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Issue: March 2017

Guardians of Freedom: Joe Dean in World War II - Part 1 - Join us as we honor World War II veteran Joe Dean, who served aboard the USS Pillsbury, the destroyer escort that played a critical role...

Sunken History and Maritime Treasures: E.M. Ford - In 1979, the E.M. Ford had reached the ripe old age of 81 years. For a Great Lakes freighter battling 81 seasons of storm-tossed waves,...

Thumb Rails: Thumb Depots: A Tale of Two Depots - Lapeer, Michigan - Part 2 - 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...

Events: March Events - 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...

Outdoors with Ryan Walker: Wild Game Rendezvous - During the early portions of the nineteenth century, the fur trade was booming in the American West. Fur trappers and traders would spend many months...

Where In America Are You?: Where In America Are you? - The largest urban bat colony in North America lives under the Congress Avenue Bridge seen here. Mexican free-tailed bats began arriving here in the 1980s...

Schools of Yesteryear: Bloomfield No. 2 - Redman School - Part 5 - Join in the continuation as former students recall life at Redman School during the 1950s. Redman schoolhouse was located on Redman Road nine-sixteenths of a...

The Doctor's Corner: Tired, Listless, Run Down? - Like many kids raised in the late ’60s and early ’70s, I grew up in a one-TV household. So my siblings and I got to...

Healing From the Roots Up: Cleansing the Body with Foot Soaks - We are living in a toxic environment from the food we ingest that is laden with chemicals, additives and pesticides to the water we drink....

Wellness Tip of the Month: Selecting the Best Meat, Seafood & Eggs - When selecting foods in this category, it is best to choose the highest quality available. In the case of beef and lamb, this would be...

Smile Awhile: You Just Never Know... - Last Wednesday, a passenger in a taxi heading for the Detroit airport leaned over to ask the driver a question and gently tapped him on...

Countryside Yarns - Tall Tale or Truth? You Decide!: The Orphan Train - Part 1 - I finally got around to cleaning out the old cedar chest in the attic of grandma’s house, and buried beneath a mountain of veterinary books...

Garden Guidance: Get That Raspberry Patch Ready for a Fruitful Summer - March is the perfect time to take care of that raspberry patch. Provided we are not knee-deep in snow cover, this is the perfect time...

Sightseers: The Best of Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Part 1 - This year, 2017, marks the 101st anniversary year of the National Park Service. The Lakeshore Guardian continues its celebration of America’s National Parks with a...

Travel Trivia: TravelTrivia - Question Of The Month - Donna Jurovcik, Elly Willis, Robert Patrick, Bonnie Layman, Thomas Behm, Deborah Black, and Fred Black correctly answered Ann Arbor, Michigan, as being the nearby city...

Editorial: Keeping Time - When I was a kid, I never understood why the grown-ups around me had such a problem adjusting to the time change in the spring...

The Way it Was: ...The Miracle of Cataract Surgery - If you have had cataract surgery, I hope you have gained a greater improvement in your eyesight and now enjoy this new experience. I recently...

Who Am I?: Dower Rights and Dowry Are No Longer Needed - Governor Snyder signed legislation that becomes effective April 7, 2017, to eliminate a woman’s dower rights. The basis of this law no longer applies; it...

A Great Lakes Sailor: Michael D. MacArthur - Part 6 - Join in the continuation as our featured Great Lakes sailor describes his duties in the 1970s working as a deckhand aboard ships that included the...

Legally Speaking: Estate Law - What is a planned giving?  It is a process that allows you to leave some, or all, of your assets to a nonprofit entity. It...