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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Glenside Winter Pot Luck in Muskegon - Neighborhood's Are Important

I have said over and over and over that Muskegon is better as one!  When I say that, I picture Muskegon as pretty much Fruitport to Montague...that's our "area" but within that area, there are a multitude of neighborhoods and they are all unique in their make up.  Some are neighborhoods made up of residents, some are industrial.

Glenside Neighborhood Assoc on Facebook
Some are centered around a school and some....well, some still manage to keep that "small town" feel alive and well in a time where that kind of thing has been forgotten.  In Muskegon, one neighborhood goes as far as to throw a pot luck dinner to get together to talk about things going on, areas that could use a little improvement, events coming up and believe it or not...the promote people speaking to each other!  Talking!  Yes!  Not commenting on social media, not hiding behind an avatar, face to face still happens!

Sure, some "official business" will take place at the Glenside Winter Pot Luck, things like electing a new Glenside Neighborhood Association President and board members.  They will also be welcoming a key note speaker in Mike Grenier who's the Muskegon Water Filtration Plant Supervisor.  Mike will be discussing the state of Muskegon's Water.  Who couldn't use a little reassurance on that seeing as what's happened in Flint.  Better safe than sorry.

Glenside is tucked in off Sherman Blvd and as you turn in to the neighborhood, you notice the hustle and bustle of the busy street is quickly forgotten by seeing the nice homes, beautiful McGraft Park and peaceful water areas.  People take pride in their homes, the hand full of business close to the Glenside neighborhood are all inviting and on the right day, you'll find people out playing in yards, dogs'll find a comfortable surrounding and a great place that people call home.

Martha Bottomly joined me in advance of the pot luck to talk about the neighborhood and why they rely on communication, togetherness and good old fashioned fun to keep things together.  Take a listen to our chat below.

There you have it!  The importance of our neighborhoods is so essential.  Friends and neighbors have to look out for each other.  We can all sit behind a screen and wonder why the world seems to be going nuts, os...we can emulate Glenside and get together to talk things through, catch up on the goings on and even make sure we're all on the same page if something goes wrong.  It's up to all of us to make sure that if it's a neighborhood, or all of Muskegon, that we value the people and places in it.   My many thanks to Martha for coming on to talk about what makes Glenside so special.  If you live in Glenside... it's time to get your dish to pass ready.

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