competition http://michiganradio.org en Kids need to learn how to lose http://michiganradio.org/post/kids-need-learn-how-lose <p>Remember Field Day?</p><p>For most of us, it was a hallowed year-end school tradition, right up there with ice cream socials, and signing yearbooks.</p><p>The kids loved it, of course, and looked forward to it every year.&nbsp;</p><p>But not at Burns Park, one of Ann Arbor&rsquo;s oldest, most desirable and most educated neighborhoods &ndash; and occasionally, one of its kookiest.</p><p>There is a reason many townies jokingly refer to it as &ldquo;The Republic of Burns Park.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 11:00:01 +0000 John U. Bacon 7607 at http://michiganradio.org Kids need to learn how to lose Three cities preparing to build armies of snowmen this weekend http://michiganradio.org/post/three-cities-preparing-build-armies-snowmen-weekend <p>Zeeland, St. Clair, and Saline are competing this weekend to take home the "Snowman Building Champion of the Free World" trophy.</p><p>Art Trapp is <a href="http://www.besaline.com/news/snowman_building_championship_of_the_free_world/">Saline’s</a> Downtown Development Director.</p><blockquote><p>“In our community we don’t see a lot of activity downtown during the winter and we thought this was one way to get people off their couch.”</p></blockquote><p>The other point of the competition is to see which community can build the most 4-foot-tall snowmen with 50 volunteers in 2 hours.</p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 21:56:53 +0000 Lindsey Smith 1078 at http://michiganradio.org Three cities preparing to build armies of snowmen this weekend