Cathie Martin

National Public Health Week

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Every April since 1995, communities nationwide have joined together with two common threads: public health and prevention to celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW). This year, NPHW 2014 will focus on guiding communities through the evolving public health system with the theme, “Public Health: Start Here.”   The public health system that keeps our communities healthy…

Donate Life Month At Wayne State – Heart Of A Warrior Event

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Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and organ donation leaders kicked off Donate Life Month at Wayne State University this week with music, awards and an energetic call for community members to sign up on Michigan’s Organ Donor Registry.  The kick-off also included a one-day campaign by a small army of volunteers – mostly organ recipients…

Blue Water Chamber Hires New President

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A new President and CEO will take her place at the Blue Water Area Chamber.  According to Chamber Board Chair, Tim Lozen, the  Board has hired  Thelma Castillo, who was previously employed by the Detroit Regional Chamber, one of the largest chambers in the country.  She brings over 18 years of chamber experience.  Her areas of expertise…

PKSA Karate Hosts Karate Presentation Fundraiser For Wigs 4 Kids

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Wigs 4 Kids has partnered with local martial arts academy, PKSA Karate for a karate presentation fundraiser on Saturday, June 7, 2014 – 7:00 pm at South Lake High School’s auditorium.  PKSA Karate students will be showcasing the art of “Tang-Soo-Do” that will be performed to an exciting assortment of popular music. PKSA is an…

Sheriff Dog Receives Bullet-proof Vest!

K-9 Fist receives his new vest at CBP Port Huron

The St. Clair County Sheriff Department dog, Fist, received a bullet-proof vest thanks to the fundraising efforts of a group of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.  The officers raised more than $1,200 during a bowling fundraiser at the Voyager Restaurant, Sports Bar and Bowling Center in St. Clair, according to a news release.  Fist…

Archaeological Dig In Port Huron For SC4 Students

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St. Clair County Community College is again offering a hands-on anthropology class that will take students on an archaeological dig in Port Huron.  Students in the Archaeological Field Methods class will excavate the Draper Park site, a former Native American seasonal camp. The park is on a glacial beach ridge near the St. Clair River…

SC4 Symphonic Band, Jazz Band To Present Spring Concert

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The St. Clair County Community College Symphonic Band and Jazz Band will present a Springapalooza concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in SC4’s Fine Arts Theatre.  The SC4 Symphonic Band and Jazz Band are conducted by Erick J. Senkmajer.  Tickets are $7 for adults, with free admission for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade when accompanied by…

Algonac Votes To Hire New School Superintendent

John Stryker

Algonac Community Schools has hired a new superintendent who will take the reins beginning July 1st of this year.  At a special school board meeting last night, Tuesday, April 1st the Algonac Board of Education voted unanimously to hire the 47-year old Stryker who currently serves as superintendent for New Lothrop Area Public Schools.  According…

U.S. Representative Miller – Holds Hearing Friday, 4th

Rep. Candice Miller

U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, will hold a hearing on Friday, April 4th at 9:00 a.m. entitled, “Passport Fraud: An International Vulnerability.”   Chairman Miller on the hearing: “Since 9/11, the U.S. has made great strides in its passport screening procedures by screening against terror and watch lists, immigration…

Lawmaker Addresses Challenges Faced By Former Service Members

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  State Rep. Paul Muxlow will host a veterans town hall on Monday, April 14 to address challenges facing men and women in returning to civilian life after serving their nation.  Rep. Muxlow, R-Brown City, will be joined by Jason Allen, senior policy advisor for the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The meeting will take place…