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Send us your Thanksgiving photos!

Send us your Thanksgiving photos!

As the Thanksgiving weekend comes to an end, we ask what the holiday means to you..? Is it family, food, football, Black Friday, volunteering, or maybe just relaxing as you take advantage of your time off?

Please send us a photos of what Thanksgiving means to you along with your name, location and a brief comment about Thanksgiving to MyTown@wzzm13.com for our My Town Thanksgiving photo gallery to be published early this week.

Thank you and we hope you've had a wonderful thanksgiving weekend!

Wondering where to get your Christmas tree this year?

Wondering where to get your Christmas tree this year?

For those of you who celebrate Christmas with a real tree, it can be daunting trying to find the best place to get one. Well, look no further that Michigan's Christmas Tree Association website.

The site is full of great information about how to choose a tree, where to get find one and much more. One of the site's best features are its interactive maps to help you find "Choose & Cut" farms, retail lots, and wholesale trees. There's also plenty of information for children and educators.

Click here to visit the Michigan Christmas Tree Association website.

Wondering where to get your Christmas tree this year?

Wondering where to get your Christmas tree this year?

For those of you who celebrate Christmas with a real tree, it can be daunting trying to find the best place to get one. Well, look no further that Michigan's Christmas Tree Association website.

The site is full of great information about how to choose a tree, where to get find one and much more. One of the site's best features are its interactive maps to help you find "Choose & Cut" farms, retail lots, and wholesale trees. There's also plenty of information for children and educators.

Click here to visit the Michigan Christmas Tree Association website.

Muskegon Chamber of Commerce takes over planning of historic art fair

Muskegon Chamber of Commerce takes over planning of historic art fair

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce announced today that they are working in partnership with the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and Muskegon Festival Group to reorganize and invigorate the successful art and crafts fair associated with the former Muskegon Summer Celebration.

Many local chambers of commerce successfully manage art fairs. “We are excited to take over the ownership and management of this important summer event,” says Cindy Larsen, President of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. The event is being renamed the Lakeshore Art Festival and will be held July 5 and 6, 2013 in downtown Muskegon.

The name has been changed to the Lakeshore Art Festival because it will not only include the traditional juried “Art in the Park” event in Hackley Park, but also an enhanced major craft fair with food, children’s’ activities and much more. It will be held in conjunction with the new music festival taking place at Heritage Landing.

Muskegon Museum of Art Festival of Trees 2012

Muskegon Museum of Art Festival of Trees 2012

From: http://www.muskegonartmuseum.org

The Muskegon Museum of Art will host its annual Festival of Trees fundraising event Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, December 2, 2012. For the Festival, MMA volunteers and staff and professional designers transform the largest gallery space in the museum into a holiday panorama with themed trees, seasonal decor, and a gingerbread village and model train station. Festival admission includes access to museum exhibits.  All event proceeds benefit the Museum. Festival of Trees is sponsored by Alcoa Foundation, Howmet.

Dave Zagar Trio wins Tech Center song contest

Dave Zagar Trio wins Tech Center song contest

Ten songs were entered in the first-ever song writing competition hosted by the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC). The contest was open to any West Michigan based musician or group in hopes of reaching a new demographic of student that might not have considered career and technical education. The use of local talent was another important consideration.

After careful review, the song 19 by The Dave Zagar Trio was selected as the winner. Song entries were to be upbeat, inspiring, and have a positive message. Judges felt that 19 contained all of the above and a variety of instrumentation and vocals that made the song stand out.

“Wow, that is awesome!” was Trio member Dave Zagar’s response when contacted by a representative from the MACTC. The Trio was invited to perform their winning song at the community open house on Thursday, October 25. However, due to scheduling conflicts the group was unable to attend.

Muskegon Museum of Art Festival of Trees 2012

Muskegon Museum of Art Festival of Trees 2012

From: http://www.muskegonartmuseum.org

The Muskegon Museum of Art will host its annual Festival of Trees fundraising event Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, December 2, 2012. For the Festival, MMA volunteers and staff and professional designers transform the largest gallery space in the museum into a holiday panorama with themed trees, seasonal decor, and a gingerbread village and model train station. Festival admission includes access to museum exhibits.  All event proceeds benefit the Museum. Festival of Trees is sponsored by Alcoa Foundation, Howmet.