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Birthday haircut a gift for someone

  Marissa Bouwkamp waited her whole life to do this. The 10-year-old Parkside Elementary student donated 13 inches of her hair to Locks of Love.  Marissa’s grandfather died of cancer and the girl wanted to do something to help others … Continue reading

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Family Vacation in England

Ursala Raphael took this photo during their trip to England in April. Pictured are her husband (Rich Raphael) and their 3-1/2 year old son (Gideon Raphael) holding the Squire in front of Bamburgh Castle while visting her family

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Library offers unique program for children, dogs

The Kent District Library (KDL) and the West Michigan Therapy Dogs Association have been partnering since 2002 to pair young readers with therapy dogs. Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program at KDL that pairs kids ages 6 and up … Continue reading

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Michael Lee to perform in Rockford

On Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m., Michael Lee will be performing at the Frenz Coffee House in the Promenade on Bridge St. in Rockford. Michael Lee is a singer-songwriter from the Boyne area of northern Michigan, whose vocal and … Continue reading

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Animal world comes to Krause Memorial Library

The Kent District Library will welcome visitors from the animal world this summer with John Ball’s Traveling Zoo and Animal Encounters. On Monday, June 29 at 2 p.m., Z’s Kids Club will bring the zoo to you with live animals … Continue reading

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