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Inaugural Great Lakes Surf Festival Coming to Michigan in August

Who says you need an ocean to host a major surf festival?

This August, the Great Lakes Surf Festival will be hitting the shores of Muskegon, Michigan for its inaugural event. Thousands of standup paddlers, surfers, kiteboarders, kayakers, windsurfers, artists and yogis are expected to flock to Pere Marquette Beach on August 18, for the massive watersports celebration.


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Irish festival begins Friday near Muskegon

The Michigan Irish Music Festival annual St. Patrick’s Party is set for Friday and Saturday at the Bella Maria Ristorante & Event Center, 513 West Pontaluna Road, Norton Shores.


Click here to view the full story from Midland Daily News. 


23 new Muskegon Lake condos with marina access nearing city approval

MUSKEGON, MI – Plans for condominiums with boat slips at the Hartshorn Marina may soon come to fruition at a property on West Western Avenue as a development company makes its final push to buy the land from the city of Muskegon.


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Mercy Health to open 2 floors of Muskegon tower during September 2018

MUSKEGON, MI – Mercy Health will open its new emergency department and operating rooms in September – at least nine months before the rest of the 10-story tower will be ready.


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Proposed Mona Lake Trail would connect Muskegon, Heights, Norton Shores

NORTON SHORES, MI – A proposed non-motorized trail would connect Muskegon’s Laketon Trail to Mona Lake Park, twisting through a portion of Muskegon, Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores in the process.


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6 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Muskegon area

There will be no shortage of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Irish heritage in Muskegon on Saturday, March 17.


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100-year-old theater to reopen fall 2018 after $3.6M upgrade

WHITEHALL, MI – An expanded lobby and fewer floods will be some of the most noticeable results of $3.6 million in renovations at the historic Howmet Playhouse.


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Bicyclists race inside shopping mall for cardiovascular awareness

Muskegon kayak maker to hire 70 employees

MUSKEGON — Amid a growing demand for kayaks over the last 10 years, one West Michigan manufacturer is looking to hire 70 employees at its West Michigan operations.


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Local Muskegon, MI Kayak Manufacturer KL Outdoor Adding 70 Jobs to Support Increasing Consumer Demand for Kayaks

Kayak participation has increased over 300% in the last 10 years and participation is expected to continue to rise, resulting in large retailers adding kayaks to their product lines to satisfy consumer demand. The planned hiring’s will go to support production and shipping efforts across all of KL Outdoor’s manufacturing, warehousing and shipping facilities in Muskegon.


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A unique blend of arts, crafts, music, food and fun along the shoreline in historic Downtown Muskegon. More than 300 artists and crafters will be showcased with fine art in the park, crafts, children’s activities and Michigan food market – all wrapped up in a huge downtown street party atmosphere!   Come out and join us on July 6th,  and July 7th, 2018.

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