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Top 5 things to do in Muskegon area this week: Coast Guard Festival, MMA and more

Looking for something to do in Muskegon area this week? Here are some of the top things going on for the week of July 27-30.

1. Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven
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Top 5 things to do in Muskegon area this weekend: Youth fair, Movies on the Beach and more

Looking for something to do in the Muskegon area this weekend? Here are some of the top things going on for the week of July 24-26.

1. Muskegon County Youth Fair at Muskegon Coun…

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Restaurant Review: Muskegon nightlife hot spot Racquets not bad for lunch either

Racquets Downtown Grill offers a wide variety of bar-food favorites including appetizers, burgers, Mexican and pizza. The three-page menu is divided into several sports-themed sections.

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Top 5 things to do in Muskegon area this weekend: Bike Time, Rebel Road and more

Looking for something to do in the Muskegon area this weekend? Here are some of the top things going on for the weekend of July 17-19.

1. Muskegon Bike Time in Fruitport Townshi…

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Top 5 things to do in Muskegon area this week: ‘Field of Dreams,’ flower show and more

Looking for something to do in the Muskegon area this week? Here are some of the top things going on for the week of July 13-16.

1. Happy Hour Painting at Muskegon Museum of Art…

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Top 5 things to do in Muskegon area this weekend: Standup for the Cure, Wolf Lake event and more

Looking for something to do in the Muskegon area this weekend? Here are some of the top things going on for the weekend of July 10-12.

1. Standup for the Cure at Harbor Towne Be…

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Budding artists featured along Lakeshore Art Festival’s Children’s Lane

When it came to writing, MLive Muskegon Chronicle promoted the story time/writing tent along the “Step Into Art” scavenger hunt. Dozens of young writers showed off their wordsmith skills.

MUSKEGON, MI — Children’s Lane of the Lakeshore Art Festival showcased the creative energy of many, many young children with drawing, building and writing talents.

When it came to writing, MLive Muskegon Chronicle promoted the story time/writing tent along the “Step Into Art” scavenger hunt. Dozens of young writers showed off their wordsmith skills, none more so than seven-year-old Carissa Freed of Spring Lake.

Write 2b.jpgHere is Carissa Freed’s illustration of Daniel and Rachel.Contributed 

She wrote — and illustrated — her short story about Daniel and Rachel. Here’s what she penned:

“Once upon a time, there lived a boy named Daniel. He had a sister. Her name was Rachel. Rachel loved to read and write. Daniel loved to read comics and most his little sister. And his sister loved him too. The end.”

Volunteers in the story time and writing booth shared two other written works created along Children’s Lane Friday and Saturday July 3-4 as part of the Lakeshore Art Festival.

From Wyndham Ross, 10:

“Once there was a dg who had magical powers. He could make bones ‘zapp’ out of nowhere. So he decide to give his bones that he created to the stray dogs in the alley next to this home. They are very grateful for his kinds. He kept spreading gratefulness (and bones) all over the city.”

And finally from the fertile mind of 10-year-old Shea:

“Welcome to Alustriana, a place of wonder, anthrapomorphic animals and the toast this land is know for. Meet Azrah, the only tiger with a phd. in alchemy and powers beyond explanation. The only thing Azrah couldn’t do was hunt. Yet, one day, the rest of the tribe was starving and Azrah had to hunt. So, Azrah took a spear and launcher and heading off into the woods … Sudddenly, a beast leapt out of the brush. Clueless, Azrah steadied the spear onto the launcher and launched the spear with precise aim and killed the beast. The tribe rejoiced. Azrah not only save the tribe but invented the bow and arrow.”

Children’s Lane volunteers said that Shea had to end the story because the family was moving on to the next booth. No doubt she had plenty of more words and ideas that weren’t shared.

“We’ve gotten good feedback on Children’s Lane,” said sponsor and creator Brittney Dial-Previe of FIT4MOM in Muskegon. “The scavenger hunt gave the activities good flow and plenty of interactive participation by the children. We learned for next year that we want to bring in more activity with an increase in street performers.”

Dave Alexander is the community engagement specialist for MLive Muskegon Chronicle. Email him at dalexan1@mlive.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Muskegon fireworks light up the sky for Independence Day celebration

A twenty-five minute pyrotechnics display lit up downtown and the communities surrounding Muskegon Lake to cap off the Fourth of July weekend.

MUSKEGON, MI – A twenty-five minute…

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