Archive | February, 2012

New hospital and a new Physicians Plaza

A Reflection of the Future for St. Clair County Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Jerry Martin and Wynter Byrd Terrell Vick escorted the final patient out of the old St. Vincent’s St. Clair Hospital, and Sean Tinney welcomed the first patients arriving at the new one. It was a fitting role for each to […]

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Art in Motion

The craft of making fast bikes look even faster Story by Mike Bolton Photos by Jerry Martin Rider photos submitted The rider on the sleek, screaming motorcycle shifted left on the seat and his left knee dragged the asphalt as the brightly colored rocket hugged the turn at a speed that seemingly defied physics. The […]

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The Pond House

Fabled St. Clair County home now a retreat Story by GiGi Hood Photos by Jerry Martin “Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset, swiftly go the years!” The poignant words from Jerry Bock’s and Sheldon Harnick’s musical adaptation of Joseph Stein’s “Fiddler On The Roof” couldn’t be more true. And thanks to — or because of — today’s […]

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LEARJET 464 Juliet

A mission of hope, a story of perseverance Editor’s note: Excerpts from Wood’s book are italicized. Story by Samantha Corona Photos by Jerry Martin In 1981, Bobby Wood sat down with a pen and paper, and began to write. His story would have all the exciting elements – foreign countries, constant travels, a clash of […]

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A Dog’s Life

Rural paradise, Kelly Run Farm, known far and wide for breeding, training retrievers Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Jerry Martin It is one of those hidden-away places that you just might miss if you weren’t looking for it. But find the gated dirt road leading to Kelly Run Farm, round the bend and you […]

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Flying High

St. Clair residents revel in the thrill of hang gliding Story by Loyd McIntosh Photos by Jerry Martin   Since the time the first human being turned his eyes upward and saw a strange-featured creature flapping its wings in the air, mankind has dreamed of flying. For thousands upon thousands of years, fulfillment of that […]

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