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Local historian to speak on Grand River’s lumbering era

Local historian to speak on Grand River’s lumbering era

GRAND HAVEN, MI,  -- Local historian Dr. Wally Ewing will present his program titled, “Lumbering: The Short, Happy Life of a Bygone Era,” at the Loutit District Library (LDL) on Thursday, Dec. 6 as part of year-long Grand River Greenway Celebration series.

Ewing’s presentation begins with the first permanent white settlers at the mouth of the Grand River on Nov. 2, 1834, how they saw endless profit from the tall white pines and hardwoods, however in less than 60 years the trees where completed gone.

Ewing discusses how the lumber industry made many men rich with employment opportunities economic growth and occasional disaster. His program will conclude with a period of questions and answers.    

Ewing’s free presentation will be held in LDL’s Program Room A from 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

City of Grand Haven leaf drop-off

City of Grand Haven leaf drop-off

There are still three Saturdays left for the City of Grand Haven's leaf drop-off.

Visit http://www.grandhaven.org for additional information.

Grand River Greenway Celebration series continues at LDL Nov. 16

Grand River Greenway Celebration series continues at LDL Nov. 16

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- The Loutit District Library (LDL) invites the public to join Natural Resources Manager for Ottawa County Parks, Melanie Manion, for her program titled “Grand River Invasion: Invasive Plants That Threaten Our River” on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

Manion’s program will discuss how non-native species of concern wreak havoc in the Grand River’s ecosystem by displacing native species. Her program will conclude with solutions on how to manage them. A period of questions and answers from the audience will follow her program.

Riverboat captain of The Grand Lady presents boat’s history Nov. 1

Riverboat captain of The Grand Lady presents boat’s history Nov. 1

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- The public is invited to the Loutit District Library (LDL) on Thursday, Nov. 1 to hear the history of the riverboat, The Grand Lady, as presented by its captain as part of the Grand River Greenway Celebration series.

Captain Bill Boynton, owner of The Grand Lady riverboat, grew up hearing many tales of the river and its steamboats from visitors to his family’s farmhouse. He attended the famous Steamboat Festival along the Ohio River at Marietta, OH, and saw paddlewheelers of all types, sparking the idea of building one. In his shop, he began welding the hull and continued building for nearly two years, following Coast Guard specifications.

2012 Village of Spring Lake fall leaf pickup

2012 Village of Spring Lake fall leaf pickup

The Village of Spring Lake will provide the fall leaf pickup program beginning October 22 thru November 16.  Leaves must be raked onto the street and off of the lawn, except for the leaves on M-104 (Savidge Street) ~ leaves must be bagged.  The hose on the vacuum truck is limited in length; therefore piles on the lawn are hard to reach.

The Village will be posting a progress report online on Facebook, on NIXLE, near the Savidge Street door of Village Hall and updated messages will also be available by calling 607-1188.  These daily reports are intended to inform the residents of where DPW Leaf Crew has been and will be in the following days.  

JUST A REMINDER

2012 Village of Spring Lake Fall Leaf Drop Off

2012 Village of Spring Lake Fall Leaf Drop Off

From: http://www.springlaketwp.org/

Leaves in biodegradable paper bags may be dropped off at the DPW building. Spring Lake Township and Village residents only.

October 20 - November 17
Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm
Saturdays 10am - 4pm

16747 150th

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