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The red-winged blackbird and its mate have returned to Michigan; letting folks know spring is just around the corner.               --Courtesy Photo
Millions of Red-winged Blackbirds arrive early every spring to let local folks know that spring is just around the corner, even if this year’s corner seems to be further away than usual. After the Robin, this is the second most common bird in Michigan every summer. The noisy males arrive first and...
A Chipping Sparrow in Pinconning Township last week.          --Courtesy Photo
The smallest sparrow seen in our area is the Chipping Sparrow, named for its rapid “chip, chip, chip” call. It is one of the commonest birds in Michigan. It often lives near humans and has a preference for building its eye-level nest in an evergreen tree in the yard, often lining it with hair. In...
Social Security benefits are part of the retirement plan of almost every American worker. If you’re among the many people covered under Social Security, you should know what your future benefit may be. These monthly payments are likely to be an important part of your retirement income. We base your...
5 Years Ago (April 2017) Students in Action for Education, (SAE) Students, along with their friends and family, visited New York City. Some of the travelers included: Luciana Kennert, Amy Wozniak, Quinn Friebe, Tayler Morand, Devin Krevinghaus, Christy Morand, Alyisa Zadonia, Coleen Eigner, Misty...
They say old habits die hard, but for a lot of people the last two years have proven otherwise. The COVID-19 pandemic fueled a seismic shift in the way people view physical and mental health—and lately, many have had a chance to reflect on old habits and routines. If you’re looking to improve your...
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, It’s been a long time since I’ve had a really good Brownie. Would you please ask everyone...
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...
Living may be easier during the warmer weather seasons but that doesn’t mean your wellness goals should be swept under the rug. To help, GOLO, the pioneering wellness solutions company, has a range of healthy suggestions for the summer, whether you’re at home, road tripping with friends and family...

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