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Issue: May 2017

Events: Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall Coming to Sandusky! -   Thanks to the efforts of students at Sandusky High School, “The Moving Wall” Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be on display on the front lawn of...

Outdoors with Ryan Walker: Angling Etiquette - Last summer, I introduced our youngest son, Oliver, to the adventure known as river fishing. We picked a day during the middle of the week...

A Great Lakes Sailor: May 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...

Events: Guardian Book Review - The Kurdish Connection - Michigan author Randall Krzak's recently released novel titled The Kurdish Connection is a fast-paced Middle East tale filled with intriguing characters and a plot brimming...

Where In America Are You?: Where in America Are You? - For centuries, the Appalachian Mountains were the empire of the Cherokee Indians. Their domain extended from present-day Virginia south to Georgia and Alabama. As a...

Schools of Yesteryear: Rubicon No. 1 - Forest Bay School - Part 1 - The history of Rubicon No. 1, also known as Forest Bay School, dates back to 1859, and there were at least four schools, if not...

Healing From the Roots Up: Yoga - The definition of yoga, according to the American Heritage New Dictionary, is a set of mental and physical exercises aimed at producing spiritual enlightenment. The...

Wellness Tip of the Month: Migraine Relief - Migraine headaches are a disabling medical condition with no known cure. They are characterized by severe throbbing pain on one or both sides of the...

The Doctor's Corner: Neuropathy - Hi Folks: Peripheral neuropathy refers to the condition of damaged nerves. Neuropathy has many causes, the most common being diabetes. Injury and infection are also...

A Great Lakes Sailor: What is a Trust? - Many times folks put off preparing for the inevitable; there will come a time when we pass from this life. A trust is a document...

Lake Huron Update: Sportfishing Tournament Season Has Arrived - It’s May on Lake Huron and time for spring sportfishing. May 6 finds the lake warming up and sportfish enthusiasts signing up for the big...

Smile Awhile: The Big Difference - A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley, when he spotted a world-famous heart surgeon in his shop. The heart surgeon...

Guardians of Freedom: Joe Dean in World War II - Part 3 - Join in the continuation to learn all that happened when the Pillsbury pulled alongside the U-505 and collided with it repeatedly. The result? The diving...

Sightseers: The Best of Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Part 3 - The Lakeshore Guardian concludes its celebration of Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a photo-essay highlighting the best of the least visited travel destinations in...

Travel Trivia: TravelTrivia - Question Of The Month - Donna Jurovcik, Elly Willis, Deborah Black, Fred Black and Robert Patrick correctly answered Oakland County as being where twin brothers Dan and Mike Beaudoin and...

The Way it Was: ...When Mark Twain Came to Michigan - Several years ago when my son, David, and I were doing research and producing a television documentary on the History of Mackinac Island, we came...

Garden Guidance: Huron County Master Gardeners Provide Educational Events - If you're getting ready to plant your garden or spruce up your landscape, don't miss the Huron County Master Gardener’s sixteenth annual Plant Sale, 10...

Countryside Yarns - Tall Tale or Truth? You Decide!: The Orphan Train - Part 3 - Join in the continuation as the O'Connor children are forced to face their lives as orphans. The New York's Children's Aid Society wasted no time...

Who Am I?: Cleaning Gravestones - I love visiting old cemeteries and walking through them, even if I don’t know a single soul buried there. It is sad how many gravestones...

Thumb Rails: Thumb Depots: A Tale of Two Depots - Lapeer, Michigan - Part 4 - 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...

Sunken History and Maritime Treasures: Jupiter - Persistence pays off. I just wish this time it did not pertain to a loss of life. On September 16, 1990, the MV Jupiter, a...

A Great Lakes Sailor: Michael D. MacArthur - Part 8 - Join in the conclusion as our featured Great Lakes sailor describes assisting with the inspection of ballast tanks, a job that sometimes gave Michael the...

Events: Celebrate at the Deckerville Heritage Festival - Visit the village of Deckerville, mark your calendars and join the fun at the Deckerville Heritage Festival and Founder's Day on Saturday, May 27, from...

Memoirs: Already Written - Why does a mirage of the future magnetize my mind Like a black hole inhaling the stardust of dreams? Why do I spend years searching for the...

Memoirs: A Mother’s Day Tribute - My Mother’s Voice - To some extent, a baby can recognize her mother’s voice while still in the womb as early as the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy....