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My Town Whitehall: Community supports removing White Lake from toxic hot spots list

My Town Whitehall: Community supports removing White Lake from toxic hot spots list

WHITEHALL, Mich.—By the end of this year, White Lake may no longer be on a list of toxic hot spots.

Monday night, a small group of community members gathered at White Lake Community Library to weigh in on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's plan to remove the lake from a list of 14 areas of concern in the state. Some community members thanked federal, state and local officials for their work to completely restore the lake, which was declared an area of concern in 1985 because of environmental degradation, mostly due to industrial and municipal wastes.  

The public comment period ends at midnight Thursday.  Michigan's DEQ will then consider possible revisions to the delisting report before resubmitting the document to the federal government.  The federal approval process may take several months; the DEQ hopes to have the delisting finalized by October.

 

My Town Whitehall: City takes first steps to remove White Lake from toxic hot spots list

My Town Whitehall: City takes first steps to remove White Lake from toxic hot spots list

WHITEHALL, Mich.—Steps toward removing White Lake from a list of toxic hot spots is the topic of a public meeting Monday night.

The lake was declared an area of concern in 1985 because of environmental degradation, mostly due to industrial and municipal wastes.  However, in recent years, a long list of specific ecological problems with the lake have been addressed. Federal officials could remove the lake from the list as soon as this fall. 

One step in that process is to hold meetings for the public to comment on the topic. Monday’s meeting will take place at White Lake Community Library in Whitehall starting at 6 p.m.

My Town Montague: Summer Concert Series returns with Hank Mowery

My Town Montague: Summer Concert Series returns with Hank Mowery

MONTAGUE, Mich.-- Blues will fill the bandshell this Tuesday, July 22 as the Arts Council of White Lake's Summer Concert Series continues.

Hank Mowery will take the stage during this week's performance. All performances are free and take place on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Montague-Whitehall Rotary Bandshell.  If inclement weather occurs, the concert will be moved into Montague High School Center for the Arts, located at 2100 Stanton Road.

 For more information about each act, visit Summer Concert Series event site here.

 

My Town: Hundreds of classic cars invade Montague July 25

My Town: Hundreds of classic cars invade Montague July 25

MONTAGUE, Mich.—Check out more than 400 classic cars from 1975 or earlier during “Cruz’ in” Friday, July 25.

The show will take place near the post office and farmers market.  Many food vendors will be on hand, opening as early as noon.  The vehicles will begin rolling through downtown at 7 p.m., with live music filling the air until 10 p.m.

My Town: Library hosts Doctor Who party July 18

My Town: Library hosts Doctor Who party July 18

WHITEHALL, Mich.--  Doctor Who fans are invited to celebrate the BBC series with a party at White Lake Community Library on Friday, July 18.

Step inside the TARDIS, make a sonic screwdriver, play Weeping Angel freeze tag and sample Whovian treats during this free event.  The party runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact White Lake Community Library at (231) 894-9531.

My Town Montague: Summer Concert Series returns with Scottville Clown Band

My Town Montague: Summer Concert Series returns with Scottville Clown Band

MONTAGUE, Mich.-- The Scottville Clown Band will take the stage this Tuesday, July 8 as the Arts Council of White Lake's Summer Concert Series continues.

All performances are free and take place on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Montague-Whitehall Rotary Bandshell.  If inclement weather occurs, the concert will be moved into Montague High School Center for the Arts, located at 2100 Stanton Road.

The Scottville Clown Band is comprised of more than 20 musicians who deliver patriotic tunes while entertaining audiences with humor and interactive fun.  For more information about each act, visit Summer Concert Series event site here.

 

Fourth of July: Find fireworks displays in your area

Fourth of July: Find fireworks displays in your area

 

(WZZM)- The Following is a list of area fireworks displays as found on michiganfireworks.com as well as communities WZZM 13 contacted. Check with local municipalities for details. All times are dusk unless noted.

 

July 1

 

Wyoming - Lamar Park - Concerts in the Park

 

July 2

 

Comstock Park - At Fifth Third Ballpark after the Whitecaps game

 

Hart, Michigan - John Gurney Park Beach over Hart Lake

 

July 3

 

Allegan, Michigan - On the riverfront

 

Comstock Park - At Fifth Third Ballpark after the Whitecaps game