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It's obvious when a woman feels good about herself: She shows it. She carries herself with more confidence. She smiles. She is open to the world around her. She exudes warmth and friendliness. All simply because she's happy about her appearance.

I recently had a breakfast meeting at Nonna's in downtown Ada. As most of you know, downtown Ada has had quite a bit of change. When I walked in to the restaurant, my breakfast companion wasn't there, which seemed odd. I then remembered I was in the Pantry—and the new Trattoria was across the street. I found my breakfast companion, had our meeting and enjoyed an amazing breakfast.

Winter in Michigan is breathtakingly beautiful, and the parks and trails that we love to visit in the warmer months are transformed into new venues that allow us to explore the outdoors in myriad ways. All too often, however, once the holidays have past and the novelty of snow has worn off, we become less active and go into hibernation. It takes a little more motivation to get bundled up and hit the trails—but once you get out there, you won't regret it!

On January 21, 2017, millions of people came together for the Women's March on Washington and its sister marches across the United States and around the globe. Not only has the Women's March claimed fame as the largest protest in U.S. history, but it also garnered support in all seven continents.

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