By Patti Samar Editor/Publisher I feel like such a fraud. As editor and publisher of a women’s magazine, I try to encourage women to just be themselves. Ignore media hype. No body shaming allowed! Just be yourself and it is, indeed, enough. All of that is absolutely true. It is. But I didn’t believe it … More PATTI SAMAR: Feeling Comfortable in Your Own Skin
By Dale Hemmila Five Monday mornings each year, there is a flurry of activity at the McMorran Place theater. A team of 23 women scurry throughout the building. It is their “game day.” All 23 have worked hard, months in advance, and those five Mondays bring to life the Port Huron Town Hall lecture series. … More ROSELLA MIRABELLI: Making Mondays Better
By Patti Samar Sylvie Hurtubise felt deeply for a friend when her friend’s home burned down in 2018. So when Hurtubise, 17, decided to join the construction trades electrical program at the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) TEC center, she understood that electrical work was more than just an occupation and a … More SYLVIE HURTUBISE: Lighting Up the World
By Patti Samar As the oldest of six children, Christine Newberry has spent her entire life helping care for others. In her role as a certified trust and financial advisor at Chemical Bank, she helps care for 100 clients and their various needs. As an influential and involved resident of the Blue Water Area, she … More CHRISTINE NEWBERRY: Caring for Others
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