All posts by Mary Rose Kulczak

Creative Ways to Stay in Touch During the Pandemic

Sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic offers a challenge to many families. How can we keep our loved ones safe while still maintaining social interactions? This is especially difficult for grandparents, many of whom are isolated from families due to health conditions. In addition, residents of nursing homes and assisted living centers can no

When Life (and COVID-19) Gives You Lemons, Start a Lemonade Business

The lemonade stand is an iconic summertime staple, giving children a chance to earn a little cash for necessities like ice cream cones and squirt guns. One local organization has decided to capitalize on this idea by turning lemonade stands into lessons on business and finance. “Lemonade Day is an experiential program that introduces youth

A Cut Above: Maintaining a Business during Trying Times

Award-winning Saline FFA Student operates lawn service. Luke Gerlinger, 17, had a rough start to his lawn mowing business this spring. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Governor Whitmer ordered that non-essential businesses cease operations, which included landscape companies. “It was just the starting season. I was actually able to get equipment ready,” Gerlinger said. Shortly after orders

Saline Teens Go Green

Students hope to make a positive impact on their local environment Henry Lizotte cares about the planet and wants to do his part to protect the environment. His passion about the subject led him to deliver a TED Talk on climate change last year. “I’ve been interested in climate change for a little while now,”

Mom on the Run

If you ask new mom Rhonda Fields about her experience as a runner, she will laugh as she admits that she is retired from the sport.