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First Miss Michigan 2018 awards go to Miss Bridge Fest, Miss Downriver

MUSKEGON, MI — In its 68th year, the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant kicked off Thursday, June 14, in downtown Muskegon.


Thirty-two young women ages 18-24 competed in the first preliminary night of the pageant at the Frauenthal Center. The women, representing counties and regions throughout Michigan, are competing to become Miss Michigan 2018.


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Taste of Muskegon serving ‘best’ of the city

A festival showcasing restaurants from the Muskegon area is taking place this weekend.


Attendees can try samples from nearly three-dozen establishments at Taste of Muskegon and vote for their favorite samples.


Click here to view the full Grand Rapids Business Journal article. 



Michigan’s Best Mexican restaurant is El Tapatio in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MI — If you’re just finding out …


El Tapatio in Muskegon is our pick as Michigan’s Best Mexican Restaurant!


We traveled the entire state of Michigan — from the Lower Peninsula to the Upper Peninsula, as well as Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw, Flint, Ann Arbor, Jackson and other smaller communities — and we found it here!


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Muskegon students emerge from poetry workshop empowered to tell their stories

A group of high school and middle school students in Muskegon have recently discovered the power of poetry. That’s thanks to an after school workshop led by three West Michigan poets.


The nine week workshop finished with a final showcase last month where the students performed the pieces they wrote.


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Nominate Muskegon’s ‘most beautiful’ homes, businesses

MUSKEGON, MI – Time is running out to nominate a Muskegon home or a business for the city of Muskegon’s 2018 Residential & Business Beautification Awards.


The awards honor several pieces of residential and commercial property that have been well maintained, with landscaping that incorporates accents of color and complement the building’s architecture.


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The guide to Miss Michigan 2018, featuring the contestants



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Taste of Muskegon 2018 steps it up with 31 vendors, more activities

MUSKEGON, MI – After two years of record-breaking crowds, Taste of Muskegon 2018 is expanding its offerings – and not just its food options.


The 12th annual event is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, June 15-16, at Hackley Park in downtown Muskegon. The event goes from 4:30-10 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.


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Pearl Mist cruise ship arrives back in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — The Pearl Mist pulled into port in Muskegon Monday morning, kicking off the Great Lakes cruise ship season in West Michigan.


It’s the first of 10 times the 335-foot-long cruise ship will visit Muskegon this summer


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West African food truck idea wins entrepreneurial competition

MUSKEGON, MI — A Western Market entrepreneur will soon be bringing his native West African cuisine to the area via food truck.


Tacitus Bailey-Yabani recently won a $5,000 prize from StartGarden’s 5×5 Night competition. He is the owner of Abeshi, a small store with West African/Ghanaian jewelry, accessories, artwork and food located in the Western Market on Western Avenue in downtown Muskegon.


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Muskegon development aims to ‘bring waterfront into community’

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — It could take five to 10 years to complete a large development along Muskegon Lake, the people backing the project say.


Windward Pointe will sit on the 120-acre lot previously occupied by the Sappi Paper Mill. After sitting vacant for nearly 10 years, demolitions over the past few years destroyed the mill and its two smokestacks, clearing the way for the sweeping redevelopment along Muskegon Lake.


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