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Share your 2012 Fish Fry Information

Share your 2012 Fish Fry Information

Got a great West Michigan Fish Fry for the 2012 Lenten season? Let everyone know about it!

See the complete list HERE.

Spring Lake Public Schools Kindergarten Search

Spring Lake Public Schools Kindergarten Search

From: http://www.springlakeschools.org

Spring Lake Public Schools is attempting to locate all youngsters who will be eligible to begin Kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year. Children must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2012.

There will be community meetings held for more information about Kindergarten on Tuesday, February 28, and Wednesday, February 29, at 7:00 pm at the Spring Lake Middle School Auditorium. Each meeting is the same content, and parents may choose whichever day is convenient.

To register, parents may call Holmes Elementary School at 846.5504 ext. 2200 or Jeffers Elementary School at 846.5503 ext. 4200.

Emerging Drug Trends - Facts Parents Need to Know

Thursday, February 23, 6:30 - 8:00 P.M., Grand Haven 9 Movie Theater

First 50 people get a movie pass and 50% off Combo #1 (small popcorn & pop)!

WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED:
Emerging Drug Trends in Ottawa County (Spice/K2, Prescription Drugs, Alcohol and Marijuana plus local data) will be presented to parents along with how to talk to your kids about drugs. We will also have a panel discussion where parents can ask questions to an expert panel.

PANELIST:
Cindy Speilmaker - Ottawa County Drug Court Stephanie VanDerKooi - Ottawa County Health Department Karen Miedema - Ottawa County Prosecutors Office

LAW ENFORCEMENT:
Det. Cory Allard - Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Department Sgt. Glenn Bo - Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Dep. Sara Fillman - School Resource Ottawa County Sheriffs Dept.

School Zone Partners With Kiwanis to Help Kids

School Zone Partners With Kiwanis to Help Kids

GRAND HAVEN  — School Zone Publishing Company, an industry-leading publisher of early educational workbooks, flash cards, software and apps, has donated hundreds of titles for children at Saturday’s Winterfest Kids' Day.

The donation includes math, spelling and other skill-building flash cards and workbooks for children ages 3 to 12. Members of the Tri-Cities Kiwanis approached School Zone’s president and CEO, Jonathan Hoffman, last year about a community outreach partnership.

School Zone donated educational resources for a giveaway last summer at the Kiwanis-sponsored Kelly Miller Circus on Harbor Island in Grand Haven.

“We give without hesitation,” Hoffman said. “The Tri-Cities Kiwanis has a mission School Zone believes in deeply — helping children, especially those in need.”

Free Blood Pressure Clinic

Stop by the library Friday, January 27, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, to have your blood pressure checked.  The fourth Friday of every month, SLDL and In-Home Care Nursing, an affiliate of the North Ottawa Community Health System, offers this free clinic to our patrons.  No appointment is necessary, and all are welcome.

Saint Mary’s School Athletics Program To Benefit from Pancake Fundraising Breakfast on January 29

Saint Mary’s School Athletics Program To Benefit from Pancake Fundraising Breakfast on January 29

SPRING LAKE, Mich. – The student athletes and athletic program at Saint Mary’s School in Spring Lake will benefit from a Pancake Breakfast to be held on Sunday, January 29 at 10 a.m. and noon, at Saint Mary’s Church, located at 406 east Savidge Street in Spring Lake.  The general public is invited to attend.

All fifth-through-eighth grade students that play or cheer for the Saint Mary’s “Cyclones” basketball teams will work the breakfast and serve attendees to help put on the event.

Anyone interested in attending or those who have questions about the event should contact Saint Mary’s School at:  616/842-1282 for further information.

Guys Read Welcomes You

Guys Read Welcomes You

Boys are falling behind girls when it comes to reading. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Education, boys have scored worse than girls in every age group, every year, for the last 30 years on reading tests. This has prompted KDL to join the national Guys Read initiative by launching our own program here in Kent County. Our goal is simple but ambitious — to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.