I may have served as an AmeriCorps member, but the staff, teachers and, most of all, the students, have served me. I’m grateful for each and every one of them.
It's hard to imagine two organizations more different than Amazon and the U.S. Army. But Detroit now enjoys the dubious distinction of having been spurned by both those mega-employers, albeit for very different reasons.
According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, 504,599 RVs were shipped to dealers in 2017, up 17.2 percent from 2016. Baby boomers are credited with the increase in RV sales.
We are fortunate to have several architectural gems remaining in the area which offer a look into our community’s past. Many of those gems, representative of varied architectural styles, are found along Washington Avenue.
Thank you to the people who aren’t blood but are family, the ones who keep showing up, the ones who give radical welcomes and love sacrificially every chance they get.
You probably have things that you value. They may have sentimental value, like a quilt your mom made or an old table or dresser that has been in the family for generations.
When I drive through Coopersville, it reminds me of the farming country where my grandma grew up, and this experience.
If the printed version of your local newspaper disappeared, you can’t assume all would be well because it is online anyway. It won’t be.
Michigan residents rarely get to hear candidate visions or see their tenacities. It’s often difficult to know who the candidates are, let alone what they stand for.
My article last month went to print on the day my mother died. The realization of that day took my breath away.
As many have said, our failure to understand history will doom us to repeat it.
It reminded me of the old Far Side comic — What you say to your dog: “Hey Buster, want a treat?”; and what your dog hears: “Bla bla bla bla Buster bla bla bla treat.”
A good friend of mine is nearing completion of a master’s degree. While that might not seem out of the ordinary, my friend, Rick Insco, is 72 years old.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” — Nelson Mandela
A couple of months ago, I read a news release from Ottawa County that this is the healthiest county in Michigan and has been since 2014.