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Fall Harvest Ballroom Dance

Fall Harvest Ballroom Dance

The Commons of Evergreen present the Fall Harvest Ballroom Dance with music by Pacific Lite on Saturday, October 11th from 7 - 10pm.  Admission is $10 for a Commons member and $15 for Non-members.

Everyone is asked to bring an appetizer or snack to share.

Reservations and payment must be made by Thursday, October 9th.

Evergreen Commons is located at 480 State St. in Holland, MI 49423. Please mail your reservation and check to this address.

“Still Missing” with Author Ross Richardson

“Still Missing” with Author Ross Richardson

“Still Missing” with Author Ross Richardson

 

Unsolved mysteries in the Michigan region are the topics of author and adventurer Ross Richardson’s latest book, “Still Missing: Rethinking the D.B. Cooper Case and Other Mysterious Unsolved Disappearances.”  Richardson will be discussing several cases about missing people, ships and airplanes at Spring Lake District Library on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:00 p.m. A book signing will follow the presentation.

 

In 2010 Richardson discovered the wreck of the treasure ship Westmorland. Richardson has been involved in more than twenty Great Lake shipwreck discoveries over the past fifteen years.  He has expanded his investigations to include those of the freighter Andaste, which sank in 1929, disappearing planes, and a new theory about infamous skyjacker D.B. Cooper.

 

Fatal Crossing: Quest for Answers @ SLDL

Fatal Crossing: Quest for Answers @ SLDL

Fatal Crossing: Quest for Answers @ SLDL

On June 23, 1950, Northwest Airlines Flight 2501, a DC-4 with 58 people on board, disappeared over Lake Michigan. Over half a century later nationally acclaimed author and shipwreck explorer Clive Cussler teamed up with Valerie van Heest of the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association to attempt to find the submerged plane wreckage. Join Valerie van Heest, award winning author and member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, at Spring Lake District Library on Thurs., Sept. 25, at 7:00 p.m. to learn what was discovered.

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

My Town Grand Haven: Plant-based diet the focus of St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish presentations

My Town Grand Haven: Plant-based diet the focus of St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish presentations

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. As more Americans today learn about overall health and the risks of degenerative disease linked to diet, the medical community is striving to get people to eat more plant-based foods.

Whether a person self-identifies as a flexitarian, vegetarian, semi-vegetarian or pescatarian, more information is now available to help people make wise choices about their eating habits.

To help increase awareness about plant-based cooking and food consumption, the health committee at St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish is planning three educational presentations for the public.  Each event is free and will be held in the parish Family Center at 7 p.m. on the following dates:

My Town: Grand Haven Women’s Club concert to kick off LDL’s Sunday music series

My Town: Grand Haven Women’s Club concert to kick off LDL’s Sunday music series

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The Loutit District Library begins its sixth season of Sunday afternoon concerts on Sept. 14 with a library centennial offering presented by the Grand Haven Women’s Club.

Ron Hlebinski, the organist at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Haven, will be playing ragtime music of the era from Scott Joplin and others. In addition, Dr. Wallace Ewing will offer vignettes and glimpses of life in Grand Haven during the same time frame--the beginning of our modern library. The Grand Haven Women's Club will also provide tea for all attending to round out the afternoon.

This is the first in a series of nine free monthly concerts held at LDL on the second Sunday of the month through May 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Concerts are held on the library’s upper level lobby. For more information, visit the LDL website at www.loutitlibrary.org or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 200.

Michigan Notable Book Author Mardi Jo Link @ SLDL

Michigan Notable Book Author Mardi Jo Link @ SLDL

Michigan Notable Book Author Mardi Jo Link @ SLDL

 

Meet Michigan Notable Book author, former crime reporter, tournament pool player, soccer mom, and Detroit Lions fan Mardi Jo Link at Spring Lake District Library. Link will be talking about her memoir Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm, on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:00 p.m. Bootstrapper was chosen as one of this year’s Michigan Notable Books. A book signing will follow the presentation.

 

Bootstrapper is the story of how Link’s sense of humor and determination helped her overcome her financial struggles when her marriage of 19 years ended. By acquiring new skills like chicken wrangling and hog butchering, and with the help of her three sons, Link managed to avoid impending foreclosure. Link’s struggles to overcoming hardship and adversity leave her a stronger woman, and her readers with the satisfaction of knowing that hard work pays off.