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My Town Grand Haven: St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish urges public to give blood Dec. 29

My Town Grand Haven: St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish urges public to give blood Dec. 29

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- For those in need of life-saving blood, a simple donation can go a long way.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish is encouraging the general public to set up an appointment and donate blood on Monday, Dec. 29, from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the church’s Family Center, 920 Fulton Street in Grand Haven.

“The Red Cross blood drive is a great way for people to pay it forward this holiday season, with a simple gift from the heart that will last a lifetime,” said Nancy Megley, RN, parish nurse with St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish.

My Town: Shoreline Sport & Spine announces new name and service expansion

My Town: Shoreline Sport & Spine announces new name and service expansion

 

SPRING LAKE, Mich. (Dec. 10, 2014) Shoreline Sport & Spine announced a new name and an expansion of services today with a sign unveiling ceremony at its Spring Lake location.

The company will now operate under the new name i’move. Jason Epplett of Spring Lake and Melissa Hue of Zeeland were awarded free fitness memberships as the winners of a contest to guess the new name.

Owners Dave Van Andel and Marty Sytsema said the name change represents a new opportunity to communicate the full scope of services Shoreline Sport & Spine now provides.

“To better serve the needs of our clientele, we have expanded our programs beyond physical therapy. Going forward, we will serve West Michigan in three distinct areas: physical therapy, athletic performance and wellness solutions.” 

Keep the Bowl Fundraiser & First Friday Gallery Walk on November 7

Keep the Bowl Fundraiser & First Friday Gallery Walk on November 7

C2C Gallery is hosting Keep the Bowl fundraiser event and teaming up with a non-profit organization, the Blue-Bird Cancer Retreats to raise money for their supportive retreats for individuals who are struggling with cancer.

The community is invited to visit the CRC Gallery located at 104 Washington Street in downtown Grand Haven on Friday, November 7 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm to check out a selection of hand crafted ceramic bowls that can be filled with warm homemade soup. These ceramic bowls are available for a suggested $35.00 donation.

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.

My Town: Movie screening of “Fresh” set for September 24 in Grand Haven

My Town: Movie screening of “Fresh” set for September 24 in Grand Haven

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Local First will present the film “Fresh” on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Loutit District Library.

This film, by Sofia Joanes, celebrates the farmers, thinkers, and business people across America who re-invent our food system. The film looks at the industrialization of agriculture and the consequences that include environmental pollution and rising obesity rates.

Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, rooted in the concept of a strong local food system, "Fresh" offers a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

This free program will be shown in LDL’s Program Room A beginning at 7 p.m.

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:

New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

New Red Cross Blood Donor App offers features that make it simple, convenient and even more rewarding to give blood

 

Lansing, MI (Sept. 9, 2014) — The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.

 

The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. The new app is free and available for download now in app stores.