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Price to hold in-district office hours

Price to hold in-district office hours

State Rep. Amanda Price will sponsor in-district office hours in Grand Haven on Friday, Sept. 21, to meet with local residents and discuss issues of interest or concern.

Price will be at Coffee Grounds, located at 41 Washington Ave. from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Residents are welcome to stop by as their schedules allow during that time, and appointments are not necessary.

Residents can contact Price in Lansing at any time by calling toll-free (888) 238-1008 or by emailing amandaprice@house.mi.gov.

Free Movie at Spring Lake District Library

Free Movie at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI--Celebrate the beginning of a school year and Library Card Sign-Up Month by enjoying a free movie at Spring Lake District Library. On Monday, September 17, at 4:00 p.m, children are invited to watch Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. Based on the book from Jeff Kinney’s popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, this movie takes place during Greg Heffley’s return to middle school after summer vacation. In addition to the stress of starting a new grade, Greg must deal with his parents' attempts to have him bond with his older brother Rodrick. The movie is 99 minutes long and is rated PG. Boys and girls of all ages are welcome to attend.  Children age 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. In honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month, children who show their library card at the movie will receive a free soda.

For more information, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 134.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake

Q & A with 89th District Rep. Amanda Price at SLDL

Q & A with 89th District Rep. Amanda Price at SLDL

Spring Lake, MI--State Rep. Amanda Price will be at the Spring Lake District Library on Monday, Sept. 17 from noon to 1:00 p.m. to talk with constituents about their concerns. Amanda Price represents the 89th District which includes Spring Lake, Grand Haven, and Ferrysburg. Take advantage of this opportunity to let your state representative know what issues are important to you. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the event.

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

Nationally known presidential scholar, writer and lecturer to speak on Abraham Lincoln at LDL

Nationally known presidential scholar, writer and lecturer to speak on Abraham Lincoln at LDL

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Why is Abraham Lincoln the most written about American? Some 16,000 books have been written about our 16th president, and he continues to fascinate people around the world.

On August 30 at the Loutit District Library, Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, will try to plumb some of the depths of Lincoln’s life and times. Particular attention will be paid to the obstacles the Rail Splitter had to overcome to become the great historic figure he did. He was a most unlikely leader of a broken nation.

This LDL program commemorates the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

 Whitney’s program will be held in the Library’s Programs Room A and B beginning at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free but registrations are requested. To register visit the LDL’s Website at www.loutitlibrary.org.

GHAPS Settle Employees Contracts

GHAPS Settle Employees Contracts

From: GHAPS

Several Grand Haven Area Public Schools employee groups have settled contracts for the 2012-2013 school year.

Local 517M, representing food service, operations and transportation employees, have agreed to a one-year contract, which includes a pay freeze. However, food service employees' wages were reduced ten percent, which are more in line with other food services employees throughout the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District. The Administrators Association has agreed to a two-year contract that calls for a wage freeze as well.

"We are very appreciative of the unions' cooperation in creating savings during these challenging economic times," Assistant Superintendent of Human Services Scott Grimes says. "Our employees truly understand the financial situation and the challenges our district faces because funding remains at the 2005-2006 level."

LDL cancels Ottawa County Commissioner debate scheduled for July 30

LDL cancels Ottawa County Commissioner debate scheduled for July 30

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Loutit District Library (LDL) has cancelled the debate between Ottawa County Commissioners originally set for Monday, July 30 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. with no re-schedule date planned.

Candidates who had planned to attend were Phil Kuyers, Ken David, Don Munski, Jeff Stille, Roger Bergman, and Nancy Fuller.

For a complete list of LDL programs, visit www.loutitlibrary.org.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The Library serves 35,540 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. LDL offers a collection of over 122,500 items and provides educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages.

Harbor Transit to receive $482,240 to replace aging busses

Harbor Transit to receive $482,240 to replace aging busses

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $787 million that will put Americans to work modernizing and replacing aging transit facilities and vehicles to meet the growing demand from millions of riders across the country. This third round of federal funding will support 255 projects in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. $482,240 of that funding will go to Grand Haven's Harbor Transit to replace diesel buses in its fleet that have met or exceeded their useful lives. Replacement of these vehicles will ensure continued safe, reliable transit operations and lower maintenance costs.

“President Obama’s support for an America built to last is putting people back to work across the country repairing and upgrading our nation’s public transit systems,” said Secretary LaHood. “By investing in the transit infrastructure people depend on to get where we need to go each day, we will keep our economy moving forward well into the future.”