Convention & Visitors Bureau launches www.pureludington.com

May 1, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has launched its new Pure Ludington website in preparation for the 2013 visitor season in an effort to better assist the visitor in their vacation planning. “We are very excited about the launch of our re-vamped PureLudington.com,” said Executive Director Brandy Henderson. “We have been working over the past year…

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Ludington Petnunia Parade planting May 18

May 1, 2013

 LUDINGTON — The 26th annual Ludington Petnunia Parade is scheduled for planting on Saturday, May 18 beginning at 10 a.m. The Ludington Optimist Club will be serving lunch for the volunteers after the planting at the City Park ( planters do not need to have clean hands to have lunch). The parade was started in 1987 by Ellery and Sue…

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Scottville will hire Riley as new part-time police chief

April 30, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville public safety committee agreed this afternoon to hire Donald Riley of Walhalla as the city’s part-time police chief. The committee members, along with City Manager Amy Williams, discussed the options available to the police department and unanimously decided hiring a part-time chief and keeping the current full-time officers was the best fit for Scottville. The city…

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Comedy night at SMT

April 30, 2013
Comedy night at SMT

SCOTTVILLE – South Main Tavern in Scottville will be presenting a special event comedy night Saturday, May 11 at 9 p.m.  Headlining the event will be stand-up comedian and Laughing Hyena recording artist, Jeremy “Jer-Dog” Danley. Danley is from Chicago and has recently been selected as one of Bud Light’s “Real Men of Comedy,” in Maxim Magazine and has been heard on The Bob &…

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West Shore’s 43rd commencement May 10

April 30, 2013

VICTORY TWP. – Nearly 140 West Shore Community College students are eligible to receive degrees and certificates at the college’s 43rd commencement ceremony to be held on Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. in the College’s Recreation Center Arena. Speakers for the event will be Guy Smith, president of the Student Senate, WSCC Faculty Association president and Professor of Philosophy…

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Verizon wireless now 4G

April 30, 2013

Verizon Wireless service in Mason County has now reached 4G speed. In a press release Verizon announced that last week the company rolled out its advanced, high-speed 4G LTE wireless network in Ludington and surrounding communities including Free Soil, Hamlin Township, Scottville, Walhalla, and along all of U.S. 31 and U.S. 10 in Mason County. The 4G network is currently available…

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Garden Wars at the art center

April 30, 2013

LUDINGTON – The Ludington Center for the Arts has announced the second annual Garden Wars. The grounds at the center are fertile and ready for creative (and competitive) gardeners to take on plots for their own artistic endeavors. Anyone or any groups interested may apply for a plot for the growing season. Some plots have already been claimed. Those applying…

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Badger featured in American Airlines magazine

April 29, 2013
Badger featured in American Airlines magazine

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. The SS Badger is featured in the current edition of American Way, the in-flight magazine of American Airlines. The six-page full-color spread begins with an interview with Capt. Dean Hobbs and mates Allan Chrenka and Dan Short. In true Capt. Hobbs fashion, it features some of the captain’s famous tales of the Great Lakes. The article…

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Classic car show and Back to the Fifties event in Ludington

April 29, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Downtown Ludington Special Events Committee is organizing a Back to the Fifties festival scheduled for June 7 – 9. Local car enthusiasts are invited to participate in the free event on Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Filer Street between Rath and Robert. The three day festival, sponsored by House of Flavors, will celebrate…

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USDA expands support for farmers’ markets to accept SNAP

April 29, 2013

WASHINGTON  – Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon today announced expanded eligibility for U.S.Department of Agriculture grants to improve access to fresh produce and healthy foods by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients at America’s farmers’ markets. As a result of funding provided by Congress through the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, USDA last year announced the availability of $4…

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Scottville public safety committee to discuss police dept.

April 29, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville public safety committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon and there is only one agenda item: the police department. The City of Scottville currently has an agreement with the City of Ludington in which the Ludington police chief and captain oversee administration of Scottville’s police department. Ludington Police Department also offers the service of its detective…

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Engagement story: Heather Landis and Jordan Devries

April 29, 2013
Engagement story: Heather Landis and Jordan Devries

Mason County Press introduces Bridal Stories. Engagement, wedding and anniversary stories will be posted on Mondays, with the deadline on Friday. For details, click on the link in the sub-menu. Our debut Engagement Story is Heather and Jordan. She and 23 Cubans were muy contentos. Heather Landis and Jordan DeVries took a trip to Key West to celebrate their fourth…

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Pinewood derby

April 29, 2013
Pinewood derby

Submitted by Scott Gordon. SCOTTVILLE — On Saturday Scottville Cub Scout Pack 4144 had its annual Pinewood Derby.  There were 17 racers this year, a bit down from previous years, but still a great time for everybody involved.  One of the favorite parts is when the scouts get to vote for who has the best design for their car.  Only…

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The fierce women in our lives

April 27, 2013
The fierce women in our lives

The Kitchen Sink. A blog by Stephanie Wagner. MORE magazine this month has a featured shout-out to women who showed guts and bravery – they call it “The Fierce List”. I have always loved the word fierce. It speaks to me of a fiery intensity, of zeal, and of passion. I love the juxtaposition of the phrase “fierce grace” –…

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Memorial service for Stanley Dombrouski

April 27, 2013

IRONS — A memorial service will be held for Stanley R. Dombrouski at St. Bernard’s Church in Irons on Saturday, May 4. Family visitation begins at 10 a.m. followed by mass at 11 a.m., The Father Anton Tran officiating. Visitors are invited to Lakeview Cemetery after the mass where the Lake County Veterans Honor Guard will present a 21 gun…

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