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Free Fishing for Kids Auction in White Cloud

Free Fishing for Kids Auction in White Cloud

The Russell H. Gilbert Memorial Kids Free Fishing Day Auction will take place on May 3, 2015 this year at the Commission on Aging Building at 93 S. Gibbs in White Cloud, MI. Food will be available to purchase during the auction.

The committee is looking for auction items if you would like to donate before May 2, 2015. All proceeds help support the 33rd Annual Kids Free Fishing Day that will be held this year on Saturday, June 6th at Lake White Cloud.

More information about this event may be had by calling 231-689-1958 or 231-425-6715. You may also e-mail for information at: scrappycat231@gmail.com

BISSELL Pet Foundation Cleaning out Shelters with Grand Rapids FREE ADOPTION day!

 BISSELL Pet Foundation Cleaning out Shelters with Grand Rapids FREE ADOPTION day!

BISSELL Pet Foundation Cleaning out Shelters with Grand Rapids FREE ADOPTION day!

“Adoption Day Grand Rapids” FREE adoption event will be held April 25, 2015

          

GRAND RAPIDS – Spring is often the busiest time for shelters, but also the slowest season for pet adoptions.  BISSELL Pet Foundation and BISSELL Homecare, Inc. are teaming up to flip this figure on its head by turning April 25th into the biggest pet adoption day in Grand Rapids history! 

 

Mom 2 Mom Sale at Lakes Mall in Muskegon

Mom 2 Mom Sale at Lakes Mall in Muskegon

The Lakes Mall announces the upcoming Mom 2 Mom Sale taking place at The Lakes Mall on Saturday, April 11, from 9am – 2pm.  The free event will feature over 55 vendors, character appearances, car seat installations and much more.

Mom 2 Mom Sale is a first-time event offering a large selection of gently used children’s clothing, accessories, toys, gear, furniture, strollers and more sold by Muskegon-area Moms.  In addition, local nonprofit organizations geared towards families will participate in the event including March of Dimes, Muskegon Community Health Project, Catholic Charities West Michigan, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Birth Quest Services and many more.

Coffee Hour with Representative Holly Hughes

Coffee Hour with Representative Holly Hughes

State Representative Holly Hughes announced April Coffee hours to meet with people in her 101st  district. Everyone attending has the opportunity to discuss state and local issues of interest.

Below are the times and places where she will be meeting people:

Friday, April 24th   9:30 – 10:30am  Toast N’ Jams at 3462 Henry St. in Norton Shores

Monday, April 27th   10:00 – 11:00am   Holton Township Hall at 6511 Holton Whitehall Rd. in Holton

Monday, April 27th   11:30am – 12:30pm  Mr. Quick at 5501 East Apple Ave in Muskegon

No appointment is necessary for district office  hours; residents unable to meet Rep. Hughes during the above scheduled times can contact her office toll free at 877-633-0331 or by e-mail at HollyHughes@house.mi.gov

Athena Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

Athena Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

News Release:

Applications for the 2015 Lakeshore ATHENA Scholarship Program are now being accepted at the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce. The scholarships, offered through the Lakeshore ATHENA Awards Program, a collaboration of The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg, Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, and the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, assist women in reaching their full potential through financial support for training programs and education.

Future of 1960s drive-in restaurant in jeopardy


MONTAGUE, Mich. (WZZM) -- There's been a neon glow in downtown Montague for more than 50 summers, but that light will not return this year unless a new operator can be found to take over the Dog 'n Suds Drive-In.

The glow of Dog 'n Suds has reflected off the White River and White Lake from late March through October since the 1960s, but owner David Hosticka says it's time to step away from the restaurant his parents founded.

"I feel like I am more like a caretaker, but yes I am the owner." Hosticka grew up on the grill working alongside his father. "Some of my fondest memories where right here in this building."

This Dog 'n Suds is seasonal; Hosticka runs another that is open year-round in Norton Shores.

"You do not see these kind of restaurants dotting the landscape like you use to," he said.

My Town: 'Ask Grandma' all your parenting questions through new site

My Town: 'Ask Grandma' all your parenting questions through new site

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Parents have a new, free resource to lead their children down a path of success.

The Great Start Collaborative of Muskegon County launched its new website early this year.  ParentVille.org is an age-based guide to prepare children for success in kindergarten.  The website focuses on children up to age four, delivering age appropriate information on physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language development.  The site also includes links to local resources and an “ask Grandma” area.

In a survey of Muskegon area parents, Great Start Collaborative found parents were not confident of their role as their child’s first teacher and did not regularly engage in teaching early literacy or math skills.