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OAISD Play 'n Learn @ Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI --Families looking for fun early literacy opportunities for their pre-school age children will want to visit Spring Lake District Library on Wed., Feb. 9 for Play ‘n Learn. The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District's Play 'n Learn Early Literacy Playgroup meets the second Wednesday of the month at the library. Families may attend either the 9:30 am or 10:45 am session.

The fun and educational playgroups are designed for families with children 0 to 5 years of age. Parents attend with their children and will enjoy stories, snacks, finger plays, and crafts. Free books are available for each family to take home, as well as information about child development and reading readiness.

For more information about the playgroup, contact the Kathy Peppin, the Early On Service Coordinator at OAISD at 1-877-702-8602 ext. 4646 or the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 134. The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

Free Grand Haven Area Vacation Rental Guide Avaliable

Free Grand Haven Area Vacation Rental Guide Avaliable

The 2011 Grand Haven Area Vacation Rental Guide is now available at no charge.  The guide is an easy and convenient way to plan week-long, monthly, or seasonal getaways to one of West Michigan’s most popular lakeshore resort communities.  It includes detailed information on available cottage, condominium and vacation home rentals, and lists their location along the Lake Michigan shoreline, on Spring Lake, in downtown Grand Haven or West Olive/Pigeon Lake area.  Each property listing also includes how many people may occupy the rental, rental rates, and contact information for reservations. 

Contact the Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce at (616) 842-4910 to receive a copy, or email cottages@grandhavenchamber.org. The 2011 Grand Haven Area Vacation Rental Guide is also online at www.grandhavenchamber.org with additional features such as pictures, location maps, and availability for the 2011 season.

Grand Haven is just 3 hours from the Chicago and Detroit areas, 2 hours from Lansing, and 30 minutes from Grand Rapids.  Reservations for the summer season go quickly, so now is the time to book your getaway to one of Michigan’s most beautiful vacation destinations!

Financial Aid meeting tonight for Spring Lake Families

Financial Aid meeting tonight for Spring Lake Families

Seniors and the parents of Spring Lake High School are encouraged to attend a meeting Wednesday night (January 12th) to learn more about financial aid options.

The Financial Aid Meeting will be held at 6:30pm in the high school media center.

You can find more information at SpringLakeSchools.org.

Grand Haven family builds impressive igloo

Grand Haven family builds impressive igloo

GRAND HAVEN, Mich - Earlier this month, while most of us were taking shelter and warming our toes by the fire, one Grand Haven family took to the snow to build an igloo in their backyard.

Jeff Andrini, along with his daughter Isabel and son Joey, spent 9 days constructing the igloo using frozen bricks created by filling 18 gallon Rubbermaid buckets with snow and water. When finished, it measured more than 8 feet tall and 11 feet around.

"Our first and probably our last igloo, but what fun!" said Jeff.

New church in Spring Lake has it's first service this Sunday

SPRING LAKE, Michigan -Well, it's finally here.  The first public service of Harvest Bible Chapel-Spring Lake.

Halloween Magic Show at Spring Lake District Library

SPRING LAKE -- Ghouls and goblins are invited to attend a free Halloween magic show at Spring Lake District Library on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 2:00 p.m.  Magician Renee Hudson will entertain the audience with magic and comedy routines. Children are invited to wear their costumes or come as they are. Boys and girls of all ages will enjoy this spooktacular show.  Youth age 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 

For more information about this program, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 134.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake 


Virtual Vist with Author Johnathan Rand at SLDL

SPRING LAKE, Michigan-Johnathan Rand, the author of a variety of popular children’s books including the series Michigan Chillers,  American Chillers, and  Freddie Fernortner Fearless First Grader, will “virtually” visit the Spring Lake District Library on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 4:00 p.m. Rand will talk with the library audience via Skype. SKype is computer software that  allows you to see the person you are talking with.  Those who attend will have the opportunity to speak with the author and enter a drawing for an MP3 player. The MP3 player is one of the cool prizes kids will have an opportunity to win during Teen Read Week courtesy of the Friends of Spring Lake District Library.

For additional information about this program please call the library at 846-5770 ext. 130. The library is located at 123 E.