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  • Editorial: Enjoy new outdoor urban recreation opportunities right in Bay City …

    December 21st, 2014

    The following is an opinion of The Bay City Times editorial board.

    Bay City fitness freaks and nature lovers are soon to have a few new opportunities to crow about thanks to the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy.

    Having protected more than 6,000 acres of land since its inception in 1997, the SBLC is now focusing on several projects that should draw the publics interest: cleaning up the Golson Nature Area near the Independence Bridge; building a new pavilion at Discovery Preserve on South Euclid Avenue; constructing a canoe and kayak launch at the Bay City Rowing Club and developing a mountain bike trail on Middlegrounds Island.

    The first three projects are the targets of a new $100,000...

    Lacking Capital, Talent or Connections? That’s Just the Fear Talking.

    December 21st, 2014

    As your business grows, it will begin to take on a life of its own and will require less hand holding from you. Here is how to parent your company, as it matures.

    Asia Briefs: GSM operators call for reallocation of 800MHz band, TD-LTE …

    December 20th, 2014

    In a regular series, Mobile World Live’s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets:

    GSM operators call for reallocation of 800MHz band
    The Cellular Operators Association of India has called on the government to reconfigure the 800MHz band used for CDMA services as (EGSM) 900MHz spectrum to more efficiently use the spectrum and increase revenue from the upcoming auction.

    The group said the move would allow the full value of the spectrum to be realised and wouldn’t impact the country’s three CDMA operators that use the 800MHz band – Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices and Sistema – because they could continue...

    Best April Ludgate Lines From Parks And Recreation

    December 20th, 2014

    To honor one of my favorite shows of all-time, I decided to honor each main character individually by remembering their best lines and quotes from the show.

    By the time Im finished, Netflix Life will be your go-to guide for all of the best jokes and quotes from NBCs Parks and Recreation, which is now available on Netflix.

    Here are the best quotes from April Ludgate, the miserable, deadpan, anti-everything star of Parks and Recreation.

    13.Hey, Ann, are you still a nurse or did they fire you because you slept with all the doctors?

    12.We have a couple of house rules, though. You cant use the front door; you have to climb in through the back window. No personal...

    Senate Republicans add three to Finance panel

    December 20th, 2014

    “With the addition of these three Senators, the Republican side of this committee will only be stronger, and I am confident we’ll be able to work with our counterparts on the other side of the aisle to help drive a robust agenda to meet the demands of the American people, Hatch said.

    Republicans, who are set to take control of the Senate and Congress with a 54-46 advantage, have a two-seat edge on the the committee with 14 seats to 12.

    The Finance Committee has long been at the center of every major economic debate, Hatch said.

    Community comes through for Homeless Connections

    December 19th, 2014

    An organization that aids the homeless had tremendous demand this year but will head into the next with great cause for optimism.

    The community has shown tremendous support.

    Those at Homeless Connections, formerly the Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley, say they were overwhelmed by the communitys generosity during a recent fundraiser. The organization set out to raise a total of $30,000 during a November challenge that coincided with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. By the end of their appeal, more than $46,000 came in.

    It was awesome to see the response, community relations director Jennifer Dieter said. It was incredible to see how quickly people responded.

    Its...

    Garwood Sports and Recreation Complex holds ribbon cutting ceremony

    December 19th, 2014

    Garwood held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 14 to celebrate the opening of the Garwood Sports and Recreation Complex.

    The complex has a baseball field, a new turf soccer/field hockey field a new basketball court, a bocci ball court, a walking path around the perimeter of the complex as well as other amenities.

    Assistant director finds fit with city parks and recreation

    December 19th, 2014

    Laura Duran began work in September as the assistant director of the parks and recreation department to lend leadership and experience during the transformation of recreation in Lexington. The four-year recreation plan consists of the creation of one community pool, a splash pad and a skate park and transformation of the former Tri-Distributors building on South Main Street into a community recreation center.

    I researched what was going on in the town, Duran said. It actually attracted me because I wanted to make sure that I was going somewhere that was moving recreation forward.

    Duran, 36, is a native of Guilford County and grew up mostly in the Jamestown area. She graduated...

    ‘Parks and Recreation’ wraps filming, forever

    December 18th, 2014

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    Muskego gets recreation manaager

    December 18th, 2014

    The Muskego City Council promoted recreation program manager Tammy Dunn to the recently created recreation manager position.

    The new position replaces that of director of parks and recreation which will be dropped as of Jan. 1 after parks maintenance is moved over to the public works department at the same time. Parks and recreation director Craig Anderson who served the city for 17 years resigned.

    Dunn has served the city for nearly 16 years in the Parks and Recreation Department. She will continue to manage the citywide recreation program, but also will prepare the budget for the department, will train and evaluate staff and volunteers and will and perform public relation...