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Fetch Brewing Company opens in Whitehall


WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- There's another new brewery in Muskegon County, this one in the town of Whitehall.

The Fetch Brewing Company started serving beer to customers this week. The brewery is inside the former State Bank building on Colby Street.

The Whitehall couple behind the brewery has been transforming the historic downtown building for more than two years. A team of local artists designed the brewery and even turned the old vault into a lounge where customers can enjoy the brews.

"We just let them go crazy on that," Dan Hain said. "It is our Penny Lounge; it is a 1912 vault and all 25,000 pennies are glued down individually -- so it was a huge task that took a long time."

The bank building had been vacant sine the 80's.

The brewery does not serve food, but does allow customers to bring food from other businesses inside.

BAKER COLLEGE LAUNCHES NEW WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

BAKER COLLEGE LAUNCHES NEW WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Muskegon-area residents interested in careers managing one of the world’s most precious resources—water—now have the opportunity to begin classes in Muskegon for the water quality management associate degree that is offered through Baker College of Cadillac.

Students will attend Baker College of Muskegon for three quarters, then transfer to the Cadillac campus for program-specific courses and the two required internships. Both campuses offer student housing. The first cohort begins fall quarter, with registration through Friday, Oct. 3.

“This is a great opportunity for students interested in careers in the areas of clean water distribution and wastewater sanitation but wish to stay close to home during a portion of their education,” said Lee Coggin, J.D., Baker College of Muskegon president. “This west-Michigan program will work well for a person who cares about the environment and has good science aptitude.”

Depot to Depot Ride or Drive in White Lake & Muskegon areas

Depot to Depot Ride or Drive in White Lake & Muskegon areas

October 4th, 11th & 18th from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Travel along some of Michigan’s most beautiful scenic drives. It’s the ninth annual Depot to Depot, Muskegon County Fall Color Tour. You will have three Saturdays to experience the vibrant colors of the woods, dunes and water! Free pumpkins to children while they last.

Drive or bike this self-guided touring route to visit historic sites, enjoy nature and get your picture taken in front of spectacular Lake Michigan.

Those who participate in this FREE event receive discounts to area museums, fine fall refreshments, and coupons from area businesses. Stop at seven of the designated sites during these three Saturdays, get your map stamped, turn it in at either depot and you will be eligible to win either two round trip passes on the Lake Express Ferry, high-speed ferry service between Muskegon and Milwaukee OR two tickets to Muskegon’s own Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park to use in the 2015 season.

Michigan Works! Hosts Construction Trades Hiring Event

Michigan Works! Hosts Construction Trades Hiring Event

Muskegon (September 29, 2014) – Michigan Works! Muskegon-Oceana will host a Construction Trades Hiring Event on Friday October 3rd at the Michigan Works Service Center in Muskegon.  There are immediate openings for the following positions:

 

  • TRAVELING COMMERCIAL SUPERINTENDENTS (small-medium retail projects)

Requirements: 3 years experience, driver’s license, supervisory, blueprints

  • TRAVELING COMMERCIAL CARPENTERS (small-medium retail projects)

Requirements: finish and rough finish, driver’s license, blueprints

  • CARPENTERS (concrete form work, general trade, stud & drywall, flooring, building scaffolding, highway bridge work, & welders)

Requirements: Entry level, knowledge of basic hand tools, measurements

Legislation proposed to protect sand dunes


NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) - State Rep. Collene Lamonte (D-Montague) is introducing legislation that would grant greater protection to sand dunes along the Great Lakes designated as "critical" by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

She says this corrects legislation passed in 2012 that made them vulnerable to overdevelopment.

Lamonte was joined by former Michigan Sen. Patty Birkholz, a Republican who heads the West Michigan office of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters – highlighting the fact that dune preservation enjoys bipartisan backing and is a recreation and economic issue that enjoys wide support in Michigan.

Corn Maze Open through Nov. 2

Corn Maze Open through Nov. 2

The public is invited to take part in the challenging task of navigating through an 8 – Acre Corn Maze at the Lewis Farm Market through November 2.

This Farm Market is located on a 700 acre farm, family owned & operated and ready for the public to check out their many attractions, meet the animals and experience a day to remember.

There is a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy through the fall including the Corn Maze.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Dedicate Hand-Crafted Peace Pole

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Dedicate Hand-Crafted Peace Pole

GRAND HAVEN, MICH., SEPT. 18, 2014―In observance of United Nations’ “International Day of Peace” worldwide, the general public is invited to a local observance at St. Patrick―St. Anthony Parish to join in the dedication of a hand-crafted Peace Pole on Sunday, September 21st at 4 p.m. on the outdoor south side of the church, at 920 Fulton Avenue in Grand Haven.

“Pope Francis has asked all people to observe the upcoming International Day of Peace no matter whether they attend church or not and we welcome anyone who is interested to join us as we dedicate this long-lasting monument to peace,” said Sally Moser, an International Day of Peace event organizer with St. Patrick-St.