08-31-2017 Schools news & calendars

THESE “KUTE KIDS” are… the great-grandchildren of Larry Blyly of Hartford and the late Lois Blyly. Pictured with the Blyly’s grandson, Scott Blyly and his wife Janelle are 1-1/2 year-old twin sons, Gus and Buddy, and daughters, 3-year-old Valerie and 6-year-old Vio-let. They are from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neigh-bors, and relatives who read the Tri-City Record. Make sure you write your kids’ names on the back of the picture and include any other information about it you would like to see in the pa-per, including mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and so on. Send the “original” photo to the Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098 or email it with your information to record@tricityrecord.com. Pick up your photo after it ap-pears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?

Watervliet Community Hospital Foundation announces plans to renovate Parcourse

 Redevelopment plans for the Watervliet Parcourse moved from vision to reality with the kick-off of a $125,000 fundraising campaign. Renovations are expected to begin in 2018 and be completed in several stages by the end of 2020.

Currently, the Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Parcourse is a 1.1 mile walking/running track with a gravel base. After thirty years, the overall site is in disrepair, and the existing track base is worn. The course is currently utilized by therapists and their rehabilitation patients, local athletic teams, physical education classes at Watervliet Middle and High schools, and older adults from a nearby apartment complex. The track is open to the public and free of charge.

Renovations for the Parcourse will feature two quarter-mile loops. One loop will be asphalt to accommodate individuals with disabilities that may need to use wheelchairs or walkers and the other loop will consist of crushed limestone for runners and walkers who prefer a softer landing. Each loop may also feature up to four stations with different types of professional grade exercise equipment offering varying degrees of difficulty for all fitness levels.

The project will offer naming opportunities and each donor will be personally recognized on signage displayed throughout the Parcourse. Tax deductible online donations can be made at www.lakelandhealthfoundations.org/PARCOURSE. Checks should be made payable to: Community Hospital Foundation, c/o Parcourse Campaign, 1234 Napier Avenue, St. Joseph, MI 49085. For more information, call (269) 927-5145.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 31

Varsity Football at Buchanan, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 5