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Loutit District Library joins Michigan Libraries for Life and Gift of Life Michigan to promote Michi

Loutit District Library joins Michigan Libraries for Life and Gift of Life Michigan to promote Michi

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - The Loutit District Library (LDL), along with 75 plus libraries across the state, will be participating in the Michigan Libraries for Life campaign in conjunction with Gift of Life Michigan.

Volunteers and library staff will answer questions, provide fun giveaway items and, most importantly, help library patrons sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

The Michigan Libraries for Life campaign began four years ago at the University of Michigan and has expanded to include college, hospital, and public libraries. LDL will be displaying a "Memories from Michigan" donor family quilt, which tells the stories of organ, eye, and tissue donors through panels that have been personalized by their families. An informational table will be located in the upper level lobby of the library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Grand Haven ArtWalk 2014 thru October 12

Grand Haven ArtWalk 2014 thru October 12

The Kick-off of the Grand Haven ArtWalk 2014, celebrates with a Picnic & Painting at the redesigned Centertown area on Wednesday, September 24 at noon. Meet in the parking lot near the Frame & Mat Shop located at 728 Washington Street in Grand Haven.

Holiday Inn of Grand Haven/Spring Lake will provide lunch and the community has the opportunity to express their artistic talent through the Community Art Project “Sunday on the Grand”.

The community is invited to experience this ArtWalk of creativity through October 12. 

Visit www.ghartwalk.com for more information, along with artist & venue details.

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.