Cathie Martin

Disasters – Not If – But When?

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Not If – But When  disaster strikes in your community was the overall the theme of an exercise held at the St. Clair County Administration Building throughout the entire day, Thursday.  Some 45 representatives from the local, state and federal levels met to discuss procedures in the event of a water or waste water incident. …

SC4 Professor To Present At Conference In Iceland

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St. Clair County Community College English and Philosophy Associate Professor Jim Soto of Port Huron will presentFriday, May 29, on the workings of democracy at an international conference at the University of Iceland.  Soto will speak at the conference, titled Workings of Democracy: Practices, Norms and Understanding, in Reykjavik, Iceland.  The title of Soto’s presentation…

Heat Awareness Day

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Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to the summer season.  It is also a good time to start thinking about summer weather hazards such as heat.  Today, May 22, is Heat Awareness Day in Michigan. Michigan averages about 5 heat related deaths each year.  The number of heat related illnesses are difficult to record, but…

Feast Of The Ste. Claire

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Saturday and Sunday May 23rd and 24th, Michigan Week will be celebrated at a living history re-enactment during the 35th annual Feast of the Ste. Claire.  The Feast takes place at Pine Grove Park in Port Huron – there is a full schedule of events which include a more than 500 reenactors, a parade, fife…

The Magic Of Veterans Affairs

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Over the past 5 months, the St. Clair County Department of Veterans Affairs (SCCVA) has gone through a significant transformation by changing their approach to providing services to local veterans and their families.  This also included rebranding their image, developing strong relations with local, state, and federal veteran’s service organizations, promoting the services they provide,…

Rep. Lauwers Hosts Summer Reading Contest For Area Students

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State Rep. Dan Lauwers this week announced he is sponsoring a summer reading contest for area elementary school children to help them improve their reading skills during the warmer months.  Children who attend elementary schools in the 81st House District are encouraged to read as many books as they can during June, July and August.…

Secretary Johnson Reminds Boaters To Stay Safe While Having Fun

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With the Memorial Day holiday marking the unofficial start of the boating season, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is reminding all watercraft owners to make safety a priority when enjoying Michigan’s many lakes, rivers and other waterways.  “Michigan has so much to offer when it comes to great water recreation,” said Johnson, who herself is…

Spaghetti Dinner To Benefit Nepal Earthquake Survivors

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Dr. Erina Kansakar is a General Surgeon in Port Huron.  She was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal.  She is working with a team of Nepali physicians and volunteers to help the earthquake survivors.  They are providing food, shelter and attending to their immediate medical needs. Nepal is a beautiful country in southeast Asia and…

Murdering Mother – Found Guilty

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The 61-year-old mother of a murdered man was found guilty this week of first-degree premeditated murder and related charges in the January 2014 death of her son, Ramsay Scrivo.    Donna Scrivo, a former nurse, is to be sentenced to life in prison without parole in Macomb County Circuit Court on June 23.  She stated that…