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My Town Muskegon: Nomination deadline nears for Future 15 awards

My Town Muskegon: Nomination deadline nears for Future 15 awards

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for The Future 15 awards.

The Future 15 awards recognize business professionals under age 40 who have had a positive impact on the Muskegon community.  The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 23; to nominate someone, click here.

Finalists will be recognized during a Business After Hours event on June 19.  The ceremony will take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff Street.  Admission to the event is a $5 donation to the MLCC Foundation.  To register, click here.

WZZM 13 is a proud partner of The Future 15.  

Lakeshore Art Festival Reveals New Event

Lakeshore Art Festival Reveals New Event

 

The Lakeshore Art Festival is thrilled to announce "The Art Carve, A Collegiate Food Art Competition". This event will showcase the art of traditional and new fruit and vegetable carving techniques. This program is being made possible through a partnership between Lakeshore Art Festival, the Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM), the Farmer's Market, and the City of Muskegon. The Art Carve will be open to Culinary Institute of Michigan students, professors, and alumni. All contestants are required to produce a sculpture that is made entirely of fruits and/or vegetables.

 

My Town: Hackley Public Library grand reopening May 16

My Town: Hackley Public Library grand reopening May 16

MUSKEGON, Mich.—Hackley Public Library will celebrate its grand reopening this Friday, May 16.

Patrons are invited for the event, which will include a public open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The event is aimed at celebrating renovations, repairs and restorations made to the 27,214 sq. ft. facility through The Building of Character campaign.  The $1.1 million project included painting and repairing walls, improving restrooms, replacing interior lighting, adding emergency exits and upgrading the children’s library.   

Hackley Public Library opened in 1890.  The historic building was a gift from lumber baron Charles Hackley to Muskegon Public Schools.

Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition Opens May 22

Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition Opens May 22
Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition Opens May 22 The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 86th Regional Exhibition, the longest-established regional art exhibition in Michigan, opens for public viewing Thursday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to an opening reception that evening from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Reception admission is free. The Regional Exhibition will run through August 20, 2014. The MMA’s annual, juried Regional Exhibition, known for its competitive nature and for its professional presentation, is open to amateur and professional artists throughout Michigan. This year, 299 artists submitted a total of 501 works for the competition. Guest juror David L. Deming selected 200 works by 162 artists for the exhibition. This exhibition of artwork in many mediums, themes, and styles will be displayed in the MMA’s Walker Galleries throughout the summer.

Celebration of Hackley Library Renovation

Celebration of Hackley Library Renovation

Celebration of Hackley Library Renovation

 

The Hackley Public Library is celebrating the completion of Phase I of the “Building of Character” repair and renovation project with a grand public open house on Friday, May 15.  The entire library will be open from 10:00 to 5:00 and the whole community is invited to visit.  There will be a short program at 10:30 am.  Refreshments will be served all day

 

The goal of the $1.2 million project has been to make sure that the venerable 124 year old structure is safe, functional, accessible, welcoming and comfortable into its third century, while respecting and preserving its heritage.  As much as possible old materials were reused and repurposed.  The Hackley Public Library is on the Michigan Historic Buildings register and is located in Muskegon’s National Historic District. 

 

Lakeshore Art Festival Announces Increase in Exhibitor Participation

Lakeshore Art Festival Announces Increase in Exhibitor Participation

Lakeshore Art Festival Announces Increase in Exhibitor Participation and Openings for Volunteer and Street Performer Applications 

 

 

My Town: Muskegon area students advance to state competition

My Town: Muskegon area students advance to state competition

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Ten students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center are in Saginaw this weekend, competing in a state computer aided design competition.

The students earned top awards and honors during the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society Regional Competition at Fremont High School last weekend.  More than 400 student CAD projects were on display during the competition; MACTC students earned eight first place awards and had 15 projects qualify for the state competition, based on accuracy, craftsmanship and difficulty.  

The first place winners from MACTC included Sarah Morse (Montague), Mariah Olsson (Montague), Aaron Rahrig (North Muskegon), Jager Burrous (Fruitport), Garrett Damm (Whitehall) and Giovanni Shull (Ravenna). Shull placed first in three categories. The top four winners included Summer Moore (Montague), Jacob Chvala (Orchard View), Sam Cassidy (Holton), Alena Krispin (Mona Shores), Shull, and Burrous.