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"Still Life with Iris" playing at Coopersville High School

"Still Life with Iris" playing at Coopersville High School

Make plans to see “Still Life with Iris,” a theater production, presented by students at Coopersville High School. The performances will be shown at Centerstage Theatre on the campus, located at 198 East St. in Coopersville. Play times are at 7pm on February 28, March 1 & 2.

“Still Life with Iris” is the first play for young audiences to receive the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays Award. It centers on a small girl’s search for the simplest things, one being a home.

Dakota Maycroft plays Ray; Maddie Quinn as third string; and Nathan Anderle as Captain, are some of the students in the play.

Tickets for the play are $8 for adults and $6 for Seniors and students.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.centerstagetheatre.net   Tickets can also be purchased at the box office February 18-22 from 2:30-5:30pm and then again on February 25 - March 1 from 2:30-5:30pm.

Pinkies Up for Kindergarteners' Elegant Day!

Pinkies Up for Kindergarteners' Elegant Day!

Kindergarteners attending Walker Charter Academy are spending this week learning about proper ettiquette. On Thursday, the boys escorted the girls on their arms to the gymnasium for the "Elegant Day" dance. The students paired up and danced the waltz while wearing their finest attire. After the dance, they returned to their classrooms for a Valentine’s Day party. The teachers decorated the classrooms elegantly so the students could practice using good manners. The boys pulled out chairs and properly hung up their coats. The girls practiced saying thank you. Walker Charter Academy’s Elegant Day has been a tradition at the school for fifteen years.


Experience Grand Rapids Launches News 2013 Visitor's Guide, The Experience™

Experience Grand Rapids Launches News 2013 Visitor's Guide, The Experience™


Experience Grand Rapids has created a high tech resource for visitors with the recent launch of its digital annual visitor’s guide, The Experience™. A complete guide filled with bonus content and videos is available at www.experiencegr.com and on the Experience Grand Rapids mobile site.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

“We are continuing to embrace the technologies around us, while providing our visitors with the best possible experience,” said Doug Small, president of Experience Grand Rapids. “Our digital guide is easily accessible online, on smartphones and on tablets.

Grandville Schools in 2013 All-State Band & Orchestra Event

Grandville Schools in 2013 All-State Band & Orchestra Event

Grandville Schools is proud to announce they have six students participating in the 2013 All-State Band and Orchestra event, scheduled for January 19th at DeVos Performance Hall.  Winning students were chosen from over 2000 students across the state of Michigan who auditioned.

The six students are as follows:

Jeffery Allardyce, Alto Sax – GHS

Matt Burdick, Clarinet – GMS

Paola Dara, Violin – GHS Orchestra

Dylan Martin, Trombone – GHS Band

Jimmy Rawdon, Trumpet – GHS Band

Rebecca Lynch, Cello – Honorable Mention – GHS Orchestra.

All performances to this event are open to the public.

Stepping Back In Time - Tintype Photography

Coopersville Photographer shares photography method from the Civil War

Before the Digital Camera, the Polaroid, the 35 mm camera, the Brownie or other  box cameras, going back all the way to the Civil War there was Tintype photography.  On Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM , the Alpine Township Historical Committee is hostng a program on Tintype photography at it's Museum located at 2408 7 Mile Rd NW. The presentation will be given by Greg Bliss from Coopersville. Admission is open to the public and free. Refreshments will be served. Donations accepted... Read More

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

"The Pink Panther Strikes Again" will be presented by Grandville High School on January 31st, February 1st and 2nd at 7:00pm. We all remember Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies for some of the most bizarre and dangerous capers he was involved in. This would be a great time to reminisce and go and enjoy the efforts of everyone involved in this production.

Adult tickets are $7.00, student and seniors $5.00 and are available at the door. Advance ticket sales available by calling 616-254-6334.

Michigan wants you to read

Michigan wants you to read

The Library of Michigan has released a list of 20 books celebrating Michigan people, places and events.

The 2013 Michigan Notable Books list cover a variety of topics and were written by authors across the state.

According to a state news release, "Each title on the 2013 list gives readers insight into what it means to make your home in Michigan and proves some of the greatest stories are indeed found in the Great Lakes region. The Michigan Notable Books program is “Pure Michigan.”"

2013 Michigan Notable Books

American Poet: A Novel by Jeff Vande Zande (Bottom Dog Press)