‘Always concentrate on the ability’

New Beginnings Resale Shoppe expands offerings with new location

Back in 2008, a group of parents found their young adults didn’t have much to do after they graduated from school.

There were no programs in their community to help them gain skills and no places for them to work. So, putting their head together, they founded New Beginnings.

BRANDON SCHREUR: Five great 2021 films with zero Oscar nods

There’s no season like Oscar season.

For all the movie-lovers, cinephiles and film fanatics out there, at least. In the age of streaming, the awards show might not carry the same kind of weight that it once did but it’s still something to get excited about.

Kiwi crates: Educational for children (and parents)

In Christmas 2020, my husband and I wanted to get our two daughters some educational gifts in addition to their Pokemon, LOL Doll and Tamagotchi toys.

I came across Kiwi Co. somewhere online and it immediately caught my interest. The company offers a variety of monthly crates (boxes) for children of all ages via a subscription.

Decades of devotion

Longtime nurse Marie Wise retires from United Hospital after more than 47 years

From the time she was just 7 years old, Marie Wise had always known she wanted to grow up to become a nurse, to take care of anyone who may be sick or in need of help.

What she didn’t realize until much later in life was that her desire to become a nurse would lead to a career at Spectrum Health United Hospital (formerly United Memorial Hospital), one that would span across five decades until her retirement.

Experiencing Greenville’s Danish Festival … from behind the lens

Every third weekend in August I have come to experience an event that envelops the Greenville community in a sea of red and white — the annual Danish Festival.

While thousands of residents and visitors alike take time to peruse through unique vendors, sit and enjoy a parade or two and possibly scarf down a few aebleskivers, my experience over the past decade is a bit unlike that of the typical festivalgoer.

Life is full of transitions

I debated on writing this column. As I’m typing this, I look around at my desk and the box filled with memories.