SheShip launches in Port Huron to provide educational opportunities related to women’s issues and LGBTQ issues. … More SHESHIP LAUNCHES: New Nonprofit Promotes Equality for Women
Blue Water Counseling Licensed Clinical Social Worker April Gardner has traveled around the world making a difference. … More APRIL GARDNER: Making a Difference
Mellea Panduren of the St. Clair County office of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has been named the 2019 recipient of the Laura Newsome Legacy Award. … More Mellea Panduren: Shining a Light
Lori Eschenburg, a planner with the St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission, makes good use of a wide range of land-and-sea skills in her work as a cartographer, or “map maker,” for the county, as well as in her role overseeing the Blueways of St. Clair, a program that ties together more than 138 miles of paddling routes in the county. … More LORI ESCHENBURG: Paddling Along
Sara Thomas is a woman on a mission.
As the owner of the Curves fitness studio in Fort Gratiot, she is committed to helping other women improve their quality of life through better health. … More SARA THOMAS: Commitment to Fitness
There is something special about Carrie Farnsworth.
First of all, “special” describes her job title. She is a special education teacher at Port Huron Northern High School. She sees every one of her students as special and unique. … More CARRIE FARNSWORTH: Special Educator
In the darkness of a November night in 2010, a terrible, traumatic and tragic event changed Mara McCalmon’s life forever.
And though the ordeal could have left McCalmon a permanently broken woman, she instead rose like a Phoenix from the burning ashes of her life, and decided to help others. … More MARA MCCALMON: Rising From the Ashes
When Pauline Repp retired as the Port Huron City Clerk, she expected to turn in her keys, walk out the door and never look back.
Boy, did she get that wrong. … More PAULINE REPP: Making a Difference
By Dale Hemmila Melinda Johnson knows exactly what it feels like to be a client walking through the doors of the Blue Water Community Action Agency (BWCAA). She knows because, years ago, when she was a young mother, she was a client. Her introduction to the wide range of helping-services that is offered by BWCAA … More MELINDA JOHNSON: Leaving a Legacy
The key to life is education.
No one knows this better than Port Huron-based dentist Randa Jundi-Samman, D.M.D.
Jundi-Samman, a native of Damascus, Syria, understood from a very young age that education could carry a person out of the dark, abysmal crevice of poverty. … More RANDA JUNDI-SAMMAN: Champion of Education