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Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

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Pancakes on the Beach

Pancakes on the Beach

Help benefit the Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired Programs & Services by attending this all you can eat Pancake Breakfast!

Bring the family to Margaret Drake Elliot Park at Pere Marquette Beach between 8:00am – 11:00am on Saturday, September 2. The Muskegon Lions Club are preparing all the pancakes you can eat, sausage, along with juice and coffee, as part of the Labor Day weekend celebration.

Call: (231)744-1904 or visit www.visitmuskegon.org for more information.

Muskegon Polish Festival

Muskegon Polish Festival

Labor Day weekend, Muskegon’s Hackley Park located at 350 Webster Avenue is the place to be for food, fun and entertainment!

This 2-day festival on September 1st & 2nd, offers Polka music at its best performed by seven bands for your, listening and dancing pleasure. There will be a Catholic mass at St. Michaels Church, cultural activities, a children’s area, food provided by Polka Pops Café/That Polish Girl Catering and much more.

Visit www.muskegonpolishfest.com for details.

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

As more people take their dogs outside to enjoy the summer weather, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is launching its “Always Ask” campaign, sharing safety advice for interacting with dogs. More warm and sunny days means more dogs on the streets, and HSWM believes it’s important that the community knows how to approach dogs to protect themselves and the animals.

“The goal of this campaign is to make a habit of respecting the animal’s needs over our own,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director at HSWM. “Animals, especially dogs, have boundaries just like humans and simply need their space. They will let you know if they don’t want to interact by giving basic cues.”

HSWM provides the following tips when meeting a dog:

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Muskegon Run for Wings 5K Walk/Run & Chris Boes Memorial Ride

Muskegon Run for Wings 5K Walk/Run & Chris Boes Memorial Ride

Muskegon is hopping on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The 12th annual 5K Run for Wings returns at the Muskegon Airport & Chris Boes Memorial Ride begins at Homestead Tavern in Norton Shores.

The 5K is a fast, flat course with chip timing, which could be great for first timers and those who strive for personal best performances. The registration fee includes a race shirt and a pancake breakfast at the Muskegon CareAffaire.

The Fruitport Eagles & the M46 Posse invite motorcyclist to join them on the Chris Boes Memorial Ride on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The Poker Run is $10.00 & includes Pancake breakfast at Muskegon CareAffaire. Registration and First Card begin at Homestead Tavern located at 4814 Grand Haven Road in Norton Shores.

Visit www.wingsofmercy.org for more event information.

Elzinga & Volkers Completes $3.2 Million Renovation of Hope Church

Elzinga & Volkers Completes $3.2 Million Renovation of Hope Church

Elzinga & Volkers (E&V), a leading provider of construction management services, announced today the firm has completed a $3.2 million renovation of Hope Church located at 77 W 11th St. in Holland. The project included a 10,000-square-foot renovation of the youth area, nursery, gathering area, meeting rooms and administrative offices, and a 3,900-square-foot chapel addition provides an alternate worship area for parishioners.

The project, which began in April 2016, will be revealed to the community on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. The celebration will begin with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony and conclude with an open house featuring group tours.

Study Highlights Continual Upward Growth of Online Education

Study Highlights Continual  Upward Growth of Online Education

Across the country, enrollment in online learning has increased by 80% the past five years, with more than 2.7 million students currently choosing online learning. In a recent study by Research and Markets, virtual learning is expected to become even more prominent in the future. Across Michigan, schools such as Michigan Connections Academy (MICA) and Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA) – statewide, tuition-free, public online schools – are meeting the growing demand from students and families.