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My Town Coopersville: Bunny Train makes its first run April 5

My Town Coopersville: Bunny Train makes its first run April 5

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The Coopersville & Marne Railway’s Bunny Train is back on the tracks.

The holiday tradition runs Saturdays and Sundays,  April 5-18.  This is the 10th anniversary of the Bunny Train, which takes visitors and the Easter Bunny through the springtime countryside of Coopersville and Marne, aboard a vintage train car built in the early 1900s.  Riders will be entertained by the Easter Bunny’s musical performance with BooBoo the Lamb and Quack the Duck.  The cast of characters also plans to pull playful jokes on passengers and pose for photos.  Each child will also receive a special gift from the Easter Bunny.

Admission is $14.50 for adults/seniors, $13.50 for children ages 2-12, and free for children ages two and under.  For more information, visit www.MiTrain.net or call (616) 997-7000.  

My Town Coopersville: Home buying seminar April 3

My Town Coopersville: Home buying seminar April 3

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— The housing market is picking up, which means  buying a home is even more competitive.

Potential home buyers are invited to visit Mark Douglas Real Estate in Coopersville this Thursday, April 3 for a home buyer’s seminar.  The workshop will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the office, located at 256 Main Street.  Visitors can enjoy refreshments and snacks as realtors answer their home buying questions.

For more information, visit the Mark Douglas Real Estate website.

My Town Coopersville: City offers mailbox replacements for those damaged by plows

My Town Coopersville: City offers mailbox replacements for those damaged by plows

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—As the snow melts and the plows are stored for the season, many homeowners are now looking to replace mailboxes damaged during snow clearing.

The City of Coopersville may provide some relief.  Homeowners whose mailbox was damaged by city snow plows may be eligible to receive a new standard mailbox or a 4” x 4” wood post.  To begin the process, property owners should call Coopersville City Hall at (616) 997-9731 to report damage. A city employee will then visit the property to verify, note and determine if the damage was caused by city snow equipment.  At that point, the property owner will be given further directions to contact the Department of Public Works to pick up a new mailbox or post.

For additional information, visit the City of Coopersville website.

My Town: Food distribution March 28 for families in need

My Town: Food distribution March 28 for families in need

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Low income families in Ottawa County will get some help filling their shelves this Friday, March 28, as four churches and organizations host food distribution events.

The distribution event is being coordinated by the Ottawa County Community Action Agency.  Apricot halves, beef stew, frozen blueberries, corn, rice cereal, shelf-stable milk, rolled oats, potato flakes, rice crisp cereal, whole grain rotini and tomato juice will be available to families in need.  Distribution times and locations are as follows:

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: V.F.W. Post 5598, 511 North 68th Ave., Coopersville
  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 920 Fulton, Grand Haven
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Community Action House, 345 West 14th Street, Holland
  • 1 p.m.

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

(WZZM) - Find your 2014 Lenten Fish Fry here!

If you have any questions or need some clarifications, be sure to call the locations ahead of time.

 

Click here to add your organization's Fish Fry. We'll update the list periodically.

 

My Town Coopersville: Recreational living restrictions now in effect

My Town Coopersville: Recreational living restrictions now in effect

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— New restrictions to living in recreational vehicles within the city limits are now in place.

Coopersville's amended ordinance No. 456 takes effect March 19.  The new guidelines  were created after neighborhood complaints about people living in recreational vehicles and tents for months on end.  The ordinance targets people that primarily live outside a main home with no water or sewer service.

The ordinance restricts living in travel trailers, pickup campers or coaches, motorized dwellings, tent trailers, boats and boat trailers, tent structures and trailers in residentially zoned areas to no longer than 14 days during a 30 day period. The amendment also limits the length of time recreational equipment can be connected to electricity in residential areas to 14 days within a 30 day period. Under the amendment, recreational equipment cannot be connected to sanitary sewer facilities.

My Town: American Red Cross continues history of helping

My Town: American Red Cross continues history of helping

For 133 years, the American Red Cross has taken the lead in organizing an army of volunteers to help communities devastated by disasters.

Without volunteers, the organization wouldn’t function.  That includes the more than 3.5 million people who volunteered to give blood last year, providing  a life-saving resource for patients in about 3,000 U.S. hospitals and transfusion centers. 

 “While the world changes around us, our mission never does,” said Todd Kulman, communications program manager for the American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region. “We’re all about helping others during times of great need – and we can do that because of the generosity of countless volunteers and donors—including people who roll up their sleeve and give blood.”

If you’d like to join the efforts, the following blood drivers are scheduled: