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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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Man Drowns During Late Night Kayaking in Newaygo County

photo courtesy of WZZM13

The Michigan State Police are reporting of a kayaker drowning this morning in Newaygo County. At 3:20 am troopers were dispatched to Martin Lake on a report on a drowning of  a 26 yr old male.

It's being reported that two friends were kayaking when they both flipped, filling their kayaks with water. One of the men couldn't swim and drown while the other was unable to save him or pull him to shore. Newaygo Sheriff's Office dive team were able to recover the body.

This incident is still under investigation but alcohol appears to play a factor.  

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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. 

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