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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.

My Town Muskegon: American Red Cross thanks partners for assistance during flooding

My Town Muskegon: American Red Cross thanks partners for assistance during flooding

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NEWAYGO, Mich. — The American Red Cross would like to recognize and thank all of the community partners who responded to the needs of Newaygo residents during this recent flooding disaster.

Sheltering partners and distribution sites who generously made their facilities available to the American Red Cross and those in need of a safe place to go include:

My Town: Muskegon YMCA White Elephant Sale returns May 9-10

My Town: Muskegon YMCA White Elephant Sale returns May 9-10

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  Thrifty shoppers can shop for deals while helping children go to camp during the Muskegon YMCA’s White Elephant Sale, starting Friday May 9.

The two-day sale will include a variety of gently used household items and clothing.  The sale will take place at Folkert Community Hub, 640 Seminole Road, Norton Shores.  For a $5 donation, early birds will be allowed in at 8 a.m. Friday; the general public can shop from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

Proceeds from the White Elephant Sale will go to the YMCA and Camp Pendalouan in Montague, to finance camp scholarships for children.

This is the 51st year for the White Elephant Sale in Muskegon.  For additional information, call (231) 727-9900.

My Town: 2014 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis a success

My Town: 2014 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis a success

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--  The 2014 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis is in the books.

Organizers say more than 500 people filled John Ball Park Zoo for the May 3 event, which raised more than $84,000 to support Arthritis Foundation programs.

The event honored three-year-old Mackenzie Proefrock of Norton Shores, who was diagnosed with arthritis at age two.

“Arthritis is a terrible disease,” said  her mother, Jeanne. “We are very grateful to all the people who came to today’s event. We know that, with their support, we can and will find a cure.”

More than 2.3 million adults and 10,300 children in Michigan have arthritis- 31 percent of the population.

My Town: Norton Shores among best places for home ownership in Michigan

My Town: Norton Shores among best places for home ownership in Michigan

FOREST HILLS, Mich.—West Michigan is home to six of the top ten best places for home ownership in Michigan.

That’s according to a new report out by the consumer advocacy website,  NerdWallet.  The publication based its rankings on home ownership rates, monthly homeowner costs, monthly household income and population growth.  The rankings are as follows:

  • #1: New Baltimore
  • #2:  Forest Hills
  • #3: Jenison
  • #4: Lambertville
  • #5: East Grand Rapids
  • #6: Norton Shores
  • #7: Holt
  • #8: Northview
  • #9:  Cutlerville
  • #10: Allen Park

To see the entire report, click here.

My Town: Celebrating mom on a budget this Mother's Day

My Town: Celebrating mom on a budget this Mother's Day

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.--  Mother’s Day is this weekend and Muskegon County businesses and organizations have some free and inexpensive ways to help you celebrate.

On May 10, children and teenagers who visit Walker Memorial Library in North Muskegon can create a pot filled with flowers for mom for free.  The pots, dirt and flowers will be provided from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  For more information, call (231) 744-6080.

Children in Muskegon can also harness their artistic skills for mom at Hackley Library on May 10.  From 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the library will be hosting Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids.