Mud Factor is almost here. I visited Baja Acres on Birch Run Road in Millington this morning to take a sneak peek, and I gotta tell you that I am excited for the big event on Saturday. Online registration is now closed, but you can sign up in person on Saturday.
The Davison Festival of Flags has moved. Instead of starting late in July, the festival in the City of Flags will begin on July 4th with a parade on Main Street, fireworks at Abernathy Park, and carnival rides and the entertainment tent in new locations.
"But wait, there's more!" That's the catchphrase that infomercial pioneer, marketing mastermind Barry Becher carved into American vocabulary. Best known for promoting Ginsu Knives, the kitchen tool that could cut tomatoes and two by fours, Becher passed away from complications of kidney cancer.
Grand Blanc's Geena Gall becomes the Flint area's second Olympian for the 2012 London Games as she qualified second in the 800 meter finals last night at Oregon's Hayward Field. Gall put on a furious kick with about 200 meters to go to pass several runners and grab a spot on the Olympic team.
The Volkslaufe, a.k.a. "The People's Race" will take place on the 4th of July in Frankenmuth. There are three different race distances, 10k, 20k and 5k plus a children's run. All races start and finish in Heritage Park. The 10k starts first at 8 am, followed by the 20k at 8:10 then the 5k at 10. The kids run starts at 11.
It's hard to imagine a time when these things didn't exist. In actuality it's been less than 40 years since they have been widely used. June 26, 1974 is the date that the Universal Product Code (UPC) or Bar Code was first used in an Ohio supermarket.
You would think that the world's largest lasagna would be made in Italy. You would be wrong, although Italian soccer players were the inspiration for the Polish chefs to make the prodigious pasta dish.
Some people head to the big city on the 4th of July. Others run in the opposite direction. If that is you, head for the quiet country hamlet of Hadley for the "Not your ordinary Run-of-the-Mill race." The race starts and finishes at the Hadley Mill in Hartwig Community Park.
If you've been travelling for your summer vacation already, you've probably noticed a positive trend. The price of gasoline has been steadily going down. Crude oil prices have been declining for the better part of 8 months, and the price of unleaded gas has followed.
Davison High School grad Melanie Peters (nee Schultz) will be running the 2012 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, starting tomorrow morning in Squaw Valley, California. This will be her first attempt at running 100 miles, but she has surprised many in her running career as she increases her distance.
I have always been a camper. My family went camping on our vacations, I was a Boy Scout, and now my wife and I camp out at least a couple of times a year. You can go on a campout without leaving the area at the Buell Lake County Park free of charge.
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