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2022 is here

The majestic bald eagle. Photo by Jeanne Church.

Happy New Year from all of us at the South County News. As I unwrap and begin a new calendar, twelve blank pages await, reminding me of new beginnings and fresh starts. Many opportunities and new experiences await us all in 2022.

Last week I spotted a bald eagle as I was driving west on Prairie Street toward downtown Vicksburg. It circled around and landed at the top of a tall pine, like a star on top of a tree, on North Main Street. I parked, stood by my car and watched it sit calmly surveying the village. I have seen several bald eagles in the last few years, and their increasing presence in our area is always inspiring. Their recovery from endangerment in the 1970s to their repopulation today is proof to me of the benefits of careful protection and conservation. I stood there for several minutes – unfortunately I didn’t have my camera or my phone. This spotting within the village limits makes me wonder how many times I have missed them! Blogger and columnist Jeanne Church shared a picture of a bald eagle taken during a Florida vacation. Jeanne, of course, captures its beauty and majesty with her camera and artistic sensitivity.

Schoolcraft resident, Deb Christiansen, shared information about a program through the Historical Society of Michigan called “Heritage Home.” This program “recognizes houses that were constructed at least 100 years ago with a custom-made cast aluminum plaque that bears the name of the home’s original owner and its year of construction.” There is an application process involving paperwork and a $395 fee. For questions and more information, contact Deb Christiansen at amethystisland@gmail.com.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the South County News. Please continue to contact us with ideas for stories about people and events in the area, and please continue your financial support of this monthly paper and our area businesses. Your donations are vital and allow us to continue.

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