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Flat River Library Special Event November 18, 2014

Flat River Library Special Event November 18, 2014

If you are looking for an interesting and informative evening, plan on attending this event in Greenville, MI on November 18th at the Flat River Library, located at 200 W. Judd from 6 – 8pm.

Michigan’s Orphan Train is about 12,500 orphans from New York City and the Boston area, who were taken from the streets and placed in Michigan from 1854 – 1927. Many of these children were never actually adopted but were used as teenage labor.

Join in the research with historians and television producers, Al and David Eicher, who will share details about this obscure time in Michigan’s history.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Flat River Community Library. Admission is free but if you would like more information, contact Tim West at gretjw@flatriverlibrary.org

Human Trafficking Awareness Event in Greenville

Human Trafficking Awareness Event in Greenville

The Women's Action Network and Greenville Community Church present "The Slave Across the Street." Theresa Flores, the author of this book and a suvivor of human trafficking, will be the featured speaker. Come and listen to her story along with updates from Senator Judy Emmons on Michigan's Human Trafficking Legislation.

Location and Time: Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:00pm. Admission is free. For additional information and questions, please call, Jennifer Iteen at 616-835-6937. website: http://womensanction.net

Greenville Community Church, 6596 Vining Rd. in Greenville, MI.

Learn important tips and guidelines about teens and internet safety.

 

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The 2014-2015 school year is officially underway for West Michigan students.

On Sept. 2, which was the official start of classes for most schools, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan released this statement: 

"It’s a great day to be Back to School in Michigan !

Let me take a moment to wish everyone a positive and successful school year.

Our team here at the Michigan Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and I appreciate the hard work and daily dedication teachers, administrators, school board members, and other school staff devote to our children in Michigan.

My Town: Belding Labor Day celebration to include WWI monument dedication

My Town: Belding Labor Day celebration to include WWI monument dedication

BELDING, Mich.—The City of Belding is getting ready to celebrate Labor Day all weekend long.

The Belding Labor Day Celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 when operators fire up the carnival rides.  Visitors can also enjoy live music, food and a nighttime parade down Bridge Street.

Games, contests, a car show and performances will entertain visitors Saturday.  Sunday, the community will celebrate its veterans with the dedication of the new World War I monument at Veterans Park.

The festivities run through Monday, Sept. 1. The 109th Stahlin Labor Day Parade down Bridge Street will kick off at 11 a.m. Monday.

For more information, visit the Belding Labor Day Celebration Committee’s Facebook page here.

My Town: Shop and help local charity during Macy's 'Shop For A Cause' Aug. 23

My Town: Shop and help local charity during Macy's 'Shop For A Cause' Aug. 23

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—The back-to-school shopping season is here, and Macy’s is giving customers a charitable reason to open up their wallets.

The department store is holding its ninth annual “Shop For A Cause” event on Saturday, Aug. 23.  Customers who purchase a $5 shopping pass at any of Mel Trotter Ministries four thrift store locations can enjoy special discounts, entertainment and http://www.meltrotter.org exclusive events at the Macy’s in Grandville.  All proceeds from the pass sale will go to Mel Trotter.

My Town: Four fun ways to prepare for heading back to school

My Town: Four fun ways to prepare for heading back to school

The start of the 2014-15 schools year is just around the corner.

As a parent, don’t let the start of a new school year catch you off guard- start preparing your students now to hit the books this fall.  While some activities, like waking up early, may be met with less enthusiasm, back-to-school preparation can be fun. 

Educators at Michigan Connections Academy have developed four fun, yet educational, activities parents and students can do together to help prepare for a successful start to the new school year— and the best part is the students won’t even realize they are learning!

My Town Greenville: More than 80,000 expected for Danish Festival Aug. 15-17

My Town Greenville: More than 80,000 expected for Danish Festival Aug. 15-17

GREENVILLE, Mich.—An idea pitched 50 years ago that has grown into an event that attracts more than 80,000 people to Greenville returns this weekend.

The first Danish Festival took place Aug. 18, 1965.  Dorothy Oliver dreamed up the event, as a way to celebrate Greenville’s Danish heritage.  Since its debut, the Danish Festival has grown into a three-day event, featuring dancing, eating contests, live concerts, games, hot air balloon flights and fireworks.   

The 2014 Danish Festival runs now through Aug. 17 throughout Greenville.  For a schedule of events, visit the festival website here.