In The Spotlight
For the 25th year, The International Buster Keaton Society’s will host their Buster Keaton Convention in Muskegon, Michigan, the summer home of Buster Keaton and his family in Bluffton / the Actors Colony, during many of their years on the Vaudeville circuit. Members of the society, who call themselves The Damfinos, will come to town from all over the world and participate in this three days event.
For the regular fans, one of the main events is set on Oct 5, 2019 at 8PM - the the showing of the double feature: One Week (1920) and The Camera Man (1928) at the Majestic Frauenthal Theater with LIVE organ accompaniment by Dennis Scott on the mighty Barton Organ. This event is open to public with tickets for $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
It's a seasonal favorite of Becky's. Yes, it's time for bow season to open and in as much as Becky is absolutely awesome at making sure you are Fit and Healthy....she's also pretty good at filling up a freezer with venison once hunting season gets here. In fact, when Becky's commitments to clients are complete from the end of September till deer season is done...she's on her way to a tree stand with her camouflage on and war paint on her face. She LOVES the outdoors and everything about it!
Episode 116 is all about fitness through hunting. What are some of the proper ways to work those arms and legs? How to keep the stamina up to get out to the tree stand and if good fortune comes your way, how do you get that deer out of the woods? She makes it all fun and adventurous in this weeks episode...and might let a little of her own excitement bubble over for the new season.
As always, consult a physician before you start this or any other exercise program. Drink plenty of water, warm up...stretch and let's roll! It's episode 116 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel.
You're ready for the woods! Or the streets or just an overall healthier life! That's what we're here for with Fit and Healthy With Becky! Come back and do it again, share it with friends or maybe head up to The Gym on the 4 Corners in North Muskegon where we film! Becky is available for one on one fitness programs or group settings and The Gym is a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for grown-up's who want to have a great workout in a great setting. You an click on the image below to visit Becky's page to get in touch!
Orchard View Adult Education is an AMAZING resource for those who would be considered "non traditional' students. For some, the setting of a school wasn't ideal, or maybe it was a learning disability that was unknown and discouraged them from completing their diploma. Maybe it was a life circumstance like the need to go to work or raise a child that took someone away from the ability to complete their education. There are any number of things that can get in the way, and in days gone by, those who couldn't complete the K-12 process the way others do...well, we all know how that worked out. It was generally a hill often hard to climb for anyone.
Today, the approach to education has changed and the shame and stigma of that classic mold not being completed as it should be isn't seen as it was. Hey, sometimes life is hard and the path has to make some twists and turns. That doesn't mean that when things are back to a little more normal that anyone should be denied a diploma or GED. That's where Orchard View Adult Education Comes in.
Offering specialized focus on the student and customizing a learning experience for them is the key to their success. No matter where the students are on their educational path, OV Adult Ed will access there needs and custom tailor a program with the support they need to get past the hard parts and give them the self confidence along with the paperwork that says that they did it! Their campus out off Apple Avenue is still open and embracing students, but not long ago their Downtown Muskegon location had some changes and that left their students in the area in a bit of a lurch.
To the rescue came Muskegon Community College in the beautiful new Strurrus Center right across for Hackley Park which not only had the room to welcome the teachers and students, but they also have the technology in place to make the move in quick and above all....the students working on getting those basics done, they get a first hand look daily at just what the future can hold for them if they choose to continue on to a certificate or degree program with MCC. This is an amazing win for all involved and getting the word out about the new Downtown Muskegon location is what spurred the call from Stephanie Agard to come down and learn a little more.
We did just that. We met with Stephanie, Elizabeth DiRitio and Amber Silvis who are teachers with OV Adult Ed and Ashley Battle from Muskegon Community College and we talked about this amazing meet up of educational opportunity....take a listen.
Don't let the stigma of "what was" stand in your way. Orchard View Adult Education is right there to help you every step of the way! So, no matter the circumstance that kept you from completing high school or how long it's been, now is the time to grab life by the tail and finish it up. There is help every step of the way and you will not find a better opportunity anywhere from people. Click on the image below to get started.
I was back at the GVSU-Annis Water Resources Institute last week for a chat with Dr. Rick Rediske, scientist and professor of water resources. I have known Rick for decades. His work and assistance have been absolutely essential to cleaning up White Lake, as well as advancing Muskegon Lake’s restoration. Rick was always available to meet with me and other citizens to help us understand pollution issues, and he was the lead scientist on many important studies that helped to define environmental problems in the two lakes, as well as solutions.
My guess is that many in Muskegon County may not know that he helped citizens in Rockford, Michigan raise the issue of PFAS to the attention of state environmental regulators and public health officials and he is one of the state’s top experts on the subject. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, are a group of chemicals used in the industrial, food, textile, and even firefighting industries. They break down very slowly in the environment and are highly soluble, easily transferring through soil to groundwater.
Rockford citizens became concerned about pollution in their community almost 10 years ago. They were frustrated by the lack of attention by city and state government and asked Rick to help. What they uncovered was a massive pollution problem, extending throughout 25-square miles, and contaminating drinking water for almost a thousand households. The offending pollutants were PFAS-related chemicals in Scotchgard, the product used to waterproof shoes made by Wolverine. The state is now studying the pollution at sites across the state, as PFAS-type compounds are used in firefighting foam, and other products. Rick notes that they are also in many everyday products such as fast food wrappers, dental floss, and Teflon cookware.
PFAS compounds have numerous harmful health effects. They can affect the growth, learning, and behavior of infants and older children, lower a woman’s chance of getting pregnant, affect the immune system, and increase the risk of certain types of cancer. And to make matters worse, the federal guidelines are considered inadequate by many scientists. Fortunately, Michigan is developing its own guideline, which will lower the amount allowable for safe exposure to people.
To find out more, you can check out the state’s website, which provides all of the testing done to date on public water supplies. Muskegon County’s health department also provides information on this topic. A Great Lakes environmental group, Freshwater Future, is offering affordable tests for private drinking water wells.
Over the last year or so, Ricarlo Williams - Winston has kind of become part of the family here at the Muskegon Channel! He was our very first comic guest on Muskegon Tonight Live, he helped arrange countless big name comedians to make an appearance with us while he was with the Back Alley Comedy Club in Sherman Lanes and he's also become a great friend and trusted partner. Ricarlo is a very hard working and dedicated comic, husband, dad and event organizer and not so long ago, he decided it was time to up his game and venture out on his own to start his own career as not only a touring comedian, but a promoter for other comics and promoter of shows, large and small, to help bring a little more laughter to his hometown of Muskegon!
The new venture is called Fresh Ghost Comedy. You'll find the shows popping up at different venues in town. Right now there are scheduled shows at Racquet's and our main spot for Muskegon Tonight Live at Smash Wine Bar and Bistro! Fresh Ghost Comedy can also handle bookings for private functions like parties, fundraisers and more. Ricarlo is plugged in really well in the Midwest region and can help find just the right comic for the kind of show you'd like to have! He's also working to give young comics a shot to get started in what's considered one of the hardest disciplines of entertainment....stand up. Smaller shows give that guy looking for a few minutes of stage time a chance to get up there and get going, and building a growing future talent is essential in any endeavor.
Ricarlo and I sat down for a few at Smash Wine Bar and Bistro, and talked a little about the upstart of the business and his future plans to not only infuse some entertainment around town but to make his mark for himself a little and the other comics. Take a listen!
Boom! Love it! We started all of what we do with a free blog website and a GoPro camera! Ricarlo is light years ahead of us and poised to bring a lot of great entertainemnt to Muskegon and a lot of opportunity to venues, comics and fans! It's been a great working realtionship with Ricarlo and The Back Alley and to add more laughter to the world...a noble endeavor on all accounts! Stay tuned, the weather is cooling off and comedy season is upon us! We'll tell you where to get the guffaw's, belly laughs and snickers right here on the Muskegon Channel!
Have you heard about these little things called the Little Free Library? Well let me tell you.. The Little Free Library is a non-profit focused to put books into hands that may not otherwise have had the access to them. These Little Free Library’s are meant to inspire the love of reading in all ages. When you visit a location you are able to pick a book out to take home, you can choose to keep it, bring it back or exchange it for another.
I know that we have a few of these amazing library's around Muskegon county. Orchard View has one at the OVEE, OVE and OVM schools. You can also find one on Palmer Ave downtown Muskegon. Today I had the pleasure of meeting with Lindsay who is the one behind the newest Lazy Oak Little Free Library here is Muskegon located at the end on Lazy Oak Trail. on the turnaround in the cul-de-sac. Lindsay had said that she loves the idea and knew that she wanted to add one in her neighborhood. With the help of her husband and a filing cabinet from Ikea the Lazy Oak Little Tree Little Free Library was formed. Lindsay says that she wanted everyone of all ages to feel welcome to come and visit. You are able to take/leave a book, donate a bookmark or even leave a note of thanks or an uplifting message for the next person.
If you are able please go and visit one of these amazing fixtures in our community. Below is a short video that I took of the chat that I had with Lindsay. You can also click on the photo to the right to see some of the books that you can find at this location.
If you would like to have more information about Little Free Library’s, where they are or maybe how you can add one into your community you can find that information by clicking below!
So...you learn the family business, you get to know all the in's and outs of it, you grow a little on your own and then you spread your wings because you realize you can "fix anything that creates a stitch" and you've quietly built yourself a little empire in Muskegon providing a service that is essential, but most don't realize they need until it's the very last second and they are in a pinch. Over the years, you grow to not only have a shop in a quiet little unsuspecting area, but you're travelling the region and country doing what you do and keeping sewing machines...all kinds of them, from home use to industrial applications up and running.
This is the story of Wildig Services of Muskegon. Family owned and operated, Wildig services is located out on Apple Ave. by the corner of Maple Island and while they have spent their time fixing up what failed for those who like to use a sewing machine for business or pleasure, they have also been incredibly resourceful in their business by building up their own stock of sewing machines. Some came in on trade, some came in broken past repair....some were just let go because of an upgrade but all of them have very specialized parts that you can't just run into a store and get, so...the smart thing to do was to hang on to what you have to help with what you need! Not everything in society today is disposable like we all think.
So, with their years in business... the Willdig's have piled up over 1500 sewing machines. All makes and models. Some antique, some fairly new. Some still in good working order and some are even ready to be run with a foot pedal should the right customer come along and want that option. Their shop is quaint and they have also expanded in recent years to offer custom upholstering for cars and boats at their Apple Ave. location with their SoWild Custom Interiors, along with some more current sewing machines for sale...but the real story is what you find at their storage facility.
Shelves....stacks and and square feet of floor covered in sewing machines. It's such a site to see that when there was a Facebook post with a snapshot of one small area of the sewing machines...we reached out to see if we could come tell the story. Sarah Wildig graciously agreed to let us show up with the camera and show you what's going on. Take a look, and listen.
Wow! It's a bit of a quirky story, sure...who would think of such a collection? Smart, resourceful and practical when it comes to having what you need for your business! As Sarah said though...they are looking to liquidate the collection and are deciding on how. An open house maybe or possibly one buyer? Time will tell, but our thanks for now go out to the Wildigs for a fun story...a very unique business in Muskegon and for keeping us "in stitches" of all kinds for years! You can call their shop if you like. 231-788-6127 and if you need a sewing machine looked at, think of a local, family run small business that would be happy to see ya!
It's episode 114 of Fit and Healthy with Becky on The Muskegon Channel!! It's a simple process really, a little added weight with a couple of dumbbells and a little added resistance with a step in your house or a small bench and we're going to be off to the races today! It's not about how many gadgets you have or any of that, so don't feel that it's a competition to run out and get some of the stuff you see. You can use a bottom step at your house...you could grab anything that would add a little resistance...it's all about just getting started and getting going.
Of course, like any Certified Personal Trainer, Becky wants you to make sure you've seen a doctor to make sure you are healthy enough to begin this or any other workout program. You also need to warm up, stretch out and drink plenty of water!
We're at The Gym in North Muskegon located on the 4 Corners, so...as you're doing your work out, take a look around, maybe The Gym is right for you! Stop in to see for yourself...but here comes a preview in Episode 114 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel!
Feel good? Do it again! That's the best part of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel. It's always there, on demand for you to work out to again, share with friends or archive if you find it really beneficial. Becky also has openings for one on one, or group settings for her fitness classes! Click on the photo below to visit her site and get in touch!
Last week I met up with Dr. Steinman, Al, as I have known him for many years, to talk about the Institute’s important role in Muskegon County and a few of the top environmental issues of the day.
Here we are. It's the final segment of our conversations with Kelly DeVos. Kelly is an Event Chair with the Walk to End Alzheimer's which is coming up September 21st at Heritage Landing. It's an event to raise awareness and some funding for the fight against this horrible disease. It's also a time for those who suffer and those who care for them a chance to get together and find some support and comfort in knowing they are not alone.
Kelly has been absolutely incredible in sharing her story. Her father has Alzheimer's Disease and as we've heard her story from the first signs and diagnosis, we're now at the point where the disease has progressed to the point where home care for her dad is no longer an option. It was 5 years of her dad living with her as a single mother, career woman and advocate for the fight. The tension of agitation from Alzheimer's is building...memory loss is getting worse and physical limitations are growing. It was time for some professional, monitored care, which means it was time for Kelly to let go a little.
In our final talk, hear from Kelly the struggles of letting go as well as her feelings of relief to a degree. How do you process the feelings of having to give up some care for the best her dad, but getting a little of your own life back? We also talk about where her dad is now and how the constant care is helping her dad. We also talk a little about her feelings of the possibility of the disease and it's generational tendencies. Yes, we confront Kelly's own fears about Alzheimer's.
Take a listen to our final installment of Tuesday's with Kelly. We've also added the first three below this weeks final chapter in case you've not seen what we've talked about so far. These are intimate, honest conversations. There are some moments of laughter, some of tears and the whole thing is a deeper conversation about Alzheimer's Disease than you'll probably hear anywhere else. Kelly is a remarkable story teller. Take a listen.
Powerful words and emotion. It's been an incredible journey to share with Kelly, to share this story of an all consuming disease without many answers, no cure and an increasing number of those afflicted. There will be a time, in the very near future, that much like cancer...we will all know someone who's been touched by Alzheimer's Disease. While there might not be an answer yet, the hope is the first survivor of Alzheimer's has already been born, and the work will continue and intensify until the day it's eradicated.
Our most sincere thanks to Kelly for her willingness to share so openly and honestly. What would be the impossible for some, Kelly faced with the attitude that if she reaches one person who's dealing with the circumstances she is and has, she's made a difference. This all stemmed from Andy O being asked to be the Spokesmen for the Alzheimer's Association in Muskegon and for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, but it's pretty clear to see....Kelly is the real spokesmen....or spokeswoman if you will, and the power to make a difference in the lives of people doesn't come from the loudest voice or the face most recognized, it comes from those who can share their experience, strength and hope from living it and healing is a gift anyone holds, if only they are willing to share.
You can see the rest of Kelly's story by clicking on the first three segments which you'll find below.
To visit the Alzheimer's Association's website, please...click on the photo below.
The 40th West Michigan Annual Labor Day Parade took place this beautiful morning with close to 50 organizations participating in the event. The event was organized by West Michigan United Labor. The parade starts on Western Ave and 4th, head east to Jefferson Street, Right onto Clav Ave. and ends at Forth and Clay for a huge after-party at Hackley Park complete with Food, Drink, Music and Kids activities which everyone was welcomed. This year's Honorary Grand Marshal for the parade was Rita Kosheba of UAW local 1243.
We've seen a shift lately in what it takes to get workers in place, trained properly with the skills needed to get to work right away and make a difference for their company and community. For years, all we heard was that no one was going anywhere without a 4 year degree from a prestigious university and a mountain of debt that would be a pretty heavy toll to pay for most of anyone's working life. Then, a couple years ago, we heard that the skilled trades are in high demand and that you could get a job that pays more or better minus the debt. Now, none of this is to say that you should take a quality education or anything and thumb your nose at it, we all need essential life skills and mastery of talents that will carry us through life, but life...it sometimes gets in the way and the best laid plans have to be but on hold for a while. Sadly, that "while" can sometimes too, lead to never going back and finishing what you started and you never really get the chance to become who you wanted to.
Well, what if you knew that right now, you have the opportunity through a very unique program offered through Michigan Works and Muskegon Community College to go back to get that diploma or GED and get a certificate to be a Certified Nursing Aid at the same time? How's that for a jump start to a future? It's a program being offered currently for those enrolled in adult education programs here in Muskegon, working toward the completion of that high school education and then on to the next level to become a CNA through Michigan Works. Best part of it all. Doesn't cost you a penny. That's right.. it's free for those who qualify and you'll walk out ready to get to work and then on to the next level of education to maybe become an LPN, RN, Paramedic or any number of fields in the medical world. The important thing is, that you call 231-332-3911 before September 9th to register!
There are some in's and out's to qualify, and, time is short for this round of registrations, but, Kathy Rohlman of Michigan Works in Muskegon spells it all out for you in this quick chat! Take a listen.
Opportunity is knocking!! Open that door! Don't let what was stand in the way of your future and don't let any preconceived notions about what it takes to get an education, or a great start on a path to a rewarding career stand in your way! Get involved today and make a better future for yourself and your family. The ball is in your court! Call 231-332-3911 before September 9th and get yourself in the program. For more on Michigan Works, click below!
We had a great time at Ross Park over the last few weeks, but as the holiday weekend is upon us we head back to The Gym on the 4 Corners in North Muskegon to start to get ready for Fall but keep you moving and in the tip top condition you've worked hard to get to. Your first time visiting Fit and Healthy With Becky? Not a problem!! Becky's workout's are designed to be a first timer or an experienced athlete!
This week, we're in the exercise room. You get the sights and sounds of the weights banging, the sweat pouring and of course Becky keeping the beat showing you some great steps, with minimal investment if you need to work out at home, or if you are heading to a place to work out...you'll know how to blend in quickly and get right to it! Of course, if you're in search of a place to work out...of course we'd recommend The Gym! Locally owned and operated and designed to be comfortable and welcoming. It's a great place where a lot more than good health comes out....good community is part of their results too.
As always, consult a physician before you start this or any workout. Plenty of water...warm up, stretch out and good luck! Here comes Episode 113 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel!
Just like that, you got a workout in on a holiday! If you dig it...do it again, come do it again later today or maybe if you're so inclined meet up with Becky for a group, or one on one fitness experience! She's a Certified Personal Trainer and can customize a workout for you no matter where you are on your fitness journey. Click on link below to visit her website and get started!
It was a few years ago now, Muskegon had been assaulted by some who thought their message of hate was either cute, important or would be somehow effective. Well, they were met with a quick clean up, no notoriety for their deed and a community who quickly rallied to make a clear and effective statement....hate has no home in Muskegon, in fact, Love Lives Here.
It was a rally organized by Rotary of Muskegon, but it turned out to be so much more. It was a moment of defiance in the face of people who were working to divide instead of unite. It was a gathering of people from every walk of life, cultural background, faith and economic level. In a time where we kind of all live in our own little "silo" we all came out to say no more to the spikes that try to keep us away. From being there, I remember first hand how cool it felt to just be one for a while. I saw members of the community I have never seen anywhere else. Not in the store, at the park, at an event or anything. Why was it that it took such an act of villainy and cowardly behavior to get us all to come together?
Not only did the message permeate the afternoon at Hackley Park, it carried...far and wide. To this day, you can still find "Love Lives Here" yard signs that were given out at the rally all over Muskegon County. It's a great message to see in a yard, but to those who know what's behind the sign...it's a statement that they are there to defend what's right and that they are committed to standing in the way of divisiveness and hate.
The 2019 Love Live Here event is coming up soon. In fact, September 9th at Hackley Park 5-7pm is where it takes place. We have not attained the perfection of a Utopian society just yet... it will always be a work in progress but the steps continue to be taken and as we watch Muskegon continue to grow, it's important to continue that unity and continue to bridge the gaps.
Muskegon Police Chief Jeff Lewis is a member of Rotary in Muskegon and invited me down to talk about the 2019 event. It's going to be a little bigger, with a few more things for you to do. Some food on site will help and music and dance will be part of the event as well. We caught up at the Muskegon City Commission Chambers to talk about this years event, take a listen.
Love Lives Here! Love Grows Here and Love is a part of our future here! Make sure you take some time on the 9th and head to Hackley Park to join in. We stand as one.
2019 Behind the Mask Masquerade Ball on November 2nd
The HOPE Project
1516 Peck Street, Muskegon, MI 49441
Please contact MARY SUAREZ at (231)747-8555 or (231) 670-4923
With the thought of full disclosure...Andy O'Riley is the Mayor Pro Tem of Roosevelt Park and this article is appearing out of nothing but pride in community and a sincere wish for you to come and join us for an awesome day with a little something for everyone in the family at the annual day to celebrate in Roosevelt Park, which is Saturday September 7th 2019!! Now that we have the disclaimers out of the way, let's get down to the fun!
Hey, for years in the Muskegon area Roosevelt Park Day was THE event! Over time though, as things do a fresh approach was needed and while the party on Broadway was great, it had dwindled a little and the time had come to shake things up a little so, to utilize the assets that Roosevelt Park has the most of was the idea that came up and so set in motion a move to the center of the city at the expansive park at the Community Center where the park itself could be surrounded by food trucks with every kind of fare to please any palate. We could also add in some extra free fun for kids with the grassy areas dedicated to kids games and inflatables from Kangaroo Palace. Crafters and vendors all have plenty of space by the tennis courts do display and sell their incredible hand crafted items. We can put up a stage, rope off an area for some ice cold beverages and while we're at it, let's call Lewis' Farms and see if they'll bring down the Candy Cannon and blast that off at the Del Mar Playfield at 3:30. It all seemed to come together nicely.
Of course, it all kicks off with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Trinity Lutheran Church with proceeds going to benefit the Muskegon Rescue Mission. Fill your family up for only $4 for those 13 and over and $3 for kids 6-12, kids under 5 eat free! The breakfast will be held at the Roosevelt Park Community Center. The parade gets underway at 10 lead by Grand Marhsall, Eagle Scout Jason Fitzpatrick. It's free for entries if you have a business or organization that would like to join, but you do need to complete an application that can be found by CLICKING HERE. Once the parade is complete, the morning set up will be done and you are invited to come get a taste of the trucks! Delightful temptations of savory fare, sweets, deserts and more. Sights, sounds and smells will abound and the music gets rolling with the Mona Shores Fiddlers, followed by Country Current a little later in the day, and the evening rounds out with everyone's favorite local party band Yard Sale Underwear!
The BIG moment for the kids happened last year for the first time though. Scott Lewis of Lewis Farms came down for a visit and brought along the Candy Cannon! Every Saturday and Sunday the Candy Cannon goes off at Lewis Farms, however, 3:30p is the time to be at the Del Mar Playfield as 80 pounds of candy goes boom and then rains down on the kids! It's quite a sight to behold!
Andy O, Roosevelt Park City Manager Jared Olsen and City Clerk Ann Wisnewski gathered up to talk all about the fun and what's to come. Take a listen.
Consider yourself invited! Roosevelt Park considers itself a "Proud Community" and it's our chance to throw out the welcome mat with great entertainment for all ages, delicious offerings of all kinds of food, great music, great community togetherness and with Mother Natures blessings...some perfect weather for such an occasion! It's going to be a full day of fun September 7th! We'll see you at Roosevelt Park Day!
It's really a staple if Muskegon. Sitting down on Ottawa Street since the 30's when Fisher was the original spot for scrappers in Muskegon and then Padnos came along in 1999 to take over the operations the front of the building has pretty much remained the same. It's seen it's better days for sure, and it might be a little past the "beautiful" stage of things...but all of these years the practicality and purpose of the operation has remained the same. The business of recycling finite resources is essential not only for the environment and overall appearance of the area, it's also a great way for some to make a living, add a supplemental amount of income to what they make elsewhere and if that's not enough for you, it's an industrial ally in the fact that all of the "leftovers" from manufacturing and building have to go somewhere.
Well, like so much we're seeing happening in Muskegon here and now, Padnos Muskegon decided it was time to spruce things up a little on the front! What's to come over the next few months on Ottawa Street is going to match up nicely with everything Muskegon is seeing elsewhere in the county. Renewal! A HUGE project is getting underway right now...in fact, the old office space has been consolidated into a site trailer and the staff is currently "cozy" in there while the old office is empty and awaiting the construction crews! They are coming quickly and by Spring, the renovations, upgrades and new facade will be complete and as people come into town from the North, they will be greeted by an incredible site to see at Padnos Muskegon.
Business as usual, for the most part while the construction is going on. There are some way finding signs on the lot now to point you in the direction of the new scales that are in operation and the pay out area for their scrapping customers is also in that "cozy" site trailer, so once you empty your load and head in for the pay day, you'll just find it a little tight till Spring, but it will be so worth the wait and of course, Padnos is still your best bet for top dollar paid for all of the items they accept for recycling.
Kurt Alderink is the head of Padnos Muskegon and invited me down to not only share a few stories about the business over the years, but we also captured a last glimpse at the outside of the building as well as grabbed the designers rendering of what's to come. Take a listen to what's going on at Padnos Muskegon!
We're proud of our partnership with Padnos over the years and we're so excited about their investment into Muskegon. Even the name shift from Padnos Shoreline Recycling to Padnos Muskegon speaks volumes of the pride they take in being part of our community. It's a great improvement for all involved and we'll be first on hand in the Spring to show you the results! Plus, Padnos Muskegon is also gearing up for another benefit for the Muskegon County Veterans Service Center's food bank in November, so keep your eyes on Positively Muskegon for details on that! Congrats to all at Padnos and let those hammers start swinging! Click below to visit the Padnos website.
It was a great night of talk and fun as we took Muskegon Tonight Live to the northern tier of Muskegon County to enjoy the surroundings and awesome food and drink at Pub One Eleven! It's an amazing spot and a sincere focal point in Whithall where so many amazing things come out of. Not only amazing things like burgers, wraps and other tempting food specials, but programs that impact the community....an idea hub to make things better as a community and a place where friends meet to share special occasions or just swap lies for a while over a couple of cold ones.