1:00 PM Oct 11, 2011
West Michigan is such a pleasant place to live that the furthest horizon for many is where the waters of Lake Michigan meet the sky. But for Newaygo native Christopher Barrett, the horizon is endless. Barrett, 42, has studied in England and worked in Mauritania, India and Nicaragua. He only recently returned from a year in Iraq and now is readying to move to Thailand - where he, his wife and young daughter will live for the next four years. Barrett is an officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), an arm of the U.S. State Department.
6:00 PM Oct 11, 2011
Loutit District Library's local history and genealogy specialist, Jeanette Weiden, will conduct a series of three weekly genealogy programs on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 13. "Beginning Your Family Genealogy' will kick off the series on Oct. 13. Weiden will explain how to begin, how to stay organized and where to find records.
10:40 AM Oct 11, 2011
The Woman's Club of Grand Haven and North Ottawa Community Health System are hosting a fundraiser for MammAide on Wednesday at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave. All proceeds from the fashion show and silent auction will go directly to MammAide, which benefits uninsured women in the community. To date, MammAide has paid for more than 200 mammograms. Many local businesses have supported "A Fashionable Evening,' organizers said. Local physicians will participate as models in the show, which will begin at 7 p.m.
10:29 AM Oct 11, 2011
Jake Vanderlaan scored just 25 seconds into Monday's game, helping the Grand Haven varsity soccer team pull out a 3-1 victory over Jenison. That win moves the Buccaneers into Wednesday's O-K Red Conference tournament title game against East Kentwood. The Falcons, the top seed in the tournament, beat Rockord in Monday's other semifinal game, 2-0. Vanderlaan scored his second goal three minutes after his first, putting the Bucs on top 2-0. Nate Rose then scored to finish off the scoring for the Bucs.
7:05 AM Oct 12, 2011
Fans of the Detroit Lions and Tigers have suffered through more than their fair share of miserable seasons.
7:13 AM Oct 11, 2011
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. South-southeast wind around 7 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. South-southeast wind at 6-9 mph. Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind at around 9 mph.
4:00 PM Oct 10, 2011
Marcia Howe, a Grand Haven resident and retired Muskegon school teacher, will portray Mother Goose at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum on Saturday, Oct. 22. Howe's portrayal may not be the same Mother Goose your mother remembers. Howe will offer an interesting look at Mother Goose as she reminds you of the many nursery rhymes we learned long ago. This 11 a.m. program, which takes place at the museum's Akeley location, 200 Washington Ave. in downtown Grand Haven, is for children of all ages. For more information, call 842-0700.
6:00 PM Oct 10, 2011
"Read My Pins' is the name of a book by former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. Albright is known for always wearing pins and many of those she has acquired during her political career.
7:26 AM Oct 11, 2011
Rudy Sabo and Ron Westerhouse sat and counted the hundreds of vehicles that wound through a long line on Grand Haven's Harbor Island on Saturday morning. "This has been solid all morning,' Sabo said. Both Grand Haven men are longtime members of the local Eagles Club and two of the more than 80 volunteers who helped out at the Fourth Island Produce Giveaway.
2:00 PM Oct 10, 2011
Grand Haven Area Public Schools Superintendent Keith Konarska will hold open office hours from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. It will take place at the GHAPS Education Service Center, 1415 Beechtree St.

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