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Doing Some Down Time

Doing Some Down Time

Have you ever wished you had the time to just do nothing? Or had the time to do all those things you’ve put off for ‘one of these days’? Well,…

Dad’s Days

As sure as night follows day, Dad’s Day follows along on the heels of Mom’s Day. I don’t know if the approach of this has anything to do with it…

Remembering Emily Ida

Remembering Emily Ida

My irises are in all their glory this week. That is late by most standards but how it is in the Pines. As always there is a profusion of yellow…

Things Change

Things Change

I recently read in one of the surrounding communities local papers of a junior high trip to Mackinac Island. My first thought was “Wow! Lucky 7th and 8th graders.” My Senior Class…

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Lilacs struggle in the Pines. We see a lovely, full blown bloom perhaps once in seven years. This is not one of them, nor does it appear to be a…

Happy 100th Mom

Happy 100th Mom

Back in the old days of the Marion Press, the Locals column was the place to check for the comings and goings and life events of the folks in our…

Bloom Time

Bloom Time

It’s May, the time when a gardener’s fancy turns to thoughts of growing, blooming and fruiting things. Long before the first appearance of the slightest hint of green, the dedicated…

No Mad Hatters Here

No Mad Hatters Here

The folks at the Marion Area Historical Museum have just received a second and limited printing of their very popular cookbook, Keepsake Recipes. This cookbook not only contains a whole lot…

Times Are Still Changing

Times Are Still Changing

Change continues in Marion, Michigan, and that is a good thing. This week we’re taking a look back just five short years when we found these things happening Along the…

Along Our Beaten Path

Along Our Beaten Path

It is said that spring travels north at a rate of something like 16 miles a day. That would be genuine spring weather, the kind which gives us rich green…

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