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Manchester Kiwanis Club honors Corporal Steve Wallen as Officer of the Year

Manchester Kiwanis Club honors Corporal Steve Wallen as Officer of the Year

Each year the Manchester Kiwanis Club chooses a Police & Firefighter of the Year. This year they honored Corporal Steve Wallen and Firefighter Bill Kerns.

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Stuff the Bus Event-August 3-7

Stuff the Bus Event-August 3-7

Washtenaw County is kicking off their 8th Annual Stuff the Bus Event on August 3rd. Washtenaw County Employees are reaching out to the public in a “United” effort to collect needed school supplies for students in the Washtenaw County Public School Districts.

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Animals, Crafts and Budding Leaders - It's the 4-H Youth Show!

Animals, Crafts and Budding Leaders - It's the 4-H Youth Show!

The Washtenaw County 4-H Youth Show is an annual event that many youth consider to be the capstone experience of their 4-H year. It starts on the 4th Sunday in July every summer and ends on the following Friday. Come out and support our future leaders!

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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Celebrate a mother’s right to breastfeed by nominating an exemplary local business for a 2015 Breastfeeding Friendly Business Award. Nominations are due by Friday, Aug 7. Awards ceremony is Aug 21.

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Step Forward Michigan

Assistance With Property Tax and Mortgage Payments

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New Law for Unlicensed Dogs: License Your Pup or You’ll Pay Up!

New Law for Unlicensed Dogs: License Your Pup or You’ll Pay Up!

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners approved a Civil Infraction Ordinance that requires all dogs be licensed or a citation may be issued with fines of $50 to $500. So, make your dog a “Legal Beagle”! Get an updated rabies vaccination and apply for your dog license today.

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MSU Extension Parenting and Financial Education

The Washtenaw County MSU Extension offers free financial, parenting, and housing education classes. MSU Extension classes provide information and education that helps people identify problems and find solutions to improve their homes and financial needs.

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2015 Home Ownership Education Classes

The Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP) provides regular pre-purchase homebuyer educational seminars throughout the year as well as individual pre-purchase housing counseling with certified housing counselors by appointment.

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Homestead Property Tax Credit Update

The State has made major changes modifying eligibility requirements for the Homestead Property Tax Credit.

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The Basics of Home Maintenance Workshop

The Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP) offers a free home maintenace workshop.

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Health Care Counts

Health Care Counts

A new website to help people determine their health care coverage options.

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New Law Changes Fees for Tax Certification

A new law (Public Act 39 of 2015) took effect July 1, 2015 that increases the fee to receive a tax certification to $5 per deed (containing up to 5 legal descriptions).

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Now Scheduling Immunization Waiver Appointments

Now Scheduling Immunization Waiver Appointments

Parents or guardians opting out of the vaccinations required for their child or children to attend childcare or school, must now request a waiver from their local public health department. Waivers are ONLY required for children in licensed childcare programs, preschool, kindergarten, 7th grade or new to a school district. To schedule an appointment in Washtenaw County, please call 734-544-6700.

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Interrupt the Violence in our Neighborhoods

Interrupt the Violence in our Neighborhoods

Saturday, July 25, 2015 | Perry School 12:00pm - 2:00pm | West Willow Park 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Report Animal Bites to Public Health

Report Animal Bites to Public Health

Washtenaw County Public Health reminds residents to contact us about animal bites or other close contact with wild animals. Wild or unvaccinated animals may spread rabies. Public Health will provide recommendations about rabies risk and the need for post-exposure vaccination.

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Take Time to Cool Off while Temperatures are High

Take Time to Cool Off while Temperatures are High

The combination of heat and humidity can create oppressive conditions which may cause heat related illnesses to develop. Stay hydrated, cool off whenever possible and know the warning signs of severe heat-related illness.

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Family Campout at Rolling Hills County Park

Family Campout at Rolling Hills County Park

You and your family are invited to join for an overnight campout in the park!

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Border-To-Border Trail Update

Border-To-Border Trail Update

One of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission’s (WCPARC) main initiatives is connectivity through trails and greenways, with emphasis on developing the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B).

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SAVE THE DATE: Parkridge Summer Festival

SAVE THE DATE: Parkridge Summer Festival

This year’s Parkridge Summer Festival is scheduled for Sat., Aug. 29 from noon to 6 p.m. in Parkridge Park in Ypsilanti. We hope you’ll join us!

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