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My Town: Diocese of Grand Rapids boosts tuition assistance; deadline nears

My Town: Diocese of Grand Rapids boosts tuition assistance; deadline nears

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is boosting tuition assistance for students, but time is running out to apply for it.

The deadline for applying for first round funding is Nov. 22.  The first round of grants will be announced in early February and distributed in early fall.

Bishop Walkowiak recently announced the Diocese is more than quadrupling tuition assistance, from $240,000 to $1 million each year.  The funding boost, made possible through donations and diocese scholarship accounts, is part of a three-year effort to make Catholic schools affordable to more families.  According to Private School Aid Service, even after all tuition assistance is distributed, Catholic school families still need $1.2 million a year.

3rd Annual Turkey Trail Run

3rd Annual Turkey Trail Run

The Gillette Nature Association invites the community to take part in this fun 5K run!

This fun 5K begins at 9:00am at the beach parking lot. The little Turkey Mile Trot starts at 10:30am in the Visitor Center.

“The Gillette Nature Association is a non-profit organization that promotes & sponsors interpretive activities & educational opportunities for the Muskegon & Ottawa county community surrounding the Gillette Visitor Center at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park.” All proceeds from this event will benefit the Gillette Nature Association at Hoffmaster State Park.

Visit: www.gillettenature.org to register.

Mona Shores Holiday Arts & Crafts Show On November 1

Mona Shores Holiday Arts & Crafts Show On November 1

The public is invited to the 35th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show at Mona Shores High School from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, November 1.

At an admission of $1.00, guests are invited to check out one-of-a-kind homemade crafts for purchase in three gyms and the cafeteria at 1121 W. Seminole Road in Mona Shores.

MSU vs. U of M Tailgate Fundraiser

MSU vs. U of M Tailgate Fundraiser

Football Fans can benefit the children served by the Lakeshore Big Brothers Big Sisters by joining this family-friendly tailgate party. This is the chance to board the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum located at 560 Mart Street in Muskegon to watch the Michigan State & the University of Michigan football game on Saturday, October 25.

Doors are open at 3:00pm, kick-off at 3:30pm.

Mona Shores Holiday Arts & Craft Show

Mona Shores Holiday Arts & Craft Show

Check out one-of-a-kind gift ideas at this annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show at Mona Shores High School.

This fun show takes place on Saturday, November 1 from 9:00am to 3:00pm in 3 gyms, along with the cafeteria located at 1121 W. Seminole Rd. in Muskegon, Michigan.

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

 

 

 

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.