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Holiday Walk Returns

Holiday Walk Returns

For 23 years, the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce invite the community to stroll the streets of Montague and Whitehall.

Holiday spirit will explode on Friday, November 18 from 2pm-8pm and Saturday, November 19 from 10am-4pm for the whole family to enjoy! From traditional Christmas Open Houses of participating merchants showcasing unique gifts and treats, festive holiday music & carolers to free carriage rides on Friday & Saturday, complimentary Trolley rides on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm, the Tree Lighting Ceremony and so much more. Best of all, children throughout the area are invited to help decorate the community Christmas tree with their own ornaments.

Call: (231)893-4585 or check out www.visitwhitelake.org for all the Holiday Walk information.

Oldest Toastmasters Club in Michigan Still Talk of the Town on its 70th Birthday

Oldest Toastmasters Club in Michigan Still Talk of the Town on its 70th Birthday

Often listed among the top 10 fears people have, public speaking is a skill that can help anyone regardless of their age or background. Whether it’s at school, work or among friends and family, the ability to speak in front of an audience – even if it’s an audience of one – can be the key to future success. Thus, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the oldest Toastmasters International organization in Michigan – located here in Grand Rapids – continues to thrive as it celebrates its 70th birthday.

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. With more than 345,000 members around the world, Toastmasters empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders by providing a safe, supportive and structured setting for its members to acquire and practice meaningful communications and leadership skills on a regular basis to promote and enhance career and personal growth.

Preschool Students Decorate 1,400 Brown Paper Bags to Support Children Experiencing Food Insecurity

Preschool Students Decorate 1,400 Brown Paper Bags to Support Children Experiencing Food Insecurity

Rainbow Child Care Center locations throughout West Michigan teamed up with Kids’ Food Basket, a local nonprofit organization attacking childhood hunger, to support children experiencing food insecurity. The preschool students decorated brown paper bags for children aided by Kids’ Food Basket’s Sack Supper program, which serves 7,500 kids each weekday in West Michigan.

All eight West Michigan Rainbow Child Care Center locations decorated 1,400 bags with positive images using crayons and markers. Each decorated sack not only provides a well-rounded nutritious meal critical to the development of the brain and body, but also helps brighten each recipient’s day.

Distracted Driving is coming to Muskegon

Distracted Driving is coming to Muskegon

The Distracted Driving Program is coming to your community on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 10am to 2pm at 1740 Whitehall Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445. Bayer Crop Science has chosen to do something about the problem that kills or injures thousands each year. The Distracted Driving Program is a 6 hour high impact anti-texting/distracted driving program. This huge multi media event features no holds barred video presentations coupled with TWO multi-million dollar texting and driving simulation experiences like nothing you’ve ever seen. This Distracted Driving Program is a division of the National Save A Life Tour, which has been endorsed by high schools and colleges all across the country and by the United States Navy, Marines, Air Force and Army, along with numerous insurance companies and hospitals nationwide. The Distracted Driving Program is a division of Kramer International

Virtual Education Offers Frequent Opportunities for Parent Engagement

Virtual Education Offers Frequent Opportunities for Parent Engagement

Parents want the best education for their children. Increased engagement with their child’s school gives them an opportunity to see that through. School choices continue to emerge, with online education thriving amongst families in the United States with a 58 percent increase in enrollment since 2010.

Great Lakes Cyber Academy is a tuition free school serving students in grades 6-12. As an online school, Great Lakes Cyber Academy allows local families from communities like city to learn from the comfort of their own homes, or wherever there is an internet connection. Enrollment numbers continue to increase with this learning model because of satisfaction with virtual education, the level of expertise through online institutions and the rigorous curriculum of the offered programs. One of the primary benefits of Great Lakes Cyber Academy is the level of parent engagement across all grade levels.

Grand Rapids School Receives High Marks From Local Parents

Grand Rapids School Receives High Marks From Local Parents

Approximately 94 percent of parents whose children are enrolled at Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids would recommend the school, according to a recent parent satisfaction survey. The blended learning school delivers a combination of online and face-to-face instruction in an engaging and flexible educational setting committed to making each student’s success a priority, .

The 2015-16 survey was administered by an independent market research company, which created the questionnaire, collected the data, and tabulated the results. High marks were achieved with 89 percent of Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids parents giving the school an A or B grade.

Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce invite residents & visitors to take part in this sand art building activity this Saturday.

After 2 hours of sand creating, individuals, teams & families will be judged and awarded prizes on their unique presentation.

Get your sand sculpture plans & tools in order.The Grand Haven City Beach is the place to be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more information.