2014 in Review: Accent Features
January 2, 2015 - accent chair
Here are 10 of a favorite Accent underline stories we published in 2014.
• 25,000 quilts and counting: Last Christmas a Midland Quiltmakers put a finishing touches on coverlet No. 25,000. Some 12 women accumulate any Tuesday morning in a groundwork of Midland Church of a Brethren and stitch quilts to be sent around a universe to orphans, a sick, veterans and a forgotten. “Quiltmakers have a large heart, presumably a biggest,” pronounced Judy Harris, a unaccepted ring personality of a group.
• Midland maestro respected in Normandy ceremonies: Emil Schmidt, a maestro of a U.S. Army, perceived a minute from ninth grader Bryce Robinson, a rope tyro during Lakeshore High School in Michigan. Robinson wanted to respect Schmidt on a band’s arriving outing to Normandy, France. Robinson was to wear Schmidt’s name on his rope uniform epaulet and, along with other bandmates, shower Michigan silt on a graves of those from a state who died there.
• Hanging it up: Dorothy Spangler of Sanford was to retire in Nov from Cintas No. 346 in Midland after 60-plus years during a same workplace. The plcae of a trickery has stayed a same though a business has operated underneath opposite names and owners during her time there. “Irreplaceable,” pronounced ubiquitous manager Pete Shepherd of Spangler. “They don’t come any improved than Dorothy.”
• Orthotics assistance internal pooch walk: 10-year-old Missy, a golden Labrador, wears tradition orthotic leg braces on her behind legs, that allows her to travel 3 times a day. The dog has lapse in her Achilles tendons.
• ShangriLa behind a bicycles: Larry and Sherry Jacobs of Midland have built their possess cut of paradise. The many manifest origination is a bike fence, a quarrel of 23 bicycles of several makes, sizes and years, parked tire to tire along one side of their property. “This is my shelter and escape,” Sherry pronounced of a skill that has woods and trails.
• Still styling after all these years: Betty Sczepanski of Auburn is still styling hair after 50-plus years behind a chair. She has been slicing and styling women’s hair given 1960, and has owned and operated her possess shop, Betty’s Beauty Shop, given 1966. “We speak about everything,” she pronounced of her customers. “You wouldn’t wish to hear it. And that’s all I’m gonna tell you.”
• Afloat in a Pacific: Midland clergyman Beth Christiansen was spending dual months aboard a low sea drill-equipped ship, that was holding core samples from a building of a Pacific Ocean. She was one of dual teachers in a republic comparison to share commentary in blog posts and video conferences with classrooms opposite a United States as good as Europe.
• Food trucks during Midland Farmers Market: Four Daily News staffers motionless to lunch during a Midland Farmers Market one summer day, and headed to a Tridge area in hunt of food vendors. They were happy to find 4 food trucks and systematic one object from any vendor. The party returned to a bureau to representation any food, and wrote their food impressions with readers.
• This aged barn: The large red Oskvarek barn, that has stood off Jefferson Road in Larkin Township given a early 1900s, was to be ripped down and a timber repurposed for several uses. The stable had been a core of Augusta and Frank Oskvarek’s family farm. Augusta, who has lived on a skill for scarcely 70 years, pronounced she was happy that a stable will be used again in furniture, home decorations and even tools of new architecture.
• Walk in a Park: Daily News retirement Stuart Frohm review final year that Midland had 72 city parks. So he set off to see all of a parks and take during slightest one good sketch in any of them. “Although parks can be bustling places, we roughly always encountered still beauty,” Frohm wrote. “Most mostly — maybe since of my timing — we was a usually chairman in a 59 area parks. An generally pleasing memory is of 3 deer extending to my left as we gathering toward a exit of Stratford Woods Park. Another prominence was a possibility to sketch damselflies resting on Sturgeon Creek Park leaves.”