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Michigan Maritime Celebration, August 19 - 21

Michigan Maritime Celebration, August 19 - 21

The community can experience Maritime fun this weekend along the shores of Muskegon, Michigan.

This Nothing but Pure Michigan Celebration is packed full of family-friendly events from watching Movies on the Deck with ET on Friday, August 19 at 10pm to paddling and peddling fun events, along with the Parade of Lights taking place on Saturday, August 20. Sunday, August 21 brings the Boat Raft-up & the Celebration Party with so much more all weekend long.

Visit www.michiganmaritimecelebration.weebly.com for details.

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Virtual Education Offers Frequent Opportunities for Parent Engagement

Virtual Education Offers Frequent Opportunities for Parent Engagement

Parents want the best education for their children. Increased engagement with their child’s school gives them an opportunity to see that through. School choices continue to emerge, with online education thriving amongst families in the United States with a 58 percent increase in enrollment since 2010.

Great Lakes Cyber Academy is a tuition free school serving students in grades 6-12. As an online school, Great Lakes Cyber Academy allows local families from communities like city to learn from the comfort of their own homes, or wherever there is an internet connection. Enrollment numbers continue to increase with this learning model because of satisfaction with virtual education, the level of expertise through online institutions and the rigorous curriculum of the offered programs. One of the primary benefits of Great Lakes Cyber Academy is the level of parent engagement across all grade levels.

Grand Rapids School Receives High Marks From Local Parents

Grand Rapids School Receives High Marks From Local Parents

Approximately 94 percent of parents whose children are enrolled at Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids would recommend the school, according to a recent parent satisfaction survey. The blended learning school delivers a combination of online and face-to-face instruction in an engaging and flexible educational setting committed to making each student’s success a priority, .

The 2015-16 survey was administered by an independent market research company, which created the questionnaire, collected the data, and tabulated the results. High marks were achieved with 89 percent of Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids parents giving the school an A or B grade.

Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce invite residents & visitors to take part in this sand art building activity this Saturday.

After 2 hours of sand creating, individuals, teams & families will be judged and awarded prizes on their unique presentation.

Get your sand sculpture plans & tools in order.The Grand Haven City Beach is the place to be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more information.

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Pediatric Services From Birth to 18 Years

89th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair

89th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair

This week gives the public the opportunity to experience life on a farm, while supporting local youth with their agricultural projects and their cherished animals.

There is family fun for everyone this week at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds! Check out a number of Animal Judging’s, Horse shows, Exhibits, Auctions, Tractor Pull’s, Fair Games, Concerts, Beverage Tent, Food & more taking place through Saturday, July 30.

The Muskegon County Fairgrounds is located at 6621 Heights Ravenna Road in Fruitport, Michigan.

Go on-line to: www.muskegonfairgrounds.com for more information & schedule.

Rainbow Child Care Center Celebrates Summer with Mobile Science Lab

Rainbow Child Care Center Celebrates Summer with Mobile Science Lab

Rainbow Child Care Center (Rainbow), a provider of academic-focused, early-childhood education with more than 120 centers across 12 states, recently celebrated its annual Summer Social with local families and special guest, Clarity Newhouse, professional race car driver.

Families that attended the event at Rainbow’s center in Walker, enjoyed interacting with Newhouse and getting an up-close look at her race car.  Doubling as a Mobile Science Lab, Newhouse’s race car provided young students an opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math during a fun, hands-on science lesson.

Muskegon Bike Time, July 14 – 17

Muskegon Bike Time, July 14 – 17

Motorcycle enthusiast are in for a real treat at this exciting 4-day motorcycle festival at the REZ, formerly Great Lakes Downs this week.

This free event offers vendors, World Champion stunt rider performances, a new event - the West Michigan Arm Wrestling Championships plus the Ultimate NASCAR Experience, a beverage tent, Blessings of the Bikes & more.

The Bike Time Concert Series gates open at 6:45pm each evening & tickets are available for concerts or a weekend pass allows guests to enjoy the musical performances.

REZ is located at 4800 Harvey Street in Muskegon, Michigan.

Go on-line to www.muskegonbiketime.com to purchase concert tickets & for more information.