Scene around town, early summer edition


Photos by Cynthia Price unless otherwise noted

by Cynthia Price

June was bustin’ out all over on a beautiful hot Saturday last weekend, with enough activities going on all over Muskegon to fill anyone’s calendar.

Maddie Jackson and Leah Uganski, organizers of Ladyfest at the Lakeshore, held a garage sale in Norton Shores to fund-raise for the day long music festival, and will hold another this coming Saturday, June 9. This year, the third annual Ladyfest will be held Aug. 17 at Unruly Brewing, with proceeds going to Every Woman’s Place.

There was a mob scene at the Vikings as part of the Muskegon Pub Pedal, which raises funds for families facing challenges. Though there were many complaints on social media, the participants seemed to love it, and could be found all over town – especially in Lakeside.

Glenside held a Glenside Neighborhood Garage Sale, and there were a very large number of sales in that section of town... and elsewhere.

In the bottom row right photo are Renee and Courtney, the mother-daughter owners of Vintage Redefined, a downtown shop which is mostly new goods with a vintage feel, though most of the furniture is upscale resale. They held a birthday celebration because they opened just one year ago, at the same time as the Western Market shops.

David Stradal of Muskegon Community College showed off the state-of-the-art 3D printer and other technology wonders at the Lakeshore Fab Lab, which held its grand opening Saturday. The lab, in downtown Muskegon, has a large number of “maker”-type machines for use by inventers or craftspeople, and especially by students at MCC.

Adults may join the Fab Lab for $250 a year ($25 for students) and then pay for time and materials.

The grand opening offered a lot of fun as a sneak preview. For more info, visit