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Out and About by Norm Stutesman

Tomorrow is National Bosses Day here in the USA and Canada. Gentlemen, it would behoove you to make sure your significant other receives a nice bouquet of flowers. As promised, here are a few more health tips when it comes to deciding on what to eat: Beans are very nutritious and strengthening. Onions, garlic, chives, and shallots are some of …

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Out and About – Week of October 7th

We all want to live a healthy and happy life. One way to succeed at this is to eat healthier meals. My doctor has told me many times that I can eat whatever I want, but to do so in moderation. As we age, watching our diet is very important. No one enjoys getting sick, so here are some suggestions …

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Out and About – Week of September 30th

I don’t know how I would get along if I didn’t have a planner. A lot of people keep a planner in their phones and I’m sure it works quite well for them, as long as they remember to check it regularly. Some have calendars hanging in their kitchen. The biggest problem with planners and calendars is that you must …

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Out and About – Week of September 23rd

It won’t be long before it will be time to put away the lawn mower and getting the snow blower out and ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. Before you put those summer tools away, make sure to clean them up and put a light coat of oil on places that need protection from the elements. If you …

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Out and About – Week of September 16th

This Thursday is the last day for the Farmers’ Market in Scidmore Park for this year. This popular market has been open every Thursday since June 20th. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit this venue, Thursday will be your final chance until next spring. The hours are from 2 PM until 7 PM. On this day in 1787, …

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Out and About – Week of September 9th

On this date in 1962, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Inc. was formed. I’m curious as to how many of you were aware of this. Our lives are filled with so many memorable events that it’s difficult to keep up with all of them. Eighteen years ago tomorrow, September 11, the United States of America was attacked by terrorists. …

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Out and About – Week of September 2nd

Summer vacation is over for the school children. Where did the summer go? With students back in the classroom, we all must be aware of the activity in and around the many school zones. One never knows when a child is going to dart out into the street from between parked cars. School buses are now busy picking up or …

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Out and About – Week of August 26th

Cell phones kill. They kill much like guns kill, but in a somewhat different manner. The cell phone and a gun are inanimate objects, so they do not kill on their own, but serve as a tool for killing. Please allow me to explain. A gun is used for killing and is also used in the sport of target shooting, …

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Out and About – Week of August 19th

In last week’s column, I gave some interesting facts about Canada, our neighbors to the north. Lo and behold, someone complained and said that I should give equal to the our home-state of Michigan. So as not to ruffle any more feathers, here are some things you might not know about “Pure Michigan”: Michigan is first in the United States …

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Out and About – Week of August 12th

I’ve mentioned this before, but feel it bears repeating. I’ve heard that if you see a tank truck dropping gasoline at your local gas station, it might be advisable to wait several hours before you fill your tank at that station. It’s rumored that as a tanker fills the gas tanks, the gasoline already in the tanks gets stirred up. …

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