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2nd Annual Katty Shack 5K to honor Wright murder victims

To honor the four victims of the 2008 Wright Township murders committed by Troy Brake, the 2nd Annual Katty Shack 5K is scheduled this year for Saturday, April 30 in Grand Haven! Last year the mother, Natalie Kick-Brown of one of the victims, Katherine Brown started this annual 5K in Katherine's honor. Friend's called Katherine, "Katty Shack" where the name of the 5K originated. A 5K walk & 1-mile run/walk are offered, as well as the 5K run, giving individuals of all ages and physical abilities the chance to participate. The race begins at 9am at the First Presbyterian Church at 508 Franklin Street in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Friday, April 29 a pre-race Spaghetti Dinner & Fitness Expo will take place at St. Patrick's Family Center at 920 Fulton St.

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.

Bluebird Cancer Retreats announces "Biking for Bluebird"

Bluebird Cancer Retreats announces "Biking for Bluebird"

Bluebird Cancer Retreats is hosting Biking for Bluebird, a lakeshore century ride to support those living with cancer.

The ride starts at 8:00 am on Saturday, June 25, at Old Boys' Brewhouse. The route, designed by Tim Meyer of Rock 'n' Road Cycles, can be seen by clicking here.

Participants in the event will receive a custom jersey and are invited to attend a party at Old Boys' Brewhouse after the ride.

Bluebird Cancer Retreats is a non-profit organization offering weekend retreats, support groups for for those dealing with cancer, and healthy living workshops.

Visit www.bluebirdmi.org for additional info and registration.

Lubbers Cup Regatta is Saturday

Lubbers Cup Regatta is Saturday

News Release:

SPRING LAKE, Mich. - Grand Valley State University's rowing club will host the 16th annual Lubbers Cup Regatta on Saturday, April 2, at the Spring Lake Yacht Club.

Top collegiate rowing teams from around the country and Canada are expected, including Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Brock University (Canada), Ohio State University, University of Virginia and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Events will begin at 8 a.m. and end with an awards ceremony at 3 p.m.

The regatta is free and open to the public. Races can be viewed from the Spring Lake Yacht Club, 17500 W. Spring Lake Road. Parking is limited at this viewing location, a shuttle service will pick up viewers from the Emmanuel Free Church Parking Lot and Water Tower Park for a donation.

Pickleball returns to Loutit District Library

Pickleball returns to Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN -- Michigan Senior Olympics gold medalist Jimmy O’Hearn returns to bring one of the nation’s fastest growing sports for a six-week introductory period for seniors.

O’Hearn will again instruct Pickleball, a mini-tennis game played by 2 or 4 people on a badminton-sized court using wood paddle racquets and a plastic baseball with holes, beginning Monday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m until 11:00a.m.

LDL’s Pickleball court will be held on the library’s parking lot on the corner of Fourth Street and Columbus Avenue. The court will be marked off with the same dimensions as a badminton court. The game uses paddles to hit a wiffle ball, which cannot be smashed at an opponent from inside the T-zone at the top of the court. Serves, like badminton and tennis, must be directed to the opponent diagonal the server. The ball must bounce once before each serve and the ensuing return, but can be played out of mid-air from that point.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail discussion is Thursday

Hiking the Appalachian Trail discussion is Thursday
From the City of Grand Haven:   Date: 31 March 2011 Details: Location: Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue
Date: March 31
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
End Time: 8:30 p.m.
Description of Event: Judy Ross discusses her adventures when she traversed the Appalachian Trail

Contact Person: Larry Halverson
Contact Email: gdhlh@llcoop.org
Contact Phone: 616-842-5560x222
Website: http://www.loutitlibrary.org/

Mulligan's Hollow Skatepark now open

Mulligan's Hollow Skatepark now open

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - Mulligan's Hollow Skatepark is now open for the season.

The park features 13,000 square feet of cement including a full sized bowl, quarter pipe, hubba box, box, rails, c-rails, 2 five stairs and one 7 stair rail.

The park is open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm seven days a week.

Click Here for additional information.