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Reading Takes Center Stage in Hope Summer Program

Reading Takes Center Stage in Hope Summer Program

Reading will take center stage during the silver-anniversary summer of the Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) at Hope College.

Approximately 95 area elementary-age students will participate in CASA’s six-week summer session, which will feature the theme “Un Festival de Libros [A Festival of Books): CASA Celebrates 25 Years of Reading,” beginning on Monday, June 18.

“Good reading skills are essential to learning,” said Fonda Green, executive director of CASA.  “They lay the foundation for children to make their way through school and into the world of work and responsibility.  They also open up a realm of wonders by transporting us to any subject, location, or character within minutes.”

“Un Festival de Libros’ will help young CASA students to hone their reading skills through greater access to books and creative reading projects that will captivate their attention all summer,” she said.

Calvary Church to build playground and community park

On Saturday, May 19, 2012, Calvary Church in Holland is having a community build for their new Northside Community Park.

They are building the playground and community park on their campus to engage their neighbors. There are no parks or playgrounds within walking distance of Calvary Church, located at 400 Beeline Road in Holland, and many of the families either do not have a car or only have one car making it difficult for them to get to a playground.

This will be a state of the art playground and they are utilizing their congregation members to help build it. The build with take place on the 19th from 8am until dark, with volunteers helping at different shifts throughout the day.

Calvary is also hosting a 5k on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, to raise money for the upkeep and improvements to this park. You can read more about it on Calvary's website.

ZPS Annual Health Screening Night

ZPS Annual Health Screening Night

From: http://www.zps.org/

ZPS will again be holding our annual health screening night for athletes.  Various physicians will be offering their services on the following dates for the low cost of $15.00 CASH ONLY:

May 16 (Zeeland West & Creekside athletes)

May 17 (Zeeland East & Cityside athletes)

Last names beginning with:

A-G   6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

H-N   6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

O-U   7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

V-Z   7:30 - 8:00 p.m.

A physical card needs to be completed by your parent/guardian and turned into your athletic office prior to this event.

For more detailed information, see the attached flyer.

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Hope College Presents Popular Tulip Time Organ Recitals

Hope College Presents Popular Tulip Time Organ Recitals

HOLLAND – Hope College’s popular contribution to Holland’s annual Tulip Time festival will continue with organ recitals on Wednesday-Saturday, May 9-12.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Occurring every half-hour, the 20-minute performances begin at 10 a.m. with the last performance beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Two organs will be used in the recitals: the Chancel Organ, which was built in 1929 by the E.M. Skinner Organ Company of Boston, Mass., and renovated in 2005 and 2006, and the Gallery Organ, built in 1970 by Pels and Van Leeuwen Organ Company of Alkmaar, the Netherlands.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.

Changing Your Community One Child at a Time

Changing Your Community One Child at a Time

How would you like to positively change the life of a child and the future of your community?  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore is hosting a volunteer recruitment open house on Thursday, May 17th from 3 – 8 p.m. at Westedge Realty, 297 Douglas Avenue in Holland.  Staff will be available to share program information, answer questions and interview potential adult volunteers willing to spend 2 – 4 hours a month making a positive difference in the life of a child.  Walk-ins are welcomed, no appointments are needed. 

Tulip Time puppet show at the Arts Council

Tulip Time puppet show at the Arts Council

The Stork and the Baby puppet show will be performed at the Holland Area Arts Council on Sunday, May 6 at 1 p.m.  The show is performed by actors in Dutch costume and puppeteers using hand puppets. 

The Stork and the Baby is about a befuddled stork who delivers a royal baby by mistake to a peasant couple in the Netherlands.  This show was written especially for Tulip Time.  A variety puppet show featuring marionettes and ventriloquist dummies is also part of the half hour program. 

After the show, all are invited to make simple puppets to take home.  This is a free event.  The West Michigan Puppetry Guild is presenting this puppet show.  Guild members range from beginners to seasoned professionals.

Notice of May 2 Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget and Property Tax Millage Rate

Notice of May 2 Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget and Property Tax Millage Rate

On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, the City Council of the City of Holland will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. The property tax millage rates proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget – as delineated below – will be a subject of this hearing.

The proposed Fiscal Year 2012-13 total ad valorem tax millage rate is 15.2500 mills or 1.0000 mill higher than the Fiscal Year 2011-12 total ad valorem tax millage rate. The purposes of the millage rates and amounts are delineated herein. The total proposed millage rate includes