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A STEP in the Right Direction

By Courtney Conover – Here’s an undeniable fact of life: No matter what you see on the surface, there is often more to the story. Whether it’s the dutiful employee who, despite living out of her car, arrives to work day in and day out with a jovial disposition, or the...
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Boxing’s “First Lady” training in Norwayne

By Courtney Conover – It’s as if the earliest years of Cecilia Braekhus’s childhood prepared her for her life’s profession. “I was born in Columbia and grew up in a foster home before I was adopted in Norway,” explains Braekhus, a world-class boxer who reigned as the...
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Make your hotel room feel like home without spending a ton

The season of travel is once again upon us. Whether your next trip will be prompted by the ritual of breaking bread at Aunt Martha’s on Thanksgiving Day, or simply wanting to escape the cold and snow that is part and parcel with winter in Michigan, many of us will soon have our...
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Tiffany Walker, owner of Moonlit Mystic, has created an intriguing oasis in downtown Wayne

By Courtney Conover – It’s not a store. It’s more like a destination, a wellspring, an experience in energetic healing. Or, as one might say, a literal gem. Moonlit Mystic, an edgy and eclectic metaphysical store, is unlike anything that exists here in the City of Wayne—and...
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Dealing with a difficult diagnosis

By Courtney Conover – Natalie McCurry Rhaesa, 50, is the baby of the McCurry family, but that’s not her only distinguishing characteristic. “My four siblings all have names that start with D—Donna, Donald, Jr. (who goes by Jim), Dianna, and Doug—and then there’s me,” says...
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Listen carefully. Do you hear it?

Mindful Moment – By Courtney Conover It’s the sound of change happening all around us. It’s the sound of school buses pulling up the curb, alarm clocks blaring far earlier than we’d like, and, in some instances, it’s the silence that inhabits the space where noise once...
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Rotary Club of Wayne – Serving the community for 100 years-and counting

By Courtney Conover – One chance encounter has the power to change everything. The Wayne Rotary experienced this principle firsthand. In fact, the story of this club’s establishment is so serendipitous that one might find it unbelievable if it weren’t true… It all started...
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Wait! Don’t toss your coffee grounds just yet

Joe. Java. Fuel. Liquid energy. Call your coffee whatever you want…just don’t call your leftover coffee grounds trash. Long after your K-cup has been used or your coffee carafe is empty, there’s still tons of life left in those dark, grainy coffee grounds. But...
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Driving the Family Business at Jack Demmer Ford, “The Demmer difference” is more than just a motto. It’s a blueprint for success.

By Courtney Conover – From toy doctor kits and baby dolls to miniature squad cars and play food, it’s a known fact that a child’s play often imitates real life. This principle certainly applies to Jim Demmer, vice president of Jack Demmer Ford here in Wayne. “I recall being...
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6 Michigan must see spots to visit this summer

Like the saying goes: There’s no place like home. And that’s especially true if home is here in the Great Lakes State. After all we’ve endured over the past two years, many of us are itching to return to the summers of yore. If getting out and exploring once again is on your...