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BISSELL turns pet messes into donations with #PetHappens

BISSELL turns pet messes into donations with #PetHappens

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– BISSELL Homecare, Inc. knows that life with pets can be messy, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. BISSELL is setting out to embrace pet messes, creating a lighthearted campaign around the dirtier side of being a pet parent—like fur balls and garbage raids. To educate consumers on helpful ways to eliminate the messes (and support pet causes), BISSELL launched the #PetHappens campaign.

Through the campaign, BISSELL invites pet lovers to share their stories and photos of pet messes with #PetHappens on Twitter and Instagram from now until February 15, 2015. Each post tagged with #PetHappens will trigger a $1 donation to the BISSELL Pet Foundation®, up to $50,000*.

My Town Holland: Elzinga & Volkers celebrates 70th anniversary with 70 random acts of kindness

My Town Holland: Elzinga & Volkers celebrates 70th anniversary  with 70 random acts of kindness

HOLLAND, Mich.-- Elzinga & Volkers (E&V), a leading provider of construction management services, will celebrate its 70th anniversary by launching a 70 Random Acts of Kindness initiative throughout West Michigan.  

The year-long program will see all employees continuing to give back to the communities that have supported E&V’s growth over the past seven decades.  Team members will venture out into the community with the financial resources to make a difference wherever they feel drawn to help. During the campaign, everyone’s goal will be the same: make a positive impact in the lives of the people they meet. 

White River Steelheaders Perch Festival this Weekend

White River Steelheaders Perch Festival this Weekend

The favorite Festival in the White Lake Area takes place this weekend at the Montague VFW.

The Chili Cook-Off begins at noon on Saturday, 1/24/15 with the fish weigh-in taking place from 12-4pm on Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sunday, 1/25/15.

 Call: (231)759-4527 for more information.

Counterfeit bills being discovered at businesses on the lakeshore


WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) - Counterfeit $20 and $50 dollar bills are being discovered at businesses in Oceana and Muskegon counties.

The most recent was a $50 dollar bill a customer was given for a winning Lotto ticket at the Wesco on Colby Road in Whitehall. According to a Whitehall police, the customer went back to the store, returned the counterfeit and called police.

Around $300 has been turned into police so far. Most of the counterfeit bills have been recovered by workers at business in New Era and Rothbury. The Oceana County Sheriff's Department has collected around $200 worth of phony bills.

Police say anyone with a bill that doesn't feel right should hold the bill to a light and look for the security thread.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Oceana County sheriff's office at 231-873-2121 or Muskegon County Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME.

My Town: Battle of the Buildings energy reduction competition expands for second year

My Town: Battle of the Buildings energy reduction competition expands for second year

Registration is officially open for Michigan commercial and industrial buildings of all sizes interested in joining the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan's (USGBCWM) second annual Battle of the Buildings competition. The statewide competition is an expansion of the Battle of the Buildings that started in West Michigan last year.

Battle of the Buildings is an awards and recognition program for energy use reduction. The competition is a way to encourage energy-efficient practices in buildings across the state of Michigan and to instill a spirit of friendly competition among the area’s building owners and operators. Steelcase, Western Michigan University and Nichols have already committed for the 2015 competition totaling over 3,000,000 sq. feet.

Military Nurses Exhibit at USS Silversides

Military Nurses Exhibit at USS Silversides

Come to the USS Silversides Submarine Museum through Sunday, February 22, 2015. WW11 Nurses will explain the training and military services of Muskegon Nurses during the war.

The museum is located at 1346 Bluff St. in Muskegon, MI 49441

For more information, please call 231-755-1230

My Town: Twisted Trails Snowmobile Show/Swap/Race/Ride returns Jan. 17

My Town: Twisted Trails Snowmobile Show/Swap/Race/Ride returns Jan. 17

The Twisted Trails Clubhouse invites snowmobile enthusiast out on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to this winter event at 5875 Ruprecht Road in Twin Lake.

There are seven classes for snowmobilers to participate in or for the community to watch during this Club Grounds event, including Mini, Antique Original, Antique Restored, Vintage Original, Vintage Restored, Classic Original and Classic Restored.  

This entertaining Show/Swap/Race/Ride will offer a $50 pay-out – 1st prize in each class, along with ribbons and trophies.

For more information, call (231)343-3230, emaill acpuma71@aol.com or visit www.whitelake.org for more event listings.