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April 17, 2013 - Safety Paths on web

Bikers, walkers, and rollerbladers will have a new place to find out the latest Safety Path news.

Independence Township's Safety Path Committee will launch a new website on Earth Day, April 22.

Pedestrians who want to know who to contact about the township's 48 miles of safety paths or residents who want updates on new sidewalk connections, biking routes, and pedestrian traveling tips can visit independencetwpsafety paths.org or friend them on Facebook.

Student troops wanted

American Legion Post 63 hopes to sponsor local high school students, grades 10 through 12, as candidates for the State Student Trooper program. The program will take place July 14-19 at the state police training academy in Lansing, and applications are available at 8047 Ortonville Road. If you're interested find out more on www.michiganlegion.org/trooper or call Jerry Grzywinski at 248-494-2821.

Puppet theater

On April 20 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., the Depot Theater will host a performance of "Dick Whittington and his Cat." The show is presented by Once Upon a Puppet and is appropriate for all ages. Enjoy the tale of an adventurous youngster and his cat Marmalade as they travel to London and solve a crime at Buckingham Palace. Tickets are $6. Get more information on www.clarkston villageplayers.org or call 248-575-4104.

Race for Ryan

The Second Annual Race for Ryan Kennedy 5K is May 4 at Independence Oaks, 4 p.m.

Registration is $35 if signed up before April 29 and is $25 for students. After April 29, registration is $45.

Registration can be obtained at the Clarkston High School attendance office or online at www.raceservice.com

All profits raised during the event will be used to build a play structure at Clintonwood Park in memory of Kennedy. Kennedy was a fourth grader at North Sashabaw Elementary School in Clarkston. After a very brave fight, Ryan passed away from childhood brain cancer last spring.

Contact Amy Quayle ataequayle@clarkston.k12.mi.us or John Drallos at jedrallos@clarkston.k12.mi.us.

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