- Monday, October 28, 2013
Northern Notes: Girl knows how to get things done
Frankfort 12-year-old sets her sights on raising money for skatepark/longboard features in Frankfort.Continued ...
- Sunday, October 27, 2013
Anne Stanton: What makes a super hero?
I watch a lot of movies with my 9-year-old son. A recent movie, "After Earth," wasn't exactly a commercial or critical success, but I liked the message: you can choose fear -- or not. In this case, there were these blind, predator monsters called UrsContinued ...
Ed Hungness: Popcorn balls, taffy apples
The time has arrived to dig to the bottom of the closet in search of the Halloween decorations and the costume box.Continued ...
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
Rob Ford: Sometimes best personal trainer pays you
I’ve been a chub my entire life. I was the poster kid for terms like “husky” and “big boned” and I was indeed fat.Continued ...
Senior Focus: Cross to speak at Veterans Day event
It is especially the words, “We will remember them,” in the fourth verse of “For the Fallen” by poet Laurence Binyon that play a significant role in the initiation of Veterans Day.Continued ...
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
Foodie with Family: Love of reading leads to treats
After spending summer flitting around like hummingbirds, my family returns to heavy reading habits in the cooler, drizzly fall.Continued ...
Intentional Minimalist: Spaghetti squash in season
It is hard to contain my enthusiasm for fall squash season. I turn in to a squash hoarder and load up on a variety of squash to last me through the fall and winter seasons.Continued ...
- Sunday, October 20, 2013
Garrett Leiva: Little help with names appreciated
When it comes to names, I draw a blank — unless the answer is clearly written on a tag with the words “Hello, My Name Is …”Continued ...
Lifelines: More than ghost stories on Halloween
One night late at Stone Circle a young woman told a story about her grandfather’s funeral, or rather the dinner at her grandparents’ house after the funeral.Continued ...
- Saturday, October 19, 2013
Adapted in TC: Learning to help yourself can be tough
Yesterday, as I wheeled through fallen autumn leaves, my tires flicking acorns into the air, I flashed back to another fall, far from northern Michigan.Continued ...
- Thursday, October 17, 2013
Intentional Minimalist: Heirloom beans a fresh take on protein
Most home cooks have not had the pleasure of working with locally grown heirloom beans fresh from the pods. There are thousands of varieties of heirloom beans and each has its own distinct taste and texture.Continued ...
- Sunday, October 13, 2013
Marta Hepler Drahos: When compassion overtakes common sense
Sometimes the best lessons are the lessons hardest learned. That’s what we took away from my husband’s recent harrowing experience with a strange dog.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Winter is coming — 'Bring it on'
Anybody who knows me is well aware that fall is my favorite season. Shortly after our last summer guests depart, I start to anticipate and look for telltale signs of its approach.Continued ...
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
Foodie with Family: Nothing warms cold day like vegan chili
There is an event that my older boys look forward to every year. This event is attended by more than 125 teens — boys and girls — who come clad in their least favorite clothing.Continued ...
Intentional Minimalist: The versatile potato
With more than 4,000 varieties, potatoes are incredibly versatile. Potatoes are accused of being fattening, but they’re really not.Continued ...
- Sunday, October 6, 2013
Loraine Anderson: Time marches on, but don't forget Foster
I’ve been trying to figure out what Con Foster would think of the new Bijou movie theater marquee that will block his name over the door of the Con Foster Museum-turned-movie theater at Clinch Park.Continued ...
On Poetry: Something startling on porch
Here came my uncle with this puffball that took two hands to carry — not because of its weight, of course, since they’re mushrooms, but because it was almost as big as a basketball.Continued ...
- Saturday, October 5, 2013
Mental Wellness: Just say 'No'
Recently we totally bailed on some friends. We were supposed to go to a music festival, but then the morning of the festival, we cancelled.Continued ...
- Thursday, October 3, 2013
Intentional Minimalist: Kale is nutritional powerhouse, delicious
I admit that I am a kale addict. I eat kale raw for breakfast, include kale in numerous recipes, adore kale in smoothies and even crave raw kale again in the evenings for a snack.Continued ...
- Sunday, September 29, 2013
Nathan Payne: Courage appears in ordinary places
TRAVERSE CITY -- It's easy to spot courage when it's the kind that soldiers or firefighters or police officers display when they put their own lives in danger for the sake of saving others. But years of writing stories about ordinary people who do eContinued ...
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
Intentional Minimalist: Shallots' subtle sweetness
Shallots are a member of the allium family and favored for their sweet subtle onion flavor and crisp texture when used raw. When peeled, shallot bulbs separate into cloves similar to garlic.Continued ...
- Sunday, September 22, 2013
Garret Leiva: Things get messy during life's moments
Life is full of moving experiences: weddings, the birth of a child, a friend lost to cancer.Continued ...
Terry Wooten: New beginnings at the circle
Our daughter and son-in-law were due to have their first baby on Labor Day weekend.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Dust off the lunch box
Can you believe the summer is over? Two weeks ago we observed Labor Day which is considered the final hurrah of the season.Continued ...
- Saturday, September 21, 2013
Adapted in TC: Nash leaves legacy of kindness
Recently, my beloved friend, Jeff Nash, died. Jeff, 74, a person with quadriplegia since age 19, had several surgeries at Munson in February 2012.Continued ...