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United Methodist Church of the Dunes To Host Annual Rummage Sale Saturday, June 11

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., June 6, 2011 – United Methodist Church of the Dunes women’s group will host its annual Rummage Sale fundraiser, featuring hundreds of collectibles, antiques, jewelry, clothing, linens and more on Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main level Wiltse Center.

The church is located at 717 Sheldon Road in Grand Haven.  The general public is encouraged to attend and view hundreds of items available for purchase.  Proceeds will go to the UMC-Dunes’ local and world mission projects, including Women in Transition.

Other items available will be gently ussed clothing, electrical appliances, furniture, knick-knack’s, bicycles, dishes, toys, bedding, sports equipment, bath towels, Christmas ornaments, patio furniture, computer accessories, aquarium supplies, cowboy boots, pictures, baby supplies and clothing, dolls and kitchen items.

Author of Slaves Soldiers Citizens Speaks at Spring Lake District Library

Author of Slaves Soldiers Citizens Speaks at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI-Dr. Wallace K. Ewing, local historian and author, will be the guest speaker at Spring Lake District Library on Wed., June 22 at 7:00 p.m. Ewing will be talking about his new book, Slaves Soldiers Citizens: African Americans in Northwest Ottawa County. Ewing’s book contains information about the African Americans who settled in Northwest Ottawa County in the 1800’s, including those who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. A book signing will follow the presentation.

For more information, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.

Loutit District Library to host colonial tea complimenting the “John Adams Unbound “exhibit

Loutit District Library to host colonial tea complimenting the “John Adams Unbound “exhibit

GRAND HAVEN -- What were colonial teas like in the 18th century during the John Adams years from 1735 to 1826? What did hosts and hostesses serve? What was the etiquette and equipage? Did guests sit at tables or stand together conversing like an 18th century-style “meet and greet?”

All these questions and more will be answered at Loutit District Library Library’s “Colonial Tea with John Adams” on June 27 at 2:00 p.m.in Program Rooms A and B.

Wendy Van Woerkom, Logistics and Planning Coordinator for the Education Department and an historic interpreter at George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, presents this free colonial event with recipes sent to the library by Gail Cassidy, manger of interpretation at Mount Vernon.

End of the School Year Party Planned by St . Mary's School Volunteers At Spring Lake Yacht Club

End of the School Year Party Planned by St . Mary's School Volunteers At Spring Lake Yacht Club

SPRING LAKE, Mich., May 30, 2011 – As the traditional school year draws to a close, parent volunteers from Saint Mary’s Parish School are planning an end-of-the-school-year adult evening party at Spring Lake Yacht Club on June 24, from 7 p.m. to midnight.  The general public is invited to attend.

Spring Lake Yacht Club is located at 17500 west Spring Lake road.  Persons attending must be 21 years of age and over.  Wristbands will be provided for entry at the door.  Cost is $25 per person and guests can pay at the door.

The band INDENIAL will be featured and will play music from the 70s, 80s and 90s.  Keg beer and appetizers will be provided.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the annual Tri-Cities Unity Auction that helps keep tuition costs affordable at Saint Mary’s Parish School and other Catholic educational facilities.

Chrysler's Turbine Car Author to Speak at Spring Lake District Library

Chrysler's Turbine Car Author to Speak at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI--Start your engines and drive over to Spring Lake District Library on Wed., June 8 at 7:00 p.m. to meet Steve Lehto, one of 2011’s Michigan Notable Book authors. Lehto, the author of Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation, will talk about the Chrysler turbine car built in 1963 that showed so much promise yet failed to make it to market. Chrysler loaned prototypes of the turbine car to select applicants to gauge public response to a car with an engine that could run on any type of combustible fuel available, including diesel, home heating oil, kerosene, perfume and tequila. What killed wide scale production of the car? Join Lehto and hear the complete, fascinating story. A book signing will follow the presentation.

North Sea Gas Performs @ Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI--Spring Lake District Library will be hosting a free musical performance by North Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands on Wed., June 1 at 7:00 p.m. North Sea Gas will be performing in Spring Lake as part of their North American tour. Known for their award-winning vocals and three-part harmonies, band members Ronnie MacDonald, Grant Simpson, and Dave Gilfillan have fourteen albums to their credit. The band’s eclectic career includes performances in a variety of venues including national theaters, oil rigs, folk clubs, and open-air concerts in countries around the world. Harbor House Inn in Grand Haven is co-sponsoring the musical presentation at the library.

SLHS Class of 2011 Senior Scholars

SLHS Class of 2011 Senior Scholars

By: Maria Love
From: http://www.springlakeschools.org


Michael Gilchrist, Principal of Spring Lake High School, announces the 25 students designated as Senior Scholars in the Classof 2011. Senior Scholars have earned the highest honors awarded in their graduating class using a formula combining test scores and grade point average to determine district rank.