Little River Casino Expands for Better Accomodations

Mlive reports The Little River Casino Resort is now working on an expansion that will include a pool and spa.

The expansion in Manistee will include restaurant offerings, a new pool area and full service spa, and some remodeling of other public areas, according to the tribe. Also, the casino floor will be reconfigured for better access and include a new bar on the main floor.

"The main focus of our expansion and remodeling project is to increase customer satisfaction. Many of our changes are based on comments that our guests have made about features they'd like to see," General Manager Ron Pete said in a news release.

The estimated cost and square footage of the expansion were not made public. Construction is set to be completed by the spring of 2016. 

Parade Entry Deadline Pushed Back

The entry deadline for the 2015 Freedom Festival Grand Parade is now until Wednesday, June 24th. The parade will be held on Saturday, the Fourth of July at 2 p.m. in downtown Ludington. Visit the Ludington Area Jaycees website at for Grand Parade Entry Forms.

The Ludington Area Jaycees are also seeking additional sponsors for the 2015 Freedom Festival Fireworks Display.
Fireworks display sponsorship forms may be obtained by contacting Jamie Spore at (231) 233-0230, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visiting the Jaycees’ website.

The Freedom Festival fireworks display will be held on the Fourth of July at dusk at Stearns Park Beach in Ludington. In the event of inclement weather on Independence Day, the fireworks display will be held on the Fifth of July.

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at White Pine Village

The Mason County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will also happen this weekend. It takes place Saturday at noon at the Historic White Pine Village. This is a two part ceremony with the annual unveiling of the Mason County Sports Hall of Fame and induction ceremony. Six athletes and two high school athletes will be honored with speakers and a banquet dinner. For tickets to the banquet dinner call the chamber of commerce at 845-0324.

"South Pacific" Ready for Opening Weekend at WSCC

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic musical “South Pacific," will open this weekend. This will be Dr. Rick Plummer’s final production as director of the college’s arts series. He retires from the college at the end of July.  Veterans will be honored with individual awards throughout the performances. Shows will run until the 28th with a 2pm matinee. Tickets for “South Pacific in Concert” are available online 24 hours per day, seven days per week at the college website.Reservations may also be made at the college box office at 843-5507

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