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GHAPS Board of Education approves budget for 2011-2012

The Grand Haven Area Public Schools Board of Education has approved the 2011-2012 budget at their meeting on June 20, and leaders say the district is maintaining a solid financial position and quality program structure while avoiding teacher layoffs. "An unprecedented reduction of $470 per pupil combined with increases in retirement rates and health insurance costs creates an enormously difficult budget situation," Superintendent Keith Konarska says.

Rep. Bill Huizenga to read Declaration of Independence during Grand Haven’s 4th of July Celebration

Rep. Bill Huizenga to read Declaration of Independence during Grand Haven’s 4th of July Celebration

GRAND HAVEN -- Representative Bill Huizenga will be the guest reader of the Declaration of Independence, Monday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m. in Grand Haven’s Waterfront Stadium orgainized the Loutit District Library (LDL).

Library officials invite everyone to listen and experience the reading of this document as if it were 1776. At 9:00 p.m., colonial re-enactors from the Brethren of the Great Lakes will escort the Rep. Huizena from the library down Washington Avenue to the stadium. The crowd is asked to follow the colonial townspeople around the speakers’ crates and boxes used as a colonial platform for the reading. Seating is also available in the stadium seating area.

At the conclusion of the reading, the Grand Haven Musical Fountain and Jaycees Fireworks present a patriot tribute to our nation.  

The reading is part of 14 events that complement the John Adams Unbound exhibit on display in the library through August 5.

“John Adams Unbound” traveling exhibition comes to Loutit District Library

“John Adams Unbound” traveling exhibition comes to Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN -- John Adams Unbound, a traveling exhibition opening at the Loutit District Library (LDL) on June 27 at 9:00 a.m., explores the personal library of John Adams, a collection of 3,500 books willed by Adams to the people of Massachusetts and deposited in the Boston Public Library in 1894. This remarkable collection of books provides first-hand insight into how John Adams shaped American history and how he was shaped through his lifelong dedication to reading and books.

"We are pleased to have been selected as a site for this exhibition," said John Martin, director of LDL. "John Adams’s dedication to self-education and intellectual reflection will be an inspiration to our library’s customers and to our community."

“John Adams Unbound” traveling exhibition comes to Loutit District Library

“John Adams Unbound” traveling exhibition comes to Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan -- John Adams Unbound, a traveling exhibition opening at the Loutit District Library (LDL) on June 27 at 9:00 a.m., explores the personal library of John Adams, a collection of 3,500 books willed by Adams to the people of Massachusetts and deposited in the Boston Public Library in 1894. This remarkable collection of books provides first-hand insight into how John Adams shaped American history and how he was shaped through his lifelong dedication to reading and books.

"We are pleased to have been selected as a site for this exhibition," said John Martin, director of LDL. "John Adams’s dedication to self-education and intellectual reflection will be an inspiration to our library’s customers and to our community."

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On the Village of Spring Lake Proposed Six-Year Capital Program

Monday, June 6, 2011, at 7:30 P.M.
At the Barber School Community Building
102 W. Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on June 6, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., at the Barber School Community Building, 102 West Exchange Street, Spring Lake, Michigan, the Village Council of Spring Lake will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the Proposed six-year Capital Program.

The Capital Program details all capital improvements and expenditures that are proposed to be undertaken during the next six fiscal years. The Capital Program also includes cost estimates and recommended financing methods.

A copy of the proposed Capital Program is available for public inspections at Spring Lake Village Hall on any day of the week except Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public comments, oral or written, are welcome at the hearing on the proposed Six-Year Capital Program.

Ryan Cotton

Huizenga to visit school, veterans today

2nd District, MI - As U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga continues to tour the 2nd District today, he will make two stops in Grand Haven this afternoon. The first visit is open to media only. The Vets group meeting is open to the public and media.

 
1:30-2:15 pm : West Michigan Academy of Arts and Academics School Visit
Discussion on government and current events with middle school students
17350 Hazel St
Spring Lake, MI 49456-1222

 
2:30-3:30 pm: Grand Haven Veterans Group Meeting
Grand Haven American Legion (upstairs meeting room)
700 South Harbor Drive
Grand Haven, MI

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Petition deadline for Village of Spring Lake office positions

From: http://www.springlakevillage.org/

The terms of the Village President and three (3) of the Village Council Members expire December 31, 2011. Village residents who are interested in running for these positions may contact the Village Clerk/Treasurer to obtain a nominating petition form. Each candidate’s petition must be signed by at least fifteen (15) but not more than forty (40) registered Village voters. Nominating petitions shall be filed with the Village Clerk/Treasurer not later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. The Village election will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2011.

Terms for the offices are:

Village President – 2 years

Village Council Members – three positions – 4 years

If you have questions regarded the petition process please contact Maribeth Lawrence, Village Clerk/Treasurer at 842-1393.