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Mary Christine Calkins

Ms. Mary Christine Calkins, 76, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 at her home in Whitehall. She was born April 23, 1938 to Marion J. and Mary Alice (Dion) Calkins in Muskegon, the first of 18 children, and lived all of her life in the Muskegon and Whitehall areas. She was a longtime member of St. James Catholic Church in Montague, enjoyed cooking and gardening, but most of all she loved her family. Comments (0)

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What's your favorite Christmas song?

Christmas songs come in many varieties, fun and lively, sacred, nostalgic, and irreverent, to name a few types. What's your favorite Christmas song?

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Tanya's Topics- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for a Greener Holiday

Being “green” is complicated during the holidays, what with all the gift giving, wrapping, decorating, traveling, and eating we do! From Thanksgiving to the New Year’s Eve holiday, energy use goes up and we use more resources and create more pollution. More solid waste (an additional one million tons each week) is created in the U.S. than any other time during the year. Comments (0)

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