11:30 AM Oct 3, 2011
More than 300 walkers united in step Sunday afternoon to help stomp out poverty. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church hosted the annual C.R.O.P. Walk - which raised about $35,000 for Church World Service, an international organization focused on hunger. Participants dined on broth and bread at the church before walking around Spring Lake Village.
4:00 PM Oct 3, 2011
Spring Lake District Library will be hosting a seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 14. Vaccines for seasonal flu and pneumonia will be administered by registered nurses. The services will be provided by North Ottawa Community Health Systems. No appointment is necessary.
2:00 PM Oct 3, 2011
All Michigan residents are encouraged to read and discuss the book "Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age' by Kevin Boyle during the Great Michigan Read. "Arc of Justice' is the true story of Dr. Ossian Sweet, a black physician who moved his family into an all-white neighborhood in Detroit in 1925. Sweet and others in his home were charged with murder after defending their new home from a mob. Legendary attorney Clarence Darrow was the lawyer for the defense during the pivotal civil rights trial.
10:39 AM Oct 3, 2011
Spring Lake Presbyterian Church will conduct a "Fill the Truck' food drive from Oct. 8-16 as part of its Mission Week to assist the Tri-Cities area. This is a community challenge to collect nonperishable food items, cleaning products and paper goods. They can be dropped off at the designated trailer in the parking lot of the church between 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day of the drive.
12:58 AM Oct 1, 2011
Spring Lake's junior varsity and freshmen football teams combined forces to defeat Orchard View on Thursday. The Cardinals do not have a freshman team, so the JV played the first half and into the third quarter, then the freshmen played the remainder of the game. Charlie Warber of the JV team scored four touchdowns for the Lakers, while Ross Underberg added a 20-yard touchdown run.
10:00 AM Oct 1, 2011
Pilot and aerial photographer Marge Beaver will share her aerial photographs during a presentation at Spring Lake District Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Beaver will talk about how her plane is outfitted, what type of camera and lenses she uses, and her custom color lab. With more than 25 years experience, Beaver has taken photos of nearly every state in the United States. Her bird's-eye view photos have graced the covers of more than 40 books and magazines.
12:14 PM Sep 29, 2011
For the second consecutive year, the Lakes Eight Conference will hold a league-wide cancer awareness night on Friday. The event, called "Tackle Cancer Together,' will feature conference teams wearing purple and white jerseys, which will bear the names of people who have either passed away to cancer, survived cancer, or are currently battling the disease. Both Spring Lake and Fruitport will play games on the road on Friday, so they will wear white uniforms with purple lettering.
3:00 PM Sep 29, 2011
St. Mary's Parish School in Spring Lake is inviting the community to bring their pets - large and small - to its annual "Blessing of the Pets' at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. The ceremony will be held in the school parking lot "green space' at 421 E. Exchange St. Father Dan DePew, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, will preside over the gathering.
1:05 PM Sep 28, 2011
A blown penalty kick late in the first half, then a botched defensive assignment early in the second half left the Spring Lake varsity boys soccer team looking up at rival Fruitport on the scoreboard. Lakers' senior captain Kyle Kendall wasn't worried. "They went ahead, and we looked into each other's eyes and that picks you up,' Kendall said. "We knew we had each others' back.'
11:08 AM Sep 27, 2011
A sledding hill at Mill Point Park Preserve is slip-sliding away - to the landfill. Village Council on Monday night approved a budget adjustment that includes hauling excavated materials from the Grand River Greenway project to a landfill. That includes the 650 cubic yards that have been mounded between Village Cove Marina and School Street in anticipation of being sculpted into a sledding hill.

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