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Stand Up for Avra Valley!

Stand Up for Avra Valley! Midst a scenic desert valley a freeway is planned to flow more useless sprawl and chaos whose outcome we all know This Sonoran panorama is a treat for jaded eyes seducing all who view her … Continue reading

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Leading “Tree Campus USA” states

In honour of Arbor Day 2014 (tomorrow, Friday, April 25th), I thought it would be interesting to highlight the Tree Campus USA program conducted by the Arbor Day Foundation. Started in 2008 and similar to Tree City USA, this program recognizes those … Continue reading

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Powerful, peaceful, poignant, pedal parade

Yesterday evening, I had the great honor to take part in my first Greater Lansing Ride of Silence. One of more than 350 such events being held in all 50 states and 21 countries on May 15th, the Ride of … Continue reading

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Don’t participate in Black Friday creep

It appears that respecting what could arguably be considered the country’s least commercialized and most revered national holiday (Thanksgiving) is waning, as a number of national retailers chip away at the time employees can spend with their families.  This Scrooge-like behavior strikes a nasty blow at … Continue reading

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A golden opportunity to express thanks

What better way to honor our seniors in their golden years than to provide them with  a better quality of life. This Friday evening, July 27, 2012, residents of Greater Lansing have a golden opportunity to give back for all … Continue reading

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Donation buscapade through ice and snow

In a sad and unfortunate twist of fate, the St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store on Lansing’s near south side burned down just a week before Christmas. The building was a total loss. However, that tragedy has been replaced by many … Continue reading

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