4th of July Fireworks and Parade Celebrations

Holiday celebrations are launching off with both the Pentwater and Hamlin Lake fireworks starting tonight July 3rd at dusk. Tomorrow on July 4th the Ludington Area Jaycees Grand Parade will roll through downtown at 2 P.M. followed by both the Ludington and Manistee firework shows Saturday night. Have a safe, fun, and relaxing 4th of July weekend! 


Post Office Hours for 4th of July Weekend

The Ludington Post Office has listed special hours for the holiday weekend. Today, July 3rd, is the official federal business holiday, but the Post Office will remain open for operation briefly from 8 A.M. to 12 P.M. (noon). The Post Office will observe the holiday tomorrow by closing all day on the 4th. West Shore and other banks in the area will also maintain usual business hours today and close Saturday. If you need to do any banking or shipping this weekend, make sure to get it handled today. 

Family of 5 Wild Bears Living Near Ludington

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A family of 5 bears has been caught on camera just 20 miles east of downtown Ludington. A trail camera in Fountain has captured images of a mother bear and her 4 cubs stopping to eat at a bait pile in the woods. Be weary of these wild animals as they may be crossing roads or hunting in nearby woodland areas. If you see this family of bears, do your best to keep your distance; mother bears are known to act viciously if they feel their cubs are being threatened. 

Grant Winners from Love Ludington

The Love Ludington mini grant contest has announced its $500 winners.  

The public has voted for "Dog Friendly Projects by Mason County Mutts" and "Rain Activated Art in Downtown Ludington".

Dog friendly projects would put bowls, leash tie-ups, and bag stations in downtown Ludington.

The rain activated art would be applied to sidewalks as fun sayings or phrases that would appear when wet.

In true Ludington fashion, the ideas didn't stop there. Local donors have stepped up with offers to fund $500 to these following projects as well.

Mason County Eastern Outdoor Classroom - Putting a good use to their currently unused courtyard.

Occupy James Street - To beautify James Street for our visitors.

Workshop Wednesdays at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. - For Kids to explore their artistic talents.

For more contribution goodness visit the Love Ludington Facebook page and help make positive things happen in Mason County!


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