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Travel more by reducing related stress triggers

METRO — The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics indicates that more than half of all American workers are not using all of their vacation days, equalling to $224 billion in cash value, according to Oxford Economics, an economic analysis firm. In Canada, unused vacation time isn’t as ...

Husband’s friend likes to entertain with gossip

Dear Annie: I need advice on how to deal with my husband’s friend. This person is a gossip who delves into the details of other people’s personal lives. He entertains groups with these unflattering stories and makes himself important by offering his analyses, judging their life choices, ...

The fall of the mall?

Dear Heloise: I’m wondering how your readers feel about shopping malls? When I was a kid, I loved spending time at the mall with my friends; some malls had carousels, ice-skating rinks and movie theaters, and they all had wonderful food courts with delicious choices of eats. But now so many ...

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Everett Gerard

DEPUYDT — Tyler and Jessie (Wigand) Depuydt of Kalamazoo, Mich. announce the birth of their son, Everett Gerard, born on May 29 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. He arrived at 11:26 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, and was 21 inches in length at birth. Everett is the couple’s first child. The ...

Special gardening teaches responsibility

GTT — If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. (- Abigail Van Buren) One way to teach age appropriate responsibility is to grow some tolerant plants that require little care for little children. Outdoor Garden If you are planting ...

Salesclerks counting change out correctly

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about salesclerks who don’t know how to count your change. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: My wife and I read your column in the Antelope Valley Press in Lancaster, Calif. We have never been disappointed. I personally enjoy the ‘Sound Off’ ...

Quitting internship the right way, in person

Dear Annie: Typically, I thrive when I’m in a fast-paced, busy environment. I am getting my master’s degree in nutrition, am working a part-time job, have a boyfriend and am training for a marathon. A few weeks ago, I started an unpaid internship at a local hospital to get some more ...

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Rapid River hosts market on Wednesdays RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Farmer’s Market is open every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Rapid River Lion’s Club on Main Street. Produce and craft items are available. Contact Bobbi Ryan at Jack’s Restaurant at 474-9927 for more ...

Facts about your favorite foods

METRO — Is a meal of steak and potatoes your favorite dish? Red meat actually can be good for the body. Food is more than just a way to sustain life. Food can make a person feel good, provide avenues to engage with family and friends and serve as a way to experience other ...

Sister crosses boundaries with adult children

Dear Annie: My conflicts with my sister, “Amy,” began when she crossed boundaries in an incident between our adult children. My daughter, “Leslie,” decided that she no longer wanted to live in an apartment she shared with Amy’s daughter. Amy’s daughter, in turn, chastised Leslie and ...

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Open for the summer ESCANABA — The Sand Point Lighthouse and the Delta County Historical Museum is open for visits from the general public. Both the lighthouse and the museum will be open every day during the summer through Labor Day. Hours each day will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The admission ...

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Picking blueberries in Delta County

ESCANABA — The gnarly jack pines make patches of shade. The sweet ferns perfume the air, and the sandy soil is warmed in the late summer sun. The sky is blue, and the ground is too, dotted with dark and pale blueberries. Escanaba with its flat rock and sandy soil is prime blueberry ...

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Purple Heart 1976 meeting on July 27 ESCANABA — The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Chapter 1976 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the clubhouse building, 1202 Sheridan Road. The MOPH is for all military veterans who sustained combat wounds during their service to the ...

Friend isn’t happy living in the country

Dear Annie: I currently live in a small town in rural Missouri. I grew up here, and my husband grew up here, and we plan on raising our own family here, as well. The only time I left was for college. I moved to St. Louis for four years and enjoyed the new adventures of big-city life, but I ...

Concordia University Wisconsin releases spring honors list

CONCORDIA, Wis. — Concordia University Wisconsin officials have released the spring honors list for the 2016-2017 academic year. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.50 GPA. Among the area students named to the list were: Amanda Kuenzl, Bark River, she is a ...

Barbieri graduated from basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cameron V. Barbieri graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force ...