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Established as a non-profit in Otsego Countyback in July of 1972, theOtsego Count United Way has beenhard at work locally improving thequality of life through volunteersand community programs for overforty years.
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It’s that time of year again forgorgeous fall colors, fresh, crispsmelling air, beloved family holi-days and that long-dreaded fluseason. You already have a lot on your plate during these end-of- year months, why make the fluone of them? With H3N2, H1N1 and otherinfluenza threats on tap for the2013-2014 flu season, the HealthDepartment of NorthwestMichigan is readily helping com-munities prepare by offering fluvaccines to local residents. It isalso working with local schoolsand community partners to pro-vide flu shot clinics throughoutthe area. The next upcoming flu clinic will be inCharlevoix’s Senior Centerfrom 10 am to 12 pm located
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Get ready for some great fall fun, and support a greatcause at the same time! A Corn Maze fundraiser event,hosted by Fleming Farm near Gaylord, will take place thiscoming weekend, September 28th and 29th, with half of the proceeds benefiting Community Mediation Services insupport of Special Education and Family Mediations.The corn maze is four acres in size and takes 20 – 30minutes to complete. The maze is maintained, but it isstill a cornfield! So organizers of the event encourage par-ticipants to please walk, watch your step, and stay on thepaths! Children must be supervised at all times. Runnin water for drinking and washing hands, as well as restroomfacilities are available. Also note that this is a smoke andalcohol free farm. The cost is just $5 per person, andthe event will take place on September 28th and 29thfrom 12 PM to 4 PMTo get to Fleming Farm follow North Townline Roadnorth until you come to the “T” intersection withMartindale Road. Take a left and go one and a quartermiles to the end of the road. The address is 4264Martindale Road, Gaylord. We hope you'll be able to join us. A visit to the farm is both an educational experi-ence, as well as a wonderful memory.Come Help us Support a Great Cause!
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*To contact Heather DeLong  for any comments, questions or concerns, she can be reached at heather@weeklychoice.com.
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