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Local businesses offering freebies for moms this Mother's Day

Local businesses offering freebies for moms this Mother's Day

West Michigan businesses are honoring moms this Mother’s Day by offering freebies.

In Grand Rapids, moms can get in free to the Grand Rapids Children Museum on Sunday, May 12.  Admission is also free for moms who visit the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek with children or grandchildren in tow.

When it comes to food, Hooters has moms covered Sunday, offering free entrees (up to $10)  for mothers who bring a kid along and buy any drink.  Hooters has 10 locations in Michigan, including a restaurant in Portage.

And don’t forget dessert!  TCBY is offering a free six ounce ‘Fro-Yo’ to mother’s this Mother’s Day weekend.  Muskegon has a TCBY stand at the K-Mart Shopping Center on Henry Street.

Muskegon County to host free County Parks Day May 4

The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners invites you to visit Muskegon County Pioneer Park or Twin Lake Park on May 4 for free.

This inaugural event starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and runs through 4 p.m.

Pioneer Park is a 145 acre park offers camping, swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, tennis, softball, basketball and volleyball. The park is filled with a variety of mixed oak, maple, white pine and hemlock pine trees. Pioneer is Muskegon’s  largest and most popular park. Pioneer Park is located on Lake Michigan and has over 2,000 feet of white sandy beach frontage. The park is located close to Michigan's Adventure amusement park, USS Silversides WWI Submarine Museum, art museums, theaters, summer festivals and other Muskegon County attractions. Pioneer Park is located on Lake Michigan on Scenic Drive, north of Muskegon. Take U.S.

Prepare for backups! MDOT releases 2013 project schedule

 

 (Michigan Department of Transportation) -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $100 million in the MDOT Grand Region in 2013 to improve 191 route miles of roadway and 25 bridges.

In addition, $93 million of statewide funding is planned for the construction of the new M-231 route and connections in Ottawa County. MDOT's Grand Region transportation system includes all I, US and M routes in the following eight counties: Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana and Ottawa.

  "There is much to be done and this year’s program strategically addresses maintaining our system and improving operations," said MDOT Region Engineer Roger Safford.

Spring Some Ideas At The Home, Garden & Remodeling Show

Spring Some Ideas At The Home, Garden & Remodeling Show

It is a feeling of spring at the Lakes Mall. The 2nd Annual Home, Garden and Remodeling Show is running through Saturday. It's open tonight, Friday, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm.

This home show is designed to feature home builders, landscapers, home furnishings, financing, real estate and much more!

Free Tours Today at Muskegon Museum of Art

Free Tours Today at Muskegon Museum of Art

Stop by for a free tour of the Muskegon Museum of Art today. If you prefer a guided tour, docents will lead you through the Museum's new Centennial Collection every Thursday between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. No reservations needed! Call the museum for more information at 231-720-2574 or visit them online at www.muskegonartmuseum.org

Located at 296 W. Webster Ave. in downtown Muskegon.

Made in the Mitten: Savoring Michigan’s Rich Foodie & Agricultural History

Made in the Mitten: Savoring Michigan’s Rich Foodie & Agricultural History
 Made in the Mitten: Savoring Michigan’s Rich Foodie & Agricultural History   When: Tue, March 12, 6:00pm – 7:30pm   Where: Hackley Public Library (map)   Description:

All-season upgrade for Norton Shores road

Norton Shores is one of nine communities that will use $2.7 million in state funds to upgrade roads to all-season status.

Crews in Norton Shores will use the funding to reconstruct about one mile of Grand Haven Road from Pontaluna Road to Wilson Road. The $1 million project will get $375,000 in state funding.  The rest will come from the city.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the investment will help the local economy grow.  MDOT approved funding because commercial traffic relies on the selected roads, and the project would improve road safety.