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American Red Cross in Need of Volunteers

The American Red Cross Serving Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo Counties is in need of volunteers to assist in their offices at 313 W. Webster in downtown Muskegon.   

Receptionists are needed to answer the phones, direct calls, and greet the public.  Volunteers are needed Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon and training is provided.  Those who enjoy working and assisting the public will enjoy this volunteer position.

Volunteers are also needed in the Red Cross’ Senior Transportation program answering phones, taking appointments and operating two-way radios to coordinate drivers. Various times are available to volunteer. These individuals must be organized and be able to multi task.  Knowledge of Muskegon County roads is preferred.

Muskegon Museum of Art presents "1934: A New Deal for Artists"

Muskegon Museum of Art presents "1934: A New Deal for Artists"

February 16 through May 6, 2012

This nationally touring exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Public Works of Art Project by drawing on the Smithsonian American Art Museum's unparalleled collection of vibrant artworks created for the program.

In 1934, Americans grappled with an economic crisis that feels all too familiar today. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration created the Public Works of Art Project—the first federal government program to support the arts nationally. The program enlisted artists all across America to paint murals and canvases depicting “the American Scene” for display in public buildings. Regional subjects, including labor and leisure, city and rural life, nature and people, reminded the public of quintessential American values of hard work, community, and optimism.

2012-2013 Mona Shores Preschool Registration

2012-2013 Mona Shores Preschool Registration

Open Registration begins on March 26, 2012 and will continue until classes are full.

The Mona Shores Tuition Preschool Program will provide a positive, safe, nurturing environment that will promote physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth.

We offer programs for 3 and 4-year-olds at Ross Park Elementary. We also offer a popular Pre-K Class that meets five days per week in the mornings.

Our teaching staff is selected by considering academic qualifications, experience and the desire to teach and work with preschool age children. All teachers have a bachelor's degree with elementary certification and additional credits in early childhood education.

How to Register

American Red Cross Offers Disaster Response Training

American Red Cross Offers Disaster Response Training

The American Red Cross is offering disaster response training geared to individuals who want to volunteer to help victims of disaster. This course is a prerequisite for all advanced disaster training offered for American Red Cross disaster volunteers. This course is open to the public is an entry level instructor led course.

Home damaged by fire in Fruitport

FRUITPORT TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - A fire that started in the laundry room heavily damaged a Fruitport Township home Monday morning.

The fire started around 7:30am at the home in the 2600 block of Pontaluna Road.  The homeowner and family were able to get out of the home safely.  Two dogs and two cats were also able to get out safely, but one dog did require some treatment from the Fruitport Township Fire Department.

As of 9:30am, Pontaluna Road was still closed due to the fire.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

Harbor Theater closed

Harbor Theater closed

Yesterday afternoon, the Harbor Theater posted a message to their Facebook page letting the public know that they will be closing. The message is as follows:

Due to personal and economic factors, the Harbor Theater is sadly going to be closing. We'd like to thank all of our wonderful patrons who have supported us over the past (nearly) 5 years. We will be open today only -- My Week with Marilyn plays at 5:00, and Like Crazy plays at 7:00. Thank you for your understanding -- this was not an easy decision for those involved with the Harbor Theater.

Visit www.theharbortheater.com for additional information.

RV fires considered suspicious

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- Investigators are trying to determine if three overnight fires in Muskegon County were arson.

The Egelston Township Fire Department put out an RV fire at the Egelcraft Mobile Home Park around midnight.  Crews returned to the same park for another RV fire four hours later. The two RVs were in an outdoor storage lot for the winter. The fires are being called suspicious. 

Muskegon Township's fire department fought a third RV fire around 2 a.m. Friday at Arlington Estates Mobile Village.

Anyone with information about how the fires started is asked to call Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME.