AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Huron Pines and Alpena Lifelong Learners gathered at the Emily Min Hunt nature preserve just outside Alpena for a snowshoe hike on Tuesday. The property changed hands from the Thunder Bay Audubon Society to Huron Pines in March of 2019 after it was determined that the Audubon Society could no longer maintain the proper level of stewardship for the property.Land protection specialist with Huron Pines, Heather Huffstutler says their organization is excited to bring more attention to this area. “It’s been much loved by the Audubon Society, but not used very much. Our vision here is that it is still a nature sanctuary, but something that is a bit more accessible to the public,” she said.Huffstutler added that now that the property is under their control, they are planning to do more events like the snowshoe hike they’re doing today. She says there are a lot of interesting things to see on this particular nature preserve. “We have an everglade which supports some really interesting wildflowers and the animals that go along with that. A nice mixed northern hard–wood forest, and then it transitions into a conifer swamp, which isn’t really hospitable to visitors, but really important for water quality and habitat connections here.”The Emily Min Hunt Nature Preserve is located on Shubert Highway and is open to the public from dawn until dusk.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Emily Min Hunt, Huron Pines, Thunder Bay Audubon SocietyContinue ReadingPrevious District Health Department #4 gives an update on CoronavirusNext Alcona does not become a 2nd amendment sanctuary county
The chief judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court released a statement over the weekend, in response to the public debate about a local judge sentencing a 21-year-old man to 10 days in jail for missing jury duty.Chief Judge Krista Marx says she issued the statement in order to explain to Palm Beach County residents where her authority lies. It reads in part:“I am charged with the administrative supervision over all judges and court personnel within the Circuit. In this capacity, I am occasionally asked to intervene when an individual is dissatisfied with a sentence or judgement entered by one of our judges. However, as a Chief Judge, I do not have authority to review the legality of the rulings made by each individual judge. Instead that authority lies with the appellate courts. Moreover, under the Judicial Code of Conduct, I am prohibited from discussing any ongoing case nor can I discuss a judge’s rulings.”The statement came after several state and local leaders called for disciplinary action against Judge John Kastrenakes, who sentenced Deandre Somerville to 10 days in jail after he slept through and missed his jury duty. Kastrenakes revoked the sentencing and cleared the record of Somerville a few days after the sentencing.However, Senator Bobby Powell has been pushing for the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission to investigate Kastrenakes.Read the full statement from Marx here.
England Golf is sending strong international line-ups to compete in the World Amateur Team Championships for the Espirito Santo Trophy and the Eisenhower Trophy at Antalya in Turkey next month and in October. Georgia Hall, Charley Hull, and Emily Taylor will play in the women’s Espirito Santo Trophy, while Craig Hinton (Image © Tom Ward), Garrick Porteous and Neil Raymond will compete in the Eisenhower Trophy. The Espirito Santo Trophy is being played at the Gloria Golf Club (Old and New Courses) on 27th – 30th September, while the Eisenhower Trophy will be at the Antalya club (Sultan Course) and at the Cornelia Golf Club on 4th – 7th October. Espirito Santo Trophy players: Georgia Hall, 16, (Remedy Oak, Dorset) is the British girls’ champion and is fourth in the women’s world amateur rankings. She was runner-up in the English women’s amateur in May and a semi-finalist in the British women’s championship. She recently helped England successfully defend the Girls’ Home Internationals. Emily Taylor, 17, (Hillside, Lancashire), is the English girls’ champion, the Irish women’s open stroke champion and the winner of the U18 titles at both the English women’s stroke play – where she was third overall – and the British women’s stroke play, where she was fourth. Charley Hull, 16, (Woburn, Buckinghamshire), was in GB&I’s winning 2012 Curtis Cup team. She has played three professional events this year, finishing in the top 40 in the Kraft Nabisco, a women’s Major; fifth in the Turkish Airline Ladies Open and tied 18th in the ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters. She is eighth in the world amateur rankings. England have never won the Espirito Santo Trophy, although they have been third. They helped GB&I achieve two silver and five bronze medals during the years when the Home Countries fielded a combined team. Eisenhower Trophy players: Craig Hinton, 24, (The Oxfordshire, BB&O), made his full England debut in last year’s Home Internationals in Ireland. He won this year’s Welsh open stroke play championship, finished joint fourth in the St Andrews Links Trophy and helped England win the European Challenge Trophy in Iceland in July, which ensured a return to the European men’s team championships next year. Garrick Porteous, 22, (Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland) back from a spell at college in the United States, also made his full England debut in last year’s Home Internationals. He was also a member of the victorious team in the European Challenge Trophy where he finished tied third in the individual ranking. Neil Raymond, 26, (Corhampton, Hampshire, IoW & CI) has been the English stroke play champion for the past two years after winning the Brabazon Trophy at Burnham & Berrow and at Walton Heath. Capped for the first time in last year’s international against Spain and an England regular since, he won the New South Wales Medal in Australia last winter and was a quarter finalist in the recent English amateur championship. England has not won the Eisenhower Trophy since the Home Countries fielded separate teams in 2002. GB&I won in 1998. 29 Aug 2012 Internationals selected for World Team Championships