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Amid the concerns we all have during these uncertain times, Glory to God wants to express our appreciation and empathy for your peace of mind. We understand everyone is concerned about health and safety for themselves and their loved ones, and we want to assure you that your wellbeing is our priority as well. We are happy to offer pick up service for our customers in the Hillsdale area. We offer payment by phone and drop off services for your convenience. Those choosing to wait on site for their services have a clean sanitized seating area available with social distancing kept in mind as well as face masks and two hand sanitizer stations. Please feel free to let the staff know if you have special needs requiring extra attention while we have your car with us for service.
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Well . . . here we are. Again. Things are a little more open, but we’re still quite restricted. The stay at home order has now been lifted. We’re FLOCKING to the salons for much-needed haircuts. Some of us are thrilled to get our hair colored and some have decided they’re just going to let it go gray. We can finally have a meal IN a restaurant, although we have to keep our distance. And, both indoor and outdoor gatherings can be larger than they were. But, still no movies, we’re supposed to continue with the masks, and we’ve all heard the term “social distancing” until we’re about ready to scream.
However, it is a bit better, and I’m choosing to focus on that. Slowly, we are moving back to some approximation of normal even though there’s quite a way to go. It’s important that we continue to support one another any way we can. Even if you can’t go see someone in person, you can call, send a funny text, write them a quick note, or video chat. I’ve struggled with feeling disconnected from people who were a regular part of my life and I look forward to being able to spend time with them again. One bunch I am VERY anxious to see again is my staff! Somehow, we’ve been able to pull it off again—from a distance—and put together another issue. It’s meant figuring out how to do “business as unusual,” and I am grateful for each one of them. It’s times like these when you really learn the value of the people you have on your team! I hardly have the words to express how appreciative I am of the advertisers who have stuck with us and continued to support the magazine even though they may have been operating on a very limited basis or not at all. I can think of no better reason to be grateful for where I live. This kind of loyalty during very difficult times is the essence of small-town life and without it, we’d have had to suspend publication for awhile. Please, please, do everything you can to support the retail, service, and professional businesses in our communities. From the Simply Hers team to you, our best wishes for the days ahead!
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Local Spotlight 20 Michigan Homemaker
Life Is The Berries 22 Not the Shoes!
Business Spotlight 24 Ten East Treasures
The Scoop 26 On Vitamin D
Gray Matters 28
Life-Long Memories Are Made At Home
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Grow Where You're Planted 32 Choosing a New Leader
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Book and Author Reviews
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Keeping It In Stitches 40 Some Good
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The classic white pocket t-shirt has spanned generations as a go-to top for summer. Comfy and casual, this blank canvas can be paired with jean shorts and sneakers for a trip to the ball game or dress it up with dark, skinny jeans and some metallic accessories for date night. Slub Knit Curved Hem Tee $9.00 at us.shein.com.
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Summer is a time for versatility. Casual staples can go from day to evening or coffee to cocktails with just a few tweaks. Build the base of your summer wardrobe with cotton, linen, rayon, chambray, and denim. All are very breathable, and, with the exception of denim, they are also lightweight. Don’t toss the jean shorts, though - they’re a total comfort classic. Accessorize with a few key pieces - a touch of bold pattern, a pendant necklace to elongate the torso, statement earrings to dress up that high pony, an eye-catching clutch for a pop of color, and a pair of shades in an iconic silhouette.
These understated, delicate statement earrings add a feminine touch to any summer outfit. They’ll complement a high pony or beachy waves. LC Lauren Conrad Filigree Teardrop Earrings $9 at www.kohls.com
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The first flat of its kind, the Audrey from Native Shoes is a single EVA material shoe that is bacteria inhibiting, extremely lightweight, and hand-washable! Wear it to the office or pair it with a great pair of linen shorts for a cocktail with the gals. Chameleon Pink Metallic Audrey shoe $55 at www.nativeshoes.com. Everyone should have a good pair of jean shorts. Period. That’s it. A cult favorite when it comes to denim is Old Navy. Grab these 4” High Rise Denim Shorts for $50 at www.oldnavy.com.
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Not all calories are created equal.
By James Campbell NSCA Certified Personal Trainer PRIME Fitness
I sit here happy that COVID-19 is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Though we’ll be dealing with ripples in the pond for months to come, the initial fear is behind us, I believe. (Personally, I never felt threatened, but I understand how specific populations would be.) Some have stayed active through all this even though our sanctuaries (gyms) have been taken from us. Others find themselves trying to get motivated to start again. I highly recommend trying to remember why you started in the first place and finding that internal motivation. If you haven’t started, but post-COVID body composition has you really thinking about it, here’s some info for you. Prior to 1980, approximately 15% of American adults were considered obese. Since then, it’s gotten significantly worse with about 40% being obese now and another 33% being overweight. I recently read a study done at the University of Virginia that touched on the connection of the brain’s pleasure center, specifically dopamine production, and obesity. They talk about how pleasure eating messes with your biological clock and then promotes unorthodox eating patterns and schedules. So, if the calorie consumption of Person A and Person B are similar but Person A is a habitual snacker/
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By: Stephanie Ray, PT, DPT, CAFS Hillsdale Facility Manager and Physical Therapist Gardening and yardwork involve bending, twisting, reaching, pulling, and kneeling which result in increased stress and strain on the lower back, shoulders, neck, and knees. Muscle pain and soreness, joint strains, and tendonitis are common after-effects of gardening and prolonged positioning. Warm Up! Before starting, go for a walk and stretch large muscle groups, including your back, legs, neck, and arms.
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MICHIGAN HOMEMAKER OF THE STATE, By Rachel Yoder
The Michigan Homemaker of the State competition has been around since the 70s and is open to entrants at county fairs across the state. The winners of county competitions get to move on to the statewide competition, and the winner of the state competition is awarded the title of Michigan Homemaker of the State. The winner serves as a goodwill ambassador for the Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (MAFE) and promotes The Homemaker of the State competition, county fairs, and our state’s rich agricultural heritage. Tamithy Jackson of Dundee is Michigan’s Homemaker of the State. She is a wife and the mother of three beautiful children, Evelynn (10), Russell (3), and Stanley (1). Tamithy is also an RN turned stay at home mom. To her, being a homemaker means living your life in a way that is not only beneficial to you and your family but to your community as well, and she’s doing just that. As a passionate lifelong member of 4H, she continues her support by being a council member and leader of her 4H club as well as being a superintendent at the Monroe County Fair. Some of her favorite memories are from 4H. The program always needs volunteers and new ideas, so if you’re looking to get involved, 4H offers a great opportunity. She also shows her support of the fair by competing in open class at the Monroe County Fair where she enters crafts and cakes, and in
Monroe County cakes are no small matter—the competition is quite steep but her delicious bakes are so good she’s won the Silver Cake Plate award! When she saw the Monroe County Homemaker of the Year category in the premium book, it was almost a challenge from her husband and it sounded like fun so she signed up! Her first and second years competing she took first runner-up, but on her third try, she won. She traveled to the Armada Fair where the state competition was held. Each county representative made a poster and wrote a paragraph about themselves and their county and was interviewed by a panel of judges. During this process, she got to know the other women from around the state and says that was one of the most enjoyable parts of the process. Since she was crowned, she and her family have been visiting all the fairs they can and promoting the program. She aims to participate in each fair’s women’s day activities and it has been a lot of fun experiencing the differences in programs across the state. Local parades and events have also been a priority. The title means the world to Tamithy, and she encourages others to participate. Homemaker of the Year truly is about a person going out and having fun and she says, “Don’t be embarrassed or shy. It’s a great experience and who knows? You might win!”
If you’re interested in participating in the Hillsdale County Homemaker of the Year program or would like to be a sponsor, give the fair office a call at 517-437-3622 or pick up a premium book. The competition is open to residents of Hillsdale County, male or female, 18 years or older; winners get a chance to represent our county at the state level. We have so many amazing men and women in our community who deserve this distinction and I hope to see you out there showing support for our fair. If you have a hobby and create there is a category for you to enter. it’s about so much more than pies and pickles- Rachel Yoder, Hillsdale County’s 2019 Homemaker Of The Year. Not from Hillsdale County? Call your local fair board to find out if the program is offered in your neck of the woods.
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By Laura Loveberry Women’s Author & Speaker, School Assembly Presenter & Children’s Author, Event Caricaturist
We are at our product table in the event hall at the end of our song performance. Regina, my bestie and fellow performer, just asked if her daughter could borrow my sparkly blinged-out stilettos for her prom. We chat more and something in our conversation just strikes me as funny. Oh, no. Once I get the giggles and start gasping for air, I sometimes go to the snort-laugh or worse. Yep. Right amid the event hall . . . worse happens. I had the urge to use the restroom earlier but didn’t. Big miscalculation. While scrunching over, knees smashing together and hands grabbing my belly, I gasp for air between uncontrollable bursts of laughter. I just cannot suppress it any longer. My waterway gates release and spurt floodwaters down my legs. Are you kidding me right now??? We are talking torrential pee rains right past my knees, downpours onto my feet, and oversprays like a sprinkler in the backyard spewing out two feet in a circular pattern. My friend is laughing as her eyes widen observing the fountain flow and she pleads frantically, “Do NOT pee. Do NOT pee. You cannot pee right now, Laura.” It is far too late. We are still laughing unrestrained, as Regina spurts out, “Not the shoes. Not the shoes. Not the . . . shooooooes!” Drenched and dripping, I stand in a puddle of my pee-pee. We are still giggling up a storm trying to figure out how to fix this predicament when a woman walks up to our scene.
“I just peed all over,” I blurt out between snorts and laughter. Then I scurry off to the restroom to use the bathroom to wash and hand-blower to dry my attire. In a slightly damp skirt and quite a red face, I giggle my way back to the event spot where I left my mark. Shocked, I am greeted warmly by this same woman from our audience. She is on her knees, scrubbing the carpet trying to clean up the wet spot when she whispers sweetly to both of us, “You girls are so talented, I just thought you were too good for little ole me. Now that you did this, I can see you’re not at all snobby. I feel like we can be friends.” The Bible says to “Live in harmony with one another: do not be haughty (conceited, selfimportant, exclusive): but associate with humble people (those with a realistic self-view). Do not overestimate yourself.” (Romans 12:16 Amp Bible). I am not better than you because I am an on-stage speaker and performer. There is no reason to think we are “all that and a bag of chips.” Those chips can turn soggy unexpectedly. When you laugh so hard tears run down your leg, you just may water down barriers and bridge a connection with others. Let’s stay humble, live in harmony, and it doesn’t hurt to Clorox Wipe your shoes.* *Regina’s daughter borrowed my stiletto shoes for her prom. She sparkled!
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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium and phosphate. This vitamin offers many benefits to the human body. Research over the last few decades has found that Vitamin D levels have decreased. There are many reasons for this, such as increased body weight, decreased milk intake, and an increase in sun protection. Vitamin D is not found naturally in many foods. Often people take supplements to provide adequate intake. However, it is possible to have too much Vitamin D and this can lead to toxic effects. By assisting in the absorption of calcium and phosphate in the gut, Vitamin D helps with bone growth and remodeling. This is important for both children and adults. Without the proper amounts of these vitamins and minerals, children can develop rickets. This is a disease with abnormal bone growth or â€œsoft bones.â€? In adults, it can lead to osteoporosis which is a disease when bones become less dense or more brittle. Low Vitamin D levels put people at risk for fractures and poor healing. Healthy teeth and muscles are also dependent on adequate levels of Vitamin D. It has been found to decrease inflammation and boost the immune system. Some research is finding that Vitamin D can decrease the risk of developing certain types of cancer. The recommended daily intake of Vitamin D is different based on age level.
Adults 19-70 years old should have an intake of 600 IU or 15mcg daily, and for those over 70, they should take 800 IU or 20mcg daily. These numbers are based on having minimal sun exposure as we can get a great amount of Vitamin D through sunlight. Getting 5-30 minutes of sun exposure two days per week between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm could be enough to give you sufficient amounts of Vitamin D. Fish is naturally high in Vitamin D, especially salmon and rainbow trout. Other foods that have higher amounts of Vitamin D include beef, mushrooms, and egg yolks. Many other foods have been fortified with Vitamin D as a way to add more of it into our diet easily. These include cereals, yogurts, orange juice, and plant milks. Another option to get adequate intake is through over the counter supplements. Although there are a lot of benefits from Vitamin D, getting too much can lead to medical problems. Symptoms of too much include nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. High levels can lead to arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). When there is too much calcium absorbed, calcifications of the heart and blood vessels can occur, as can kidney stones. Taking a Vitamin D supplement may also interact with other medications. So, if you feel you are not getting enough Vitamin D daily, talk to your primary care provider about checking your level and discussing options.
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LIFE-LONG MEMORIES are made at home Recently my family played a board game of sorts. More accurately I guess it should be called an asphalt game since we played it on our driveway. It’s not a game anyone else would be familiar with because my kids had just invented it.
GRAY MATTERS By Sarah Gray Simply Hers Magazine
Thankfully, it wasn’t one of those games where the rules are made up along the way and change six times before the end and someone is in tears and stomps off pouting. Not that that has EVER happened at my house (wink, wink). Now that they are all a little older, the game was actually thought out from start to finish. Plus, we only ran into a couple of snags during the inaugural game. Not bad, if you ask me. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t super thrilled about playing. But they were so excited and I felt like, “bad mom, why don’t you want to play with your kids?” So, I did and my husband did. And you know what? It was pretty fun. And I didn’t even win!
hadn’t been going on, who knows how busy that weekend would have been. There would have probably been a baseball game or birthday party. Maybe we would be going to see a play. There would have been something. Probably several somethings. But instead, there was nothing. And that nothing turned into a life-long memory. This pandemic stinks. It is hard. What is safe? What can we do? What should we do? It’s overwhelming. While we might think we’ve done so much with our family we have been quarantined with for the past three months, we have nothing left to do. I’m sorry, but you are wrong. There is still so much to learn and do with your family right at home. I was recently thinking about big trips I took with my family when I was growing up. We went to some great places. But the most vivid memories I have with my family were from times we didn’t go anywhere at all. Great memories, life-long memories can be made at home.
Day two, after some of the bugs were worked out, the kids desperately wanted to play again. Even though the “go to the finish” card was drawn on my daughter’s second turn basically ending the game, we decided that card should be removed from the game so we could keep playing. And before I knew it—poof!—an hour had gone by.
When my kids look back and think about this time of pandemic and being quarantined at home, I don’t want them to think about being “stuck.” I want them to remember how we spent dinners listing foods for every letter of the alphabet, playing charades. or watching “Little House on the Prairie.”
And that’s what I’ll remember about that weekend. Playing a made-up board game (where you are the playing piece) in my driveway. If this whole crazy pandemic
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Missing teeth can impact a person’s appearance, are the leading cause of jaw bone loss, and can lead to shifting teeth, bite irregularities, difficulty chewing, and speech issues. Dentures and bridges are two options but don’t work in all situations. Many people now choose dental implants where a metal, screwlike post replaces the tooth’s root and a natural-looking artificial tooth is attached to the post. The metal of the post bonds with the jawbone providing excellent stability. A newer refinement of the dental implant is the mini dental implant, and Hillsdale dentist Dr. Todd Ryan is an expert in this technology. The posts used for mini implants are much smaller than traditional implants—half the size or less. While minis have the same success rate as traditional implants, there is less discomfort from the surgery, shorter times for placement and healing, less overall treatment time, and less cost (usually half). As Dr. Ryan explains, “Implants help save tooth structure by not having to do bridges and this reduces the number of crowns needed. Implants are also used to stabilize loose dentures and to replace partial dentures or even replace full dentures.” Dr. Ryan learned the process of doing mini implants from Dr. Todd Shatkin who, along with his father, invented new implant techniques. After watching Dr. Shatkin place implants at a dental conference, Dr. Ryan was hooked. He has been to Dr. Shatkin’s training facility in Buffalo, New York, 14 times and returns at least twice a year to learn the latest techniques. His initial training involved four, three-day weekend courses in Buffalo. Dr. Ryan has also traveled around the country to visit other dentists and see how they are using mini implants in their practices.
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beginning in 2014, and his office became a Mini Dental Implant Center of America in 2016. That year he added a 3-D x-ray machine to his office which enhanced the process of performing mini implant placements. Because of his advanced training and sophisticated equipment, mini dental implants have become a focus of his practice. The process begins with a free consultation (including a free panoramic x-ray) to see if someone is a candidate for mini implants, after which Dr. Ryan formulates a treatment plan. If the patient accepts the plan, a 3-D x-ray is taken and sometimes impressions are done. Treatment is scheduled and can take from as little as one day up to two to three months. A typical case takes two months to complete versus traditional implants which generally require six to nine months. While insurance does help with the cost, Dr. Ryan says that most implant treatments exceed the maximum of insurance plans. But, he offers many finance plans and some have zero interest. He and his staff work with patients to help them afford their treatment. Dr. Ryan also wants to assure everyone that his practice is committed to seeing emergency patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have changed some office protocols to be even cleaner than their normal high standards and to provide exceptional protection for patients and staff. Temperatures are checked and all touched surfaces are disinfected every hour or even more frequently. They want everyone to be safe. For more information on mini dental implants, to schedule a consultation, or to make any dental appointment, call 517-437-1000. You can also follow the practice on Facebook.
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Grow Where You Are Planted. By Rachel Yoder
Choosing a New Leader When it comes to pruning most fruit trees with upright growth, the term “leader” refers to the main trunk of the tree on which all of the scaffold branches (fruiting growth) grow. It’s common for more than one leader to develop. When this happens, gardeners must then choose the leader they feel is best for the overall growth of the tree to keep and the other will be pruned. Over the last few months, I've been finding it more and more difficult to sit down and write. I'm finally able to dive into my true ambitions leaving little time or desire for much else besides family. I'm more of a physical “doer”—my mind constantly wanders elsewhere and my train of thought is quickly derailed. I am also a habitual “do-too-mucher,” taking on more and more until my mental health suffers (because I hate saying “no”), and I'm slowly learning that it is OK to cut back. Sitting in front of a computer has become unbearable especially as the sun finally comes out after this seemingly extra dark and cold winter and I am reminded of the wisdom of the seasons. Every season comes to an end, including seasons in life. And so ends my season of writing. I began writing for Simply Hers in 2017 after sending Marlanea the article about Creek Valley Farms that I wrote for my blog as a sample of my writing (which is pretty telling of my interest in specialty agriculture) and she graciously gave me a column and a voice and for that, I will be forever
grateful. At the time we lived in town and, with three small boys in diapers, writing, along with my small garden, was my outlet. So begins a new season of growth. Sunburst Family Farm has been born out of my desire to grow a no-till market garden and CSA farm. As it currently stands, the market garden is 12,000 square feet give or take and I maintain this with only hand tools. The boys are a huge help and love being out in the soil with me. We weed and plant and harvest together. This massive undertaking wouldn't have been possible any sooner in my life, and, although I've pined for this for ages, I finally realize that even waiting has a purpose and I am humbled by it. I'll still be around. You can find us during the season at The Hillsdale County Farmers Market, and you can keep up with us on Facebook by following Sunburst Family Farm or on Instagram at sunburst.family.farm And finally, thank you all for picking up this great magazine, thank you for reading, thank you to all the great people and amazing businesses I've had the pleasure of interviewing over the years. Most importantly, thank you to all of the hardworking ladies that keep this magazine running from graphics to content! A huge thank you to Marlanea for taking a chance on me and listening to my ideas, and to Melissa, my editor, for constantly saving my butt and punctuating my never-ending sentences.
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TURN THE PAGE Book and Author Reviews
At the time I am sitting down to write this book review, our world is going through something we’ve never experienced. A worldwide quarantine! Since I am not able to visit our library as it is closed temporarily, I have resorted to re-reading some of my old bookshelf friends.
By Nancy Ryan Simply Hers Magazine
These books include authors Nora Roberts, Jodi Picoult, Jan Karon’s Mitford series, and Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series. Penny’s latest—#16—comes out in September. All The Devils Are Here takes place in Paris while the Gamaches are visiting their children and grandchildren. I am a huge fan of this series and can’t wait to get this one into my hands! Start out with the first story, Still Life. While shopping at the grocery store during this shutdown, I found a new Nora Roberts hardback novel entitled Hideaway that I purchased and look forward to reading. The cover indicates it is about a family ranch in Big Sur country and a legacy of Hollywood royalty that sets the stage for emotional suspense. She’s always entertaining to read.
Fellow reader Julie read The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney. I read this one also and agree with her that it was a very interesting and thought-provoking story. After five years, Abbie awakens in a hospital in a daze, with little memory of who she is. At her side is her husband, a genius giant in Silicone Valley, who happens to work in the field of artificial intelligence. As she begins to wonder who she is, real or manufactured, she reflects with questions about her selfhood and soul, and what makes us human. It was a compelling psychological thriller with another surprise ending! Friends Jeannie and Peggie both recommend Emmeline by Judith Rossner. It is based on the true story of 13-year-old Emmeline who is sent by her impoverished family from her farm in Maine to work in the cotton mills in Massachusetts. Beautifully written, full of feeling, emotion, and wise understanding. Keeps you glued to the end. (Another one of those surprise endings!)
A Good American by Alex George has been recommended by Kathleen. It spans four generations with the Meisenheimer family who immigrated to the United States from 1904 Germany and the story continues on through much of the 20th century. She told me it has an “amazing ending.” I will be seeking this one out once my library reopens.
My friend Dave gives his highest praise to a book entitled Your House Will Pay by Step Cha. It is a fictionalization of the shooting of Latasha Harlans in Los Angeles in 1991 by a Korean shopkeeper. The shooting and trial afterward are considered one of the major causes of the riots that followed, including the Rodney King attack in 1991. Dave indicates the author follows both families in a beautiful, heartbreaking, and insightful novel.
Kathleen also enjoyed The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarity, but I already read this one and suggested it in a past column. It also has a surprise ending. Anything written by Liane Moriarity I’ve read and enjoyed!
By the time you read this, I pray we are back to business in this country and our precious libraries are again open to us. What are you reading? Email me at nancyryan47@gmail. com. See you at the library!
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The practice of medicine is a profession fraught with the risk of liability. Unfortunately, in our litigious society, these liability risks are not unique to physicians. A broad range of people including business owners, board members, real estate investors, and retirees need to protect their hardearned assets from a variety of liabilities too.
It is important to understand the pros and cons of each type of exemption. For example, while tenants by the entirety co-ownership between you and your spouse may make sense, if one spouse dies it can become completely useless. As with liability insurance, exemption planning is best used as one layer of an overall asset protection strategy.
Liability insurance is the first line of defense against any claim. Liability insurance provides a source of funds to pay legal fees as well as settlements or judgments. The types of insurance you should consider include homeowner’s insurance, property and casualty insurance, umbrella insurance, vehicle insurance, general business insurance, professional liability insurance, and directors’ and officer’s insurance.
Third, business entities that offer protection include limited liability companies and corporations. Just like physicians who own their practices, business owners need to mitigate the risks and liabilities associated with owning a business. Business entities can also help real estate investors mitigate the risks and liabilities associated with owning real estate. The right structure for your enterprise should take into consideration asset protection, income taxes, estate planning, retirement funding, and business succession goals.
However, you should never rely on insurance as your sole means of liability protection. Instead, insurance should be used as one of multiple layers of strategies designed to place a barrier between your business and personal assets and the claims of a plaintiff. In addition, you should work with an insurance professional who can explain the purpose of each type of coverage and make recommendations for liability limits and deductibles. Second, Michigan and bankruptcy laws exempt certain types of property from the claims of creditors. In general and within limits, the following unexhaustive list of property has some protection from a creditor seeking to enforce a judgment against you: household furnishings and qualifying tools and equipment, retirement accounts, life insurance and annuities, property co-owned with a spouse as “tenants by the entirety,” wages, animals, certain college plans, homestead to a point, disability insurance payments, and Social Security benefits.
Creating a business entity that protects your assets from lawsuits involves much more than just filling out some forms with the state and paying an annual fee. Business formalities must be observed and documented, otherwise, a creditor can attack the entity through “veil piercing” or “alter ego” arguments, which could result in personal liability for your business’s actions or debts. As with liability insurance and state exemptions, business entities should be used in conjunction with other asset protection strategies. Finally, irrevocable trusts protect property that has been transferred into the trust. In an irrevocable trust, you can have the right to benefit from the assets in the trust, but you no longer own or control the assets of the trust, so much thought is required when it is being established. As with liability insurance, state exemptions, and business entities, irrevocable trusts should be used in conjunction with other asset protection strategies.
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Keeping It In Stitches Some Good
It’s funny the beliefs we each come to buy into. Each belief is born from our personal experiences, moments of clarity, and just plain “aha” moments. One of my belief buy-ins is that some Good comes from all Bad. By Diane K Clow Sewist and Long Arm Quilter Eversew Quilted
From Bad there come lessons learned and positive changes made. Take, for example, the time I entered the wrong date on the payroll program and everyone got paid one day early. Bad, because the funding transfer hadn’t yet been made, but Good, because the staff was delighted to get paid early. This positive change was to check and double check the calendar in the future. Our recent Bad is, of course, the COVID-19Coronavirus-Pandemic-Mess. But still, some Good has surfaced from this invisible destructor of human and economic health. There’s the obvious Good that we have seen in the media. This includes the recognition and long-deserved appreciation for our health care providers, who are clearly true living superheroes. Additionally, recognition has been made to other heros: grocery store workers, truck drivers, delivery personnel, post office personnel, teachers, farmers, bankers, and the list goes on and on. This positive change is all Good. At home we discovered other Good. Like our ancestors before us, we make the trip for groceries on a much less frequent basis. Unlike our ancestors, however, instead of bonnets and long dresses, we wear face masks and disposable gloves to shop. (Then we sort our groceries by perishable
and non and load into separate totes in the back of the truck. Non-perishables remain in the truck for their own 2-day quarantine.) Also, unlike our ancestors, we wait until after the trip to the store to bathe and wash our clothing, versus before. We have learned to live on less, and more simply. We are again learning to make homemade bread and test recipes out using the ingredients we have or can find. We are playing board and yard games. We are cooking and baking and playing as a family, and this is Good. We have stretched a tank of gas to three weeks to the gallon. We have learned to use root touchup and disguise our true hair color. We have joined the army of seamstresses and quilters in using our fabric stash for the greater cause of making personal face masks. While some have put grandma’s vintage sewing machine back into commission for this cause, new technology has allowed us to work from home, continue education, and communicate with friends and family through FaceTime, Zoom, text, and cell calls. Combining the Good of the old, with the Good of the new. We are never going to be the same. We are going to be better. More efficient, more empathetic, more independent, more innovative, more familyoriented, and more kind. This is the Good that is going to come from this Bad and the lesson learned. And I’m buying into that. Keeping it in Stitches!
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You might wonder what I mean when I say my world is in pieces. Did we have a hurricane and my house was blown to pieces? No, it’s puzzle pieces. Thousands of pieces and they’re everywhere! I’m finding puzzle pieces in places I didn’t even know existed in this house. How did this happen you ask? Let me tell you. During the recent Stay at Home order, I looked for things to keep me busy. I cleaned everything in the house, sometimes more than once, and then I got bored, real bored. I read, but you can only read so much before your body screams for movement. I watched TV, but even if you have 678 channels, there’s nothing to watch. You know what I mean? Then I saw online that someone was giving puzzles away. I don’t generally like putting puzzles together because I have no patience. When I say no patience I mean none, nada, zilch, but I was desperate so I thought I’d give it a try. I took several of the puzzles thinking I’d have extras if needed. I started with a small, 300 piece puzzle and that wasn’t too bad, so I moved on to bigger puzzles. It was getting harder and more time consuming which of course put my patience level into the dangerous red zone as I finally worked up to the big one . . . yeah, a 2000 piece puzzle. I’m not one to step away from a challenge so I started laying the pieces out, telling myself over and over I could do this.
The problem with a 2000 piece puzzle is you not only need a lot of patience, you need a lot of room to lay all those pieces out—a LOT of room. Our dining table is small so I borrowed a couple-three of my husband’s garage sale tables which helped, but I still needed more room for all those stinkin’ pieces. I pulled out the craft table I had put away after discovering I didn’t have even one crafty bone in my body. The living room was quite the crowded mess, but all the pieces were laid out with room to spare. Now for the fun. Fun!? Do you have any idea how frustrating it is to search for a puzzle piece that may or may not be on one of five tables? Where could it be? It wasn’t on any of those tables. What to do? What to do? I opened up several of the other puzzle boxes thinking the missing piece had gotten mixed up in the wrong box. I started laying those pieces out and soon I had thousands of more pieces laying everywhere all over the living room. What a mess!! It was then I realized I had no idea what piece went where or to which puzzle and I certainly didn’t have the patience to try and figure it all out. I looked at the mess, then I cried, then I got mad. All that work for nothin’! In my frustration, I may have turned over a table or two, or five. It should now be obvious to everyone that I really have no patience whatsoever. And that, my friends, is how my personal world ended up in pieces, puzzle pieces, that is. It’s enough to put me over the edge.
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Family Fun & Great Pizza Written by SARAH GRAY Donna Olmstead is excited to see her family—not in the traditional sense of her daughter Hayley, son Cory, and husband Brad, but family in the customers that she has looked forward to seeing on a daily and weekly basis.
Creating a family-friendly environment is what led Donna to look for extra space for her restaurant. She loved that families would come to her restaurant for birthday parties, and on Friday or Saturday nights it could easily be standing room only.
As her business grew, she needed more help. Hayley, who attended Bluffton University for business and accounting, began coming home on the weekends to help. She recently graduated in December 2019 and is now the assistant manager. Cory is also involved in the restaurant as a delivery driver. The need for more help also started Donna thinking about the need to expand. She toyed with the idea and looked into purchasing land, but there wasn’t much out there. She said that one day while driving with her husband to pick up stock in Jackson, she noticed the abandoned indoor golf range off I-94. She said it was a shame that it was closed and just sitting there. “It’s the same as The Silos,” she remembers saying. Then it was like a light bulb moment. Soon after, Donna and Brad met with the owner and looked over the property located just off M-99 between Hillsdale and Jonesville. It wasn’t an easy road to purchasing the property but Donna is thankful to Dave Cleveland, Hayley, and Brad for all their tireless efforts to make it happen.
Since taking over the franchise in 2014, Donna has worked tirelessly to make Cottage Inn a place to go for good food and great memories. She started expanding delivery zones, began holding birthday parties, and getting to know her customers on a personal level so, from the moment they walked in the door, they knew it was going to be an enjoyable experience. “I knew that we needed to go out of our way to get customers. And we did.”
A 75x50 square foot addition was put on the building allowing Donna to increase her capacity, as well as a 32-seat banquet room off the second-floor arcade. She also put in a new play place for the kids. And then there is the fun park side. Silos offers two stories of arcade games and fully-stocked redemption center. There is the beautifully restored 18-hole mini golf course with two fountains, bumper boats, and two tracks for go-carts. There is also a self-serve, four-tee driving range that is open almost 24 hours a day.
As owner of Cottage Inn Pizza in Hillsdale, Donna has grown to have a relationship with her customers, something she really missed for three months. “We treat you like family,” Donna said of her customers. “I want to remember your face and your name. We take the extra step with you.”
The new location opened with a bang on March 2 with crowds of families and long-time customers packing in to enjoy great pizza and fun times. For two weeks, Donna and Hayley worked seven days a week. Then, two weeks later, everything stopped. The COVID-19 pandemic forced Cottage Inn – and all restaurants – to stop allowing dine-in customers. Donna says because they are a pizza restaurant, they fared pretty well during shut down. She said they were able to keep making deliveries and made it very safe for those coming into the building for pick-ups. “We are thankful for all the community support.” But they missed their people. They missed seeing their customers. They missed their regulars. On June 8, they were able to open up for dine-in again – but only at 50 percent capacity. Customers will notice some other changes as well. Currently, there is no salad bar available and the play place is not open for use. There is also no Parmesan cheese or red pepper flakes on the table. All that will be brought to customers with their orders. For the safety of their customers, staff will wear masks when bringing out pizzas. Donna knows it is tough for customers not to be able to come in and enjoy Cottage Inn the way they used to, but keeping her customers safe is her first priority. There is also outdoor seating available. At the time this story was written, the Fun Park was not able to be open for business. “We are going to weather the storm the best we can,” she said. “And we are going to do it the right way.” Donna is excited to get back to seeing her customers and creating relationships with new ones. She is hopeful that the Fun Park will draw families and groups from all over the county. “We want to be able to see people having a good time.” While the present is still a bit uncertain, Donna is already looking ahead. She would love to add batting cages back to the property and has many ideas for the silo building to create some cold weather indoor entertainment for the family. Donna loves her customers and she loves her community. She is excited to have family-friendly entertainment back in the area. All this plus a great pizza made fresh and delivered hot to the table makes for a perfectly delicious combination. Cottage Inn Pizza is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. To place an order, call 517-439-9191. For more information on Cottage Inn pizza including an online menu, visit www.cottageinn.com. Additional information on Cottage Inn and updates on Silos Fun Park can be found on their Facebook pages.
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Heritage Park is Open! Heritage Park is the go-to place for Coldwater residents of all ages. It is a sprawling complex that includes a brand new splash park, softball and soccer complex, winding pave trail, eight brand new tennis courts, sledding hill and a very popular skateboard park.
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Tecumseh comes alive the third Thursday of the month from through August with a free concert series. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Adams Park becomes an outdoor concert hall. Each season, the Parks and Recreation department lines up distinctivesounding bands with your listening pleasure in mind. The 2020 concert series will include great music performances featuring blue grass, jazz, classic rock, and blues.
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“The new Street Art Trail provides an opportunity for the theater to engage the community through the arts during the shutdown,” stated TCA Director Kelly Jo Gilmore. “Since we’re currently unable to host indoor shows or events, we decided to shift our attention to the outdoors and the TCA property. We are thrilled to begin work on phase 1 of our outdoor strategic plan.” Tecumseh Center for the Arts will provide acrylic paint in primary colors, brushes, mixing plates and rollers. Interested individuals can firstname.lastname@example.org or download the Street Art Trail Request Form from the theater’s website at www.TheTCA.org.
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The ASPCA's list of top toxic plants to keep away from your kitty. Lilies.
Members of the Lilium family are considered to be highly toxic to cats. Many types of lily such as Tiger, Asian, Japanese Show, Easter, Stargazer, and the Casa Blanca can cause kidney failure in cats. While the poisonous component has not yet been identified, it is clear that with even ingestions of very small amounts of the plant, severe kidney damage could result. Marijuana.
PET TALK Cats will chew on plants. And, because they love to climb and explore, it is difficult to keep plants out of their reach. All cat parents should know the most common plants that are poisonous to cats. Whether in the yard or home, it is important to keep certain plants and flowers away from feline companions. The toxicity of various plants and flowers can range from mild to severe, depending on the poisonous component of the plant.
Ingestion of Cannabis sativa by companion animals can result in depression of the central nervous system and incoordination, as well as vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, increased heart rate, and even seizures and coma even if they don't inhale. But cats can get all the same fun without the buzz-killing side effects from marijuana cuz, catnip! Sago Palm.
All parts of Cycas Revoluta are poisonous, but the seeds or "nuts" contain the largest amount of toxin. The ingestion of just one or two seeds can result in very serious effects which include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, seizures, and liver failure. Tulip/Narcissus Bulbs.
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All parts of Nerium oleander are considered to be toxic as they contain cardiac glycosides that have the potential to cause serious effects including gastrointestinal tract irritation, abnormal heart function, hypothermia, and even death. Castor Bean.
The poisonous principle in Ricinus communis is ricin, a highly toxic protein that can produce severe abdominal pain, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst, weakness, and loss of appetite. Severe cases of poisoning can result in dehydration, muscle twitching, tremors, seizures, coma, and death. Cyclamen.
Cylamen species contain cyclamine, but the highest concentration of this toxic component is typically located in the root portion of the plant. If consumed, Cylamen can produce significant gastrointestinal irritation, including intense vomiting. Fatalities have also been reported in some cases. English Ivy.
Also called branching ivy, glacier ivy, needlepoint ivy, sweetheart ivy and California ivy, Hedera helix contains triterpenoid saponins that, should pets ingest, can result in vomiting, abdominal pain, hypersalivation, and diarrhea. (Info from aspca.com)
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3 boys and a TRANSPLANT By Alicia Curtis, Simply Hers Magazine
If we can all come together, we can create a positive world in this thing called life. Needless to say, a lot has happened since the last article was published in March. COVID-19 has swept across our nation causing fear, panic, hate, and, unfortunately, death. I am a 3rd-grade teacher, and on March 13th what was supposed to be a few weeks off turned into a school year of virtual learning. No goodbyes, no end of year parties, no good morning hugs, and, quite frankly, a lot of heartache. Then, our world took another turn, as racism has fiercely swept over our communities once again. In a lot of aspects, I feel like I am right back in the hospital with Oscar. I am so fearful, hurting, and wondering how I can fight. Fight to keep Oscar safe and healthy, fight to provide peace and comfort as I would normally do in a classroom setting but now virtually, fighting to help, and fighting to protect my own kids from it all. As a mom who has seen her own children experience trauma and as a teacher who sees trauma in children’s eyes every day, the worry in my heart is heavy. How do you explain to your kids what is happening? Almost half of the nation’s children have experienced one or more types of serious childhood trauma. That is 35 million children who are hurting, angry, scared, sad, and lonely. I chose to bring this to light not to add to the sadness and hurt, but possibly to give some helpful tips when talking to your children about what is happening in our world. First and foremost, be 60
honest. A lot of times parents think it is necessary to hide and protect their children for fear of causing more anxiety. However, children are very in tune with what is going on around them. Not knowing can simply cause them more panic and fear. Brainpopjr.com has some wonderful videos explaining things like COVID-19, racism, and anxiety, and it is all appropriate and kid-friendly. These videos can bring up questions and concerns that can be appropriately talked about as a family. Next, promote kindness and love. Talk to your children about how others should be treated, model it, or come up with ideas as a family of ways you can give to people who might be hurting. A simple gesture can go a really long way. Finally, make sure you are taking care of yourself. As adults, moms, dads, grandparents, or whatever it may be, we tend to put ourselves last. As a mom to three boys, I am famous for not taking care of myself and I’m sure many of you can relate. If you model how to take time for yourself, journal, have conversations, exercise, not only will you feel better, but all of that positive energy will flow into your child’s life as well. I am in no way shape or form a perfect person (or mom for that matter), but I fully believe in the youth of this world. If we can all come together, we can create a positive world in this thing called life. Stay safe, healthy, and full of love.
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JILLY BEANS COFFEE HOUSE Jilly Beans Coffee House has moved to 34 E. Bacon St. The coffee house is a true gem of the Hillsdale community. Situated in downtown, the atmosphere inside and outside the coffee shop is very inviting. The courteous and friendly staff add to the overall experience. It is the perfect place to get a quick, tasty lunch or an iced coffee full of flavor. If you are searching for a place to catch up with a friend or catch up on your work, this is the place to go.
THE CROW'S NEST The Crow's Nest has moved ... not very far, just across the street to 34 East Bacon Street which was previously The Clothing Vault consignment shop. This move will allow more room and a classroom to teach painting classes. The shop features decorations which change with the seasons along with repurposed furniture, primitive items and shabby cottage items. The shop also features candles from the Warm Glow Candle Company, a line of soaps and aromatherapy items and other specialized items.
THE SALTY SHARK Have you heard the news? Sharks have been sighted in Hillsdale! To be more specific, The Salty Shark has opened in downtown Hillsdale. The Salty Shark features stylish women's clothing at affordable pricing with nothing in the store over $30. The store is located at 33 N. Broad St., Hillsdale, and will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 AM - 6 PM and on Saturdays from 10 AM - 2 PM.
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Enchanting Waterfalls For Your Next Pure Michigan Adventure
Each season, Michigan’s waterfalls take on distinctively different personalities. Come autumn, they are framed by colorful foliage. In winter, they are frozen into ice sculptures as stunning as art— and great for recreational climbing. Spring brings the roar of winter's melt, and summer is perfect for falls-focused picnics and more. Add a splash to your next trip by stopping by one of more than 300 Michigan waterfalls.
Eastern Upper Peninsula Tahquamenon Falls – Paradise Tahquamenon’s Upper Falls stand at 50 feet tall and 200 feet wide as Michigan's largest waterfalls. It's the second-largest waterfall east of the Mississippi, with Niagara being the largest. During spring, more than 50,000 gallons of water drop each second via the Upper Falls. That translates to a low rumble in the parking lot and thundering roar as you reach the path's end. Four miles downstream are the Lower Falls which are split into two halves, each more than 100 feet wide and 22 feet tall. You can rent a rowboat for a better look from the water. The state park also offers some of the best camping in the state, notable for both wildlife sightings and the on-site brewpub and restaurant.
Central Upper Peninsula Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – Munising Waterfalls are clustered in this area of the state in part due to the Munising Formation, a shelf of sandstone that runs from Tahquamenon to Laughing Whitefish Falls. Head to any visitor center at Pictured Rocks to pick up waterfall maps that denote about a dozen of the largest falls, some reached by solitary treks into seemingly untouched wilderness, others well marked and right along the roadside.
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About 25 miles from Munising near Chatham these falls are hidden in the Rock River Wilderness area. This outing is perfect for those wanting a backcountry waterfall adventure since it takes driving on old logging roads and a mile-long hike to reach them. Nearby Laughing Whitefish Falls is worth the trek for the name alone; it's also easily accessible and located on a particularly scenic stretch of the Rock River Wilderness. 67
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Keweenaw Peninsula Hungarian Falls – Hubbell Hungarian Falls are nestled in the Keweenaw Peninsula that extends out into Lake Superior. The nature area includes a pond, a dam, and woodland trails, but the highlight is the uppermost falls located on the Keweenaw Fault, a billion-year-old geological feature. The falls cascade over the tough conglomerates and basalts for about 30 feet, then flow through a short gorge formed out of the softer Jacobsville sandstone layers below. Downstream of the dam and pond lie three more waterfalls to explore. Hemlocks and white pine ring the gorge and shade it from the summer sun and winter winds.
Jacob's Falls – Eagle River Don't blink or you might miss Jacob's Falls as they flow along a 40-foot drop along the south side of M-26 some three miles northeast of Eagle River. Pull over and hike the trails that run along the steep rock into the woods upstream. Be careful to watch for the mythical “Scoofies” that neighboring monks at the Holy Transfiguration Skete, Society of St. John, say live in the falls. The nearby monk-run store, Jampot, is a great place to pick up snacks that include fresh baked goods, chocolates, and fresh preserves. 68
Western Upper Peninsula Potawatomi Falls – Ironwood Five striking waterfalls dot the Black River National Forest Scenic Byway on its way to Black River Harbor, and signs along the route explain the fascinating rock formations over which the water so frequently flows. Potawatomi Falls in Ironwood are one of the easiest to access but has quite a few stairs to the overlook.
Cascade Falls – Ironwood True to its name, Cascade Falls tumble down a pristine rocky slope. Half the fun of this waterfall is exploring Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park on the way. Take the Valley Trail for a shorter hike, or, if you’re up for a challenge, Bluff Trail provides a more demanding climb.
Bond Falls – Paulding Further west near Paulding, Bond Falls have it all. The scenic site is wheelchair accessible and is one of Michigan’s most spectacular waterfalls with its cascades totaling to about 50 feet in height. Those in the know stop for ice cream at the Paulding General Store and later at night watch for the "Paulding Lights." People have reported seeing these mysterious lights for 40 years.
Lower Peninsula Ocqueoc Falls – Ocqueoc When you're the only publicly accessible waterfall in all of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, you sometimes get overlooked. But Ocqueoc Falls is a must-visit. The Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway gives you the best view, with hikes of different lengths so it’s perfect for a quick trip or a day-long adventure. Ocqueoc Falls is also universally accessible, so everyone can enjoy this natural wonder of the Lower Peninsula. The scenic landscape is especially brilliant in early October, featuring towering pine trees and hardwoods. There's also a picnic table with grills, and the area is wheelchair accessible.
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Michigan's outdoors is here for you.
We know there’s been a steady stream of “closure” information and messaging about self-isolating to slow the spread of COVID-19. It’s true, we are in uncharted territory and such steps are critical in protecting Michigan residents from coronavirus risk. Safeguarding mental health is just as important and spending time outdoors – whether in your backyard, on your balcony or in big, open spaces – can boost mind, body and spirit. Although the public contact areas (restroom buildings, shooting ranges, visitor centers) at many DNRmanaged facilities are temporarily closed, people are still welcome to enjoy the public outdoor areas at state parks and recreation areas, state game and wildlife areas, state forests, state trails, and, of course, our lakes, rivers, and streams. For the duration of the COVID-19 situation, we’re waiving the need for the Recreation Passport for entry at state parks and other destinations. Whether you want to hike or bike a new trail, scout your next hunt, paddle the open water or find a favorite fishing spot ... Michigan’s outdoors is here. Explore things to do on our website for inspiration, check out our YouTube channel for how-to videos, and get hunting and fishing licenses at our new license system website. Closer to home, you could soak up some sun on the back deck, walk around the block, or jog the nearest local trail. No matter how you enjoy the outdoors, we urge you to practice effective “social distancing” and other measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus and keep you, your family, and your community safe: • Go out only if you’re feeling healthy. • Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting, including the outdoors. • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If those aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. • Minimize UV sun exposure by properly applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or higher. • When driving, keep windows slightly open to provide air flow. Thanks for doing your part to protect the health and safety of Michigan residents! Before you head outdoors, be sure to check the latest on facilities and state COVID-19 recommendations.
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You Might Not Know About . . . — By Sarah Gray —
IN MICHIGAN Magic is an art form. From simple card tricks to elaborate optical illusions, magic is entertainment for all ages. While Las Vegas may be a hot spot for magicians today, a tiny town in southern Michigan has become known as the Magic Capital of the World thanks to an extremely famous magician and many of his colleagues. Colon, Michigan, located west of Branch County on M-86, is a small village of fewer than 2,000 residents. Back in 1925, the famous magician and illusionist Harry Blackstone purchased some property in Colon to escape the heat of Chicago summers. During his summers in Colon, Blackstone and his troupe worked on the shows they would perform around the country. The property he purchased is known today as Blackstone Island. Before heading out on the road, he would perform his final dress rehearsal at the 600-seat Hill Opera House in town, giving local residents a chance to see the master at work.
Word of the little village grew among the world of magic, and Blackstone began inviting other magicians to visit including Percy Abbott from Australia. Not only was Abbott known for his ability to perform magic but also for creating and building tricks and illusions. The two partnered to form the Abbott Magic Manufacturing Company. Although the partnership did not last, Abbott Magic Manufacturing Company is still going strong
in Colon and is considered a leader in magic since it opened in 1934. In August, Colon traditionally hosts a Magic Festival which brings in more than 1,000 magicians from around the world. When the festival first began in 1937, local residents would house visiting magicians. Sleight of hand, levitating bodies, and rabbits from hats would dazzle audiences as magicians of all kinds entertained throughout the town during the three-day events. Sadly, this year’s Magic Festival has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about Colon and the Magic Festival visit www.magiccapitaloftheworld.com. Magic can be found locally as well, as world-famous magician and inventor Kevin James grew up in Jonesville. Known for creating several interesting magical effects including the “Floating Rose,” which has been performed by such greats as David Copperfield, James was born in Paris but grew up in Jonesville. He was interested in magic when he was young, and, after studying drama at Western Michigan University, he headed to California. There James made a name for himself and won the “Parlour Magician of the Year” award from the famed Magic Castle, a nightclub for magicians, in Hollywood. James went on to work for years at Crazy Horse in Paris and Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. In 2007, he made it to the semi-final round of the second season of America’s Got Talent. Today James is known as one of the most original illusionists in the world, creating cutting-edge magical effects. He is a member of the Illusionists and has performed on Broadway and around the world and is created as Kevin James (The Inventor). For more information about Kevin James, visit www.kjmagic.com.
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LOCHAVEN By Melissa McCance
eople are rethinking how they live and “downsizing” is a popular term. Retirees may want the freedom of not having to maintain a yard or do home repairs, and they often prefer a smaller home that’s easier to clean and organize. Busy young professionals might want more privacy than an apartment but don’t have the time for home upkeep. Or, parents with just one child still at home and the empty nest on the horizon could find the idea of fewer house-related responsibilities very appealing. This is when many people opt for condominium living where they can leave the job of maintaining the yard and home exterior to the development staff as well as having someone available for interior repairs. Unfortunately, condominiums have been in short supply in Hillsdale County, but that is about to change. Eric and Nicole Hoffman have launched a condo development of spacious, upscale units in a beautiful, wooded setting just minutes away from downtown Hillsdale. The Woods of Lochaven, located at 2001 Barnard Road, will feature finely-crafted units with a wide variety of options for purchasers. In addition to the condominiums, the development includes a 1,200 square foot community building that can be used for parties, events, and meetings. That building is already framed and the interior work is underway.
option and the basement can also be walkout. And, if they choose to add a fireplace, that changes the exterior a bit.” The units offer a generous 1,775 square feet of living area, a two-and-a-half car garage, and many, many interior options. Purchasers will be able to choose the level of finish which covers a wide range of price points. To save steps, there’s a floor plan option that provides a direct walk-through from the master bedroom to the laundry room. Basic construction across all units includes quality features like partial stone fronts, 30-year asphalt roofs, maintenancefree siding, designer style interior trim, raised panel interior doors, LED lighting, designer faucets in kitchen and baths, a large kitchen island, double vanity sinks in the master bath, and much more. When asked about her favorite part of the interior design process, Nicole laughed and said, “Everything!” But, then she went on to explain that, “I love selecting the different elements—creating a scheme and seeing it go from plans on paper to the finish.” She said her design emphasis is simple, tasteful, and liveable.
As with everything else this year, the COVID-19 shutdown affected this project. Though originally slated to break ground sometime between early February and mid-March, the Hoffmans had to put things on hold until the ban on construction was lifted. But, things are rolling now and the progress is exciting. The setting for The Woods of Lochaven feels like you’re out in the country, but it’s just 900 feet to the Baw Beese bike path, a mile and a half to downtown Hillsdale, and two miles to either Hillsdale College or The Hills of Baw Beese Golf Course. Combining the best of country and town living, these condominiums are sure to provide an exceptional quality of life for their residents.
Although most in our area think of Eric and Nicole as the owners of Stillwell Ford Lincoln, they are uniquely suited to mastermind this building project. Nicole holds a degree in interior design from Central Michigan University and worked for an interior design showroom when the couple lived in Columbus, Ohio, after their marriage. Eric majored in construction management at Michigan State University and, while working for a large home builder in Columbus, oversaw the construction of 141 homes from start to finish. They’ve now been back in Michigan for 22 years, and they’ve had the dream of creating a development for some time. “This community will be easy to live in, low maintenance, with a nice flow within the units—not overly busy—and lots of green space,” explains Eric. “There are a few exterior options: the covered porch area can be screened in, there’s a basement
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IT’S Now’s the time for low-effort recipes that won’t turn your kitchen into a sauna. Here are some no-oven dishes to try that either don’t use the stovetop or do so only briefly.
HONEY SOY PORK TENDERLOIN ¼ c. olive oil 1 c. chicken stock or broth ¼ c. soy sauce or coconut aminos 2 cloves minced garlic or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ c. honey 1½ t. Stone House Seasoning* Pinch ground ginger Pinch red pepper flakes (optional) 1 pork tenderloin, 2½- 3 pounds
Spray slow cooker insert with nonstick cooking spray. Mix together olive oil, chicken broth, soy sauce, honey, Stone House seasoning, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl or two-cup measuring cup. Add pork tenderloin to the slow cooker insert and pour olive oil mixture over pork tenderloin. Set slow cooker for 6 hours on low setting. *If you don’t have Stone House Seasoning, use a mixture of 1/8 t. granulated garlic, 3/8 t. ground pepper, and 3/4 t. kosher salt www.addapinch.com
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TERIYAKI 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ½ c. honey ½ c. soy sauce ¼ c. rice wine vinegar 1 small chopped red onion
1 glove garlic, minced 1 T. ginger Pepper ¼ c. cold water 3 T. cornstarch Sesame seeds
Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Mix together the honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, and pepper and pour over the chicken breasts. Cook on low for 6 hours. After the 6 hours, remove the chicken breasts from the slow cooker with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl; shred with forks In a separate bowl, mix the cold water and cornstarch until it is smooth. Pour the teriyaki sauce from the slow cooker into a saucepan and add the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Pour the sauce over the chicken and toss. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving. Great over rice. www.thetaylor-house.com 82
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SKINNY VEGETABLE CROCKPOT LASAGNA 2 24-ounce jars or cans of Italian tomato sauce (*see note) 9 thick lasagna noodles with wavy edges 24 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese OR cottage cheese Pesto (to taste)
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Spray the crockpot with nonstick cooking spray. Spread ½ cup tomato sauce on the bottom so the noodles don’t stick. Break noodles so that they fit and mostly cover the bottom. They will probably be awkward looking—not a big deal. Cover with about one-third of the ricotta, veggies, pesto, sauce, cheese, and end with noodles. Repeat layers two more times for a total of three complete layers. End with a layer of noodles on top, covered with a thin layer of sauce and a little bit more shredded cheese. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. Turn the crockpot off completely and let the lasagna sit for at least one hour. This allows all the moisture to get soaked into the lasagna. If you don’t do this, it will probably be more like lasagna soup—still good, but not pretty. Depending on how long you let it sit, you can either scoop pieces out or just cut with a knife like normal lasagna. *Note: You’ll probably only use about 36 oz. of the tomato sauce. www.pinchofyum.com
FROZEN PEACH PIES 2½ c. graham cracker crumbs ½ c. plus 2 T. butter, melted ¼ cup sugar 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk ¼ c. lemon juice ¼ c. orange juice
1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened sliced peaches 1 T. grated lemon zest 1½ c. heavy whipping cream Sweetened whipped cream, optional
In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar; press onto the bottom and up the sides of two greased, 9” pie plates. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. In a blender, combine the milk, lemon juice, orange juice, peaches, and lemon zest; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. In another large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold into peach mixture. Spoon into crusts. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Top with whipped cream if desired. Note: To simplify even further, use purchased graham cracker crusts. There may be some leftover filling if you go this route. www.tasteofhome.com
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Food Pantries The term “food insecurity” means that a person doesn’t know when or from where the next meal will come. Hunger in America exists for over 50 million people. That is 1 in 6 of the U.S. population including more than 1 in 5 children. “Mom, I’m hungry.” We’ve all heard that phrase at one point in our lives, but for many of our friends and neighbors, it causes a feeling of dread. COVID-19 has hit hard both nationally and locally, leaving many families unsure of where they will find their next meal. Thankfully, there are many volunteer groups that have stepped up and found a way to help those facing adversity through local food banks. Food banks acquire donated food and grocery products—much of which would otherwise be wasted—from farms, manufacturers, distributors, retail stores, consumers, and other sources and make it available to those in need through a network of community agencies. These agencies include school feeding programs, food pantries, soup kitchens, and more. Our communities are blessed with several food banks that are listed here. If you would like to find others that may be closer to your home, we encourage you to visit www.foodpantries.org for the most recent information. Due to the ever-changing environment, we encourage you to contact the food banks directly to confirm dates and times. BRANCH COUNTY Branch Area Food Pantry 22 Pierson Street Coldwater, MI 49036 (517) 279-0966 www.branchareafoodpantry.org
Hillsdale Baptist Church 211 West Bacon Street Hillsdale, MI 49242 517-439-9711 www.hillsdale-baptist.org
HILLSDALE COUNTY El Bethel Church Food Pantry 1661 Hudson Road Hillsdale, MI 49242 (517) 554-8576 www.el-bethel-church.com
King’s Kupboard Food Pantry Trinity Lutheran Church 69 Griswold St. Hillsdale, MI 49242 (517) 437-2647 www.tlchillsdale.org
Hillsdale Assembly Of God Hands Of Mercy 4075 Beck Road Jonesville, MI 49250 517-849-0102 www.hillsdaleaog.org
Salvation Army Food Programs 160 East Bacon Street Hillsdale, MI 49242 (517) 437-4240 www.sahillsdale.org
JACKSON COUNTY Brooklyn Food Pantry (also services Onsted) 171 Wamplers Lake Road Brooklyn, MI 49230 (517) 612-8771 www.brooklynfoodpantry.com Hillside United Methodist Church - Hanover Community Food Pantry 6100 Folks Road Horton, MI 49246 517-563-2835 www.hillsideunitedmethodist.com LENAWEE COUNTY Addison United Church 202 S Talbot Street Addison, MI 49220 517-547-5527 www.addisonunitedchurch.com
Daily Bread Of Lenawee (the) 302 South Tecumseh Street Adrian, MI 49221 517-266-0937 Damascus Road Ministries 301 S. Tecumseh Street Adrian, MI 49221 (517) 265-1900 New Life Baptist Church of Addison Food Pantry 9856 US Hwy 127 Addison, MI 49220 (517) 547-5155 (no website, but they have a Facebook page)
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