In The Spotlight
It's another great opportunity to learn ya some about the legal world and this one is an interesting topic to Andy O because while still living as any proper Irishmen should, basically pay check to paycheck and driving a car that will be paid off when it's 20 years old, there are some "assets" that have come along over the years that the value of really isn't easily determined for a number of factors. We should add too that there is no imminent danger of Andy needing to know such value of said items, as things with Mrs. O seem to be going quite well.
Are you like a lot of people and pretty much overwhelmed by all you hear and see by terms like "sustainability" "climate change" "green living" and more? Hey, you're not alone. It's an awful lot to try and comprehend and when you get the major players in this who spend all day every day speaking nothing but the lingo, it's pretty easy to just say, "Well, I hope for the best" and go on about what you're up to. Well, what if those experts could simplify things a little, ease you into a conversation with friends and neighbors who are well versed on the subject and show you, by example that actions you can take here and now can add to the solution of all of that over time? It's happening, and you don't even have to leave your house to be a part of it.
It's a program 8 years strong and one that reaches deep into the needs of the community in so many ways, it can literally make your head spin. But when you stop and think about the importance of literacy and how much even just the basics of it come in to play when you apply all that it is to daily life, Read Muskegon is making an impact on lives right here and now, as well as for generations to come. The end of illiteracy is the goal and the path there is as wide as it can be and when you know the facts about just how many are functionally illiterate here in Muskegon and then to a national level, you have to stop in absolute amazement at the amount of work that Read Muskegon has cut out for them.
Muskegon Heights Police deputy Moe Sain steps up to the plate as former Police Chief Thomas has moved on to Ecorse, Michigan where he will begin his new job. He is now waiting on the City Council's decision on whether to hire outside the precinct or promote him. Sain has been with the force for 22 years. He started on the force in 1999, which was also the last time an officer was sent to the academy until this year's recent police graduate Cameron Green.
We're no strangers to the story and with our partnership with the Health Project at Mercy Health, there's plenty of good reason. After everything we've been through and all of the cancellations this year, including the Spring event, the Muskegon Area Medical Disposal Program is hosting it's Fall event this Saturday at the Norton Shored Fire Department at 1100 E. Pontaluna Road from 10a-2p.
It is time again for the City Of The Dead! In Muskegon, that means in addition to the usual pumpkin carving, candy corn and costumes; a walk through Muskegon’s historic Evergreen Cemetery is in order. But there is nothing to fear, unless you didn’t like history class. No worries; no pop quizzes afterwards. Paranormal Muskegon met up with my friend, Bruce Froelich at the cemetery located on Keating Street, Muskegon, Michigan to tell us all about the City of the Dead. Evergreen Cemetery is one of Muskegon’s oldest cemeteries and is the resting place of many of Muskegon’s most prominent historical individuals.
It began with a haphazard meeting at Kitchen 242 when we were asked to help with Taste of Muskegon which faced some challenges this year due to the pandemic. How were we as a community going to showcase all of the great food that was offered all over the county without the ability to gather at Hackley Park like we normally do to taste, smell talk and enjoy? Well, we were going to go virtual one way or another and since we had plenty of experience working with Chef Char in the space at the Muskegon Farmers Market, we got the gig to work with some other chef's to showcase their crafts too!
It might be the first time we've seen this! Becky is introducing a new implement to the workout today, it's a weighted bar for a little added resistance and adding in a little balance and honestly, some fun for your work out.
We're talking "discovery" this morning and not the kind where you tune in to see your favorite sharks or some guys digging a hole to the other side of the earth week after week and never really finding anything. No, we're talking discovery as a legal term and the lengths that have to be attained when it comes to gathering up all of the information possible when it comes to mediation, arbitration or even a court appearance.
Trick or Treat Yo'Self!
Five Hauntingly Good Foodie Finds in Muskegon
18th Amendment Spirits Co. – 350 W. Western Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440
We all want the good stuff! But the good stuff sometimes might be a little bit out reach for some of us. Things like shrimp and salmon and all of the other rich foods the sea has to offer are delicious and healthy, but they often come with a price tag that might squeeze ya out and then, you're back to eating fish sticks.
Well, LaKisha Harris is here to show you the work arounds and how to make your buck go a little further for some of the deliciousness but she's also going to save you some serious time and get it all done and out in under 10 minutes! Save time and money and eat the good stuff? She's got the key and she's also going to share a story with you about her journey to become a chef. It could be one of those type stories that is all how after culinary school she went on to be a Sous' Chef some where and on and on, but you're going to get the raw and real LaKisha and learn just why she's so passionate about her craft and why she share's the way she does!
It's less than 10 minutes so buckle up and let's go! Seafood on a budget with Chef LaKisha Harris of L'Soul Filled Eatery on The Muskegon Channel.
Get to it! Treat your family to a delicious seafood dinner that's quick, affordable and so simple the kids could make it themselves! You'll find the recipe below and you'll also find the Grand Opening of L'Soul Filled Eatery coming soon, so stay tuned for details right here on the Muskegon Channel!
Paranormal Muskegon recently visited with Angel expert, Frank Graham via Zoom who shared some fascinating insight into the subject of Angels, both good and bad and we could not have asked a more learned person on the subject. Frank has done extensive research on Angelology, the Elements, Humours of the body, Spiritual theory, spiritual philosophy, spiritual geometry, and spiritual physics, practical spiritual energy application, protection, demonology, ancient mythology, and the Hermetica. He has taught for The Lansing Center for Astrological Studies and is a certified a master crystalogist through Melodies crystal healing course. He gives lectures as well as hold classes on the elements, humours of the body for energy healing, crystals and stones, herbs, metals, animal totems, the pentagram in regards to spiritual dimensional reality; the angelic hierarchies, the kabbalah, and astrology. In this in-depth and fascinating interview, he discussed the origins of angels; their origins, hierarchy, and types; including when, how and to what extent they interact with humans.
It's time to get motivated. Fit and Healthy With Becky is back with Episode 164 which is designed to get you the maximum amount of impact with nothing more than what the Good Lord gave ya. That's right, no steps, weights, straps or other implements needed just the desire to put forth what you can and take a step in the right direction to be a little more healthy in your daily life!
We love to get behind a great cause here in Muskegon and with all of the world kinda scratching their heads about how things work, where things are happening and how they are going to keep the funding coming for their vital causes, we've had a chance to play a small role in them and we're more than honored to do just that.
It's come to this. You've gone through the mediation. You've tried to settle things between the two of you. You've given arbitration a shot and things are becoming exhausted when it comes to settling things in the family court and there's a trial looming. It's the last place anyone wants to be, and as Shon tells us today, it really is the last resort, but it happens and to many, it's an issue that they've never faced and can be quite daunting.
We've long been a proud partner with Padnos Muskegon. Located on Ottawa Street in Muskegon Padnos is the spot in town where all of our finite resources are returned to be recycled and used again while keeping the community clean and it doesn't hurt that they pay top dollar for all of the scrap they take in be it from the average guy unloading what's in the garage or the bigger industrial customers in town who are still keeping the manufacturing end of things going.
It's pretty amazing when you come across a young man who has the drive to become an entrepreneur before the age of 15. Claude Robinson III is a freshman at Muskegon High School who holds a 3.8 grade average.
We are purposely neutral in all things political here on the Muskegon Channel. We've not taken a penny for any candidate or party or cause and we've kept the platform and social media of our other sites out of it as well on purpose. The world has plenty of that and we'd like to be a moment of respite, however....that doesn't mean that we're not ALL ABOUT doing what we can to get you up and running and participating in the vote, or the census or any of the other civic things that go on that are so vital to our life. No matter your choice, your vote matters and there's no argument that 2020 will be a year where we could see some incredible results on every level.
It's refreshing to meet people who care enough about our community to help rebuild and educate them.
Back to Lake Harbor Park in Norton Shores for Episode 163 of Fit and Healthy With Becky!! You'll need a couple of light weight dumb bells for this week as well as some willingness to stick to it because as the headline read, "lightweights and high reps". We're going to be doing some toning work on those parts ya got and Becky is leading the way!
So, let's pretend something for a minute. Let's pretend that everyone, everywhere is arguing about everything. It's 2020 right? Wait a second. Who's pretending? The world is filled with nothing but arguments and we're all worn out on it. Completely and totally. So, why don't we stop and ask someone who argues for a living about the nuance of argument and how those who practice the discipline professionally handle things in the heat of the moment as well as when it's time to recompose yourself and gather up what's important...like say professionalism and dignity and realize that there's colleagues, ethics and a future to embrace.
2020 continues to be a year that we all stand and watch as things unfold. A pandemic, the politics, the unrest and the future. It's a whirlwind and it feels like we are all caught up in it. From a political perspective, we at the Muskegon Channel decided that we were going to avoid it all. That includes the money we could have hauled in from political advertising and the clicks and views we could have gotten with the back and forth between the candidates. It's not that we don't see the importance of their missions, the vitalness of our issues and times or how that healthy discussion can lead to fixing things, we opted out over the polarization that's attached to all of this right now and the erosion of social media that surely follows. We're so very aware of all that's ongoing, but we also think that a place for some respite is welcome too, so here we are.
It's getting dark a little earlier, there's a little bit of a crisp feel to the air, the calendar just turned to October and before we get invaded by the pumpkin spice crowd, let's not forget just what comes out of Michigan, especially West Michigan this time of year, APPLES!
If 2020 has proven anything in Muskegon, it's that while we're not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but we are also way more tightly knit than a lot of the communities we see in the news, some of them quite close by, and with the discord, unrest and even the amount of time we've been forced to be "a part", we're still pretty strong and we can act as one when needed.
The Muskegon channel had the pleasure of teaming up with and interviewing the lovely Mrs. Rane Garcia.
Hey everyone; Marie Cisneros with Paranormal Muskegon, reporting with the latest excursion into the mysterious side of Muskegon. Today, Paranormal Muskegon went monster-hunting. Well, kind of. Actually we were at the Lakeshore Museum, 430 W. Clay in Muskegon, Michigan and talking with Shetan Noir; who is well-versed on the subject of lake monsters and paranormal mysteries. We figured it was safer that way. It’s hard enough looking to see if there are monsters under the bed than looking for Lake Monsters in our own without some expert advice. The Lakeshore museum was gracious enough to open their doors for our talk, with their life-like and colorful prehistoric marine animal exhibit in the background.
Here we go! It's time to get up and at 'em! Episode 162 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel! We're back on the shores of Mona Lake at Lake Harbor Park for a workout that only requires your body weight and a bench!
The bench will give you a little added resistance. Don't have a bench handy? A step will do. Don't have a step, that's fine too. You can get by without one. We're working on strength, stability and balance this week with a focus on enjoying the surroundings and nature out at Lake Harbor Park.
Like any other work out, please consult a Dr. before you begin. Also, warm up, stretch out and drink plenty of water....here comes Episode 162 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel.
There you have it! Great job! Don't forget too, Becky offers you delicious and nutritious food with West Michigan Meal Prep! Breakfast, lunch or dinner she's whipping up healthy choices that can be picked up or delivered weekly saving you time and all the hassle of what to plan to eat! Get your order in and enjoy the ease and convenience of West Michigan Meal Prep!
Morat's Bakery is launching unique donut features and introducing new concepts that have not been done before. Morat's continues to push the envelope with new ideas and flavors. Dan Castle, co-owner of Morat's Bakery stated that, "We have been reading that people are starting to look for unique and wild ideas. Today, we confirmed that we will be working with another locally owned business, and will create a mash up of donuts that Muskegon has not tasted before. This is a completely new approach to donuts." Dan also mentioned another project where Morat's will team up with a local brewery to bring a donut flavored beer.
We're back in the Kitchen! It's Kitchen 242 at the Muskegon Farmers Market with Chef LaKisha Harris of L'Soul Filled Catering and very soon, the Soul Filled Eatery in Muskegon Heights as she's out to answer the age old debate on how grits should be served...savory or sweet.
Today was super exciting getting to know and interview Muskegon's own prosecutor DJ Hilson. DJ grew up in a hard-working two parent household which had strong family values and good work ethics. He knew that at the early age of seven that he wanted to become a lawyer.
It's episode 161 of Fit and Healthy with Becky on the Muskegon Channel! We've found yet another beautiful corner of Mona Lake. We're in Lake Harbor park for a few weeks in Norton Shores. It's a bright sunshine filled day and Becky's busting out the medicine ball, an 8 pounder to add to the work out!
It's an ongoing series we've got with our fantastic sponsor Shon Cook this Saturdays With Shon Feature. She spends a little time weekly explaining things from the perspective of an attorney when it comes to a very difficult subject in a very intimidating world, the legal system. From making sense of the jargon we hear sometimes to applying real life experience to situations she encounters, you get to hear first hand how it works and why.
When we think of cooler temperatures and fall weather, we typically think of football, sweater weather, and plaid shirts. However, for foodies like me, fall weather means pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider donuts, and comfort food. By definition, comfort food is "food that provides a nostalgic or sentimental value to someone, and may be characterized by its high carbohydrate level or simple preparation." Pasta came to mind when I thought of the perfect fall comfort food. I was able to sit down with Jeff Church, the Lead Chef and Owner of Nipote's Italian Kitchen, to highlight a couple of their comfort dishes.
We are incredibly fortunate to have the Community College we do here in Muskegon with Muskegon Community College. It's a leader in the state when it comes to the type of institution they are and education they provide and they set a standard that others strive to achieve. As we've watched the development of the campus on Quarterline Road as well as the growth of the Downtown Muskegon campus, it's been with great pride that "Watch Us Go" has been very applicable to our educational opportunities here in Muskegon too.