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Spring Lake Township burn day Nov 20

Saturday, November 20th is the last burn day of the year for Spring Lake Township. A permit is required. Leaves may not be burned, and burning is not allowed within 1400 feet of Ferrysburg or the Village of Spring Lake.

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

Holiday Shopping Center this Saturday

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

Start your holiday shopping early and join us at the Grand Haven Community Center on Saturday, November 13th for a one day holiday shopping extravaganza. We will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This year we have a number of new vendors offering a great array of gift possibilities. There is something for everyone. Shoppers will find beautiful Christmas treasurers, whimsical fashions, evergreens, beautiful textiles, pashmina scarf’s, fine art, pottery, exquisite hand knit shawls, the ever popular wool mittens, beauty products, jewelry, candles, sweet treats, and the list goes on and on.

While shopping treat yourself to lunch. Box lunches will be available from 11 - 2. 

The best part is “free admission”.  We have a number of great door prizes and anyone who signs up is eligible to win.

Soup For All Luncheon to raise money for homlessness

The Ottawa Area Housing Coalition, charged with the task of preventing and ending homelessness in Ottawa County, is holding it's annual Soup For All Luncheon at St Patrick's Catholic Church. For a donation of $10 you receive a soup lunch provided by local restaurants. This luncheon is designed to be convenient for people taking a lunch break during their work day. The money raised by this event goes directly to the fund to prevent homelessness at the Community Foundation.

Thursday, November 18th from 11:30am to 1:00pm at St Patrick's Family Center

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2010 GHHS Hall of Fame Inductees To Be Honored


A Kendall College art professor and painter of national renown.  A Harvard Medical School assistant professor, researcher, and oncologist. A major league baseball player. The medical director of a prominent cancer center. A Chief Judge. The founder of a stock brokerage. A Harvard MBA and chairman of an international manufacturing company. Two effective and beloved teachers. A sports journalist. An All-American diver who built a storied college swim program. A war hero who returned home to lead a company. A decorated air force pilot. An undefeated football team and a dedicated team doctor.

What do all of the above have in common?

Kids' program on Native American shelters to be held at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan -- Ever wondered what it would be like to step into time machine and travel back in time to visit Grand Rapids 500 years ago? What would people's homes look like? How would they build them? What tools and resources would they use?

The Loutit District Library present local historian Kevin Finney who will help answer these questions and more with his presentation titled  “Bark Houses and Cattail Mats; Adventures in Building Native American Shelters” on Saturday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Finney’s hour-long program ventures into studying clues and building ancient shelters. He will bring stone tools, natural materials and other clues that he has pieced together to understand ancient building processes.

This free program will be held in the library’s Youth Program Room. Visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext.

Save $$ and Energy: Weatherize Your Home

SPRING LAKE -- Colder weather is fast approaching, leading many to think about weatherizing their homes in order to reduce energy costs. Spring Lake District Library will be hosting a free Weatherization Education workshop on Monday, Nov. 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Ottawa County Community Action Agency will provide a licensed contractor who will show attendees simple, practical tips to reduce home energy needs and expenses. 

The Ottawa County Community Action Agency provides a home weatherization program for eligible households in Ottawa County. Those who meet the program’s income requirements are provided with an inspection that determines what is needed to weatherize the home.  Licensed contractors then insulate, caulk, install weather stripping, and make minor repairs related to energy savings. To learn more about this program, call the Ottawa County Community Action Agency at     1 800 764-4111 ext.

Library Fines Waived for Donations to People Center

SPRING LAKE -- Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all we have to be grateful for and share with those less fortunate. Spring Lake District Library will be hosting a fine amnesty week beginning Nov. 14 to encourage donations to The People Center. Those who donate new paper products or personal care items at the library from Nov. 14 to Nov. 20 can get up to $10 in library fines waived. The donations collected at Spring Lake District Library will go to The People Center in Spring Lake. For each regular size item donated (no sample sizes please), library patrons may have $1 deducted from their overdue fine total. The maximum amount of overdue fines that will be waived is $10.  Patrons must still return any overdue items and pay for lost or damaged items. 

Please consider making a donation if you don’t have library fines that could be waived. The demand for the basics of everyday living is greater than ever during difficult financial times.