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Celebrate Women's History Month at Spring Lake District Library

Celebrate Women's History Month at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI--In honor of Women’s History Month in March, Spring Lake District Library will be hosting the Notable Women Series. This three-part series will feature a fascinating look at two former First Ladies as well as local women of note.

On Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Jason Duncan of Aquinas College will discuss former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. His focus will be on the memories Jackie Kennedy shared with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., just a few months after President Kennedy’s assassination. These detailed and unvarnished accounts of her experiences as First Lady were published in book form in 2011 and provide intriguing insights into the public and private lives of the Kennedys.

Ottawa County Presidential Primary Election Results

Ottawa County Presidential Primary Election Results

The Presidential Primary Election was held throughout Michigan on Tuesday. In Ottawa County, the majority of voters supported Rick Santorum.

The top three candidates were Rick Santorum with 21,090 votes, Mitt Romney with 15,352 votes and Ron Paul with 3,671 votes.

Voter turnout for the election was almost 25%.

Full election results can be seen by clicking here.

'Once Upon a Time There Was Silver' photography exhibition at Fire Barn Gallery

'Once Upon a Time There Was Silver' photography exhibition at Fire Barn Gallery

The Fire Barn Gallery(18 North 5th Street, Grand Haven), hosted by Artwalk and the Grand Haven Main Street DDA, is announcing its latest show "Once Upon a Time There Was Silver, Photographs by John M. Carney, Steve Nelson, Marc A. Hoeksema."

John M. Carney taught at Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo for 34 years before retiring as Professor Emeritus of Art in 2000 to pursue the practice of art full time.  Carney has received many prestigious awards including a Michigan Council for the Arts Creative Artist Grant, six Ford Foundation/WMU Faculty Enrichment Grants, four WMU Faculty Research and Creativity Activity Fund awards, and four Sabbatical Leave grants.  His photographs have been exhibited throughout the country and his work is held in numerous private, corporate and institutional collections.

Notable Women Series at Spring Lake District Library

Notable Women Series at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI-In honor of Women’s History Month in March, Spring Lake District Library will be hosting the Notable Women Series. This three-part series will feature a fascinating look at two former First Ladies as well as local women of note.

On Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Jason Duncan of Aquinas College will discuss former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. His focus will be on the memories Jackie Kennedy shared with historian Arthurs Schlesinger, Jr., just a few months after President Kennedy’s assassination. These detailed and unvarnished accounts of her experiences as First Lady were published in book form in 2011 and provide intriguing insights into the public and private lives of the Kennedys.

Tax Prep Help for Seniors at Spring Lake District Library

Tax Prep Help for Seniors at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI-The North Ottawa County Council on Aging is offering free tax preparation assistance for seniors at the Spring Lake District Library during the month of March. The Council on Aging partners with AARP to provide trained volunteers who can assist with basic state and federal tax forms as well as Homestead Property and Home Heating tax credits. Appointments are required. Those wishing to schedule an appointment to meet with a volunteer at the library will need to call the North Ottawa County Council on Aging at (616) 842-9210.

The library also has Federal and State tax forms and instruction booklets for those who are filing their own tax returns.

For more information about this service, call the North Ottawa County Council on Aging at (616) 842-9210 or the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

Dr. Veta Tucker to speak at Loutit District Library February 23

Dr. Veta Tucker to speak at Loutit District Library February 23

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. --  In recogntion to Black History Month, Grand Valley State University’s Dr. Veta Tucker will present “Journeys to Freedom in Michigan” on February 23 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Loutit District Library’s Program Room A.

Tucker’s program is an overview of Michigan’s role as a Midwest hub of the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement with a particular emphasis on sites, rescuers and freedom-seekers in western Michigan.

This program is free and open to the public.

GROW's CEO named one of 50 most influential women in West Michigan

GROW's CEO named one of 50 most influential women in West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Bonnie Nawara, CEO of Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW), has been selected as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan by the Grand Rapids Business Journal (GRBJ). GRBJ surveyed hundreds of deserving women throughout Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon Counties for this prestigious recognition. They will be honoring all 50 recipients on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI.