In The Spotlight
Muskegon Surgical Associates has been a key part for me since December. They asked a week ago if we could help get the word out that they were still open, and seeing patients on an urgent and emergency basis and we of course were happy to welcome them. If you don't recall, I woke up with a stomach ache one morning and by that afternoon, life changed dramatically and it was the caring hands of Dr. Jennifer Bradley of Muskegon Surgical Associates that I pulled though.
We're incredibly thankful for our partnership with Attorney Shon Cook in Whitehall and her support of our work here and on Positively Muskegon and the other properties we publish. She's been with us since almost the beginning and today, she's dropping by to share some thoughts on the legal world as well as what's happening with the courts in the jurisdictions she practices in.
Yep - We've gotta go back a few episodes for a while as we're doing out part to observe the "stay home, stay safe" orders. Not much of what we'd hoped for, but it is what is is and since it's been 140 weeks without a "best of" well, we can all give a little. It's been a while since you've seen this one, so we're pretty sure you're gonna think it's brand new!
We have shared several posts about our work and how it gets to you through Comcast/Xfinity. We are an all digital based media company and without the ability to get our message to you without using the infrastructure that they have in place, we've got nothing. We've always been treated like a top priority when it comes to making sure what we need is as good as it gets, especially when it comes to some of the growth we've gone through like the world wide broadcast of the Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree and our live shows.
Xfinity is on the forefront of making sure that in a time when communication is essential, their customers and those who might need some connection via mobile hot spots have what they need. Mobile Hot Spots from Xfinity are free to anyone at the time and no one is going to be shut off from service for a while until all of this blows over and we're back to what's normal.
Comcast/Xfinity has also gone where others have not even dreamed in the wake of everything going on. Setting up a HALF A BILLION dollar fund to help their employees who are effected by the virus. Other media companies are furloughing people but those under the umbrella of this media giant have some relief coming. What a refreshing way to do business. Putting their people and communities first.
Friday, we invited Rob Ponto from Comcast/Xfinity to come on and talk about not only what Comcast/Xfinity is doing for customers and communities, but some of the staggering statistics they are finding in usage. Everything from peak times when people are online, what they are looking for, how the system is holding up and what you can find FREE right now is you are a subscriber to the Comcast/Xfinity platforms. There are some pretty interesting statistics here. Take a listen.
So much info and so many ways you can stay connected and entertained with Comcast/Xfinity. We are paying customers too with Comcast/Xfinity. As mentioned at the beginning of this article, we have found nothing but stellar service from Comcast/Xfinity and they have helped us grow to what we've become. We're thankful for their help in getting us to where we are! To find out what you can watch free on Xfinity right now, click below!
Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree 19' Reprise - Limited Time Only
Apr 5th - 12th , 2020 - MuskegonChannel.com/Tree
Also Available on our ROKU & Fire TV Channels
We're all living day to day at the moment for the most part and our immediate needs...ya, they are pretty much all we're thinking about. It's a time when there are no a whole lot of answers and there are more questions piling up than can even be addressed. Nothing seems "normal", but, there are some things that are very stable, there are people who are steadfast in their commitment to what they do and there are ways they can reach out to you and help even though you can't stop in for a visit.
We're doing all we can at the Muskegon Channel to maintain a sense of normalcy, but we are also right out front working day after day to bring you as much news and information as we can directly from Muskegon County officials as fast as we can.
We've been around the "Talk Sooner" campaign for a while. We are partners with the Health Project of Mercy Health in Muskegon and over the years we've covered the message behind Talk Sooner on both the Positively Muskegon Blog as well as right here on the Muskegon Channel. Yes, we're talking about bringing up taboo subjects...drugs, alcohol, vaping abstaining from them and convincing kids that the easiest way to stop, is to never start, but especially to never start at an early age when the brain is still developing,
Back in February, on our blog, Positively Muskegon we introduced you to Gavin and Kamden Cross who were out to help our area pet shelters out with some of the things that newly adopted pets need when they finally find their forever home. Things like a nice new collar, a new leash, maybe some toys and treats to make that transition from the shelter to their forever home a little easier for their new start.
Morning! Happy Monday! It's your weekly kick off to a little healthier lifestyle and a little more pep in your step!! Fit and Healthy With Becky rolls on and we're happy to be able to not only help you stick around the house like we've all been told, but..we can also provide a little feeling of "normal" when it comes to the day to day in life!
In episode 140 of Fit and Healthy With Becky, there are no requirements other than a mat if you have one and a desire to get to it and stick to it. It's a Pilates work out designed to use the goods you've been given and nothing more! She's going to show you how to move your arms, legs and everything in between and it might even have a spelling lesson too!
As always, consult your Dr. before you start this or any other work out. Warm up, stretch out and drink plenty of water! Here comes episode 140 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel.
You just did Pilates! All it took was a stay at home order? Hey...whatever it takes! Now, plan on coming back to do it again later today or tomorrow! Share it with some friends and make it a habit! Fit and Healthy With Becky has a new episode weekly on the Muskegon Channel and we also put the show on the Muskegon Channel for Roku and Amazon Fire TV!
Don't forget too! Becky offers West Michigan Meal Prep. It's delicious, and ready to eat food that you can order for pick up or delivery. It's packed with nutrition and flavor! Becky and her crew prepare everything at Kitchen 242 in Downtown Muskegon and get it right out to ya! Take a look at her website below!
As I was scrolling through Facebook one night as many of us do. I came across a post from Shannon Glass about her amazingly thoughtful daughter Danica. you see this year Danica started the sixth grade this year. Most girls around this age start their cycle, Shannon wanted her daughter to be prepared, confidant and know how to handle it when it happens.
As we hear over and over, "we're in this together". Yes, it's a snappy slug line and probably something we outta be better at anyway. We've all got our areas that we can add to the relief of our current times and we also too could do a little better job of following instructions on staying home and letting the worst of all this pass without helping to spread the virus.
Virus or no virus, our aging population is a point of concern as we get a little older ourselves and start to see the first signs of the "golden years" start to show in our parents. Very fortunately, for me, mine are both still quite healthy, agile, social and able to manage the day to day. But, like anyone who's approaching 50 the relentless march of time has taken its toll on those who I once saw as invincible.
Last year, we had our eyes opened up to the world of competitive robotics when the MARS 4004 Rovers team invited us out to do a story on their team and highlight the work and effort the young people from different area schools put in to battle it out in a local, state and regional and national level to see who can build the most competitive machine piloted by the most talented team. It's all part of STEM learning and the hands on approach for these young people is AMAZING!
Monday!! Up and at 'em! We're doing what we can to keep things close to normal as possible when it comes to your day to day. Becky is of course working to keep you motivated and fit and we're all about keeping Becky in your home and giving you new options in health and fitness and keeping things fun and interesting. Today, she's even going to teach you some moves that could land you a role in a kung-fu movie!
Today, it's a mix of kickboxing and cardio! Nothing needed more than your willingness and desire to move that body of yours. Sure, you might not have the grace and smoothness she does, but GOOD NEWS! You're at home and no one is watching you! Get there! No excuses.
Don't forget too, that Fit and Healthy With Becky is available for The Muskegon Channel on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. If you visit your channel store for either device you can get the free download and watch Becky, or a lot of our other shows...get 'em!
For now, let's get to it! It's episode 139 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on the Muskegon Channel.
Mission complete! Great job! Keep in mind too, Becky has West Michigan Meal Prep! Fresh, healthy food made to order weekly and delivered right to your door! The food is delectable. The nutrition is high, calories are minimal and with Becky's background of being a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer....you can bet you're not getting junk food. Learn more about West Michigan Meal Prep by visiting their website below!
Hackley Public Library wants to show us what they are up to during the temporarily closure and sends their regards. The library is temporarily closed due to Executive Order 2020-09 to minimize transmission of the COVID-19 and it's scheduled to re-open April 6th . See bottom of article on how to to apply for a temporarily library card online.
Muskegon Restaurants improvise during COVID-19 outbreak. Many of them begin to Offer curbside, walk-up, take-out and delivery services during Governor Gretchen Whitmer shut down of dine-in services at all bars and restaurants in Michigan amid the COVID-19 outbreak to slow down transmission of the virus.