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My Town: Police call on public to stuff a 'blue goose'

My Town: Police call on public to stuff a 'blue goose'

WYOMING, Mich.-- While many people will be stuffing turkeys and chickens this Christmas, Michigan State Police are getting ready to stuff a blue goose, with the community's help.

The blue goose is actually a Michigan State Police patrol car, and the stuffing isn't made of bread.  Troopers are collecting new toys, clothing and non-perishable foods to fill the vehicle.  The donations will be turned over to the Salvation Army for distribution to Kent County and Ottawa County families in need.

Two patrol cars will be parked at the Wal-Mart stores in Grand Haven and Wyoming on Dec. 14.  Troopers will be collecting donations from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

My Town Grand Haven: Local Blues group performs at Loutit District Library Dec. 14

My Town Grand Haven: Local Blues group performs at Loutit District Library Dec. 14

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - Loutit District Library's Sunday concert series continues Dec. 14 with West Michigan Blues trio, "Sweet Blue."

Sweet Blue features the unique melodies and harmonies of Steve Weideman, John “Catfish Johnny” Stoneburner and Rick Belkofer. Combining three different backgrounds and skill sets, Sweet Blue covers a wide variety of styles in their original roots music.

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

My Town: Police call on public to stuff a 'Blue Goose'

My Town: Police call on public to stuff a 'Blue Goose'

WYOMING, Mich.-- While many people will be stuffing turkeys and chickens this Christmas, Michigan State Police are getting ready to stuff a blue goose, with the community's help.

The blue goose is actually a Michigan State Police patrol car, and the stuffing isn't made of bread.  Troopers are collecting new toys, clothing and non-perishable foods to fill the vehicle.  The donations will be turned over to the Salvation Army for distribution to Kent County and Ottawa County families in need.

Two patrol cars will be parked at the Wal-Mart stores in Grand Haven and Wyoming on Dec. 14.  Troopers will be collecting donations from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

My Town Grand Haven: Veteran's Appreciation Dinner Dec. 10

My Town Grand Haven: Veteran's Appreciation Dinner Dec. 10

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—Veterans are invited to enjoy free food during Clock Funeral Home’s Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner Wednesday, Dec. 10.

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Grand Haven funeral home will serve up chili and dessert for veterans.  Visitors can also enjoy live piano music by Dale Clock and take in the dozens of decorated trees decorated for Clock’s Trees For Charity celebration.   Each tree is tied to a charity.  Visitors can vote for their favorite tree or charity by donating at least $1.  The money will go to the charities and nonprofits mentioned on each entry.

“Veterans are always honored on their calendar holidays, which is a great thing, however it shouldn’t be limited to just that. Holidays can be lonely and often invoke emotion. Our team here at Clock’s want to provide a place for veterans to gather, share food and fellowship and simply enjoy. It’s our way of saying thank you,” said Dale and Jodi Clock.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Hold Fair Trade Gift Sale Dec. 6-7

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Hold Fair Trade Gift Sale Dec. 6-7

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- One-of-a-kind crafts and food items from artisans and farmers from 30 developing countries will be available Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7, during the St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Fair Trade Gift Sale.

The general public is invited to attend and support artisans and farmers move toward sustainability.

“We are offering this event to promote moral spending, which is a conscious act to support both the artisan and product.  Through the Fair Trade co-operatives in developing countries, chocolate and coffee farmers as well as other artisans receive a fair price for the items they produce and sell here in the United States,” said Sally Moser, co-chairwoman of the St. Patrick―St. Anthony Social Justice Commission.

My Town Grand Haven: Christmas Arts & Craft Show returns this weekend

My Town Grand Haven: Christmas Arts & Craft Show returns this weekend

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- With the holidays just around the corner, the community is invited to check out more than 50 booths with one-of-a-kind craft items that could make great gifts.

The Christmas Arts & Craft show will run this Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m. at the Grand Haven Community Center, located at 421 Columbus Ave. 

For more upcoming events, call (616) 842-5518 or visit www.visitgrandhaven.com.

LDL Centennial Programs conclude Dec. 4 with closer look at Woodrow Wilson

LDL Centennial Programs conclude Dec. 4 with closer look at Woodrow Wilson

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Woodrow Wilson is widely known as an idealistic progressive,  but he was much more complicated than the textbooks make him out to be -- in his prejudices, his racy relationships, his political maneuvering, and his view of war and peace.

On Thursday, Dec. 4, Loutit District Library presents Gleaves Whitney, director of Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center, who will discuss the real Woodrow Wilson.