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KARYN ARMSTEAD: IN FOR THE RIDE OF HER LIFE: TEEN EQUESTRIAN FROM CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE AN OLYMPIC HOPEFUL


Karyn Armstead with her horse Petro this year at  the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show after winning a blue ribbon in Dorset, Vermont. 

Photo courtesy of the Armstead Family

By Nadia Sellers, Contributing Writer

CHICAGO, IL -- Karyn Armstead is not your ordinary teen, she’s actually quite extraordinary. Unlike most young ladies her age, Karyn already has her life planned out. In fact, she dreams of one day becoming an Olympic equestrian champion. 
Read More Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Excuse me, Are you Listening?: Spend time with your tribe

 By Rina Risper

 
Recently, my daughter Anissa and I went on a trip to Lexington, KY.  Bluegrass country with its sprawling lush pastures dotted with horses was breathtaking.  I could not tell the difference between the types of horse but it was so beautiful and serene.
 
Read More Wednesday, August 7, 2019
What’s RSVP of Ingham, Eaton & Clinton Counties?

Grandma Dorothy has been a tremendous volunteer at Cornell Elementary in Okemos, MI.  She is a foster grandparent and has impacted so many lives.

Courtesy photo
Read More Wednesday, August 7, 2019
“I lost Everything, but I have Everything”

 By Jeannine N. Williams

 
The title of this article are the exact words, I said after losing everything I owned in an apartment fire and experiencing one trial after another.  What else could go wrong? Although, I felt numb, and in disbelief. 
Read More Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Recipe:Cheesecake Ice Cream with Fruit Swirls

Pure indulgence best describes this cheesecake ice cream featuring swirls of your favorite flavor of fruit spread.

Read More Wednesday, August 7, 2019
How Are You Going To Fund Your Real Estate Investment Endeavor?

 By Dale Huber

Broker, DS Huber Real Estate Group
 
Want to start investing in real estate or flipping properties but you don’t have a bunch of cash available?  You can!  You will just need some sort of financing to start your venture.
Read More Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Jill on Money: Important lessons as we reach dog days of summer

 By Jill Schlesinger

 
The first half of the year is over and I don't know about you, but I am exhausted! As I prepared for a much-needed week off, I thought back on some recent interviews I conducted with guests who inspired me. Three seem apt, as I prepared for vacation.
Read More Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Interpersonal Edge: Confused by co-workers who flatter, but don't follow through

 

By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
 
Q: I work with people who constantly tell me how much they value me but treat me badly. They are late to meetings and don't follow through. Weirdly enough, they also flatter me a lot. How do I figure out how to handle these confusing people
Read More Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Movie: Aladdin

 Studio:   Disney (2hrs. 8mins)

Plot:   A street rat frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince in order to marry a beautiful princess.
Cast:  Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Marwan Kenzari, Billy Magnussen, Nasim Pedrad
Rating:  PG
Bottom Line:   ***1/2
Read More Wednesday, August 7, 2019
F.O.C.U.S. Focus On Creating Ur Success -Through Faith- Part II

 

By Jeaninne Belton Williams
 
I want to start off by saying that, “faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by  the word of God (Romans 10:17KJV) ; and now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1KJV).” “For we know that God works all things for good, for those who love him and called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28 NIV).” How do you put these scriptures into action and help you focus on creating your success through faith? But more importantly, bring honor and glory to God.  What are you hoping for today?  What are you seeking God for at this very moment?  It takes trust and complete faith that God will bring every one of your dreams and desires into fruition.  
 
Read More Saturday, May 4, 2019
Travel: Peeling back layers of history in Evora

The Chapel of Bones, at the Church of St. Francis, contains thousands of skulls and bones unearthed from various Evora churchyards. 

Photo credit: Cathy Lu, Rick Steves’ Europe. 
Read More Wednesday, May 1, 2019
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE FREE FROM LIMITATIONS OF TIME?

 Have you found yourself trying to get the most out of a 24-hour day, but usually ending up with more to be done – and more stress?

Read More Tuesday, April 16, 2019
THE COLD REALITY OF HOMELESSNESS IN MID MICHIGAN

 The City Rescue Mission located at 607 E Michigan Avenue in Lansing, MI was founded in 1911 as a Christian ministry that first meets spiritual needs. While they  provide for physical needs for those coming to the Mission for services, they do ask guests to attend a brief, non-denominational, Christian chapel service. 

Read More Monday, April 1, 2019
MY PET WORLD: How to stop a small dog from being mischievous when left alone

Dear Cathy,

 
We have an 11-year-old dachshund named Schnitzel. Whenever we leave home for more than an hour or so, she pulls down clothes, pulls the Kleenex box off the table and pulls the tissues out or grabs the end of a toilet paper roll and has a grand old time pulling that out too. What can we do? - Lloyd, Tucson, AZ
Read More Saturday, March 30, 2019
Recipe: Chicken Taco Soup

Look no further for a quick and certain antidote to car pools and commutes than this taco-flavored, cheesy chicken soup. Chunks of tender chicken mingle with bell pepper and tomatoes in creamy and spicy sauce. Serve it with tortilla chips for a bit of crunch.

Read More Saturday, March 30, 2019
Milk Means More Recipe: Greek Cheese Burgers

Burgers on the grill take on a whole new meaning when they’re made with cottage cheese and topped with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and Garlic Mint sauce.

Read More Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Public Access to Information

 

By Howard T. Spence

Throughout our history the person who has control over information has been able to assert leadership and control over many of the dialogues and decisions which are most important to us in many of our everyday activities and undertakings.
Read More Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Count It All Joy

 By Jeannine N. Williams

 
Have you ever been told by your family, friends, religious folks, and people in the church, “to count it all joy” when you are in a midst of a major life storm? This phrase is biblical and it’s in the book of James 1:2-3. The King James version of the bible states, “my brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diver temptations. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.”  
 
Read More Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The Pros and Cons of Cruising

Cruising might not be for everyone, but it's an economic, efficient, and popular of mode of travel in Europe and beyond. 

 
Photo by Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves' Europe.
Read More Wednesday, March 13, 2019
IN THE KNOW: Dale and Sara Huber: The “Real” in Real Estate Investing

Dale and Sara Huber stand in their conference room at 330 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. next to a map pinned with over 500 properties.

Read More Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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