Offices across the country are implementing new ideas to try and make the workplace a more pleasant environment for its workers.
The Affordable Care Act has already made an impact on mental healthcare since the national healthcare reform’s inception. Unlike traditional insurance options, mental health benefits have been included in both Marketplace options and Medicare and Medicaid.
Keeping area food pantries well stocked can present a challenge with rising food and gas prices, but local hunters and meat processors come together to help feed families. Two area deer processors discuss how they and hunters help put dinner on the table.
In Michigan, there is a long tradition — some even call it a rite of passage — that many youngsters learn each year. All the modern technology in the world cannot compare to the feeling, the smell, the sound of the crisp outdoors and the rush one gets the moment a deer comes into sight.
From the positive pregnancy test to the ultrasound and the first moment a parent holds his or her child, dreams take shape for that baby’s future. So many firsts are recorded through images and baby books.
On June 25, 1913, on a farm nestled in Grattan Township, Marie Kitchen was born. She lost her mother at the age of 9 and took on the responsibility of caring for her siblings. Despite shouldering the care of her younger brothers and sisters, Marie still completed school.
According to the State of Michigan, for a vehicle to qualify for an historical or authentic license plate, it must be at least 26 years old, based on the model year deducted from the present calendar date. Two local, classic car owners talk about their passion and the care and expense involved with owning and maintaining a classic car.
Diane Rogers not only makes her own Christmas gifts — she also has a clever way of tagging them. Following the holidays, the Gowen woman uses her Christmas cards and asks her family and friends to donate their cards as well so she can recycle them into personalized gift tags. In years past, Rogers has crocheted pot holders and afghans for family members and she also bakes cookies for those on her gift list. After wrapping her gifts, she applies one of her special gift tags.
The holidays typically evoke memories of large family gatherings around the table. Sometimes these gatherings involved traveling to different parts of the state or even having to work through congested airports to see grandparents and enjoy grandmother’s world famous pumpkin pie. For some, health issues and the cost of travel means holidays spent at home.
Jur Ree Schneider of Crystal is a 5-year cancer survivor and an attendee of the Carson Health Pink Ribbon Affair.