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My Town Montague: Date set for White Lake Guitar Fest 2014

My Town Montague: Date set for White Lake Guitar Fest 2014

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MONTAGUE, Mich. (Arts Council of White Lake)-- A wonderful weekend in the White Lake area awaits guitarists of all skill levels.

Packed full with performances, workshops, give aways, and vendors, the third annual White Lake Guitar Fest, May 30-31 in Montague, promises to provide something for everyone! Different styles of playing and picking are welcomed and there is even a beginner's track of workshops for those who have always wanted to learn guitar!

Cost is $30 in advance ($40 at the door) and includes all performances, workshops and events. Student registration is only $25. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged on-line at www.artswhitelake.org.  Please call 231-329-3056 for more information.

Muskegon Country Club Easter Brunch/Egg Hunt

Muskegon Country Club Easter Brunch/Egg Hunt

The Muskegon Country Club is sponsoring their Easter Brunch from 11am - 3pm on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Reservations can be made by calling 231-755-3737. There will be a full array of breakfast food along with lunch items and cold sides. They will also have food made special for kids, like mac & cheese, chicken fingers, french fries & cookies.

The club will have an Easter Egg Hunt at 2pm sharp that day, so come prepared to get out there and hunt for some eggs.

 

My Town: Congressman Huizenga to speak at Legislative Lunch

My Town: Congressman Huizenga to speak at Legislative Lunch

WHITEHALL, Mich.—Time is running out to reserve a spot for the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Lunch.

U.S. Congressman Bill Huizenga will be the featured speaker at the event, scheduled for Monday, April 14.   A meet and greet will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon and program at noon.

The Legislative Lunch will take place at Howmet Plant 10, 3850 White Lake Drive in Whitehall. Tickets are $22 per person.  Registration is due by April 9.  To sign up, call (231) 893-4585.

My Town: West Michigan Water Trail community input meeting April 2

My Town: West Michigan Water Trail community input meeting April 2

WHITEHALL, Mich.—The people behind the West Michigan Water Trail project will hold a public meeting Wednesday evening  to gather community ideas in how to expand the intiative to include inland sites like lodging, camping, restaurants and convenience store.

The West Michigan Water Trail website reads:

“Recognizing that watersports are not only communal and athletic but also commercial endeavors–that paddlers are also patrons–is vital to anticipating and monitoring the ripple effects of geotourism. This initiative hopes to illustrate the current state of non-motorized activity in the Great Lakes and propel management of ongoing use in a way that is environmentally and economically responsible.”

My Town Whitehall: Library offers 'Spring Break Boredom Busters' April 7-12

My Town Whitehall: Library offers 'Spring Break Boredom Busters' April 7-12

WHITEHALL, Mich.--  White Lake Community Library is offering a variety of “Spring Break Boredom Busters” for children, starting this Friday, April 7.

Activities include a drop-in craft session Friday morning, as well as stories, songs, educational workshops, and a free movie showing Wednesday at 1 p.m.  The featured film is “Lilo & Stitch”.   On Saturday, April 12, the Friends of White Lake Community Library is sponsoring a free kids’ carnival, filled with games and prizes.

For more information, visit the White Lake Library website.

My Town: Donate to save lives March 27

My Town: Donate to save lives March 27

MONTAGUE, Mich.—Every day, Michigan hospitals need about 700 units of blood for patients to survive.

Help fulfill that need by donating during the American Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, March 27 at the Montague VFW, located at 9370 Walsh Road.  Each donation can potentially save up to three lives.  The drive will run from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

For more information or to make an appointment, visit the American Red Cross website or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.  

My Town: Dozens competing in West Michigan Battle of the Buildings

My Town: Dozens competing in West Michigan Battle of the Buildings

UPDATE: Three more buildings have joined the competition.

Organizers say the MATS administration office, Community Mental Health and the Hall of Justice, all in Muskegon County are now involved in the Battle of the Buildings, bringing the total square footage to more than 9 million.  The new goal is 10 million square feet by the registration deadline of March 31.

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—More than three dozen local businesses are competing in cutting down energy in the West Michigan Battle of the Buildings.

The owners of 45 buildings representing nearly 9 million square feet of space have signed up to take part in the inaugural competition, organized by the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter. The organization is teaming up with Consumers Energy and Hurst Mechanical to provide workshops on building improvements, optimizing operations and maintance and engaging building occupants to curb energy use.