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Grand Haven Town Hall Meeting

Public Safety Director Finalist Interviews
Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m., Community Center

Finalist candidates Curtis Vanderkooi, Commander, Grand Rapids Police Department and Jeff Hawke, past Director of Public Safety for the City of Cadillac, will give a brief statement on their qualifications and vision for the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety followed by a public question and answer session.

All are invited to join in the discussion. Comment forms will be available at the meeting and participants may submit comments regarding the hiring process electronically following the meeting.

Veterans Day Performance at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake MI--Spring Lake District Library will be hosting a live performance reminiscent of the radio shows of the 1940s in honor of Veteran’s Day on Fri., Nov. 11 at 2:00 p.m.  Back by popular demand, the readers’ theatre company Voice Activated will present A Veterans Day Observance which will feature several short performances honoring the generations of veterans who have served our country.

 The Voice Activated performers transport their audiences back to yesteryear when radio shows were the entertainment of the day.  They rely on their animated voices, facial expressions, gestures, and the audience’s imagination to create their performance scenarios.

In addition to the performance, members of the Sgt. Alvin Jonker VFW Post 2326 Color Guard will present the colors, place the battlefield Cross and play “Taps.”

Free Employment Seminar at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI--Job seekers are invited to attend the free employment seminar at Spring Lake District Library on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 10:00 am to 1:30 p.m. A recruiter from Manpower will discuss what skills employers are looking for in job candidates.

Attendees will also learn how to create a resume that gets results with Changing Directions Career Coach Bobbie Twa.  Interview skills are another important tool job seekers need to have, and Twa will also share advice on how to ace your next job interview. 

A free pizza lunch will be provided so those wishing to attend will need to pre-register by calling (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.

For more information visit the library’s website at www.sllib.org.   The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.

Alabama Tornado Responder Featured at IA Today Event

Alabama Tornado Responder Featured at IA Today Event

This Tuesday night at 7pm is the final installment of the 3 part series at International Aid. Come and hear a personal testimony of Pastor Frank Griffith about the tornado disaster in Alabama this past summer.

Pastor Frank was one of many responders to help those in need along with International Aid.

You won't want to miss this event.

If you can't make it to our building we will be streaming this event live at http://www.livestream.com/internationalaid



Candace Dugan Selected as the 2011 Lakeshore Athena Award Recepient

Candace Dugan Selected as the 2011 Lakeshore Athena Award Recepient


Candace Dugan has been selected as this year’s Lakeshore ATHENA Award recipient.  The announcement was made today at the Lakeshore ATHENA Award luncheon celebration at the Trillium Gilmore Collection Banquet and Conference Center, Spring Lake.   Dugan is the Director of Gift Planning for Grand Valley State University.

Gwen Auwerda, chairperson for the Lakeshore ATHENA Award program, said 25 nominee applications were considered for the award.   “We are honored to have so many women from our region that have made significant contributions in the communities where they live and work. 

The Lakeshore ATHENA Awards program is a collaboration of The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, Holland Area Chamber of Commerce, and Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.

Loutit District Library to host program on improving confidence to persuade

Loutit District Library to host program on improving confidence to persuade

GRAND HAVEN -- Learn strategies for improving communication and leadership skills which are necessary to improve confidence and achieve goals.

Whether a job seeker, college student, stay-at-home mom, small business owner or CEO, join in for this free program led by Changing Directions, Bobbie Twa, on Tuesday, October 4 at the Loutit District Library’s Program Room A from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m..

Toastmaster members will also be available to discuss ways to improve your confidence to persuade and lead others.

For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.