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My Town: Muskegon Area Earth Week includes beach cleanups and gardening workshops

My Town: Muskegon Area Earth Week includes beach cleanups and gardening workshops

MUSKEGON, Mich.—Earth Day is April 22, but Muskegon County conservation groups are spending eight days raising awareness while helping the environment.

Muskegon Area Earth Week began April 19 and runs through April 27.  This year’s events include a guided hike if Five Lakes Nature Preserve, rain barrel, sustainable gardening, and hydroponics workshops,  hazardous waste and medication collection, beach day clean-ups and an Earth Fair.  Nearly all of the events are free.  The detailed schedule is as follows:

 

Rain Barrel Workshop

Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Big Blue Hydroponics, 590 Ottawa St, Muskegon
Click here for directions.

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 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.

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

(WZZM) - Find your 2014 Lenten Fish Fry here!

If you have any questions or need some clarifications, be sure to call the locations ahead of time.

 

Click here to add your organization's Fish Fry. We'll update the list periodically.

 

My Town Montague: Meinert Park awarded funding for upgrades

My Town Montague: Meinert Park awarded funding for upgrades

MUSKEGON, Mich.—The National Park Service is investing tens of thousands of dollars into improving two West Michigan parks.

Cutler Park in Byron Center and Meinert Park in Montague are getting $98,785 and $31,284 respectively.  The funding will be used to improve park facilities and increase accessibility for people leaving with disabilities.

“Families across West Michigan visit parks just like Meinert and Cutler to enjoy the outdoors and relax,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow.  “This support will make it easier for children with disabilities to play at Meinert Park and improve facilities at Cutler Park so visitors can have more fun swimming or picnicking.”

The funding is made possible through the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund. 

My Town Whitehall: Safety and technology millage narrowly approved

My Town Whitehall: Safety and technology millage narrowly approved

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Technology and safety upgrades are coming to the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District.

Voters narrowly approved a millage funding the upgrades during a special election Feb. 25.  The unofficial results from the election show 6,285 voters supported the measure while 6,099 voted against it.

The 10-year millage is expected to cost the owner of a home with a taxable value of $50,000 approximately $50 each year.  Superintendent Dave Sipka says the millage will generate approximately $161 per pupil which will be invested based on the list of priorities each of the 11 MAISD school districts created.

Superintendents of all 11 districts have agreed to compile an accountability report, to show where the millage funds are going.  The first report will be released by Feb. 25, 2015.

My Town Whitehall: Library offers free big screen showing Feb. 20

My Town Whitehall: Library offers free big screen showing Feb. 20

WHITEHALL, Mich.--  Enjoy the big screen experience without paying for it with a free movie at White Lake Community Library this Thursday, Feb. 20.

The library will be showing “Planes”, which is rated PG.  The showing will begin at 6:30 p.m., but families are encouraged to arrive early to make and race their own paper airplanes.

White Lake Community Library is located at 3900 White Lake Drive in Whitehall.  For more information, call (231) 894-9531.