Lifestyles

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance (MPFA) announced a 90% statewide average live release rate for dogs and cats in Michigan shelters for 2018, including animals returned to owners, transferred to other shelters and rescue organizations, and adopted. “This is an amazing first for our state,” said Deborah...
The Social Security Administration today announced the first potential group of selected participants for its new electronic Consent Based Social Security Number (SSN) Verification (eCBSV) service. The agency will roll out the service to these users in June 2020, and plans on expanding the number...
Biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAO), such as manure, compost, emulsions and meals are used on produce farms to increase soil organic matter, to improve fertility and deliver other benefits to crop productivity and farm health. With these benefits, there are also significant risks to...
A sure sign of summer in Michigan is the number of locally grown, vine-ripened melons available at farm stands and farmers markets. However, with modern transportation, watermelon, cantaloupe and other melons are available year around. So how does a buyer in the dead of winter determine a flavorful...
Michigan harvested nearly 35,000 acres of pickling cucumbers in 2018 — more than any other state. The state’s well-drained, sandy soils and temperate climate are conducive to cucumber growing. The pickle industry emerged before WWI and now counts Heinz, Hausbeck, Vlasic and Topor’s among its giants...
This article is reprinted from The Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida, September 14, 2000 issue and was provided to us by Ted Beechum of Pinconning. PINCONNING, Mich.--Robert Johnson of Pinconning, Mich., is one of the scores of farmers who help make Michigan the pickling cucumber capital of the...
With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage. While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this summer, blood and...
Pinconning High School’s travel club, Students Active in Education (SAE), sponsored an adventure packed trip to Costa Rica on June 13 to June 21. Teachers Mrs. Emily Leffingwell and Mrs. Michelle Neumeyer chaperoned a trip of fifteen Pinconning students and five parents. Students had been...
Before the school year kicks into high gear, it’s important to give yourself the tools needed for academic success and maximum organization. Here are five ideas to set up the perfect workstation: 1. Clear up clutter. First, determine how you use items. If paperwork is referenced multiple times a...
Michigan is an important state for supporting the summer breeding population of monarchs. Here is an update on what we do and don’t know about increasing egg laying and survival. Throughout southern Michigan common milkweed emerges and adult monarch butterflies have arrived. At the start of this...

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