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My Town: More houses on display during Spring Parade of Homes

My Town: More houses on display during Spring Parade of Homes

 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—From toxin-free to maintenance free, dozens of West Michigan homes will be open to the public this Memorial Day Weekend as part of the Spring Parade of Homes.

Even more houses and condominiums will be on display this year- 78 homes from West Olive to Ada.  The homes will be on display through June 7.  They range in price from $100,000 to more than $1 million. This year’s listings include homes in Ada, Alpine Township, Allendale, Alto, Belmont, Byron Center, Caledonia, Cascade, Coopersville, East Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Hudsonville, Jenison, Kentwood, Lowell, Plainfield, Rockford, Walker, West Olive and Wyoming.  For a complete list of homes, click here.

My Town Grand Haven: Boot Camp fundraiser 'a great success'

My Town Grand Haven: Boot Camp fundraiser 'a great success'

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—  Organizers of the Robinson Elementary Health Week and Boot Camp fundraiser now say participants raised more than $6,000 for materials, programs and activities for the school.

We had about 360 kids run the course the day of boot camp, 50 volunteers, 65 kids pledged to "unplug" for the week, over 60 sponsors and we raised over $6000!!!  It was a great success and the kids had a blast!!.

Organized by the school PTA, the May 9 event was the culmination of a week of activities at the school, in partnership with the NFL Play 60 team and North Ottawa Medical Group.  

My Town: Coast Guard marks National Safe Boating week with open house

My Town: Coast Guard marks National Safe Boating week with open house

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—  In 2012, our nation’s waterways claimed the lives of 651 boaters.

The Coast Guard is hoping to curb that statistic by raising awareness during National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23.   The Coast Guard is encouraging all boaters to wear a life jacket at all times; in 2012, 379 people of the 459 people who drowned were not wearing a life jacket. 

As part of National Safe Boating Week, the Coast Guard Station in Grand Haven will have an open house Friday, May 23, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Visitors can take part in safe boating demonstrations, tour Coast Guard boats and the Ottawa County Sheriff Office fire boat and watch a robotic submersible at work.

My Town: Dozens of companies hiring at Veterans Job Fair May 16

My Town: Dozens of companies hiring at Veterans Job Fair May 16

MUSKEGON, Mich.—Approximately 90 businesses will be looking for employees during the Muskegon Veterans Job Fair this Friday, May 16.

The hiring event will take place on the U.S.S. LST 393 Veterans Museum Ship, docked at 560 Mart Street in Muskegon.  This is the third year for the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Job openings range from engineering to grocery store cashiers.  Participating businesses include:

My Town Grand Haven: Hundreds of students take part in boot camp fundraiser

My Town Grand Haven: Hundreds of students take part in boot camp fundraiser

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—  Organizers are getting ready to count up pledges from the Robinson Elementary Health Week and Boot Camp fundraiser.

Organized by the school PTA, the Friday event was the culmination of a week of activities at the school, in partnership with the NFL Play 60 team and North Ottawa Medical Group.  Organizers say Matt Wilbur, owner of Grand Haven Fit Body Boot Camp, helped all of the children warm up before they started the course.  Approximately 360 children from preschool to fourth grade ran, skipped and jumped through a variety of obstacles.  At the finish line, they were greeted by a military dad who handed out military-like dog tags, paid for by the Ottawa Animal Hospital, as well as goodie bags. Other sponsors include Midge Verplank, Kangaroo Palace, Hall Family Chiropractic, Katrina Van HoutenIncome Tax Service, Mercy Health Partners- Lakeshore Family Care and Buffalo Wild Wings.

My Town: Voters approve upgrade funding for Spring Lake and Grand Haven schools

My Town: Voters approve upgrade funding for Spring Lake and Grand Haven schools

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.—School districts in Grand Haven and Spring Lake will get the funding they wanted.

Tuesday night, voters in both districts approved every millage and bond proposal on the ballot.

By a vote of 3,600 to 910, Grand Haven Area Public Schools will maintain  the district’s operating millage at 18 mills.     Bond Proposal 1,  which will provide $36 million to help cover the cost of installing new technology, purchasing learning devices, repairing school roofs, purchasing school buses and safety and building upgrades, was approved by 3,132 votes to 1,391 votes.   Bond Proposal 2, which will provide $9.69 million to the district for upgrades to athletic facilities, arts facilities, cafeterias, school grounds and purchasing property for schools, also passed by a wide margin- 2,741 votes to 1,777 votes.

My Town: School upgrade proposals up for vote May 6

My Town: School upgrade proposals up for vote May 6

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.—School districts in Grand Haven and Spring Lake are asking voters to approve a variety of funding proposals when they head to the polls May 6.

Grand Haven Area Public Schools will have three measures on Tuesday’s ballot.  The district is asking voters to approve renewing the district’s operating millage at 18 mills.  Two other bond proposals would go toward school upgrades.  Bond Proposal 1 is for $36 million to help cover the cost of installing new technology, purchasing learning devices, repairing school roofs, purchasing school buses and safety and building upgrades.  Bond Proposal 2 would provide $9.69 million to the district for upgrades to athletic facilities, arts facilities, cafeterias, school grounds and purchasing property for schools.