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New church in Spring Lake has it's first service this Sunday

SPRING LAKE, Michigan -Well, it's finally here.  The first public service of Harvest Bible Chapel-Spring Lake.

Library taking reservations for business workshop

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan -- Registration is now open for an entrepreneur and business workshop that would help anyone realize their dream of owning and running their own business at the Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, on Saturday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m. in Program Room A.

 This two-hour workshop entitled How to Start Your Own Small Business in Michigan will cover the wide range of government and legal requirements that apply to starting a small business. Topics to be covered include: legal structure, business taxes, employment issues; registration & licenses, small business loans and the SBA; the business plan; government resources, and small business marketing strategies. The instructor is Tom Schurino.

Schurino is the past director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center for the Muskegon and Flint Michigan Chambers of Commerce.

Grand Haven High School presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast

When: November 18, 19 and 20, 7:00 p.m.
Where: GHHS Performing Arts Center

Main Floor:  $12 adults/ $10 students/senior citizens/ $5 children under 6
Balcony:  $10 adults/ $8 students/senior citizens/ $5 children under 6 

Special Character Breakfast featuring Belle and her friends on Saturday, November 20 from 9 - 10:30 in the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $5 adults/$3 for children under 8. Tickets for both events on sale in the high school main office after November 1.

Buccaneer fans asked to wear white to tonight's game

Buccaneer fans are encouraged to wear white to tonight's varsity football playoff game at home against West Ottawa.

The game starts at 7:00 p.m., and early ticket sales will begin at 2:30 p.m. until game time at the outside main ticket booth, 17001 Ferris, Grand Haven Township.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. All tickets are $5.

Scagel Knife Expert Speaks at Spring Lake District Library

SPRING LAKE -- Spring Lake District Library will be hosting a free presentation about William Wales Scagel, a legendary bladesmith known for his custom knives. Scagel expert Dr. James Lucie will talk about the man, his life, and his knives on Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Lucie is a bladesmith in his own right who specializes in creating knives in the Scagel style and is a collector of Scagel knives and memorabilia. 

Dr. Lucie will also have copies of his recently published book about Scagel entitled Scagel Handmade available for purchase and signing.

Veterans Day Presentation at Spring Lake District Library

SPRING LAKE -- Spring Lake District Library is inviting veterans and their families to a special Veterans Day presentation on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m.  Guest speaker Dr. James Smither, a history professor at Grand Valley State University, will compare and contrast the experiences of those who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

Those who attend the presentation can also learn more about the Veterans History Project, a nation-wide endeavor to record the individual stories of veterans and the civilians who supported them for posterity. Volunteers are working across the country to gather these recollections to enrich our nation’s understanding of those who have served throughout the years.

Spring Lake District Library is also offering military families the opportunity to virtually visit family members far from home via Skype throughout the month of November. To schedule a Skype appointment call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext.

Shipwreck hunter, Ross Richardson, to speak at Spring Lake District Library

SPRING LAKE -- The public is invited to join shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson at Spring Lake District Library on Wed., Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. to hear how he discovered the wreck of the Westmoreland earlier this year.  Richardson will share the legend of the Westmoreland, one of the earliest propellers on the Great Lakes, which was dubbed Lake Michigan’s Treasure Ship. Rumored to have carried gold as well as whiskey and brandy, the Westmoreland has long been sought after by shipwreck hunters since its sinking in 1854. Richardson discovered the historic wreck in Lake Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes in August 2010. 

For more information call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.