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Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.” 

My Town: State replaces fish advisory with 'Eat Safe Fish' guides

My Town: State replaces fish advisory with 'Eat Safe Fish' guides

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LANSING, Mich. (Mich. Department of Community Health)– The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is pleased to announce the release of the new regional Eat Safe Fish Guides, formerly known as the Michigan Fish Advisory. The Eat Safe Fish Guides provide fish consumption guidelines based on the levels of chemicals in the edible portions (usually the filets) of fish taken from waterbodies around the state of Michigan.

“In an effort to better prepare Michigan residents for eating the fish they catch within our state, we are releasing these new Eat Safe Fish Guides to ensure people have access to the information they need to decide what fish, and how much, their family should eat,” said James K. Haveman, Director of the MDCH. “These new guides are an easy-to-use resource for individuals and families looking for information about healthful fish consumption.”

Access to Fresh Food Survey

Access to Fresh Food Survey

As part of the 1 in 21 movement, a group of community agencies are working together to improve resident access to fresh foods. We would like your help in identifying reasons why some people have more access to and eat more fresh foods than others in our community. Your participation in the food access survey will help us get started!

 

Please follow the link below. The survey will take less than 5 minutes for you to complete.

Your contact information will not be known unless you choose to give us your email address at the end of the survey.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/foodaccessmuskegon

 

All adult Muskegon County residents are asked to participate in this survey. So, please pass the link along to others through your networks! We will be collecting information through the end of July.  

 

My Town Muskegon: Wings of Mercy CareAffaire fundraiser returns May 31

My Town Muskegon: Wings of Mercy CareAffaire fundraiser returns May 31

NORTON SHORES, Mich.-- The public is invited to the Wings of Mercy 19th annual CareAffaire fundraiser taking place at the Muskegon County Airport on Saturday, May 31.

Wings of Mercy is a volunteer pilot organization with a mission to provide free air transportation to patients needing treatment at distant medical centers.

Visitors can enjoy a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, served by the Muskegon Host Lions Club  at the Executive Air Transport. There will also be the 9th annual Run for Wings 5K, beginning at 8 a.m.  To register for this sanctioned race, visit www.runforwings.org or www.goracego.com.

My Town: Inaugural Muskegon Heights Community Safety Day May 31

My Town: Inaugural Muskegon Heights Community Safety Day May 31

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich.— A strong relationship between residents and police officers is key in ensuring the safety of the community; that’s why the Muskegon Heights Police Department is hosting the inaugural Muskegon Heights Community Safety Day.

All community members are invited to take part in the celebration this Saturday, May 31, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Rowan Park.  Visitors can view police and fire vehicles from across the county, horses from the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Division, K-9 Units and meet area sports athletes and city leaders.  Visitors can also register their bicycles, get a child safety seat inspection and take home a child safety kit, which includes fingerprinting. For fun, there will be face painting, arts and crafts, giveaways, refreshments and raffles.  For the entire schedule, see below.

My Town Muskegon: Susan G. Komen announces local grantees for 2014

My Town Muskegon: Susan G. Komen announces local grantees for 2014

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Michigan’s health care landscape has evolved with the launch of the Affordable Care Act and the Healthy Michigan Plan.

Throughout these changes, the West Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen remains a trusted funding resource for undeserved individuals. Federal and state-funded programs will now be able to assist uninsured or underinsured women between the ages of 40 and 64 who have an income at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level.

My Town: Win prizes during Bike to Work Week May 12-16

My Town: Win prizes during Bike to Work Week May 12-16

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Employees are encouraged to hang up the car keys and roll out the bicycle next week for the 7th annual Bike to Work Week, May 12-16.

Participants who ride any or all of the week are encouraged to register at Ride On Muskegon to win prizes and find maps and park and ride locations in their area. 

Muskegon County will hold its annual Ride of Silence on May 21 to raise awareness about bicycle safety and honor those who have been injured or killed riding their bicycles.