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Fatal Crossing: Quest for Answers @ SLDL

Fatal Crossing: Quest for Answers @ SLDL

Fatal Crossing: Quest for Answers @ SLDL

On June 23, 1950, Northwest Airlines Flight 2501, a DC-4 with 58 people on board, disappeared over Lake Michigan. Over half a century later nationally acclaimed author and shipwreck explorer Clive Cussler teamed up with Valerie van Heest of the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association to attempt to find the submerged plane wreckage. Join Valerie van Heest, award winning author and member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, at Spring Lake District Library on Thurs., Sept. 25, at 7:00 p.m. to learn what was discovered.

Pedaling for Parkinson's in Muskegon

Pedaling for Parkinson's in Muskegon

Generation Care is partnering with Hauenstein Center in presenting "Pedaling for Parkinson's on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon.

Registration is at 12 Noon and the ride begins at 1:00pm. A vendor fair will be on hand also. The organization is asking for a $20 minimum donation. Donations will support the Hauenstein Center in Grand Rapids and Parkinson's research on the benefits of high speed pedaling.

Join us in funding research to cure Parkinson's disease. Experience the physical benefits of pedaling along a non-competitive group bike ride along the beautiful trail along Muskegon Lake.

For more information or to register on line visit www.generationcare.org

 

 

 

Founder's Day at MCC

Founder's Day at MCC

Live Jazz Highlights 2014 Founder’s Day Celebration Sept. 18

A much-anticipated autumn tradition returns on Thursday, Sept. 18, when the best local jazz musicians unite for a live performance as the Muskegon All-Star Review during the Muskegon Community College 2014 Founder’s Day celebration at The Lake House.

Tickets are only $19.26 and include hors d’ oeuvres with all profits support the study of arts and humanities at MCC. The event, which runs from 6-8:30 p.m., includes a silent auction and a cash bar. Founder’s Day commemorates the founding of the college in 1926. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.muskegoncc.edu/founders.

Ongoing events in Muskegon County

Ongoing events in Muskegon County

Ongoing events in Muskegon County

USS Flier Exhibit

‎Come to the USS Silversides Submarine Museum for the USS Flier Exhibit! Housed in a replica of the bamboo huts used in the South Pacific during the 1940's, you will relive the dangers faced by submariners in the war, including a man from West Michigan, and their fight for survival after the sinking of their sub. For more information, visit www.silversidesmuseum.org or call 231-755-1230.

Fossils of the Michigan Basin

Disaster response training

Disaster response training

MUSKEGON, Mich.,  – The American Red Cross is offering disaster response training geared to individuals who want to volunteer to help victims of disaster. This course is a prerequisite for all advanced disaster training offered for American Red Cross disaster volunteers. This course is open to the public is an entry level instructor led course.

The disaster training course,  “Disaster Services: An Overview” will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the American Red Cross, 313 W. Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440 from 5:30pm until 9:30pm.

This training will prepare potential volunteers to understand the Red Cross role in disaster relief and prepare the participant for further training that will allow the participant to assist in responding to house fires, managing a shelter, feeding, meeting medical needs and providing emotional support to disaster victims.

Irish Fest Adds Thursday Event to Celebrate 15th Year Anniversary

Irish Fest Adds Thursday Event to Celebrate 15th Year Anniversary

Muskegon, MI (September 2, 2014) - The Michigan Irish Music Festival is having a party to celebrate its 15th anniversary called Ar Scoona. The festival will open the pub tent at Heritage Landing on Thursday, September 11th, from 5pm – 11pm, for Muskegon Ar Scoona, which means “On Tap” in Gaelic.

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The 2014-2015 school year is officially underway for West Michigan students.

On Sept. 2, which was the official start of classes for most schools, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan released this statement: 

"It’s a great day to be Back to School in Michigan !

Let me take a moment to wish everyone a positive and successful school year.

Our team here at the Michigan Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and I appreciate the hard work and daily dedication teachers, administrators, school board members, and other school staff devote to our children in Michigan.