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MUSKEGON COMMEMORATES 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAKING OF WORLD-RENOWNED RAGGEDY ANN DOLL HERE IN MUSKEGON

July 1, 2015 -- Please join us for a dedication & celebration of a photo op board & historical marker celebrating the 100th anniversary of when Muskegon made Raggedy Ann & presentation to the City of Muskegon.

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RON JENKINS NAMED ABA DIVISION CHAIRMAN

June 22, 2015 -- The American Basketball Association (ABA) www.americanbasketballassociation.org today announced that Ron Jenkins, co-owner/head coach of the West Michigan Lake Hawks has been named the Division Chairman of the league's North Central Division. "Ron has shown great leadership since the day he joined the ABA," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman. "On the court, he has an excellent team; off the court, he runs the Lake Hawks professionally and has established great relationships with all of the teams in the NC Division."

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Countywide education leader with national accolades to retire

June 19, 2015 -- Recently named a “Leader to Learn From” by Education Week, Kathy Fortino will soon retire from her position as Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Associate Superintendent for Special Education and Early Childhood Services. In her role at the MAISD, Fortino also oversees educational programming for the countywide Juvenile Transition Center and You Turn Program for expelled students.

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United Way of the Lakeshore puts $2 million into community programs

June 12, 2015 -- United Way of the Lakeshore’s Board of Directors recently awarded more than $1.1 million to dozens of programs in Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo counties. In addition to the more than $1.1 million awarded to agencies, more than about $900,000 was directly designated by donors to nonprofit agencies, awarded in response grants, emergency relief, after-school programs, volunteer center programming, and human service center and other program work.

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Announcing The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership!

June 12, 2015 -- The Muskegon County Port Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the launch of The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership, a new bi-national public affairs program working to enhance public understanding of the benefits of waterborne transportation in the Great Lakes region.

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BAKER COLLEGE OF MUSKEGON ROTARACT CLUB EARNS SECOND CONSECUTIVE INT’L PRESIDENTIAL CITATION

June 11, 2015 -- 1,000-plus volunteerhours, $8,400 contributed for service projects
For the second consecutive year, the Baker College of Muskegon Rotaract Club has earned a Presidential Citation from Rotary International. The award honors chapters that meet the president’s challenge to be active and engaged, and to make a difference in the world.

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BAKER COLLEGE OF MUSKEGON CELEBRATES GRADUATES AT JUNE 12 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

June 11, 2015 -- Baker College of Muskegon will acknowledge 730 graduates at the 2015 commencement ceremony at 7 p.m., Friday, June 12, at the L.C. Walker Arena, 955 Fourth St., Muskegon.

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Free Summer Series for Seniors

June 10, 2015 -- Area experts will conduct FREE summer seminars for seniors about various topics including wills & legal issues and concerns, to scams, managing depression, guardian support, and more. The seminars will be held at Tanglewood Park, 560 Seminole Road in Muskegon from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and includes free refreshments and prizes.

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THE PARMENTER O'TOOLE LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES NEW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

June 8, 2015 -- Parmenter O'Toole is proud to announce the addition of Matthew D. Mills as a new Associate Attorney. 

Matthew is involved in all practice areas of the firm with the intention to concentrate his practice in the areas of litigation, business, and employee benefits. He received his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2014. 

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U.S. Coast Guard Band Performs in Muskegon

June 8, 2015 -- Saturday, August 1st at 7:30 p.m. at Michigan’s historic Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts and hosted by Muskegon Community Concerts, the United States Coast Guard Band presents a free tour concert to commemorate the Coast Guard’s 225th Birthday. Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson leads an inspiring and entertaining program showcasing the Band’s diverse talents. Patriotic songs, marches, and a tribute to service veterans are featured throughout the evening. Senior Chief Musician Andrew Grenci raises the roof with “Concerto in Rock” for bass clarinet and band, while Musician 1st Class Megan Weikleenget, vocalist, adds a touch of classical with “Je veux vivre” from Gounod’s opera “Romeo and Juliette.”

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