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The top home decorating trend: Infusing natural elements into the decor

The top home decorating trend: Infusing natural elements into the decor

Nature is bringing a breath of freshness into home decorating, but it’s more than just incorporating flowering pots or opening windows. The latest home decorating trend features natural elements in…

Tirrell Farmstead Specialties provides fresh food from the farm to home

Tirrell Farmstead Specialties provides fresh food from the farm to home

Anytime he gets the chance, Ben Tirrell loves to talk about the importance of fresh, Michigan-grown food. A farmer in Eaton County, Tirrell and his family, including his wife, Jessy…

Small Business Saturday the perfect time to ‘Shop Local’

Several local businesses are taking part in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, enticing customers with tremendous deals right here in their hometown. There may be no better time to…

Volunteers pack nearly 200 holiday packages to send troops overseas

Volunteers pack nearly 200 holiday packages to send troops overseas

Many hands make light work. More than 30 volunteers made sure of that Saturday, Nov. 23 as they packed 197 boxes to send to troops serving overseas as part of…

Santa Claus is coming to town … your town

As usual, Santa Claus is getting a head start on his holiday duties this year. The jolly old elf has already made stops in Dimondale and Charlotte and has no…

Empty Canvas a hit at Education Foundation’s inaugural Art Appreciation event

Empty Canvas a hit at Education Foundation’s inaugural Art Appreciation event

One by one Mike McMath pulled people from the crowd to help him fill his empty canvas with paint. Slowly, with the participation of those attending the Charlotte Public Schools…

Overcoming irritation in your running routine

Overcoming irritation in your running routine

Many men run to stay in shape or alleviate stress, but running can come with its own set of physical and mental irritations. To show all men that they can…

How to make household drafts a thing of the past

How to make household drafts a thing of the past

With the onset of cooler weather, now is the ideal time for homeowners to consider the efficiency of their heating systems. Drafts, gaps and poor insulation throughout the building envelope…

Going gluten free may not be enough to manage celiac disease

Going gluten free may not be enough to manage celiac disease

If you suffer from abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, joint pain, skin rash, mouth sores or tingling in the legs and feet, you may be one of the approximately 1 percent…

Being your own boss: getting your freelance or small business off the ground

Being your own boss: getting your freelance or small business off the ground

It’s one of the greatest American dreams. You make your own hours and choose your own clients, while doing what you love and getting paid for it. Starting your own…

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