In The Spotlight
We're very fortunate to have the neighbors we do and that just south of us, Grand Haven is set to get their summer back in the swing of things in full force with the help of Seven Steps Up and the non profit they founded called Courtyard Concerts. The idea being that with the intimate setting of the Seven Steps Up club and their desire to provide not only the listening room experience, but music on a much broader scale as well. As they grew with their offerings of the concerts outside and Grand Haven opened the stunningly beautiful Lynne Sherwood Stadium along the channel, it was pretty clear that the partnership was inevitable and that bigger things were coming to Grand Haven musically. 2019 it all kicked off with a great series of concerts, and then the unspeakable. You know all too well what came next.
At the end of April, we introduced you to Traci Schuitema who was just setting out to try and put on her first benefit for a son of a friend who's got a pretty rare form of cancer. No one wants to see a 14 year old sick. No one wants to see a family worry and no one in Muskegon sits around and does nothing about it. Traci was just getting ramped up and as we promised back in April, we'd be back for a follow up a little closer to the benefit.
It was just over a year ago that we met Kaja Thornton-Hunter through some different channels. She first came on to share Kaja's Flavor Packs during a taping of Soul Filled with Chef LaKisha Harris and learning a little more about her set us into motion on getting to know this dynamic and very forward thinking community leader. We learned about her Overcoming Barriers program. We met those she works with and learned about their missions to help others and this little café..The US Café at Barney Maffet Place...we got a first peek at her idea of igniting a heartbeat in the neighborhood. What was an old grocery store....it's exactly what was hoped for, it's a centering point for a community on the rise and now that year two is upon is, it's time for another block party.
The Summer Sessions Concert Series. Oh, the YEAR of fun we had with that until the world got slammed with a shut down order. Wait. The Summer Sessions Concert Series? The YEAR of fun? Feeling like you're missing something? Trust me, you're not the only one missing something. Let's rewind a minute.
It's an event designed for all levels of bicycle enthusiasts and after a couple of years of "kinda" events with a virtual theme and some riders here of there. One of the signature events of the United Way of the Lakeshore is roaring back on June 11th and it's making a bigger foot print this year then ever with breath taking routes and different starting spots depending on where you'd like to get the pedals pumping from!
It was a week of "best of" and a week off for you on Fit and Healthy With Becky brought to you by Trinity Health, but we're back in business this week at the Neal Fitness Center inside the Boys and Girls Club on Muskegon Lake with an all new Fit and Healthy With Becky!
Jodi Jarvis-Theriran is back and this week on Dog Blessed she's our where she's most at home. She's on the lake with her trusty companion Olaf and with the warmer temps in the lakes and the area back yard swimming pools opening up, what better time to talk about safety tips around water?
This is easily one of the most insightful and timely topics that Attorney Shon Cook has ever brought to the weekly segment here on the Muskegon Channel and to anyone with aging parents or a couple with medical uncertainties in front of them, especially long term and terminal care, it's time to listen.