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Preparing for family gatherings is complicated when factoring in everyone’s busy schedules. I am grateful for the slivers of time we can carve out. My commitments this season are numerous. Instead of slowing down things seem to be ramping up. I am singing in 2 concerts and at Christmas Eve service. Bell Choir practice is once a week. I got a role in our local theatre production set for late January and early February, so I am learning lines and rehearsing. I took on a different role at my church: Creating art pieces with area kids mostly using my miniatures supplies, and plan to provide this event once a month. All this busy is using my creative side, so even if it is overwhelming at times, it’s fun. My schedule is a big part of the complication factor of our family time.

Our newest writer Bertie speaks about family traditions in her column “Can I Talk Now?” Our fiction piece by Jackie Bojarski stars a kitten and a dog. Check out Newton’s Road for an Eco-Friendly Holiday. Our community spotlight column is about Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre. There is a “Helping Hearts” column which offers suggestions for local support and giving, and a feature story about Child and Family Services. Our “Places in Time” column is about Northport’s Mill Pond.

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Laura Lee Kalchik


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