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Laurie (Jared Loomis) with Meg (Lizzy VanderLaan), Jo (Emily Smith), Amy (Meagan Draper) and Beth (Ana Holmes) tries to convince the March sisters to let him join them in acting out Jo’s plays. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

PLAY REVIEW: Greenville High School’s ‘Little Women’ a show for all ages

Louisa May Alcott wanted to write so her stories could be told years and years later. The Greenville High School Theater Department brings to life her classic “Little Women” in performances slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $6 across the board and are available at the door, Hansen’s Music House or online at www.greenville.k12.mi.us.

Arizona Kid (Keith Hudson), Dallas (Susan Ayres) and Straight-Shooting Sam (Jim Hopkins) in the outlaw cabin discover why their coffee tastes like varnish. —Daily News/Lori Hansen

PLAY REVIEW: Greenville celebrities let loose in ‘Westward Whoa’

The classic story of the good guys versus the bad guys rings true in “Westward Whoa,” this year’s OUR 3 melodrama fundraiser. It is also classic to see 19 local celebrities take the stage, singing, dancing and acting in completely different roles than the professionals they are.

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‘Westward Whoa!’ melodrama set for weekend performances in Greenville

Nineteen local celebrities have stepped out of their professional positions to take on roles as actors in the comedic musical melodrama “Westward Whoa!”

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YOUNG AT HEART: Bird watching is a great outdoor hobby enjoyed indoors

  By Bobbi Calkins Winter has been mild so far this season. This has left many of the snow activities on hold until we get the white stuff. But there is still one activity that I enjoy more in the winter than in the summer – bird watching. I enjoy watching the birds in the [...]

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Carson City couple has seen the world together

Paul and Layne McKinley’s wedding vows included more than sticking together in sickness, health, poverty and wealth. They vowed also to travel together. Paul works for the Michigan Department of Transportation while Layne works as a hospice nurse for Sparrow Hospital. They both put in many hours of work. But, since 1988 when they tied the knot, the couple has stuck to their vow of seeing the world together.

“Finding out that you have cancer feels like you have an enemy living inside you - a traitor of sorts - like your body has betrayed you and you don’t know what to do or how to feel,” said Jackie Featherly, a cancer survivor and naturopathic physician.

S.H.E.: Let’s get healthy — Mind, body and spirit

Cancer survivor Jackie Featherly’s motto saved her life: “A positive attitude is a healing attitude.” This way of thinking guided the 67-year-old Vestaburg woman from near death to complete recovery. Today, she uses her personal experience and her training as a naturopathic physician to empower others to get healthy and make a fresh start in their lives — emotionally, physically and spiritually.

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S.H.E.: Local lady leaders share their new year resolutions

A new year often brings intentions for a better quality of life. Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, quitting smoking or drinking, and managing debt. Here at S.H.E, we were curious about what the local female leaders in our community have planned for 2012. So we asked!

Jordyn Wagner, 7, from Cedar Crest Elementary School, was the winner of Meet Downtown’s Santa Block coloring contest in December. Money raised from the event was donated to local food pantries.

Jordyn Wagner is Santa Block coloring contest winner

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Taste of Home is back! Tickets on sale Tuesday

Tickets for the annual Taste of Home Cooking School will go on sale Tuesday. Taste of Home will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. Taste of Home will feature Culinary Specialist Eric Villegas, an award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS: Do’s and Don’ts of the gym

So you’ve decided to stick to your 2012 resolution and get into shape or lose weight. Great! But now you actually have to show up to the fitness center and work out. As you work up the nerve to prepare yourself — and your gym bag — to head to the fitness center or local [...]