Banned Books Week Starts Tomorrow
What do the books "Slaughterhouse Five," "To Kill A Mockingbird," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," and the "Harry Potter" novels have in common? They were all banned books by certain school systems and libraries at on…
Fall Begins Tomorrow Have You Had Your Furnace Checked Lately?
The calendar says Autumn begins tomorrow morning at 10:49. You and I have been feeling Fall weather for a couple of weeks already in Mid-Michigan. Has your furnace kicked on yet? Have you had it checked lately? We have a deal where you can get it done at half price.
Learn About Migrating Birds Tomorrow at For Mar
Retirees aren't the only "snowbirds" that migrate to warmer climates when the weather turns cold in Michigan. For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum has a program to teach you about migratory birds tomorrow
This is Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week Please Don’t Duct Tape Us to the Wall
The third full week of September is set aside as Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week. As a substitute teacher for the last 12 years, I know firsthand that this is a group that doesn't always get a lot of love.
Empty Bowls Fundraiser Helps Feed Hungry in Mid Michigan
The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan hopes you'll join them for "Empty Bowls 2012" on Thursday, September 27th. The Food Bank is holding this event to celebrate "National Hunger Awareness" month and to raise funds to fight hunger in this area.
Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Arrrr! September 19th is annually the day to talk like a scallywag of the high seas. But why?
Today is National Cheeseburger Day Where Will You Celebrate?
Jimmy Buffett sang about a "Cheeseburger in Paradise." September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day, so paradise is wherever you and your favorite cheeseburger happen to be when you get together.
Dances With Dirt This Saturday in Hell Michigan
I ran my first ultramarathon at Dances With Dirt-Hell in 2000. It was a life-altering experience for me. I did the 50k race that year, just 5 miles longer than a standard marathon, but worlds apart.
Free Food Giveaway Wednesday at Flushing United Methodist
Wednesday, September 19th the Flushing United Methodist Church and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan will have a free food giveaway to those in need.
Celebrate Oktoberfest This Weekend in Frankenmuth
The calendar may still say September, but Oktoberfest begins this Thursday in "Little Bavaria," a.k.a. Frankenmuth. The 4-day festival starts on Thursday at 3 p.m. and lasts through Sunday.
Claressa Shields Presents Liberty Award to Muhammad Ali
Flint's Olympic Gold Medalist boxer Claressa Shields helped present 1960 Gold Medalist Muhammad Ali with the Liberty Medal at a ceremony last night in Philadelphia.
For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum Presents ‘Made in Michigan’
In the last couple of years, a movement has taken hold to buy more products produced in the USA. To take that a step further and really help the local economy, it helps to buy products made in Michigan. For-Mar will present a free event Saturday, September 15th that showcases Michigan-ma…