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Baker College of Muskegon Launches CDA Prep Program for Preschool Educators

Evening classes allow students to keep their 'day jobs'
July 15, 2014 --- Baker College of Muskegon is launching a new certificate program in the fall quarter that helps preschool educators prepare for the assessment process for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential that is administered by the Council for Professional Recognition. The CDA Credential is becoming more often required for employment in the preschool education field.

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Music Icon Aretha Franklin Selects West Michigan’s Summer Location in L.C. Walker Arena

“The Queen of Soul” to grace the lakeshore with her presence in mid-August as part of her exclusive tour
July 15, 2014 --- The L.C. Walker Arena is pleased to announce the elegant and graceful presence of the one of a kind, Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and undisputed “Queen of Soul” in Aretha Franklin to West Michigan on Saturday, August 16th at 8:00 pm as she has made the lakeshore’s premier Event Center her final announced venue as part of a 12-stop exclusive tour.

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The Salvation Army Fundraising Efforts: The Bells Are Ringing at Bike Time!

July 9, 2014 --- The Salvation Army will be ringing bells during the Muskegon Bike Time event. "July is one of our busiest food pantry months," said Captain Dan Sawka of The Salvation Army, "every donation given to us helps to further the assistance we are able to give".

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Kickoff a Stress-Free School Year

July 3, 2014 --- For many children, the first day of school doesn’t only mean new teachers and new friends – it can also be a source of anxiety with homework assignments and tests just around the corner. Starting the school year off on the right foot can help minimize a child’s stress level throughout the year.

The experts at Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels, suggest parents help their children prepare for the transition to the next grade level and the return to school by encouraging a structured routine from day-one and staying actively involved in their child’s education.

To help children get ready for the new school year and to minimize academic stress, Sylvan Learning offers these tips and ideas to make the transition from summer to school easier. Tips include back–to-school suggestions and specific hints for the transitional years

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Progressive AE Healthcare Team Members Earn Certifications

July 2, 2014 --- Progressive AE is pleased to announce that Thomas D. Kingshott, Senior Mechanical Technician, and Jeffrey C. Werle, Senior Mechanical Designer, earned Medical Gas Specialist Certification. This unique and specialized credential is from the American Society of Safety Engineers. 

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L.C. Walker Arena Gears Up for Fall in Hosting Lakeshore Outdoor Expo

The two-day event to take place immediately prior to beginning of the fall hunting and fishing seasons
July 2, 2014 --- The L.C. Walker Arena is excited to announce that the 2014 Lakeshore Outdoor Expo presented by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is coming to the lakeshore’s event center for two days on Friday, September 12th from 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday, September 13th from 10:00 am-6:00 pm for all outdoorsmen and women gearing up for the Michigan hunting season openers along with the beginning of Salmon and Steelhead Trout fishing.

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The Bird House

July 2, 2014 --- The Bird House was recently on the cover of prestigious Birding Business Magazine.

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Tech Center Students Compete at National Leadership Conference in Disney World

July 2, 2014 --- Four Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) students from the Allied Health Technology and Health Science Academy Programs competed in a variety of healthcare skills and leadership events at the National HOSA Leadership Conference June 23–26, 2014. These students earned the opportunity to compete nationally based on their performance at state level competition at the Grand Traverse Resort in April.

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Classic Cars Sought for the First Annual Heritage Village Vintage Garden & Car Show

July 1, 2014 --- A display of up to 250 cars will be a highlight of the First Annual Heritage Village Vintage Garden & Car Show on Saturday, July 12 in downtown Muskegon.  Owners of newer cars to classics are invited to register to participate in the event which will begin at 9 am and conclude at 1 pm with trophies presented to the owners of the ten Best in Show vehicles.

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Walking Garden Tours and Live Local Music on July 12 in downtown Muskegon

July 1, 2014 --- The First Annual Heritage Village Vintage Garden & Car Show on Saturday, July 12 in downtown Muskegon will include a walking tour of over a dozen public and private gardens.  Local musicians will play in some of the private gardens and there will also be music in Hackley Park.

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