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Odyssey of the Mind Sending 17 Teams to State Finals

Odyssey of the Mind Sending 17 Teams to State Finals

 

A Wonderful Day of Creativity!

Odyssey of the Mind regional competition at Greenville hosted over 85 teams from schools in and around west Michigan this past Saturday.

Teams were asked to build vehicles that ran parts to create a “pet” that could perform a trick when completed, or create a device that delivers mail, diverts mail and sorts mail – ALL without physically touching it!! OR build a structure of balsa wood and glue that would endure a drop of 4 feet, and hold weight OR build a replica of an ancient team selected building, create works of art to “add” to the replica and tie it all together with song, music and dance OR create a uniquely changing backdrop that helps tell a story of odd and “normal” characters! 

Can you imagine the creativity?? Odyssey of the Mind will blow your mind- as you try to imagine a solution to any of the problems! And solving problems is only ½ of what Odyssey tackles!

Rockford Company Creates Museum's Ice Age Imperials Exhibit

Rockford Company Creates Museum's Ice Age Imperials Exhibit

A new exhibit opens tomorrow at Tri-Cities Historical Museum in Grand Haven.... and it was all designed and fabricated by a company in Rockford.

The Ice Age Imperials Exhibit  is the work of Antiquities Company at 3530 Sunset Bld NE in Rockford. The exhibit was made possible by generous grants from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation and the Marion A. and Ruth K.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Rockford Public Library

Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Rockford Public Library

Check out our photos from the Stuffed Animal Sleepover (Click Here). If you were one of the participants and haven't picked up your photo, please stop by this week and ask.

Urban Wildlife in Forest Hills – George and his Backyard Critters - Meet Baldy

Urban Wildlife in Forest Hills – George and his Backyard Critters - Meet Baldy

Part 2 – Meet “Baldy”

I think one of the most beautiful birds is the male Northern Cardinal.  Red is my favorite color, which is one reason why I can’t take my eyes off of cardinals.  They also have those beautiful crests on top of their heads.  Cardinals don’t migrate and keep their color all year round because they don’t molt into a dull plumage like the Gold Finch.  This means the cardinals are still breathtaking in my snowy backyard all winter long.  Don’t get me wrong, the females are also very pretty, but the males are stunning.

The other thing about male cardinals is they all look alike.   The color of their feathers is the same.  They all have the black masks around the eyes.  They all have those distinctive crests.

Then one day my husband and I saw “Baldy”.  He was unlike any cardinal we had ever seen.   My husband first spotted him in early April.  There was something seriously wrong w