Brown started this annual 5K in Katherine's honor. Friend's called Katherine, "Katty Shack" where the name of the 5K originated. A 5K walk & 1-mile run/walk are offered, as well as the 5K run, giving individuals of all ages and physical abilities the chance to participate. The race begins at 9am at the First Presbyterian Church at 508 Franklin Street in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Friday, April 29 a pre-race Spaghetti Dinner & Fitness Expo will take place at St. Patrick's Family Center at 920 Fulton St.