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My Town: Local literacy program gets financial boost

My Town: Local literacy program gets financial boost

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The Literacy Center of West Michigan is getting a big financial boost.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded the Grand Rapids organization a $10,000 grant to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.  The funding is part of more than $6 million in grants Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded last week to approximately 700 schools, nonprofits and organizations nationwide.  Other West Michigan recipients include:

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.  

Huizenga To Hold Medals Ceremony At Armed Forces Day Celebration Saturday in Muskegon

Huizenga To Hold Medals Ceremony At Armed Forces Day Celebration Saturday in Muskegon

Huizenga To Hold Medals Ceremony At Armed Forces Day Celebration in Muskegon Tomorrow

                                             

 

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) will celebrate Armed Forces Day by holding a medals ceremony for two West Michigan veterans at the LST 393 Veterans Museum in Muskegon. Edgar Hilton Hull of Kentwood will be recognized for his service during World War II and Ronald Jay Mokma of Holland will be recognized for his service during the Vietnam War.

 

Hansen presents tribute to state champion Muskegon High School boys basketball team

Hansen presents tribute to state champion Muskegon High School boys basketball team

LANSING—Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, (center) and the state Senate honored the Muskegon High School boys basketball team and head coach Keith Guy (holding tribute) Wednesday with a Senate tribute in celebration of their Class A 2014 state championship and undefeated season.

 

Point guard Deshaun Thrower (second from left) was named 2014 Mr. Basketball by the Michigan Basketball Coaches Association. Guy was selected as MLive.com’s 2014 Dream Team Coach of the Year.

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.

My Town: Muskegon moves May 14 Officers Memorial Service

My Town: Muskegon moves May 14 Officers Memorial Service

MUSKEGON, Mich.—Muskegon community members are encouraged to honor fallen heroes and their families while paying tribute to local law enforcement during the annual Muskegon Police Officers Memorial Service this Wednesday, May 14.

This year’s ceremony is being moved to the Paul C. Johnson Pavillion at Heritage Landing, because of construction at the Hall of Justice.  The memorial will begin at 6 p.m.  Lt. Christopher McIntire, commander of the Michigan State Police Rockford post, will be the guest speaker.

My Town: Win prizes during Bike to Work Week May 12-16

My Town: Win prizes during Bike to Work Week May 12-16

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Employees are encouraged to hang up the car keys and roll out the bicycle next week for the 7th annual Bike to Work Week, May 12-16.

Participants who ride any or all of the week are encouraged to register at Ride On Muskegon to win prizes and find maps and park and ride locations in their area. 

Muskegon County will hold its annual Ride of Silence on May 21 to raise awareness about bicycle safety and honor those who have been injured or killed riding their bicycles.