10:23 AM Sep 22, 2011
Aspiring artists are encouraged to learn basic line structure for drawing their favorite dogs and cats with local artist and instructor Corinne Roberts from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Loutit District Library's Program Room A. Students need to bring paper, pencil and an eraser. Photographs of their pets or favorite breeds to draw from are welcome.
3:10 PM Sep 22, 2011
With the stroke of a brush, organizers kicked off Grand Haven ArtWalk 2011 at the stroke of noon on Wednesday. Grand Haven Mayor Roger Bergman, city councilmen Ed Nieuwenhuis and Dennis Scott, and City Manager Pat McGinnis each painted a portion of a special ArtWalk logo that will hang in the event's headquarters, 20 N. Fifth St. "This promises to be a wonderful two-week event in Grand Haven,' Bergman said during Wednesday's opening ceremony. "The organizers and volunteers have outdone themselves.'
7:51 AM Sep 22, 2011
A staple business on Robbins Road since the 1950s will be closing its doors for good next month. Robbins Road Hardware, 948 Robbins Road, will be closing its doors by Oct. 15, store owner Vernon Wheeler said. Wheeler said he and his wife, Lisa, have decided they want to be closer to family and are relocating to North Carolina. "We are going to semi-retire and move down there,' he said.
7:05 AM Sep 22, 2011
Today: Scattered showers, mainly after 8 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. West wind between 7 and 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Tonight: A 30-percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. North-northwest wind at around 8 mph. Friday: A 50-percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. North-northwest wind around 8 mph.
11:22 AM Sep 21, 2011
Take a look at the scorecard of any of the girls on the Grand Haven varsity golf team and you'll find an occasional 3, some random 4's, and plenty of 5's. But you'll also see a bunch of 7's, some 8's, even a few 9's and 10's. The positive holes give coach Roger Glass a glimmer of hope, but the "blow-up holes,' as Glass calls them, drive the coach crazy.
7:51 AM Sep 22, 2011
Coast Guard City USA may soon have a new Coast Guard boat to mark the entrance to the community. On Tuesday night, Grand Haven City Council approved the authorization of the placement of a new 41-foot aluminum hull boat and the application for eligibility to acquire federal surplus property. "We're trying to get one here where we don't have to pay for it,' City Manager Pat McGinnis said.
7:17 AM Sep 21, 2011
Today: Scattered showers before 2 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind between 11 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Tonight: A 40-percent chance of showers after 2 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Thursday: A 30-percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. West-northwest wind between 11 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
11:32 AM Sep 20, 2011
One person suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle accident late Monday morning on northbound U.S. 31, just south of the drawbridge, said Lt. Renee Freeman of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety. The female passenger of one of the cars was taken by ambulance to North Ottawa Community Hospital. No information was available on her condition.
10:17 AM Sep 21, 2011
Grand Haven officials are going back to the drawing board on a plan that would make skateboard and longboard transportation in city streets legal. While members of City Council agreed in the idea of allowing board transportation legal, they voted 4-1 against the new ordinance. Councilman Mike Fritz was the sole supporter.
1:00 PM Sep 20, 2011
Grand Haven officials have set the boundaries and board membership for a Principal Shopping District, and now all that's left is to set a special assessment. City Council voted 4-1 on Monday to implement the PSD in the city's Master Plan, set the boundaries of the PSD to be the current Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority district and have the makeup of the new PSD Board be identical to the DDA board. Councilman Mike Fritz voted against both plans - claiming now wasn't the right time for the plan to be implemented.

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