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My Town Grand Haven: Play confronts the violence of rape in society today

My Town Grand Haven: Play confronts the violence of rape in society today

 

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - Local playwright Walter (Mac) Davis,  who had written, directed and starred last year in his Emily Dickens play, "Aberration of Starlight", has written another work- a more emotional piece titled "Every Six Minutes Violence" presented on Thursday, April 24 at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Avenue.

Davis’s play brings light to the fact that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. He believes his play provides a painful self-analysis of the violent act of rape to women in today’s society.

“'Every Six Minutes' is an attempt to create a work of art as its title identifies a primary fact: in the U.S. today,  a woman is raped every six minutes-and this statistic reflects only reported rapes,” said Davis.

Discount available for Katty Shack 5K Jan. 15

Discount available for Katty Shack 5K Jan. 15

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—  In honor of the upcoming “Celebrate Law Day”, the Ottawa County courts are offering a discount on an upcoming run this Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Participants of the Katty Shack 5K Memorial Run/Walk can save $5 on the $20 registration fee by signing up at the Grand Haven Days Inn Wednesday, between noon and 6 p.m.  Those who register that day will also be entered into a giveaway contest which includes a Grand Haven hotel package, movie gift certificates, food and a restaurant gift card.

The Katty Shack 5K honors those affected by violent crime.  The run was created in honor of four people murdered in September 2008 in Wright Township: Katherine Brown (nicknamed "Katty Shack"); and Jeremy, Tyler and Sharmaine Zimmer. Proceeds from the event will go to the Crime Victim Foundation of Michigan.

Ottawa County Sheriff's deputy shares tips to curb cyberbullying

Ottawa County Sheriff's deputy shares tips to curb cyberbullying

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--Has your child been a victim of cyberbullying?

Bullying is no longer limited to the playground and school hallways. With the advent of Facebook and other social media websites, today’s youth can be targeted even in their own homes. Join Ottawa County Sheriff's Deputy Sara Fillman at Spring Lake District Library on Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. to learn how you can deal with cyberbullies. Deputy Fillman will discuss how cyberbullying occurs, social media sites kids use most, what actions schools are taking and pertinent laws addressing bullying.

Church hosts information sessions to protect seniors September 10

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—United Methodist Church of the Dunes will host attorney general Bill Schuette’s Senior Brigade programs to help seniors and others interested in becoming knowledgeable about online safety and identity theft.

The free programs will be held Tuesday, September 10 from 1 p.m.  to 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The general public is invited to attend.  Program attendees can expect to learn the following information:

Ottawa County Sheriff's Department recruiting Citizen Police Academy

Ottawa County Sheriff's Department recruiting Citizen Police Academy

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is recruiting for its 2013 Citizen Police Academy.

The program is meant to raise awareness about the sheriff’s office role in the community.  Classes will address undercover drug investigations, firearms, the criminal justice legal system, accident investigations, community policing, and the duties of each agency within the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

The Citizen Police Academy will run September 10 to December 11.  Classes will take place 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Fillmore complex, located at 12220 Fillmore St.  For more information or to apply, call Sgt. Valerie Weiss at (616) 738-4622 or click here.

Man sentenced for selling counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores

A Florida man will spend 30 months in prison for trying to sell counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores.

As part of his punishment, 56-year-old Jeffrey Steven Telsey also faces three years of probation and must pay $400,506.17 in restitution, as well as a $25,000 fine.  

In January 2008, Homeland Security Investigations was notified that counterfeit Gillette Mach3 razor refills were being distributed through Meijer Stores.  Homeland Security began buying up the counterfeit razorblades from Telsey, who operated JCA Enterprises.  At the same time, Meijer Stores issued a company-wide recall for the counterfeit blades.

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Local Couple Offers Hope to Children With Incarcerated Parents At Camp New Day

Local Couple Offers Hope to Children With Incarcerated Parents At Camp New Day

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