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Blood Drive on Thursday

Blood Drive on Thursday

March is Red Cross month! Give the gift of life for those in need!

The community is encouraged to donate blood to benefit the Red Cross. Visit the Montague VFW located at 9370 Walsh Road in Montague to donate blood on Thursday, March 30 from 11:00am – 5:45pm. The Montague Rotary Club will be offering a complimentary hamburger lunch for your donation.

Go to www.visitwhitelake.org for more events.

Linda Falkowski wins Gatekeeper of the Year Award

Linda Falkowski wins Gatekeeper of the Year Award

A lot of people figure that employees really don’t go out of the way to do anything extra any more but Linda Falkowski who works for Consumers Energy in Muskegon, Mi has proven them wrong. Linda is a field representative for the company and as such, comes in contact with numerous customers. Because of her work ethics, Linda has been given the Gatekeeper of the Year award from the State of Michigan.

My Town: 'Ask Grandma' all your parenting questions through new site

My Town: 'Ask Grandma' all your parenting questions through new site

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Parents have a new, free resource to lead their children down a path of success.

The Great Start Collaborative of Muskegon County launched its new website early this year.  ParentVille.org is an age-based guide to prepare children for success in kindergarten.  The website focuses on children up to age four, delivering age appropriate information on physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language development.  The site also includes links to local resources and an “ask Grandma” area.

In a survey of Muskegon area parents, Great Start Collaborative found parents were not confident of their role as their child’s first teacher and did not regularly engage in teaching early literacy or math skills.

My Town: MDCH awards $292,000 in Building Healthy Communities planning grants

My Town: MDCH awards $292,000 in Building Healthy Communities planning grants

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As part of continued efforts to promote community-based systems of care, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Building Healthy Communities (BHC) program recently awarded seven local health department more than $292,000 in grants to create three-year strategic plans to reduce obesity and other chronic diseases at the local level.

My Town: 12 tips to stay safe in this extreme cold

My Town: 12 tips to stay safe in this extreme cold

The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division are sharing their top tips to stay safe in this extreme cold.

"As we saw last winter, these arctic blasts can create hazardous situations," said Capt. Chris A. Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. "Citizens are encouraged to monitor local weather reports and follow the appropriate steps to stay safe during these extremely cold and potentially life-threatening temperatures."

Exposure to these subzero temperatures could potentially cause frostbite and hypothermia, as well as create hazardous driving conditions.

To stay safe during cold weather:

My Town: Mail-in cancer tests, produce programs get state funding

My Town: Mail-in cancer tests, produce programs get state funding

LANSING, Mich. – Making fruits and vegetables more readily available, cancer screenings by mail, health coaches and exercise programs are just several of the local initiatives getting funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health.

The MDCH recently announced 44 projects are getting approximately $1.34 million, including a dozen projects in West Michigan.  The grants include:

Local Expers to Discuss Ebola

Local Expers to Discuss Ebola

Local Experts to Discuss Ebola on Nov. 19 at MCC

 

The MCC Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, Nov. 19, with a panel discussion on “Ebola: What You Should Know.” The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in Stevenson Center Room 1100.

 

Dr. Andy Wible, instructor of philosophy and Director of the Ethics Institute at Muskegon Community College, will serve as the moderator.

 

Panelists include:

 

  • Dr. Bruce Olson
    Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director at Mercy Health in Muskegon
  • Rachel McDermott, RN
    Health System Educator at North Ottawa Community Health System
  • Papa N'Jai
    Instructor of Anthropology and Cultural Geography at Muskegon Community College
  • David Ogren
    Paramedic and MCC student

For more information, contact Andy Wible at (231) 777-0626.