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Dancers Compete In The World Irish Dancing Championships
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See How Real Irish People Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Lapeer American Legion This Weekend

Maybe you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with green beer or corned beef and cabbage. Find out how real Irish people celebrate the holiday this Saturday (3/28) from 6 PM – 11 PM at the Lapeer American Legion Hall. Join Tir Na N’Og Gaelic Dancers for a traditional night of lively Irish music and entertainment. Dancers of all ages will come together to perform jigs, reels and more.

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Lapeer County 4-H Celebrity Auction Just Around the Corner

The 22nd annual 4-H Celebrity Autographed Items Auction will be held on Friday night, April 10th, from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Lapeer Center Building. This event will have over 350 autographed items such as footballs, cds, balls, comic art, hockey sticks, cards, posters and photographs. The Spring Auction for 4-H is Saturday, April 11th with several thousand items of merchandise, business services and collectibles. Admission is free for both.

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Canoe Clinic at Seven Ponds Nature Center

Canoe Clinic – Canvassing the Wood and Canvas Canoe is happening at Seven Ponds Nature Center in Dryden this Saturday March 28, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.The clinic instructor, Dave Wermuth, is a life time resident of Lapeer. Dave is a member of The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association and has been a wooden canoe owner since 1997. Dave has restored about 20 canoes, some over 100 years old.

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5th Annual Guns & Hoses Charity Hockey Game This Saturday

 

RayC's Harley-Davidson of Lapeer Relay For Life Team and Polar Palace Arena present 5th Annual Guns & Hoses charity hockey game at Polar Palace in Lapeer on Saturday, March 28th at 6pm.

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Spend “Just Another Day in Paradise” This Saturday Night

Get your tickets now and join me Saturday night for a festive night out at the Lapeer Country Club and help the homeless pets of Lapeer County at the same time! Paradise Animal Rescue will be hosting its 10th Annual “Just Another Day In Paradise” Gala Fundraiser on March 21 (3/21). Enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner, cash bar, games, raffles, live and silent auctions and much more. You’ll have a chance to win a one of a kind MIS Presidential NASCAR race package

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Michigan DNR Looking For Volunteers Statewide in Frog & Toad Survey

A sure sign of spring that's music to my soul is hearing a chorus of spring peepers in the swamp. The number of frogs, toads and other amphibians has been declining worldwide since the 1980s. In the past twenty years or so, Michigan has seen a decline in Fowler’s toads and mink frogs. If you’d like to listen for calling frogs and toads and volunteer you can get more information on the 20th Annual Frog and Toad Survey

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Pour Some Sugar On Me: It’s Maple Syrup Season in Lapeer County

Freezing nights and warm days don’t just mean winter’s almost gone: they get maple tree sap running. I tried it once. Did you know Michigan ranks fifth in maple syrup production or that it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup? Steam is probably billowing out of several sugar shacks in the county right now including my neighbors the Arnolds, the Nelsons and the Steckleys.

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NASCAR Giveaway at Paradise Animal Rescue’s Gala Fundraiser

Come join me next Saturday night (3/21), at the Lapeer Country Club for Paradise Animal Rescue's 10th Annual “Just Another Day In Paradise” Gala Fundraiser. The latest raffle addition is your chance to win a one of a kind NASCAR Fantasy Race Package. Enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner, games, raffles, live and silent auctions and much more.

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Enthusiasts Gather For Traditional Kite Festival
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Why So Much Wind?

March has always been known as the windy month and a great time to fly a kite. Have you ever wondered why every other day it seems forecasters call for a breezy/gusty/windy day? Find out at Seven Ponds Nature Center this Sunday (3/15) at 2 PM while strolling along the trails.

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Funds Approved In Claims from Area Growers Impacted by Lapeer Grain Failure

Here’s an update after state officials seized Lapeer Grain Company's grain dealer license last October. Press release from michigan.gov. At a March 5, 2015 meeting of the Farm Produce Insurance Authority (FPIA), the board approved 122 producer claims for $3,869,381 in farm produce losses resulting from the October 28, 2015 failure of Lapeer Grain Company (Lapeer Grain).

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Start Your Genealogical Journey Tonight

My ancestors were a lot more interesting than I am. My grandmother’s brother enlisted as a Private in the Civil War , my mother’s grandfather was a blacksmith in the village of Columbiaville and my grandfather (photo) emigrated to Michigan from the family farm in County Westmeath, Ireland. The Lapeer County Genealogical Society is meeting tonight (3/10) at the First Presbyterian Church in Lapeer at 7 PM.

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Need Your Pet Spayed or Neutered?

The All About Animals Rescue transport vehicle will safely pick-up your dog or cat in the morning at the Flint Petco (3/15, 3/23 & 3/30), the Almont Family, Farm & Home (03/16) or Paradise Animal Rescue (3/27), fix and return them the next morning. You need an appointment. Cats are $40, dogs are $80.

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