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On April 29, 2021, members of the Rotary Club of Pinconning & Standish received a Zoom presentation from Abby Ertel, Community Program Director for Huron Pines, on conservation programs conducted by her organization in northeastern Lower Michigan. Abby is a native of New Brunswick, Canada, with...
Cancer hasn’t stopped. So neither have we. Every year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network brings cancer survivors and advocates to the state capitol to let lawmakers know that preventing suffering and death from cancer must be a top priority. Although we could not attend in person...
Oaks are a valuable component to MI’s natural resources, as recognized by the Governor’s Proclamation that May is Oak Wilt Awareness Month. May is often spring yard clean-up time for property owners and cottage re-openings. May is also during the highest risk period for oak wilt infections....
Lynn Eckerle is the author of the weekly food column The Recipe Exchange along with a blog, Lynn’s Musings From a Deep Well. She loves country cooking, small town living and taking the back roads. Dear Lynn, My rhubarb is coming up strong and I’m looking for some new recipes. Please ask if...
I met an intriguing lady named Sue, this week during the course of normal business. At first we exchanged hello’s like typical people due, but then she asked, “ Are you Dan, the guy that writes the Positively Pinconning article for the paper?” I quickly responded yes, as it has been over two years...
Dr. Paul Dake is semi-retired; moved to the Pinconning area to be near family and is submitting articles for the Journal. Dr. Dake has an Undergraduate degree in Physiology and M.D. degree, both from Michigan State University, the latter awarded in 1978; immediately thereafter, Family Medicine...
Getting a flat tire is no fun for anyone at any time, especially on vacation. To keep your next road trip rolling along, the nonprofit Car Care Council recommends a quick tire check before you leave the driveway. “The excitement of summer vacation quickly deflates when your car has a flat tire,”...
5 Years Ago (April 2016) This year’s Mayor’s Scholarship Winners were: Hannah Boettcher, Nicole Anderson, Meredith Grusnick, Areanna Bishop, Danielle Amlotte, Tiffani Iwanski, Alexandra Marter, Danielle Gillette, Kaitlyn Gromaski, Matthew Bersano, Nicole Gerhauser, Adam Bersano, Molly Rodda, Jacob...
Scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to file fraudulent unemployment claims, often using someone else’s identity. Scammers may even use the identity of someone who is receiving or applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSI applicants and recipients who...
The past year has been difficult for everyone, including educators and their students. Our nation’s teachers have adapted, pivoted, and provided for their students in ways they had never imagined possible. This year, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week from May 2 through May 8, and honor all...

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