There are a multitude of benefits to having one of West Michigan's most famous chef's on board at your online TV station.  Not only do you get her sage advise on how to masterfully handle anything in the kitchen.  You also get her commanding presence, her friendly and fun personality and if that's not enough at the end of the segment, someone has to make sure the final product is of the highest quality...so you can imagine where the pie ended up. 

The dog days of summer are nearly over and as back to school looms for many.  You might be sitting there wondering what can be done on a budget, close enough to home that would be fun for the whole family, or maybe a group of friends.  Well, a short drive to Saugatuck is all it will take and when you get there, you'll be able to step back in time and enjoy a really great cruise on a vintage fiberglass boat for an hour and a half from Retro Boat Rentals!

I will be the first to admit....I don't get it.  I don't understand the Rocky Horror Picture Show, I don't think I have ever seen it in it's entirety and that's beside the point.  I do know that there are generations of fans who LOVE the experience and all that comes with the Rocky Horror Picture Show and that many people can't be wrong.  So, I was intrigued enough when the invite came from Kevin Kilbry of The Denton High Drama Club reached out to see if we'd take a few minutes to talk about the upcoming production of the classic at the Harbor Cinema's located in Lakeside in Muskegon on August 19th. 

Connections!  One of the best things about being in the "media" is the ability to make connections.  Like say a couple weeks ago when Chef Char was taping the now world famous rhubarb episode, as we finished taping, in walks the next guy to have some time reserved in Kitchen 242.  Kenneth McCallum was next up to work on his amazing home made pastas.  

Is a great honor to have Chef Char on the Muskegon Channel.  You've seen her on WZZM 13 for a few years sharing her love for great food, great times and her willingness to share..second to none.  She's got a pretty big role here in town at Kitchen 242 as well, she host classes on just about anything.  Kids cooking and healthy snacks to some more exotic dishes and best use of locally grown food that you can find week in and week out at the Muskegon Farmers Market.

Did you know that Michigan farmers harvest 20 million pounds of asparagus in the 6-7 weeks they have a chance to harvest?  Did you know Michigan ranks second in the nation for asparagus production?  Did you know there are more ways to prepare asparagus than you ever imagined?  Well, since you've had a little lesson on asparagus how bout we put the pedal to the metal and show you a few ways to enjoy it?

It's a coveted prize.  The Celebrated Service Award is offered by Celebration Cinema in the markets they have theaters in and annually, so of the best of the best in the area bide for the prize.  This year, in Muskegon the spotlight is on the Getty Street Grill for their dedication to excellent food, customer service beyond compare and a team of employees who truly understand that a nice meal out is so much more than the food.  A trip into the Getty Street Grill is like being served by family and it's evident in a hurry why on weekends you usually find a line out the door to get in there and enjoy a great breakfast or lunch.

Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London is an address you may be familiar with.  Sure, maybe not quite as familiar as an address like 1600 Pennsylvania Ave or 10 Downing Street, but you might just stop and think... "I've heard that address somewhere..."  Well, think back a few years to times that were a little more innocent, and you may have had a favorite story or movie...getting warmer?  Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane is where the world famous nanny Mary Poppins flew into back in 1934 if you're a fan of the book and in 1964 Disney got a hold of the story and turned it into a timeless movie that has been shared by generations ever since.  It's a staple of story telling and a great family friendly production.  You've got the opportunity to be part of the magic once again as the Muskegon Civic Theater presents Mary Poppins opening May 4th at the Frauenthal Center in Downtown Muskegon.

The Muskegon Channel is pleased to introduce you to our newest member of the show.  James Saville.  James is what you would call a beer connoisseur, and amazing computer guru and an all around great guy.  Now, since it's been a few months since Andy has had a sip of beer, we needed to hunt down someone who's been plugged into the craft beer scene since day 1.  James had to be the choice!

If you're of a certain age, you probably remember packing everything and everyone you can into the car with blankets, kids were probably in their pajamas and mom and dad waiting for mother nature to dim the lights at sunset to get the show rolling at the drive in theater!  The little speaker hanging from the window....the sounds of kids running around on the playground....that hut....right in the middle of it all showing movies in every direction on massive screens...that somehow become invisible once it's dark out.  The night air settles in the show gets underway and with any luck.. the kids are asleep in the back before the second feature starts.