Slow Open

Congratulations everyone, we made it through May! The weather is steadily getting nicer, the flowers are steadily blooming, and stores are slowly starting to open. The island has participated in a “soft soft opening” to the season, keeping the elders of our community in mind as we get the tourist season started up. I’ve ventured…

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Spring in View

There’s been some changes going on down by the boardwalk that I could see slightly from my window, but I finally had a chance to see it close-up recently: The beach had receded so much over the winter that some parts of the boardwalk had reached under the boardwalk, so the city quickly began work…

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A View From My Window

This time in quarantine has taken a little bit of a toll on me… it’s difficult to feel creative while confined to one space. That being said, most of my time, when I’m not working on lessons for my classes, is being spent reading new books, finding new books to read (yes, this activity takes…

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5 Resources to help you stay positive during the Covid-19 crisis

With the stay home, stay safe order extending to April 30, and the ominous presence of Covid-19 reaching our towns, it can be difficult to stay positive throughout the day. Turning on the TV doesn’t always help either, as it seems like the only news that I ever hear is about the virus. And yes,…

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Quiet Town

I’ve been in self-quarantine just as I hope most of us out there has, and it’s not the best feeling being stuck inside all day long. How has everyone out there been doing? There are quite a few measures put into place here on the island. We’re following all of Whitmer’s orders, and from what…

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Changes in Season

There are always a lot of moving parts happening in March, whether we notice it or not. Changes in weather, additions to staff, stores quietly getting ready for the season, snowmobiles being stored away, snowmobiles braving the lack of snow on roads… the first time I left the island this month was in the first…

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