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GHHS Lip Dub Video Premieres

In honor of the 2010 Grand Haven High School Hall of Fame, 275 GHHS students participated in a Lip Dub highlighting the high school, its programs, and this year's inductees.

Click here to watch the video.

2010 GHHS Hall of Fame Inductees To Be Honored


A Kendall College art professor and painter of national renown.  A Harvard Medical School assistant professor, researcher, and oncologist. A major league baseball player. The medical director of a prominent cancer center. A Chief Judge. The founder of a stock brokerage. A Harvard MBA and chairman of an international manufacturing company. Two effective and beloved teachers. A sports journalist. An All-American diver who built a storied college swim program. A war hero who returned home to lead a company. A decorated air force pilot. An undefeated football team and a dedicated team doctor.

What do all of the above have in common?

Library Fines Waived for Donations to People Center

SPRING LAKE -- Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all we have to be grateful for and share with those less fortunate. Spring Lake District Library will be hosting a fine amnesty week beginning Nov. 14 to encourage donations to The People Center. Those who donate new paper products or personal care items at the library from Nov. 14 to Nov. 20 can get up to $10 in library fines waived. The donations collected at Spring Lake District Library will go to The People Center in Spring Lake. For each regular size item donated (no sample sizes please), library patrons may have $1 deducted from their overdue fine total. The maximum amount of overdue fines that will be waived is $10.  Patrons must still return any overdue items and pay for lost or damaged items. 

Please consider making a donation if you don’t have library fines that could be waived. The demand for the basics of everyday living is greater than ever during difficult financial times.

Saint Mary’s fifth grade class leads coat drive

From: Tina L. Tilton, Saint Mary’s Parish School Board

Saint Mary’s School fifth grade class led by teacher Jean Jannenga is hosting a drive for new or gently used coats, mittens, gloves, hats and even blankets now until November 5.  All items collected by the students will be donated to the Muskegon Rescue Michigan. 

If you would like to make a donation you may do so at Saint Mary’s School on the corner of Prospect and Exchange Street (behind St. Mary’s Parish).

Anyone interested in obtaining further information may contact Saint Mary’s Parish School at 616/842-1282 or visit www.stmaryschoolspringlake.com.

Saint Mary’s School is located on the corner of Prospect and Exchange Street behind St.

American Red Cross Blood Drives in Your Area

Grand Haven, MI - As fall gets into full swing, the American Red Cross is encouraging all eligible donors to fall into the spirit of giving, by rolling up their sleeves and donating blood.

Every day, hospital patients need blood for the treatment of serious diseases and for emergency care related to accidents or trauma. Accident victims may need up to 100 units of blood.  Those undergoing liver transplants need approximately 20 units of blood.  As part of cancer or leukemia treatment, a patient will need 6-8 units of blood daily for two to four weeks.

Chamber of Commerce Partners with Next I.T. to Develop Website

From: Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce

(GRAND HAVEN, MI) The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg is proud and excited to announce the completion of the Boomerang Website thanks to a partnership with Next I.T.
 Boomerang is a career exploration event, started three years ago by a Chamber of Commerce Leadership Connect Class, who knew the development and retention of young leaders is a vital component to our community’s continued growth.  Of the students surveyed in 2009, almost 70% stated they planned on moving out of Northwest Ottawa County for various reasons.  Boomerang aims to change this mentality, and encourage students to bring their talent back to the area after further education.  To do this, Boomerang creates the opportunity for 11th grade students from Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Central High Schools to interact and ask questions about careers, education, skills, and training with local professionals.&

SLPS - Cancer Out Night

Spring Lake, MI - Tonight's Laker football game provides a unique opportunity to honor victims of cancer. The team will be wearing purple jerseys while fans will be wearing their purple tackling cancer t-shirts purchased during the September 17th game. If you didn't have a chance to purchase a t-shirt, please wear the color purple to the game to help support the cause.