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Bowl for Kids' Sake Turning Into Quite A Competition

Bowl for Kids' Sake Turning Into Quite A Competition
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2013  has begun, and there is apparently a real race happening between two of the top fundraisers. The winner receives one of the major prizes, which inlcudes a pie a month for 12 months from Grand Traverse Pie Company.

Gazelle Sports Gutted For A New Look

Gazelle Sports Gutted For A New Look

Renovation has begun at the Gazelle Sports in Holland. The store, located on W. 8th Street, near S. River is getting taken down to the building outside walls. To see photos of the progress, you can visit their Facebook page. Right now, the store is in a temporary location at the corner of 9th and River, next to Three Chairs Co. They expect to be back into their renovated space the first week of March.

 

 

Ottawa County’s Pigeon Creek Enjoys Winter Blast

*Information courtesy of Ottawa County's Pigeon Creek

Our recent blast of lake effect snow is putting us back into an active winter sports season at Pigeon Creek Park in Holland.  This is especially good news considering the investments made at the park this fall.  The Lodge underwent a complete renovation, increasing capacity, functionality as well as ascetics.  Ski renters will enjoy well maintained and new equipment with 80 sets of skis and poles plus 100 pairs of boots added to the stock for the season.

The park boasts over 10 miles trails for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing.

Hope College Alumnus Tim Laman to Feature “Birds of Paradise” - Jan 30

Hope College Alumnus Tim Laman to Feature “Birds of Paradise” - Jan 30

HOLLAND – Large-scale projections featuring New Guinea’s colorful “Birds of Paradise” will illustrate a lecture at Hope College on Wednesday, Jan. 30, about a landmark multi-year effort, recently featured in “National Geographic,” to document all 39 of the species for the first time.

Dr. Tim Laman, a field biologist and wildlife photojournalist who is a regular contributor to “National Geographic” as well as a 1983 Hope graduate, will present the talk on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Laman and ornithologist Dr.

Tips On Photography - Tonight and Jan 24

Tips On Photography - Tonight and Jan 24

If you'd like to learn more about capturing nature on camera, photographer John Dykstra is offering Creative Compositions tonight at 7:00 pm at the Outdoor Discovery Center. Dykstra will explain the fundamentals of photography composition. The cost is $10 per person and advance registration is required. 

On Thursday, January 24 at 7 pm John Dykstra is offering a Critique Your Photos session for nature photographers who want to improve their skills.  Participants will submit five images to be critiqued during the session. Cost is $20 per person and advance registration is required.

For more information on the classes or to register, contact the Outdoor Discovery Center-Greenway at (616) 393-9453 or odc@outdoordiscovery.org.

Winners Announced for "Picture Yourself in Allegan County"

Winners Announced for "Picture Yourself in Allegan County"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

Contact: Ronda Foreman, Parks & Tourism Clerk
269-686-9088 / tourism@allegancounty.org

Award-Winning Fall Images Selected for
“Picture Yourself in Allegan County” Photo Contest

(ALLEGAN, Mich) – The Allegan County Tourist Council is pleased to announce the winners in the “Picture Yourself in Allegan County” Fall 2012 Photo Contest. The winning photo in the Adult Division titled “Riverfront” was submitted by Allegan resident Pat Jenkins and captured beautiful fall colors on the riverfront in the City of Allegan. Her prize this season is a $40 gift certificate to the Four Roses Café in Plainwell; prize donated by Four Roses Café.