Vote House of Flavors as Best Ice Cream Shop in West Michigan

WZZM 13 has been holding an open vote to find the best ice cream shop in West Michigan. Ludington’s own House of Flavors had been leading the competition, but has recently fallen into second place behind the Mooville creamery in Nashville.

House of Flavors needs your votes! The poll ends this Saturday, July 11th, and House of Flavors is just a few hundred votes from being named West Michigan’s best ice cream.

Copy and paste the link below into your browser to submit your vote:

Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony for Fallen Trooper

A highway dedication ceremony is being held by the Michigan State Police Hart Post for trooper Paul K Butterfield II. Butterfield was shot and killed in the line of duty on Sept. 9, 2013.

The highway dedication ceremony will be held at the Lincoln Hills Country Club, July 13 at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Nancy Sundberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 231-873-2171

Construction Limits Lakeshore Drive to One Lane

Lakeshore Drive has been constricted to one lane between Slagle and Abrahamson for repairs and renovations on the northbound bridge lane.

Construction crews have set up temporary stoplights to assure that traffic will continue to flow safely, but things are moving much more slowly than normal. This is typically a high traffic area so back-ups are bound to happen.

Be sure to leave a few extra minutes for travel time if you’re heading to or from the State Park or Hamlin areas. Also rememeber to be cautious about workers on the bridge. 

SS Badger Designated as US 10 Continuance Route

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has announced that the SS Badger will be designated as the new continuance route of US Highway 10. Since 1926, Highway 10 has been divided between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI by Lake Michigan.

Now, the historic carferry’s path will officially continue the highway’s route from state to state. The Badger’s trip from Ludington to Manitowoc is one of only two highway ferry services in the country.

The Badger has transported millions of passengers and their vehicles between the ports. The carferry was recently put into consideration for National Historic Landmark Designation by the United States Department of the Interior.

West Shore Art Fair Pulls Huge Crowds to City Park

Photo Courtesy of Ludington Arts Council:

The Ludington City Park was buzzing all weekend as people flooded in for the annual West Shore Art Fair. Over 100 returning and new-coming artists set up shop to sell and showcase beautiful hand-made crafts and works of art. 

Artists ranged from local legends Todd and Brad Reed to visitors such as South Floridian photographer Christopher Gug, considered America’s most prominent underwater photographer. Gug travels the world to take amazing pictures in exotic places like the Caribbean and Papua New Guinea, but still says he loves coming to Ludington where he believes people need art like his to help “get them through the frigid winters!” 

Artists were thankful and excited to be welcomed by the Ludington community. 

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