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My Town: Volunteers needed to finish Cannonsburg Ski Area trail

My Town: Volunteers needed to finish Cannonsburg Ski Area trail

CANNONSBURG, Mich.—The snow is long since gone, but work is needed at Cannonsburg Ski Area Trail.

Volunteers are encouraged to join come out and help complete work on the new trail loop this Wednesday, May 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The work mostly involves berming corners with some bench cutting.  Those interested in helping should meet in the parking lot by the WMMBA trailer, located at 6800 Cannonsburg Road in Cannonsburg.  Tools will be provided, but volunteers should bring their own boots, gloves and water.

For more information, visit the WMMBA’s Facebook page here.

My Town Rockford: Rogue River Expedition registration deadline nears

My Town Rockford: Rogue River Expedition registration deadline nears

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ROCKFORD, Mich. (Trout Unlimited)-- This is your last chance to sign up for this 3-day public journey of discovery to experience conditions and opportunities of Michigan’s Rogue River and its watershed.

 It will be held June 19 through the 21st.  The Expedition team will travel by land, canoes, and kayaks, and provide demonstrations, interactive displays, and exhibits in communities along the Rogue River.

My Town: Rockford Special Olympics athlete graces cereal box

My Town: Rockford Special Olympics athlete graces cereal box

ROCKFORD, Mich.— The face of a Special Olympics Michigan athlete from Rockford is now gracing grocery store shelves.

SpartanNash has selected David Paquette to be featured on boxes of Spartan brand honey and oat crunch with almonds cereal this month.  Paquette was named the 2013 SpartanNash Healthy Athlete of the Year last may during the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics State Summer Games.  He has been involved with Special Olympics Michigan for 15 years.  He has lost 55 pounds because of his dedication to living healthy, sparked by is participation in SOMI.

Paquette will visit the Cascade D&W Fresh Market to sign autographs this Friday, May 16 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.  He will also appear at the Northland Drive Family Fare on Saturday, May 17 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

My Town: West Michigan Archery Center hosts landscaping weekend May 16-17

My Town: West Michigan Archery Center hosts landscaping weekend May 16-17

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—Volunteers are needed to help put the finishing touches outside the West Michigan Archery Center.

The new recreational hub is hosting a landscaping weekend May 16-17.  Employees from Herman Miller will be helping plant the banks and hillside adjacent to the building, but additional volunteers are needed.  The landscaping work will also include spreading stone, planting shrubs, grasses and wildflowers as well as planting rain gardens.

The West Michigan Archery Center is located at 3500 10 Mile Road and is utilized by Rockford, and Sparta and Plainfield townships.  For more information, visit the West Michigan Archery Center website.

My Town Rockford: State lawmakers welcome Rockford water polo team to Capitol

My Town Rockford: State lawmakers welcome Rockford water polo team to Capitol

ROCKFORD, Mich.—The Rockford boys’ water polo team got a warm welcome while visiting the Capitol recently.

State Reps. Peter MacGregor and Rob VerHeulen honored the team for back-to-back state championship victories.

“Few high school teams come together with as much success as the Rockford Rams have experienced over the past two years, and I am excited to celebrate this second state championship with them,” said MacGregor, R-Cannon Township. “I wish them even more success in the future, both in the pool and in the classroom.”

The Rams had a perfect 100-0 over the past two seasons, defeating Ann Arbor Pioneer 6-4 in November to earn their 10th title in school history.

“I am glad we could meet with Coach Dave McWatters and these exceptional young men today and congratulate them on their accomplishments,” said VerHeulen, R-Walker. “They are all fine representatives of the entire Rockford community.”

My Town Rockford: Register now for 23 Second Fun Run

My Town Rockford: Register now for 23 Second Fun Run

ROCKFORD, Mich.—If you want to support a charitable cause without the long-term training many races entail, United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan may have the perfect event for you.

Registration is now open for the 23 Second Fun Run.  Admission is $10 for children and $30 for adults and includes an event t-shirt and goody bag with discounts to area businesses. Proceeds from the event will benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan.

No strollers or bicycles are allowed at the 104 meter race, which will take place on the White Pine Trail in Rockford on Saturday, May 3.  For more information or to register, visit the race website here.