This week in Muskegon

Enjoying the final beach days at Pere Marquette.

Happy new week, Muskegon!

We know there’s a lot of news that happens during the week, and it’s not always easy to find the time to stay up to date. So, with that in mind, each Sunday we will publish a weekly roundup of Muskegon news, from what has happened over the past week to what you can expect during the coming week. That’s a lot of ground to cover, so if there are stories you think should be included this week, or that you’d like to see included the following Sunday, let us know! Either comment below or send our editor, Anna Gustafson, an email at

Dr. James Jackson, the co-founder of the James Jackson Museum of African American History in Muskegon Heights, was remembered as a champion of civil rights, and so much more, at his memorial service Saturday, Sept. 8. [Muskegon Chronicle]

The community mourned the death of Dan Gorajec. [Muskegon Chronicle]

When it comes to sustainable growth, there’s a lot that other cities can learn from Muskegon. [Strong Towns]

Want to give back to your city? Find out how you can partner with folks in the core neighborhoods here. [Community enCompass]

A huge crowd turned out for the annual Labor Day parade in downtown Muskegon. [Muskegon Times]

Two lifelong friends from Muskegon launched a clothing company to fight pollution in the Great Lakes. [Muskegon Times]

The Muskegon Polish Festival drew thousands of people downtown for food, dancing, and a whole lot more. [Muskegon Times]

After serving the Muskegon community for close to 10 years, Max ‘n Marley’s Doghouse in Lakeside is closing its doors. [Muskegon Chronicle]

Want to get a glimpse of the Frauenthal Center’s incredible history and architecture? Check out this tour. [Muskegon Channel]

The Greater Muskegon Kennel Club raised $16,000 to help the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department purchase a new K-9 after the department’s dog, Rex, died from cancer. [WZZM]

United Way of the Lakeshore dedicated its Day of Caring to local veterans, and volunteers worked to repair and improve the homes of 19 local veterans. [Muskegon Chronicle and Muskegon Channel]

The city of Muskegon is looking for firms to provide engineering services. If you’re interested, apply before Sept. 24. [City of Muskegon]

Beginning Monday, Sept. 17, a portion of Black Cree Drive will be closed to southbound traffic. See all the info here. [City of Muskegon]

Interested in getting involved in local government? There are openings on boards and commissions. See info here and here. [City of Muskegon]

Find out what’s going on in Muskegon during Monday’s City Commission work session and Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. [City of Muskegon]

The United Way of the Lakeshore kicked off a $2.5 million fundraising campaign. [Muskegon Chronicle]

Roosevelt Park celebrated its Taste of the Trucks on Saturday. [Positively Muskegon]

Muskegon High School is losing its JROTC program due to a lack of instructors. [Muskegon Chronicle]

The Muskegon Museum of Art celebrated the opening of its 90th Michigan Regional Exhibition. [Muskegon Museum of Art]

A “new” piece of history has come to the USS LST 393: a 40mm twin mount anti-aircraft cannon that will be ready for duty next spring. [Visit Muskegon]

Muskegon Community College is inviting the public to provide feedback on the school’s strategic plan. [MCC News]

Have a great week, everyone!

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