Opinion and insight are
shared on local, national, and
global topics. From random
acts of kindness; to decisions
being made by government;
and the role of the media
in our culture.

Marty Doorn is the founder and
owner of WGRT 102.3 FM

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Give Where You Live

On May 6, 2014, our community will participate in a national day of giving.   The Community Foundation of St. Clair County is inviting every member of our community to “give where you live” on May 6th, by making a donation to a program, cause, or organization you care about.  Every donation made on May 6th will receive matching funds…

Give Where You Live

On May 6, 2014, our community will participate in a national day of giving.   The Community Foundation of St. Clair County is inviting every member of our community to “give where you live” on May 6th, by making a donation to a program, cause, or organization you care about.  Every donation made on May 6th will receive matching funds from local and national sources.   Large and small gifts will combine together and go directly to strengthening the work of our local nonprofits in the Blue Water Area.  With your help our community can raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single day. To make a donation on May 6th, go to www.givewhereyoulive2014.org  and pick out the organization you want to give to and make your credit or debit card donation … it’s safe, secure and easy!   If you prefer to make a donation by check, stop by the Give Where You Live tent on the Greenway at SC4 between the hours of 9am and 4pm on May 6th.  This is a great opportunity for our community to rally together in support of those non-profits that do amazing work on our behalf.  Give Where You Live.

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Take a Class

St. Clair County is very fortunate to have a community college in our area.  Not only does it sport a beautiful campus, but, each Spring, the public is invited for a day of “free” classes provided by instructors, residents and local business people.  “Free College Day” is an opportunity to be introduced to a new…

Take a Class

St. Clair County is very fortunate to have a community college in our area.  Not only does it sport a beautiful campus, but, each Spring, the public is invited for a day of “free” classes provided by instructors, residents and local business people.  “Free College Day” is an opportunity to be introduced to a new hobby or skill.  In the past, classes on photography, yoga, dance, art and even windmill construction have been part of the day.   At what other time, can you experience quilting, and in the next hour learn the basics of the Tango?  Be sure to check out the list of classes and instruction being offered on Saturday, April 13th.  You can register online at http://www.sc4.edu/freecollege/ – but hurry, classes fill up quickly!

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This Old House

This house demolition issue has put council members Ken Harris, Brian Moeller and Mayor Pauline Repp on one side with Alan Lewandowski, Domingo Ruiz and Sherrie Archibald on the other. (Rachel Cole is on the sidelines due to being absent) Harris, Moeller and Repp have stated they are willing to giving the homeowner more time.…

This Old House

This house demolition issue has put council members Ken Harris, Brian Moeller and Mayor Pauline Repp on one side with Alan Lewandowski, Domingo Ruiz and Sherrie Archibald on the other. (Rachel Cole is on the sidelines due to being absent) Harris, Moeller and Repp have stated they are willing to giving the homeowner more time. While we are no experts, WGRT did tour the home and property. It doesn’t look like a typical tear down. Henry Hudson seems to have the knowledge and experience needed to complete the work. Following the vote on Monday Port Huron residents have used the media to express their opinions and most are siding with Harris, Moeller and Repp. Many are calling for changes on election day. However, with an abysmal 20% turnout incumbents may have little to fear. As of now Lewandowski, Ruiz and Archibald are in control and they say the house is coming down.

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It Is Better To Give Than Receive

All summer long WGRT makes winners out of listeners awarding a number of entertainment prizes, including golf packages, Michigan’s Adventure Tickets, Michigan Renaissance tickets, and Cedar Point tickets.  This week, a Facebook contest was posted and in less than forty-eight hours, just under 5,600 people viewed the post.  We heard some amazing stories in the…

It Is Better To Give Than Receive

All summer long WGRT makes winners out of listeners awarding a number of entertainment prizes, including golf packages, Michigan’s Adventure Tickets, Michigan Renaissance tickets, and Cedar Point tickets.  This week, a Facebook contest was posted and in less than forty-eight hours, just under 5,600 people viewed the post.  We heard some amazing stories in the entries.    Here are some samples:

 ”I would give my tickets to Dwayne Way and his family, he is a coworker who last fall had a stroke. He was paralyzed and wheelchair bound and has made miracle strides to get back to being able to do simple things like eat and walk everyday things we take for granted, …………! His wife and kids have stood by his side through this all! Please let him win or let me win and give them this vacation!”

“I want to go to take my to teen sons that haven’t been able to go anywhere the last to summer because there step dad was in a bad acct .. And 5 months later had to have a liver transplant … So our life has been taking care of him .. And my boys have been great about all of this …. And my cousin has done so much to help me out I would take her with us .. Sometimes I don’t think I could do all this with out her .. I thank God everyday for being blessed with great kids and a great cousin. .. To be able to give them something nice would make me feel great .. It’s hard for me to write this letter and not cry ..”

What is remarkable is that these folks still have faith and hope in the future.  They carry on even though the times are hard.  We, at WGRT are grateful to spread a little sunshine in their summer, and help them have a bit of fun.

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