- Sunday, October 28, 2012
George Weeks: Who's next as a state cabinet appointee?
Many Michigan business leaders joined cabinets, including, from the auto industry, Defense Secretaries Charles E. Wilson in the Eisenhower Administration and Robert S. McNamara in the Kennedy-Johnson Administrations.Continued ...
The costume that got away
On this one special day per year, students were permitted to wear costumes to school all day. The previous night, my mom spent the evening tearing a bed sheet into long strips of white cloth. It was an old bed sheet that had outlived its usefulness as a sheet and had been downgraded to the ragbag. My mother never threw anything away. She was the world's first recycler.Continued ...
- Saturday, October 27, 2012
Senior Focus: Aged-to-perfection theater group
As we age, we often look back into the past and wonder "what if" — as in, "what if" you had a desire to act onstage, but never gratified your wish?Continued ...
- Thursday, October 25, 2012
Phil Power: Vote 'no' on Props 2 through 6
The Michigan Constitution should not be for sale.Continued ...
- Monday, October 22, 2012
World Series? Jump on the bandwagon
Holy Willie Hernandez! They’re still playing major league baseball in Michigan — and it’s October.Continued ...
'Generous’ hearts give big to help children
The “huge hearts” of the Sleder’s family and friends raised more than $23,000 at the 130th anniversary celebration of Sleder’s Family Tavern.Continued ...
- Sunday, October 21, 2012
Loraine Anderson: A family story of relativity
'My cousins." I bask in that phrase — a new one that came later in life, thanks to genealogy, a Civil War letter and the fact that Tom and Susan and I finally are old enough to meet and become good friends and family.Continued ...
The battle to run Oakland County
There may be no county in the nation as strongly identified with one man as Oakland County is with L. Brooks Patterson, who has dominated the political landscape since 1972.Continued ...
- Monday, October 15, 2012
While daughter tries running, I am reluctant
You run for two reasons: away from a vicious animal or towards a windswept winning lottery ticket. Run for your life — just get those knees up.Continued ...
Patriot Game success exceeds expectations
Hundreds of area service men and women will receive a care package from home thanks to the recent Patriot Game. The game was “folded” into the annual Central High School and West Senior High football game as a way to show players and students that generations have long struggled to support the freedom often taken for granted. It opened with a tribute to veterans and to 13 northern Michigan men who were killed during wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Continued ...
- Sunday, October 14, 2012
- Kathy Gibbons: From memory to history in just a week
- Jack Lessenberry: Dems fail to see an opportunity
- Ed Hungness: My first television: For better or for worse
- George Weeks: A dangerous batch of ballot proposals
- Thursday, October 11, 2012
Phil Power: Beautiful fall day brings joy
The fish jumped, twice, each landing shattering the glass calm of the lake into thousands of brightly colored shards of light.Continued ...
- Monday, October 8, 2012
Terry Wooten: Anniversary of mom's death approaching
My mother passed away a year ago this October 10. I don't claim to be a mystic, but I do have a big imagination. When a person I know dies, I often feel like I can sense their personality around for a while. It wasn't like that with mom.Continued ...
Northern Notes: Garage sale proceeds go to humane society
Krystyna Jankowska of Traverse City loves animals and wanted to do something to help animals in need. She decided to have a garage sale and asked buyers to make a donation comparable to the value of their purchases. She then donated the proceeds to the Cherryland Humane Society.Continued ...
- Sunday, October 7, 2012
On Poetry: End of summer has own beauty
Stanley Kunitz became poet laureate of the U.S. when he was 95 years old. Explaining how he was able to keep writing rich, vivid poems into old age, he said, "If I hadn't had an urgent impulse, if the poem didn't seem to me terribly important, I never wanted to write it and didn't. And that's persisted."Continued ...
Ag issues raised on northern campaign trails
Failure of Congress to pass a farm bill flared last week on campaign trails in Northern Michigan.Continued ...
- Saturday, October 6, 2012
Senior Focus: PATH helps seniors
The idea or goal behind a Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) workshop is to provide the skills and tools needed by participants to upgrade their health.Continued ...
- Thursday, October 4, 2012
Foodie with Family: Fall a wonderful time
Fall. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height that my soup ladle can reach.Continued ...
Phil Power: School reform opportunity
For the first time in years, the door to far-reaching school reform in Michigan is gradually creaking open.Continued ...
- Monday, October 1, 2012
Garret Leiva: To-do lists have become a part of life
There was a time when life didn’t require to-do lists. Today, however, I could write a laundry list of reasons — including “get laundry soap.” Unfortunately, I’ve become a to-do lister.Continued ...
Northern Notes: Family walks bridge in Hazel’s honor
Hazel Dickson, a lifelong Alden resident, participated in the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge for the first time in 1985 at the age of 73.Continued ...
- Thursday, September 27, 2012
James Cook: West-Central game a special one
When Traverse City Central and Traverse City West tangle, there's often the "you can throw the records out" phrase tossed out there.Continued ...