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Thursday, May 31, 2012

5/15/2012 Woodlands Ordinance Public Hearing Part 3.Conclusion.

Actual Public Comments at the Public Hearing
Mark and Sharron Speak Against.
(6 Minutes 32 seconds)

Walter a resident and member of the Woodlands
Ordinance Task Force Speaks For.
(3 Minutes 8 Seconds)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

5/15/12 Woodland Ordinace Public Hearing Part 2

Commissioners discuss the ordinance 
Part 1 (4 minutes 07seconds)
Commissioners discuss the ordinance
Part 2  (6 minutes 58 seconds)

Commissioner discuss the ordinance 
Part 3 (2 minutes 57  Seconds)

Commissioners discuss the ordinance 
Part 4 (8 minutes 20 seconds)

5/15/12 Woodlands Ordinance Public Hearing before City Commission. Part 1.

McKenna and Associates, a City hired 
Consultant group to develop the ordinance
 speaks in favor of it.
Six minutes and 29 seconds

McKenna part II

5/15/12 Baldwin Library and Cobalt Communications (City Survey) Presentations to City Commission.

Baldwin Library (8 Min 29 secs)

Cobalt Communications Part I  (13 min 3 sec)

Colbalt Communications Part II   (15 min 20 seconds)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Baldwin Library Titles May 22nd 2012

Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell: A dedicated female archaeologist and a former Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer must recover priceless South American artifacts that could bring deadly chaos into the world.

Red Tails (DVD): Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky, even as they battle discrimination on the ground.

The Secret World of Arrietty (DVD):  In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live quietly among us. But when tenacious and tiny Arrietty is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, their secret and forbidden friendship blossoms into an extraordinary adventure.
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This Means War (DVD): FDR and Tuck are covert CIA operatives   and best buddies, until they both fall for charming and sexy Lauren. Their friendship is put to the ultimate test as they wage an epic battle for her affection, using their surveillance skills and an array of high-tech gadgetry. May the best spy win!

New Titles Baldwin Library May 15th 2012

Stolen Prey by John Sandford: Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed--husband, wife, two daughters, dogs. There's something about the scene that pokes at Lucas's cop instincts--it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he's seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn't seem to fit. Until it does. And where it leads Lucas will take him into the darkest nightmare of his life.

Albert Nobbs (DVD): A woman passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.

Born to Be Wild (DVD):  This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them, saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in, a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas.Check Availability

Chronicle (DVD): Seen through the lens of a troubled teen's video camera, yet filled with eye-popping action and jaw-dropping special effects, Chronicle is as real as it gets. When three ordinary high school friends make an extraordinary discovery, they acquire amazing abilities beyond their understanding. But as their powers develop, so do their darker sides. Fun, harmless pranks soon lead to much riskier activities as the boys' 'gifts,' and their lives, spin dangerously out of control! Check Availability

The Grey (DVD): After their plane crashes in Alaska, seven oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. Check Availability

Saturday, May 26, 2012

New Titles Baldwin Library May 8th 2012

Home by Toni Morrison: Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from and that he’s hated all his life. As Frank revisits his memories from childhood and the war that have left him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he had thought he could never possess again.
In One Person by John Irving: The author's most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, this novel is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile."

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer:  A second installment in a planned five-part series finds Harry despairing of a marriage to Emma and joining the Merchant Navy before assuming the identity of a fallen American soldier whose past proves even more turbulent than Harry's own.

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel:  Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head? Check Availability:


The Vow (DVD): A young couple get in a car accident that puts the wife in a coma. After she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband sets his sights on winning her heart again.

BHSD Student and Staff Recognition May 17th 2012

The following students are being recognized for their accomplishments in varsity swimming. tThey are Tyler Falcoff. Joe Kemeny, Joe Abrash, and Vic Sun. Captain  Zack Prebay,Jeff Lin, Elliot VanValkenburg, and Connor Lee.
Recognized for their participation in the Michigan  Youth Art Festival: Alyssa Giannetti and Jonathan Schiff

Editors Note: Many students honored are not pictured due the many activities they participate in. The above honorees in Baseball attire planned to attend the Tiger game immediately after the award ceremony.