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Water, Woods, & Wetlands: A Regional Forum

Water, Woods, & Wetlands: A Regional Forum

 

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
8:30 a.m.

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.

ROTARY PARK GROUND BREAKING

ROTARY PARK GROUND BREAKING

     The County of Muskegon and the Muskegon Rotary Club are pleased to announce the

Ground Breaking for Rotary Park which will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm. 

     The creation of Rotary Park, adjacent to Heritage Landing and the YMCA is a result of eight

years of planning and fund raising by many partners, including the County of Muskegon,

the Muskegon Rotary Club, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund,

Alcoa Howmet, Consumers Energy Foundation, the Community Foundation for Muskegon

County, the Gerber Foundation, Disability Connections, West Michigan, and the United Way

of the Lakeshore and many other donors and volunteers.  Rotary Park will provide access to

Muskegon Lake for kayaking and canoeing for the disabled and able bodied people in

Muskegon County.  It will also feature univers

Local businesses among the '101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies'

Local businesses among the '101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies'

More than two dozen West Michigan companies are among the “101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies” in Michigan.

The annual list was released September 11, one week before the award celebration at Davenport University.  The 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies list celebrates organizations that inspire and produce green technology, positively impacting the industry and environment.  An independent research firm selected the winning companies based on the following categories: education, communication, strategic planning and operational implementation, innovation and problem solving, building and grounds, community leadership, workforce and financial performance.

The list of 2013 winners includes:

Kainay Community Church looks to make 'We Serve' a tradition

Kainay Community Church looks to make 'We Serve' a tradition

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  The cities of Muskegon and Muskegon Heights look even better, thanks to an army of volunteers from  Kainay Community Church.

On Saturday, September 7, 200 volunteers visited 21 places around the cities for an inaugural day of service called “We Serve.”    Pastor Jeff Steele says the projects included cleaning and painting and Mona Lake Park, Every Woman’s Place, Webster House Youth Services and Muskegon Pregnancy Services.  Church volunteers also planted shrubs and perennials along Glade Street in Muskegon Heights, cleaned and sorted The Hope Project’s thrift store, built planting boxes for a courtyard at Christian Care, installed siding on a widow’s home and cooked and served hot dogs during youth soccer games for the grand opening of the Fruitport Soccer Complex.

Steele says Kainay Community Church plans to make “We Serve” a tradition.

Three-county campaign to Take the Stairs kicks off September 3

Three-county campaign to Take the Stairs kicks off September 3

Organizations in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties are teaming up this week to encourage people to take the stairs.

Take the Stairs Week runs September 3 through September 6.  The three-day campaign is meant to encourage people to become more physically active while saving energy.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, graphic designs promoting healthy behavior have been shown to motivate stair users; that’s why Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University created images for this campaign.  Free color signs are available at the Heart of West Michigan United Way for businesses and organizations with escalators or elevators.

Participating agencies include:

The American Institute of Architects, Grand Rapids Chapte