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Winter Flea Market

Winter Flea Market

Families can take advantage of a great shopping experience on Saturday’s in Muskegon.

There’s something for everyone at an array of booths with crafts, gift ideas, baked goods, produce, Deli’s, Greenhouses & so much more. Vendors are set up in a warm barn located at 242 W. Western Avenue in Muskegon all winter on Saturday’s from 9:00am-2:00pm through April 30, 2016.

Visit: www.visitmuskegon.com, click on the Ongoing Events for details.

Twisted Trails Antique Snowmobile Show Returns

Twisted Trails Antique Snowmobile Show Returns

For the twenty-second year, the public is invited to check out incredible antique winter machines.

Visit Twisting Trails Clubhouse & Grounds located at 5875 Ruprecht Road in Twin Lakes, Michigan for a fun, winter adventure with a warm Clubhouse offering breakfast & lunch.

Snowmobile enthusiast will witness seven classes, showcasing snowmobiles from years gone past for trophies & ribbons during this Antique Show on Saturday, January 16 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Cost: $5 per person OR $10 per vehicle at gate.

Call: (231)343-3230 or visit www.whitelake.org for more information.

Movies on the Beach Family Night

Movies on the Beach Family Night

The final family movie night of the season takes place Saturday at Pere Marquette Beach, 3510 Channel Drive in Muskegon.

The beach is the place to be Saturday night for enjoying incredible views, touring the lighthouse or climbing to the top of the South Pierhead Lighthouse. There is something for everyone, including the final movie of the season, Despicable Me.

Bring some beach chairs or a blanket, sweatshirts or light jacket to shake off the night chill, even a picnic or snacks for a day of fun!

Cost is free but donations are encouraged.

Call (231) 724-6704 or visit the calendar at www.visitmuskegon.org for more information.

Linda Falkowski wins Gatekeeper of the Year Award

Linda Falkowski wins Gatekeeper of the Year Award

A lot of people figure that employees really don’t go out of the way to do anything extra any more but Linda Falkowski who works for Consumers Energy in Muskegon, Mi has proven them wrong. Linda is a field representative for the company and as such, comes in contact with numerous customers. Because of her work ethics, Linda has been given the Gatekeeper of the Year award from the State of Michigan.

Pentwater Arts & Crafts Fair on the Village Green

Pentwater Arts & Crafts Fair on the Village Green

On July 11, 2015, the Pentwater Jr. Women’s Club will host the 51st Annual Pentwater Arts & Crafts Fair from 9:00am – 5:00pm. This event is to be held on the Village Green, downtown in Pentwater.

This Fair is a juried art fair. All work must be original and of the artist’s own creation. Painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography, weaving, clothing, sculpture and other media will be available. People attending also have the opportunity to bid in a silent auction on art pieces donated by many of the participating artists. The proceeds generated will be used to fund a monthly mobile food pantry.

Admission is free. There will be a refreshment stand on the Village Green operated by the Pentwater Service Club.

Additional information is available by contacting the club at pentwaterjrwomensclub@gmail.com

2nd Annual Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Benefit Run

2nd Annual Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Benefit Run

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, the VFW Post 4249 of Newaygo will be hosting the Michigan Knights of Columbus 4th Degree District 4, 2nd Annual Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Benefit Run.

Runners are asked to meet at 3000 Monroe Ave NE in Grand Rapids, MI at 9:00am. Ride to the VFW in Newaygo, leaving at 11:30am.

A $25 donation covers food, fun and a raffle ticket. There will also be music, prizes and refreshments.

You may call David Reese at 616-446-0726 for more information.

ChoiceOne Bank awards Scholarship Money

ChoiceOne Bank awards Scholarship Money

ChoiceOne Bank awarded scholarships to seniors from 11 different high schools again this year including Sparta, Kent City, Rockford, Cedar Springs, Kenowa Hills, Eggleston, Oakridge, Ravenna, Newaygo, Coopersville and Grant. One senior from each school won a $500 scholarship after writing a 300 word essay, “What does your community mean to you?”

“We value the youth in our communities,” said James Bosserd, President and CEO of ChoiceOne Bank. “It is our hope that our students return to their roots to raise their families once they have completed their college studies and grow their businesses. This scholarship contest helps our youth to think about the importance of community, especially as they graduate from high school. It’s a local thing.”

Included in this article are just 5 of the 11 students who received scholarship money. Congratulations to all students who participated.