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New Pictures of Grand Haven Shipwreck

New Pictures of Grand Haven Shipwreck

Last month, WZZM13's Brent Ashcroft showed how lower water levels were revealing a Grand Haven shipwreck from 80 years ago.

Today, we are sharing updated photos of the shipwreck from viewers Harry and Heidi Wojahn. These photos were taken on Wednesday, January 9. 

Loutit District Library announce New Year’s holiday hours

Loutit District Library announce New Year’s holiday hours

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Loutit District Library will close Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

It will re-open on Jan. 2 at 9:00 a.m.

Although the library is closed, its website, www.loutitlibrary.org, is available 24 hours-a- day throughout the holiday. 

Patrons can check on the availability of books and other resources at any of the 55 libraries in the Lakeland Library Cooperative online. They can renew materials, place holds and review the status of their library accounts.

In addition, the website provides online databases, downloadable audio-books and e-books, a calendar of upcoming library events and links to other resources to help patrons find the information they need.

The library’s normal winter hours are:

Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Yearlong Grand River Greenway Celebration programs at LDL conclude with Wetland Watch president

Yearlong Grand River Greenway Celebration programs at LDL conclude with Wetland Watch president

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Why do we have wetlands in Michigan? What is a wetland? Why are wetlands important? What threatens wetlands and what can we do about it? These and other questions will be addressed by Wetland Watch president, Leslie Newman along with scientific colleagues in local efforts to protect wetlands.

Newman’s program, “Wetland Watch: Invasion of the Phragmites,” will be held at the Loutit District Library (LDL) on Thursday, Dec. 20 in Program Room A from 7-8:30 p.m. as the final program of yearlong Grand River Greenway Celebration series.

Leslie Newman is a member and current president of Wetland Watch, an active non-profit organization dedicated to protecting our remaining wetlands. She is also a founding member of the Ottawa County Invasive Phragmites Control Group and a member of the Lakeshore Earth Day Committee.

Loutit District Library announce Thanksgiving hours

Loutit District Library announce Thanksgiving hours

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Loutit District Library will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and remain closed Thursday, Nov. 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Library will re-open on Friday, Nov. 23, at 9 a.m.

The Library’s normal winter hours are:

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Although the library is closed, its website, www.loutitlibrary.org, is available 24 hours a day. Patrons can check on the availability of books and other resources at any of the 80 libraries in the Lakeland Library Cooperative online. They can renew materials, place holds and review the status of their library accounts.

Grand River Greenway Celebration series continues at LDL Nov. 16

Grand River Greenway Celebration series continues at LDL Nov. 16

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- The Loutit District Library (LDL) invites the public to join Natural Resources Manager for Ottawa County Parks, Melanie Manion, for her program titled “Grand River Invasion: Invasive Plants That Threaten Our River” on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

Manion’s program will discuss how non-native species of concern wreak havoc in the Grand River’s ecosystem by displacing native species. Her program will conclude with solutions on how to manage them. A period of questions and answers from the audience will follow her program.

Worship on the Waterfront (WOW)

Worship on the Waterfront (WOW)

Enjoy a free, unique outdoor worship experience on Sunday’s from 7:30pm-8:45pm at the Waterfront Stadium on the shores of Lake Michigan in Grand Haven. These Sunday evenings are a blend of music & spiritual devotion sponsored by the First Reformed Church of Grand Haven. Don’t miss out on the last two Waterfront performances of 2012!

August 19 – musical guest, Peder Eide & August 28 – Central Bible College Worship Team

Go to www.worshiponthewaterfront.org or call (616)842-6600 for details.

Blue Water Ramblers to perform in Mill Point Park

Blue Water Ramblers to perform in Mill Point Park

Blue Water Ramblers will headline this week's installment of Spring Lake's weekly concert series, Thursdays at the Point. The show is slated to begin at 7 p.m. in Mill Point Park, located at the end of School Street off of M-104/Savidge Street.

As described on their Facebook page, "The Blue Water Ramblers' repertoire comes right out of our Michigan life experiences and the history of the Great Lakes region. It includes lake shanties, lumberman ballads, union rallying cries, farmers' paeans, Michigan humor, '60s civil rights and protest music, love songs, gospel music and children's ditties."

Everyone who plans to attend the performance is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and to remember that popcorn will be served by the Boy and Girl Scouts of Spring Lake. Thursday's show, as well as all of the other weekly shows through August 23, will be free.