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Issue: August 2017

Outdoors with Ryan Walker: One Person's Trash...Can be Another's Treasure - While camping at Sleeper State Park just outside of Caseville a few years ago, I heard tales of walleye being caught off the breakwall in...

Events: Author Ron Burkhard Announces New Book Honoring Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse - Author Ron Burkhard pays tribute to a local landmark in his new book titled The Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse: A Comprehensive History Written by a...

Events: August 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...

A Great Lakes Sailor: Randy Klump - Part 3 - Join in the continuation to learn what happened when Randy's time with Oglebay Norton came to an end. With the economy in a downward spiral,...

Where In America Are You?: Where In America Are You? - The mansion seen here was once featured in the TV series Miami Vice. It was also the starting line for the Amazing Race All Stars...

Schools of Yesteryear: Rubicon No. 1 - Forest Bay School - Part 4 - Join in the conclusion to find out more about life in the Forest Bay district as the world enters the twentieth century – and enrollment...

The Doctor's Corner: Allergy Season...It's hereeeee! - Hi folks: It's that time of year again. For allergy sufferers, it is a pain, literally. Allergy shots, antihistamines, decongestants. These are tools most people...

Healing From the Roots Up: Rosacea - Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disorder in which the nose, the cheeks, the forehead, and the chin are chronically reddened and prone to breaking out...

Wellness Tip of the Month: Is Your Toothpaste Toxic? - Part 2 - We brush our teeth twice daily and don’t even think about what we are putting in our mouth. Did you know that most brands of...

Events: Summer Fun In Harbor Beach - Harbor Beach offers many family-friendly events in August! From the Biyakathon on August 5 to celebrating the region's agricultural heritage at AG Venture Day on...

Travel Trivia: TravelTrivia - Question Of The Month - Donna Jurovcik, Phil Merriman, John Davis, Elly Willis, Robert Patrick, Fred Black, Deborah Black, and Bonnie Layman correctly answered Clare, Michigan, which boasts a Downtown...

A Great Lakes Sailor: Surveying Michigan ~ 1815-2015 - The year 2015 marked the 200th anniversary of the setting of the surveying lines for Michigan. In 1807, the west boundary of the Treaty of Detroit...

Smile Awhile: Elementary Bible School Tests -  (Incorrect spelling has been left in.) 1. In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, God got tired of creating the world so he took the...

Events: Summer Fun in Port Sanilac - From the Blues Festival and Civil War Days to the Farmers’ Market and the Antique Boat, Classic Car & Vintage RV Camper Show, Port Sanilac...

Events: Summer Fun in Port Hope - Port Hope’s ABC Day   Be sure to visit Port Hope on Saturday, August 19, and join the town in celebrating Port Hope’s 18th Annual ABC Day....

Guardians of Freedom: Al Kleinknecht - US Navy - Part 2 - Join in the continuation as our featured veteran deployed on the WestPac Cruise aboard the USS Hancock on May 8, 1973. After stopping at Pearl...

Events: Summer Fun at the Sanilac County 4-H Fair - Mark your calendars for the 2017 Sanilac County 4-H Fair on August 20 – 26 at the Sanilac County 4-H Fairgrounds on Dawson Street in...

Legally Speaking: Personal Representative - What is a personal representative? Why do I need a personal representative?  A personal representative is someone you can nominate in your estate planning documents to...

Events: Summer Fun at the Mama Ruth Picnic - Mark your calendar, save the date, and join the fun at the annual Mama Ruth Picnic in Ruth on Sunday, September 3, the day before...

Who Am I?: Prepare to Attend a Genealogy Conference - Every researcher will at some time have the opportunity and/or desire to attend a genealogy conference. Conferences are offered in a variety of time frames,...

The Way it Was: ...Beekeeping in a Storm - When you have been keeping bees for nearly 35 years, you no doubt have some stories to tell, which might benefit a novice or experienced...

Sunken History and Maritime Treasures: M/V Montrose - The Detroit River connects Lake Erie at its south end up approximately 28 miles to Lake St. Clair at the north and is bordered by...

Garden Guidance: Lovely Lavender - By the time August rolls around, the garden’s successes have been duly noted, and the failures may already be pulled out. Some plants that were...

Pirates of the Great Lakes: Nasty Pirates - The history of piracy has a number of colorful characters. This included bold buccaneers like Henry Morgan and Blackbeard. There was the mismatched couple, Jack...

Thumb Rails: Reefer Madness The Saga of How a Grand Trunk Western Refrigerator Car Was Saved - Part 3 - Welcome back to our column. As you may remember, over the last two months we strayed slightly from our coverage of the small-town train station...

Countryside Yarns - Tall Tale or Truth? You Decide!: The Orphan Train - Part 6 - Join in the continuation as the orphans make their way to Coldwater's Tibbits Opera House in Branch County, Michigan, where the O'Connor children learn their...

Memoirs: This Moment - I don’t notice my hands shivering in the brisk air. I don’t remember how to think or worry or regret: I just know how to feel the...