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Lubbers Cup Regatta is Saturday

Lubbers Cup Regatta is Saturday

News Release:

SPRING LAKE, Mich. - Grand Valley State University's rowing club will host the 16th annual Lubbers Cup Regatta on Saturday, April 2, at the Spring Lake Yacht Club.

Top collegiate rowing teams from around the country and Canada are expected, including Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Brock University (Canada), Ohio State University, University of Virginia and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Events will begin at 8 a.m. and end with an awards ceremony at 3 p.m.

The regatta is free and open to the public. Races can be viewed from the Spring Lake Yacht Club, 17500 W. Spring Lake Road. Parking is limited at this viewing location, a shuttle service will pick up viewers from the Emmanuel Free Church Parking Lot and Water Tower Park for a donation.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail discussion is Thursday

Hiking the Appalachian Trail discussion is Thursday
From the City of Grand Haven:   Date: 31 March 2011 Details: Location: Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue
Date: March 31
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
End Time: 8:30 p.m.
Description of Event: Judy Ross discusses her adventures when she traversed the Appalachian Trail

Contact Person: Larry Halverson
Contact Email: gdhlh@llcoop.org
Contact Phone: 616-842-5560x222
Website: http://www.loutitlibrary.org/

Appalachian Trail hiker to speak at Loutit District Library

Appalachian Trail hiker to speak at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN -- Judy Ross of Spring Lake will describe her adventure of hiking the Appalachian Trail at the Loutit District Library on March 31.

Ross’experiences involved hiking between 500 to 600 miles each year while exploring 14 states from Georgia to Maine to complete the 2,175 mile trail.

Outstanding 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 a three-part series featuring three of West Michigan’s own outstanding women who are currently influencing society. These distinguished women were chosen for their trail-blazing contributions and impact on how and what we think about in today’s culture.

The Outstanding Women series will begin on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation by Suzanne Geha, long-time news anchor for WOOD TV 8. Geha has achieved several firsts for women in broadcasting in West Michigan. Geha was the first female student to report and deliver the news at Western Michigan University's radio station, WIDR.  While still in school, she was the first woman to report and deliver the news at WKNR/WKFR radio in Battle Creek.

Frank accepts director position at Loutit District Library

Frank accepts director position at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN -- On February 16, the Loutit District Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend an offer of employment to L.J. Frank, former Senior Director of Library Services for the Knox County Public Library System in Knoxville, TN.

Prior to his work in Knoxville, Frank also served as director for the Onondaga County Public Library System in New York, the St.Clair County Library System in Port Huron, MI, and the Boyd County District Public Library in Kentucky. In 2006, The New York Times honored him as “Librarian of the Year,” and in 2007, the Public Relations Society of America named him “Executive of the Year.”
 
Frank accepted the offer of $62,917 annually on February 22 and is scheduled to step in as Director of Loutit District Library on April 11.

Price updates in-district office hours

Price updates in-district office hours

State Rep. Amanda Price has updated her in-district office hours.

In Grand Haven, Price will host district hours on the third Friday of every month, starting on Friday, Feb. 18. These meetings will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Coffee Grounds, located at 41 Washington Ave. #180.

And in Holland, Price will host district hours on the third Monday of every month, beginning on Monday, Feb. 21. These will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at Park Township Hall, located at 52 152nd Ave.

Visit www.repamandaprice.com for additional information.

Loutit District Library to host French horn master Tucker Supplee in concert

Loutit District Library to host French horn master Tucker Supplee in concert

GRAND HAVEN -- West Michigan Symphony’s principal French horn player Tucker Supplee will perform on February 13 at 2:00 p.m. as Loutit District Library free Sunday Afternoon Concert Series continues.

Supplee will perform several pieces written for the French horn in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and will talk about some of the changes in the instrument that have enabled composers to take advantage of the melodic voice possessed by the modern horn

This performance is the sixth of nine in the library’s 2010-2011season held on the library’s Upper Level Lobby.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The library serves 35,510 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District.