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As the sun’s warmth and brightness heightens, our thoughts turn to spring, so be sure to look for our monthly Garden Guidance column, with articles submitted by our friends in the Master Gardeners group. This issue begins a new Guardians of Freedom sketch, honoring World War II veteran and Deckerville, Michigan, native Merle Van Sickle; Mr. Van Sickle spent time in Italy during the war and was gracious enough to share his heart-wrenching memories. As winter turns into spring, so, too, can you transform with better health. Be sure to look for our Wellness Tip of the Month to learn the benefits of drinking bone broth; Healing from the Roots Up supports the naturopathic perspective of why babies need breast milk; and The Doctor’s Corner, by Dr. Timothy Grondin of Total Health Chiropractic, investigates whether our fears are inherited. Stay well and think spring!
It looks like we’re in for a good old-fashioned Michigan winter! Be sure to read Bud Donnelly’s Lake Huron Update to see how the ice is affecting our Great Lakes’ water levels, and how global warming may affect future weather patterns. In this issue, we welcome back attorney Amanda Roggenbuck; in her Legally Speaking column during the upcoming months, she will be detailing forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration. Janis Stein begins a new history on Gore School in her Schools of Yesteryear column. Our featured Great Lakes sailor this month is Cliff Kursinsky, who sailed aboard the Harvey H. Brown during the 1952 and 1953 season. Al Eicher remembers Danny Thomas in The Way it Was, and Randy Karr pays tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. in Sightseers. Our February issue offers all this, plus so much more! Stay warm and happy reading!
Grab a warm cup of coffee or cocoa and check out what’s in our January issue! In The Doctor’s Corner, Dr. Timothy Grondin discusses his love of fruitcake and Dunlap’s Disease and the fact that January signifies a new beginning, a time to make a conscious effort to improve your health. Our outdoor writer, Ryan Walker, details some amazing equipment outdoor lovers can create with PVC pipe to help pass the time in winter, and a guest contributor, Dick Parr, shares the history of the beginning of the Croswell Pioneer Sugar Company. Janis Stein continues her 1913 storm story in Countryside Yarns, and details the aftermath of the Great Storm and what folks went through to try to find their missing sailors. In Who Am I?, Grace Grogan discusses the many cultural naming practices to keep in mind when researching genealogy. Our January issue will definitely entertain and educate. Our writers have some fascinating and interesting stories to share in the coming year; we hope you enjoy each issue, and may you have a healthy and prosperous 2014!
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