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Survivors of abuse share their stories through shirts

Survivors of abuse share their stories through shirts

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, those affected by sexual/domestic abuse are encouraged to create a shirt in honor of their struggle.

Every Woman’s Place/Webster House Youth Services are hosting the series of workshops, which are open to the public.  All shirts decorated in memory of victims or in honor of survivors will be added to the Every Woman’s Place Clothesline Project collection, which currently consists of more than 400 shirts.

The color of each shirt has meaning:

Marching Band Invitational at East Kentwood High School October 19

Marching Band Invitational at East Kentwood High School October 19

KENTWOOD, Mich.-- Here is your chance to see and hear several different marching bands from around the state at the beautiful East Kentwood High School stadium.

Twenty-two bands from around the state will be performing shows in the competition on Saturday, October 19.  The evening will be capped off with an exhibition performance by the East Kentwood Marching Band. 

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students/seniors (62+), and children under age five are free.  The concession stand will be open and serving lots of delicious food like pizza, burgers, hot dogs, etc.  The proceeds will go to Kentwood Band & Orchestra Boosters. 

Gates open at 2 p.m., with the first band taking the field at 3 p.m.  The final exhibition by the East Kentwood High School Marching Band will begin at  9:15 p.m.  The EKHS Band's performance features the music of Motown;

GLOW: Indoor trick or treat at Kainay Community Church

GLOW: Indoor trick or treat at Kainay Community Church

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- Venturing into the unknown can be both exciting and scary for newly-minted trick-or-treaters and their parents on Halloween night.

Kainay Community Church empathizes with those who are concerned for their child's safety and/or would rather their child not be subjected to the gore and fright of the holiday.   That's why Kainay’s Children’s Ministry offers a safe, non-scary alternative to hitting the streets.

Kainay began its "Trunk or Treat" event in 2007. Its success grew last year when rain forced organizers to move the festivities indoors. 

Wireless Internet coming to Muskegon County

Wireless Internet coming to Muskegon County

MONTAGUE, Mich.—Internet service is about to get faster in Montague and Muskegon.

Wireless Internet provider miSpot will soon offer 4G LTE Internet service in the city. 4GLTE is 10 times faster than 3G service and more than 200 times faster than dial-up Internet.

miSpot is a division of Agri-Valley Broadband Inc., dedicated to providing wireless internet in areas with little or no coverage.  The company is family owned and Michigan based.  For more information, visit the miSpot website here or call (877) 453-1776.

MAISD deputy superintendent: "There is a hurricane coming"

MAISD deputy superintendent: "There is a hurricane coming"

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.--   In three years, the budgets for all 11 public school districts in Muskegon County will be in the red.

That’s the prediction from Marios Demetriou, deputy superintendent of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District. 

“There is a hurricane coming.  We better start boarding up our houses before we are blown away,” Demetriou said during last Thursday’s meeting of the Muskegon County School Boards Alliance.

Demetriou says his predictions are based on projections from local school leaders.  Rising health care and retirement costs combined with lower per-pupil payments, elimination of the Michigan Business Tax and less state funding to the School Aid Fund.

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.

Meijer partners with Priority Health to help as open enrollment for health insurance begins

Meijer partners with Priority Health to help as open enrollment for health insurance begins

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Meijer) – Meijer, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based supercenter chain, announced today that it is partnering with Priority Health, Michigan's leading health plan, to raise awareness and help customers obtain information regarding their options as open enrollment for health insurance begins under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

The Michigan-based entities have unveiled a Health Reform and You! website at http://www.meijer.com/aca and are also providing informational brochures for customers at 203 Meijer pharmacy locations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.