Pandemic Report

By Shirley It is November! The leaves in the trees have changed and have started to fall, and temperatures have started to dip. Around Michigan, November usually signals the season for apples, apple cider, pumpkins, pumpkin pie, cranberries, turkey and the beginning...

Volunteer with animals

By Marja Volunteering at an animal protection organization, like an animal shelter or a rescue team, is a viable option if you love animals but cannot adopt a pet of your own. There are many ways to help in different roles, ranging from direct care (e.g. feeding,...

Always Have Some Tasty Dessert Available!

By Marcy We are all going a little bonkers these days between the pandemic and election. At least we know the election will be over in a few days and we can focus on…what? Normally this time of year we are starting to plan our holidays. The best advice is not to...

Mary Margaret retires from Conversation Groups

By Dale M. Mary Margaret & Dale Mary Margaret Hatt has been a leader of the Monday Morning Beginning Conversation Group for over 15 years. She is retiring from leading that group, but she still participates in the Burns Park Tea Group. She has always welcomed...

Remembering Tina

Tina contributed in so many ways to our organization. We knew her best as IN Day Coordinator, sharing that position with Dilek. Along with event planning, Tina was a dynamo of activity and organization as she oversaw the arrangements for all the IN Days. She also...

After Tina

By Dilek I spotted those pretty fabric placemats laid on one of the tables when we were setting up for the “Books, Toys, and Small Household Items Exchange” IN Day. The blue and bright yellow floral patterns on one side and grapevine on the other caught my eyes...

Dream Catching Made Simple

By Martha B When I was a little girl, we celebrated October 12 in our school as “Columbus Day,” as we were taught that it was the day that Columbus “discovered” America in 1492. Columbus had thought erroneously that he had reached his target destination of India and...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Shirley As I sat to write this article, the body of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was being laid to rest at the U.S. Capitol – the first woman ever to have such an honor. The life and work of only the second female Justice in history to have joined the...

Some Silver Linings Of Our Quarantine

By Marcy How beautiful the weather has been!  In the midst of all the turmoil we are experiencing, we can step outside and experience a glorious day. A part of me was glad I couldn’t travel this summer. I was enjoying being out in my yard so much. Then there are the...