Mary Keck is a columnist for The Times Herald where she writes about wildlife, nature, and outdoor recreation. She is an experienced reporter and story teller who meets deadlines with articles and features that stimulate, educate, and celebrate the community. Contact her at [email protected]
In the midst of the falling snow on Feb. 22, you may have seen picket signs held high on the corner of Sashabaw and Waldon Roads. What was the demonstration's target?
A city audit recommended Clarkston stop amending its budget after the fact, but City Council is still doing it.
Starting April 1, fewer lanes on Dixie Highway will be open, and 395 businesses along the busy thoroughfare will feel the impact.
When it comes to fire, Smokey the Bear would likely warn of danger, but Springfield Township Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Tucker has a different view.
Like many ten year olds, Maysie Jean Madison sings along with Katy Perry and Justin Beiber. She loves writing, bike riding, painting her nails, and Sponge Bob Square Pants. But since March 7 when Maysie was medically-induced into a coma due to seizures in her brain, she hasn't woken up to enjoy the usual things.
If your water or sewer bill isn't sent in on time, you'll be paying a higher late fee since the Independence Township Board of Trustees voted 6-1 to raise the penalty from five to ten percent.
Driving along White Lake Road just before the Indian Springs Metropark entrance, you wouldn't know there was a drilling operation behind the line of black plastic sheeting unless you take a right onto Teggerdine Road.
"It's about openness and transparency and letting the people of the Village of Clarkston have their say," said Mark Petterson, former Independence Township Trustee.
If you did a rain dance in celebration of the precipitation last week, you're not alone.
Mount Vernon Democrat correpsondent Mary Keck talked with Todd Camp, superintendent of North Posey schools, about possible consolidation with New Harmony.
Whether they pour it over waffles or brew it into beer, the sap lovers on Bond Trail have tapped into an old tradition that's yielded sweet results.
Woolley's work in Antarctica will be done in October, and he'll fly back to warmer climates. Although living in a stark polar region may seem foreign to many, Woolley assures, "Antarctica grows on you."
For forty hours each week for the last ten years, Independence Township resident Mary Pope has been performing a labor of love.
When I saw a robin with a beak full of twigs, I knew she was building a nest but didn't realize she'd chosen the top of my electric meter as the cradle for her bright, blue eggs.
When I consider how local farmers help hungry people link up to Mother Earth online, I’m not surprised we refer to the Internet as a “web.” Naming it after one of nature’s designs reminds us that even the technology humans create does not have to separate us from the natural world. In fact, it can aid us in our earthly existence, drawing us closer to nature and one another.
While the next rain or snowfall will leave no trace of yesterday's story, a new history will be written on nature's fresh slate.
"There's nobody really innocent in the play," said actor Jennifer Gentry-Saulski of the characters in the Clarkston Village Players' latest production Sinners.
Amy Knox Brown’s collection, Three Versions of the Truth, proves that even a few miles of landscape can be endowed with vivid and diverse possibilities.