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As Online Learning Continues to Grow in Popularity, Parents Invited to Attend Info Sessions

As Online Learning Continues to Grow in Popularity, Parents Invited to Attend Info Sessions

As enrollment in online learning continues to increase across the county – by 80% over the past five years – two statewide, tuition-free, public virtual education schools, Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA) and Michigan Connections Academy (MICA), are inviting the local community to learn more about the benefits of virtual education. Families that attend can expect to meet with staff and/or families from the school and gain valuable insight on the rigor and flexibility of virtual education and how it may be the solution for their child’s individual learning needs..

If interested, RSVP for any of the upcoming information sessions below:

Great Lakes Cyber Academy:

Pizza Party with Great Lakes Cyber Academy

Tuesday, May 9, 6:00 p.m.

Fricano Place

1050 W. Western Ave., Ste. 210

Muskegon, MI 49441

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Humane Society of West Michigan Experiences Record Breaking Attendance at Fundraiser

Humane Society of West Michigan Experiences Record Breaking Attendance at Fundraiser

Recently, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) celebrated record breaking attendance at their annual Paws, Claws & Corks fundraiser, an event featuring fine wines and microbrews, tastes of Grand Rapids’ best restaurants and both live and silent auctions. More than 850 animal lovers attended the event at DeVos Place in Downtown Grand Rapids, helping HSWM exceed $200,000 in donations.

Every year, HSWM places thousands of animals into forever homes. The recent donations will enable HSWM to continue to promote the humane treatment and responsible care of animals in the communities the organization is privileged to serve.

Main Street Dueling Pianos on Friday

Main Street Dueling Pianos on Friday

There Back!!! Incredible entertainers will showcase over 1000 songs with singing and dancing!

This Dueling Showdown takes place at Watermark 20, located at 930 Washington Avenue in Muskegon on Friday, April 7. Doors open at 7:00pm. Show begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are $15.00.

Strong language, adult content and mature subject matter are possible. Twenty-one year olds or older can get tickets online only for this show.

Visit www.brownpapretickets.com for tickets.

Main Street Dueling Pianos on Friday

Main Street Dueling Pianos on Friday
There Back!!! Incredible entertainers will showcase over 1000 songs with singing and dancing! Twenty-one years old or older can get tickets only online for this show, which may contain strong language, adult content and mature subject matter. Watermark 20, located at 930 Washington Avenue in Muskegon is the venue for this Dueling showdown. Tickets are $15.00. Visit www.brownpapretickets.com for tickets.

Community Sponsors

Pediatric Services From Birth to 18 Years
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West Michigan Armed Forces Thanksgiving Luncheon to Pay Tribute to United Sates Military Members

Students from across West Michigan are joining area business leaders to celebrate local members of the Armed Forces – past, present and future – during the 2nd Annual West Michigan Armed Forces Thanksgiving Appreciation Luncheon at the JW Marriott in Downtown Grand Rapids on Friday, May 5th. Military members will be in attendance for this event aimed at strengthening awareness and dialogue on the contributions our military personnel have made and continue to make on behalf of their families, their friends and their country.

The United States Navy Band Coming to the Frauenthal Center

The United States Navy Band Coming to the Frauenthal Center

Free tickets are required to see the United States Navy Band from Washington DC this Saturday.

This incredible band frequently performs at the White House and the US Capital Building, along with having participated in 24 presidential inaugurals. They will perform a selection of popular and classical numbers and several local high school band members will accompany the Navy Band to perform John Phillips Sousa’s “Washington Post March”.

Visit the Frauenthal Center box office located at 425 W. Western Avenue in Muskegon to pick up your free tickets. The performance takes place Saturday, March 18 at 7:00pm.

Call: (231)727-8001 or visit: www.frauental.org for more information.

Humane Society of West Michigan Places Record-Setting Number of Pets in Forever Homes in 2016

Humane Society of West Michigan Places Record-Setting Number of Pets in Forever Homes in 2016

With a new year underway, the Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is looking back and celebrating another successful year. In 2016, HSWM helped more than 3,700 animals find their forever homes – a record-setting number for the organization.

The new record surpasses the more than 3,000 adoptions that took place in 2015. The increase in adoptions can be attributed to community support of adopting shelter animals, families embracing multiple shelter animals, and the variety of ages and breeds of animals up for adoption at HSWM.

“We cannot thank our team of staff and volunteers, as well as our generous donors, enough for another successful year,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director of HSWM. “They are the backbone of our organization and we are blessed to have them assist HSWM with saving lives, raising awareness and educating the community.”