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Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

Winter Flea Market

Winter Flea Market

Families can take advantage of a great shopping experience on Saturday’s in Muskegon.

There’s something for everyone at an array of booths with crafts, gift ideas, baked goods, produce, Deli’s, Greenhouses & so much more. Vendors are set up in a warm barn located at 242 W. Western Avenue in Muskegon all winter on Saturday’s from 9:00am-2:00pm through April 30, 2016.

Visit: www.visitmuskegon.com, click on the Ongoing Events for details.

Twisted Trails Antique Snowmobile Show Returns

Twisted Trails Antique Snowmobile Show Returns

For the twenty-second year, the public is invited to check out incredible antique winter machines.

Visit Twisting Trails Clubhouse & Grounds located at 5875 Ruprecht Road in Twin Lakes, Michigan for a fun, winter adventure with a warm Clubhouse offering breakfast & lunch.

Snowmobile enthusiast will witness seven classes, showcasing snowmobiles from years gone past for trophies & ribbons during this Antique Show on Saturday, January 16 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Cost: $5 per person OR $10 per vehicle at gate.

Call: (231)343-3230 or visit www.whitelake.org for more information.

Movies on the Beach Family Night

Movies on the Beach Family Night

The final family movie night of the season takes place Saturday at Pere Marquette Beach, 3510 Channel Drive in Muskegon.

The beach is the place to be Saturday night for enjoying incredible views, touring the lighthouse or climbing to the top of the South Pierhead Lighthouse. There is something for everyone, including the final movie of the season, Despicable Me.

Bring some beach chairs or a blanket, sweatshirts or light jacket to shake off the night chill, even a picnic or snacks for a day of fun!

Cost is free but donations are encouraged.

Call (231) 724-6704 or visit the calendar at www.visitmuskegon.org for more information.

ChoiceOne Bank awards Scholarship Money

ChoiceOne Bank awards Scholarship Money

ChoiceOne Bank awarded scholarships to seniors from 11 different high schools again this year including Sparta, Kent City, Rockford, Cedar Springs, Kenowa Hills, Eggleston, Oakridge, Ravenna, Newaygo, Coopersville and Grant. One senior from each school won a $500 scholarship after writing a 300 word essay, “What does your community mean to you?”

“We value the youth in our communities,” said James Bosserd, President and CEO of ChoiceOne Bank. “It is our hope that our students return to their roots to raise their families once they have completed their college studies and grow their businesses. This scholarship contest helps our youth to think about the importance of community, especially as they graduate from high school. It’s a local thing.”

Included in this article are just 5 of the 11 students who received scholarship money. Congratulations to all students who participated.

It's Vacation Bible School Time Again

It's Vacation Bible School Time Again

“Journey off the Map” is the name of the Vacation Bible School session activities this summer at Berrean Church in Muskegon, MI.

Bible School runs July 19 – 23 at the Church, located at 635 Seminole Rd. in Muskegon. Activities include games, crafts, music, snacks, teaching and worship rally.

For additional information, please contact Carolyn Raymond at 231-557-6121 between 6 – 8:30pm.

Meekhof Welcomes Constituent to Memorial Day Service

Meekhof Welcomes Constituent to Memorial Day Service

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R – West Olive, welcomed a local constituent, Ms. Charlotte Nelis to the State of Michigan Senate Memorial Day service, held yesterday on the Senate floor in Lansing and hosted by the honorable Senator Patrick Colbeck.

“It was a blessing to have Ms. Nelis join me for the service,” said Meekhof. “It is important that we never forget the sacrifices made by Ms. Nelis, Sgt. Seif and the rest of their family and friends.”

Ms. Nelis’s son, Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif, was one of the seven marines and four soldiers killed in a helicopter crash while conducting a night training mission in Florida recently.