- Monday, February 3, 2014
Northern Notes: Good Samaritans help drivers
Sandra Hage of Buckley slid into a snowbank on 17 Road on her way to work about 6 a.m. on Jan. 11, during one of the many bad storms that have plagued the area this winter.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 2, 2014
Marta Hepler Drahos: Counting down to Sochi (and Lillehammer)
When the world tunes in Friday for the Opening Ceremony of the biggest Winter Olympics in history, I’ll be watching, too.Continued ...
On Poetry: The month of crazy love
There are lots of legends about why February has been traditionally, in both Roman and Christian traditions, the month to celebrate romance.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 30, 2014
Foodie with Family: Super Bowl time means snack time
I love the Super Bowl. I don’t love it for the football because, although I have five sons, a husband, a father, and two brothers who love it madly, I never did get the hang of the rules.Continued ...
- Monday, January 27, 2014
Northern Notes: Unique quilts for wounded soldiers
Quilting group sends 15 quilts to recovering soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital.Continued ...
- Sunday, January 26, 2014
Loraine Anderson: Farewell, but not goodbye
Decades ago, when I was about 10 or 12, I calculated what year it would be when I reached 65, the full retirement age at that time. The year turned out to be 2013.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Small-town civility sold in our neck of the woods
There’s a reason a small town is a small town. It’s because nobody wants to live there.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
Identify your tiger, cope with stress
Do you ever have those days that just kill you? You know what I'm talking about, a business deal that went wrong, a deadline you missed, your spouse being let down, or your kids feeling hurt over something you did or didn't do. It happens to every siContinued ...
- Monday, January 20, 2014
Northern Notes: Creating warmth in middle of winter
Area residents help others keep warm this winter.Continued ...
- Sunday, January 19, 2014
Nathan Payne: Sometimes all you need is perspective
They were six simple words, important ones, that have helped define the past six years of my family’s life.Continued ...
Lifelines: A poetic tribute to MLK
The Oglala Sioux artist and peace man, Ahbleza, was said to ride into battle with nothing but a song. The first two times his adversaries reined in their horses and retreated. The third time they shot him.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 18, 2014
Rob Ford: 3 women had power, influence long before they knew it
I had the fortunate circumstance of living with the influential forces of powerful and brilliant women pressed upon the budding persona of Rob Ford from an early age.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
Foodie with Family: Vanilla not as 'plain' as you thought
Vanilla gets a bum rap for being boring. Statements like “Plain as vanilla,” “That’s so vanilla!” “I didn’t like it. It was just too vanilla for me,” are pervasive in our society.Continued ...
- Monday, January 13, 2014
Northern Notes: Students help with 'Secret Santa Shopping Day'
Students from West Middle School stand in for Santa's elves at the Women's Resource Center Thrift Shop "Secret Santa Shopping Day."Continued ...
- Sunday, January 12, 2014
Garret Leiva: Time for shovels full of machismo
Archimedes boasted that he could move the world with a lengthy lever and well-placed fulcrum. The Greek mathematical genius obviously never shoveled snow with a roof rake.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Coal in stockings may become extinct
What’s that in my stocking? They looked like the pieces of Hawaiian lava we studied in junior high science class in 1956.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 11, 2014
Adapted in TC: Sometimes we just need a different view
One of my students recently shared her personal perspective with her classmates.Continued ...
- Monday, January 6, 2014
Northern Notes: Volunteers create 'foot' pillows
Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center volunteers created 'foot' pillows for families in need.Continued ...
- Sunday, January 5, 2014
Marta Hepler Drahos: A return trip from hell
It’s a week and a half before Christmas and we’re on our way to Virginia for an early celebration with my sister.Continued ...
On Poetry: Winter brings special kind of togetherness
I was struck by this quiet poem especially, since my husband Jerry and I have been housebound this season as he recovers from back surgery.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 4, 2014
Rob Ford: Resolutions sometimes outpace ambitions
When I recall the New Year’s Resolutions that I’ve made over the years, they all pale when compared to the year that I resolved to become a male stripper.Continued ...
- Monday, December 30, 2013
Northern Notes: Several 'Santas' stop to help traveler
Local students help put toys under area Christmas trees.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 29, 2013
Loraine Anderson: Looking a gift dog in the eye
Gifts can come at such unexpected times and places. I am writing this column on my sofa just days before Christmas. I am thinking about the gifts of this past year.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 28, 2013
Mental Wellness: After holidays, why are you not happy yet?
Can you believe it’s over? I’m not sure what your “it” is, but it is probably over.Continued ...
- Monday, December 23, 2013
Northern Notes: A Christmas Day thank-you
The sounds of multi-platinum recording artists Mannheim Steamroller will air on Christmas Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on NewsTalk 580, WTCM-AM, as the Grand Traverse Pavilions’ gift to the community.Continued ...