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Muskegon woman’s business goes to the dogs… and cats

Renee Pipple a recent graduate of Baker College Muskegon with a degree in Sterile Processing and Surgical Technology has not been able to find work in her field, but that has not stopped her. She worked while attending college as Renee’s House Cleaning. Now she is cashing in on our love for our pets. Renee’s House Cleaning business has expanded because of her love and passion for our furry friends to Renee’s House Cleaning and Pet Sitting. Not only does she do a great job helping others keep their house and businesses clean, now she will pet sit for you too. She will let your pet out during the day, take them for a walk or even a swim at the dog beach. She will also do long term pet sitting so your pet can stay at home while you vacation. Our furry friends or sometimes furry kids can now forego the anxiety of a kennel stay for all the comforts or home, Renee’s motto is, “I will care for your home and pets as if they were my own”.

Professional Bowlers' Community Meet-and-Greet Oct. 12

By: Kristen Filz, Brunswick Bowling & Billiards

MUSKEGON, Mich., Oct. 7, 2010 – Bowling fans in Western Michigan will soon have a chance to meet some of the greatest bowlers in the world during meet-and-greet sessions scheduled for Oct. 12 in Muskegon.

Brunswick Bowling & Billiards will host its annual Pro Staff Training Camp for its pro staff members Oct. 11 – 13, in Muskegon and Grand Haven.  Brunswick professional bowlers will be in town for team coaching, ball drilling, and team meetings.

In conjunction with the camp, Northway Lanes, 1751 Evanston Ave., Muskegon, and Sherman Bowling Center, 1531 W. Sherman Blvd., Muskegon, will both host meet-and-greet events on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 5 p.m.

Muskegon parent nominated for Alferd Williams Literacy Award

Muskegon, MI - Kirsten Bremer, a parent volunteer from Nelson Elementary School in Downtown Muskegon, is representing Michigan in being nominated for the 2010 Alferd Williams Literacy Award. The award honors those that promote literacy and encourage the love of reading in children that live in economically challenged neighborhoods and areas where literacy concerns are higher.

Kristen has demonstrated her willingness to end literacy through several actions including developing a K-5 backpack book program, developing a teacher book lending program, and working with individuals, organizations and businesses to donate books.

Online voting to determine the final winner of the award ends this Thursday, September 30th. The winner will be announced in November. Kristen is the only nominee that is not a teacher.

Vists www.scholastic.com/literacyaward for more information about this award.

Greater Muskegon Jaycees Hosting a Meet the Candidates Forum

Submitted by: Dena Squires

On Thursday, September 30, the Greater Muskegon Jaycees invite you to join them in a unique opportunity to meet candidates running for office this November. This event will take place at 6:00 pm at the Masonic Temple, 396 W. Clay, downtown Muskegon.

During this event, candidates will introduce themselves and talk about issues that have an effect on our community. You will have an opportunity to mingle with the candidates as well.

All candidates are welcome to participate; however, a response is required prior to the event for planning purposes. Please contact Kevin Huss at khuss77@gmail.com if you would like to participate.

Invitations were sent to the following candidates.