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A Green Music Festival ~ Are you booked for July 4th??? - 02/27/08 08:40 PM
If you are interested in doing something different for this coming 4th of July celebration, we have an New Approach to a musical festival for you her in West Michigan. In tiny Rothbury, Michigan, they are making music history and tying it in a big green ribbon. Do you remember Woodstock? It will have similar music offerings, over 100 bands, artists, and acts, featuring The Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, 311, Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, and Widespread Panic to name a few, but will have a green sustainable focus.
The promoters are centering the Festival at the Double JJ Ranch & Golf (13 comments)
Grand Rapids Michigan Literacy Center to be featured on ABC World News - 02/25/08 07:02 PM
How exciting! I received word today from one of the directors at the Literacy Center of West Michigan that they will be featured on ABC World News with Charles Gibson. The segment is slated to air on Tuesday February 26th during its 6:30 PM newscast. In our area, ABC World News with Charles Gibson airs on WZZM TV Channel 13 and WOTV Channel 4. The Literacy Center's segment wraps up the network's two-part series: Living in the Shadows: Illiteracy in America, on the plight of illiterate adults. The series begins tonight with a look at some of the causes of (9 comments)
Merle's Door ~ Lessons From A Free Thinking Dog - 02/23/08 03:19 PM
Merle's Door by by Ted Kerasote is one of the best dog memoir books I have ever read. If you have a dog, are thinking about getting a dog, or just like reading about dogs, don't miss this great book! It is truly a loving tribute to a big-hearted canine from his beloved best friend.
Ted Kerasote, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, writes for many periodicals including Outdoor Magazine & Audubon, among others. He is an outdoor enthusiast and lives in Wyoming. He has written this warm, character driven memoir of his dog, Merle. You will get to (12 comments)
Its a Jungle Up There......... - 02/22/08 08:13 AM
I recently posted about The January Series at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. This is the only lecture we were able to attend and what a great lecture and topic. Imagine yourself floating 100 feet above the Amazon rainforest floor, plucking leaves & flowers, photographing bugs, seeing tropical birds literally where they live. All in a day's work for Canopy Meg....... As with most researchers, Margaret D. Lowman is not well known publicly. Her nickname is Canopy Meg. She is a biological researcher in the forests' canopy- or in simple terms - her work is done at the very (14 comments)
Michigan IS a Winter Wonderland - Even Out My Window - 02/16/08 05:13 PM
Winter is an amazing season for us here on the pennisula called Michigan. We have fresh water lakes the size of small seas all around us that offer recreation, fishing, scenic views, and awesome acts of nature, like the one pictured below. This was taken at the Petoskey Breakwater on February 10, 2008 during a storm.
I went hunting for a few photos that would give you a snap shot of what it is like to live in our picturesque state of Michigan. My friend, Karen Webster, wrote a post titled "You think I want to move south, no freakin' (20 comments)
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