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They’rrrrre off to a Nite at the Races

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15th January

By Chad Hutchinson

The Blissfield Athletic Boosters will host their second annual “Nite at the Races” Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Blissfield American Legion. The “Nite at the Races” event is an evening of real horse racing with those in attendance to place bets as if they were at the track.

Hot appetizers will be provided, as well as a cash bar, door prizes donated by local Blissfield businesses, and a 50-50 raffle. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the first races starting at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $10 each and are available at the Blissfield athletic office or by contacting 517-486-4195. Tickets will also be available at the door that evening.

For the complete story, please see the Jan. 16, 2013, edition of the Advance. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.


BD’s first elected school board gets down to business

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15th January

By Melissa Burnor

It was an historic evening Thursday for the Britton Deerfield Public Schools. All seven members of the newly elected board of education were given the oath of office.

“It is historic,” Britton Deerfield superintendent said. After serving since July 2011 as an appointed board the board sworn in that evening was the first elected Britton Deerfield Public Schools board of education. “We are unique in the fact that we elected all seven at one time,” Pelham said.

Most school boards elect one or two members in each election cycle. Because Britton Deerfield was a newly formed school district in 2011 all board members had to be elected to the board at the next possible election that was in Nov. of 2012. All seven appointed members retained their positions.

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Ice skating rink nearly ready

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15th January

After a balmy weekend of 60-degree temperatures, cold returned Monday. That can only mean one thing: ice skating.

The village of Blissfield has set up the Rotary-purchased ice skating rink in Ellis Park under the baseball field lights.

Hours for skating will be set during Thursday’s parks and recreation committee meeting, according to parks and rec director Eric May. Last winter was too warm for skating, but officials — and kids — are hoping this cold snap provides some good skating ice.

Check this website for hours at the rink after Thursday’s meeting.