You've heard the old expression, "once in a blue moon," but most folks don't know exactly what that means other than something that doesn't happen often. Tonight, we will be treated to a rare blue moon.
The 55th annual Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge is Monday, September 3rd, beginning at 7 am. The Bridge, The Mighty Mac is an icon for Michiganders, and the opportunity to traverse it on foot presents itself every Labor Day.
As a lot of us will spend a considerable time outdoors this Labor Day weekend, the Michigan Department of Community Health, DNR, Agricultural and Rural Development and Michigan State University want to remind people that the West Nile Virus has and continues to be a very real threat in our state. Using some simple precautions, you can still enjoy fun times outside on the last big weekend of summer.
Most schools in Mid-Michigan will begin classes on Tuesday, September 4th. That means that school buses will be picking up and dropping off students in the morning and afternoon. That also means that you need to be wary when you see the bus driver put on the flashers.
You trained all summer to run the Crim 10-miler, and you succeeded. Now what? You keep a good thing going by continuing to run, and setting your sights on a half-marathon race. The Brooksie Way in Rochester is a great choice, and a little over a month away.
Did you have travel plans for the Labor Day holiday weekend? You're going to need to dig a little deeper into your pocket, thanks to a gas price spike just in time for the last big travel weekend of summer.
She was the oldest person in the world about a year ago, until the folks from Guinness World Records found a woman in Brazil that was a few months older. That woman has since passed away, and Bessie Cooper of Monroe, Georgia became only the 8th person in the world to be verified as reaching 116 years of age.
Today is National Dog Day, a day to celebrate our furry, four-legged friends. If you have a dog, or dogs, get out and play with them. Go for a walk where they can sniff stuff. Go for a run, hit the dog park.
Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce made headlines the other night. Usually, if an umpire makes headlines, it's not a good thing. Tiger fans remember Joyce as the umpire that blew the call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game in 2010. This time around, Joyce was the hero.
George McIntyre said it on the air today before my shift started. "The Crim is like Christmas for Stu Allen." That's probably true for a whole bunch of other runners and walkers from around Flint. We get pretty pumped up for this day every year.
August 21st is "National Senior Citizen Day." A day of growing importance as our population ages. Older Americans are living longer and fewer people are having children, so seniors are making up a larger percentage of our population.
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