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This Savannah Sparrow was photographed in a golden yellow soybean field near Pinconning last week.                  			                                                      --Courtesy Photo
A common bird of summer is one that is not often noticed because it spends most of its time in fields and ditches rather than in our yards. The Savannah Sparrow resembles the even more common Song Sparrow, but a unique feature of the Savannah—its yellow eyebrows— make the bird stand out in a yellow...
Tom Lane, Assistant District Governor, with Jean Saxon, local Rotary Club President, and Randy Ettema, District Governor and speaker at the Sept. 17th Rotary Club meeting.                                                                               --Courtesy Photo
On September 17, 2020, the new Rotary District Governor (DG) for central and northeastern Michigan addressed members of the Rotary Club of Pinconning & Standish. DG Randy Ettema of Frankenmuth previously served as chair of the committee that deals with water and sanitation projects in the Third...
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a pole waiting for its next prey.                                            --Courtesy Photo
Although they are large, powerful predators, Red-tailed Hawks usually rely on the element of surprise when hunting for their favorite treats—rabbits, squirrels, mice, and smaller birds. Once spotted by other birds, especially those protecting babies such as Red-winged Blackbirds, Blue Jays, even...
5 Years Ago (September 2015) • The Midwest Birding Synopsium stopped at Bay County’s Pinconning Park and Campgrounds and sighted over 50 species. • Pinconning Wesleyan Pastor Chris Austin moved to a church in Sheridan, Michigan. 10 Years Ago (September 2010) • Former Pinconning resident William N....
On September 10, 2020, the Rotary Club of Pinconning & Standish met at the Pinconning Community Center to hear presentations by Tim Botzau, Parks & Environmental Affairs Director for the City of Bay City, Sarah Archer, Grant and Education Coordinator, and Todd Umphrey on the City’s recycling program. Tim  announced that Bay City will soon be opening a recycle drop-off center at 2900 N. Water Street (near Independence Bridge) in Bay City where people will be able to dispose of a variety of items like furnitu
On September 10, 2020, the Rotary Club of Pinconning & Standish met at the Pinconning Community Center to hear presentations by Tim Botzau, Parks & Environmental Affairs Director for the City of Bay City, Sarah Archer, Grant and Education Coordinator, and Todd Umphrey on the City’s...
A friend of mine put a call out to all of his friends: He said “ My door is open, coffee is on, food in the frig, you are welcome to talk, vent or just hang out if you need space or time”. When is the last time you have put out that type of invitation? Do people know that you are available for...
Lynn Eckerle is the author of the weekly food column The Recipe Exchange along with a blog, Lynn’s Musings From a Deep Well. She loves country cooking, small town living and taking the back roads. Dear Lynn, I’m looking for a really good recipe for Peanut Butter cookies. Sam from Hillsdale Janis...
juvenile Black-crowned night-heron seen on Nayanuing Point in August 2020.                     				                       --Courtesy Photo
The Saginaw Bay region is one of the few locations in Michigan where Black-crowned Night-Herons can be seen on a regular basis. While most shorebirds hunt during the day, this one hunts both day and night, perching motionless on a cattail or in a tree, surveying the shallow water below for fish,...
The next few months will be filled with advertisement, messages and discussion all based on moving your vote from one camp to the other. My opinion on the subject is that you should earnestly pray about your decision and then learn the facts. I do not mean just listen to who ever yells the loudest...

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