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The new frontier: video games branch into reality

The new frontier: video games branch into reality

Professional race car driver Max Chilton is no stranger to driving at blistering speeds. Watching him control his car on the racetrack can be an unreal experience, like watching someone…

Create your own personal pension? It’s possible

Create your own personal pension? It’s possible

Retirement planning has certainly changed a lot over the years, hasn’t it? First came pensions, or defined benefit plans, with their guaranteed income for life. After that it was 401(k)s.…

Tips for grooming your furry friends

Tips for grooming your furry friends

Veterinarians get asked a lot of questions by pet parents, including whether they should groom their pooch or kitty. Dr. Laura Wiles with the Bramton Vet Council encourages people to…

Can your walls stand up to life?

Can your walls stand up to life?

Let’s face it. No matter how careful you are, an active family can take its toll on the interior of a house – especially on the walls. Depending on the…

Annual Maple Hill Cemetery Tour is Oct. 4 in Charlotte

The Eaton County Historical Commission (ECHC) will sponsor its fourth annual Maple Hill Cemetery Tour on Sunday, Oct. 4. The cemetery is located at 801 Tully Brown Drive in Charlotte. Tours…

Urban Air will ‘Wake Up Downtown’ Eaton Rapids Oct. 1-4

Those who may have wanted to go camping but just couldn’t see themselves out in the woods with the animals, spooky noises and missing all the comforts of home, now…

5 tips for painting like a pro this summer

5 tips for painting like a pro this summer

Sunny summer months are the perfect time for a colorful home refresh. With open windows, warm weather and the tips below, you can check painting off your list in a…

Ray Charles’ Island Auto Body focuses on exterior good looks

Ray Charles’ Island Auto Body focuses on exterior good looks

By Carla Bumstead Editor Ray Charles — owner and operator of Island Auto Body in Eaton Rapids — has always been “at home” in a body shop. As he was…

Health consequences of hard water

Health consequences of hard water

When you look at the cities that attract the most new citizens, particularly those in the senior age brackets, Phoenix and Tucson are usually up near the top of the…

Empower your kids to be tree heroes this summer

Empower your kids to be tree heroes this summer

Climbing trees, laughing around a campfire, counting fireflies or just taking in the aroma of the morning dew — these are some of the childhood memories that last a lifetime.…

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