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Law Enforcement Memorial to be built in Ottawa County

Law Enforcement Memorial to be built in Ottawa County

Ottawa County Sheriff, Gary Rosema, is heading up a drive to build a commemorative wall to honor law enforcement officers who serve and have served Ottawa County. The wall would also serve as a memorial to any and all officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Sheriff Rosema, who may be serving his last term in office, has been dwelling on this idea for more than a decade but funds for a project like this are just not available. Finally, this spring, he launched a fundraising campaign to erect this memorial wall and garden near the entrance of the Ottawa County Filmore Complex, located at 12220 Filmore St in West Olive. No public money will be used for this project expected to cost $80,000.00. Ottawa Co. Sgt. Val Weiss is the coordinator for the fund raising project and said $5000 has already been donated by Northwestern University.

Free Seminar On Renovations Of Faith-Based Facilities

Free Seminar On Renovations Of Faith-Based Facilities

With the rise in renovations to faith based facilities in West Michigan, Elzinga & Volkers, based in Holland, is offering free seminar’s to those ministries who are looking to expand. There will be two seminars; May 2 in Caledonia and May 9 in Grand Rapids.

 

Elzinga & Volkers Offers Free Seminar on Designing and Funding Expanding Ministries

May 2: Caledonia – May 9: Grand Rapids

 

MAX Transit’s TV Commercial Earns Bronze Telly Award

MAX Transit’s TV Commercial Earns Bronze Telly Award
Holland, Mich.  – The Macatawa Area Express earned a Bronze Telly for its new “Twilight Route” television commercial that is broadcast on local cable by Charter Media and Comcast cable television.

            Produced by SVS Productions of Holland and scripted and narrated by MAX staff, the 30-second Twilight Route commercial promotes the new evening fixed bus route that was launched in October.  The spot features popular nightlife spots in downtown Holland that are served by the new evening route.

"Double Trouble" At Holland Aquatic Center During Spring Break

"Double Trouble" At Holland Aquatic Center During Spring Break

 

HOLLAND COMMUNITY AQUATIC CENTER ANNOUNCES "DOUBLE TROUBLE" FOR SPRING BREAK

Two- Person Obstacle Course Donated to HCAC!

Holland, MI - - Thanks to a generous, anonymous donation, the Holland Community Aquatic Center will be offering a new play feature for Spring Break Week 2013! The new feature, "Double Trouble" is a 60-foot long, floating, two-person obstacle course - the largest floating feature ever available at the Aquatic Center!

Spring break Splash Zone hours will begin Friday, March 29 and the Double Trouble obstacle course will be available March 29 - April 7 during all open swim times. Some of the Aquatic Center’s other popular play features like the Aqua Log and Zip Line will also be available when pool space allows.

Road Closed Near 160th and Perry To Investigate Fumes

If you're driving just North of Lake Macatawa, be aware that Ottawa County authorities have closed 160th Street. It is closed from "5" 160th North to Perry Street. They are investigating a gas leak. It's not known how long the road will stay closed.

Holland dog wins at Westminster Dog Show

A dog from Holland has won best of breed at this year’s Westminster Dog Show.

“Riverwatch Grand Illusion” is a nine-year-old curly-coated retriever. Her owners are Gary and Mary Meek of Holland.

A five-year-old Russell Terrier from Sawyer, Michigan also won best of breed Tuesday.  “Goldsand’s Columbus” is owned by Mark Ulrich and Kristina Areskough.

Both dogs will compete in their respective groups 8 p.m. Tuesday. If they win again, they will continue on to the best of show competition.

The Westminster Dog Show runs through February 19.

New Lesson on Holland History Available Groups and Organizations

New Lesson on Holland History Available Groups and Organizations

‘History of Public Transit’ Presentation Offered by MAX

Last week, members of the Hope [College] Academy of Senior Professionals (HASP) received a 90-minute lesson on the history of public transit in Holland as part of its social studies curriculum and the course is now being made available to other groups and organizations.

MAX Marketing and customer service manager Sherri Cadeaux developed the course for HASP at the group’s request, and researched the early history of public transit along the lakeshore from the 1900s through modern day.