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Students Invited to Explore Health Careers on October 11

Students Invited to Explore Health Careers on October 11

News Release:

HOLLAND – Careers in the healthcare industry will be the center of focus at the 6th annual Rx for Health Careers event on Tuesday, October 11.  Designed for Ottawa County area high school students and their parents, the event provides a close up look at more than 40 occupations within the healthcare field.  No registration is required and there’s no cost to attend. 

“Rx for Health Careers provides a fun, interactive way for students and their parents to talk informally, one-on-one, with working healthcare professionals across a variety of occupations,” explains Kristen Bunn, event coordinator at the Careerline Tech Center.  “This free event is designed in an open-house style, and all Ottawa County area high school-aged students and their parents are encouraged to stop by the OAISD Careerline Tech Center, 13663 Port Sheldon Street, north of Holland between 5:30 p.m.

Hope College Presentation to Focus on Nursing School and Health Care in Haiti

News Release:

HOLLAND – An overview of a school of nursing in Haiti and the status of health care in Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake will be the focus of a guest lecture at Hope College on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. in room 1000 of the A. Paul Schaap Science Center.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The presentation will be by Shirley Dieuveille, who is assistant dean of the Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University of Haiti (FSIL), and Marah Armand, who is a member of the FSIL faculty.  Dieuveille and Armand are visiting Hope from Sunday, Sept. 11, through Thursday, Sept.

Lane closure: WB I-196 Business Loop Ottawa County August 10

Lane closure: WB I-196 Business Loop Ottawa County August 10

News Release:

Intermittent lane closures for concrete joint repair will be in place Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on westbound Interstate 196 Business Loop between Main Street and 112th Avenue.

For up-to-date information on this project and others, go to the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive.

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Kids Night is Thursday at the Downtown Holland Street Performer Series

News Release:

Downtown Holland will host its second annual Street Performer Series Kids Night, sponsored by Gentex Corporation, this coming Thursday, August 11.   During this special installment of the weekly Series, Downtown Holland’s most exciting and interactive performers will entertain the young and the young at heart from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  Close to 30 jugglers, magicians, caricature artists, and face painters are scheduled to perform, along with a number of talented young musicians.
 
In addition, children can enjoy stories and songs by author and poet Kevin Kammeraad, a Holland native who currently resides in Grand Rapids.  Kammeraad’s first poetry collection, titled The Tomato Collection, was published in 1999. He has published three additional books since that time, all geared toward children with active imaginations.

Lane closures: SB US-31 Ottawa County July 21

Lane closures: SB US-31 Ottawa County July 21

News Release:

Intermittent lane closures for road repair will be in place Thursday, July 21st from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on southbound US-31 at James Street.

Huizenga to Host a Facebook Town Hall this Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Huizenga to Host a Facebook Town Hall this Wednesday at 2 p.m.

News Release: Washington, D.C. – As Congress continues to work toward a solution to the debt ceiling and spending debate, they will work in Washington this week instead of their Districts as previously scheduled. To stay in touch with his constituents in Michigan’s 2nd District, U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, MI-02, will host an online town hall answering questions live via his Facebook page, facebook.com/rephuizenga. To participate, “Like” his page at facebook.com/rephuizenga, and post a question or comment there, and he will post his responses live starting at 2 p.m. THIS Wednesday.
 
REMINDER:
Page Use Guidelines For Rep. Huizenga’s Facebook Page: Accepted comments and questions must stick to this page's "family-friendly" policy - no swearing, etc.

Citizens Police Academy seeks new applicants

Citizens Police Academy seeks new applicants

News Release: Applications are being accepted until Friday, August 19th for the fall Citizens Police Academy of the Holland Police Department.

Applicants must be 17 years or older, reside in Holland, a neighboring township, or Ottawa County, or work in Holland.  Police will perform a brief local background check.

Now in its fourteenth year, the academy is offered once a year and students will meet for 10 weeks from 6-9pm on Mondays, beginning September 12th.

Participants will learn about various divisions of the department, including drug enforcement, gang activity, domestic violence, K-9, drunk driving, probation and the court system, and tour the Ottawa County Central Dispatch and the county jail.

Applications are available in the lobby of the Holland Police Department, 89 W Eight St., or by ca