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My Town Muskegon: Health experts share Muskegon County disease trends April 24

My Town Muskegon: Health experts share Muskegon County disease trends April 24

MUSKEGON, Mich.—In honor of Michigan’s Public Health Week, Public Health Muskegon County will address community trends in communicable diseases this Thursday, April 24.

The free information session is 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Youngberg Auditorium on the Mercy Health Hackley Campus.  The event is meant to raise awareness and help control the spread of infectious diseases within the county.  No registration is required.

My Town: Muskegon Area Earth Week includes beach cleanups and gardening workshops

My Town: Muskegon Area Earth Week includes beach cleanups and gardening workshops

MUSKEGON, Mich.—Earth Day is April 22, but Muskegon County conservation groups are spending eight days raising awareness while helping the environment.

Muskegon Area Earth Week began April 19 and runs through April 27.  This year’s events include a guided hike if Five Lakes Nature Preserve, rain barrel, sustainable gardening, and hydroponics workshops,  hazardous waste and medication collection, beach day clean-ups and an Earth Fair.  Nearly all of the events are free.  The detailed schedule is as follows:

 

Rain Barrel Workshop

Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Big Blue Hydroponics, 590 Ottawa St, Muskegon
Click here for directions.

Muskegon City Commission Accepts Action Plans as Road Map to Muskegon’s Future

Muskegon City Commission Accepts Action Plans as Road Map to Muskegon’s Future

 

 

 

 

Muskegon City Commission Accepts Action Plans as Road Map to Muskegon’s Future

 

On April 8, 2014, the Muskegon City Commission took action to accept the staff recommendation to begin working toward implementation of the action plans for nine City Commission goals that were adopted earlier this year.  As the actions plans are implemented, city staff expects to see measurable results in the following areas:

 

My Town: Kalamazoo Children's Choir to sing during Tigers game

My Town: Kalamazoo Children's Choir to sing during Tigers game

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—West Michigan will be well-represented during the Detroit Tigers’ opening weekend at Comerica Park.

During the game against the Orioles Saturday, April 5, the 120 children that comprise the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus will sing the national anthem.  Taylor Stevens, an alumna of KCC, will be directing the chorus.

"This is so exciting for the children and for me," Stevens said.  "We've never done anything like this before."   

During the game, Mona Shores High School’s ball teams will also be accepting a $10,000 Grand Slam Grant check.  Coach William Lent will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Muskegon County Mayors Join Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

Muskegon County Mayors Join Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

            Muskegon County Mayors Join Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

[Muskegon, MI]– Mayors from the cities of Muskegon, Muskegon Heights, Norton Shores, and Roosevelt Park join more than 1,600 mayors across the country on April 1, 2014 for the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort that highlights the impact of national service in tackling city problems.  These Mayors have signed a proclamation naming April 1, 2014 as National Service Recognition Day.

My Town Muskegon: Bike Time begins search for sponsors

My Town Muskegon: Bike Time begins search for sponsors

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  Organizers of Muskegon’s largest event are looking for sponsors.

Muskegon Bike Time will return for its eighth year in the third week of July.  Organizers say Bike Time attracted more than 100,000 people and 65,000 bikes last year,  with a $25 million economic impact on the community.  The proceeds are shared and donated to local charities.

Because Muskegon Bike Time is a nonprofit  501c3 organization, contributions are tax deductible.  For more information about how you can become a sponsor, visit the Muskegon Bike Time website or contact Clyde Whitehouse or Dave Burlingame at (231) 722-0000 or dvd_burlingame@yahoo.com .

My Town Muskegon: Mona Shores ball team to get grant for new field

My Town Muskegon: Mona Shores ball team to get grant for new field

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  Mona Shores High School’s baseball and softball teams will have 10,000 reasons to be on the  field during Detroit’s opening weekend at Comerica Park.

The school is the 2014 Grand Slam Grant winner.  During the Tigers-Orioles game Saturday, April 5, the teams will be invited onto the field to receive a $10,000 check.  Coach William Lent will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch during the Saturday game.

The money will go toward a much-needed second baseball diamond at the school. Mona Shores has three teams within its baseball program, but only one field to practice on.  Often, lower-level ball players must resort to practicing on the football field or inside the school’s gymnasium.