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Military Nurses Exhibit at USS Silversides

Military Nurses Exhibit at USS Silversides

Come to the USS Silversides Submarine Museum through Sunday, February 22, 2015. WW11 Nurses will explain the training and military services of Muskegon Nurses during the war.

The museum is located at 1346 Bluff St. in Muskegon, MI 49441

For more information, please call 231-755-1230

My Town: Experience a West Michigan winter from snowshoes

My Town: Experience a West Michigan winter from snowshoes

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- Get a different perspective of winter in West Michigan by strapping on a set of snowshoes for a hike through P.J. Hoffmaster State Park.

Reservations are required to take part in the Saturday snowshoe hikes, which will take place on Jan. 17, 24 and 31 and Feb. 7, 21 and 28 at 10 a.m. Snowshoes can be reserved in advance through the Gillette Nature Association for $5 per pair. The hikes are limited to two per person so everyone will have an opportunity to participate.

P.J. Hoffmaster State Park is located at 6585 Lake Harbor Road in Muskegon. For more information or to make reservations, call (231) 798-3573 or visit www.gillettenature.org.

My Town: Time to trash the tree! Free Christmas tree recycling locations

My Town: Time to trash the tree!  Free Christmas tree recycling locations

Christmas is over, which means it’s time to trash the tree.

Many municipalities are offering free tree recycling services to residents with a natural tree.  Some communities are planning to put the trees through a chipper and use the remnants to cover park trails and other green spaces.  Here is the schedule for live tree drop-offs:

Ada Township (Through Jan. 12)

  • Ada Township Park, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Alpine Township (Through Jan. 31)

  • Behind Township Hall, 5255 Alpine Ave. NW

 

Cannon Township (Through Jan. 10)

  • West side of the township building; RHS Honor Society will help unload trees Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (donations encouraged)

 

Courtland Township (Through Jan. 31)

  • Fire Station #1 on 14 Mile Road

 

My Town: Take a break from winter break at USS Silversides

My Town: Take a break from winter break at USS Silversides

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- Avoid cabin fever this winter break with a trip to USS Silversides.

The floating museum is offering buy one, get one free admission now through Dec. 30 and Jan. 2-4.  The USS Silverisdes is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  The museum will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

My Town Muskegon: Clothing boutique celebrates new larger location

My Town Muskegon: Clothing boutique celebrates new larger location

MUSKEGON, Mich.—  A Muskegon boutique is celebrating its new location with a grand opening event this Wednesday.

Sparrow Boutique will be offering coupons, a giveaway and beverages as part of its grand opening event, which runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Dec. 10. The store recently moved one door over, into a larger space at 255 Seminole Road.  The women’s clothing store will now offer additional brands and clothing options to customers.

For additional event information, visit Sparrow Boutique’s website.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Hold Fair Trade Gift Sale Dec. 6-7

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Hold Fair Trade Gift Sale Dec. 6-7

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- One-of-a-kind crafts and food items from artisans and farmers from 30 developing countries will be available Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7, during the St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Fair Trade Gift Sale.

The general public is invited to attend and support artisans and farmers move toward sustainability.

“We are offering this event to promote moral spending, which is a conscious act to support both the artisan and product.  Through the Fair Trade co-operatives in developing countries, chocolate and coffee farmers as well as other artisans receive a fair price for the items they produce and sell here in the United States,” said Sally Moser, co-chairwoman of the St. Patrick―St. Anthony Social Justice Commission.

My Town Muskegon: Bringing the joy of Christmas to children in need

My Town Muskegon: Bringing the joy of Christmas to children in need

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- The Greater Muskegon Jaycees is once again leading the campaign to ensure toys are under the Christmas tree for every West Michigan child.

The group will kick off Muskegon’s only Toys for Tots drive Dec. 6 at the Plaza 1 & 2 on Henry Street in Norton Shores. Members of the community can drop off new, unwrapped toys between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. This year, the Muskegon area is especially in need of toys for kids from infant to 2 years and 8 years  to 18 years.