Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:56:44 GMT
Nearly two years ago, Deborah Drewniak's family wasn't sure if she would be around after being severely injured in a texting and driving accident. Instead of focusing on herself, Drewniak wants to helpMore >>
A Vermont woman seriously injured by a teen, who was texting and driving, is trying to share her story with as many people as she can.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:50:08 GMT
Magic Hat has filed a lawsuit against West Sixth Brewing because of its labeling. The Vermont based company says its copyrighted #9 label looks a lot like the Kentucky based company's products. MagicMore >>
Magic Hat has filed a lawsuit against West Sixth Brewing because of its labeling.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:47:21 GMT
Between the deep blue seas off the horn of Africa and the Hollywood hills where film makers will tell his story, is Underhill Vermont,where Richard Phillips can be home and can be mostly private. Humble,More >>
Between the deep blue seas off the horn of Africa and the Hollywood hills where film makers will tell his story, is Underhill Vermont,where Richard Phillips can be home and can be mostly private.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:29:35 GMT
We're celebrating a very special birthday tonight - the American Cancer Society is turning 100! As you may know, FOX44/ABC22 has teamed up with the organization because one of our own recently had a cancerMore >>
We're celebrating a very special birthday tonight - the American Cancer Society is turning 100!As you may know, FOX44/ABC22 has teamed up with the organization because one of our own recently had a cancer diagnosis. She's fortunately one of the ones who caught it early, and is doing well. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:43:07 GMT
As boaters take to the water, biologists with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department want to remind people to use the spread prevention method. The recommended method will help reduce the spread ofMore >>
As boaters take to the water, biologists with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department want to remind people to use the spread prevention method.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:34 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:34:21 GMT
The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday. A press release says of the estimated 4,060 people diagnosed with cancer this year in Vermont, about 1 in 4 will be served with American CancerMore >>
The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:02:05 GMT
The traffic lights at Dorset Street and Williston Road are malfunctioning. Police say the South Burlington Highway Department is working on fixing the problem. It may take crews a few more hours to fix.More >>
The traffic lights at Dorset Street and Williston Road are malfunctioning.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:37 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:37:07 GMT
Here are some thunderstorm safety tips from the FOX44 & ABC22 SkyTracker weather team. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable for storm development. As a result, you should remainMore >>
Here are some thunderstorm safety tips from the FOX44 & ABC22 SkyTracker weather team.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:47:05 GMT
A boiling water advisory has been issued for some Montreal residents Wednesday. According to CBC, the boil water advisory, affecting more than 1 million Montrealers, covers all areas south of the MetropolitanMore >>
A boiling water advisory has been issued for some Montreal residents Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:51:34 GMT
The body of a Vermont man was found floating offshore of Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida Sunday. Florida police say the body was identified Monday as 55-year-old Mark Parent, of Enosburg, Vt. Someone calledMore >>
The body of a Vermont man was found floating offshore of Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida Sunday. More >>
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SOURCE Critter Catchers, Inc.
Organization for Bat Conservation staging hands-on presentations at 14 nature centers throughout southeast Michigan to facilitate better understanding - and love - for bats
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bats navigate by echolocation, but the world's sole flying mammals fly under the radar screen when it comes to positive first impressions among the public. Volunteers at the Cranbrook Institute of Science-based non-profit Organization for Bat Conservation (OBC) battle bat misconceptions daily, and their crusade is receiving a welcome boost in 2013, thanks to Critter Catchers, Inc.
Continuing a tradition of corporate philanthropy started in 2008, Michigan Critter Catchers – an OBC partner – is donating $3,500 in 2013 to fund a grant enabling OBC staff to host 14 events at various nature centers in five counties across Michigan. These live bat exhibits combine an interactive bat presentation with an information session discussing behavior unique to bats, habitats, food sources, benefits and tips for peacefully co-existing.
"Nature centers in are struggling to bring educational programs to the communities they serve, as charitable contributions disappear in a dismal economy," said Rob Mies, Executive Director, OBC. "The grant by Critter Catchers represents a significant step in the opposite direction, reaffirming our belief that community-based learning initiatives remain not merely viable but valuable. We simply couldn't provide on-site live bat shows without help through benefactors like Critter Catchers."
"We have been funding this grant since 2008," said Dave Kugler, president, Critter Catchers. "Last year, over 800 people benefitted from the grant program. This grant is a unique opportunity for us to give back to the Michigan community that has been so generous to us."
2013 grant recipients include:
Oakland County – Cranbrook Institute of Science, Troy Nature Society, Friends of the Johnson Nature Center, Oakland Parks Foundation and the Rochester African American Parent Network;
Washtenaw County – National Wildlife Federation, Leslie Science Center and Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy;
Kent County – Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Education Center;
Macomb County – Sterling Heights Nature Center;
St. Clair County – Pine River Nature Center.
Residents should contact their local nature centers for upcoming event schedules.
About The Organization for Bat Conservation:OBC is dedicated to the protection of bats and their habit through educational programs and collaborative conservation efforts. www.batconservation.org.