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Issue: December 2016

Editorial: Happiest Holiday Greetings - Your friends at The Lakeshore Guardian would like to wish readers and advertisers many blessings this holiday season! We consider it a privilege that you...

Sightseers: An Amish Christmas - An Amish Christmas is plain and simple. The only way to be certain it is Christmas Day at an Amish home is to look at...

Editorial: Where is Jesus? - Have you ever had one thing after another go wrong to the point that it's almost laughable as you wait to see what will go...

Events: Events - December - February - Deadline for event submission is the 15th of the month prior to month of issue. To have your nonprofit event listed here, include the name of...

Sunken History and Maritime Treasures: James Gayley - The following story was first printed in Wayne Kadar's book titled Great Lakes Collisions, Wrecks and Disasters, Ships 400 to 998 Feet. Throughout this book...

A Great Lakes Sailor: Where in America Are You? - The Silent Night Memorial Chapel you see is located in Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was here that the Christmas carol Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht...

Schools of Yesteryear: Bloomfield No. 2 - Redman School - Part 4 - Join in the continuation to learn more about the early days at Redman School during the 1920s and '30s. Redman schoolhouse was located on Redman...

The Doctor's Corner: A Pain By Any Other Name Is Still the Same - Hi Folks: One of The Lakeshore Guardian’s readers called the office the other day and asked if I could write an article on Polymyalgia Rheumatica,...

Healing From the Roots Up: Memory Problems - Many people believe memory problems go along with aging. This is not necessarily true. The aging process itself has little to do with the memory;...

Wellness Tip of the Month: Acid Reflux: Putting the Fire Out - Whether you call it acid reflux, GERD or heartburn, the symptoms are the same. An acidic burning in the chest or gut, pressure, indigestion, or difficulty...

Countryside Yarns - Tall Tale or Truth? You Decide!: Growing Up in Nazi Germany The Life of Elisabeth (Eckstein) Kunze - Part 5 - Join in the conclusion to learn more about Lisa's life after the war and her eventual journey to America. Lisa’s uncle told the family of his...

The Way it Was: ...Early Days of Christmas in the Thumb - Christmas was just another day for the Thumb area pioneers 160 years ago. We know this to be true from information we gathered in diaries...

Travel Trivia: TravelTrivia - Question Of The Month - Deborah Black, Fred Black, Thomas Behm, Carl Wright, Donna Jurovcik, Elly Willis, Bob Pangman, Jane Rap, and Robert Patrick correctly answered North and South Manitou...

A Great Lakes Sailor: Michael D. MacArthur - Part 5 - Join in the continuation as our featured Great Lakes sailor describes his duties as a deckhand from working with heaving lines to the unnerving experience...

Guardians of Freedom: Bill Wilkins in World War II - Part 6 - Join in the conclusion as Bill acclimates himself with civilian life. Such an intense impression did the war make upon Bill that, as the years...

Thumb Rails: Thumb Depots: A Tale of Two Depots - Lapeer, Michigan - Part 1 - Welcome back to our column. As you may remember, we began a new series of articles in the Thumb Rails column in November 2014, dedicated...

Smile Awhile: Smile Awhile - ...

Legally Speaking: Estate Law - Did you know that when a person passes away with no other asset that requires probate court oversight or administration and they only have clothing...

Events: Celebrate Deckerville's Dickens of a Christmas! - All events take place on Friday, December 9, 2016, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.   Santa and his reindeer will be at Keinath...