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Run for Sight on August 31

Run for Sight on August 31

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- Make a difference with the Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (ABVI) in West Michigan by taking part in this 5K run/walk at Pere Marquette Park Saturday, August 31.

Pere Marquette Park is located on Beech Street. Race registration will take place at 7 a.m. with the run/walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired.

The 5K is a non-competitive event for all ages.  The race is dog friendly, but dogs must be on leashes. An awards ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. for overall male and female winners.

For more event information, call  (231) 737-4717 or visit www.run4sight.com.  

Muskegon Heights park sees new beginning

Muskegon Heights park sees new beginning

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich.--Mona Lake Park sits along Seaway Drive as you approach Muskegon. 

For years, the park has been kind of an afterthought.  There was the occasional basketball game played, plenty of room for geese and little or no attention given to the equipment, play fields and neighborhood.  Sure, there was a guy walking a dog occasionally or plenty of boats being launched, but the overall feel was that it was a forgotten park. 

World's top harmonica players coming to Muskegon County

World's top harmonica players coming to Muskegon County

Some of the world’s top harmonica players are coming to West Michigan next month for the Delta Frost Blues Fest.

Blues, beer and wine will fill the Double JJ Resort for the three-day event, which begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, September 5.  Visitors are encouraged to camp on location and bring their own instruments for “campfire jams.”   A free beginners harmonica seminar will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 7, no ticket needed. 

The lineup includes:

  • Sugar Blue
  • Big Games & The Chicago Playboys
  • Stacy Mitchhart
  • Mike Morgan with Hank & The Hawktones
  • Jimmie Stagger
  • The Dick Nixon Band
  • Jim Shaneberger
  • Mike Stevens

For more information, visit the Delta Frost Blues Fest website here.

Muskegon Bike Time: An insider's perspective

Muskegon Bike Time: An insider's perspective

That was me, coming off the stage last year at Bike Time. 

As the summer heats up, so do the activities in Muskegon, as Bike Time is in the final stages of being set up and pulled off for another year. 

The Bike Time story started off like many others: a couple guys were sitting around and said "you know a motorcycle rally would be fun..." and so it began seven years ago. 

Muskegon Bike Time returns with national act July 18

Muskegon Bike Time returns with national act July 18

MUSKEGON, Mich.—Muskegon Bike Time is back!

The weekend-long celebration will take over downtown July 19 through July 21.  Events include a July 18 kick-off performance by MINI KISS—a KISS tribute band made up of little people.    In 2010, MINI KISS was featured in Dr. Pepper’s Super Bowl Sunday commercial, which aired all year.  The band has been featured on A&E Network TV, TBS, HBO and other channels.  The live entertainment begins at 6 p.m. inside the tent at 6th Street and Western Avenue.  MINI KISS will take the stage at 9 p.m.

More than 60,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to fill Muskegon for Bike Time. Thousands of bikes will line Western Avenue, which is renamed “Steel Horse Alley” for the event.  Visitors can also check out vendor booths, enjoy food and drink and watch non-stop entertainment.

Libraries offer free passes to state parks

Libraries offer free passes to state parks
 

Now’s your chance to enjoy the “MI Big Green Gym” by picking up free state park passes at your local library.

The Michigan Recreation and Parks Association is teaming up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to offer free passes, allowing visitors to experience free recreation  programs many of the parks offer.

More tourists and dollars arriving in Muskegon County

More tourists and dollars arriving in Muskegon County

MUSKEGON, Mich.—The state’s "Pure Michigan" tourism campaign is paying off for Muskegon County.

According to the Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau, For the past two years, Muskegon County has ranked 12th in leisure travel spending for the state, with more than $260 million spent each year.