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The Shoe Tree. Can You Guess Where it is?

I pass this tree on one of my favorite running routes. A couple of pairs of my size 15 clodhoppers are hanging from it's limbs.
Can you guess where this tree is?

 

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Bike Trail Cleanup in Flint Next Weekend

They are looking for volunteers to help clean up and maintain the bike trail along the Flint River in preparation of the Sunday bike-riding season. Grab some yard tools and come help out. Here are the details:

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Flint River Cleanup Next Saturday

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd, but next Saturday, April 28th you can join hundreds of volunteers to help clean up the Flint River in both Genesee and Lapeer Counties. The cleanup project will take place from 9 am until noon, each volunteer receives a free lunch, aluminum water bottle, gloves and water.

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His Dream House Is A Tree House [VIDEO]

Most of us live in  cookie cutter houses in a subdivision. If you are lucky like me, you live in an older house with some character on a nice chunk of land. But this young man has crafted a very unique tree house in the middle of some amazing Canadian wilderness. You have to see this to believe it!

 

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Fireball in Texas Sky – Ever See One In Flint?

I spent time training in San Antonio, Texas when I was in the Air Force, but I never saw a fireball in the sky like the one that was reported earlier this month. It reportedly shot right across the mid-day sky.

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How About a Drive-In Movie this weekend?

It's a bit of nostalgia, but still a fun way to spend an evening! If you're in the mood for a good movie where you can bring along your own snacks and drinks, the drive-in was made for you. This all comes to mind with the opening of the US23 Drive-in this week. This long running Flint icon still draws a good Friday and Saturday night crowd.

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350 Pound Grouper Caught In Florida During Animal Planet’s ‘River Monsters’ [VIDEO]

So you think that you have a fish story to tell? Top this one!

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our trail runners at sunup on Fox Lake Road
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Training for the Mohican Trail 100-Mile Run

My wife, Shelia Allen is in training to run the Mohican Trail 100-mile race June 16-17 near Loudonville, Ohio. Yes, I said 100 miles. On foot. With a 32-hour time limit. The terrain is hilly, with treacherous footing chock full of roots and rocks. I am planning to pace her through the last 40 miles. How does one get ready to cover 100 miles on foot in a little over a day?

 

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For-Mar Hosts ‘Birders Breakfast Club’

If you enjoy bird watching, For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum invites you to join their "Birders Breakfast Club" this Saturday (Apr 7) morning from 8:30 to 10 for coffee, doughnuts and plenty of information on birding. For-Mar's expert birder will provide tips and information and will lead the group on a birding hike through the grounds at For-Mar.

 

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Rugged Trails Within 20 Minutes of Flint, Been to Hadley Lately?

Just a short drive to the southeast of Flint is the wilderness playground known as the Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area. It features lakes with fishing, boating and beach and picnic areas, and miles and miles of rugged, hilly trails to enjoy. Just south of the teaming metropolis of Hadley, Michigan, you'll find Fox Lake Road, which is home to one of my favorite places to run and hike.

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Fourth Grade Girl Talks Herself Into First Ski Jump [VIDEO]

If you're a skier or have ever slapped on a pair of skies and went down a hill you can relate to this little girl. Facing your fears is part of being human.

The fourth grade girl in the video below is a verbalizer. With a camera running, she methodically convinces herself she has what it takes to make her first ski jump.

Watch the video and ride down the hill with her. She starts down about one-minute in.

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Flushing Walleye Festival Starts Tomorrow

The 12th annual Flushing Walleye Festival is this weekend, with plenty of activities on Friday and Saturday for both fishing fanatics and those who just like to have some fun. The festival is highlighted by the fishing tournament, but you can also partake of the pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, a Friday night fish-fry, Texas Hold-em tournament and other activities.

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