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The benefits of a truly wild life! | Notes from the North Woods

Research continues to confirm what most of us already knew as kids, that outdoor recreation provides a variety of important benefits that go well beyond the obvious fun and games.

Proud to be a grandma | Bakers Mills News

One thing for sure. The summer is going way to fast. Everyone is so busy trying to fit some much in for the warmer weather.

The Patchwork Quilt that We Call Life | Mill Creek Musings

Years ago women made quilts out of pieces of fabric from old, worn–out dresses.

Big shoes to fill! | Little Bits

Let’s talk shoes. I read somewhere Imelda Marcos had 3,000 pairs of shoes.

Camping memories | Little Bits

I love music and enjoy a little trivia. As the years roll by, though, many lyrics have escaped me like a slow leak in your car tire.

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Get back to nature and be happy! | Notes from the North Woods

In recent days, I’ve spent a fair share of time in the woods and on the mountains.

Vandalism troublesome | Little Bits

Most of these “Little Bits” are what I call fluff—light and fun. This one is not. It’s about vandalism in cemeteries and how I believe it to be abhorrent

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Get out ... and stay out! | Notes from the North Woods

For people who haven’t been paying attention, it’s time to get outside.

Surprise Bridal Shower | Bakers Mills News

There was a great surprise Bridal Shower last week at the Thurman Townhall for Nicole Ackley.

How is the weather? | Little Bits

When we can’t think of anything else to jaw about, the weather is always a good topic.

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Flags & Feathered Friends | Mill Creek Musings

I own a number of flags that I use throughout the year.

A lot of rain | Bakers Mills News

Sorry about no news last week. My computer did not want to cooperate. Another week of a lot of rain. Maybe keeping the bugs down.

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Wet woods, high water and tall tales | Notes from the North Woods

It’s been an extremely, wet week to be in the woods, which is good for mushrooms, gardeners, whitewater paddlers and waterfall photographers, but not for much else.

It’s over | Little Bits

A headline read, “It’s Over.” Like other traumatic events, most of us will remember what we were doing when the second of two Clinton Correctional Facility escapees was shot. This one lived.

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New EPA study: Trout and salmon will vanish by 2100 without action on climate change

All of the Adirondack Park’s iconic trout and salmon fishing destinations and cold-water fisheries would disappear from the landscape by the end of the century without global action to prevent the climate from overheating the park’s rivers, lakes and streams, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported late Monday.

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