Found another tradition!

I remembered today that we have another Christmas tradition! In the 1960’s, the town of Marion decided it wanted to be known for something. So, they splashed the city with Christmas lights, and created a tourist attraction. They even call themselves “Christmas City, USA”. Ehh, I feel as though Frankenmuth, Michigan, might have the monopoly … Continue reading »

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Greenway Grows

After several weeks of bad weather and busy-ness, I finally got to go on a Sunday afternoon bike ride. I hear tell that the Cardinal Greenway will be expanding to connect with the Sweetser Switch (another former railroad converted into a paved path) just west of Marion. That will be sweet! That will add another … Continue reading »

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Piles of pumpkin pies. And also messes.

Every Thanksgiving, most of the WGM support staff volunteer for a couple local non-profits in Marion. My first year, I helped assemble and distribute gift bags with Gilead Ministries to cancer patients. Gilead helps individuals and families who are dealing with long-term cancer, illness, and grief. One of our accountants is on the board, and it’s an awesome … Continue reading »

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Geocaching in Marion

Geocaching, where have you been all my life? It’s so much fun!  Steve bought the app for his iPhone, and yesterday he suggested we give it a try.  If you’re new to geocaching, it’s basically a treasure hunt for people with GPS devices – you hunt for small containers, or caches, using coordinates you can find … Continue reading »

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