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Richfield Park BMX Clinic May 31st

Ever wondered how to get involved in BMX (bicycle moto cross) racing? Thursday, May 31st is your opportunity to introduce your kids to this exciting sport at the Richfield Park BMX track on Irish Road, just north of Coldwater Road.

 

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How I Get Ready for Mud Factor

One thing I have learned over the years as a trail runner is to NEVER underestimate the difficulty of a run. Once you start your decent down that slippery slope, trouble is sure to find you. With Mud Factor about a month away, you would be wise to heed my advice.

 

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Cars 108 garden May 26, 2012
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Cars 108 Garden is in the Ground and Growing!

Last weekend, my wife and I planted our garden at home. This weekend we took the seedlings that were left over and put them in the ground behind the radio station. We had already planted potatoes on the station property in mid-April, and they are doing very well.

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dan kitwood, getty images
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Cat Cam Exposes Secret Lives Of Cats [VIDEO]

When it comes to cats there are two-versions. The indoor personality and the outdoor personality. Amy Watts of Athens, Georgia has three cats who roam outdoors. She thought she knew them.

Now she knows them much better thanks to the cat cam. If you have ever wondered what cats do when the y roam around at night watch this video.

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Local Campgrounds and Parks Packed for Holiday Weekend, We Are “Up North” to Many

While many of us will hit the highway this weekend to head somewhere north of Flint, to a lot of folks, this is "Up North."
Don't believe it? Ask anybody who operates a campground in this area. Most are filled to capacity for the holiday weekend, and anticipate a busy summer season.

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Did You Pee In The Pool? How Many People Do?

We've had a pool for more than seventeen years. I am aware that people, frequently kids, pee in the pool. But, I must admit surprise at a new survey that claims

20% of adults admit that at some point, they’ve peed in a pool.

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Kansas Couple Gets Married During A Tornado [VIDEO]

Looks like a scene from' Wizzard Of Oz'. Caleb and Candra Pence of Harper, Kansas said their vows even with a tornado eight-miles off in the back ground. The twister caused some serious damage eight- miles out but fortunately no one was injured.

After watching the video you can see that the wedding party really wasn't phased. Take a look for yourself.

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Goldberg - Flickr
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Tomorrow is “Don’t Fry Day” – Get Suntan Lotion Ready!

Get the sunscreen ready! Tomorrow, May 25th is "Don't Fry Day", and the American Cancer Society, along with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, reminds you to protect your skin as you head outdoors for the summer season. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and is easily preventable. Here are some tips to help.

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Hawaii Battling Deer Problem

The big island of Hawaii is being overrun with deer. No one is sure how they got there, but they are certainly not enjoying the damage they do to farm crops and native plants.

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And You Thought Your Commute To Work And School Was Tough [VIDEO]

After watching this video I feel like a sissy. The village of Los Pinos is in the middle of the Colombian jungle. To get to school kids either have to walk around a 1,200-foot gorge or use a 1,300-foot zip line to go over it.

They use a piece of wood as a brake, so they don't slam into the tires on the other side at 40 miles an hour. You'll feel better about your commute after watching this.

Take a look at this crazy video. Make sure you stick around to see what happens at the 3:50 mark.

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Crazy Russian Teens Climb Suspension Bridge! Caution: May Cause Vertigo

Three teens in Russia were arrested earlier this month for climbing an 800-foot suspension bridge without any safety equipment.  They weren't even trying to be careful. They were just being teenagers.

Taking pictures all the while not holding on to anything. They did manage to take video for the rest of us to see.

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J. Patrick - Backyard Projects
J. Patrick - Backyard Projects
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An Inexpensive Way to Brighten Your Yard – J’s How To

It is the season to be outdoors. Each year I always try and choose a couple of projects to invest time and energy in that make my home look better. Here is a simple and inexpensive way to brighten your yard.

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