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Farmers Market to Open

Farmers Market to Open

On Saturday’s starting May 9 from 8am – 1pm, the Grand Haven Farmers Market will again be open for the community to shop fresh & local from area farmers.

Fresh seasonal produce & flowers to baked goods and so much more will be found at the Chinook Pier located at 301 N. Harbor Drive in Grand Haven.

Call: (616)842-4910 or visit www.grandhavenchamber.org

Folias Flute and Guitar Duo concludes LDL’s Fifth Sunday Afternoon Concert series May 17

Folias Flute and Guitar Duo concludes LDL’s Fifth Sunday Afternoon Concert series May 17

GRAND HAVEN, MI – The Grand Rapids-based Folias Flute and Guitar Duo was founded by the husband and wife duo Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron in 2002.

On May 17 at the Loutit District Library (LDL), the duo will their perform original flute and guitar music influenced by classical, tango, and jazz.

They have performed in concert halls, clubs, and for tango events across North America. The duo’s original compositions and arrangements have been recorded on the Blue Griffin Recording and White Pine Music labels and have been reviewed by Flute Talk and Fanfare.

For more information about Folias Flute and Guitar Duo, visit their website at foliasmusic.com.

The concert will be held on LDL’s upper level lobby area from 2-3 p.m. Library officials urged the public to come early due to limited seating. LDL opens at 1p.m. on Sundays.

Must Love Dogs owner to present her secret for starting a new business

Must Love Dogs owner to present her secret for starting a new business

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Tonya Christiansen, owner of Must Love Dogs, will share the path she took to create her dream career out of one of her passions in life with her program titled “Two Ps to Success -- Passion and Persistence” on Thursday, May 14 at the Loutit District Library (LDL).

Christiansen's success reveals that one does not need much to start a new business -- just passion and persistence. A time for questions and answers will follow her discussion. One of her furry business partners will also join her for this program.

Christiansen’s program is free to the public from 7-8:30 p.m. in the LDL’s Program Room A. For more information on LDL programs, visit www.loutitilibbrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 200.

Open House for Love INC’s new Client Services & Health and Dental Clinic

Open House for Love INC’s new Client Services & Health and Dental Clinic

News Release:

Love INC will be celebrating the opening of its new Client Services & Health and Dental Clinic at 326 N. Ferry in Grand Haven with an Open House on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. There will be a ribbon cutting at 5:30pm.

The community is invited to join Love INC for tours and thanksgiving for the new building and to learn new ways to sponsor the ministry and celebrate God’s provision.

Visit www.loveinctricities.org for more information.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

GRAND HAVEN, MI – Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights and social justice issue. Since 2009 in the United States, April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

As a result of a growing concern nationwide, the Loutit District Library and Center for Women in Transition are sponsoring three programs to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.

These events are free to the public and held in the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus.

Mom 2 Mom Sale at Lakes Mall in Muskegon

Mom 2 Mom Sale at Lakes Mall in Muskegon

The Lakes Mall announces the upcoming Mom 2 Mom Sale taking place at The Lakes Mall on Saturday, April 11, from 9am – 2pm.  The free event will feature over 55 vendors, character appearances, car seat installations and much more.

Mom 2 Mom Sale is a first-time event offering a large selection of gently used children’s clothing, accessories, toys, gear, furniture, strollers and more sold by Muskegon-area Moms.  In addition, local nonprofit organizations geared towards families will participate in the event including March of Dimes, Muskegon Community Health Project, Catholic Charities West Michigan, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Birth Quest Services and many more.

Historian Jay Follis Chronicles Titanic’s West Michigan Connections at Loutit District Library

Historian Jay Follis Chronicles Titanic’s West Michigan Connections at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The story of the Titanic is well-known. The maiden voyage of the famed “unsinkable” ship ended in disaster in April 1912 when it struck an iceberg and sank. Of the over 2,200 passengers onboard, including many of the world’s wealthiest, only 705 people survived.

 “But did you know that Michigan has several connections to the disaster?” asks historian Jay Follis.

Mr. Follis will be the special guest lecturer on Thursday, April 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at  Loutit District Library, presenting his engaging and informative program “Titanic: West Michigan Connections.”

“More than 60 passengers aboard the doomed liner were from Michigan or heading to our state,” he explains.  These included the ultra-wealthy who booked 1st Class accommodations to those in 3rd Class immigrating to the state. Each had their own dreams and aspirations.

And each, according to Follis, “has their own fascinating stories.”