Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Playground fun doesn’t have to be reserved for kids. Adults can enjoy these outdoor play spaces too—and get a great workout at the same time.
Getting a good workout doesn’t require being stuck in a gym during the late summer heat or those deliciously crisp fall days that follow. To change things up a bit in your workout routine, consider making use of a free and easily accessible resource: your local playground. While playgrounds themselves are nothing new, in recent years, adults are returning to them in greater numbers—and not just to entertain their kids. Thanks to the rise in popularity of outdoor boot camps, which often make use of equipment available in parks and playgrounds, many adults are taking a second look at playgrounds as an affordable way to exercise their inner child and outer adult—and make exercising seem less like a chore and more (dare we say it?) fun. …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Running Fit is uniting Michigan runners to show their support for Boston.
To celebrate the safe return of Boston Marathon runners and to show solidarity for Boston, Running Fit will be hosting a "Runners For Boston" run/walk this week. The unity 4.15 mile run/walk will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.at Kensington Metropark, and participants should meet at the East Boat Launch. On the Running Fit website, Randy Step writes that running has taken on a new meaning for runners after the April 15 bombings. "Every step feels like a dedication to those who suffered. Just heading out the door is like thumbing our nose at terrorists that are out to change our way of life and limit our freedoms," he writes on the website. Wednesday's participants are invited to wear past or present Boston Marathon gear, gear …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Leave a comment on Patch to show your support as U-M takes on Louisville for the national championship.
Go Blue! Cheer on the Michigan men’s basketball team as the Wolverines take on Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night. Just leave a comment below to show your support for the Maize and Blue. (Or show your Michigan fandom by uploading a photo by clicking on the green “Upload Photos and Videos” icon.) The NCAA Tournament final tips off at 9:23 p.m. in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The game will be televised on CBS. Hail to the Victors, baby! If you're not one of the lucky fans making the trip to Atlanta to catch it live, there are plenty of local bars in the Hartland area with the game turned on.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Michigan, Louisville, Wichita State and Syracuse go for the title. Here's where to watch.
Finally, the NCAA Final Four is here. The March Madness 2013 Final Four television schedule begins Saturday with a television schedule that includes Louisville vs. Wichita State followed by Michigan vs. Syracuse. The Vegas lines on the Final Four give Louisville a 9.5-point edge and favor Michigan by 2. Sure, your March Madness tournament brackets are probably busted, but you can still have fun with the tournament. How? Here's Charles Barkley on David Letterman discussing March Madness. If you're not one of the lucky fans making the trip to Atlanta to catch it live, there are plenty of local bars in Hartland and the surrounding areas with the game turned on. Have other suggestions? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Do you proudly wear the orange and blue? Show off your Detroit Tigers gear here by uploading a photo to our fan gallery.
Raise your paws and don that old-English "D", Tigers fans, at long last it's Opening Day at Comerica Park. The home team takes on the New York Yankees today, with the first pitch at 1:05 p.m. Whether you're headed downtown, or watching the game from home, we want you to show your Tigers pride by uploading a photo or video of you and your loved ones (pets included!) rocking the orange and blue. Just click the "Upload Photo & Video" tab on this page to share your shots. What do you love about Tiger baseball? Who's your Tiger this year? How many wins will the team get? World Series or bust? Predictions? Tell us in the comments!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Hartland senior Chad Cooper was named the 2013 overall male state champion.
Hartland Schools hit the bullseye at Michigan's State Virtual Archery Tournament, bringing home first place in the high school, middle school and elementary school divisions. More than 700 student archers from 29 schools participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) competed in the recent tournament, according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The Hartland High School team came in first, followed by Gaylord St. Mary Cathedral in second and Christian Homeschoolers of Northern Michigan in third. The Hartland Middle School teams took both first and second in the middle school division, with Christian Homeschoolers of Northern Michigan coming in third. And Hartland's elementary school …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Hartland Patch features videos from YouTube about Hartland.
There is definitely lots of cool stuff and interesting things going on in Hartland. Luckily, some of it gets posted on YouTube. Each week, Hartland Patch will highlight a YouTube video posted about Hartland. This week's pick features Hartland High School senior Cassidy Porta and her athlete signing with Lawrence Tech University. The high school senior has committed to play volleyball with the Blue Devils next year. Do you know of a YouTube video that highlights Hartland? Send the link to email@example.com and it could be featured next week.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Spartans and the Wolverines play Friday in the Sweet 16. Tell us where you will watch the game in Hartland.
How sweet is March Madness? It’s pretty sweet for the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans, both of whom will play in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night. Here’s a look at the lineup for the Spartans and Wolverines: Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Fenton, including the following. Did we miss your favorite venue? Leave a comment! You can watch the basketball action online here. RELATED: Are You a March Madness Super Fan? Show Us Your Team Spirit, Hartland!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Upload your fan photos to show your support for the Michigan Wolverines or the Michigan State Spartans.
Saturday, March 23
The state of Michigan is in hoops heaven, and Patch would love for you to show your devotion to your favorite college basketball team. Michigan and Michigan State both play third-round games in the NCAA Tournament just up the road at the Palace on Saturday, and fans of both teams are consumed by March Madness. We’d like to see who has the most devoted March Madness following: the Michigan Wolverines or the Michigan State Spartans? Let us know by clicking on the green “Upload Photos and Videos” icon. And don’t forget to add a comment below to let us know how far you think your favorite team will advance in the tournament. Here's the Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines lineup on Saturday: You can watch the basketball action …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Swimmers representing Hartland's local swim club end season with impressive finishes.
This season, swimmers from the Hartland Hurricanes Swim Club, which range in age from seven to 18, had the opportunity to compete in several higher-level meets, with many of the swimmers finishing with qualifying race times, ranking them among the best swimmers in the state. “We took a bunch of kids (12 and under) to Districts, and some of those kids qualified beyond that to go to Junior Olympics and then some of those kids qualified beyond that to go to the State Meet,” Hurricanes swim coach Maria Puranen said. As the youth competitive team, which began 10 years ago, continues to grow each year, the success and development of the young team is exciting for Puranen who also coaches at the high school level. “Almost 100 percent of our …