10:00 AM Sep 18, 2011
If gaining a better understanding of the Bible is one of your goals, join the Rev. Dr. Kathryn Roberts at Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. Roberts is theologian-in-residence at St. John's Episcopal Church in Grand Haven. She will share general principles for reading and interpreting the Bible during this free presentation for the community.
12:04 AM Sep 17, 2011
Autumn arrives officially on Sept. 23 and brings with it the return of Music by the Fireplace at Spring Lake District Library. Free musical performances will be featured one Sunday afternoon a month during the school year. Audiences will be treated to a variety of music, from bagpipes and wind ensembles to jazz and bluegrass. Classical guitarist Jeff Dwarshuis will be performing at the library from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.
10:38 AM Sep 16, 2011
Spring Lake pulled out an exciting victory over the co-op team from Mona Shores/Reeths-Puffer on Thursday at the Spring Lake Aquatic Center by a 93.5-91.5 final. "This was a very close meet, too close for comfort,' Spring Lake coach Nikkie Theune said. "Tonight's win didn't just come down to getting first place finishes, it was the seconds, thirds, fourths and fifths that really stepped up to the plate tonight and brought the win home. I am very proud of every one of them.'
2:00 PM Sep 15, 2011
Like the yeast in their homemade bread, business is on the rise for Sara Rathbun and Oran Rankin. The husband-and-wife team opened the Village Baker at 617 E. Savidge St. in early July. Rathbun said they're now selling more than 200 scones a day. "We're having a lot of fun here and I think our customers are getting into it,' she said. "We never expected to be this busy - but it's a central, inexpensive meeting place for people. I think there's nothing more socially satisfying than breaking bread with friends.'
5:36 PM Sep 16, 2011
Dirty dogs from throughout the Tri-Cities are invited to come clean at Harborfront Hospital for Animals from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The "Oh You Dirty Dog Wash' will be held in the clinic's parking lot, 807 W. Savidge St. in Spring Lake. Dogs will be shampooed, conditioned and towel dried, and receive a scarf or a bow as well as a dog treat. A bake sale will also be held in conjunction with the event.
10:53 AM Sep 15, 2011
Village Council members didn't make any decisions Wednesday night on how to cut Grand River Greenway costs - but the construction project manager told them, if they don't give him direction soon, he'll send his crew to other work sites. Council members said they wanted to have all available cost estimates in place before making a decision.
6:00 PM Sep 14, 2011
Spring Lake District Library hosts monthly Teen'Scape sessions for youth ages 10 and up. The next Teen'Scape is set for Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 3:30-5 p.m. Kids can enjoy a variety of video games, crafts and free refreshments. "Recycle and reuse' is the theme for the September craft. Participants will learn how to recycle T-shirts into fashionable leg warmers. For more information, call 846-5770, ext. 134. The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.
2:01 PM Sep 14, 2011
The Spring Lake school board approved a two-year deal on Tuesday with the district's 40 support staff. The contract is similar to the one approved with the district's teachers last month. The Spring Lake Public Schools support staff includes bus drivers, food service employees and four maintenance employees. Under terms of the contract, support staffers have agreed to a two-year wage freeze and changes in health insurance plans. Some staffers will be eligible for a one-half of a step increase during the second year of the contract.
10:58 AM Sep 14, 2011
Elinor Adams took the prep golf scene by storm last fall, placing 14th at the Division 3 state meet. She's not sneaking up on anybody this year. In fact, the Lakers' junior feels the weight of lofty expectations pressing heavily on her shoulders, and those expectations have had an adverse affect upon her game. "I definitely feel the pressure this year,' Adams said after turning in the top score - a 44 - at Tuesday's Lakes Eight Conference Jamboree at Spring Lake Country Club.
10:56 AM Sep 14, 2011
Distance runners travel all across the Midwest, and farther, in search of quality events. On Saturday, area athletes won't have to look far to find an outstanding chance to compete in a marathon, half-marathon or 5K race. The Old Boys' Brewhouse Oktoberfest Marathon takes place Saturday morning, offering a scenic yet challenging course for those who don't mind heading out for a 26.2-mile jog.

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