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Rob Shewman Preventative maintenance now can help ensure worry-free driving this winter FIRST THINGS FIRST Read your owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules. ENGINE PERFORMANCE Have engine driveability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good repair shop. Cold weather will make existing problems worse. Replace dirty filters: air, fuel, PCV, etc. OIL Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual and more often if your driving is mostly stop-and-go or consists of frequent short trips. COOLING SYSTEM The cooling system should be flushed and refilled as recommended. We recommend this should be done by a licensed technician to ensure correct coolant type (lots of differences these days) and no air left in the system which could create more issues. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a certified auto technician. HEATER/DEFROSTER The heater and defroster must be in good working condition for passenger comfort and driver visibility. WINDSHIELD WIPERS Replace old blades. If your climate is harsh, purchase rubber-clad (winter) blades to fight ice build-up. Stock up on windshield washer solvent; you’ll be surprised how much you use. Carry an ice-scraper. BATTERY The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment. But, do-it-yourselfers can do routine maintenance. Scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections; clean all surfaces; re-tighten all connections. LIGHTS Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; periodically clean road grime from all lenses with a moistened cloth or towel. To prevent scratching, never use a dry rag. EXHAUST SYSTEM Your vehicle should be placed on a lift and the exhaust system examined for leaks. The trunk and floorboards should be inspected for small holes.
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OK, everyone, I’m just going to go ahead and say it. This. Is. HARD. It’s mid-August as I’m putting these notes together which means we’ve been under some kind of restriction for five months. We were just learning how to shop, gather, and dine out under the limitations still in place when the mandatory mask order came down. Do you know what I miss? I miss smiles. Around here a lot of people smile at everyone they encounter even if they aren’t acquainted. It makes a difference not seeing that.
But, like so many of us, I’m trying to hold on to the many good things that everyday life still offers, and, like so many others, do what I can to encourage, support, and help others. People are running errands for those at high risk, volunteering at food pantries, baking cookies for neighbors, making phone calls to shut-ins, donating to area animal shelters . . . the list goes on. We are HERE for one another, we are doing our best, and we are still finding reasons to laugh. Never stop laughing! So enough with the moaning and on to our new issue! Our theme for September/October is giving back. No matter what our own circumstances might be, there’s almost always something we can do for another person. Our columnists offer a variety of experiences with giving back, either personally or on a civic level. We hope that their stories will inspire you with new ways to reach out. And, of course, we have our usual features like recipes, featured pets from area shelters, “Stuff You Might Not Know About,” fashion, beauty, and other articles we hope will interest and help you. Our goal is always to present articles that inform, enlighten, entertain, and enrich. We are so grateful to our readers and want to serve them the best we can. We also extend our ongoing thanks to our advertisers! It’s not exaggerating a bit to say that without them, none of our publications would exist. The area business community has stood by us through these very trying times, and we will always remember it. Wishing you a wonderful autumn. It is definitely a time when our state really shines, so make the most of it!
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Pandemic or not, sometimes shopping is a hassle. While some of us are fortunate enough to have some boutique shopping options close by, not everyone does. Theyâ€™re forced to make a trip to a big box store where any hint of a personalized shopping experience has long left the building. Every single store has its own version of what a size should be and that is not even consistent from item to item. While everyone loves a good Target run, why not browse the racks at your convenience? There are so many subscription services available - you pick or they pick - where you can have everything from make-up to shoes to clothing to handbags sent directly to your home with absolutely no obligation to keep any of it. What do you have to lose?!
Get hot seasonal looks sourced by celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe! Delivered each season, you’ll find five items per box and the entire box will cost less than $100! That’s over $500 worth of goodies for 80% off! This is a great starter subscription because it’s low-cost and low-commitment. It’s $99/quarterly or $350/yearly, and you can cancel or change your membership at any time. www.boxofstyle.com
This subscription sends you up to twelve hand-selected pieces either every month or quarterly. Each box is curated based on body shape, personal preferences, and lifestyle - which is great for us rural gals. You’ll fill out a style profile and you can even preview your outfits and make changes to a few select styles before receiving your box. The styling fee is $40 and it goes towards any items from your box that you decide to keep. Free shipping on boxes and returns. www.dailylook.com
We hear some of you saying that you can’t find a styling service that caters to your size range. Well, we’ve got a couple in this line-up, but here’s one exclusively for the plus-sized women. It works the same way as other subscriptions: fill out a short styling quiz which will ask not only what styles you prefer but also how you like your clothing to fit. You’ll also be asked what some of your favorite stores are. An additional bonus, you can actually choose up to three items to place in your box by pinning them! A box will arrive at your home, and your $20 styling fee will go to anything you keep! www.dia.com
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It’s always refreshing to get in the shower and invigorate your morning or slough off the day. While a good scrub can remove dirt and environmental gunk that has settled on our bodies, it can also take away beneficial oils and moisture our body needs for optimum health. This is the same for your hair. Even though you’ve probably heard that the healthiest thing you can do is to wash your hair as little as possible, that’s not universally true. Depending on your hair type, not washing often enough can actually lead to things like dandruff, scalp irritations, clogged hair folicles and pores, and believe it or not, hair loss. Too frequent washing can leave your hair stripped and strawlike, or it can cause an overproduction of oil on your scalp. So what is the magic formula? The short answer is there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Read on to see how we break down by hair type – a good starting point for how often you should be cleansing your locks and how you can care for your hair between washes.
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IF YOU HAVE OILY HAIR
If you have flat or fine hair, try washing every other day. Grease and oil tend to show up more easily on this type of hair, so even if you’ve only skipped one wash, you might notice. Flip side? Wash too much and you’ll get straw-like strands that break and are damageprone. Use a gently formulated shampoo with volumizing properties and pair with a dry shampoo to fight grease on day two.
While it might drive you a bit nuts, washing every other day is the best way to go with oily hair. Washing every day can cause your scalp to produce more oil which is not what you need! Use a gently formulated, clarifying shampoo that is sulfate-free. (See a pattern here?) It will take care of the oils without stripping your hair, and that will help cut down on oil production over time. If you’re really stressing over day two oil, try a clear, dry shampoo, and work it through the hair well. Brush it out thoroughly and style.
IF YOU HAVE THICK HAIR Those of you with thick hair are luckier because thick hair disguises oil better. Depending on how much product you use to style your hair, washing your hair once or twice per week should be sufficient. Use a clarifying shampoo and look for ingredients like tea tree oil or peppermint oil to reach deep and get your roots clean without removing too much of your natural oils. If you feel like you can visually see your hair becoming oily, a dry shampoo between washes is a great option for
IF YOU HAVE WAVY HAIR OR A LOOSE TEXTURE These types of hair can easily get weighed down by using products labeled specifically for curly hair which, of course, causes you to want to wash more often. Ideally, you should be washing every other day if you’re oil prone or every two days for those with less oil production. Always aim for a sulfate-free shampoo, but try to find one that contains lightweight moisturizers, not silicone, in its formula. Dry shampoo is an option, but depending on the texture of your hair, it may not brush out as well.
IF YOU HAVE COILED OR HIGHLY TEXTURED HAIR This type of hair is usually fighting a battle with greasy roots and dry ends or sometimes overall dryness. While your scalp may be producing enough oil, it doesn’t find its way down a curly hair shaft as easily. The best thing you can do for this type of hair is co-wash. For those that may be new to the term, all it means is that you use a product which both cleanses and conditions at the same time. A cleansing-conditioner lets the hair’s natural oils play a bigger part in nourishing and hydrating the hair and scalp. You do still follow a cleansing conditioner with a regular conditioner, just make sure it’s free of silicone. While silicone does promote shine, over time it actually dulls the hair. Because you’ll probably still use styling products, it is important to use a clarifying shampoo now and then. The experts recommend beginning with 1-2 weeks between clarifying washes and spacing them further over time until you find the sweet spot that allows your hair to maintain its moisture without being weighed down.
IF YOU HAVE “NORMAL” HAIR IF YOU HAVE DAMAGED HAIR Heat styling, coloring, chemical procedures, chlorine, etc., can all cause major damage to the cuticle of our hair. This makes hair dry and dull and can cause it to break more easily. You’ll want to wash with a sulfatefree shampoo about every two to three days if this sounds like your hair type. You’ll also want to employ a deep treatment weekly to fight the damage. Try to find a product that contains keratin which helps to smooth the cuticle layer of your hair, resulting in healthier, fuller, shinier hair over time.
What does this even mean?! All hair types are normal! Basically, if you don’t fall into a specific hair category with specific hair needs, you probably have “normal” hair. This means you can use a shampoo that isn’t specifically targeted to a certain hair type. Again, use something sulfate-free and look for lightweight oils as the moisturizer - not silicone! Wash your hair every other day or every three days for the best results and grab a dry shampoo for those in-between days.
STEPPING IT UP! Hello, my Simply Hers family! Creating a regimen and following it consistently can be a daunting task, so sometimes you don’t want to change the program completely. Instead, you can stretch a program or (just for fun) you can use a couple of techniques to take your already good program and amp it up. By James Campbell NSCA Certified Personal Trainer PRIME Fitness
One thing about these two techniques I’ll tell you about today is that what you put in is what you’ll get out. Yea, you know, like everything else in this world! LOL! You need to have some “pain” tolerance— by that I mean fight through the burn. With these I highly recommend using a spotter. There are machines that you can perform these on, too, that will allow you to do them without one, though. The first technique is the AMRAP set (As Many Reps As Possible). So, this one is really easy to do and not time consuming at all since everything is basically already set up. Let’s use BB Squats, for example. Now, you’re going to do all your normal sets, so for argument’s sake let’s say you
were hitting 225x12, 250x10 and then 275x8. In this scenario, I’d drop back to the 225 and hit an AMRAP for set number 4. Now, to take that a step further with the drop set! What you want to do is put about 60% of your workload on the bar in larger plates and the rest in the form of 10s and 5s. For example, if you’re using 155 pounds, put 25s on the bar for the main and then add three 10s to each side. Let’s do your regular sets, say 155x8 for 4 sets. Then, get a fifth set of as many as you can with your weight, get right up and peel a 10 off each side and get right back to the work performing another set of as many as you can. Repeat this until you reach the 95 pounds and do the last set. MINIMAL to ZERO rest throughout this last set—have your spotter peel the weight off for you. Muscles on fire!! But at the same time, you sorta wanna do it again . . . . MUSCLE UP . . . live fit!
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Giving a Little More
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As my pregnancy nears its end and I prepare to welcome our third child, I have been continually reminded how generous people have been during times like these with hosting and planning showers, with signing up for meals, with just checking in. I’ve continually felt the presence of God, and I am forever grateful for the people in my community. Since this issue is focused on giving back, I challenge you to think and reflect on the people in your community and in your life. These past few months have been a challenge, especially for the mothers/fathers who have children in school. They might be working parents, they might be stay at home moms/ dads, or they might be work from home parents. Whatever the situation, navigating this pandemic has been a challenge for everyone on how to make it all “work.” I also think of the small business owners and employees who worked fewer hours or were laid off or completely lost their jobs because of the pandemic. Matt worked significantly fewer hours in April and May and watching him navigate the temporary norm was heartbreaking, especially with him being the provider for our family. Thankfully, he has since returned to work and normal hours, but not everyone has had that luxury. I think of the people who will continue to work from home for the rest of the year. I think of the children who have struggled through all of this. I think about the state of
our country. I think of the women and men who are becoming first time parents during a pandemic and those who are losing loved ones. My heart breaks for those who are so angry. I think of those in nursing homes who haven’t been able to see family for months on end. There’s so much uncertainty and a lot of pain. But, with the uncertainty, you can make a small difference in someone’s life. There is hope and love to give. I challenge you to reach out to the mom friends in your life. Send them a text. Send them a note. Drop off a treat, or plan a play date if you and your friends feel comfortable. Breaking up the mundane day to day is a blessing for everyone. Reflect on how small businesses have been affected. Support them if they’re open. Spread the word of their hours/specials/news on social media. Send them a note of thanks for operating a business during times like these when everything seems to be under such scrutiny. Pray for our leaders. Pray for peace. Pray for love. Giving back doesn’t have to take much, nor does it have to be complicated. These past few weeks I was reminded of everyone’s love and support and it has meant the world to me, especially during these times. I am feeling motivated to give a little more to those in my life because there’s a lot of love that needs to be spread. I hope you’re feeling motivated, too.
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You're gonna praise the LORD! Virginia whispers, “Oh, Jon, what am I going to do without you?” She slumps over Jon while sitting on her husband’s hospice bed. After 62 years together, it seems overwhelming to do life on earth without her man. Jon’s simple answer echoes in the silent room. By Laura Loveberry Women’s Author & Speaker, School Assembly Presenter & Children’s Author, Event Caricaturist
“You’re gonna praise the LORD,” exerts Jon between strains for breath. Weeks later, Virginia sits alone in the quiet farmhouse. The kitchen table where they shared meals together has an empty chair. Virginia can’t bear to look at the vacant spot, so she sits in Jon’s chair instead. Her mind swirls with the events of COVID, cancer, and loss of her life mate. This morning, she holds her favorite coffee cup and turns the marked and worn pages of her Bible just as she did for the last 50 years. During her devotion time, thoughts swirl around her head with all she must handle now. Through watery eyes, she reads, “Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sister, rejoice in the Lord.” (Phil 3:1a NLT). Her mind flies back to Jon’s words from the hospital bed. She rises up out of her chair and wanders around her home. Jon provided for and protected her all these years, and now she is . . . a widow. She wipes the gentle tears rolling down her cheek and rests her hand on heart. She contemplates her isolation with the pandemic and death of her soulmate as she abruptly stands taller. She grabs onto the message she recalls from her deceased husband. She kicks out the grief and pity as she speaks out loud to the silence, “I’m just going to PRAISE THE LORD!” Quickening her step, she walks determinedly around her home praising God for her blessings. She has
a home. PTL. She’s got a family who supports her. PTL. She can pay her bills. PTL. She is blessed with a church family who cares. PTL. She has Jesus. PTL. Life is hard, but praise the Lord, she has God’s strength to handle this. It is not just for now. It is for all time, from here on out, for the remainder of her life that she determines to praise the Lord. She cracks a big smile, cranks up her Christian music station, and waltzes around the house picking up while pondering ways she can be a blessing to her widow friends. She plans how she can bless her kids with homemade pies and home cooking. She resolves to make a difference for others while praising God today and every day in the future. When the pastor’s wife calls, she relays the story of the power of Jon’s words simply to praise the Lord in the midst of her fears for the future. This ignites a fire in others as word spreads that Virginia is heeding Jon’s advice of praising the Lord in her grieving. Soon, the entire church hears about Jon’s simple instruction to praise the Lord. A PTL movement spurs onward for people in crisis. People hear about Jon’s advice and they, too, start praising the Lord, reaching out to uplift others, and making a difference for others even in the middle of their struggles and hardship. In the thick of difficult seasons, folks repeat the refrain, “I’m gonna praise the LORD!” Will you join the movement to praise the Lord in every way, every day, regardless of what may? Jon did while battling cancer. The author of the book of Philippians did while in a prison cell. Jesus did while dying on the cross for you to have new way of life. Readers, let’s just praise the Lord together . . . no matter what.
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With all of the crazy things that are happening in the world right now, you may have started wondering if you are doing enough to be prepared. You may think you don’t have to worry about that— someone else will protect you. What if you find yourself in a position where no one else is there and you are the one that needs to protect yourself or your family? You may think that you live in a safe community and that nothing bad will ever happen here. I sincerely hope that is true. I hope that you never find yourself in that kind of situation; however, it can happen to anyone at any time. What would you do? Would you be ready? I served in the Marine Corps for eight and one-half years, and one of the things I learned during that time was that you need to be prepared for any situation. We would train day in and day out so that if we found ourselves in a situation where we needed to protect ourselves and our country, we would be ready. If you find yourself in a situation that you never thought you would be in, you need to be prepared.
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Food allergy, sensitivity, and intolerance— these three terms commonly come up when identifying a culprit for ongoing digestive symptoms or skin symptoms. All these conditions can cause reactions in the digestive system like abdominal pain, bloating, or diarrhea, so it is understandably confusing to know what you’re dealing with. Food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances are distinct conditions that have different dietary treatments. According to the Center for Disease Control, food allergies affect about 4% of adults. Allergies can develop at any age and to foods you have eaten before. Common symptoms can include but are not limited to hives; swelling of throat, lips, or tongue; abdominal pain; diarrhea; and vomiting. Some symptoms can lead to anaphylaxis—a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Symptoms include a skin rash, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, and shock. A food sensitivity reaction can be delayed, and there is no risk for anaphylaxis with a food sensitivity. These can worsen inflammation within the body. Some common symptoms include digestive issues, fatigue, headaches, and skin rashes like eczema or atopic dermatitis. Food intolerances are reactions that occur within the digestive system. These are often caused by enzyme deficiencies or reactions
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GRAY MATTERS By Sarah Gray Simply Hers Magazine
I’ve learned if you choose your words carefully and space out the times you attempt to coerce them into “fun,” you can get away it with several times during their childhood. I have “Tom Sawyered” my kids into pulling weeds, sorting and folding laundry, and cleaning their rooms. I’m proud of it and yet I’m not proud of it. I am well aware that tricking my kids into doing work is not necessarily the best parenting method. Some may even frown upon it. I get it. On the other hand, the weeds were pulled, the laundry was folded and my kids thought they were having fun. No harm, no foul right? Maybe, maybe not. While it may be fun and a little funny to bamboozle your kids from time to time, it is also important to instill in them a hard work ethic and the importance of doing for others. A few weeks ago my family had the pleasure of helping our community’s Rotary Club work on the Rail Trail in Jonesville. My husband is the current president of the organization and we both felt it was important for our whole family to support this project.
We told the kids well ahead of time that this is what we were doing on Saturday morning – so no hours of TV watching or Xbox playing were going to be happening. It was a particularly hot August weekend
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The Great Lakes Petite pageant was the perfect fit for Deidra because of her height. One of the requirements to enter is that all participants must be 5’6” or shorter. Deidra is 5’4”. The pageant also requires all participants to have a platform. Her background in nutrition and her desire to promote healthy weight loss led her to choose the platform of eating disorders and body dysmorphia.
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Deidra Copper Crowned Miss Great Lakes Petite By Sarah Gray Hillsdale County has royalty in its midst. Deidra Cooper, a 2015 graduate of Pittsford High School, was recently crowned Miss Great Lakes Petite 2020. Quite an accomplishment for her first pageant, she admits.
“I felt good enough about myself to take that leap and it paid off,” she said. Deidra did not grow up participating in pageants. In fact, she says that growing up she was a little overweight. However, after high school she lost 70 pounds and learned about healthy body image and weight while earning her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Central Michigan University. As her confidence grew, she began to participate in fashion events at CMU. She decided to look into local pageants and found the Great Lakes Petite pageant. “I’m a typical, average-looking girl, typical height, typical weight,” she said. “Girls look at women in pageants that are tall, super-skinny and sexy, but most women are not like that.”
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on the pageant this year and there was no actual event. Instead, participants submitted an application and photographs. Then, one day she was told she was crowned. “As unenthusiastic as it sounds, I got an email,” she said of winning. She added they also sent her the crown and sash. “COVID put a damper on all of this.” Deidra is looking ahead to the Miss USA Petite National competition scheduled for March 24-27, 2021, at the Crown Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Chicago. She will study up on questions she may be asked during the pageant as well as continuing her work to teach young women about body disorders and body dysmorphia. She plans to return to CMU in the fall to pursue her master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with the hopes of continuing on to earn her doctorate. Her goal is teaching medical nutrition therapy at the university level. When she is home, Deidra works as a dietary cook and aide at Hillsdale Hospital. She credits the staff there with helping her learn about healthy eating habits. Deidra wants to get her message about positive body image out to young women in Hillsdale County and all across Michigan. She says if you want to lose weight, it is important to talk to your health care provider or a nutritionist and develop a plan. “Diets don’t tend to work,” she said. She is thankful for the opportunity to draw more attention to this important topic. “I want use my title to help build awareness,” she said. She is also grateful for the support from her family including her parents Deborah and George, her brothers George and Dillon, and the staff at the dietary department at Hillsdale Hospital.
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In keeping with this issue’s theme of those who have given back globally or locally, I have recently become glued to the television series “Call The Midwife.” It is based on the true memoirs of Jennifer Worth with books entitled, Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse, and Farewell to The East End. They revolve around the Anglican nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House (located in the heart of the London Dock Lands) who provide mainly maternity care to the poverty-stricken women of that area. Midwifery has been practiced for centuries as doctors were few and far between in the indigent areas of the cities and countryside of England. Women tended to each other and not until the 1950s did the practice start to wane and hospitals were more encouraged for childbirth. The books and television series cover the devoted and fearless women of Nonnatus House as they ride their bicycles, tending the women birthing babies with love and compassion. Along with the wonderfully optimistic people of the London Dock Lands as they fend for themselves and take care of each other, also included in the stories is also how these midwives lived through and reacted to such thought-provoking topics as the Cuban Missile Crisis when the world stood still, the thalidomide babies, the introduction of birth control and the morality of such, and back alley abortions of single women and married women who sometimes bore 10-25 children. The series returns the profession of midwifery to the honorable calling it is.
My friend Kristin submitted the following reviews about another woman who “gave back” to her community. Twenty Years at Hull House is Jane Addams’s true story about the founding of this settlement house in 1889 in an industrial and tenement neighborhood of Chicago. A Kindle version of this book is available free on Amazon. I downloaded it and began reading. It is a bit heavy going, but I carried on, skipping
parts I wasn’t interested in. It reminded me of a fiction book I had read some time ago and downloaded Death at Hull House, by Frances McNamara. It is amazingly accurate about Hull House, quoting much from the Addams’ book to explain the Chicago settlement house. At the beginning, Hull House was one single house on Halsted Street in Chicago. Young, educated women chose to reside there in the midst of crowded tenement houses and tried to serve the needs of the varied immigrant populations: Greek, Italian, Russian, Bohemian, German, and Irish. The Hull House women had jobs elsewhere but also gave their time teaching English classes to immigrants, took care of children whose mothers worked in low-paying jobs in the “sweatshops” in the neighborhood, helped non-English speakers deal with problems, provided health care, and organized clubs, social events, and lectures for the diverse population. Eventually, Hull House grew to include thirteen buildings with multiple purposes including a gymnasium, bath house, kindergarten, medical clinic, and places for small and large gatherings. The advantage of living right in the povertystricken neighborhood was that residents gained intimate knowledge of the true needs. This led to serious efforts to change laws, such as child labor laws, the number of hours women could be made to work, and correcting unsanitary conditions in factories. They also influenced regulations about the condition of tenement houses, where too many people were crowded into too little space with inadequate heat, light, and water. Addams and Hull House residents became advocates for the rights of workers, for women’s suffrage, and other similar causes. Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize which she received in 1931. See you at the library!
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Lora Baker, Gier Elementary Sydney Barrett, Williams Elementary Sharri Beatty, Williams Elementary Teresa Bonifield, Will Carleton Academy Blair Church, Jonesville High School Nathan Coe, Jonesville High School Char Cole, Will Carleton Academy Jason Coward, Will Carleton Academy Chelsea Crall, Davis Middle School Jerry Curby, Hillsdale High School Jennifer Duff, Hillsdale High School* Chris Eggleston, Hillsdale County ISD Mindy Eggleston, Hillsdale High School* Danielle Elder, Reynoldâ€™s Elementary Donna English, Hillsdale High School Brad Felix, Hillsdale High School* Jennifer Flynn, Reading High School Dawn Follis, Camden-Frontier Schools Lisa Geren, Jonesville High School Lora Glei-Dietz, Hillsdale County ISD Barrie Gostlin, Reading High School Amy Hartley, Jonesville High School Peter Konieczki, Jonesville High School Marc Lemerand, Hillsdale High School
Austin Lewandowski, Jonesville High School Kelly Livensparger, Gier Elementary
Kristin Silecchia, Davis Middle School Carrie Smith, Reynoldâ€™s Elementary
Kathy Lockwood, Jonesville High School
Christyn Smith-Barrett, Litchfield Community Schools
Rachel Mandrell, Williams Elementary
Alicia Simmons, Gier Elementary
Zachary Mark, Jonesville High School
Jacob Snyder, Jonesville Middle School
Matt McKelvey, Hillsdale County ISD
David Stanton, Jonesville High School
Andrea McKelvey, Jonesville High School
Kris Stanton, Jonesville Middle School
Leah Miller, Reading High School
Amber Stefanski, Hillsdale High School
Micha Moore, Bailey Early Childhood Center
Brian Stroble, Williams Elementary
Tami Morris, Jonesville High School Sherry Nichols, Williams Elementary
Kimberly Sweebe, Gier Elementary John Taipalus, Jonesville High School
Lisa Otterbein, Reading High School
Kristin Townsend, Horizon Alternative School
Chip Patterson, Hillsdale High School*
Les Traxler, Davis Middle School
Jonie Peck, Davis Middle School
Mike Trobin, Reading High School
Josh Perrin, Jonesville High School
Nick Tucker, Hillsdale High School*
Dean Potter, Hillsdale High School
Lottie Underwood, Davis Middle School
Kraig Putnam, Hillsdale High School
Paul Vansickle, Jonesville Middle School
Tonya Randolph, Davis Middle School
Amanda Waidely, Hillsdale High School
Keith Rushing, Hillsdale High School
Sarah Walsworth, Hillsdale High School
Kim Salsbury, Jonesville High School
Jim Watson, Jonesville High School
Clay Schiman, Hillsdale High School
Ashley York, Gier Elementary
Josh Scholler, Reading High School* Jill Shreffler, Gier Elementary
* Previous Teacher of the Year Winner
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DO I NEED A TRUST? Trusts are often promoted as the ultimate estate planning solution. The basic proposition is that trusts solve every conceivable problem while wills lead to horrific results. Sensational stories about fighting children, ignored wishes, and excessive costs promote this conclusion.
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Trusts offer many advantages over a will, but they are not necessary for everyone. It is important that your personal circumstances, your beneficiariesâ€™ circumstances, and your plans for the distribution of your estate are considered when you are deciding whether or not you need a trust. As a general rule, trusts cost more to establish than wills, but trusts avoid the costs of probate. In Michigan, however, probate is not as expensive as often believed. Most estates are administrated without problems and require minimal court involvement. Even so, there are multiple situations when a trust may be a better choice. A trust is often preferable when you have children from a prior relationship. This is because your surviving spouse may claim a spousal election, which is paid before your will is honored and may leave little if anything for your children. Alternatively, you may leave everything in your estate to your spouse and expect him or her to include your children in their estate. This agreement may change after your passing, though, because relationships and circumstances change. Trusts can also be written to distribute inheritances under controlled conditions. A trust is often a better choice when beneficiaries are minors, cannot manage money, or when
creditor or personal injury judgments are possible. For instance, instead of a minor receiving an inheritance at 18 years old, their inheritance could be distributed through a trust upon graduation from college, or upon reaching a certain age, or even in portions over a number of ages. Trusts can also protect an individualâ€™s inheritance from a creditorâ€™s claim, a judgment, or from their selling their inheritance at a discount to receive immediate cash. A trust is also a better choice when a beneficiary is receiving needs-based government assistance, such as Supplemental Security Income or Medicaid. An inheritance could disqualify the beneficiary from the government program causing the beneficiary to have to reapply after the inheritance is spent. Under these circumstances, a special needs trust can be utilized to provide an inheritance and protect the beneficiary from losing governmental support. Trusts are also a better choice when estate taxes are possible. For the 2015 tax year, estate taxes begin when your assets are greater than $11.58 million. (This number changes for inflation and also may change by acts of Congress.) For tax purposes, your estate includes real estate, life insurance, retirement accounts, personal property, etc. Basically, everything you have absolute control or potential control over is included in your estate for tax purposes. There are many other reasons why a trust would be beneficial, such as asset protection and financial management. Nevertheless, a trust is not for everyone, and it is important to consider your particular circumstances when deciding whether or not you need a trust.
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“Giving back.” As I ponder this topic, I think about what I have of value to share. Then it hit me, how about giving bits of wisdom I have collected through the years? Or, just recently. So, in the spirit of giving back, the following are some shared random thoughts: By Diane K Clow Sewist and Long Arm Quilter Eversew Quilted
My friend Jill is starting a new trend. All future gifts will automatically include a bottle of antibacterial hand soap. Useful, but also includes the message of caring. Hot Dog French Toast. Let that settle in a minute . . . tick. . .tick . . . tick. Leftover grilled hot dogs or grilled sausages placed in a hot dog bun that has been dipped in an egg, milk and cinnamon mixture, browned in butter on both sides and then heated through. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup. Real maple syrup. Trust me. It’s delicious! Acts of kindness. Treat your postal delivery person to an ice cold bottle of water on a hot day. Hang a bag on the mailbox that holds the bottle of water wrapped in a zip-bag of ice. Include a “thank you” message. Your efforts will be appreciated. Wear. A. Mask. The simplest, most giving way you can protect others. “Mask Up Michigan!” If only the state was shaped like a mask instead of a mitten. Or maybe the Upper Peninsula could pass as a mask the mitten is holding! Something we can work on another day.
Ping-Pong. One of the greatest games ever. My oldest son, Chris, played daily during workplace breaks before COVID sent him to work from his home. Sure, he can roll out of bed five minutes before reporting to work and he saves a lot on gas, but he misses the game. Hubs got me a professional paddle for my birthday. I am not yet worthy of a “professional” paddle but am now truly motivated. Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to the ping-pong table I go. Always remember Grandma Mabel Leora’s words of wisdom, “Diane, be your sweet self.” Oh wait, those were her words of wisdom to me. Never mind. As much as toilet paper became a symbol of the time, it is common courtesy always to replace the empty roll. Nothing says “I love you” like a replaced full roll. And, most of you have like 4,000 extra rolls hoarded away, so it shouldn’t be a problem. Grilled Spaghetti Sandwiches. Take another minute . . . . Leftover spaghetti and sauce slapped on a piece of oven toasted garlic Texas toast, a slice of fresh mozzarella, a second piece of toast and into the frying pan of butter. Once the cheese has melted, it’s all good to go. So there you have it. My giving back to you. Feel free to use any of this wisdom for your own personal use. Or, if you feel no use for any of it at all, just be your sweet self. Keeping it in Stitches!
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A FAMILY BUSINESS that treats you like family! Her warm smile, welcoming tone, and friendly banter quickly put customers at ease and let them know that they are going to be treated honestly and with respect. “I have a passion for making family business feel like family,” she said.
Making a career move after 15 years can be tough. However, after careful thought and deliberation, Sarah and Lynn both thought it would be best for their family. Her previous career has shown to be a tremendous asset to the company. “I have a background in management and customer service,” she said. While Lynn teased her that an MBA was not required to work at Green Energy, Sarah finished her degree and has found it useful many times during her four years with the company. “I take care of everything inside the building. He takes care of everything outside,” she joked. There have been many changes to Green Energy since Sarah came aboard, most notably a location change. The business has moved from its previous location in downtown Jerome to the high-visibility northeast corner of US-12 and Moscow Road. The location has proven to be a win-win for the business and customers alike.
Green Energy LP does just that. For the past 10 years, the Hartzler family has been treating customers like family while steadily growing their propane business. As the company grew and the demands of running a business grew, Sarah and her husband Lynn decided it was time to take a big step. At the time, Sarah was working for Michigan Works as well as finishing up her MBA. The demands of her job and school kept her extremely busy. While both Sarah and Lynn are self-driven, hardworking individuals, the demands of both their jobs were not the priority they wanted to set as an example to their young daughters. In the summer of 2016, Sarah left her position at Michigan Works and began working at Green Energy LP full time as owner/office manager.
“We have begun seeing more walk-in customers,” Sarah said. “It’s easier to tell customers where we are. It’s an amazing location. It needed work, but we saw the potential.” They purchased the building and spent four months gutting and remodeling it, a task that fit right into Sarah’s wheelhouse. “I
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love to decorate,” she said. The new location officially opened in September 2019. She still had some unfinished open space that she planned to turn into a conference room. The incomplete room turned into a blessing in disguise when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March. She was able to bring her three girls, Sydney (12), Kaydence (10), and Mila (2) to work with her and give them space to work and play while she managed the office. She utilized the same flexibility and problem management working with their customers. “It was a trying time,” she said of the first few months working through the pandemic. “We listened to our customers and tried to be flexible with them.” Sarah and Lynn know there are many choices when it comes to propane companies. They want to set Green Energy LP above the rest by providing high quality customer service, meeting the customers where they are, and being honest and reliable. “We take the time to listen to customers,” Sarah said. They want to know the project a customer has in mind before quoting them on the job. They also pride themselves on being upfront and honest. The price they quote will be the price the customers see on their bills – no hidden fees or mark-ups. While many companies may offer an introductory rate that spikes after three, six, or nine months, the price you pay at Green Energy is the same price that all customers pay. Green Energy LP covers a wide distribution area going as far north as Byron, as far east as Ann Arbor, and as far west as Union City. Their state-of-the-art technology allows their drivers to cover service areas more easily and give quicker response times to customers. “We have good communication with our customers,” Sarah said. “We know the right kind of questions to ask so we’re not hitting you with any surprises. It’s about creating an environment of trust.” Green Energy LP offers its customers programs to help them save money in the winter when propane usage is at its highest. The move to the new location has also been beneficial because it puts the office closer to the business’s bulk tanks. They also recently purchased a building across from Jerome Country Market they will use for truck maintenance. Sarah admits that it isn’t always easy to work alongside her husband and “shop talk” can easily bleed into every conversation. She says some nights she comes home and says “I don’t want to talk about work anymore.” Overall, working with Lynn has been a blessing she said. “At the end of the day,
my marriage is stronger and my family is stronger. This has been so rewarding building this together.” She has found over these four years to work on self-care and to spend more quality time with each of her girls. As a family, the Hartzlers enjoy going camping and showing pigs. Sarah has taken up writing and wants to help women know their worth and find their passion. “It has taught me to enjoy the moment,” she said of her new family hobbies. As Green Energy LP looks to the future, Sarah said they would like to see the business grow while maintaining a good relationship with their customers. “We want to see the community thrive,” she said. “We want our business to be a good representation of our community and good employment to individuals in our community.” For more information about Green Energy LP or to receive a quote, call 517-688-3787 or visit www.greenenergy.net.
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JILLY BEANS COFFEE HOUSE Have you visited the NEW Jilly Beans location at 18 N. Howell Street? An established local favorite, Jilly Beans has moved a little north of the original spot (same block!) to provide an even better experience for their valued customers. You can enter from midtown parking behind the shop or park out front. They’re offering the same custom-crafted coffee drinks that you’ve enjoyed for years along with a tempting selection of salads, wraps, homemade soups (made daily), pastries, and more. Check out the new gluten-free menu items, too. They’re open for sit down, call ahead, or curb side service. Call 437-3338 to place an order, follow them on Facebook, and check out the website at www.jillybeanscoffeehouse.com. They thank you for shopping local!
HERE'S TO YOU PUB & GRUB What do you do when you own a small, popular bar and grill but coronavirus restrictions mean you can hardly have anyone in your place at one time? You get CREATIVE, and that’s exactly what Pub & Grub has done! In order to make those killer burgers, fries, and other goodies more available, there is now outdoor dining at Pub & Grub on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 5 pm to 9 pm. The street in front of the restaurant is closed to traffic at that time and seating is set up. Be sure to take advantage of this new outdoor dining option in downtown Hillsdale!
HILLSDALE CASA, INC. If you shop at Kroger, there’s an easy way to benefit our local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and all it requires of you is a few moments online. CASA is a nonprofit that utilizes trained volunteers to provide “a voice for the voiceless”—children in foster care due to abuse and/or neglect. Hillsdale CASA, INC. is now part of Kroger’s Community Rewards program which is linked to the Kroger loyalty cards. Just sign in to your Kroger account and search for “Community Rewards.” Once in the community rewards screen, search for “Hillsdale CASA” and enroll with the organization. Every time you shop and use your Kroger loyalty card, you earn money to help CASA continue providing comfort, support, and care for children who desperately need it. If you have questions about CASA or are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact program director Heather Upton at 517-425-4145 42
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Never has it been more vital to support local shops, entertainment venues, and service providers than it is during these unprecedented times. Any inconvenience caused by the restrictions of self-distancing or the wearing of masks is a small price to pay to save lives as well as save our businesses.
Business owners, restaurateurs, and community leaders are working diligently to define safe, creative ways to attract and engage customers. They recognize the need to maintain relationships with customers who may now be shopping on-line more frequently due to safety concerns. The current situation calls for a variety of strategies both to maintain and to build customer relationships. Adrian has demonstrated its innovative spirit in a variety of ways designed to entice the justifiability wary consumer. One of the most well-planned and carried-out strategies weâ€™ve seen was put together by Adrianâ€™s own Croswell Opera House. Dubbed Croswell Out-of-Doors, the program has been welcoming guests to a number of events held (you guessed it) out-of-doors! The events have ranged from movies to a one-woman show to a series of outstanding musical events. Log on to https://croswell.org to view upcoming productions and check availability. Downtown merchants are pursuing a variety of safe strategies to encourage consumers to purchase locally. We have noticed that area retailers are adhering to the guidelines for social distancing, handwashing, and the wearing of masks. In addition, downtown shop owners are identifying events to showcase their businesses and make customers aware of the scope of products and services available in our community. A number of downtown events are being considered as we move into fall. Basic information follows, although I would encourage you to check prior to the events to confirm they are taking place. First Friday events include: September 4 with an Art & Soul theme and October 2 with a Fall Harvest focus. The Michigan Buy Nearby Weekend is set for October 2-4. Details can be found at https://buynearbymichigan.com. A special shopping event is scheduled for women on Thursday evening, October 29, from 5-8 pm. Shops will have sales, refreshments, and fun!!
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LET’S WELCOME FALL TO THE LAKE! And just like that, summer flew by and now it’s time to Welcome Fall to the Lake! What a great time to kick back and enjoy a stroll through Manitou Beach Village to enjoy the wonderful shops, eateries, and various local businesses. Even though summer has passed, we still offer some fun activities throughout the year. The Devils and Rounds Lake’s Men’s Club offers a fun Golf Outing on September 13, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for details. The shops and eateries in Manitou Beach Village will be hosting a “Sip and Shop” on Thursday evening, Sept 24. This has become a fun annual event! Bring your friends to check out the new fall merchandise while sipping and nibbling on goodies. Looking for a little get-away? Enjoy a weekend at the “Devils Lake Inn” and “Devils Lake Inn Two” located in the Manitou Beach Village and stay in one of the creative and fabulous themed rooms. We also offer the “Trillium House” for sevenday stays. Bring the little goblins out to Manitou Beach Village for a fun-filled family day for “Halloween in the Village” on Oct 31.
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Practicing selfcare so you can care for others By Julie North: HCS, Davis Middle School Success Worker and Ellie Tucker: HCS, Elementary School Success Worker
One of the best ways to support the healthy growth and development of young people is to make sure we, as adults, are also as healthy as possible. You cannot pour from an empty cup. When we take good care of our own needs, we can better take care of othersâ€™ and are simultaneously modelling these healthy behaviors for those around us. Rest assured that even in uncertain times, there are some certain measures you can take to support yourself and others from the stressors around you.
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BALANCE. It's important to balance all aspects of our lives. Make time for sleeping and movement, work and play. It sounds hard, but it's not impossible. Remember, there are things you have control over (your choices, how you care for your body, what you wear, how you treat others, your effort, your boundaries, your responses, your attitude), and things you do not (other people’s choices, opinions, thoughts, beliefs, feelings, attitudes, the past, and the weather to name a few). It is a balance to acknowledge that there are things that are outside of your control, and there are also many aspects of your life and day that you do get to have a say in. Uncomfortable feelings often increase when we put too much energy into things beyond our control instead of focusing on what we are able to choose for ourselves. REMEMBER THAT EMOTIONS ARE TEMPORARY. Try to remember that no matter how big or overwhelming the emotion is, it will certainly eventually change. With kids, we often talk about how our feelings are like the weather. Sometimes it is sunny outside and sometimes it is rainy. The weather is always changing, just like our feelings, and feelings don’t last forever. Feelings, like the weather, come and go. EXERCISE. Anxiety is stored in the body. When our bodies get moving, we can literally help to work the worry/anxiety out. The type of exercise is not as important as the movement and
doing something on a consistent basis. If possible, don't think of it as exercise but simply moving your body for at least 30 minutes. REST. Remember to stay well rested. A sleep routine is very important in times of anxiety or stress. We can all face things better when we are rested. Sleep is the “gold standard” for restoration, and it is necessary for good mental health. However, many people struggle to fall or stay asleep during times of high stress, and stress about sleeping can be counterproductive TO sleep! The good news is that resting (lying still with your eyes closed) has some of the same benefits of sleep. You may not be able to control exactly when you fall asleep, but you can control when and whether or not you rest. If you struggle with sleep, give yourself permission to rest instead, knowing that rest will help you too. This may be just what you need to help you fall asleep, and, even if it doesn’t, you have gained either way. HYDRATION. People don't often think about hydration while anxious but staying hydrated helps the brain get nutrients and flush toxins. Hopefully these suggestions give you some ideas as to what may help you. You know you best so take some time to breathe, think, and do something good for yourself.
WE’VE GOT THIS! With all the uncertainty surrounding the school year, Hillsdale Community Schools wants to reassure you that while things will look different, we’re still providing the same caliber of education for the whole student as we did before.
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Giving back locally or globally makes a person feel good inside, and because I’ve been so blessed in my life I feel giving back to my community is the very least I can do. It’s a shame that something so good is what put me over the edge.
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I believe an explanation is necessary. I decided to volunteer at a local church that offers free meals to those less fortunate. I hadn’t worked in a situation such as this before, so the director thought a little training would be good. I was told newbies usually start with cutting raw vegetables, however, I had barely picked up the knife when I promptly dropped said knife on the director’s foot … blade down. Ouch! That had to hurt. I was asked to move to a different job. It was decided mashing the already-cut potatoes would be the ideal job for me. I started with some real enthusiasm which unfortunately didn’t last long. You see, the pieces were cut so large that my small hands couldn’t hold many at a time. Then my arms got tired of picking potatoes up and throwing them in the mixer about a zillion times, and, on top of that, the counter where the mixer stood was too high for a shorty like me. I may have whined a bit more than I realized because the other volunteer passed my thoughts on to the director. The next thing I knew I was serving those potatoes I’d just complained about to the people waiting in line. That’s a good thing, right? Well, yeah, but in all fairness to me I’ve always had a desk job so I’m not used to any physical labor whatsoever.
Having already worn myself out in the kitchen and then scooping and plopping potatoes on trays for hours, I was ready for a nap. Did I whine again? I may have because soon I was on to the next job. What luck! I was put in charge of dumping trash. I was in charge! They apparently thought I had potential!! The problem was that after the first couple of times lifting those heavy bags out of the tall, metal containers, I was ready to call it a day. I set the bags to the side and was going to head up front to tell the director I was outta there when my toe caught on one of the bags and I fell onto them. Trash scattered everywhere. What a mess that was. Who was gonna pick that garbage up? When I asked the director where my trash underlings were she laughed at me. I was in charge of trash and being in charge means you have others you can dictate to, right? Apparently not, because the director had the audacity to tell ME to pick up the mess. She said something about how I made the mess, I could clean the mess. What!? How’s that for a lousy attitude? Well, I did pick up every bit of that trash and when it was all said and done I felt pretty good about giving back to my community that day. Unfortunately, the church didn’t feel the same way because when I asked about coming back, the director said maybe I should contribute financially rather than physically. Needless to say I didn’t go back the next week. I think my days of giving back will be limited to writing and mailing checks. At least I’ll still be giving, but it’s a shame that something so good is what put me over the edge.
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PET TALK 3 Essential Tips To Successfully House Train Older Dogs
House training older dogs is a more delicate process than with younger dogs. If you are looking to adopt an older dog that was not previously exposed to any house training at a young age, it is going to bring along its bad habits such as chewing, excessive barking, making holes in the yard or "marking" the territory. You will also experience more difficulties in house training older dogs as they tend to respond and progress much slower to most training methods and commands than younger dogs. Here are 3 useful tips that can help you in house training older dogs successfully. 1. First, a complete check-up at the vet is necessary in order to eliminate any existing health problems or complications such as urinary tract or flea infections. Older dogs may also experience some form of diarrhea if there is a sudden change from their previous dietary habits. Do not punish him for these "mistakes". Instead be patient and allow your dog a week to adapt to the changes gradually. If conditions did not improve, consult your vet. 2. Always establish a routine schedule for eating and drinking for your dog. This helps you to easily monitor your dog's toilet habits and decide when to bring your pet out for a walk every time he or she finishes its meals. Most adult dogs tend to eliminate 30 - 45 minutes after eating or drinking. Learn the signs and watch out for clues of circling and sniffing the floor. 3. Older dogs have shorter attention spans therefore more repetitions are needed during the house training process to reinforce the desired habits. Never use violence on them if they make a mess in the house. Scolding the dog is pointless unless you actually see it eliminating indoors. Use a firm voice command "No" and guide the dog to its designated spot. Praise or reward your dog when it relieves itself outdoors.
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Therefore, house training an older dog successfully depend a lot on your consistency, discipline and perseverance. Treating the dog with patience and understanding, using the appropriate house training methods are the main ingredients to developing a well behaved adult dog with good toilet habits.
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Critical illness has been at the forefront of the news with the recent global pandemic of COVID-19. Critical illness such as this frequently affects our most vulnerable citizens in unique and dramatic ways as they are more likely to suffer loss of muscle strength, cardiopulmonary function issues, pain, decreased endurance, and loss of mobility and independence. Patients with multiple comorbidities including advanced age and neurological disorders frequently require more individualized and targeted rehab to achieve their maximum function and return to prior level of function following hospitalization. Athletico Physical Therapy is uniquely situated to bridge the gap between illness and wellness for this identified population with comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment approaches designed to improve overall function for both acute and chronic conditions. What makes us unique? • Interdisciplinary approach – PT and OT, focusing on treating and evaluating the entire person, not just the injury/illness • Board certified specialist – geriatrics and over 30 years of experience treating both inpatient and outpatient populations with neurological, orthopedic, cardiopulmonary, and musculoskeletal diagnoses. • LSVT BIG program for Parkinson’s disease (coming late 2020) • Treatments not delegated to a technician. Patients receive individual one-on-one attention from licensed PT and/or OTR with every visit What to expect during PT? • Review of medications and effects on exercise Use of evidence-based tests and measures to assess functional markers
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3 boys and a TRANSPLANT By Alicia Curtis, Simply Hers Magazine
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The kindness of the people closest to us and that of total strangers took over. Throughout Oscar’s transplant process and well beyond the years of healing, we were so fortunate to be gifted so many different things. Friends, family members, and complete strangers chose to step up during a time where we needed people the most. Our biggest problem was time. I was working half time, Oscar’s dad was working full time, and the needs for our son were increasing daily. We were trying to manage it all and not lose our jobs in the process, but it was simply hard. We hired a nanny, used a former babysitter that our boys loved, and then family took care of our kids overnight. I never knew where my other two boys were; however, I knew that my family was taking care of it. The next biggest problem we faced was extraordinary financial hardship. Doctors’ bills, nanny bills, babysitting bills, the bills from time off that we needed to take care of Oscar—you name it, we opened a bill for it. We simply couldn’t keep up with the financial demands of Oscar’s illness. We were looking down the road to a path that led to losing our home, transportation, and the ability to take care of all of our children. Our options were very small, and none of the options we had took care of the debt that we needed help with. This is where the kindness of the people closest to us and that of total strangers took over. We had so many benefits and fundraisers for Oscar. So many that I don’t have enough words on a page to name them all. In Michigan Center where I taught school, they raised more than $10,000 for my family in a single 56
night. There was a restaurant that I worked at during college that put on a benefit. That raised around $6,000. A high school that put on a performance that raised another few thousand dollars. There were bracelets, t-shirts, anonymous donations, and penny drives. You name it, we received it. Every single one of these allowed us to pay our bills and provide care for all three of our boys. One of my favorite donations came from a kindergarten student. While I type this tears fall, because I will never forget the kindness that came from that 5-year-old little boy. I had just gotten to work and was walking down the hall. This little boy approached me in the hallway, still in his snow pants, hat, and gloves. He called me over and took several minutes taking something out of his pocket. It was a plastic bag that held one dollar and fifty-seven cents. He said “Mrs. Curtis, my mom told me your son was sick, and I wanted to give you all of the money in my piggy bank to help.” I was simply speechless. The next day I was at Mott and used that one dollar and fiftyseven cents to pay for my parking to see my son. As we move forward this fall and approach the holidays, please consider giving to a charity of your choice. If you don’t have one, here is URL for Mott Children’s Hospital’s wish list on Amazon: www.tinyurl.com/mottwishes I hope you are all safe, healthy, and full of love approaching our fall season.
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Fall Camping in Michigan Michigan is the perfect place for an idyllic camping trip, especially in the fall! Set up camp under a colorful canopy of pristine woodland and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life to spend quality time with friends and family. Guest writer Lauren Fryan shares some of her favorite Michigan camping spots perfect for a fall adventure.
Jordan Valley Pathway – Alba
The Jordan Valley Pathway is a beautiful loop trail (almost 19 miles total) with plenty of scenic outlooks for fall colors. The campsites here are large and have easy access for cars if you’d rather just pull up with your things.
Seaton Creek Campground – Mesick
Manistee River Trail is a connector of the North Country Trail and has an amazing wooden bridge perfect for leaf-peeping. Seaton Creek Campground is located off the trail with accessible drive in options as well.
Blind Lake Campground – Gregory
This site is hike-in only, but it is worth it. With very few sites available to camp, this location is great for those in the southern half of the state who might want to be a little more remote. Tent camping only and right off of Blind Lake. 60
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Part of the beauty that is Pictured Rocks, this campground is on the list because of its accessibility and the view! With drive-up access, you can be right along Lake Superior with still many trees surrounding you. This is a perfect spot for larger groups with access to the Lakeshore North Country Trail for hiking.
Peterson Bridge Campground – Wellston
The only campground with access to the Pine River, this is a special place in Huron-Manistee National Forest. Under two hours from Grand Rapids, this is a great place to escape for amazing views along a beautiful river.
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You Might Not Know About . . . — By Sarah Gray —
The American Red Cross From a single nurse to a worldwide organization, the American Red Cross is committed to helping those in need all around the globe.
The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton in 1881. Known as the “Angel of the Battlefield,” she brought supplies, cooked meals, and comforted soldiers during the Civil War. When the war ended, she traveled to Europe. After learning about the Red Cross efforts in Switzerland, she decided the United States should participate in the global Red Cross network and started the American Red Cross in 1881. She served as president until 1904.
The purpose of the American Red Cross has stayed fundamentally the same since its inception: “giving relief to and serving as a medium of communication between members of the American armed forces and their families and
providing national and international disaster relief and mitigation.”
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The American Red Cross has been a constant source of relief and support during World War I, World War II, natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, and the severe drought during the 1930s. The organization also educates and trains in first aid, water safety, and nutrition. The American Red Cross has recruited thousands of nurses to serve in the military and has staffed hospitals and ambulance companies as well.
HILLSDALE COUNTY September 4 – Hillsdale Baptist Church, Hillsdale; 10:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
On a more local level, the American Red Cross is known for its blood drives. It was the first organization to introduce a civilian blood program which currently supplies more than 40 percent of the blood and blood products in the United States.
LENAWEE COUNTY September 11 – The Mills Sports & Event Center, Onsted; 10:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
For more than 100 years, the American Red Cross has served millions of U.S. citizens during their time of need. During the COVID-19 crisis, the American Red Cross has continued to hold blood drives throughout the country. According to the American Red Cross website, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and a single blood donation can potentially save up to three lives. Donors need to be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. Additional measures have been put into place during the pandemic to ensure donor safety. For more information or to sign up to donate, visit www.redcross.org.
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October 1 – First United Methodist Church, Hillsdale; 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. October 27 – Missionary Church Outreach Center, Camden; noon to 5:45 p.m. November 6 – Hillsdale Baptist Church, Hillsdale; 10:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
October 4 – 1Mosaic Church, Adrian; 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. October 15 – Blissfield American Legion, Blissfield; 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. October 23 – Tecumseh United Methodist Church, Tecumseh; 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
BRANCH COUNTY September 2 – Coldwater Eagles, Coldwater; 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. September 17 – Community Care and Conference Center, Coldwater; 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. September 28 – Coldwater Masonic Temple, Coldwater; noon to 5:45 p.m. October 26 – Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church; noon to 5:45 p.m.
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It’’s Time to G R IL L a Pizza! It By Hännah Sayles
Let’s be honest—we probably order pizza more often than we’d like to admit. There are those busy days when there’s just no time to do anything else. But, you don’t always have to leave pizza for a busy night! It’s not that hard to grill your own pizzas at home on a gas grill. And, trust me, they are AMAZING at home, exploding with flavor! Here’s how our family does it. Something you should know: Believe it or not, you can usually buy a couple of dough balls from your local pizza place. Call them first to check, but they often have them available and will sell them for only a couple dollars each. This makes the process so much simpler and more reliable to turn out right every time! What you will need: 2 pizza dough balls 2 cloves garlic I large bag shredded mozzarella cheese Salt and pepper Sprinkling of Italian seasoning Parmesan cheese Round stones for baking Whatever toppings your family prefers
I chose to make one Margherita pizza and one meat-lovers style for my family. Start by allowing the dough balls to come to room temperature; this will make them easier to stretch to size. Begin stretching them and kneading them into place on the stones. Preheat your gas grill to a temp of around 400 – 425 degrees. Place pizza crusts on preheated grill grate for a short amount of time, just long enough to begin to set the dough, but not long enough to cook through (3-4 minutes total). Then, remove the crusts on the stones and top with everything you want on it.
chips to the grill grates to give the pizza a nice smoked flavor if you like. Fun tip: Our family loves a buttery/ salty crust, so I brush the crust around the edge with butter and sprinkle with sea salt before placing on the grill. That always gives more flavor to the crust! I hope you are able to try these at your house soon! They will be a totally different and delicious option for a pizza night at home. Enjoy!
I always begin with freshly-pressed garlic smeared over the top of the crust and then top with red pizza sauce or olive oil if making a Margherita pizza. Your cheese comes next, followed by all your other ingredients. I like to season my pizza with a tiny bit of salt and some fresh cracked pepper over top along with parmesan and a sprinkling of Italian seasoning. Then, it’s back on the grill for the remainder of the time it takes to look done – about 8-10 minutes. Check it often so the crust doesn’t get overdone. You can also add a few wood
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Although it might sound odd, grilling fruit caramelizes the natural sugars and turns fruit into a delicious dessert or addition to some cocktails. Here are some tips for success! Choose fairly firm fruit that is ripe but not overripe. Peaches, melon, pineapple, pears, bananas, and figs all work well. Cut the fruit into large chunks, slices, or wheels to help it hold together through the grilling process. If you’re doing something smaller like strawberries, thread them onto skewers. Reduce the chance of the fruit sticking by having the grill hot. Heat to medium-high for at least 10 minutes. Scrape and oil the grate before adding the fruit, and use a mild oil with a high smoking point like safflower oil. Oiling the fruit itself is optional. Experiment to see what works for you, but if the fruit’s going into cocktails or
being served as dessert, you’ll probably want to skip the additional oil. Dust the cut side of citrus fruits with granulated sugar before laying them on a hot, oiled grill. Not only does it help keep the rinds from sticking, but you’ll get a wonderful caramelized glaze! Let the first side grill for a few minutes before checking for grill marks. The surface needs time to sear which helps with it not sticking. Denser fruit like pineapple takes longer than fruit like peaches. You can cover the grill for a few minutes at a time for these fruits. You know that it’s done when you sample a slice and it’s hot in the middle. Save the juice! Put grilled fruit in a rimmed pan as it comes off the grill and drizzle the accumulated juice over the fruit before serving. Tips drawn from allrecipes.com
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Adding to the grilled pizza “how-to” and tips for grilling fruit, here are a couple of easy green salads, and a beverage that has both cocktail and mocktail options! FAVORITE CHOPPED SALAD WITH HOMEMADE ITALIAN DRESSING A chopped salad is just that—chopped greens and veggies. Use amounts and proportions that appeal to you and make substitutions if needed. Do, however, try to keep the types of flavors the same. For crunch: Romaine lettuce, thinly-sliced shallot, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes For tang and a little heat: Jarred pepperoncini For a touch of salt: Green olives DRESSING Use a large whisk and medium bowl— a small bowl won’t allow for whisking thoroughly to blend the oil and vinegar without splashing it everywhere. 2 T. white wine vinegar 2 t. Dijon mustard 1 t. maple syrup or sugar 1 small garlic clove grated or ½ t. garlic powder ½ t. each dried oregano, dried thyme, and dried basil ¼ t. salt (kosher, if you have it) 6 T. olive oil
Whisk together the vinegar, Dijon mustard, and maple syrup or sugar. Add the garlic clove or powder, then whisk together with the oregano, thyme, basil, and salt. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, adding 1 tablespoon at a time and whisking until it incorporates, until an emulsion forms. Serve immediately. Store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks but bring to room temperature before serving. EASY ARUGULA SALAD 8 c. baby arugula (do NOT use regular arugula as it’s too tough and stronglyflavored for this salad) 1½ oz. (about ¾ c.) of Parmesan shavings from a wedge—don’t use the finelygrated cheese in a plastic canister. Shave cheese with a vegetable peeler. 1 small shallot 3 T. olive oil ¼ t. salt (kosher, if you have it) plus more to taste 1½ T. fresh lemon juice Make the Parmesan shavings and thinly slice the shallot. In a large bowl, combine the arugula, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Use your hands to toss everything gently until its evenly coated. Add the Parmesan shavings and shallot and toss for a few seconds until combined. Taste and add additional salt if desired. Both salad recipes are from www.acouplecooks.com
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