Makers Market Celebrates Grand Opening

A celebration it was, at the Grand Opening of Makers Market in downtown Ludington, Thursday night.  During the festivities people flocked to displays and demonstrations.  You could feel the creative energy in the building.  Owner, Erica Karmeisool gave an emotional toast following the ribbon cutting ceremony.  Guests enjoyed wine and champagne as well as food from El Cardenal Mexican Restaurant.  An amazing space has been created for projects from beginner to expert.  The experience is a community of creative and helpful minds.  Many people have contributed to the Makers space.  The ambitious ‘Lead Maker’ and Makers Market could still use any tools that you can donate to the community space.  MAKE.  STUFF.  HERE. … Actually make it there … The corner of Ludington Ave. and Robert St. in downtown Ludington.


Hundreds Gather At The Mason County Court House To Pray On 'National Day Of Prayer'

Today, May 5th is the National Day of Prayer.  On the grounds and steps of the Mason County courthouse hundreds gathered to show their faith.  Several members of local churches and organizations offered prayers for family, health, prosperity and peace and guidance.  On this National Day of Prayer, recognize all that is good in your life and share what you can to make the world a better one for those less fortunate.


Port of Ludington Maritime Museum Receives Grant

A National Maritime Heritage Preservation Grant, entitled ‘The cleaning, preservation, and the public display of fresnel lighthouse lenses,’ has been awarded to the Mason County Historical Society for its new Port of Ludington Maritime Museum.  Dr. Rick Plummer, Executive Director for the historical society, announced the grant Tuesday.  The grant, in the amount of $52,335, has been awarded by the U.S. Department of the Interior, through the National Park Service. The preservation grant was awarded after a thorough review and comment by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office and evaluation by the National Maritime Heritage grant panel, according to Dr. Plummer.  Mason County Historical Society has two historically significant fresnel lenses from area lighthouses which will be prominently exhibited at the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum. The museum is set to open in May, 2017.

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