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"Pilot Error" Screening in Muskegon

"Pilot Error" Screening in Muskegon

MCC Spotlighted in New Feature Film

The producers of “Pilot Error,” the exciting new feature film inspired by the true story of a French airliner missing in the Atlantic, will honor Muskegon Community College faculty, staff, students and alumni at a special Nov. 12 premiere.

The film, set for an 8 p.m. screening at Cinema Carousel in Muskegon, features numerous college locations and was shot across west Michigan as well as An Arbor, Ypsilanti, Willow Run, Milwaukee and Paris.

Tickets are $5 for MCC students with ID, $8 for seniors, and $10 for adults

MCC President Dale Nesbary, along with star Kate Thomsen and Muskegon producer Roger Rapoport, will introduce the film. The premiere event will include a meet-and-greet and a talkback with Nesbary, the cast and a veteran airline pilot.  

Opening across the Midwest at more than 40 locations in November and December, “Pilot Error” will expand to more than 200 locations in 2015.

MATS new routes

MATS new routes

 

MUSKEGON, MI (October 29, 2014) – The Muskegon Area Transit System is pleased to announce that its new MARC initiative is ready to hit the road on Monday, November 3, 2014. The first MARC bus is scheduled to leave the downtown Muskegon Herman Ivory Terminal at 7:15 am and head north, traveling through North Muskegon, Lakewood Club, south Whitehall and end its first route cycle at Water and Church Street in Montague.

White Lake toxic cleanup celebrated


MONTAGUE, Mich. (AP) - Local leaders and activists are celebrating the removal of White Lake in Muskegon County from a list of toxic hot spots in the Great Lakes region.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that prolonged cleanup and restoration work has been completed and the site restored.

White Lake was declared a Great Lakes "area of concern" in 1985 because of severe environmental degradation, primarily from industrial and municipal wastes. The area includes wetlands at the river mouth and extends to Lake Michigan.

A celebration was held Thursday evening at the Book Nook in Montague.

On the program were a presentation on White Lake's pollution history and recovery and remarks from dignitaries. Area school pupils participated, as well.


Ben Bedford at Playhouse

Ben Bedford at Playhouse

Saturday, November 1

7:30 pm

Tickets
$10 adults
$5 students

Ben Bedford in Concert
with special guest Katie Beaman

We Didn't Do Anything Exhibit

We Didn't Do Anything Exhibit

 

WE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING!!

So said the many nurses who served in WWII

 

Nurses are so often invisible, but so essential to medical care.  This need was no less important in WWII when nurses cared for wounded American soldiers all over the world.  Seventy-nine women from Muskegon went to war as nurses and served all over the world.  The USS Silversides Submarine Museum will honor the memory of these women with an exhibit that will open 17 November 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  The exhibit features film from the era, descriptions of nursing activities, and a variety of recruiting posters.  Admission is $5.00  for the exhibit opening and allows access to all  exhibits in the museum. The exhibit will continue through February 22nd, 2015.

 

The Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts Announces its new Marketing Campaign!

The Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts Announces its new Marketing Campaign!

The Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce its new marketing campaign, “Love Muskegon – Every Ticket Counts”.  To celebrate the kick off, we will be presenting a local star-studded lineup of talent for “The Frauenthal Follies” Show on November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  The lineup includes: Chris McGuigan and Patrick Johnson, Bob Lukens, Sheila Wahamaki, Andrew Zahrt, Chief Jeff Lewis, RC Productions Staff, Mike Olthoff & Company, Judy Hayner, Dale Nesbary, Carla Hill, Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Co., Miss Michigan, Miss Teen Michigan, Muskegon Civic Theatre, Blanche Smith and surprise guests!  Muskegon County Commissioner Bob Scolnik will be the emcee!

“We are thrilled and honored that so many community leaders and citizens have come together to give us their support,” says Linda Medema, Sales and Marketing Manager for the FCPA.  “To have all these people perform on our beautiful st

School of Choice for Teachers

School of Choice for Teachers

Thanks to Schools of Choice programs in Michigan, students are afforded the opportunity to choose a school environment that best meets their learning needs. These programs also offer our state’s educators opportunities to teach in environments that are best suited for them. Just as some teachers flourish in a traditional school, there are those who prefer teaching at a virtual public school, such as Michigan Connections Academy, the school where I teach.

I work with an incredible team of teachers – they are state-certified, specially trained in online learning, recognized as Highly Qualified under the guidelines of the No Child Left Behind Act—and live in Michigan. In fact, even though we teach in a virtual school, more than 60 teachers travel to the school’s office in Lansing every day to lead online instruction for more than 1,700 students across Michigan in grades kindergarten through 12.