Fewer Michigan high schools charging students to play
The COVID pandemic shut down high school sports in 2020, but it also served as a springboard to reduce the number of schools charging participation fees. The 2020 winter sports season was cut short and the spring sports season eliminated because of the pandemic, but participation in Michigan High School Athletic Association sports rebounded, rising 6.6 percent in 2021-22.mlive.com
Clawson Fourth of July fireworks returns after two-year hiatus
With pandemic restrictions gone, we saw the fireworks returned in Detroit last week, and Monday night, it’s Clawson’s turn. City leaders there have played it safe for two years, but now they’re ready for things to get back to normal. We’ve got a lot of people for the much-anticipated event many have been waiting for.
Letter from the Editor: Every problem has solutions – even something as weighty as mental illness
In February 2021, almost a year into a pandemic that was unprecedented in our lifetimes, MLive began asking “Are you OK?”Even before COVID hit the United States in early 2020, MLive had been reporting on the toll of mental health issues on Michigan residents, families, homes, schools and the strain it put on a health-care system that struggled to keep up with demands for services. The pandemic just amplified the problem, and the need for solutions.mlive.com
Dr. Frank McGeorge Meets Dr. Anthony Fauci
He became the face of our country’s battle against COVID-19 and is now arguably one of the most recognizable doctors in the world. Now Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the President of the United States, sits down with Local 4′s own Dr. Frank McGeorge for a revealing conversation.
Nearly two years into COVID-19, many wonder: How do pandemics end?
The COVID-19 pandemic started with a bang in Michigan, with exponential case growth in March 2020 that turned life upside down within a matter of days. Twenty-one months into the pandemic, many wonder: When and how will it end?mlive.com
Bay City’s 2022 Tall Ship Celebration postponed to 2025 over Covid uncertainty
BAY CITY, MI — Bay City’s Tall Ship Celebration scheduled to take place in July 2022 has been postponed until the summer of 2025 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tall Ship Celebration normally takes place every three years and brings tens of thousands of visitors to the shores of the Saginaw River. Chris Yaklin, executive director at BaySail Appledore Tall Ships, and the BaySail Board of Directors announced their decision in a press release issued Wednesday, Sept. 22. Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic as we entered 2021, the Board of Directors and I made the decision to postpone the festival to 2025,” Yaklin said in a statement. “BaySail will be a willing participant at other ports around the Great Lakes to help assist ports with their festivals.”Tall Ship Celebration organizers said they look forward to welcoming the world back to the Great Lakes Bay Region for a “reimagined Tall Ship Celebration” in 2025.mlive.com