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St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry Passes 150 Mark in Donated Items To Community

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., MAY 14, 2015--Since 2007, an informal group of women from St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish has been knitting and crocheting hand made shawls, lap robes, afghans, hats, mittens, scarves and similar items to give veterans, infants, middle schoolers, hospitalized persons, those in nursing homes, parish members and community friends comfort.  Now in its eighth year, the group--known as the Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry--has passed a major milestone of donating 150 items to persons in the lakeshore community and as far away as Haiti.

Young Professionals sought for Future 15 Award

Young Professionals sought for Future 15 Award

Nominations are currently being sought for the Third Annual “Future 15” awards program in Muskegon, MI. This program recognizes 15 outstanding, up and coming young professionals making a difference in the Muskegon Lakeshore region. Nomination forms are available on line at www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015future15 or at the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce office.

The nomination criteria is as follows: Business, Non-Profit, Government or Service-oriented professionals who are under 40 years of age as of December 31, 2015 are eligible for recognition and those recognized must live or work in Muskegon County. Recipients are eligible every three years to be part of the Future 15 award.

The first two years of this program produced more than 100 young professionals’ nominations. “It is important that these young professionals be recognized by their community for their leadership and innovation,” said Cindy Larsen, President of the Muskegon Lake shore Chamber of Commerce.

Memorial Police Service to be held in Muskegon

Memorial Police Service to be held in Muskegon

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 5:30pm, is the scheduled time for the Muskegon Police Officers Memorial Service.

Due to construction at the Hall of Justice, this year’s memorial service will be held at Heritage Landing, at the Paul C. Johnson Pavilion. Enter Heritage Landing off 7th St. and drive left until you reach the parking area.

Everyone is Welcome.

Lost Boat Ceremony in Muskegon at USS Silversides Museum

Lost Boat Ceremony in Muskegon at USS Silversides Museum

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, the USS Silversides Submarine Museum will hold the 29th Annual Lost Boat Ceremony to honor the 52 USN submarines that were lost during WW11 and the over 3500 men who are still on “eternal patrol.”

The ceremony will begin at 11:00am with a fly over by a local warbird group, The Hooligans. The keynote address will be delivered by Captain Michael B. Ryan, commanding officer and professor of Naval Science at the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit at the University of Notre Dame. The ceremony concludes with the starting of the Silversides’ engines.

You are invited to a free lunch following the ceremony and will have time to explore the museum and vessels at no charge up until 1:00pm.

If interested and wanting more information, contact Frank Marczak, Associate Director, at 231-755-1230 or e-mail to: fmarczak@silversidesmuseum.org

Whitehall Middle School science teacher wins national award

Whitehall Middle School science teacher wins national award

News Release:

Susan Tate, Whitehall Middle School science teacher, recently was awarded the 2015 Paul DeHart Hurd Award. Tate was honored for demonstrating both exemplary science teaching performance in the middle level classroom, and leadership in sharing these skills and ideas with others.  The award was presented by the National Middle Level Science Teachers Association (NMLSTA), a Division Affiliate of the National Science Teachers’ Association.

Tate won  a $1,000 prize from Delta Education, Inc., a complimentary membership for one year in the NMLSTA, and a plaque.  To be eligible to receive the award, entrants must be members of the NMLSTA, a full-time middle level classroom science teacher, and have three years teaching experience.

Coffee Hour with Representative Holly Hughes

Coffee Hour with Representative Holly Hughes

State Representative Holly Hughes announced April Coffee hours to meet with people in her 101st  district. Everyone attending has the opportunity to discuss state and local issues of interest.

Below are the times and places where she will be meeting people:

Friday, April 24th   9:30 – 10:30am  Toast N’ Jams at 3462 Henry St. in Norton Shores

Monday, April 27th   10:00 – 11:00am   Holton Township Hall at 6511 Holton Whitehall Rd. in Holton

Monday, April 27th   11:30am – 12:30pm  Mr. Quick at 5501 East Apple Ave in Muskegon

No appointment is necessary for district office  hours; residents unable to meet Rep. Hughes during the above scheduled times can contact her office toll free at 877-633-0331 or by e-mail at HollyHughes@house.mi.gov

My Town: Bill to help college-bound veterans advances to Senate

My Town: Bill to help college-bound veterans advances to Senate

MONTAGUE, Mich.—A bill that would provide college credit to those who served their country in the military is on its way to Michigan’s Senate.

House Bill 4060 would require state public universities to inform veteran applicants about college credits for their past military service.  The bill would also require universities review a veteran’s Joint Services Transcript. 

The bi-partisan legislation was sponsored by state Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague.

“When you serve our country in the military, your experience and hard work should be recognized when you transition back into civilian life,” said Hughes. “Our veterans shouldn’t be taken advantage of by charging them twice and forcing them to take classes over again. In states that have implemented similar legislation, veterans have seen significant savings, sometimes upwards of $30,000 and a year’s worth of college courses.”

The bill passed 110-0 in the State House Friday.