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What's in a pre-schoolers lunch? Hummus & quinoa

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -It can be hard to get your kids to eat healthy, breaking the chicken nuggets and mac and cheese habit can seem overwhelming, but it can be done with a little help.

A West Michigan restaurant is changing the taste buds of some pre-schoolers and kindergartners and their doing it with a menu of hummus, sweet potato chips and chicken Caesar stuffed pitas.

Tucked a way in downtown Muskegon is a little restaurant called Mia & Grace.

"Every single item we create is made from scratch start to finish.", owner Jaime Paquin and her husband Jeremy started the restaurant about four years ago, based on farm fresh, organic food.

And they've made a commitment to making sure their customers are getting an eating experience that's full of natural flavor,"On an average day we serve anywhere from 60 to 125 people."

Turbine blades start to leave Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The Muskegon Harbor is playing a role in construction of a wind farm near Ithaca, Michigan.

The wind turbine blades and towers that were delivered by ship last week to a downtown Muskegon dock were on the move again Monday morning by truck.

Six large trucks carrying blades and towers slowly weaved through the middle of town, then onto Apple Avenue. The 200-foot long trailers use remote control steering wheels to make some very difficult turns. More than 100-pieces will be delivered from Muskegon to the Beebe community wind farm between now and December.

The trucks drew downtown workers to line the streets and take pictures. More trucks will be leaving Muskegon each day this week.

Muskegon 36, Lowell 21

MUSKEGON (WZZM) -- Lowell Red Arrows (3-0) at Muskegon Big Reds (3-0) in the 13 On Your Sidelines Game of the Week.

Muskegon prevails and moves to 4-0 with an impressive non-conference run, 36-21.

Mona Shores picks up impressive win in Grand Haven

GRAND HAVEN (WZZM) -- The Mona Shores Sailors are half way to a playoff spot after beating Grand Haven, 21-14.

Tyree Jackson found Chris Bradford to give Mona a 7-0 lead. Abe Westerman tied the score with a touchdown run of his own.

But Jackson struck again, finding Marquon Sargent for a 49-yard score, and the Sailors held off the Buccaneers.

Hospice honors lakeshore veterans

FRUITPORT TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - Hospice of Michigan is taking part in a national effort to recognize local veterans.

Ten veterans who served in World War II and Vietnam were honored at a "pinning" ceremony in Fruitport Township Friday. The men are all from Muskegon and Ottawa counties.

The event included a 21-gun salute and formal recognition for each serviceman's service to country during conflict.

By the end of the year, Hospice of Michigan will have held similar events in 56 Michigan counties.

Irish music festival underway

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Everyone's a little Irish at the Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon.

Festival volunteers finished setting up sound and lighting equipment this morning. The festival is now underway for the weekend.

The event includes three stages of music and entertainment, Irish food, and a "stout" brewed especially for the festival.

The weather looks great for the three day event, but just in case, all of the attractions, even the port-a-potties are under large tents.

Visit www.michiganirish.org for more details.

Wi-fi now available in downtown Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - An internet provider is offering an additional option for surfing the web from downtown Muskegon.

Officials with Frontier launched their new wi-fi hot zone Friday. 50 small antennas blanket most of Muskegon's downtown with the wireless internet signal. Frontier expects to expand the coverage area next year.

Smart phones, tablets or laptop computers can get on the system.

There is a daily or monthly fee.