Now that my daughter's basketball seasons are winding to a close, I'd like to use this space to thank all of their coaches, organizers and referees for volunteering and devoting their time so my girls could have fun and stay active during the long winter months.
Every year on March 2, the birthday of the late popular children’s author Dr. Seuss, schools and libraries in all 50 states sponsor Read Across America, an event where a Seuss book is read aloud. This year’s title is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
Winter doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, and though it may seem harder to enjoy as the months wear on, there are plenty of winter activities that are still enjoyable — many of which have been loved by residents since the early 1900s.
So, up until this point in our relationship, I’ve been pretty much all sweetness and light, right? Which explains why the people who hear me talk on something like a daily basis are little floored, a little wowed that I have it in me.
The rest of the story about the $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins with Grand Haven's original waterfront goals in 1963, which identified a need to find a way for people to walk from the end of the pier to the "underutilized Harbor Island."
Tiffany Balk, the owner of Blueberry Haven in downtown Grand Haven, recently posted on her blog about mentoring a couple of college students who are competing for a prize that can be used to help them start their own business.