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Hot Air Balloon Shows are always a Thrill

Hot Air Balloon Shows are always a Thrill

The Hudsonville Fairgrounds is the place to be on July 24, (5-9pm) and July 25 (1-10pm).

The 2015 Grand Rapids Balloon Festival, hosted by RE/MAX of Grand Rapids and presented by our numerous community sponsors, will be held on these dates. All proceeds to support the Children’s Miracle Network (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital). Admission is free and a charge of $5.00 for parking.

There will be 30 Hot Air Balloons, Kids Stage, Vendor Bazaar, Classic Car Show, Arts & Craft Fair, Farmer’s Market and a Movie in the Park. Lots and lots of activities for kids. This Free, Fun and Family Focused event will be the place to be.

Meekhof Welcomes Constituent to Memorial Day Service

Meekhof Welcomes Constituent to Memorial Day Service

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R – West Olive, welcomed a local constituent, Ms. Charlotte Nelis to the State of Michigan Senate Memorial Day service, held yesterday on the Senate floor in Lansing and hosted by the honorable Senator Patrick Colbeck.

“It was a blessing to have Ms. Nelis join me for the service,” said Meekhof. “It is important that we never forget the sacrifices made by Ms. Nelis, Sgt. Seif and the rest of their family and friends.”

Ms. Nelis’s son, Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif, was one of the seven marines and four soldiers killed in a helicopter crash while conducting a night training mission in Florida recently.

Grand Haven Musical Fountain Performances Return

Grand Haven Musical Fountain Performances Return

This family oriented event starts up with nightly performances beginning Memorial Day weekend & runs until Labor Day. Performances then are held Friday & Saturday evenings through September.

Nightly performances of varying starting times from 8:30pm – 10:10pm will take place, based on the darkness behind Dewey Hill. A 2-week playlist schedule will be posted at the waterfront stadium & also in the Grand Haven Tribune.

Summer – Fall Schedule:

The fountain will start at:

10:00pm on May 3 & 4, 10 & 11 and May 17th through June 12th.

10:10pm from June 13th through July 10th.

10:00pm from July 11th through August 1st.

9:50pm from August 2nd through August 15th.

9:30pm from August 16th through September 5th.

9:00pm on September 5 & 6.

8:30pm on September 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27.

Grand Haven High School among Top Schools in the U.S.

Grand Haven High School among Top Schools in the U.S.

U.S. News and World Report has awarded Grand Haven High School the prestigious Silver Medal ranking in the latest “America’s Best High Schools” results released on Tuesday.

Out of 21,000 High Schools, GHHS ranked in the top five percent of all high schools in the U.S. In Michigan, they ranked 32nd out of 862 high schools, including charter and magnet schools, placing them in the top four percent.

Tracy Wilson, Principal at GHHS, said “We are extremely proud of our students and the staff for again attaining this accomplishment. This award demonstrates that we continue to have a program of excellence on a state-wide and national level. The ranking also affirms the K – 12 teaching staff, parents and community.”

Superintendent Keith Konarska said, “This ranking validates what we know to be true, that our district is one of the premier districts in the country. This is another great day for our school district.”

Job Fair, May 11, 2015 in Holland, MI

Job Fair, May 11, 2015 in Holland, MI

As a service to our community, the City of Holland and WORKFORCE will host a Job Fair on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Holland Civic Center located at 150 W. 8th St., Holland, MI from 3 – 6pm.

There is no charge to participate or to attend. Below is a list of businesses participating in this Job Fair:

ITW Drawform

Zeeland Farm Services

Dykhuis Farms

Zeeland Lumber

Woodward

JR Automation

Holland Hospital

Taco Bell

Tennant

GVSU. Meijer Campus (Higher Education Opportunities)

GRCC (Higher Education Opportunities)

Thermotron

Boatwerks

Haworth

The list of participants is growing daily. A great way to explore new opportunities in the working world.

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.