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Read This: Altared: A Tale of Renovating a Medieval Church in Tuscany

As anyone who has ever traveled to Italy knows, movies like Under The Tuscan Sun, Letters To Juliette, and others are simply fuel for the fire of passion that is kindled once the visitor has had a taste of La Dolce Vita. After several years, and many trips to visit friends in Tuscany, Kyle Ball decided she wanted to buy a house in the Bel paese, or the beautiful country. Inexplicably, she was moved to buy an abandoned church in a tiny village near Greve in Chianti. Further, she spent untold amounts of money renovating it.

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes: The Phoenix

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Jul 17, 2022 / 0 comments

The approximate 6,000 ships that have succumbed to raging storms attest to the power of the Great Lakes. As I traveled, writing and compiling information for my three-volume travel series, Exploring Michigan’s Coasts, I heard or read the tales left behind by those ill-fated ships. They add a somber, but compelling backdrop to Michigan’s waterways.

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes: The Rockaway, Michigan’s Underwater Preserves, and the Michigan Maritime Museum

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Jul 10, 2022 / 0 comments

From 7/7/22 to 7/13/22 you can get a free 386-page PDF of Exploring Michigan’s Sunset Coasts. Go to author Julie Royce’s website at www.jkroyce.wordpress.com. Click the button on the sidebar and provide your email. Your email will be deleted once the book is sent. If you like the book, tell your friends and suggest they get the free PDF or buy the book on Amazon. Better yet, if you like it, write a review on Amazon. Let’s promote Michigan! 

 

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Texas Nonprofit Soundwaves Art Foundation Halfway To Goal Of Half A Million For Aid To Ukrainian Children

We translate the digital heartbeat of songs into one-of-a-kind artworks to raise money for nonprofits addressing the world’s most pressing problems.

Texas Nonprofit Soundwaves Art Foundation Halfway To Goal Of Half A Million For Aid To Ukrainian Children

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Changing Direction

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Jul 05, 2022 / 0 comments

It’s summer. The season of sandy feet, sun-kissed cheeks, and firepit chats that go on till dawn has returned. While the world is still in chaos and a global pandemic is still afoot, school’s out, camp’s in session, and children everywhere are in summer mode. 

It’s that time where everything is flooded with sunlight, fireflies dance amidst the sky, ice cream is a daily meal, dreams are big, possibilities are endless, and imaginations run wild. 

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes: The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

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Jul 02, 2022 / 0 comments

From 6/30/22 to 7/6/22 you can get a free 211-page PDF of Exploring Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Coasts. Go to author Julie Royce’s website at www.jkroyce.wordpress.com. Click the button on the sidebar and provide your email. Your email will be deleted once the book is sent. If you like the book, tell your friends and suggest they get the free PDF or buy the book on Amazon. Better yet, if you like it, write a review on Amazon. Let’s promote Michigan!  

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes: The Carl D. Bradley

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Jun 27, 2022 / 0 comments
From 6/23/22 to 6/29/22, you can get a free 386-page PDF of Exploring Michigan’s Sunset Coasts for use on your iPad or notebook as you travel. Go to author Julie Royce’s website at www.jkroyce.wordpress.com. Click the button on the sidebar and provide your email. Your email will be deleted once the book is sent. If you like the book, tell your friends and suggest they get the free PDF or buy the book on Amazon. Better yet, if you like it, write a review on Amazon. Let’s promote Michigan!  
 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: A Compendium

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Jun 23, 2022 / 0 comments

 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: A Compendium

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Tyler Gedman: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... It helps make me who I am

Tyler Gedman studied art at CCAC South Campus, and graduated in 2022. Tyler is continuing his education in the fall, but in the meantime, is substitute teaching and painting his way through life.

Tyler Gedman: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... It helps make me who I am

Musical Tapestries of Connection and Reflection

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Jun 20, 2022 / 0 comments

Music can help create connections; it can also help remember them. Music can recall times of kindness, of grace, of patience. A lot to ask of a song or a tune? Not necessarily.

Here are several pieces of music to go along with these ideas.

Musical Tapestries of Connection and Reflection

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