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October 17, 2018

Keeping up a family tradition

by Catherine Minolli
The Minolli family has never been short on reasons to par-tay. Growing up, we were inspired by the masters—Frank and Anna knew how to celebrate. Whether it was someone's birthday, a 'TGIF' at my dad's bar in the basement, an anniversary, an 'Open The Bottle Night' or something as basic as the change of seasons, Mom and Dad would do it up big when the mood struck them....more>
October 17, 2018

Let light shine on history

by Iris Lee Underwood
Granny kept her honey-colored cedar chest by a window in the front bedroom. She laid crisp white doilies on top to protect her treasure from scratches....more>
October 17, 2018

English language in high demand

by Andrew Wernette
My classes with the little ones always begin in more or less the same way. I walk into the classroom, where all the young, bright-faced Vietnamese students shout a lilting "Hello, Teacher!" I emphatically reply with "Hello class! How are you?" to which the kiddies are taught to respond "I'm fine, thank you....more>
October 10, 2018

Sweet solution to seasonal situation

by Catherine Minolli
It's official. It starts with a scratchy feeling in the back of my throat that I do my best to ignore Saturday morning as I'm prepping for yoga class....more>
October 10, 2018

Life's cornucopia spills earth's gifts

by Iris Lee Underwood
When we extracted honey two years ago it flowed into jars light, sun-drenched, summer blonde and floral to taste, my friend Jack emailed. "Yesterday brought dark, dark, heavy orangish jars of flavorful anti-oxidant fighting goodness....more>
October 10, 2018

Live your best life

by Willene Tanis
This week a friend sent me these wise words from Lysa TerKeurst. "Your best life isn't found in the hurry and 'side hustle' and 'who can run the fastest to the top....more>
October 10, 2018
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Connections, culture and lots of adventure

by Andrew Wernette
Editor's note: We are pleased to re-introduce columnist and writer Andrew Wernette to our pages. Wernette is a former Almont resident and Almont High School graduate who now lives and works in Vietnam as a teacher....more>
October 03, 2018

Fun, freedom on wings of nature

by Catherine Minolli
She's sitting on some hay bales that are arranged in rows in a semi-circle when I spot her and her friends. We spot each other at the same time, exchanging frantic waves through the maze of the crowd....more>
October 03, 2018

Autumnal rites

by Iris Lee Underwood
However busy you are these days in physical labor, spare a few moments to enjoy the beauty of the flowers that remain. —Richardson Wright The Gardener's Bed-Book 1929 According to an entry in Mr....more>
October 03, 2018

Joyful fun at Imlay City Christian School Turkey Trot

by Willene Tanis
It's that time of year again—the time to think apple orchards, cider and donuts, hayrides, and The Imlay City Christian School Turkey Trot 5K Race. This year's race will be Saturday, November 17, and will take off at 10 a....more>
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