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Michigan Winter Try-Athlon Returns Feb. 1

Michigan Winter Try-Athlon Returns Feb. 1

This 25th annual Winter Try-Athlon showcases three winter Olympic sports – ice speed-skating, cross-country skiing and luge!

This family-friendly competition is geared to those who have never encountered these type of sports. With no awards and no pressure to win, the whole family can experience winter sports of a lifetime and bring out their inner Olympian.

Bring the family to the Muskegon State Park located at 462 Scenic Drive North this weekend. Registration takes place 10am-11:30 in the Lodge. FYI: YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE!!

From 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. are the luging competitions; one practice, two race runs. Skating competitions run from noon to 2:30 p.m. The ski race goes off at 3 p.m. sharp whether you are finished or not at the other two venues. The cross country ski race begins at 4 p.m. (mass start).

Winter Sports Complex Season Events

Winter Sports Complex Season Events

For Immediate Release

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex Announces 30th Anniversary

Season Events and Adopt-A-Luge Program

North Muskegon, MI (November 5, 2014) – The 2014/2015 season marks the Muskegon Winter Sports

Complex’s 30th anniversary. In addition to announcing the dates and details for their annual events, the

Complex also plans to unveil their new Adopt-A-Luge program.

With a special 30-for-30 twist, the MWSC has purchased 30 new luge sleds, in honor of their 30th

anniversary, to replace the current sleds, which have been used since the luge’s inception.

“We want our visitors to know that we have the best sleds available in

the world, which you can use here locally on our track,” said Jim

9th Annual Run for Sight

9th Annual Run for Sight

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- A run/walk to benefit the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired will take place on Saturday, Aug. 30  at the Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon.

The dog-friendly 5k begins at 8:30 a.m.; registration is 7 a.m. For additional information, visit the event page here.

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $39K to nonprofits

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $39K to nonprofits

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Dozens of nonprofit organizations that are close to the hearts of Consumers Energy employees are getting a financial boost.

The Consumers Energy Foundation recently awarded 78 grants worth $38,350 to organizations in Michigan where Consumers employees and retirees volunteer.  Last year, nonprofits in the state received more than $8 million from Consumers Energy and its employees, retirees, foundation and parent company, CMS Energy.  

The 2014 second quarter grant recipients include:

Allegan County

  • $450 to Fennville Public Schools Youth Baseball (Loren Barnes)
  • $550 to Fennville Public Schools Youth Football (Loren Barnes)

Ionia County

  • $550 to Portland Public Schools Wrestling Club (Chad Miller)

Kalamazoo County

My Town: Michigan State Police offer summer water safety tips

My Town: Michigan State Police offer summer water safety tips


(Michigan State Police)-- With summer approaching, the Michigan State Police reminds you to take extra precaution before participating in water activities.

Drowning is the nation's fifth leading cause of accidental death for all ages and the second leading cause of unintentional injury for children age one to 14 years.

“With the proper precautions, drowning and near-drowning incidents are preventable,” said Community Service Trooper Andrew Foster, Wayland Post.  “To reduce the risk of drowning, it is important for parents to teach children proper water safety at a young age.”

Do not mix alcohol with swimming, diving or boating. According to the United States Coast Guard, in 2012, alcohol was the leading factor in water-related deaths, while operator inattention was the leading factor for water-related injuries. 

Beach safety tips:

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.”