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Mary Tonneberger

Public service and Russian novels are just the tip of the iceberg By Jennie Berkson The old adage, “if you want something done, give it to a busy person,” might…

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Susan Ager

“I feel as if we are stewards of this house that was built in 1907,” said Share Care member Susan Ager of the former Plum Lane Inn in Northport that…

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Tom Guback

From the silver screen to the pulpit By Jennie Berkson If you were to think of a career change a person might select, the move from being an academic with…

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Marlis Mann

Telling her story, serving her community By Jennie Berkson A connection initiated by opera and Marlboro cigarettes brought a Lufthansa stewardess and an American GI together, setting Marlis Mann on…

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Neil Schoof

Building a new life through community and historic preservation By Jennie Berkson A chance encounter at Pedaling Beans in Lake Leelanau drew Leelanau County newcomer Neil Schoof to volunteer with…

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volunteer story

Don Freirich

Doctor, sailor, garden hole digger navigates new course By Jennie Berkson Like many people who eventually settle in Leelanau County, Don Freirich arrived on a boat. “We had some good…

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Tom Petersen

The sandhills of western Nebraska – the “great American desert”—seems an unlikely beginning for a man who now makes his home on the shores of Glen Lake.  But ever since…

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Terri Myers

Lifelong profession leads to volunteer connection By Jennie Berkson Although early in her career as a physical therapist ShareCare volunteer Terri Myers concentrated on pediatrics and neurology, later on she…

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Ann Fisher

From China to Leland – finding purpose and connection By Jennie Berkson A plethora of family connections has kept Ann Fisher rooted in Leelanau County despite living and working in…

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Mike Shiley

Volunteering gives new purpose: By Jennie Berkson “It gives me a reason to get up in the morning,” said Mike Shiley when asked why he became a volunteer for ShareCare…

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