Archive for February, 2013


Is Ida Like Mayberry?

Maybe the days of Andy Taylor in the town of Mayberry are gone. I think it might be very hard now to find a town such as Mayberry. Perhaps people are to busy with to many projects going on, but I still think deep down inside many would like to live in a town such […]

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Ida as a destination location….

Have you ever planned a trip that would take you to a destination that was off the beaten path? A place that was not on your route but you had to take a side trip to get to it? AND… there was nothing except that destination along the way? Wouldn’t it be great if Ida […]

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What about Smash Ida?

How could we do a Smash Ida campaign? Not sure I am crazy about the name that Toledo has given to their new marketing idea but I love the concept! Smash Toledo has just posted their first video….. Can’t wait to see the next one in the series. Smash Toledo promotes the “shop local” theme.. […]

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Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education

If you saw a dime on the ground.. would you pick it up? I know that I would. I always pick up coins that I find on the ground…. yes, even pennies. I think it is habit more than anything. Over the years I am sure that I have found a substantial amount of money. […]

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Can We Bring The Brighton Dining Concept To Ida?

I was reading a “Local Detroit” magazine the other day and came across a very interesting ad. I could hardly wait to get home and check out the website. What a Concept! I have been racking my brain trying to use the concept and apply it to the small town where I live. The website […]

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Do You Have A Sex Offender Living Next Door?

Sex offenders are everywhere. There maybe one living in your neighborhood. No community is immune from having sex offenders living amongst them. It does not matter if you live in a large city, a small town like Ida or anything in between. You could have a sex offender in your neighborhood. You can find out […]

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Rachel’s Challenge Came To Ida

A few months ago  I had the pleasure of attending Rachael’s Challenge, an event that was hosted by our Ida Schools. I attended the session that was designed for the parent. There had been 2 other age appropriate presentations earlier in the day. Rachel’s Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that […]

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4 Lambs Born at Alcona High School

My mother knows how I love critters… it does not matter what kind they are I love them all.. some just more than others. When she saw this article in her local paper she just had to share it with me. http://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/524426/Lambs-making-weight-gains-at-Alcona-HS.html?nav=5009 Alcona High School has a National FFA Organization (formerly called Future Farmers of […]

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Ida Athletic Booster are seeking donation for a new track

The Ida Athletic Boosters are on a mission. Over the past few years the group has grown in numbers and with those number has come a great deal of strength. Ida Athletic Booster are seeking donation for a new track. In the past few months they announced that they are seeking donors to help with […]

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Ida Michigan…MapQuest

The original MapQuest page for Ida, Michigan can be found by clicking HERE

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