Girls golf? Tee it up.
Boys tennis? Serve away
Cross Country? Take your mark.
Girls swimming & Diving? Take the plunge.
Football, volleyball, boys soccer?
Not so fast.
The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association today approved the next steps in returning sports for member schools, adopting a plan to phase in competition for Fall sports in hopes of continuing to deter the spread of COVID-19.
In a press release the Council affirmed that lower-risk sports – Lower Peninsula girls golf, Lower Peninsula boys tennis and Upper Peninsula girls tennis, cross country and Lower Peninsula girls swimming & diving – may begin practice on...
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is reminding Michigan’s small businesses and nonprofits working to recover from the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 virus that there is still time to apply for grants of up to $20,000 through the Michigan Small Business Restart Program, announced earlier in July. The program will provide $100 million in economic assistance to Michigan’s small businesses and nonprofits and in turn, help support workers and their families facing economic uncertainty during the outbreak. The deadline for applications is Aug. 5, and information on how to apply, as well as eligibility criteria and program guidelines, are available at michiganbusiness.org/restart.
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Citing a resurgence in cases connected to social gatherings throughout the state Governor Whitmer signed orders expanding the closing of bars for indoor service and limiting gatherings indoors to 10 people in regions 6 and 8 that include the UP and most northern counties “COVID-19’s resurgence is closely associated with super-spreading events at large social gatherings, often attended by young people,” said the press release from the Governor’s office. ”An outbreak at a Lansing bar has resulted in 187 infections; more than 50 cases have been linked to a single house party in Saline; and a sandbar party at Torch Lake over the July 4 weekend led to at least 43 confirmed cases.
The restrictions in the two northern regions now match those in the rest of the state with one exception...
When I go to a farmers market, the first vendors I look for are the Amish. These are people who know how to grow healthy food, especially if they advertise themselves as organic farmers.
In late spring, the Amish were missing from my closest farmers market and I missed their produce, their friendly manner and their wit. In one encounter, a young Amish man responded to my comment that I loved beans, with “Love is a pretty strong word for beans.”
So as I meandered down the rows of early spring vegetables, I stopped immediately at a table full of seedlings marked “Amish tomatoes.”
With no Amish produce for purchase, I decided to grow my own.
A public hearing will be conducted by the Newaygo County RESA Board of Education to review the proposed reproductive health curriculum for students at the Education and Activity Center.
Date: August 10, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. Location: Held Virtually Due to the COVID-19 Closure
Link to Join the Meeting Online: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
To Join by Phone Call +1 616-710-6866, Conference ID: 279 368 136#
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