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I Think We've Jumped into the Deep End
Of all the different ways to notice how Sean is growing up, one of the more obvious to me is when he swims. I started him in swimming lessons just shy of his five-month birthday, in January 2009. I saw him learning to swim as a life skill, given the amount ...

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February 2017 Weather Summary
The high temperature for the February was 67.9 degrees! (Feb 18th) while the low was 4.3 (3rd.) Eighteen days had low temperatures below 32 degrees while only 4 days never got above the freezing point. There were seven straight days above 55 degrees between...

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January 2017 Weather Summary
The high temperature for the first month of the year was 58.5 degrees (Jan 21st) while the low was 1.3 (6th.) Twenty days had low temperatures below 32 degrees while 9 days never got above the freezing point. The average temperature was 30.9 degrees. There ...

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Parks Advisory Commission
Every year, golf course staff make a presentation to the Parks Advisory Commission (PAC) explaining what the courses do and how we are doing it. This year, the Director of Golf, Doug Kelly, put together a video presentation. Here it is.

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The night the trees killed our cars
July 29, 2016 started out like many Fridays during the summer. Sean went to a camp, while Amy and I went to work. We then loaded up both cars and headed to Lake James for the weekend. We wanted to have two cars there because Amy was going to meet some frien...

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December 2016 Monthly Weather Summary
The high temperature for the month of December was 54.8 degrees (Dec 26th) while the low was -1.8 (19th.) Twenty-five days had low temperatures below 32 degrees while 12 days never got above the freezing point. There were 7 days of rain recorded by the weat...

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2016 Weather Summary
The highest temperature recorded at Leslie Park Golf Course during 2016 was 93.0 degrees on July 23rd. The lowest temperature was just - 4.2 degrees on February 28th. This is nearly 15 degrees warmer than the lowest temperature of 2015.  There were 10 days ...

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Happy New Yurt!
After Scott, Sean, and I stayed in a yurt at Craig Lake State Park in the U.P. in August 2014, I knew I wanted to do it again. And Sean has asked multiple times about going back to the yurt, so I knew he wanted to do it again, too. As for Scott, well, Scott...

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Turtle Basking Structures
As part of the Traver Creek Restoration Project through the City of Ann Arbor owned Leslie Park Golf Course in 2013, a permit was submitted to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ.)  To satisfy the MDEQ permit of the project, turtles were ...

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November 2016 Weather Summary
The high temperature for the month of November was 77.3 degrees (Nov 1st) while the low was 18.6 (22nd.) You can see how this month starts the transition from Fall to Winter. The average temperature was 45.6 degrees, nearly ten degrees cooler than last mont...
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