Ogemaw County News and Announcements

  • Earth Talk: Environmental records of the VP Candidates

    Dear EarthTalk: Where do the VP choices for the upcoming Presidential election (Tim Kaine and Mike Pence) stand in terms of environmental track record and commitment? -- M.F. Not surprisingly given the current political climate, the respective Vice Presidentia...

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  • Sophia Sawyer And School Mates Support Monarch Butterflies

    You have probably seen or heard reports about the decline of the honey bee and the effect that has on the environment. One study suggests we have the honey bee to thank for every one in three bites of food we consume, but other insects and pollinators are in decline as well,...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: What a Waste University

    It's that time of year again. School days are almost upon us. It is time to start thinking about lining up supplies and choosing classes. It's that time – when the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger will open the virtual doors of our new online What A Waste Univ...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Brighter Bites Serves the Community with Fresh Produce

    While it might be hard to keep up with the latest health advice, adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet could be a step in the right direction. The latest food charts from My Plate encourage a larger mix of fruits, veggies and grains, alongside a protein. This good n...

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  • Earth Talk: Lead Poisoning in U.S. Cities

    Dear EarthTalk: I find it hard to believe that Flint, Michigan is the only city or town in the U.S. with lead contamination of its water system. Has anyone looked at where else this could be a problem?  -- J.K.  A new analysis of data from the U.S. En...

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  • 36th Annual Ogemaw County Fair

    From: Ogemaw County Fair

    Schedule:Sunday August 14,2016:No Gate Fee(All exhibits must be pre-registered by August 1)8-10am Beef exhibits accepted and weigh-in10am-1pm Rabbit exhibits accepted (Pavilion)11am -1pm Sheep And goat exhibits accepted5pm Tractor and Pickup Pulls at the Grandstands.2-5pm Sw...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Growing Health with Senior-Friendly Gardens

    What A Waste Gardens Provide Fresh Produce for Local Seniors Through the What A Waste™ project, made possible by the Walmart Foundation, NFESH has worked with Senior Nutrition Programs around the country to create senior-friendly gardens. These gardens provide fresh v...

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  • 15 Wild Amusement Park Rides...that just might kill you!

    Summertime is the perfect opportunity to let loose and release your inner daredevil.  Hit any amusement park and you’re likely to find the kinds of rides to make your hair stand on end, your knees buckle and your lunch, well….you know.  Thrill rides, like the r...

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  • Why your dog wants to go the dog park...today!

    Sure, your pooch gets their daily walk(s) – but when he’s looking up at you with those sad puppy eyes, what he’s telling you is that he wants to go to the dog park!  Many communities in the area have a dog park now, and for good reason:  it gives pooches a ri...

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  • All Aboard! Visit a Train Museum in the area this summer!

    Who doesn’t love a train?  From little kids to history buffs to train enthusiasts, a train museum lets everyone get up close to these powerful marvels of engineering.  America wouldn’t exist as we know it without the contributions of trains and railroads; a tra...

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