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FIRST DEADLINE APPROACHING - Holland In Bloom Bloomin’ Beautiful Best Front Yard Contest

FIRST DEADLINE APPROACHING - Holland In Bloom Bloomin’ Beautiful Best Front Yard Contest

May 24, 2011. Holland, Michigan. Holland in Bloom Bloomin’ Beautiful - Best Front Yard Contest first deadline is May 27, 2011 . In this competition, neighbors and friends nominate yards to be their favorite choice for the “Bloomin’ Beautiful - Best Front Yard” in Holland. Winners will be announced via the Holland in Bloom website (www.hollandinbloom.org) and the Holland In Bloom Facebook page on June 1, 2011.  Nomination forms and a complete list of criteria can be found online at http://www.hollandinbloom.org/contest.html and at various downtown business locations. There are three chances to win as the contest runs for the months of June, July and August.  The deadline for the July nominations will be June 27, 2011 and the deadline for the August nominations will be July 27, 2011.

'Post the Most' to My Town and win!

'Post the Most' to My Town and win!

WZZM13 is proud to present our first-ever 'Post the Most' contest ... post the most stories to our My Town community websites over the next two weeks and win a fabulous prize!

International Relations Commission Will Host 3rd Annual Multicultural Festival on May 21st

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You’re invited to celebrate the global, multicultural diversity of Holland!

The “International Relations Commission Festival: Celebrating Our Multicultural Connections” will be held on May 21, 2011 at Kollen Park, 240 Kollen Park Blvd, Holland, MI 49423 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the Holland Youth Advisory Council will be showing “The Karate Kid” in the bandshell outdoors at dusk.  Admission is FREE.

This is a family event coordinated by the City of Holland International Relations Commission (IRC).  The mission of the IRC is to promote international and cross-cultural knowledge, awareness, understanding, and sensitivity through interactions within the community and across borders.  This year’s festival offers a full entertainment lineup, various ethnic food booths, children's activities, and outdoor movie!

Public reception May 24 to honor Zeeland Superintendent Feenstra

Public reception May 24 to honor Zeeland Superintendent Feenstra

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A public reception honoring Superintendent Gary L. Feenstra's 18 years of service to Zeeland Public Schools is set for Tuesday, May 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Zeeland West High School cafeteria. Refreshments will be served. The event provides an opportunity for parents, students and citizens to meet with Gary prior to his retirement.

"I can say with all honesty that this job has been the most wonderful work experience of my life," Feenstra said when announcing his retirement last December.  

Feenstra, 60, was hired as superintendent in August, 1993, from a field of 45 candidates.  He came to the job with 18 years experience as principal for Holland Public Schools at the elementary, junior high and high school levels. He also taught for one year in Holland and two years in Indiana.

Grand Haven ArtWalk 2011 begins May 26th

Grand Haven ArtWalk 2011 begins May 26th

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Grand Haven, Mich., May 12, 2011: Let the kickoff commence! The first formal Grand Haven ArtWalk 2011 event will be held on May 26 at Dee-Lite Bar & Grill, 24 Washington Ave. in downtown Grand Haven. Artists, venues and volunteers will be attending the affair. So will sponsors and other friends of ArtWalk who wish to mix, mingle and enjoy live music.

The festivities will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. During the event, artists and venues will be able to register to participate in ArtWalk 2011, the three-week competition slated for September 22–October 8. Volunteers will also have the chance to sign up for positions ranging from wayfinder to special events assistant.

Suzanne Coney accepts certificate of appreciation from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Suzanne Coney accepts certificate of appreciation from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

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Waukazoo Elementary secretary Suzanne Coney and teacher Lynne Gallagher couldn’t help but tear up when Cathy Courey explained to Gallagher’s third-grade class on Wednesday that there is no cure for diabetes.

Coney and Gallagher have both been touched by the disease – Gallagher has a daughter with Type 1 diabetes and Coney helps two students in Gallagher’s class deal with the disease every single day.

Courey, executive director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Great Lakes West Chapter, wasn’t telling either woman anything they didn’t know.

A crowd at the top: Seven valedictorians at West Ottawa

A crowd at the top: Seven valedictorians at West Ottawa

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Seven valedictorians with 4.0 grade-point averages and four salutatorians with 3.99 GPAs are the top students from the West Ottawa High School Class of 2011.

Valedictorians are Christy Ky, who was also named as the top scholar, Emily Kolean, Megan Lee, Ryan McCormack, Erin Niergarth, Lucas Smyk and Kyle Van De Riet. Salutatorians are Amy Brunelle, Gina Kim, Emily Martinie and Danielle Schmidt.