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Double JJ to hold summer job fair

Double JJ to hold summer job fair

Rothbury, Michigan - The Double JJ Resort will be increasing its number of employees to more than 400 as it gets ready for the summer season. That means the business plans to hire around 200 new employees.

The Double JJ will hire for all areas during an upcoming job fair on April 20th. Positions include wranglers, front desk clerks, housekeeping workers, maintenance members, entertainment and activity personnel, lifeguards and restaurant and bar staff.

The job fair will begin at 8am and last until noon. Those who are interested can submit their resumes and participate in an on the spot interview for the department of their choice. The job fair will take place at the Back Forty Ranch inside of the Dance Hall.

The Double JJ asks interested applicants to bring their resumes and applications on the 20th and not send them to the resort early. Applications are available at the Double JJ website, www.DoubleJJ.com.

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Muskegon Heights Annual spring clean-up begins in May

Muskegon Heights Annual spring clean-up begins in May

Muskegon Heights - May is clean up month for the City of Muskegon Heights. Saturday, May 11th and May 18th, the city will have dumpsters available at the Department of Public Works Building at no cost to residents.

You must have a picture ID with you in order to use the dumpsters.  The building is located at 3124 Wood Street.  Between 8am-3pm people can get rid of non-hazardous waste and appliances.

There are some special incentives, including bulk item stickers at half price and a discounted fee for tire dumping.

City leaders ask that all disposable items be put in receptacles with lids and not be put out earlier than noon the day before your scheduled garbage pickup day. They also ask that the receptacles be removed by noon the day of pickup.

For more information and to volunteer to help at the collection sites, call (231) 739-3378 or (231)733-8830.

Should Sandy relief money go to West Michigan?

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) - WZZM 13 has learned that communities in West Michigan are getting money that is supposed to help victim's of Hurricane Sandy on the east coast.

The Army Corps of Engineers Lake Michigan office wanted the money for dredging.

"When the hurricane hit the east coast, we ended up getting some back winds from that," says Tom O'Bryan with the Army Corps of Engineers. "The wave energy picks up a lot of sand from the shoreline."

WZZM 13 has learned that Holland and Muskegon are each receiving $200,000 and Saugatuck's getting $350,000. When asked if the money would be better served for on the east coast, O'Bryan said," I believe the majority of the package for Sandy went to the east cost."

The local relief money is part of a larger $40 billion package. Congressman Bill Huizenga supports the idea, but voted down the bill.

N. Muskegon school district closes due to virus

NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) North Muskegon Public Schools is closing Thursday and Friday due to illness.

The school district sent a letter home to parents saying the district is closing due to a 'possible viral gastroenteritis' among students in the district.

The letter from District Superintendent Curt Babcock, PhD. is below:

Dear Parent/Guardian:

We have become aware of a possible viral gastroenteritis outbreak among students at North Muskegon Public Schools. We are working closely with the Muskegon County Health Department in response to this increase in illness. For the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students, North Muskegon Public Schools will be closed Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 as a thorough sanitation of the facility must take place.

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United Methodist Church of the Dunes Hosting Haiti Bike Ride

United Methodist Church of the Dunes Hosting Haiti Bike Ride

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. Cycling enthusiasts are being urged to register now for “Haiti Ride 2013”.

The annual bike ride raises funds to support villagers and residents in the island nation of Haiti, as it continues its rebuilding efforts in the wake of the 2010 quake, three recent hurricanes and cholera epidemic.  United Methodist Church of the Dunes (UMCD), at 717 Sheldon Road in Grand Haven, will serve again as the host site for the bike tour.

Haiti Ride 2013 will be held from Wednesday, June 12 through Saturday, June 15.

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Muskegon OKs moving farmers market downtown

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon City Commissioners voted six-to-one Tuesday night in favor of moving the farmers market from Yuba Street closer to downtown. The vote clears the way for the nonprofit Downtown Muskegon Development Corporation to start officially gathering private funds to build the market.

Groundbreaking at West Western Avenue and Terrace Street is expected in June. The market would open in May 2014.

The new market design includes 125 stalls, larger than what the city currently offers. Each vendor will have electricity, water, and indoor space for year-round sales. Once it's built with private funds it will become city property.

"After the market is complete, the DMDC will turn this property over the the city of Muskegon for one dollar. The city will then take ownership and full responsibility for maintaining this facility," explains Steve Olsen of the Downtown Muskegon Development Corporation.