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December 30, 2009

Deadline to register for Orion Township Parks and Recreation's Snowmobile Safety Certification Class is fast approaching. With countless hazards associated with operating a machine, state law requires a person who is at least 12 years old and operating a snowmobile without direct supervision must have a valid snowmobile safety certificate. 

The class, in a take-home study with a follow-up three-hour class including exam format, will be taught by a certified instructor through the Department of Natural Resources. 

Students must pre-register and pick up their materials no later than Wednesday, Jan. 6 in the Parks and Recreation office, 2525 Joslyn Road.

Anyone is welcome to take the class, however, certificates are not valid until an individual's 12th birthday.  Parents are encouraged to attend and do not need to be registered in the class.  Class is $14 per student and will be held at in the meeting room at Friendship Park, Wednesday Jan. 13 from 5:30-8:30 pm. 

Call Orion Township Parks and Recreation Department at 248-391-0304 Ext 143 for more information or visit the website at for additional information.

See those guys on the front page? You could beat them! Join the Downtown Development Authority for it's annual Resolution Run, Jan. 1.

The 5K run or fun one mile walk begins at 10 a.m. Friday. Registration begins at 9.

Meet at the DDA Office, 51 N. Broadway prior to the race.

Register online (www. or at Hansons Running Shop on Flint Street.