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Ottawa County to Celebrate Second Annual Grand River GreenUp This Earth Day Weekend

Ottawa County to Celebrate Second Annual Grand River GreenUp This Earth Day Weekend

News Release:

GRAND HAVEN — March 27, 2012 — West Michigan Environmental Action Council and the Grand Haven Area Jaycees are returning to the Grand River on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m.

Local Church Leaders Share Views on Faith and Doubt as New Book Publishes

Local Church Leaders Share Views on Faith and Doubt as New Book Publishes

SPRING LAKE, Mich., March 23, 2012―For anyone who’s ever struggled with spiritual doubt, a new book publishing this month by local company, Zondervan, shows that questioning one’s faith is a normal part of life’s journey. Two west Michigan church leaders, including a Muskegon pastor and Grand Haven church member agree. In Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt, by Andrea Palpant Dilley, the author gives numerous examples of why we have dark questions about God.

Spring Lake Preschool Screenings

Spring Lake Preschool Screenings

From: http://www.springlakeschools.org

Spring Lake Public Schools is conducting its annual CHILD FIND–PRESCHOOL SCREENING in April.

St. Mary's Hosts Newspaper/Phone Book Drive April 13-15

St. Mary's Hosts Newspaper/Phone Book Drive April 13-15

SPRING LAKE, Mich., March 12, 2012 - Everyone from the community is being encouraged to start collecting their newspapers and phone books for the Saint Mary’s annual spring paper drive, which will be held April 13, 14 and 15 at the church school grounds, 421 E Exchange St., Spring Lake, Michigan.

Any member of the community wishing to collect newspapers and telephone books and donate them to the Saint Mary’s Parish School on the April designated dates is being asked to do so to help in the school’s Home and School Association fundraising efforts.

Grand Haven High School fiddle group in concert at Loutit District Library

Grand Haven High School fiddle group in concert at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The Loutit District Library’s Sunday Concert Series continues with a St. Patrick’s Day theme as the Grand Haven Area High School fiddler group, GOTAK, perform for an afternoon of popular fiddle music on March 11.

GOTAK is a small extracurricular string ensemble founded in 2005 by current director of Grand Haven High School Orchestras, Melissa Meyers, which started with a handful of orchestra students who possessed a common interest in exploring string music outside of the classical realm. GOTAK has grown significantly since then, and always succeeds in exciting the audience with their love of “fiddling” and sounds of Blue Grass, Irish and Celtic Folk Music, Jazz and Rock.

Celebrate Seuss at Spring Lake District Library

Celebrate Seuss at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI--Help celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day at the Spring Lake District Library with a family Dr. Seuss Drawing Class, Thursday, March 1st at 6:00 p.m.  Local artist Corinne Roberts will be at the library teaching drawing techniques and strategies on how to draw like the zany Dr. Seuss.  All ages are welcome but children under seven years need to be accompanied by an adult.  There will also be a drawing for Dr. Seuss books and movie tickets for The Lorax.  Pre-registration is not required.

More information about Corinne Roberts can be found at her website, www.corinneroberts.net.  For more information about the Dr. Seuss Drawing Class visit the library website,  www.sllib.org or call the library at 616.846.5770.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

Find a 2012 Lenten Fish Fry

Find a 2012 Lenten Fish Fry

Here's a running list of the 2012 Lenten Fish Frys around West Michigan.  If you have a Fish Fry to tell everyone about, click HERE.