Monthly Archives: October 2015

Heritage Oaks – A store to explore and more!

At first you might miss this hidden gem, but if you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll notice the old red ’57 International parked out front. Once your curiosity is piqued, you might look further, down toward the beautiful knot gardens, … Continue reading

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April Millsap Memorial Garden takes home top state award at Keeping Michigan Beautiful annual awards ceremony

The April Millsap Memorial Garden was designed and coordinated by Julie Risch, a Romeo native now living in Kalamazoo, and Jean Persely, a military transplant from Massachusetts, now living in Armada. We are both MSU Extension advanced master gardeners. We … Continue reading

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BRAvo 2015 – Macomb County’s premier breast cancer awareness event

With the colors of the leaves on the trees reaching their peak bounty and the air becoming cooler each day, evidence of fall is more apparent. The arrival of fall brings with it so much, not the least of which … Continue reading

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Rescue dogs and at-risk youth heal each other

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. For those who have ever rescued a dog…thank you!  Shelter dogs are amazingly resilient animals who forgive those who surrendered them and show gratitude to those who pick them up off the streets … Continue reading

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Why I volunteer

Saturday, Oct. 24 is Make a Difference Day. Make a Difference Day is the largest, single day of volunteering in the country where individuals are encouraged to reach out and help others who may be in need. Macomb County has … Continue reading

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Chicken so good, it’s addictive

Chicken Crack was born five and a half years ago when a friend asked me to cook 400 pieces of chicken for a party she was having. At the end of the night, the chicken was gone and a group … Continue reading

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Donuts and cider on the brain? Miller’s Big Red is the cure

It is that time of year again when the Miller’s Big Red farm is as busy as a bee’s hive. You can almost taste the donuts being made from scratch while walking toward the market. The smell of fresh pies … Continue reading

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