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BBBS Bowl for Kids' Sake Fundraiser Comes to the Lakeshore

BBBS Bowl for Kids' Sake Fundraiser Comes to the Lakeshore

Muskegon, Mich. Hundreds of Lakeshore bowlers will hit the lanes March 18 through May14 to “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore. The annual bowling blast raises money to support mentoring programs for area children who could use a friend or role model in their lives.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is open to bowlers at all levels of ability, and anyone who wants to have a great time while supporting a good cause. The event is not competitive and scores don’t matter – it’s all about raising pledges, helping kids and having fun. Prizes are given out throughout each bowling event for everything from answering trivia questions to throwing a strike, or even a gutter ball! Special prizes will also be presented to top team recruiters and fundraisers.

Bowl events will be held at the following dates and times:

Hart – F.O.E.

"Grand Living" Community Profile goes Digital

"Grand Living" Community Profile goes Digital

The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg is excited to announce that the Community Profile & Business Directory is now available.  Entitled “Grand Living,” the Profile & Business Directory contains articles and stories about Northwest Ottawa County; as well as a complete listing of Chamber Members.

This year the publication is in an easy-to-use digital magazine format. The digital edition contains interactive content, including page-turning, links to websites and video, and a full search function.

To view the digital publication click here: www.harborhouse.com/digital/grandhavendirectory.htm.

Event to benefit GHAPS family

Christine Tooker, mother of twin boys (GHHS freshmen) and daughter Alicia (2009 GHHS graduate) has been diagnosed with a rare terminal cancer. Her only hope is a treatment in Houston, Texas, which is not covered by insurance. A fund-raiser has been organized to help cover the cost of this treatment:   Saturday, January 29 Grand Haven Eagles All you can eat taco bar and spaghetti dinner 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Adults - $10 / Kids (12 and under) - $5 Live band, auctions, raffles   Donations may also be made at Huntington Bank in Grand Haven.

Message from City of Grand Haven Mayor Roger Bergman

Message from City of Grand Haven Mayor Roger Bergman

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

In the middle of 2010, Grand Haven received a doubledose of good news. A Gallup Survey of all metropolitan areas in the United States found that the Grand Haven/Holland area ranked second in the Well Being/Happiness index. Our perception of our general happiness is among the very best in the country! Later in the  summer, we got the next batch of Gallup results - in meeting basic needs and providing a safe environment, we are #1 in America!

As Mayor, it is my job to boast a little bit about our position in such polls. After the initial shine wears off, the real work starts. The only thing more difficult than reaching number one is staying number one.
How do we improve on our perceptions of well being and general safety? We need to increase the number of people who have these positive impressions of our area.

Next book announced for Loutit District Library’s monthly reading group

Next book announced for Loutit District Library’s monthly reading group

GRAND HAVEN -- Loutit District Library’s Adult Services Librarian, Mary Kay Moran, has selected Life is So Good by author George Dawson as February’s book to be discussed at her monthly reading group.

Moran says Dawson’s memoir is an inspiring saga of how someone who was the grandson of a slave managed to navigate the brutally segregated small Texas town of Marshall, where Dawson was born, without losing his integrity or enjoyment of life.

The product of a collaboration between Dawson and a high school history teacher, the book juxtaposes significant events of the century with Dawson's personal experiences. Moran goes on to say Dawson learned to read when he was 98 years old.

Moran’s monthly book discussions are held every second Thursday of the month in LDL’s Program Room B from 7-8:30 p.m. The discussion group is composed of men and women of all ages and new members are always welcome.

GHAPS staff hosts event to support school family

Grand Haven Area Public Schools staff members are hosting an event to help one of their school families- the Lamadline's - who lost their home and all of their belongings in a house fire on December 14. Jared Lamadline is a Lakeshore Middle School student.
The event, called a "Home-Raising", will be held at the Education Service Center (ESC) on January 12 from 3:00 to 5:00 for the Lamadline Family. Those who are interested in helping the family are asked to purchase an item from their registry at Walmart and bring it to the ESC gathering on January 12 - where the family will be in attendance. In addition, there is an account established at Fifth Third Bank to collect funds to help the family replace their belongings.

For more information, contact Robin Leppanen at 616.850.6512 or Cindy Benson at 616.850.5045.

Loutit District Library presents movie matinee

Loutit District Library presents movie matinee

GRAND HAVEN -- Hotel for Dogs will be the feature movie for kids and their family at Loutit District Library’s matinee on Saturday, January 29 in the Program Room A from 2:00 to 3:45 p.m.  

Admission and popcorn is free. For more information call 616-842-5560, ext. 216 or visit www.loutitlibrary.org.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The library serves 35,510 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District.