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Rescued pup wins national photo contest

Rescued pup wins national photo contest

HOLLAND, Mich.— A rescued dog from Holland is now a top winner in a national photo contest.

Bailey the Yorkshire Terrier took first prize in the “Rug Doctor to the Rescue” online pet photo contest.  Kim Bos of Holland adopted Bailey, despite his numerous health issues.

Numerous pet owners from across the country took part in the competition, which launched in May during National Pet Month.  Bailey’s prize package includes a $500 cash prize, a grooming brush and toy from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and a $500 donation to Headin’ Home Rescue in Holland.

Whitney Wiechmann of Jenison tied with two other pet owners for second place.  They will all receive an Apple iPad mini and an ASPCA Collection grooming brush and toy.

Hope College faculty member named Fulbright Scholar

Hope College faculty member named Fulbright Scholar

HOLLAND, Mich. – Katherine Sullivan, associate professor of art at Hope College, will spend the 2013-14 school year in India through an award from the Fulbright U.S.

Cartoon Characters Help Build Character in Hope College CASA Summer Program

HOLLAND – Character has added meaning in the Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) program at Hope College this summer, with the elementary-age students learning life lessons through cartoons.

The activity is part of the “Summer TOON-Up: Using Cartoons to Build Academic Strength and Character” theme woven into CASA’s six-week summer program, which began on Monday, June 17, and will continue through Thursday, July 25.  The emphasis is on patience and responsibility in particular, with materials including flash cards featuring friendly characters, such as a dog and a cat, demonstrating and discussing the concepts—and the children having a chance to discuss the topics and produce art of their own.

Ottawa County posts helpful Website

Ottawa County posts helpful Website

Ottawa County has launched a new website available to the public that is accessible without going through the county’s main website. Information such as road closings, reporting potholes, meetings or construction projects are posted.

The new website can be accessed at www.ottawacorc.com

Learn how to pickle and salt-cure your food June 22

Learn how to pickle and salt-cure your food June 22

HOLLAND, Mich.—A pair of chefs will teach two techniques to change and preserve the flavor of fresh market foods during the Eighth Street Farmers Market this Saturday.

On June 22, Piper Restaurant chef de cuisine Matt Kearby and executive chef Keaton Stearns will walk visitors through quick pickling and salt-curing techniques. The demonstrations, sponsored by Local First, will begin at 10 a.m.

The cooking segment is part of the farmers market’s Chef Series, which runs every Saturday morning through September 14.  The demonstrations are free to attend. 

The Eighth Street Farmers Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. through mid-December.  The farmers market is located at 150 West Eighth Street in Downtown Holland. For more information about the market, contact Candy Todd at (616) 355-1138.  

From Hope College to the New England Patriots: Athletic trainer to be honored by peers

From Hope College to the New England Patriots: Athletic trainer to be honored by peers

HOLLAND, Mich.-- Dr. Kirk Brumels, associate professor of kinesiology and program director of athletic training education at Hope College, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society (MATS) on Friday, June 7.

The ceremony will be held in Ypsilanti, during the society’s annual Hall of Fame Dinner.

Brumels, a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and licensed Michigan athletic trainer, has been a member of the Hope faculty since 2001.

Financial literacy pays off for ten local students

Financial literacy pays off for ten local students

A lesson in financial literacy is already paying off for ten West Michigan students. 

In March, Macatawa Bank encouraged students in Kent, Ottawa and Allegan counties to take part in its ‘Emergency Fund Grant’ Essay Contest.