SPY's Newsletter 4/6/23
SPY’s Community Newsletter
Next SPY Meeting
The next meeting of the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY’s) will be held this coming Tuesday, April 11th. starting at 6:30 PM, at the Best Tax Service building. Guests are always welcome!
Sunfield Farmers Picnic Is Seeking
Parade Coordinator Board Member
The members of the 2023 Sunfield Farmers Picnic Board are seeking an individual or a group to coordinate its Grand Parade which is Saturday, August 19, 2023 in Sunfield, Michigan. This individual or group would coordinate the parade lineup near the old Sunfield Elementary School and filter telephone calls and emails from interested participants. The Board invites anyone who is interested in supporting the Sunfield Farmers Picnic Board to contact its President Jeff Gibbs at 517-566-3355. The 2023 Sunfield Farmers Picnic is Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20, 2023. You may send your suggestions and/or questions to SunfieldFarmersPicnic@gmail.com.
Lions Club Children’s Vision Screening Schedule
The Lakewood Lions Club has, for a number of years now, provided vision screening for children of all ages, at no cost, throughout the Lakewood communities. Attached below is their “Project Kidsight” schedule for the remainder of 2023.
Note: In Sunfield, there will be two screenings at the Caterpillar Clubhouse daycare facility at the old Sunfield Elementary School and an additional screening at the Welch Museum on Main Street.
The Shootout Is Coming!
Coming up on Sunday, June 11th, will be the 33rd. annual Centennial Acres / SPY Shoot-Out golf tournament. Our event chairmen Derek Desgranges and Steve Grosshans will be in need of some helpers. Give either Derek (269-838-7686) or Steve (269-838-6459) a call for further information, or to volunteer to help out, or to sign-up your team. This is a fun event!---Not to mention a critical fund-raiser for our kids’ and community programs! (Shootout flyer is attached below).
• Deep Thought of the Week: Every box of raisins is a tragic tale of grapes that could have been wine.
· Notable Quote: “Focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, take another shot!”
· That’s Puny Department: Did you know that Bruce Lee had a vegan brother? His name was Broco Lee.
· Did You Know Section: The internet was created by many people over many years. The World Wide Web, on the other hand, was the product of one man’s imagination. In 1980, software consultant Tim Berners-Lee was having trouble keeping track of all his notes. So he designed a piece of software to access everything on his computer through random links. He called it Enquire.
Then he got another idea---what if he could link information on many computers all over the globe? After years of thinking about this, he sat down at a computer in December of 1990, and in a few weeks created the first browser and server. The hard part was still to come---convincing people he was onto something. Part of that involved coming up with a name for it. Colleagues referred to it as “that hypertext thing”, but Berners-Lee knew he needed something more inspiring.
His first thought was to call it “the Mesh”, but it sounded too much like “mess”. He considered “the information mine”, but decided that the abbreviation---TIM---sounded too egotistical. He finally settled on “The World Wide Web”. His friends told him that it would never take off. It did. He renounced patent rights on the Web to ensure its growth.
Berners’-Lee’s first program was named after “Enquire Within Upon Everything”---a Victorian advice book he remembered seeing on his parents’ shelves. It was in many ways the Web of its day, offering a huge mishmash of information on every topic imaginable, from preparing mutton sausages to preventing cholera---from making laxatives to using coffee as a disinfectant.
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