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Tickling Our Funny Bone

We had a sneaking suspicion that our Citizens are among the most clever folks around, and you proved us right! Last month we put the word out that we were looking for new quips for our legendary in-store signs, and we received ideas from more than 100 people!

Our first winner was Sandra Byrnes, who […]

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The May Farm: Harvesting Sunlight

It seems fitting to write a blog post about a solar grant project against the backdrop of spring’s
lengthening days. The plants, animals and humans on the farm are harvesting every extra minute of daylight, faces tilted toward the sun.

Our interest in solar energy was ignited by the 70’s “back to the land” movement and reading
Foxfire books. […]

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Now Is The Time to Protect our National Lands

“National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.”
— Wallace Stegner, Writer & Historian

Photo credit to Scott Thomsen.

One day last week, I needed to clear my head. I stepped out of my office, jogged the short distance toward the water, and was at the Lake Michigan shoreline in minutes. […]