- Monday, March 24, 2014
Northern Notes: Driver delivers more than packages
FedEx driver delivers assistance to Traverse City couple.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 23, 2014
Nathan Payne: Karma strikes when you least expect
Parenthood can be like an open-handed slap to the face delivered by none other than karma itself.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Doing the Olympic half-pipe in a recliner
People were glued to their TV sets watching this year’s Winter Olympics around the world.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 22, 2014
Mental Wellness: Trauma free travel with kids easier than you think
I’m about to spend a lot of time on a plane with an almost 3-year-old and a pregnant wife.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
Foodie with Family: A right and wrong way to sandwich
I like to think I’m pretty relaxed in the kitchen. I prefer to consider myself open to all sorts of possibilities. I acknowledge there is no one right way to make most dishes.Continued ...
Nancy Krcek Allen: Dry beans a hedge fund against hunger
Great Northern Bean Salad with Leeks and Bacon.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 16, 2014
Garrett Leiva: Eruption — double take on the sneeze
I’m a two-timer, yet my wife stands by me – just not too close. My two-timing nature is something to sneeze at — sternutation times two.Continued ...
Lifelines: Destiny found in library
I’m slightly dyslexic and can’t read out loud very well. Still, I fell in love with books at an early age.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 15, 2014
Life As I Know It: Saying farewell to an influential teacher
Charles Tomlin, born July 11, 1953, died Feb. 25, 2014. Mr. Tomlin passed away unexpectedly after complications from a recent surgical procedure. He is survived by his parents, one brother, one sister, a son and a daughter.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
From The Farm: Learning to love local produce
“What do I do with that?” It's the question my business partner, Jess Piskor, and I most often answer at farmer's markets.Continued ...
- Monday, March 10, 2014
Northern Notes: Cedar woman hopes to return blanket
Carol Drzewiecki of Cedar is disabled and uses an electric scooter. This winter has been particularly treacherous for Carol with the frigid temperatures and slippery streets and roads making it difficult for her to get out.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 9, 2014
Marta Hepler Drahos: Crowdfunding reaches height of absurdity
It takes a village to raise a child — and, apparently, money for your wedding, your prom dress and even your next vacation.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Now this was a 'real' winter
"When I was a kid, I walked three miles down a country road during the middle of winter to get to school. There were no sidewalks, we walked in the wagon ruts and the snow was higher than our heads!"Continued ...
- Saturday, March 8, 2014
Adapted in TC: Reminiscence offers different view
The stylish, middle-aged woman standing at the mirrored sink washing her hands has her back to me. I’m headed to the other sink just as my small black evening bag slides off my lap.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
Foodie with Family: Nothing says romance like spaghetti
I’m a little romantic about food. I’m sure that comes as a not-surprise-at-all to many of you who have been reading me for years.Continued ...
Nancy Krcek Allen: Marriage made in winter kitchen
Nancy Krcek Allen has been a chef-educator for more than 25 years and has taught professional and recreational classes in California, New York City and Michigan. Her culinary textbook, “Discovering Global Cuisines” was released in March 2013.Continued ...
- Monday, March 3, 2014
Northern Notes: Two go 'overboard' to help Acme resident
People go "overboard" to help Acme resident.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 2, 2014
Loraine Anderson: Following a great-great grandfather
I sit at my dining room table, contemplating my first month of “retirement” and the clutter surrounding my laptop — notebooks, the program from “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman,” a brilliant one-woman play performed last month at the Milliken Auditorium as part of local Black History Month events.Continued ...
On Poetry: Difficult winter drags on in life and poetry
You’re probably hoping for a little cheer this cold, snowy March day. There’s enough in the newspaper to mourn about.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 1, 2014
Life As I Know It: Combating long, dry winter is losing battle
“Early to bed, early to rise, Work like mad and moisturize.” It’s a bit of late-winter advice that is equal parts Ben Franklin, Rob Ford and Oil of Olay, don’t you think?Continued ...
Senior Focus: Active living in winter
You can tell we live in a northern wintry region just by watching the snow pile up along the roadways.Continued ...
- Friday, February 28, 2014
Kate Milewski: Oscars are about much more than movies
Every year, my mother and I have a tradition. It usually starts somewhere around Thanksgiving and the best part happens about the end of February, sometimes early March — we watch movies.Continued ...
- Monday, February 24, 2014
Northern Notes: Gift of a bike represents hope
Single MOMM, a relational ministry that provides community support and resources for the spiritual, emotional and personal development of single-mother families, received a call in early December from the mother of a very giving 5-year-old boy who asked her to call because he didn’t want toys from Santa Claus.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 23, 2014
Allison Batdorff: Kindness reinforces motherly resolve
The Lower Lip Tremble knows no mercy. How ‘bout a pile driver? The ninja beating-heart-in-your-hand-trick? Anything, anything but the LLT.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Frugality learned from hard times fades
My folks were raised during the Great Depression when frugality was not a trendy fad, it was a necessity.Continued ...