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Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

Wishbone 4th Annual Wag N’ Walk Dog Walk and Pet Expo

Wishbone 4th Annual Wag N’ Walk Dog Walk and Pet Expo

Saturday, August 12 is a great opportunity to help raise funds and awareness for neglected, lost and homeless pets through the Allegan Animal Shelter.

Register soon for some great morning 4 legged friend exercise with Free - afternoon fun at the Pet Expo. The community is encouraged from 9:00am to noon to participate in this fun 1 mile walk. Bring your family and pets to Jaycee Park, Dog Park located at 200 Monroe St. in Allegan, Michigan to benefit 2 or 4 legged pets!

The Wishbone tent will offer door prizes, raffle prizes & more plus vendor booths loaded with animal & people treats, along with crafts and fun activities at the Pet Expo.

Cost is $25, for the 1 mile Dog Walk which includes a goody bag with a t-shirt & giveaways. Keep in mind that a shorter walk can accommodate senior dogs & little dogs.

Visit www.wishbonepetrescue.org to Register.

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

As more people take their dogs outside to enjoy the summer weather, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is launching its “Always Ask” campaign, sharing safety advice for interacting with dogs. More warm and sunny days means more dogs on the streets, and HSWM believes it’s important that the community knows how to approach dogs to protect themselves and the animals.

“The goal of this campaign is to make a habit of respecting the animal’s needs over our own,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director at HSWM. “Animals, especially dogs, have boundaries just like humans and simply need their space. They will let you know if they don’t want to interact by giving basic cues.”

HSWM provides the following tips when meeting a dog:

Annual Tulip Dig on May 20

Annual Tulip Dig on May 20

The City of Holland and Holland in Bloom invite resident to join this Tulip Dig on Saturday, May 20 at 3 locations in the city of Holland, Window on the Waterfront (6th Street between College & Columbia Avenues), Centennial Park (10th Street between River & Central Avenues) and the large tulip field at Windmill Island Gardens.

Come early but remember to bring a bucket, gardening gloves, a shovel and any other necessary equipment to help uncover those precious bulbs. Those planning to dig out tulip bulbs must check in at the chosen park to pay and get instructions.

Rain or shine, this Tulip dig takes place from 9:00am through noon or while the bulbs last.

Visit www.cityofholland.com for more information.

Annual Tulip Dig on May 20

Annual Tulip Dig on May 20
The City of Holland and Holland in Bloom invite resident to join this Tulip Dig on Saturday, May 20 at 3 locations in the city of Holland, Window on the Waterfront (6th Street between College & Columbia Avenues), Centennial Park (10th Street between River & Central Avenues) and the large tulip field at Windmill Island Gardens. Come early but remember to bring a bucket, gardening gloves, a shovel and any other necessary equipment to help uncover those precious bulbs. Those planning to dig out tulip bulbs must check in at the chosen park to pay and get instructions. Rain or shine, this Tulip dig takes place from 9:00am through noon or while the bulbs last. Visit www.cityofholland.com for more information.

Elzinga & Volkers Completes $3.2 Million Renovation of Hope Church

Elzinga & Volkers Completes $3.2 Million Renovation of Hope Church

Elzinga & Volkers (E&V), a leading provider of construction management services, announced today the firm has completed a $3.2 million renovation of Hope Church located at 77 W 11th St. in Holland. The project included a 10,000-square-foot renovation of the youth area, nursery, gathering area, meeting rooms and administrative offices, and a 3,900-square-foot chapel addition provides an alternate worship area for parishioners.

The project, which began in April 2016, will be revealed to the community on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. The celebration will begin with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony and conclude with an open house featuring group tours.

Study Highlights Continual Upward Growth of Online Education

Study Highlights Continual  Upward Growth of Online Education

Across the country, enrollment in online learning has increased by 80% the past five years, with more than 2.7 million students currently choosing online learning. In a recent study by Research and Markets, virtual learning is expected to become even more prominent in the future. Across Michigan, schools such as Michigan Connections Academy (MICA) and Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA) – statewide, tuition-free, public online schools – are meeting the growing demand from students and families.