American Red Cross
Central Lake, noon-5:45 p.m. Jan. 28, Central Lake High School, 8190 W. State.
Pellston, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Jan. 29, Pellston High School, 172 N. Park St.
Gaylord, noon-5:45 p.m. Jan. 30, FOE Eagles Club, 515 S. Wisconsin Ave.
Mio, 1-6:45 p.m. Jan. 30, Mio AuSable School, 1110 W. 8th St.
Mancelona, 2-6:45 p.m. Jan. 31, North Central Academy, 5055 Corey Road.
Petoskey, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 1, Petoskey American Red Cross, 2350 Mitchell Park Dr.
Kalkaska, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 4, Kaliseum Recreation Complex, 1900 Fairgrounds Road.
Wolverine, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 4, Wolverine Community Center, 5716 E. Main.
Boyne Falls, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Feb. 5, Boyne Falls School, 01662 M-75 South.
East Jordan, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 5, East Jordan Civic Center, 101 Civic Center Lane.
Benzonia, 1:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 28, bus, Shop-N-Save, 1747 Benzie Highway.
Traverse City, 1-7 p.m. Jan. 28, St. Francis Catholic Church, 1025 S. Union St.
Bear Lake, 2-6 p.m. Jan. 29, bus, Bear Lake School, 7748 Cody St.
Manton, 2-7 p.m. Jan. 30, bus, Amish Community, 6702 E. 16½ St.
Evart, 1-6 p.m. Jan. 31, Evart Amish Community Building, 6818 60th Ave.
Maple City, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 31, Glen Lake High School cafeteria stage, 3375 W. Burdickville Road.
Traverse City, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Grand Traverse Academy gym, 1245 E. Hammond Road.
Reed City, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 1, St. Philip Neri Church hall, 831 S. Chestnut St.
Elk Rapids, 1-7 p.m. Feb. 4, Elk Rapids Community meeting room, 410 Bridge St.
Frankfort, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 5, bus, Frankfort High School, 534 11th St.
Traverse City, 1-6 p.m. Feb. 5, The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster.
Traverse City, 3-6 p.m. Feb. 5, Trinity Lutheran Church meeting room, 1003 S. Maple St.
Manistee, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 6, Casman Academy gym, 225 9th St.
Kalkaska, 2-6 p.m. Feb. 6, Kalkaska Community Education Center, 419 S. Coral St.
For details about American Red Cross Blood Drives, call 347-5984 or (800) 582-2240, ext. 109; for information on American Red Cross drives in northern Michigan, visit redcrossmichigan.org.
For details about Michigan Blood Drives, call 935-3030 or (866) MIBLOOD (option six) or visit miblood.org.
American Red Cross
Priest uses big rig to make special deliveries
Father Ray Cotter delivers more than sermons. Two weeks ago, the former truck truck driver turned priest drove a semi-tractor-trailer rig to Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., to pick up 1,164 free military computers for use in Michigan Catholic schools in the dioceses of Lansing, Saginaw, Gaylord and Marquette.Continued ...
Mental Wellness: Dealing with difficult people
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Body & Soul in Brief: 05/18/2013
Lupus meeting; cancer survivor picnic; Lyme disease support group; and more.Continued ...
Area Blood Drives: 05/18/2013
Find a blood drive in the area:Continued ...
Perspectives: Structuring a balanced life as we age
Whether we realize it or not, we all live within “structure.” Sometimes it becomes too limiting or too confining. This can be physical, emotional and spiritual.Continued ...
Health Newsmakers: 05/18/2013
In June, Barbara McIntyre, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LPC, will present the paper “Grief Expression and Healing Through Art” at the 44th annual American Art Therapy Conference in Seattle.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 11, 2013
Competition puts students' theological knowledge to test
Which came first, the Bible or the Catholic Church? Which book of the New Testament is categorized as a book of history? What are the names of the heavenly angels?Continued ...
Senior Focus: Creating 'covers of love'
For over a year now, dedicated ladies — and a few gentlemen — have met faithfully, using their passion and talents to create more than 100 quilts for injured children and adults.Continued ...
Body&Soul in Brief: 05/11/2013
Senior Expo; church carnival; church yard sale; and more.Continued ...
Area Blood Drives: 05/11/2013
Blood drives in the area:Continued ...
Body&Soul Newsmakers: 05/11/2013
Michigan Blood has released the names of blood donors in Kalkaska, Leelanau and Wexford counties who recently reached new gallon levels:Continued ...
- Saturday, May 4, 2013
Volunteers bring mobility to amputees
Todd Stone and Ryan Fettig expected to have the weekend off when they arrived in the Dominican Republican several weeks ago with 27 prosthetic arms, hands, legs and feet weighing a total of 300 pounds.Continued ...
Adapted in TC: Advice from others only goes so far
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Body & Soul in Brief: 05/04/2013
Special Olympics Equestian team; Stroke Club marks 30 years; and more.Continued ...
Health Newsmakers: 05/04/2013
Michigan Blood donors reach new gallon levels:Continued ...
Area Blood Drives: 05/04/2013
Where to donate blood in the area:Continued ...
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Pet remembrance service aims to provide support
Kerri Collier knows better than most the grief that can follow the death of a beloved pet. She sees it all as owner of Great Lakes Pet Memorial and Crematory in Traverse City.Continued ...
Mardi Link: Wishing, wanting and waiting
My husband, bless his heart, came to northern Michigan by way of Arizona, where year after year, April pretty much does what she’s told.Continued ...
Body & Soul in Brief: 04/27/2013
Day of Prayer; Church Women United; Breakfast series. (Plus more)Continued ...
Perspectives: Grandkids in one syllable — Love
Sometimes it takes more than the distance of one generation for us to realize the good our parents did.Continued ...
Area Blood Drives: 04/27/2013
Where to donate blood in the area:Continued ...
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Munson reaches out to provide support in Kenya
Some 7,800 miles separate Munson Medical Center and a private hospital in Chogoria, Kenya. A new international option in Munson’s family practice residency training program aims to bridge that distance.Continued ...
Mental Wellness: Taking time to hear silence
I have a hard time sitting still. When I get to work I turn on music. When I wait in line at the store, I check my phone for emails. I brainstorm new ideas for projects while I’m driving and listening to the radio. I allow myself to do this because I frame it around productivity and efficiency. In reality, I have a hard time with silence.Continued ...
Body & Soul in Brief: 04/20/2013
Relay for Life kick off; lyme disease support group; diaper drive and more.Continued ...
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