PATTI SAMAR: Blue Water Area Should Resolve to Create Gender/Cultural Balance in 2019

By Patti Samar Editor/Publisher Blue Water Woman The post-vacation pile of mail was teetering on top of my desk. A large percentage of the snail mail received during my November vacation was from nonprofit organizations. Their envelopes were filled with their annual fundraising “ask.” I opened them all, quickly scanning the letters, reading about the … More PATTI SAMAR: Blue Water Area Should Resolve to Create Gender/Cultural Balance in 2019

ANNA SENKMAJER & ELIZABETH DEWEY: Port Huron Northern Students Share Drum Major Duties

By Patti Samar Elizabeth Dewey and Anna Senkmajer are the leaders of the band. And yet, the drum majors of the Port Huron Northern Marching Band also march to the beat of their own drummer. Put them together and they are able to make beautiful music. Their hard work paid off, recently, when the PHN … More ANNA SENKMAJER & ELIZABETH DEWEY: Port Huron Northern Students Share Drum Major Duties

JENNIFER MONTGOMERY: caring for a community

By Patti Samar Sometimes, there is just no escaping the family business. For Jennifer Montgomery, MSA, RN, FACHE, president and CEO of McLaren Port Huron, the “family business” was the practice of medicine and healthcare. “My mom was a nurse, my aunt was a nurse and my uncles were physicians,” she said. “This is not … More JENNIFER MONTGOMERY: caring for a community