Bills aim to end preventable child and maternal deaths

YOUR TURN PHYLLIS ALROY GUEST COLUMN The country in which a baby is born should not determine how long she lives. Now Congress has an unprecedented opportunity to make sure it doesn’t. A new bipartisan bill has been introduced into both houses of Congress entitled the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015. In… Continue reading Bills aim to end preventable child and maternal deaths

Mariah Carey directs and stars with Lacey Chabert in ‘A Christmas Melody’

By Kellie Freeze, www.channelguidemag.com Lacey Chabert Mariah Carey’s music is an integral part of the holiday season, and now the Christmas chanteuse is gifting her talents to Hallmark’s most musical holiday film. The singer/actress is directing her first film, the aptly named A Christmas Melody, premiering Dec. 19 on Hallmark Channel. The film stars Lacey… Continue reading Mariah Carey directs and stars with Lacey Chabert in ‘A Christmas Melody’

Tom Hardy delivers a master class

In theaters now By Paul Hall www.channelguidemag.com Director Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential) introduces viewers to the Kray twins in his new film, Legend. The identical twin gangsters, Reggie and Ronnie, were two of the most notorious criminals in British history. Their empire rose in London’s East End during the 1960s and they dominated much of… Continue reading Tom Hardy delivers a master class

St. Veronica School reaches 50th anniversary milestone

By JENNIFER ORTIZ Staff Writer Sister Cherree Power and pupils at the St. Veronica School, Howell, display the papal blessing the school received from Pope Francis on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. JENNIFER ORTIZ/STAFF HOWELL — Sixth-grader Faith Wittstruck was able to easily express her feelings when asked what she likes about attending St.… Continue reading St. Veronica School reaches 50th anniversary milestone

Jackson School District tightens security rules

JACKSON – New protocols describing how parents and guardians are permitted to visit schools were recently introduced by Jackson School District administrators. In November, Superintendent of Schools Stephen Genco sent a letter to parents outlining the changes and calling them a necessary step for security in the district’s 10 schools. “These changes were developed in… Continue reading Jackson School District tightens security rules

Remembering The Rat Pack

By Lucie M. Winborne, ReMIND Magazine Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin They sipped Scotch on the rocks and smoked with panache. Wore tuxedos and mohair suits. Made movies and spoke their own brand of slang. Chased women (or, as Joey Bishop said, had to chase them away!). Sold out shows… Continue reading Remembering The Rat Pack

Did you know …

Eva Longoria NBC will premiere its new half-hour comedy series “Telenovela” on Monday, Jan. 4, at 8:30 p.m. Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”) stars in this big, fun and flashy comedy as Ana Sofia, the star of a popular Spanish language soap opera. One problem, she doesn’t speak any Spanish. Other problems: Ana must manage a… Continue reading Did you know …

Students open up hearts with donations of books

By ANDREW MARTINS Staff Writer Pupils at the Elms Elementary School, Jackson, pack up more than 1,000 books that were collected and will be shipped to students who attend the Pine Point Elementary School in Ponsford, Minn. PHOTOS BY STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR What began as a book club at a Jackson elementary school turned… Continue reading Students open up hearts with donations of books