10:30 AM Oct 12, 2011
When Amy Schaap started the volleyball program at Lakeshore Christian Academy in Grand Haven, there were some significant growing pains to overcome. The Virginia native clearly remembers the Conquerors' first-ever varsity game, and marvels at how far the program has come in just three years. "Our first match, we lost 25-0,' Schaap said, shedding a laugh at the humble beginnings. "When we first started, except for maybe a couple girls, most of them didn't know what volleyball was all about.'
10:17 AM Oct 12, 2011
Barb Carlson of Spring Lake will be teaching a class on designing your own unique gourd at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington Ave.
7:03 AM Oct 12, 2011
What's in store for us?
11:11 AM Oct 11, 2011
Auditions for Central Park Players' upcoming production of "Seussical: The Musical' will be held tonight and Wednesday at Lakeshore Middle School's auditorium, 900 Cutler St. in Grand Haven. Ages 5-14 will audition between 6 and 7:30 p.m., and ages 15 and older will audition from 7:30-9 p.m. Show dates are Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 2-3.
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.

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