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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 [...]

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Many people in this country are literally eating themselves to death. Today’s obesity epidemic puts adults and children at risk to develop many life-threatening conditions, which can place financial burden on the state’s medical care system. “Michigan is one of the fattest states in the nation,” said Angela Minicuci, Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) [...]

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Pamela Bush will have book signing at Robbin’s Booklist

Local author Pamela Bush is signing copies of her third novel on Saturday. The event is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Robbin’s Booklist in Greenville.