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Issue: April 2017

Events: Huron County Teen Allison Stein Announces New Poetry Chapbook - Harbor Beach teen Allison Stein has recently released her third poetry chapbook, Trust the Wind, a collection of inspirational poetry that reminds readers to follow...

Outdoors with Ryan Walker: Waterfowl Watching - Nothing excites a waterfowler quite like the sight of an autumn sky blackened by ducks and geese. The cacophony of quacks and honks not only...

A Great Lakes Sailor: Michael D. MacArthur - Part 7 - Join in the continuation as our featured Great Lakes sailor describes an incident that occurred when his father had been sailing in the 1960s. The...

Events: April 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...

Lake Huron Update: Huron - The Lake in the Middle - It seems as if we had springtime in the Thumb for the first two months of the new year…then Mother Nature gave us her cold...

Where In America Are You?: Where In America are You? - The Sanctuary of Chimayo, often compared to The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in Lourdes, France, is visited by hundreds of thousands of people annually....

Schools of Yesteryear: Bloomfield No. 2 - Redman School - Part 6 - Join in the continuation as former students recall life at Redman School during the 1950s and 1960s. Redman schoolhouse was located on Redman Road nine-sixteenths...

The Doctor's Corner: Spring Cleaning - Hi folks: I remember a time growing up, this time of year as a matter of fact, when it seemed like my mother had lost her...

Wellness Tip of the Month: Should Processed Meats be Avoided? - In general, most people will agree that processed meats such as hot dogs, cold cuts, sausages, and ham are not the healthiest choice. The nitrates...

Thumb Rails: Thumb Depots: A Tale of Two Depots - Lapeer, Michigan - Part 3 - 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...

Who Am I?: Social Oppression of Women - In today’s society women have rights equivalent to men. They can obtain an education, work in any career they choose, and purchase and own vehicles,...

Guardians of Freedom: Joe Dean in World War II - Part 2 - Join in the continuation as Allied Forces attempt to capture the German submarine U-505. Will the Germans surrender peacefully? Will the boarding party be successful...

Sightseers: The Best of Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Part 2 - This year, 2017, marks the 101st anniversary year of the National Park Service. The Lakeshore Guardian continues its celebration of America’s greatest National Park destination...

Travel Trivia: TravelTrivia - Question Of The Month - Donna Jurovcik, Bonnie Layman, Elly Willis, Robert Patrick, Deborah Black, and Fred Black correctly answered McGulpin Point Lighthouse on the Straits of Mackinac as being...

The Way it Was: ...Smelt Fishing in the Thumb - As a teenager in the late 1940s and into the ’50s, I always looked forward to those nights in April when the smelt were running....

Sunken History and Maritime Treasures: The James H. Reed and the Frank E. Vigor - During World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt banned the production of civilian automobiles. The iron ore used to make steel that went into the...

Garden Guidance: Huron County Master Gardeners Provide Educational Events - The Huron County Master Gardeners Association’s goal is to provide the community with information about gardening-related issues. One of the ways our members keep current...

Events: Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum Happenings - The Board of the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum hope you will have an occasion to visit during the summer season and invite you...

Legally Speaking: Wrongful Death - Sometimes the unthinkable happens: An accident or a negligent or intentional act causes someone we love or care about to be injured, permanently disabled or...

Events: The Thumb Octagon Barn School Tours 2017 - Educators: The 2017 School Tours benefit students from pre-school through eighth grade, and now is the time to register for the 22nd Annual Thumb Octagon...

Countryside Yarns - Tall Tale or Truth? You Decide!: The Orphan Train - Part 2 - Join in the continuation as the O'Connor family tries to hold on tight to the American dream despite having to face one tragedy after yet...

Editorial: The Gift - Several years ago, my father-in-law and I had a lively discussion about water-witching. Of course, being a farmer’s daughter, I had heard the term several...