Growing Up Lapeer: Sweeney’s Bakery and the Metamora Landfill

I was a janitor while I was in high school. Every Wednesday after school and Saturday mornings I had to clean an office. I emptied the trash, cleaned the bathrooms, swept and mopped the floors. As jobs go, it wasn't difficult, and it did have some perks. I had my own mop bucket with one …

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Scandal at Maple Valley – Episode 28: Hank Rider and the Saddlehorns

Another Founders' Day celebration has come and gone. Except for a few minor problems including a bunch of chickens escaping from a farm float during the parade and running through the streets of Maple Valley, it was a great success. The special guest band for the main event was Hank Rider and the Saddlehorns. It's …

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The Most Delicious Peppermint Mocha

I really didn't think it was possible. Honestly. Finding a peppermint mocha, which I absolutely love, that is better than the ones I have so thoroughly enjoyed from Starbucks, was inconceivable. I don't have any idea how many peppermint mochas I've happily sipped since I first tried one. Many Christmases have inspired me to buy …

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