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White Lake Area Community Education honored with award at annual conference

By: Marissa Higgs, Muskegon Opportunity

Muskegon, Mich., Oct. 21, 2010 - White Lake Area Community Education, the local community education program that several years ago adopted, supported and promoted the idea of Muskegon Opportunity, was named Innovative Program of the Year by the Michigan Association of Community and Adult Education at its annual conference Tuesday.

"It's extremely gratifying to get this award because it means we finally have hit a tipping point," said Brian Barber, director of White Lake Community Education (WLACE). "We've been preaching college access for the last four years. This award indicates that people are starting to hear our message.

"Muskegon Opportunity is a grassroots initiative aimed at ensuring all high school students in Muskegon County graduate prepared for and with access to post-secondary education.

White Lake Area Holiday Walk

From: http://whitelake.org/

Enjoy holiday shopping in downtown Montague and Whitehall. There will be free carriage rides Friday and Saturday and you can use the Muskegon Trolley free of charge to travel from store to store all day Saturday in both towns. Visit with Santa, listen to caroling and enjoy luminaries Friday evening. Maps are available at participating merchants.

When: 10:00am Friday, November 19 through 4:00pm Sunday, November 21

Howmet Playhouse presents The Red Sea Pedestrians

From: http://www.howmetplayhouse.org

Friday, November 5th

Come enjoy an evening with The Red Sea Pedestrians; a one-of-a-kind, full-blown, instrument-swapping fusion between tradition and the here-and-now. We're talkin' high-energy world-beat grooves, hypnotic laments from the earth, songs of celebration and wonder: a warped and beautiful blend of Klezmer, Greek, Gypsy, Celtic, Jazz and American Roots, all filtered through the band's original vision.

Muskegon County 'Shake Your Mailbox' Day

The Muskegon County Road Commission has declared October 23th as 'Shake Your Mailbox" Day.

Each winter, mailboxes are damaged or knocked down during winter maintenance operations.  More often than not, damage to mailboxes is caused by snow pushing against weakened posts or hardware.  If you can shake your mailbox, it probably needs maintenance.  Take time now to make any repairs needed so your mailbox will be strong enough to survive the winter.  Proper maintenance may help to prevent damage that results in delayed mail delivery, or worse, having to make alternate delivery arrangements.  On “Shake Your Mailbox Day”, please give your mail box an aggressive shaking and a thorough inspection.

Did you know?

  • Your mailbox is in the road right of way, and is allowed by the road commission as a convenience to you.
  • If you have questions or concerns with respect to the rules and requirements

Montague Football Joins Wounded Warrior Project

The Montague Football Program is dedicating the Fremont game to the Wounded Warrior Project in order to raise awareness for the men and women who have given such a great sacrifice for our country to maintain our freedoms.  The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors by raising awareness and enlisting the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women when they return home.  Montague is part of a country wide effort to have 100 schools raise $1,000 each by passing buckets at the Fremont game on October 22 in order to provide the Wounded Warrior Project with $100,000.

Tiger Town! Shelby heading to playoffs

Shelby, MI. (WZZM) - The Shelby Tigers have trashed conventional wisdom that the West Michigan Conference is dominated in football by the big three blue teams, Montague, Ravenna and Oakridge.

The purple-clad Tigers stunned two-time defending state champion Montague on its own field 21-14 Friday night in overtime to remain the only team unbeaten in conference play. "Friday night's game was just a tribute to the kids and the hard work that they've put in to this thing over the past couple of years," said fifth-year head coach Lorenzo Rodriguez. "I had some of my former players show up Friday night and come out on the field afterward and I commended them for leading the way and setting an example for this program. It was definitely one of the marquee wins for this program."

Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour

From: http://whitelake.org/

Saturday, October 16th, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Travel on one of Michigan's most beautiful scenic drives. It's the annual Depot to Depot, Muskegon County Fall Color Tour. Experience the vibrant fall colors of the woods, dunes and water.

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 register for this event receive passes to area museums, fine fall refreshments, and discounts from area businesses.