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A Chipping Sparrow in Pinconning Township last week.                                                 --Courtesy Photo
The smallest sparrow seen in our area is the Chipping Sparrow, named for its rapid “chip, chip, chip” call. It is one of the most common birds in Michigan. It often lives near humans and has a preference for building its eye-level nest in an evergreen tree in the yard, often lining it with hair. In...
On April 8, 2021, the Rotary Club of Pinconning & Standish received a virtual presentation by Michael Vieau, Superintendent of Pinconning Area Schools, on the impact of COVID-19 on the school district. He said this has been the most challenging of his 31 years in education. Last March it was...
In support of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, law enforcement agencies will be joining forces across the country this week to promote enforcement and awareness of state and local texting and distracted driving laws. This annual campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic...
Remodeling a kitchen can be a great idea—for most families it is the heart of the home and most-used room—and it can be easier than you may realize, if you heed these four suggestions. Helpful Hints 1. Cabinet “magic”: Instead of going through the trouble and expense of installing new, custom...
Plants are having a moment-and 1-800-Flowers.com is embracing it with their newly expanded Plant Shop. Offering some of the most sought-after greenery for home décor enthusiasts, gift-givers and plant lovers alike, the Plant Shop now offers nearly 150 plants, including houseplants, blooming plants...
House-hunting can be a lot less stressful and complicated than many people realize. That’s because a powerful, free phone app, Homesnap, makes researching and discovering your dream home a “snap.” No more grabbing flyers or scrambling to write down an address to share with your agent. Forget about...
When Albert Einstein met Charlie Chaplin in 1931, Einstein said “What I admire most about your art is its universality. You do not say a word, and yet the world understands you.” It’s true replied Chaplin, “but your fame is even greater. The world admires you, when no one understands you.” (noted...
Lynn Eckerle is the author of the weekly food column The Recipe Exchange along with a blog, Lynn’s Musings From a Deep Well. She loves country cooking, small town living and taking the back roads. Dear Lynn, I’m looking for recipes for some delicious Molasses Cookies. Lori from Hastings Carol from...
Dr. Paul Dake is semi-retired; moved to the Pinconning area to be near family and is submitting articles for the Journal. Dr. Dake has an Undergraduate degree in Physiology and M.D. degree, both from Michigan State University, the latter awarded in 1978; immediately thereafter, Family Medicine...
April is Financial Literacy Month, a time focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future. Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan. We have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into...

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