WSV’s Steph Hightree put together a photo gallery from her family’s summer to share with her #MomLife readers. So pull out the projector and put on your Hawaiian shirts, it’s vacation photo time!
Watershed’s Amy East writes, “My brain, bless its little heart, is probably (and maybe optimistically) described as organized chaos at any given moment. Where my husband thrives in an environment that’s as close to sterile as possible, my office (house?) currently has piles of somewhat related materials scattered throughout. And I know where everything is so that, when I need it, I can find it. It drives my husband nuts. I wouldn’t say I run on pure chaos, because pure chaos has me in this particular place and time, but I also fight structure. I’m complicated, what can I say?”
Three Rivers Pastor James Smith writes, “God does not just work through miracle cures, but through science, medicine, and above all love. It may be that what is being tested right now is not our faith, but our love. Do we have the love to get a shot that we might not think we need but that will help us not get someone else sick? Do we have the love to come together as a country and as the world to defeat a common enemy to humanity?”
Local writers Tom Springer and Lorraine J. Anderson will join forces to discuss “the hometown writing life” on Saturday, September 11 at 11 a.m. at Lowry’s Books & More in downtown Three Rivers.
Approximately 75 people braved the heat to attend the first annual Watershed Voice Artist Showcase in Three Rivers Saturday. Folks did their best to stay hydrated and were treated to performances from six unique and talented artists for what turned out to be a two and a half hour concert
The Three Rivers Public Library (TRPL) and the George Washington Carver Community Center (GWCCC) recently co-hosted a discussion about diversity as a part of a series of conversations through a grant funded by the American Library Association.
This episode is the audio version of a recording Shan & Hogey did with the Crazy Train of Thought podcast shortly after the finale of the Loki series. The original can be found on YouTube, but the guys wanted to include this on their feed as it ties in with their Theory Files episodes.
WSV’s Charles Thomas argues a person doesn’t have to attend an Ivy League school to better their lives or the lives of their children in this week’s “Big World, Small Town.”
WSV’s Amy East writes, “Having a garden, doesn’t matter how big or small, means living in tune with the seasons. For me, it means focusing less on man-made constructs of time and more on the natural cycle of the earth. Growing food not only feeds your body, but (in my oh so humble opinion) feeds your soul by connecting you to nature. And so, while it can be overwhelming and no short amount of work, I love the bounty of food that each late summer brings with it. I love putting up as much as I can before the frost returns, and feeding my family with homegrown produce through the cold months.”
Welcome to Screen Tea Podcast! For the second week running, Lisha and Jules managed to coax some guests along for the ride! Alek and Doug from the podcast Keep Your Voice Down join your hosts for a deep dive into the (much requested) 2015 Ridley Scott adaptation of Andy Weir’s The Martian!
Doug and Alek join Lisha and Jules on Screen Tea Podcast for a very (very) in-depth discussion about the 2015 Ridley Scott film The Martian. Listen to Doug fanboy over Screen Tea, his favorite podcast on the planet, and Alek fanboy over Matt Damon, while Lisha and Jules try to bring the rickety vessel that is this episode safely home.
Michigan Advance’s Susan J. Demas holds nothing back in this scathing op-ed about the current state of affairs in America as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Doug and Alek are joined by Three Rivers poet and Watershed Voice Showcase opener Debbie Allen to discuss her upbringing in “old school” Philadelphia, her creative process, using poetry to work through pain and trauma, and the trials and tribulations of being a moderator for Three Rivers, Michigan Area Information.
Shan & Hogey are joined by Teenage Correspondent Ezra to continue the conversation from last episode as well as discuss comments from the pod-fam. With the multiverse unlocked after the Loki Series, anything is possible this time around.
David Hecker writes, “Under (the School Aid budget bill), foundation allowance funding for public schools across the state will be equal, meaning nearly every district will receive the same dollar amount per student. This is a positive change that will benefit students and educators — but, as (Gov. Gretchen) Whitmer herself acknowledges, it’s not enough.”
Glen Oaks President Dr. David Devier writes, “Now the reader might say that, of course, the president of Glen Oaks Community College would always say the college is worth it! On the surface this would seem to be true, but what is the rest of the story? I grew up as a blue collar son from a blue collar family.”
Rick Haglund dissects whether Michigan can “grow its blue economy while being good stewards of the state’s most important natural resource.”
Doug and Alek are joined by Sow Good Seeds columnist and the most talented member of the Haak-Frost household Deborah Haak-Frost. The trio discuss the wonders of permaculture, why lawns are a problem, the many pursuits of Three Rivers nonprofit *culture is not optional, scones, and the GilChrist Retreat Center.