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Want To Be Part of Muskegon's St. Patrick's Day Parade?

Want To Be Part of Muskegon's St. Patrick's Day Parade?

It is time to start planning for the second annual Muskegon St. Patrick’s Day Parade which will kickoff Saturday March 16, 2013 at 11:00am and will run from Fourth to Jefferson Streets along Clay Ave.  We hope to make The Parade one of Muskegon’s largest celebrations displaying Irish Floats, Bands, Families, Organizations, Business entries and much more!
 
The primary objective of The Parade is to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Patrick and Muskegon’s Irish Heritage.  Our secondary objective is to collect non-perishable food items for the Loaves and Fishes Organization.  Instead of charging an entry fee for The Parade, we are asking entrants to bring one non-perishable food item per participant, but we hope that you will contribute much more than one item a piece! 
 

Name a festival, win $50

Now’s your chance to name a festival.

Norton Shores city leaders are asking community members to submit their name ideas for the new Norton Shores Arts and Crafts Fair. The event includes a car show, disc golf tournament and beer/music tent.

Name entries must be submitted to huey22@nortonshores.org by Friday, March 29 for a chance to win a $50 Meijer gift card.  The winner will be announced by April 5.

Experience Grand Rapids Launches News 2013 Visitor's Guide, The Experience™

Experience Grand Rapids Launches News 2013 Visitor's Guide, The Experience™

 

Experience Grand Rapids has created a high tech resource for visitors with the recent launch of its digital annual visitor’s guide, The Experience™. A complete guide filled with bonus content and videos is available at www.experiencegr.com and on the Experience Grand Rapids mobile site.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

“We are continuing to embrace the technologies around us, while providing our visitors with the best possible experience,” said Doug Small, president of Experience Grand Rapids. “Our digital guide is easily accessible online, on smartphones and on tablets.

Muskegon Area ISD marks 50 years with 50-day countywide book drive

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

Contacts: Mr. Dave Sipka, MAISD Superintendent

Work: 231-767-7202, Cell: 616-460-0624, dsipka@muskegonisd.org

 

Muskegon Area ISD marks 50 years with 50-day countywide book drive

 

The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) is asking community members to help mark its 50

the anniversary by donating new and used books to school children during a 50-day book drive beginning January

Made in the Mitten: Savoring Michigan’s Rich Foodie & Agricultural History - Jan 22

Made in the Mitten: Savoring Michigan’s Rich Foodie & Agricultural History - Jan 22

The public is invited to this informative program on Tuesday, January 22 from 6-7:30pm at the Hackley Public Library located at 316 W. Webster Avenue in Muskegon, Michigan to discover the rich food & agricultural history of Michigan. With Michigan being the second-most agriculturally-diverse state in the country through all the produce grown, the Great Lake State is referred to as the “Mitten of Plenty”. This program gives the audience informative agricultural information of Michigan & the opportunity to sample a few Michigan-made products, which is possible through the generosity of the PNC Foundation.

Call: (231)722-7276 or go on-line at www.muskegon.org .

Inside the Mitten closes out 2nd year of Michigan Beer, Wine, & Music

Inside the Mitten closes out 2nd year of Michigan Beer, Wine, & Music

 

Muskegon’s Watermark 920 closed out the 2nd year of their Inside the Mitten series with performances by Phoffman, Joe Sturgill, and Bob Buchanan. For those not familiar, the event keeps it local with Michigan musicians, beer, wine and local food and coffee vendors.

Michigan wants you to read

Michigan wants you to read

The Library of Michigan has released a list of 20 books celebrating Michigan people, places and events.

The 2013 Michigan Notable Books list cover a variety of topics and were written by authors across the state.

According to a state news release, "Each title on the 2013 list gives readers insight into what it means to make your home in Michigan and proves some of the greatest stories are indeed found in the Great Lakes region. The Michigan Notable Books program is “Pure Michigan.”"

2013 Michigan Notable Books

American Poet: A Novel by Jeff Vande Zande (Bottom Dog Press)