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My Town: Fish for free June 7 and 8

My Town: Fish for free June 7 and 8

MUSKEGON, Mich.— Grab a rod and head out onto the big lake this weekend for Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend.

On June 7 and 8, the state will be waiving fishing license fees.  Free Fishing Weekend applies to residents and out-of-state visitors on inland and Great Lakes waters for all species of fish.  All fishing regulations still apply.

According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, our state offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, more than 11,000 inland lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams. To find inland lakes in your area, click here.

Michigan’s Adventure Opens WIth Free Admission for the Armed Forces on May 25 & 26.

Michigan’s Adventure Opens WIth Free Admission for the Armed Forces on May 25 & 26.

MUSKEGON, Michigan – May 19, 2014 – Michigan’s Adventure, Michigan’s largest amusement park and waterpark opens this weekend. 

 

Michigan’s Adventure is pleased to announce that it will offer FREE admission to active and retired United States military personnel on Sunday and Monday, May 25 & 26, as a part of its Tribute to the Armed Forces program.  The program will be repeated on Thursday and Friday, July 3 & 4.  This will be the tenth year that Michigan’s Adventure has extended the offer of free admission to men and women of the Armed Forces during the Memorial Day weekend and Fourth of July holiday.

 

My Town: Hundreds expected to walk for arthritis cure

My Town: Hundreds expected to walk for arthritis cure

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—More than 450 people are expected to fill John Ball Park Zoo Saturday, but not because of the animals.

They’re signed up to take part in the 2014 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis.

The event, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation, is a non-competitive event aimed at raising awareness and money to help Michiganders who have arthritis.  This year’s honoree is 3-year-old Mackenzie Proefrock of Norton Shores.  She is among the more than 300,000 children nationwide diagnosed with juvenile arthritis.

Participants in this year’s walk will enjoy refreshments, music, massages and other family-friendly activities.  Those who donate $25 or more will be given admission to the zoo.

WZZM 13’s Jennifer Pascua will emcee this year’s event, which begins at 10 a.m.

2014 Summer Visitors Guide Available

2014 Summer Visitors Guide Available

EXPERIENCE THE LAKE EFFECT IN MUSKEGON COUNTY!

2014 Visitors Guide highlights Muskegon County’s visitor amenities, annual events

 

Muskegon, MI – Just in time for the Spring and Summer tourism season, and coinciding with the activation of Travel Michigan’s Summer Pure Michigan campaign, the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau released its 2014 Visitors Guide today, featuring colorful photos and articles on the many activities, events and amenities available to visitors to Muskegon County, one of West Michigan’s top tourism destinations. The official Muskegon County Visitors Guide is now available free of charge by calling the CVB toll-free at 800-250-9283 or by directing your browser to www.visitmuskegon.org and clicking on the “Request a Visitors Guide” link.

 

My Town: Kalamazoo Children's Choir to sing during Tigers game

My Town: Kalamazoo Children's Choir to sing during Tigers game

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—West Michigan will be well-represented during the Detroit Tigers’ opening weekend at Comerica Park.

During the game against the Orioles Saturday, April 5, the 120 children that comprise the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus will sing the national anthem.  Taylor Stevens, an alumna of KCC, will be directing the chorus.

"This is so exciting for the children and for me," Stevens said.  "We've never done anything like this before."   

During the game, Mona Shores High School’s ball teams will also be accepting a $10,000 Grand Slam Grant check.  Coach William Lent will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

My Town Muskegon: Bike Time begins search for sponsors

My Town Muskegon: Bike Time begins search for sponsors

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  Organizers of Muskegon’s largest event are looking for sponsors.

Muskegon Bike Time will return for its eighth year in the third week of July.  Organizers say Bike Time attracted more than 100,000 people and 65,000 bikes last year,  with a $25 million economic impact on the community.  The proceeds are shared and donated to local charities.

Because Muskegon Bike Time is a nonprofit  501c3 organization, contributions are tax deductible.  For more information about how you can become a sponsor, visit the Muskegon Bike Time website or contact Clyde Whitehouse or Dave Burlingame at (231) 722-0000 or dvd_burlingame@yahoo.com .

My Town Muskegon: Mona Shores ball team to get grant for new field

My Town Muskegon: Mona Shores ball team to get grant for new field

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  Mona Shores High School’s baseball and softball teams will have 10,000 reasons to be on the  field during Detroit’s opening weekend at Comerica Park.

The school is the 2014 Grand Slam Grant winner.  During the Tigers-Orioles game Saturday, April 5, the teams will be invited onto the field to receive a $10,000 check.  Coach William Lent will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch during the Saturday game.

The money will go toward a much-needed second baseball diamond at the school. Mona Shores has three teams within its baseball program, but only one field to practice on.  Often, lower-level ball players must resort to practicing on the football field or inside the school’s gymnasium.