Chandler Woods returns to Science Olympiad

For the second consecutive year, Chandler Woods Charter Academy is moving on to the 2010 Science Olympiad State Tournament sponsored by Michigan State University’s Division of Science and Math Education. More than 450 high school and middle school/junior high teams competed at the Science Olympiad Regional competitions in February and March. Nearly 100 advancing regional teams, […]

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Letters to the Editor—April 29, 2010

Home grown scientist comments on climate column With regards to changes in the frequency and intensity of tropical storms over time, the status of current research is, as you note, inconclusive. The problem of extracting definitive conclusions from the data is complicated by many factors, including the evolution (and variety) of measurement techniques, gaps in […]

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Final farewell to Gerry Pike

by CLIFF HILL along with NANCY FAHNER-HILL Gerry Pike lived more in the last 10 years of his life than many do in their entire lifetimes. I first met Gerald Pike in the spring of 2000. Having recently purchased a new condo in the Rockford Hills Condominium community, I was outside one afternoon washing my […]

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Comcast Cares Day lends a hand to the Friends of the White Pine Trail

Posing for a group photo are a sea of blue clad Comcast volunteers ready to invade  the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail. Pictured in the front row beginning third from left: Cannon Township Supervisor Pete McGregor, Mary Beth Halprin Comcast V.P. of Public Relations and Community Affairs, the jauntily attired Michigan State Senator Mark Jansen, and Sheepdog himself, Dave Heyboer Chairman of the Friends of the White Pine Trail. 

By CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last Thursday communities, businesses, and non-profit organizations around the world observed the 40th annual Earth Day Celebration. Every year Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 and is designed to raise awareness and appreciation of the environment. Locally, in a match made in heaven, the Friends of the White Pine […]

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Imaginations fly at Valley View


Valley View fifth grade science students took advantage of windy and warm spring weather to construct and fly kites as part of a science unit entitled, Forces and Motion. Pictured with an original designed box kite are Autumn Flachs, Jacob Nawrocki, Gage Blick, and Jonathan Walston.Valley View fifth grade science students took advantage of windy […]

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