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Special City Council meeting to be held tonight

There will be a special City Council meeting held this evening, May 2, 2011 at 5:30 P.M. in the Council Chamber. The meeting is being held to award the bids for WWTP Improvements and Sanitary Sewer System Improvements.

City Hall is located at 289 Danforth Street.

Visit http://www.cityofcoopersville.com for additional information.

Coopersville Farm Museum Spring Petting Zoo photos

Coopersville Farm Museum Spring Petting Zoo photos

If you've been wondering what kind of animals you might see at Coopersville Farm Museum's Spring Petting Zoo, you should look no further than their Facebook page. They've posted several dozen photos to the page that document all of the fun from April 23rd.

Click Here to visit the photo gallery. And visit http://www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org/ for additional information.

Listening sessions with Rep. Huizenga

(WZZM) - Representative Bill Huizenga is offering listening sessions around West Michigan today and tomorrow. The meetings are an attempt to hear what his constituents have to say across the second district.

Rep. Huizenga will be in Sparta at 10 a.m. Then in Newaygo at 11:45 a.m. and Baldwin at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Listed below are the times and locations of those listening sessions as well as Thursday's sessions with Rep. Huizenga.

10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
Sparta session
Sparta Civic Center

11:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.
Newaygo session
The Stream

2:30 - 3:30 P.M.
Baldwin session
Pleasant Plains Township Hall

10:30-11:15 A.M.
Holland session
Evergreen Commons

Bag It!

Finally the weather is nice enough to take the dogs for long walks again.  We had a great walk yesterday.  It would have been perfect except for the fact that one of my dogs is very interested in other dogs’ doo-doo.  I know - it’s gross.  Imagine being kissed by that dog! Yuck! 

I always carry bags with me and always pick up after my dogs…always.  I have run out of bags while out.  I knock on doors and ask for a bag.  I have never had anyone refuse to give me a bag. I’m also prepared for evening poop recon.  I carry a flashlight with me so I can still pick up after the dogs. 

You might think that your tiny dog doesn’t leave “that big of a mess”…my dog still wants to eat it.  (Yuck!)  Big dogs or little dogs – it doesn’t matter – it is just nasty to leave it behind.

War Ration Book

My Mother passed away earlier this year and as we were going through her things we came across some really old documents, one of which was a War Ration Book with her name on it.

It turns out that War ration books and tokens were issued to each American family, dictating how much gasoline, tires, sugar, meat, silk, shoes, nylon and other items any one person could buy.  Across the country 8000 rationing boards were created to administer these restrictions.  The 1943 Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog contains a list of rationed farm equipment and explains the reasoning behind rationing as well as who was eligible.  Even chicken wire fencing was rationed.  The American Woman's Cook Book contained revised recipes and gave advice on dealing with food shortages.

Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt

COOPERSVILLE, MI - Over 1,200 people attended the Annual Egg Hunt at Veterans Park in Coopersville. This well organized hunt is sponsored by the civic organization Circle of Friends. Circle of Friends member Pat Kelly started the countdown to this "eggstavaganza" event. All the excited kids joined in with ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five four, three two, one, - all of the children had fun and received plenty of eggs. And staying green the Circle of Friends recycles the plastic eggs for next year. Thanks Circle of friends for such a great Hunt! 

Coopersville Farmers Markets to start May 25

The Coopersville Farmers Markets will open on Wednesday, May 25th, at the Farmers Market Pavilion from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and Friday, May 27th, at Veteran's Park from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Vendor information is available by calling 616-997-5164 or by emailing ctimmerman@cityofcoopersville.com.

Visit http://coopersville.com for additional information.