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Saint Mary’s Church White Elephant Sale and Festival is July 8 & 9

News Release:


SPRING LAKE, Mich., June 13, 2011 – Saint Mary’s Church’s largest public fundraising event of the year―the annual White Elephant Sale and Festival―will be held July 8 and 9 at the church, 406 East Savidge Street in Spring Lake.  A raffle drawing for $11,500 will highlight the event.  The general public is encouraged and welcome to attend.


New this year will be a public fish boil, plus two children’s games called “The Berry-Go-Round” and “The Tumbler.” The Berry-Go-Round is a giant strawberry that twirls kids around and they control how fast the rides turn.  The Tumbler looks like a hamster wheel, whereby, kids are strapped in and go in circles plus upside down.


Also new will be the headline entertainment in the evening beer tent, featuring local performer Brian Fedewa.  He has performed professionally in Chicago and is a career musician.  In addition, Luke Perfect will perform as a d

Urban Wildlife - Meet Tommy and Henrietta

Urban Wildlife - Meet Tommy and Henrietta

George and his Backyard Critters – Meet “Tommy” and “Henrietta”:

“Tommy” and “Henrietta” are the wild turkeys who live in the neighborhood and visit our bird feeder once in a while. We don’t see the turkeys very often, maybe it’s because they can go 14 to 20 days without food.

Michigan turkeys disappeared in the late 1800’s. In the 1950’s, wildlife biologists reintroduced turkeys in southwestern Michigan and later in the northern part of the state.  Today, there are about 200,000 wild turkeys roaming around Michigan.

Two of those turkeys live in our Forest Hills neighborhood. They are the Eastern Wild Turkey variety.

Share your opinions on the Marina, Harbor Island Boat Launch, and the Boardwalk Seawall

Share your opinions on the Marina, Harbor Island Boat Launch, and the Boardwalk Seawall

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

The City of Grand Haven Harbor Board is an advisory Board, whose purpose is to review the Harbor and its operations, investigating issues that the Council requests and making recommendations to Council on those and other matters regarding the Harbor. The Harbor Board is initiating this survey as a means to gather input from the users of the Harbor, particularly including the seawall, the Marina and the boat launch on Harbor Island. Surveys received from the boating population of the area will be compiled and used to formulate Board recommendations in the future. Thank you for participating in the survey!

Click Here to download the survey

Lakeshore Middle School Walk G.H. event is May 26th

Lakeshore Middle School Walk G.H. event is May 26th

News Release:

Grand Haven, MI (May 2011) - For the fourth year, the Chamber of Commerce and Lakeshore Middle School are providing an opportunity for the 7th grade students to explore Grand Haven in an all day event Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Walk Grand Haven is a day for students to see and experience the rich history and culture of Grand Haven on-foot and in-person.  Students will visit the Tri-Cities Historical Museums, Loutit District Library, United States Coast Guard Station, the County Courthouse, Musical Fountain, and the Story and Clark Piano Factory.  Historical fun-facts will be shared with the students, such as Central Park was the first cemetery and the location of the Mineral Springs was originally where 5/3 Bank sits on Washington Avenue.  Exploration of trains and bullet holes will be put into historical context of Grand Haven.  Students will gain insight and appreciation into what it takes to run a city as we

Urban Wildlife in Forest Hills – George and his Backyard Critters - Meet Baldy

Urban Wildlife in Forest Hills – George and his Backyard Critters - Meet Baldy

Part 2 – Meet “Baldy”

I think one of the most beautiful birds is the male Northern Cardinal.  Red is my favorite color, which is one reason why I can’t take my eyes off of cardinals.  They also have those beautiful crests on top of their heads.  Cardinals don’t migrate and keep their color all year round because they don’t molt into a dull plumage like the Gold Finch.  This means the cardinals are still breathtaking in my snowy backyard all winter long.  Don’t get me wrong, the females are also very pretty, but the males are stunning.

The other thing about male cardinals is they all look alike.   The color of their feathers is the same.  They all have the black masks around the eyes.  They all have those distinctive crests.

Then one day my husband and I saw “Baldy”.  He was unlike any cardinal we had ever seen.   My husband first spotted him in early April.  There was something seriously wrong w

Grand Haven's Top Ten

Grand Haven's Top Ten

If you are planning a "staycation" this year why not visit the shore of Grand Haven. I have below a list of 10 things to do and see in the beautiful Lake Michigan town of Grand Haven.

10. Nature Education Center - Hemlock Crossing

Opened in 2010, the Nature Education Center located at Hemlock Crossing provides guests and visitors with hands-on access to Ottawa County Park information.  The Center is the gateway to over 7 miles of trails, a nature gift shop, exhibits on natural and cultural history, wildlife den with "critters", and wildlife viewing area, attracting birds and mammals. 

9. Rosy Mound Natural Area

Anchors away at Spring Lake

Anchors away at Spring Lake

If you haven’t heard Millpoint Launch Park in Spring Lake is a great place to launch your boat. Millpoint Launch Park is located at the end of School Street in the Village of Spring Lake. There are grills, playground equipment, picnic areas, restrooms and plenty of parking available. It is a great place to spend an afternoon and put your boat in! Daily passes can be purchased at the Launch ramp site, there’s even a self-serve system set up on site. Seasonal passes can be purchased at Village Hall (102 W. Savidge Street) and Wesco (502 W. Savidge Street). Make sure you have a pass citations are issued for those vehicles using the ramp, but not purchasing a pass. The citations are $30.00 per violation.