Our network

Community Spirit

Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree to compete on the Travel Channel

Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree to compete on the Travel Channel

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- Ready for the ultimate holiday mash-up of Christmas tree show downs from across America?

The Travel Channel has crossed the country in search of the most awesome Christmas celebrations and they have selected the best of the best. Now it is time for them to go head to head and the public gets the final say  on who takes home the prize. So the holiday rumble begins, for this is “Jingle Brawls.”

The Mona Shores High School Singing Christmas Tree will take on the Lobster Trap Tree in Rockland, Maine on the Travel Channel's “Jingle Brawls” Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.

Survivors of abuse share their stories through shirts

Survivors of abuse share their stories through shirts

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, those affected by sexual/domestic abuse are encouraged to create a shirt in honor of their struggle.

Every Woman’s Place/Webster House Youth Services are hosting the series of workshops, which are open to the public.  All shirts decorated in memory of victims or in honor of survivors will be added to the Every Woman’s Place Clothesline Project collection, which currently consists of more than 400 shirts.

The color of each shirt has meaning:

Marching Band Invitational at East Kentwood High School October 19

Marching Band Invitational at East Kentwood High School October 19

KENTWOOD, Mich.-- Here is your chance to see and hear several different marching bands from around the state at the beautiful East Kentwood High School stadium.

Twenty-two bands from around the state will be performing shows in the competition on Saturday, October 19.  The evening will be capped off with an exhibition performance by the East Kentwood Marching Band. 

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students/seniors (62+), and children under age five are free.  The concession stand will be open and serving lots of delicious food like pizza, burgers, hot dogs, etc.  The proceeds will go to Kentwood Band & Orchestra Boosters. 

Gates open at 2 p.m., with the first band taking the field at 3 p.m.  The final exhibition by the East Kentwood High School Marching Band will begin at  9:15 p.m.  The EKHS Band's performance features the music of Motown;

'General Lee' spotted in Muskegon

'General Lee' spotted in Muskegon

Muskegon, Mich.-- It's a rite of passage, getting your first set of wheels.   It's a rite everyone should get to feel at some point or another, and if you were to ask Eric Baker, who is well known in Muskegon as "Big E," it's a pretty great feeling.

Never asking for more for Big E than a normal life his parents picked up on hints from time to time about how much Eric wanted to be just like his friends and get his own set of wheels despite the fact he has Downs Syndrome.  Big E has amazed everyone with his wonderful happy outlook on life, his amazingly cool approach to meeting new people and once he meets them, well....meeting Big E is a moment no one will forget.

Big E is a huge fan of  "The Dukes of Hazzard" so much so, he has the complete dvd set in an album at home, he hopes for a white tux for Christmas so he can look like Boss Hog.  His parents noted his love of the 70's show and got to working making a dream come true for him. 

GLOW: Indoor trick or treat at Kainay Community Church

GLOW: Indoor trick or treat at Kainay Community Church

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- Venturing into the unknown can be both exciting and scary for newly-minted trick-or-treaters and their parents on Halloween night.

Kainay Community Church empathizes with those who are concerned for their child's safety and/or would rather their child not be subjected to the gore and fright of the holiday.   That's why Kainay’s Children’s Ministry offers a safe, non-scary alternative to hitting the streets.

Kainay began its "Trunk or Treat" event in 2007. Its success grew last year when rain forced organizers to move the festivities indoors. 

Eighth annual Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour 2013

Eighth annual Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour 2013

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.-- Experience the natural paintings of vibrant fall colors along some of Muskegon County's scenic drives during the Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour.

The tour is open on three Saturdays: October 5, October 12 and October 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants in this free, self-guided touring event will receive coupons from area businesses, discounts to area museums, and the opportunity to enjoy fall refreshments. Stop at seven designated spots on any of these three Saturdays to get your map stamped and turn it in to either depot to be eligible to win some great prizes.

'Thanks A Latte': Get a deal on coffee while helping mentorships

'Thanks A Latte': Get a deal on coffee while helping mentorships

MUSKEGON, Mich.—  More than 100 children are waiting to be matched with a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore.

This month, you can help while getting a cup of Joe.   The Book Nook in Montague and Holland’s Lemonjello’s and Joe2Go  are all teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore to launch the “Thanks A Latte” fundraiser.  On October 1, LemonJello’s will donate 20 percent of its sales to the agency, as well as offer a specialty ceramic coffee mug to customers who donate $10 to the organization.   Joe2Go and The Book Nook are also offering mugs for a $10 donation and will be asking customers if they would like to add a $1 donation to their order.  All three locations are offering $1 refills on coffee to customers who bring in their specialty mugs.