On Our Radar, May 2024

The YMCA Veggie van is loaded up with fresh produce for distribution.
The YMCA Veggie van is loaded up with fresh produce for distribution.
Photo courtesy of YMCA Muskegon

Vegging out

Led by Horticultural Trades Instructor, Brad Dean, Muskegon Correctional Facilities’ Horticulture Program helps supply the YMCA Veggie Van with fresh produce. Almost 4,000 pounds out of 12,875 pounds donated were received by Muskegon’s YMCA in 2023.

A two-level shop and partment captures the essence of downtown Holland.
A two-level shop and partment captures the essence of downtown Holland.
Photo courtesy of Sara DeVries

Room to read

There’s some fascinating new architecture in the young reader’s section as Herrick District Library’s renovations continue with a new children’s area at the North Branch. A tree with an interior play station and two-story garden shop reminiscent of the downtown buildings create unique reading nooks and play areas.
herrickdl.org

A child enjoys “Parties in the Park” from the comfort of his wagon.
A child enjoys “Parties in the Park” from the comfort of his wagon.
Photo courtesy of Parties in the Park

It’s ‘Parties’ time

40 Years of Muskegon’s ‘Parties in the Park’ is cause for a Friday night celebration. From  5 – 9 p.m. on most Fridays throughout the summer, live entertainment, vendors and their patrons take over Hackley Park to enjoy free concerts and family-friendly festivites.
facebook.com/partiesinthepark

A wooden boat, “Sunset” from White Lake, is parked for viewers.
A wooden boat, “Sunset” from White Lake, is parked for viewers.
Photo courtesy of Spring Lake Wooden and Classic Boat Show

All a-boat it!

Classic boats and other watercraft will be on display in the water and on land at the 21st Annual Spring Lake Wooden and Classic Boat Show happening Saturday, June 8 at Mill Point Park, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Boat enthusiasts and spectators can take in the vessels and see which boats take an award home.
facebook.com/SLwoodenboatshow

Kirk Cousins answers questions at the ETS Performance opening in Grand Rapids.
Kirk Cousins answers questions at the ETS Performance opening in Grand Rapids.
Photo courtesy of ETS Performance

A visit from ‘our’ Cousins

Holland Christian graduate and part-time Michigan resident Kirk Cousins recently opened two youth training facilities— in Grand Rapids and Kalamzoo. Partnered with ETS Performance, Cousins was on site for the grand openings. “I’ve been around sports performance for more than two decades and understand the training that is necessary to help young athletes reach their goals,” Cousins said.
etsperformance.com/holland

A small symbol of democracy, ‘I Voted’ stickers show voter pride.
A small symbol of democracy, ‘I Voted’ stickers show voter pride.
Photo courtesy of the City of Grand Rapids

Registration accepted

With House Bill 4983—effective June 30, 2025 — Michigan will become the first state to automatically register eligible voters after they are released from prison.
legislature.mi.gov

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