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The quiet roar of spring’s first dandelions

ESCANABA — A brave little lion is hiding by the backyard fence. Even though the cold April winds blow, this tough lion takes root. This cat claws its way upward and blossoms forth with its fluffy yellow mane even though the nights are still cold. Nothing is as stubborn as the common ...

Arbor Day should be about growing trees, not just planting them

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Karen D. Holl, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Pedro Brancalion, Universidade de Sao Paulo. (THE CONVERSATION) For 149 years, ...

He left her for a man but won’t support her gay daughter

Dear Annie: My second husband and I were together for 20 years. I’ll call him “Dominic.” We met at a vulnerable time in my life, and he was the kindest man I ever met. Dominic wanted to get married immediately, but I was reluctant, as I’d just gotten out of a marriage with a cheater, ...

Briefs

Wells Lions Club raffle winner named ESCANABA — The winner of the Wells Lions Club 52-week raffle for the week of April 26 is Dave Artley of Escanaba, who won $100. This was week 39 of the raffle. Onagomingkway DAR plans meeting ESCANABA — The Onagomingkway Chapter, NSDAR, will hold ...

Shopping small makes a big impact on your community

I get it. It’s easy to shop on Amazon. Running low on toilet paper? Need lightbulbs? Want a bath caddy on a whim? With two clicks and even less thought, the item you need/want/desire is at your doorstep, often in 48 hours or less. Shopping locally requires more thought. Supporting small ...

Get the kids in on cleaning in age-appropriate ways

Dear Readers: Kids and cleaning are two things that don’t often go together. Let’s fix that. Kids of all ages can pitch in to help. Here’s a primer, experts agree, on who can do what based on age: Ages 2-3: Make the bed, pick up toys and books, put dirty clothes in the hamper, help feed ...