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Grand Haven Coast Guardsmen to support Toys for Tots

Grand Haven Coast Guardsmen to support Toys for Tots

From: Sector Field Office and Electronic Support Detachment Grand Haven

U.S. Coast Guard personnel from Sector Field Office and Electronic Support Detachment Grand Haven are scheduled support the U.S. Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots campaign, beginning Friday at noon.

Uniformed Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel will accept unwrapped new toys in the Starbucks parking lot on the corner of US-31 and Jackson Street Friday afternoon from noon until 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

On display will be a Coast Guard Response Boat-Small (RB-S) and a Marine Corps Toys for Tots trailer, which military personnel hope to fill with the donated toys.

“Grand Haven Coast Guard personnel are treated like family by the citizens of the tri-cities area,” said Lt.

Annual Chamber Jingle Bell Parade this Saturday

From: Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s 2010 Jingle Bell Parade will take place this Saturday, December 4 starting at 6:00 p.m.  The parade will travel west on Franklin Street beginning at 3rd Street to Harbor Drive, north on Harbor Drive to Washington Ave., then east on Washington to Central Park for the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree.  The tree lighting will include a carol sing with Santa and Mrs. Claus led by Capt.

Crime Story Author Comes to Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Local author, Henry Granger, will discuss and sign his latest book, Undertow – A Crime’s Story, at the Loutit District Library on Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Program Room A. 

Granger’s  book is a true crime novel based on the 1933 robbery of the People’s Bank in Grand Haven by an outlaw gang that included Baby Face Nelson. 

The story takes the reader inside the professional and personal life of Ed Bentz, the criminal mastermind whom J.

Spring Lake downtown merchant window decorating contest

From: http://www.springlakevillage.org/

The Spring Lake CBDDA is sponsoring the annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest for the Downtown Merchants.

Judging will be done by Spring Lake Village Council on Monday, December 6th at 5 p.m. Patrons can vote for their favorite store front (People's Choice Award) by emailing mary@springlakevilage.org by December 6th. Winners will be announced during the Council meeting that evening.

LinkedIn Means Business

From: Courtney Olson, The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg

Ask almost anyone and they will say that networking and making connections are vital to be successful in the world of business.  Yet the ability to network has moved from solely handshakes and business cards, to smart phones, computers, and the vast realm of social media.

Allowing users to stay connected, network, promote their business and themselves, and gather information, social media is quickly becoming a necessity for businesspeople around the world.  The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg understands the importance of social media in today’s business world and presents 2E-Network, A Social Media Workshop.  2E-Network sessions are held on the first Friday of the month, where business professionals and community members come together from 7:30-9:00am to learn, network, and improve their social media skills from guest presenters and als

GHHS Choirs, Orchestra to Perform the "Messiah"

Grand Haven High School's Chamber Choir and Chorale will be accompanied by the GHHS symphony orchestra to present the Christmas portion of the Messiah. The Spring Lake High School Vocal Ensemble and the Madrigal singers from Reeths Puffer High School will complete the 150 voice Choir. Alumni choir members Jimmy Greydanus, Mari Jo Koedyker and Joel VanderWeide will sing the solos. Favorite choruses include: For Unto Us A Child Is Born, And The Glory of the Lord and will end with the famous Hallelujah Chorus. Friday & Saturday, December 10 & 11.  TICKETS: Adults - $5, Seniors/Students/Children - $3. Tickets available at GHHS main office and The Bookman.

Practical Help for job seekers at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI--Being unemployed during the holiday season is stressful. If you are concerned about how to handle the extra expenses of the holidays on an already strained budget, plan on attending a free presentation at Spring Lake District Library on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Changing Directions Career Coach Bobbie Twa will share information about available community resources and practical financial tips. Attendees will have a chance to win a $50 gift card to Leppink’s Food Center, courtesy of the Spring Lake store.

Topics that will be discussed include when to use credit versus debit cards, how to avoid financial fees, information about Angel Food ministries, how to stay motivated in your job search, and an introduction to the local resources that can be found on various websites including www.jobshelpandhope.org

For more information, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext.