We introduced you to Dan Salas, award winning photo journalist a couple months ago when he came out to tell the story of us here at The Muskegon Channel and Positively Muskegon. His history in West Michigan media is deep and his stories show a very human side of people in and around all of Michigan. We saw in a big hurry that his work certainly had a home here on The Muskegon Channel and we'd help get the word out about those who are not right in our back yard, but have a pretty amazing effect on their community and the projects that are important to them.
We quite often tout the amazing things that go on at the library now a days. The days where the library was defined by the somewhat short tempered lady behind the desk who was quick to get her index finger to her lips and shush anyone who dared speak above a whisper are long gone. Yes, the library is still a place where courtesy is still best practiced when it comes to shared space with others, but they have also become centers for cultural happenings, media outlets and community gatherings centered around interesting speakers and topics that you'll probably not hear anywhere else.
It's time to start thinking about the meat sweats. Yep, we're talking ribs as far as the eye can see and more smokey good flavor, fall off the bone tenderness....I could go on and on, but it's honestly making me hungry...so, let's just say...if you like ribs, beer, music and a great cause, you need to save the dates for the Grand Haven VFW Rib Fest. It's going on May 25th and 26th and all the proceeds go to benefit our local veterans on a number of levels. It's an awesome and rapidly growing event.
It's all we've heard about for the most part over the last weeks and months. Quite honestly, probably with good reason as the world we live in seems to have changed dramatically. At 47, I have to honestly admit that I look at life today and scratch my head a little. How did we get here? How did things get to be so scary.. and why do we seem to be losing a generation of kids under us? I mean, it's a tough world and it's getting tougher...but have we honestly gotten to the point where it's so bad we need to go shoot up a school? Are our entertainment venues really just giant corrals for maniacs to shoot in to?
I took a big step this year. I was asked to make a run for State House of Representatives in Michigan and after much thought, I decided that if I was going around town telling everyone to believe in themselves and believe in Muskegon, I had best back it up when opportunity knocks. It's a giant endeavor and I know that it's going to be a year filled with high's and low's and I am going to meet many people along the way. One of which I already met, and would like to introduce to you.