While some of your favorite Halloween specials will surely be running on tv this week, Jodi and Olaf wanted to jump in first and get their Halloween special in bright and early on Sunday for ya!!  Yes, we're celebrating the season with a special guest star at the beginning of the show and everything this week along with some AMAZING tips for you and your pets when it comes to this time of year and what they might be experiencing around the house with the fin of everything going on.

If you are part of Muskegon and aware of the rich history of the community and it's bygone era's, the word Occidental stands out as one of the biggest in the lore of our community.  From the Civil War era to the 70's the Occidental Hotel was the landmark that made Western Avenue what it is.  In 1975 that era came to a close however and to this day, there are those who still long for a return to that simpler and more elegant time.  Some are even doing a little something about it.

The Muskegon County Sheriff Dive Team was at their annual underwater pumpkin carving event at the U.S.S. Silversides Submarine Museum. In the following video you will find out who they are, what kind of equipment they use including their side scan sonar remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), and finally underwater pumpkin carving with stories and narratives from Diver John Achterhoff. Find out the winning pumpkin design at the end.

Muskegon has a lot of fun things to do all year around but this time of year is especially exciting; because October starts it all off the Halloween and harvest festivities with spook houses, parties; costumes; and of course that staple of the season: Pumpkin Spice. (best served in pie). This year Muskegon is pulling out all the stops with three spookacular new Halloween events jam-packed into one on Saturday, October 29; with a car show, Trunk or Treat and Zombie (pig) Roast.

Hospice can be a frightening word.  End of life can be a frightening thought.  Harbor Hospice has a philosophy.  From their website - "Our goal focuses on the individual’s end-of-life journey — Your Journey on Your Terms –and support for the patient’s family. Harbor Hospice is uniquely qualified to focus on pain control and symptom management for terminally ill people at home or in a home-like setting — it‛s Our Expertise."  Simply put, now one is in pain.  No one is alone and no one has anything but the most comfort and dignity possible.  Those are the quiet moments you don't get to see until Harbor Hospice is needed.

After an amazing weekend of fun and companionship at the Winston Speedway last week with Pumpkins and Paws going on and the beginnings of what could very well become a new fall staple in the area now in the rear view mirror until newt year, it's time to get back to the business of making sure that you and your dog are living your best lives together and that's what Jodi Jarvis-Therrian and Dog Blessed is all about here on the Muskegon Channel.

How would you like one ticket to be a part of all of there is to see and do when it comes to arts and culture in Muskegon County?  Oh, great....$5 Day at the museum?  Not hardly.  In Muskegon, on October 15th, it's going to all be open.  The Lakeshore Museum Center locations, Downtown Muskegon, the White Lake Area, Muskegon Heights, and Muskegon Heights, The Frauenthal....on and on.  You have all day to literally cram it all in for $5!!  GO!

Welcome back to another episode of Dog Blessed with Jodi Jarvis-Therrian on the the Muskegon Channel, brought to you by Clock's Timeless Pets and Must Love dogs Pet Boutique in Grand Haven.  It's our weekly feature where we let Jodi share her vast wealth of knowledge with you to help you and your pet share the best life possible together.  Some weeks it's just plain fun, others it's practical advice that makes you stop and think "Oh ya, I should have thought of that" while others, it's a peek into some deep know how when it comes to pet care!  This would be one of those deep know how weeks.

Watch the September edition of Muskegon Tonight Live - a local talk show for the local people, hosted by Andy O'Riley and Jeremy DeWitt in front of audience at Burl and Sprig Cocktail Bar.