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City Coupon Books at SLDL

City Coupon Books at SLDL

Enjoy the City Coupon Book:  New SLDL Friends Fundraiser

Create Family Memories at County Parks

Create Family Memories at County Parks

Create Family Memories at County Parks

We all have favorite family memories from childhood. The Ottawa County Parks has dozens of opportunities to create such lasting, family memories with your children.

My Town Grand Haven: Plant-based diet the focus of St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish presentations

My Town Grand Haven: Plant-based diet the focus of St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish presentations

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. As more Americans today learn about overall health and the risks of degenerative disease linked to diet, the medical community is striving to get people to eat more plant-based foods.

Whether a person self-identifies as a flexitarian, vegetarian, semi-vegetarian or pescatarian, more information is now available to help people make wise choices about their eating habits.

To help increase awareness about plant-based cooking and food consumption, the health committee at St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish is planning three educational presentations for the public.  Each event is free and will be held in the parish Family Center at 7 p.m. on the following dates:

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The 2014-2015 school year is officially underway for West Michigan students.

On Sept. 2, which was the official start of classes for most schools, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan released this statement: 

"It’s a great day to be Back to School in Michigan !

Let me take a moment to wish everyone a positive and successful school year.

Our team here at the Michigan Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and I appreciate the hard work and daily dedication teachers, administrators, school board members, and other school staff devote to our children in Michigan.

My Town: St. Patrick-St. Anthony's to host hospice talks Sept. 4

My Town: St. Patrick-St. Anthony's to host hospice talks Sept. 4

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.―On Sept. 4, St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish will host a medical talk about hospice care, titled “Are You Traveling Without a Plan.” 

This talk will help attendees learn how to understand and prepare advance directives, with tips from the experts. The program will be held Sept. 4 at 1:15 p.m. in the St. Patrick-St. Anthony Family Center, located at 920 Fulton Street in Grand Haven.  The general public is invited to this free and open event.

Speakers include social worker Justine Ter Haar and Colleen Van Putten, RN, clinical liaison and educator with Hospice of North Ottawa Community.  The program will walk participants through the approved State of Michigan form and also provide tips as to how to start a conversation about advance directives with loved ones.

My Town Spring Lake: Free backpack distribution Aug. 27

My Town Spring Lake: Free backpack distribution Aug. 27

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--  Families in need will get a back-to-school boost Wednesday, Aug. 27.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., volunteers with Mission for Area People will be at The Gate Way Church in Spring Lake, handing out free backpacks filled with supplies to children from struggling families.  The organization expects to distribute supplies to 1,500 children this year, as part of its Lakeshore Backpacks for Kids program. Wednesday's  event may also include free vision and hearing screenings, haircuts, snacks and fun activities.

 A parent or guardian must be present in order for a child to receive a backpack, and both adults and children must have some form of identification. The backpacks will be distributed based on a first come, first served basis. For additional information, call Diana Stubbs at (231) 733- 9672.

My Town: Team Tuskegee Airmen come to Grand Haven Aug. 23

My Town: Team Tuskegee Airmen come to Grand Haven Aug. 23

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The history of Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II, will be the focus of a series of a three-part series of events at the Grand Haven Memorial Airpark, 16446 Comstock Street, and Loutit District Library on Saturday, Aug. 23.

The series is presented by Dr. Brian Smith, the president of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum and Team Tuskegee pilot Steve Tupper, along with two other pilots from the team.