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Free paper shredding November 2

Free paper shredding November 2

SPRING LAKE, Mich.-- Free paper shredding services will be provided to the community at the Spring Lake District Library Saturday, November 2.

Kent Record Management Inc. will be at the library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist with the process. Individuals are welcome to bring up to 100 pounds of paper for shredding.

The Spring Lake District Library is located at 123 E. Exchange St.  For more information, call (616) 846-5770, Ext. 107 or visit http://www.grandhaven.org/.

When to trick-or-treat in your community

 When to trick-or-treat in your community

Halloween is Thursday, and many communities have set times for children to trick-or-treat.

Although the weather may not be pleasant, children are encouraged to visit homes and businesses at the following times:  

Ada Township

  • No designated time
  • Fire station #1 trick or treating: October 31,  6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Alpine Township

  • October 31 until dark/candy runs out

Belding

  • October 31, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Halloween Open House: October 31, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the fire station

Cannon Township

  • No set time; fire department will hand out treats October 31, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Cascade Township

  • October 31, 5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

Memory Loss: Fact vs. Fiction

Memory Loss: Fact vs. Fiction

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--Will doing a daily crossword puzzle help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia?

Find out at Spring Lake District Library on Tuesday October 22, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Joy Spahn, regional director of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter, will present information about how to support brain health. Spahn will discuss how to maximize and improve current memory skills, as well as how to reduce risk factors for dementia.

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

Halloween fun for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia

Halloween fun for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--The Little Red House, Oak Crest and Spring Lake District Library are partnering to provide monthly  programs designed for individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as their caregivers.

The next event will take place on Thursday, October 17, at 2:00 p.m. People are invited to visit the library to decorate pumpkins and enjoy a Halloween-themed story. For more information call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107. 

The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.

Learn how to take creative photos at Loutit District Library October 3

Learn how to take creative photos at Loutit District Library October 3

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The public is invited to join photographer Jennifer Batts for her presentation “Learning to See Creatively: How to Take Great Photos with Any Camera” on Thursday, October 3 at the Loutit District Library.

Batts will explore ideas, techniques, and compositional guidelines for improving your photography. Anyone with any kind of camera can attend and learn something new and can start making better photos tomorrow.

The free program begins at 7 p.m. in program room A. For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 214.

Kiteboarders invade Grand Haven beaches for 'Test Fest' Sept. 27-29

Kiteboarders invade Grand Haven beaches for 'Test Fest' Sept. 27-29

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—Kiteboarders will fill the beaches of Grand Haven this weekend for the 13th annual King of the Great Lakes Festival Test Fest.

The festival, presented by MACkite,  runs from September 27 through September 29.  Kites ranging three to 17 meters in size will be on display.

The King of the Great Lakes Festival Test Fest began in 2001 with just four men.  Last year, nearly 40 competitors and more than 100 kiteboarders participated in the event.

This year’s professional kite boarders include Matt Elsasser, Jay Thee, Blake Olsen and Brandon Scheid.

Visitors are encouraged to spend 15 minutes testing out kites alongside an instructor.  Riding and gear clinics will also be held.  Raffles and giveaways are also planned.

 For more information, visit MACkite’s website here.

Renovated bridge reopens in Spring Lake

Renovated bridge reopens in Spring Lake

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The bridge over Jerusalem Bayou is back open to the public.

Construction crews recently finished improvements to the West Spring Lake Road bridge.  The work included building a new concrete deck, installing new beams and adding an eight foot wide sidewalk and bridge railing.

Anlaan Corporation was in charge of the improvements, with the state picking up 95 percent of the cost.  The state covered about 43 percent of the sidewalk construction by Triangle Excavators.