The Kitchen Sink by Stephanie Wagner

March 6, 2012
The Kitchen Sink by Stephanie Wagner

Instant Mood Lifters for the Home   By STEPHANIE WAGNER mcp blogger   February may be the shortest month of the year, but for those of us in the northern regions, it often feels like the longest. The joy of the holiday season has worn off, as has the novelty of bright white snow. What invited rest and reflection just…

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Baldwin Train Depot

March 6, 2012
Baldwin Train Depot

  “The old Baldwin coaling tower, and the colorful rail cars on the curved track seemed to make for a nice shot,” John Mickevich of Ludington said. “It’s one of my first attempts at adding texture in post processing.  I think this one came out fairly well.” Though Baldwin is in Lake County, we thought it never hurts to explore our neighboring…

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Perfect day for Big Sable

March 5, 2012
Perfect day for Big Sable

  The Big Sable Lighthouse stands out against a bright blue sky this afternoon. It was the perfect day for a crosscountry ski trip out to the historical landmark.

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Moonlighting with Judy Cools

March 5, 2012
Moonlighting with Judy Cools

Cat Person or Dog Person?   By JUDY COOLS mcp blogger   I used to think I was a cat person. Cats, after all, are graceful, self-contained, and relatively low maintenance. Heck, you can even leave a cat at home on her own for a weekend – if you’re prepared to hear about it when you get back.   I…

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Full Circle by Thad Ray

March 5, 2012
Full Circle by Thad Ray

Editor’s Note: I received an email a couple weeks ago from Thad Ray. Thad had a couple essays he wanted to submit to MasonCountyPress.com. He had written them for an English composition class at West Shore Community College and received favorable grades from his professor. I read them through and thought they were quite unique, especially today’s piece. Thad tells…

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Winter Scene

March 5, 2012
Winter Scene

John Mickevich of Ludington took this photograph on Millerton Road over the weekend.

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“Courageous” playing at Life Change Church

March 5, 2012

Life Change Church, 5532 W. U.S. 10, Pere Marquette Twp. presents a free movie night featuring “Courageous,” Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Pop and popcorn will be provided.  

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Life in Riverton by Carmelitta Tiffany

March 4, 2012
Life in Riverton by Carmelitta Tiffany

All Winter in a Day   By CARMELITTA TIFFANY mcp blogger There was snow on the ground, enough to shovel, last Saturday. I got out my new snowshoes, and, after watching my son and future daughter-in-law jump on their snowmobiles and speed off, I began to tramp through the snow to the pond in the back of my property. Charlie,…

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Off Broadway with Craig Convessor

March 4, 2012
Off Broadway with Craig Convessor

On Giving   By CRAIG CONVESSOR mcp blogger   I was reading the latest issue of Ode Magazine, titled Giving is Good, with several articles on the beneficial “side affects” of giving (as in, money, time, gifts, etc.). It’s good to be reminded. As Rabbi Rami says in one article, The Flip Side Of Getting, “Giving is what you do…

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Connecting the Dots with Erin Outcalt

March 4, 2012
Connecting the Dots with Erin Outcalt

The treasures you find while cleaning the fridge!     By ERIN OUTCALT mcp blogger   Today I tackled cleaning out the fridge and freezer. You know how you think that your house is pretty clean until you perform a chore like this only to find that those sticky messes or dust bunnies stare you right in the face and…

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Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan: Taking it Easy at Big M

March 1, 2012
Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan: Taking it Easy at Big M

By JOAN H. YOUNG mcp outdoors blogger   Big M is perhaps the best-designed set of cross-country ski trails in the state. They were designed by professional, John Capper, in the 1950s. There are trails to satisfy all levels of X-C skiing bravery.   My personal level is “not very brave.” At this point in my ski career, I might…

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Speaking of the Arts with Ann Genson: The growth of arts in Mason County

February 29, 2012
Speaking of the Arts with Ann Genson: The growth of arts in Mason County

Editor’s Note: Again, I would like to introduce another new blogger to the virtual pages of MasonCountyPress.com. I am very proud to announce the addition of Ann Genson as our arts & entertainment blogger with her column Speaking of the Arts. Ann is a fellow Mason County Central graduate, class of ’86 to be specific. I first got to know…

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B-flat with Bruce: Customer service in Mason County

February 29, 2012
B-flat with Bruce: Customer service in Mason County

  By BRUCE MILLER mcp blogger   Within the last few years, I discovered that the spray on product that protects against static shock is good to use for far more than clothing.  For example, it can be sprayed on car seats to keep from getting zapped on the door on your way out. It may also go on carpets and…

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From the Editor: Nichols will be missed, but we must go on

February 28, 2012

By ROB ALWAY mcp editor   SCOTTVILLE – I was saddened to hear about the impending closing of Nichols Drug Store. Nichols has basically been Scottville’s anchor store for many years and it will be difficult to get used to downtown Scottville without Nichols.   The other day I spoke with Mary and Jim Nichols, who own the store along…

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The Kitchen Sink with Stephanie Wagner

February 28, 2012
The Kitchen Sink with Stephanie Wagner

Editor’s Note: I would like to introduce Stephanie Wagner. Stephanie is a wife, mother, decorator, professional coach and consultant. After over 15 years in the field of early childhood, she recently left full time employment to actively pursue a passion for interior decorating and writing. She uses her coaching and consulting skills to further both personal and group development, as…

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WSCC hosts high school student art exhibit

February 27, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – The West Shore Community College Art Department will host the 14th annual Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibit beginning March 8, in the college’s Manierre Dawson Gallery. An artist reception will be held on Sun., March 11, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.  Student artwork will be displayed through March 22.    Sponsored by the West Shore…

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Chamber accepting nominations for annual awards

February 27, 2012

The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Mason County Business of the Year award, as well as the 2011 Mason County Community Service award. Deadline for all award nominations will be 5 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2012. The awards will be given out in a presentation ceremony at the Chamber of Commerce…

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From the editor: Ireland, a place like no other

February 27, 2012
From the editor: Ireland, a place like no other

Emerald Expressions: A photographic journey of Ireland by Rob and Becky Alway debuts Saturday March 3 at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts.     By ROB ALWAY mcp editor   Have you ever felt called to a certain place? Like a place you think about several times a week, maybe even several times a day? This is how…

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