The Gift of Friendship During Breast Cancer and Beyond

The Gift of Friendship During Breast Cancer and Beyond Eastern Michigan University Girls  By Karin Burnett In the fall of 1982, a group of 17- and 18-year-old girls moved into their dorm rooms on the third floor of Sellers Hall on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. As it should have been, life was simple, our […]

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Aromatherapy Calm and Relaxed

Time to relax naturally Aromatherapy Calm and Relaxed. Aromatherapy using plant materials and aromatic plant oils including essential oils to alter one’s mood, cognitive, psychological and physical well being – has been around for centuries. The use of essential oils for therapeutic, spiritual, hygienic and ritualistic purposes goes back to a number of ancient civilizations including […]

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The Local Grocer Farm to Store to Fork

Lifelong Flint residents Erin Caudell and Franklin Pleasant had a vision of giving Flint residents an opportunity to purchase locally grown produce, without pesticides or petroleum-based fertilizers. That vision has become a reality with the debut of their new store, The Local Grocer, at the corner of M.L. King and University avenues, just north of […]

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Erin Caudell – Starting a business in downtown Flint

Q. Why did you decide to start The Local Grocer? The Local Grocer’s M.L. King Avenue location is an expansion of our store inside the Flint Farmers’ Market. Our farm in Beecher supplies much of the produce we sell. We work with other small farmers that also share our production values and growing practices. Our […]

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