On Our Radar, March 2024

Leap Year! 

We’re getting a Leap Year in 2024 and some people get to “finally celebrate” their birthday. Don’t forget to wish them a great birthday. Didn’t already have your calendar marked? Check out the Calendar of Events at the end of this issue to see what events are happening on February 29. Make the most of your “extra” day!

Fourth Fridays in Fennville 

The City of Fennville began hosting community events every fourth Friday of the month. Past Fourth Friday events have been a pet parade, house fire demo, snowman making, and a back-to-school event. Future themes include Earth Day in April, May will be a Memorial Day theme, June is an Arts theme, July’s is Books and Local Authors, August’s theme will be Back to School, in September is a Pet Parade, and October will have a Fire Safety/Prevention theme. Idea submissions are welcome. Find them on Facebook at “Fourth Fridays In Fennville”.

Park Theatre’s Music Legends Series

Park Theatre is hosting a Winter Legends Series running through April 27 (“A Tribute to Queen” is the closing act). Some of the concerts are featured on the Calendar of Events. Tickets are required for entry, and most are age restricted.
parktheatreholland.org

Giant Easter Egg Hunt

It’s not your usual egg hunt through the park. The Village of Spring Lake will be hosting their fourth annual all day Easter egg hunt Sat., March 30. It’s a village-wide search for regular candy and “golden” eggs with prizes hidden inside. Local organizations and businesses donate prizes every year as residents and visitors explore the village in search for goodies. The search ends when the last egg (of hundreds) is found.
facebook.com/greatvillageegghunt 

Not near Spring Lake? Check out your local park to see if a bunny or eggs will be appearing Easter weekend.

Jumpin’ Java returns to Grand Haven

The downtown coffee spot wasn’t empty for long after the fall closure of Bad Habit — a cafe known for outlandish milkshakes. Jumpin’ Java returns to 215 Washington Ave with an extensive coffee menu.  jumpinjavami.com 

Pothole

The infamous pothole in Grand Haven had locals taking selfies after two sofa chairs (different times) were placed inside the too-large road crater. A whole living room scene surrounded the pothole at its peak: a traffic cone, Christmas tree, two whole speakers, makeshift wooden flooring, and a rolling office chair for companionship. Thankfully, the pothole off North Beacon has been filled since its first sighting in early January. There are “Report a Pothole” forms available online or you can call 888-296-4546 to report a pothole. Of course, no one’s going to blame anyone for being a “pothole vigilante” (anonymous – usually overnight – pothole filler). Yep, it’s a thing. And thank you for your service!

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