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My Town: Career Tech Center chefs bring home gold

My Town: Career Tech Center chefs bring home gold

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On Feb. 20, 2015, the Baker College of Muskegon Culinary Institute of Michigan hosted 63 hospitality students from seven career tech centers in Northwestern Michigan for the 2015 SkillsUSA Regional Competition. These students competed in four areas: Culinary Arts, Commercial Baking, Food & Beverage Service, and Team Banquet. Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) students earned gold medals in all three events.

Team Banquet members Chef McCayla Dixon (Oakridge), Sous Chef Kaley Billman (Oakridge), Prep Cook Leah Stokes (Montague), Pastry Chef Samantha Wilson (Whitehall), and Server Kathy Allen (Whitehall) prepared and served a four-course “Taste of the Caribbean” menu. This gold medal winner included coconut lentil soup, watercress pineapple salad, Jamaican jerk pork tenderloin with black bean stew and rice, and finished with Cuban coffee custard.

Meijer generates nearly $6 Million for Midwest food pantries in 2014

Meijer generates nearly $6 Million for Midwest food pantries in 2014

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The Meijer Simply Give program – held three times a year – generated nearly $6 million in 2014 for food pantries throughout the Midwest, bringing the program’s overall donation total to nearly $14 million since it began in November 2008.

The retailer’s most recent campaign, which ended in January, was the most successful holiday campaign in the program’s history, resulting in a total of more than $1.8 million for hungry families.

My Town Muskegon: Mercy Health Black History Month Celebration

My Town Muskegon: Mercy Health Black History Month Celebration

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- Mercy Health will celebrate Black History Month Tuesday, Feb. 24 with Freedom Crossroads, African Americans Paving the Way Then and Now Presented by Mercy Health People of Color Network Business Resource Group.

The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mercy Health Hackley Campus' Youngberg Auditorium, 1700 Clinton Ave. in Muskegon.

Join us for an unforgettable experience, which will include food, fun and fellowship. The evening will feature a journey through time with local pastors discussing Muskegon’s past, present and future and the impact the church will have in paving the way. Special guests include local African American dance teams, choirs, musicians and more. You won’t want to miss it.

The public and Mercy Health medical staff and colleagues are welcome to attend. This  free event will feature dance, history, art and African American traditional foods. For more information, contact Kaslena Hussey at husseyk@mercyhealth.com.

My Town: Free event to honor 70th year of liberation from concentration camp

My Town: Free event to honor 70th year of liberation from concentration camp

 

The World War II atrocities of the Nazi regime are still fresh in the mind of local Veteran James Zuidema. He and other members of the Muskegon community are urging all people to come together in a stand against anti-Semitism by remembering and honoring the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auchwitz-Birkenau.

                                    

Military Nurses Exhibit at USS Silversides

Military Nurses Exhibit at USS Silversides

Come to the USS Silversides Submarine Museum through Sunday, February 22, 2015. WW11 Nurses will explain the training and military services of Muskegon Nurses during the war.

The museum is located at 1346 Bluff St. in Muskegon, MI 49441

For more information, please call 231-755-1230

My Town Muskegon: Police break down barriers by offering Citizen's Academy

My Town Muskegon: Police break down barriers by offering Citizen's Academy

MUSKEGON, Mich.—The Muskegon Police Department is trying to tear down barriers between officers and community members by creating a Citizen’s Police Academy.

The academy will introduce students to the functions of law enforcement while creating a new channel of communication between the community and police.  Students cannot miss more than two weekly classes to graduate.  The academy will be limited to 30 students, with preference given to those who live or work within Muskegon.  Students must be 17 years or older.

The Citizen’s Police Academy will run from March 25 to May 27, 2015.  Classes will take place every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Academy applications are due March 13.  They are available at the Muskegon Police Department and online. Completed forms may be dropped off at the Muskegon Police Department or mailed to:

Denny Powers, Police-Community Coordinator

My Town: Mail-in cancer tests, produce programs get state funding

My Town: Mail-in cancer tests, produce programs get state funding

LANSING, Mich. – Making fruits and vegetables more readily available, cancer screenings by mail, health coaches and exercise programs are just several of the local initiatives getting funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health.

The MDCH recently announced 44 projects are getting approximately $1.34 million, including a dozen projects in West Michigan.  The grants include: