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My Town: Ottawa County millage renewal up for discussion

My Town: Ottawa County millage renewal up for discussion

FERRYSBURG, Mich.—Voters may soon decide whether to renew a millage for the North Ottawa Council on Aging.

During its regular meeting Monday night, the Ferrysburg City Council will discuss and possibly vote on whether to add the proposed renewal to the August 5 ballot.  The proposal is for .2500 mills from 2015 through 2024.

The North Ottawa Council on Aging provides resources and support to seniors living in North Ottawa County.  Service areas include Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, Allendale, Coopersville and Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Polk, Chester, Wright and Crockery townships.    

Monday’s meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Ferrysburg City Hall, located at 17290 Roosevelt Road.

National Library Week @ SLDL

National Library Week @ SLDL

National Library Week @ SLDL

 

Spring Lake District Library will be joining libraries communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.  

 

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.  Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues. 

 

“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said SLDL Library Director Claire Sheridan. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.” 

 

My Town: Food distribution March 28 for families in need

My Town: Food distribution March 28 for families in need

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Low income families in Ottawa County will get some help filling their shelves this Friday, March 28, as four churches and organizations host food distribution events.

The distribution event is being coordinated by the Ottawa County Community Action Agency.  Apricot halves, beef stew, frozen blueberries, corn, rice cereal, shelf-stable milk, rolled oats, potato flakes, rice crisp cereal, whole grain rotini and tomato juice will be available to families in need.  Distribution times and locations are as follows:

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: V.F.W. Post 5598, 511 North 68th Ave., Coopersville
  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 920 Fulton, Grand Haven
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Community Action House, 345 West 14th Street, Holland
  • 1 p.m.

My Town Grand Haven: Fire Barn Gallery welcomes child artists

My Town Grand Haven: Fire Barn Gallery welcomes child artists

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.— The Fire Barn Gallery is tapping some of the youngest community artists to fill the walls of its latest exhibit.

“Past Present and Future- A Children’s Show” will feature work by Grand Haven area students, from kindergarten up to sixth grade.  Each piece will feature either a past, present or future theme.

"When I consider the difference between the art of children and that of adults, my first thought is the inhibition factor.  I think that witnessing that kind of uninhibited expression, and the totally unique form it takes, is something that resonates with a lot of us," says Chris Protas, director and curator of the Fire Barn Gallery.

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

(WZZM) - Find your 2014 Lenten Fish Fry here!

If you have any questions or need some clarifications, be sure to call the locations ahead of time.

 

Click here to add your organization's Fish Fry. We'll update the list periodically.

 

My Town Grand Haven: Bowl for kids fundraiser March 22

My Town Grand Haven: Bowl for kids fundraiser March 22

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Come out to Starlite Lanes in Grand Haven on Saturday, March 22 to bowl for free, play games, eat pizza, drink pop and simply have fun while helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore.

The fundraiser runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bowlers are asked to raise $25 to join the team.

To sign up or for additional information, call (231) 799-0613 or visit www.sylvanlearning.com/muskegon.

SLDL Spring Break Reading Club for Children April 7 – April 19

SLDL Spring Break Reading Club for Children April 7 – April 19

SLDL Spring Break Reading Club for Children April 7 – April 19

 

The Friends of the Spring Lake District Library invite children to celebrate Spring Break at the Spring Lake District Library by signing up for the Spring Reading Club. From April 7-19, participants can earn prizes by reading books checked out from the Spring Lake District Library and enter to win prize drawings. Signup begins March 31st at 9:30 am for children in preschool through 8th grade.

 

In addition to the reading club, the library will be offering a different Spring Break program every weekday during the week of April 7.  On Monday, April 7, the library will host a Fancy Nancy Soirée from 2-3 pm. Children are invited to come dressed in their fanciest attire to celebrate this popular children’s book character with stories, crafts, and treats.