Category: Features

Get Your Native Plants

It is that time of year- time to order your native plants!  Native plants are beautiful, low maintenance, grow well in our environment and are good for bugs, birds and the circle of...

Taking Control of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a degenerative brain disorder that leads to movement restrictions and other symptoms in patients. PD most frequently affects people over age 60, but also people of all ages,...

Beyond the Bunny – April’s religious holidays

When we think of spring holidays, the Easter Bunny comes to mind. But other religious celebrations take place in the spring. In the United States, in April 2022,  four of these celebrations—...

Michigan Hidden Treasures

  My New Year’s resolution is to see more of what Michigan has to offer outside of Ann Arbor. This month, I chose Jackson, MI, located 35 minutes from Ann Arbor, straight shot...

Mobile Mammography Van: New Mercy program aims to make detection easier

Breast cancer affects hundreds of women every year. It is said that 127 women each year out of 100,000 become diagnosed.  Recently, Mercy Health created a mobile mammography van for women over forty...

$1,500 Grand Prize for Outdoor Adventurists’ Writing Contest

Recreation.gov launched its second annual “Share Your Story” adventure writing contest, inviting visitors of America’s federal public lands to submit stories detailing their experiences (that occurred between January 1, 2020 - April...

Which is more planet friendly? dishwasher or hand washing?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: My husband thinks it's better for the planet to hand-wash dishes in the sink, but it seems to me using the dishwasher...

What To Do If A Holiday Visit With An Aging Parent Sparked Concerns

By: Chris Orestis CSA, president of Retirement Genius www.retirementgenius.com Adult children who spent time over the holidays with their aging parents may in some cases have returned home haunted by agonizing questions. Are their parents experiencing...

Black History Month

Black History Month-- both locally in the Toledo area and throughout the nation-- is a chance to not only look at our past but to learn more about the contributions of Black...

Celebrating Betty White

A one-day film event in honor of Betty White A special film event honoring Betty White and her career is occurring in select theatres on January 17th.  Filmmakers Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein offer...

Celebrating Martin Luther King

By Liz Inman   Martin Luther King Day is January 17, 2022 and the Toledo area remembers and celebrates this great man with a number of in-person and virtual events.    In-person events     “Schools off, Parks on!”...

Your Next Move – Many Options

Home is the place where you live. But, ideally, that home also provides safety, security, comfort and happy memories. It’s a place you may have known for many decades, where you raised...

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Day tripping to Frankenmuth

Great options for exploring are a short drive away.  Maybe you only have a few days to travel, didn’t get your planning done early,...

Nature’s Nursery launches “The Nest We Need,” fundraiser

Nature’s Nursery rescues and rehabilitates thousands of animals each year. Posting photos of their latest rescues on Instagram or hosting educational nature programs for...

Dr. Strange in The Multiverse of Madness Review: Campy Horror Fans Rejoice

The newest installment of the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Directed by Sam Raimi, the horror savant behind...