It's A Snow Day...Hallelujah

Young folks cringe when they hear the phrase "back-in-the-day" but it's true, as kids looking for weather related school closing news we had to tune-in bright & early to one of two TV channels we could receive in Greenbush before there was cable TV.  That or tune-into one of the few "local" radio stations in Alpena or Tawas.  (Both of which younger brother John worked at as a teenager before launching his professional radio career.)

But the polar vortex that slung deep into Michigan last week spurred a couple of  videos by two local educators which have gone "viral" in their effort to communicate school closing news.  Perhaps you've seen them. 

First, Swartz Creek Community Schools Superintendent Ben Mainka and high school principal Jim Kitchen released their parody of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah.”  It's a snow day.  Then came their encore: "Let it snow!"

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer offered some kudos to the district officials for their effort. “What a creative way to announce a snow day,” she said.  Well done, guys!


posted 02.14.19  Happy Valentine's Day!