Lifestyles Archive

Just keep moving

Just keep moving

Area seniors keep fit through exercise MANISTEE — There’s a definite peaceful pace to the way Duane Davis walks the Manistee Riverwalk. It’s not slow, but by no means is it brisk, either. And Doris Bowling chuckles about the journeys she takes and the places she sees on her bike: “Well, you don’t go far.” […]

DRAFT PICKS: Smokin’ smooth

DRAFT PICKS: Smokin’ smooth

One of the beers reviewed today is a smoky Imperial Stout. A lot of beer lovers enjoy a touch of ‘smoke’ in their brews. Many do not. Smokiness in beer is infused in the brewing process. It isn’t that someone pours some ‘liquid smoke’ in at some stage.  It all begins with the roasting of […]

Knowing your food

Knowing your food

CSA provides opportunity for families to have fun in the kitchen MANISTEE — For those who like a wide variety fresh produce to play with in the kitchen, community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a good option and a growing trend. CSAs are based on a partnership between the farmer and consumer in which the customer purchases […]

Capturing local beauty

Capturing local beauty

Book puts region’s beauty to work for community projects ONEKAMA — It’s common knowledge that Northwest Michigan’s beauty can be captured through great photography, but a group in Onekama is putting the region’s beautiful qualities to work for the good of the community. Through the sales of the coffee table book titled “1, Photographs and Memories,” […]

Steer-ed in the right direction

Steer-ed in the right direction

Putney and Nordbeck families celebrate landmark The four Hs that the youth-development organization 4-H stand for are: head, heart, hands and health. It is clear that those are the values held stead fast by the Putney and Nordbeck families. “We’re a 4-H family,” said Lorraine (Putney) Nordbeck, with an undeniable gleam of pride in her […]

AMISH COOK: Wedding prep and washer breakdown

AMISH COOK: Wedding prep and washer breakdown

By Lovina Eicher The Amish Cook All is quiet here at the Eicher household. Everyone has retired for the evening. I will be glad to join them, but I can’t neglect the duty of getting this column ready for the mail tomorrow. I will leave early to go help bake pies at brother Albert’s house. […]