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Group's Bible reading celebrates religious freedom

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A lakeshore group is celebrating America's religious freedom by celebrating the holy book of their faith.

Volunteers are reading the entire Bible -- chapter and verse -- out loud 12 hours a day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They expect to complete the readings by July 2.

"I love sacred Scripture and I love God, says Sandra Elder, one of the readers. "For me, it's very fun."

Volunteers are reading in shifts on the Olthoff Street Stage in downtown Muskegon. There are benches where pedestrians can sit and listen to the readings.

"We had time, so we thought we would sit down here in the shade," says Larry Bradfield, who stopped to listen to the Bible readings.

"I think it's a great idea," says Sharon Bradfield. "I wish more people would come down and listen to it."

"Many people sit on the benches and listen during their lunch hour," says Elder. "People's reactions have been either ambivalent or positive."

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Auto dealership celebrates 100 years

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A Muskegon auto dealership is celebrating 100 years in business.

When Witt Buick opened the first car they sold was a 1912 model 43. It cost about $1,700. That's about three times the cost of the average Model T.

Friday, staff and long-time customers of Witt Buick celebrated the century in business with a party and car show. Buick collectors and customers gathered on Western Avenue where Charlie and Frank opened their first showroom in 1912.

Owners promise they are committed to their location in downtown Muskegon.


Rockstock 2012 this weekend at Heritage Landing

Rockstock 2012 this weekend at Heritage Landing

From the Muskegon Rockstock Facebook page:

The people have spoken. They want their Muskegon Rockstock! And they want alot of it!

It's been too long since Michigan’s local & regional bands came together to pay homage to all who makes West Michigan rock!  Coming to Heritage Landing June 29 & 30th, 2012 ~ Get ready for 2 days of Michigan homegrown live music! Tickets are $5 per show and kids 10 and under are in FREE!

This year's Rockstock is sure make history as we step up to fill the gap left by the absence of Summer Celebration - Muskegon Rockstock 2012 will showcase 19 local and regional bands, and supports all things local and all things Michigan! 

It truely is a Homegrown Festival! 

Patients have opposing views of health care law

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The Supreme Court's ruling immediately sparked an emotional debate for families on the front lines, who've been fighting both for and against the healthcare law. 

Dozens of comments poured into the WZZM 13 Facebook page over the decision, and two of the commenters came forward to share their personal stories and opposing views of the law.

In Muskegon, Deedee Reubens battles asthma.  In Caledonia, Jody Avery is fighting multiple sclerosis.  They are two people, each with a medical condition -- and their reactions to the health care ruling couldn't be more different.

"I was extremely excited because I haven't had health care," says Jody.

"My heart sank.  I can't afford the fine and can't afford the health insurance," says Deedee.

It appears a win for one is a loss for the other. 

Deedee says the Affordable Care Act will force her to buy insurance she can't afford.

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Muskegon fireworks show saved

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Muskegon will have a 4th of July fireworks show after all.

After the Muskegon Summer Celebration which usually features the fireworks display was canceled, County Commissioner and retired businessman Bob Scolnik used Facebook to raise $17,000 and the Community Foundation for Muskegon pitched in $10,000 to provide for "Muskegon Fireworks 2012" to be held at Heritage Landing on July 4th.

Heritage Landing will be open beginning at 7:30pm with the fireworks scheduled for 10:30pm.  Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and snacks.  No personal fireworks will be allowed on the site and will be confiscated.

A partnership with the Fruitport Lions Club helped move the project ahead quickly as they coordinated the fireworks display and assisted in obtaining the needed permits.

Former Lansing Lugnuts GM Patrick Day joins Lumberjacks staff as COO

Former Lansing Lugnuts GM Patrick Day joins Lumberjacks staff as COO

The Muskegon Lumberjacks, member club of the United States Hockey League, are proud to announce experienced sports executive Patrick Day will join their Front Office as Chief Operating Officer (COO) on July 9.

Day spent the last six seasons as general manager of the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team, part of the Midwest League and current Class “A” affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays. He joins the Lumberjacks’ management team, which features Owner/CEO Josh Mervis and President Tim Taylor.

“I believe the addition of Pat, along with Tim Taylor, will help our franchise reach the level of excellence that we are committed to achieving,” Mervis said. “Pat’s experience and past successes have uniquely prepared him to help lead our program.” 

Muskegon Art in the Park

Muskegon Art in the Park

It's time for Muskegon Art in the Park, Free Admission, June 29-July 1.  Come EXPERIENCE the creative realm and ENJOY a weekend filled with colors, scents, sights & sounds.

Hackley Park welcomes the return of nationally and regionally recognized fine artisans and fine crafters, June 29- July 1 for the annual "Muskegon Art in the Park" in downtown Muskegon.

Finest artisans from many states, including Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Texas, Mississippi, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin and Delaware exhibiting.

Categories include: Metals, Jewelry, Painting, Wood, Glass, Clay, Fabric, Fiber, Leather, Photography, Mixed Media, Sculpture.