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December Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities

December Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer along with getting some exercise and fresh air, the Department of Natural Resources would be happy to have your help during the month of December. They are looking for people to participate in their stewardship workday at different locations.

You do not need any experience because they will have people to show you the ropes for using any equipment, if needed.

Millennium Park Ice Rink opens December 8th

Millennium Park Ice Rink opens December 8th

From the Discover Kalamazoo Facebook page:

Do you enjoy ice skating in the winter? The Millennium Park Ice Rink in Portage opens on December 8th! Rink fees are $4 per day for skating and $3 per day for skate rental!

http://www.portagemi.gov/Departments/ParksRecreation/ParksAmenitiesListing/MillenniumPark.aspx

Will your school's football game be suspended due to weather?

Will your school's football game be suspended due to weather?

Tonight's weather is starting to look a bit threatening. Most people know that lightening and thunder will force a game to be suspended, but we thought you might want to know the exact details regarding inclement weather game delays and suspensions.

Here are the official Contest Suspension Guidelines for Inclement Weather as listed on the MHSAA website:

Trick-Or-Trail Fun Run 2012

Trick-Or-Trail Fun Run 2012

Visit http://www.snapregistration.com/110164/ for complete details.

Six to be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Six to be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

by Deanne Puca
August 7, 2012, WMU News


KALAMAZOO—Six former student-athletes across five sports are represented in the 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Class. This year's class also includes the first-ever women's soccer student-athlete and only the third active coach to be inducted.

They will be honored at an induction ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo and also at halftime at WMU's home football game against Northern Illinois at noon on Saturday, Oct. 27.

WMU Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2012

Dan Edwards
Men's soccer, 1991-94
Portage, Mich.

Free Day at the Kalamazoo County Parks - June 20th

News Release:

Kalamazoo, Mich. — In order to kick off summer, free admission is being offered on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at all the County Parks to encourage everyone to get outside and explore nature. Kalsee Credit Union is sponsoring the event. If you haven’t had the opportunity to explore the great parks our county has to offer, this is your chance! 

Goody bags will be available while supplies last and include assorted items varying by park. Enter the Park Explorer contest by visiting all five of the County Parks for a chance to win a grand prize gift basket including a 2012 Annual Vehicle entrance pass.

The Kalamazoo County Parks offer the perfect location for outdoor recreation. Enjoy a day at one of the three swimming beaches, go for a hike, do some fishing, plan a picnic, play a round of disc golf, or even go camping for a couple nights.

WMU - Kanley Track closed through September for renovation

WMU - Kanley Track closed through September for renovation

by Thom Myers
June 2, 2012, WMU News


KALAMAZOO--Kanley Track at Western Michigan University will be unavailable for use through Sept. 25 for renovations and improvements.

The track surface will be replaced and additional drainage installed along the infield edge. The entire fenced area of the track is a construction zone and is closed for the duration of the project.

Contact WMU Facilities Management, Projects and Construction Divison, at (269) 387-8546 with questions regarding the improvements.

Kanley Track is a public outdoor running track and home of the Bronco track and field team. It is located between West Michigan Avenue and Stadium Drive just east of Read Fieldhouse and the Student Recreation Center. The track building at Kanley was completed in 1992.