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My Town: Where to find the best tasting water in West Michigan

My Town: Where to find the best tasting water in West Michigan

MUSKEGON, Mich.—If you’re looking for the best tasting water in West Michigan, you better head to Muskegon.

The city’s water filtration plant recently won first place in a regional “Water Taste-Off” competition, held by the Michigan branch of the American Water Works Association.  An independent panel of water experts ranked Muskegon’s water as the best tasting and best in appearance in the region.  

Public Works Director Mohammed Al-Shatel credits the staff of the city’s water filtration plant.

“This award is well-deserved.  The investment decisions made by the city commission for the water plant improvements as well as the commitment to quality by a dedicated water plant staff is a reflection of their professionalism.  We are pleased to have the water we treat recognized as one of the best,” he said.

My Town Muskegon: Susan G. Komen announces local grantees for 2014

My Town Muskegon: Susan G. Komen announces local grantees for 2014

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Michigan’s health care landscape has evolved with the launch of the Affordable Care Act and the Healthy Michigan Plan.

Throughout these changes, the West Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen remains a trusted funding resource for undeserved individuals. Federal and state-funded programs will now be able to assist uninsured or underinsured women between the ages of 40 and 64 who have an income at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level.

My Town: Famed band to hold free concert aboard ship May 25

My Town: Famed band to hold free concert aboard ship May 25

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (USS LST 393 Veterans Museum)-- A West Michigan band famed for its concerts in Normandy honoring D-Day veterans will play for free this Memorial Day weekend on the top deck of one of Muskegon’s most famous D-Day veterans – USS LST 393.

The famed Holland American Legion Band will present a free concert Sunday, May 25, at 4 p.m., on the top deck of the World War II warship moored at the Mart Dock that is now a veterans museum. The ship will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shortly after their appearance in Muskegon, band members will pack up and head for France.

This summer thousands of people will visit the sites of D-Day landings of June 6, 1944, as the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the invasion.

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.