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
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
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
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
By Patti Samar In the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it has been a long and winding road that has led Barbara Payton back to her hometown of Port Huron. To simply call Payton a musician would be a disservice to her wide array of creative talents, and her holistic approach to living. … More BARBARA PAYTON: coming home