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My Town Whitehall: Honoring late blues musicians through beer

My Town Whitehall: Honoring late blues musicians through beer

WHITEHALL, Mich.—The Howmet Playhouse is turning to beer to help late blues musicians get the recognition they deserve.

The Playhouse will be selling beer Dec. 20, with proceeds going to the Killer Blues Headstone Project.  The campaign provides headstones for blues musicians who have been buried in unmarked graves.  The beer benefit will coincide with Echoes of Pink Floyd’s concert and laser light show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $23 in advance and $28 at the door. For more information, visit Howmet Playhouse’s website.

My Town: White Lake Area Holiday Walk returns Nov. 21

My Town: White Lake Area Holiday Walk returns Nov. 21

WHITEHALL, Mich.— Businesses in Whitehall and Montague will kick off the holiday shopping season this weekend with the White Lake Area Holiday Walk.

The festivities begin Friday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m.  and include visits with Santa Claus, Christmas carols, holiday treats and crafts and free carriage and trolley rides.  At 7 p.m. Friday, members of the White Lake Chorale will serenade patrons during a tree lighting ceremony at the end of Mears Ave. 

The Holiday Walk runs through 8 p.m. Friday and picks up again at 10 a.m. Saturday.  For additional information, visit the White Lake Chamber of Commerce website.

PumpkinFest in Downtown Montague

PumpkinFest in Downtown Montague

October 11 is the opportunity to check out or be a part of over 700 pumpkin rolling contestants from age 6 months to 95 during Pumpkinfest!

The famous Pumpkin Roll takes place down Dowling Hill, known as the Town Hill & the Franklin Hill. Registration begins at 9:30am.

Famous Pumpkin roll down Dowling Hill

Famous Pumpkin roll down Dowling Hill
PUMPKINFESTOctober 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm 

Always held on the 2nd Saturday in October, the famous Pumpkin Roll down Dowling Hill (also known as the Town Hill and the Franklin Hill) begins with registration at 9:30 am.

The event features over 700 pumpkin rolling contestants from age six months to age 95. Fun for the whole family with pumpkin pie baking contests, seed spitting contests, pumpkin painting and carving contests – and much more. The White Lake Senior Center will have food specials to go along with vendors selling elephant ears, hot dogs, pizzas, candied apples, etc. For more information, call the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-893-4585.

Corn Maze Open through Nov. 2

Corn Maze Open through Nov. 2

The public is invited to take part in the challenging task of navigating through an 8 – Acre Corn Maze at the Lewis Farm Market through November 2.

This Farm Market is located on a 700 acre farm, family owned & operated and ready for the public to check out their many attractions, meet the animals and experience a day to remember.

There is a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy through the fall including the Corn Maze.

Pedaling for Parkinson's in Muskegon

Pedaling for Parkinson's in Muskegon

Generation Care is partnering with Hauenstein Center in presenting "Pedaling for Parkinson's on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon.

Registration is at 12 Noon and the ride begins at 1:00pm. A vendor fair will be on hand also. The organization is asking for a $20 minimum donation. Donations will support the Hauenstein Center in Grand Rapids and Parkinson's research on the benefits of high speed pedaling.

Join us in funding research to cure Parkinson's disease. Experience the physical benefits of pedaling along a non-competitive group bike ride along the beautiful trail along Muskegon Lake.

For more information or to register on line visit www.generationcare.org

 

 

 

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The 2014-2015 school year is officially underway for West Michigan students.

On Sept. 2, which was the official start of classes for most schools, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan released this statement: 

"It’s a great day to be Back to School in Michigan !

Let me take a moment to wish everyone a positive and successful school year.

Our team here at the Michigan Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and I appreciate the hard work and daily dedication teachers, administrators, school board members, and other school staff devote to our children in Michigan.