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Urban Wildlife in Forest Hills – George and his Backyard Critters - Meet Baldy

Urban Wildlife in Forest Hills – George and his Backyard Critters - Meet Baldy

Part 2 – Meet “Baldy”

I think one of the most beautiful birds is the male Northern Cardinal.  Red is my favorite color, which is one reason why I can’t take my eyes off of cardinals.  They also have those beautiful crests on top of their heads.  Cardinals don’t migrate and keep their color all year round because they don’t molt into a dull plumage like the Gold Finch.  This means the cardinals are still breathtaking in my snowy backyard all winter long.  Don’t get me wrong, the females are also very pretty, but the males are stunning.

The other thing about male cardinals is they all look alike.   The color of their feathers is the same.  They all have the black masks around the eyes.  They all have those distinctive crests.

Then one day my husband and I saw “Baldy”.  He was unlike any cardinal we had ever seen.   My husband first spotted him in early April.  There was something seriously wrong w

Today's Cool Muskegon Fact

From: http://www.muskegon-mi.gov

Television actor Harry Morgan (born April 10, 1915) was raised in Muskegon and graduated from Muskegon High School in 1933, where he achieved distinction as a statewide debating champion. He originally aspired to a law degree, but began acting while a junior at the University of Chicago in 1935. Morgan is perhaps best-known as Colonel Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H (1975-83), Pete Porter on both Pete and Gladys (1960-62) and December Bride (1954-1959), Detective Bill Gannon on Dragnet (1967-70), and Amos Coogan on Hec Ramsey (1972-74). The last name of Morgan's character on MASH (Col. Sherman T. Potter) was suggested by Morgan in honor of his high school coach, Harry Potter.

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Student's Canoe Found in Egypt

The 3rd grade classes at McLaughlin Elementary School in Muskegon, MI created foot long canoes that were put in Lake Superior in May of 2010. In the story Paddle to the Sea, an Indian boy carves a canoe and lets it go in Lake Superior hoping it will make it to the sea. Forty-one canoes have been released and students are hoping to get reports on where they are. Each canoe is numbered for a 3rd grader at the school (#1-41). The students will be monitoring the situation for years to come hoping their canoe will be found, perhaps traveling through the Great Lakes out to the sea.On Tuesday, May 25, 2010 twenty-one canoes were released in Lake Superior and then on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 twenty more were released on the south side of the Soo Locks.  

To date, fifteen canoes have been reported found and re-launched. Several were found on Sugar Island, south of the Soo Locks, one on the St.

Rocky Horror Picture Show sells out, leaves huge mess

Saturday night the place to be was without a doubt The Harbor Theater. They screened The Rocky Horror Picture Show to a sold out crowd. This sold out crowd is not like any sold out crowd you've seen before. This crowd is populated by sailors, greasers, and everything in between and the costumes are just the beginning. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is not your typical movie going experience.  After purchasing your ticket you can purchase a prop kit. In the prop kit you will find a roll of toilet paper, a newspaper, a noise maker, a glow stick, rice, confetti, and paper plates. This movie encourages audience participation. These items will come in handy at various points throughout the movie and result in a huge mess.