MATTAWAN, MI — Formula K Family Fun Park announced Wednesday on its Facebook page that after 40 years in business, the park will not be opening for the season.
Things have changed, said Michael Stephani, whose father, John Stephani, founded the Mattawan company in1975. Theres more competition in town and its getting to be too expensive to keep going.
Formula K started off asthe only amusement park in the Kalamazoo area, according to its Facebook page. With a need to keep the parkstracksstocked withtop end go-karts, the family began manufacturing theirown.
We were a leader in the go-kart industry, the largest manufacturer of go-karts in the world, Stephani said. We used...
Lunch and a concert for $20? Yes, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestras Woodwind Quintet and Principal Quartet will perform as part of the Q Series, Wednesday at the Square Room. Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door and include lunch. The setting allows a new way to experience live music with two KSO ensembles.
Violist Geraldine Walther (left), violinist Edward Dusinberre and founding members Andras Fejer, cello, and Karoly Schranz, violin, are the world-famous Takacs Quartet. The ensemble returns to Tulsa as guests of Chamber Music Tulsa. COURTESY/Keith Saunders
Its legal to fly a drone for fun in the United States. But while the Federal Aviation Administration deliberates over its final rules on unmanned aerial vehicles, what constitutes prohibited commercial usage and what doesnt remains a considerable source of confusion.
Its an event-filled weekend for families in the Upstate, with options ranging from a show with Mickey Mouse himself to breakfast with the Easter Bunny.
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The 6th annual Peacock Strides for Babies Run/Walk 5K begins at 9 am Saturday at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The event benefits the CJ Foundation for SIDS. To register, visit www.runsignup.com/Race/SC/Mauldin/PeacockStridesforBabies .
The second annual SC Comicon, a comics and pop culture convention, will bring masked crusaders, zombies and more than a few stormtroopers to Greenville this weekend. The family-friendly two-day event begins 10 am-6 pm Saturday at the TD Convention Center and will feature...
Two men, including the victim, are being charged after a shooting in the parking lot of Frankies Fun Park in North Charleston.
Just before 4 pm Wednesday, police responded to the amusement park on Ashley Phosphate Road, finding one man with a gunshot wound to his buttocks. That man, later identified as Harold Nicholas, 27, was transported to the hospital. Police say Nicholas was not cooperative with their investigation.
During the investigation, police say they learned that the victim was meeting the suspect in the parking lot to conduct an illegal drug transaction. The two men fought, resulting in the victim being shot in the backside.
Applications are now available to apply to be part of the Loveland Fine Art and Wine Invitational in August.
Candy Vermillion, owner of Vermillion Promotions, said she is very pleased at the abundant support from people in Loveland for a new show during the August art event season.
Weve connected with many of the past participants (of the Loveland Invitational). We have volunteers forthcoming that want to be part of the event as they have in the past, Vermillion said. We had three to four artists that called yesterday that have been tent captains or vendors.
Loveland High School students will raise money through parking like they have in the past.
Happy birthday for Feb. 27: Getting all your personal affairs in order will help ease your stress, allowing you to pay more attention to the people and pastimes that bring you the most joy. Your numbers are 8, 11, 23, 27, 30, 34, 45.
Proposed logging in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area would violate the law that created it, according to one of the people who shepherded the legislation through Congress.
“When I heard about that, I couldn’t sleep,” said Cass Chinske, who helped draft the policies governing the area north of Missoula in 1980. “I had to go find all the old hearing reports. The pages have all turned yellow now, but I have them.”
The Lolo National Forests Missoula Ranger District put its final draft of the Marshall Woods Project up for public review this week.
The project envisions about 4,000 acres of treatment to improve forest health, such as prescribed...