Lifestyles

The leaves are changing color, the weather’s getting colder and fall is definitely in the air. While summer is the height of the camping season, fall camping can be just as fun. You won’t have to worry about pesky mosquitoes or the hot summer weather. Use our five tips to get the most out of your...
The Social Security Administration announced the reinstatement of the reconsideration, the first step in the disability appeal process, in Michigan beginning on October 1. This year, seven additional states--Alabama, California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New York, and Pennsylvania--...
(StatePoint) Thirty-two million Americans are now living with food allergies, according to new data published by The Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open and Pediatrics. This equates to roughly one in 10 adults and one in 13 children (or about two in every classroom). What’s...
(NAPSI)—Pepperoni is America’s most popular pizza topping, with 53 percent listing it as one of their top 3 favorites, according to a YouGov survey. Most Americans know only one kind of pepperoni: flat and quite chewy. Now, there’s fandom brewing for a different style of pepperoni with its crispy,...
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance (MPFA) announced a 90% statewide average live release rate for dogs and cats in Michigan shelters for 2018, including animals returned to owners, transferred to other shelters and rescue organizations, and adopted. “This is an amazing first for our state,” said Deborah...
The Social Security Administration today announced the first potential group of selected participants for its new electronic Consent Based Social Security Number (SSN) Verification (eCBSV) service. The agency will roll out the service to these users in June 2020, and plans on expanding the number...
Biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAO), such as manure, compost, emulsions and meals are used on produce farms to increase soil organic matter, to improve fertility and deliver other benefits to crop productivity and farm health. With these benefits, there are also significant risks to...
A sure sign of summer in Michigan is the number of locally grown, vine-ripened melons available at farm stands and farmers markets. However, with modern transportation, watermelon, cantaloupe and other melons are available year around. So how does a buyer in the dead of winter determine a flavorful...
Michigan harvested nearly 35,000 acres of pickling cucumbers in 2018 — more than any other state. The state’s well-drained, sandy soils and temperate climate are conducive to cucumber growing. The pickle industry emerged before WWI and now counts Heinz, Hausbeck, Vlasic and Topor’s among its giants...
This article is reprinted from The Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida, September 14, 2000 issue and was provided to us by Ted Beechum of Pinconning. PINCONNING, Mich.--Robert Johnson of Pinconning, Mich., is one of the scores of farmers who help make Michigan the pickling cucumber capital of the...

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