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Muskegon launches programs to attract home buyers


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- City leaders in Muskegon are launching three new programs they believe will attract new residents to their community.

Two programs clean up neighborhoods, and the other offers money to home buyers.

That new home-buyer assistance grant offers up to $5,000 toward a down payment on any house in the city, says Community and Neighborhood Services Director Oneata Bailey.

"We are hopeful this will be enough to say, 'Instead of going here, let's check some homes in the city of Muskegon,'" Bailey said. "So we hope this will be that incentive that will push them towards our city instead of another community."

There are some income qualifications. A single person can make up to $30,000.

The sale of city-owned houses will also help grow the pot of money the city can use to help close other sales.

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Fatal Crossing: Quest for Answers @ SLDL

Fatal Crossing: Quest for Answers @ SLDL

Fatal Crossing: Quest for Answers @ SLDL

On June 23, 1950, Northwest Airlines Flight 2501, a DC-4 with 58 people on board, disappeared over Lake Michigan. Over half a century later nationally acclaimed author and shipwreck explorer Clive Cussler teamed up with Valerie van Heest of the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association to attempt to find the submerged plane wreckage. Join Valerie van Heest, award winning author and member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, at Spring Lake District Library on Thurs., Sept. 25, at 7:00 p.m. to learn what was discovered.

Pedaling for Parkinson's in Muskegon

Pedaling for Parkinson's in Muskegon

Generation Care is partnering with Hauenstein Center in presenting "Pedaling for Parkinson's on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon.

Registration is at 12 Noon and the ride begins at 1:00pm. A vendor fair will be on hand also. The organization is asking for a $20 minimum donation. Donations will support the Hauenstein Center in Grand Rapids and Parkinson's research on the benefits of high speed pedaling.

Join us in funding research to cure Parkinson's disease. Experience the physical benefits of pedaling along a non-competitive group bike ride along the beautiful trail along Muskegon Lake.

For more information or to register on line visit www.generationcare.org

 

 

 

Spring Lake rolls past Muskegon Orchard View


SPRING LAKE (Mich.) (WZZM) -- Spring Lake scored the game's first 21 points and rolled to a 52-22 victory over Muskegon Orchard View Friday night.

The Lakers led 32-6 at the half.

Mark Williamson and Nate Batts each scored a pair of touchdowns for Spring Lake.

Bobby Clanton rushed for two touchdowns and caught another in a losing cause.


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Art Van donates new beds to Muskegon Twp. Fire Dept.


MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Firefighters in Muskegon Township will be sleeping better, starting tonight, thanks to a generous donation.

Art Van Furniture delivered new mattresses and box springs at the township's two fire stations Friday. Some of the old mattresses had been used for 20 years.

The Muskegon Township Fire Chief says he's always using any extra funds on equipment, so the new beds are a luxury item his department will appreciate.

"We have been tight with our money and so when we have had a choice between new beds or buy enhanced equipment that helps us do our job, we always go with providing better service to our citizens," said Chief Dave Glotzbach.

Every year Art Van Furniture delivers new beds to fire department around the country, including large departments like Chicago and Detroit.


What's Happening: Fiesta Mexicana, Benefest, Muskegon Irish Music Fest


MUSKEGON & GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- WZZM 13's Jennifer Pascua takes a look at What's Happening in West Michigan this weekend.


Founder's Day at MCC

Founder's Day at MCC

Live Jazz Highlights 2014 Founder’s Day Celebration Sept. 18

A much-anticipated autumn tradition returns on Thursday, Sept. 18, when the best local jazz musicians unite for a live performance as the Muskegon All-Star Review during the Muskegon Community College 2014 Founder’s Day celebration at The Lake House.

Tickets are only $19.26 and include hors d’ oeuvres with all profits support the study of arts and humanities at MCC. The event, which runs from 6-8:30 p.m., includes a silent auction and a cash bar. Founder’s Day commemorates the founding of the college in 1926. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.muskegoncc.edu/founders.