4-H to host Science Blast at Van Buren Youth Fair on Wednesday, July 17, “Kid’s Day”
Children ages 5-12 and their families are invited to 4-H Science Blast on Wednesday, July 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Van Buren Youth Fair. Wednesday, July 17 is Kids’ Day at the fair! 4-H Science Blast is a youth-oriented event featuring fun, hands-on science experiments and activities. “4-H Science Blast will give youth the opportunity to experience a small portion of what 4-H has to offer. Activities are fun and hands on. All of the experiments will assist the youth in expanding their knowledge,” stated Janice Zerbe, Extension Educator. At 4-H Science Blast, youth ages 5 to 12 will have the chance to engage in science activities in key subject areas such as environmental science, biology and plant science. MSU Extension educators and volunteers will be talking with youth and parents to see if doing the experiments changed their science knowledge or attitudes about science. This year Cargill is a proud sponsor of the Science Blast along with the Van Buren County 4-H Leaders’ Association, and the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Reserves. For information on 4-H Science Blast, joining 4-H or becoming a 4-H volunteer, contact Janice Zerbe, Extension Educator, MSU Extension- Van Buren County, 801 Hazen Street, Suite D, Paw Paw MI 49079 or by phone 269-657-8213 or email: rajzerj@.msu.edu.
NEW HOME FOR HOMETOWN VIDEO… Owner Shane Darling stands in front of his new location at 36 West Main in Hartford, just three doors down from his former site. Despite the national demise of corporate video rental franchises like Blockbuster; for over 9 years, Hometown Video has found a niche small-town market carrying a wide selection of DVDs, Blue-ray discs, games and even a line of cinema-based toys. Open seven days a week, the long-time DDA participant recently worked a deal with his neighbor the Hartford Thrift Shop to allow them to expand into his former building and remodeling his new storefront to offer even more titles for viewing. Two condemned properties at 32 and 34 West Main will be coming down in short order, to again change the landscape of Hartford’s downtown business district. Offering new releases available the same day they come out and always with previously viewed discs starting at only a dollar it’s a safe bet that Hartford’s Hometown Video will continue to be a Main Street mainstay, proving not everyone is screaming about streaming!