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My Town Muskegon: Midwest Luge Classic

My Town Muskegon: Midwest Luge Classic

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- Muskegon Winter Sports Complex will showcase the Midwest Luge Classic this Sunday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.

Luge competitors ages 8 and older from around the Midwest will race from the top of the Muskegon Luge track for the highly coveted Masley Cup.

The Sports Complex is located at 462 Scenic Drive in North Muskegon.  For more information, call 1-877-879-5843 or visit www.msports.org.

My Town Muskegon: Mercy Health Black History Month Celebration

My Town Muskegon: Mercy Health Black History Month Celebration

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- Mercy Health will celebrate Black History Month Tuesday, Feb. 24 with Freedom Crossroads, African Americans Paving the Way Then and Now Presented by Mercy Health People of Color Network Business Resource Group.

The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mercy Health Hackley Campus' Youngberg Auditorium, 1700 Clinton Ave. in Muskegon.

Join us for an unforgettable experience, which will include food, fun and fellowship. The evening will feature a journey through time with local pastors discussing Muskegon’s past, present and future and the impact the church will have in paving the way. Special guests include local African American dance teams, choirs, musicians and more. You won’t want to miss it.

The public and Mercy Health medical staff and colleagues are welcome to attend. This  free event will feature dance, history, art and African American traditional foods. For more information, contact Kaslena Hussey at husseyk@mercyhealth.com.

Michigan Winter Try-Athlon Returns Feb. 1

Michigan Winter Try-Athlon Returns Feb. 1

This 25th annual Winter Try-Athlon showcases three winter Olympic sports – ice speed-skating, cross-country skiing and luge!

This family-friendly competition is geared to those who have never encountered these type of sports. With no awards and no pressure to win, the whole family can experience winter sports of a lifetime and bring out their inner Olympian.

Bring the family to the Muskegon State Park located at 462 Scenic Drive North this weekend. Registration takes place 10am-11:30 in the Lodge. FYI: YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE!!

From 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. are the luging competitions; one practice, two race runs. Skating competitions run from noon to 2:30 p.m. The ski race goes off at 3 p.m. sharp whether you are finished or not at the other two venues. The cross country ski race begins at 4 p.m. (mass start).

My Town: Free event to honor 70th year of liberation from concentration camp

My Town: Free event to honor 70th year of liberation from concentration camp

 

The World War II atrocities of the Nazi regime are still fresh in the mind of local Veteran James Zuidema. He and other members of the Muskegon community are urging all people to come together in a stand against anti-Semitism by remembering and honoring the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auchwitz-Birkenau.

                                    

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