Happy Easter 

Easter customs in Europe


Happy Easter to all. Easter Sunday is the biggest holiday in the Catholic year following weeks of preparation and transformation in Lent.

Saint Pat’s Church in Parnell

Czech Republic also celebrates Easter Monday with the age old tradition of “schmigrust” or whipping of girls and women with willow branches in exchange for eggs and ribbons.
In Slovak Republic girls are doused with water or colognes.

With joy in our hearts we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
However in many cultures around the world it is also the celebration of spring and new life.

We rejoice with nature awakening from long winter sleep.

Watch for Earth day observation on Saturday, April 22.

Don’t forget to plant something.

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Installing water filters in Haiti

Haiti on the rebound


Inspiring communities

Note: This is the fist installment in the Inspiring Communities series featuring men and women who inspire us in our communities to help other people achieve well-being in a money-driven world. Nominate a person who has inspired you.

Arctic Heating & Cooling owner Evert Bek

Local businessman helps install water filters on Haiti, where water is the
Elixir of life

By Emma Palova
EW Emma’s Writings

Lowell, MI- At the best, a running water system on the forgotten island of La Gonave off Haiti consists of a cistern tipped upside down with a hose that leads through the window inside a hut.

However, most often you will see a container full of dirty rain water known as the municipal well. The villagers haul water in buckets on donkeys or on their heads.
Usually when tested, the water is full of coliform bacteria, which causes cholera, according to Lowell…

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Krasne jaro

Celebrate the first day of spring in style with good food and desserts.


U CJ Tety Jarmilky je kazdy den svatek.

Preji vsem zakaznicim krasne jaro. Prohlednete si moji jarni nabidku peceni. Zkontaktujte me na j.karmaskova@seznam.cz ohledne Vasich slavnostnich prilezitosti.

Jaro prinasi novou silu do zivota a energii. Vyuzijeme ji dnes k zdokonaleni nasich kazdodennich zazitku.


U CJ Tety Jarmilky je kazdy den svatek.


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Stormed out

Storms on Great Lakes.


Mother Nature shows her way leaving devastation behind

By Emma Palova

EW Emma’s Writings

Hastings, MI- As I drove north to Lowell through the Barry County farmlands on Wednesday, 54-mile wind gusts were throwing the small orange Dart across the country road. Broken limbs and twigs were hitting the dancing car in the wind.

The forecast didn’t sound as bad as it was, otherwise I would have stayed at the “Pala fortress” near the Yankee Springs Recreation Area.

We stationed ourselves at the “fortress” for a week-long stint last Saturday to watch the grand kids. Our son Jake with wife Maranda took off to Bali, Indonesia to celebrate his 30th birthday.

Early spring storms in the Midwest on the Great Lakes can be vicious with freezing rain and power outages lasting for days. These however make for beautiful waves and vistas on the nearby Lake Michigan.

Above photos of the…

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Travel ban with Middle East

Share your thoughts on the travel ban.


Share your thoughts on president Donald Trump ‘s travel ban with the Middle East countries.

According to experts, the executive order banning travel and immigration from the Middle East countries for 90 days is unconstitutional.

President Donald Trump

White House officials stated Mr. Trump’s executive order is for safety and security of the USA, according to major media networks.

Contact Emma @EmmaPalova #emmapalova #ewwritings and the Americas Community Voices Network with your opinion or your story.

ACVN on http://www.americascommunityvoicesnet.org

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About Costa Rica

Visit Costa Rica in 2017

Plan your trip into the Central American paradise now during the dry season. The town of Jaco bustles with activity.

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Links about Costa Rica

Lokal Travel’s Upcoming Epic Trips to the Osa Peninsula

Watch for more links and photos from this Central American paradise.

Krasny novy rok 2017

Let’s make 2017 the “Sweet Year” when our dreams come true. Let’s make it happen.


Sladky rok 2017

Preji vsem v novem roce hodne spokojenosti a radosti z kazdeho sebemensiho okamziku nebot nikdy netrva dlouho.

Vsem zakaznicim dekuji za uspesny rok 2016.

Tesim se na vsechny svatky a specielni udalosti kterymi okraslime kazdy den.

Vzdyt kazdy novy den je duvod k oslave nadherne prirody a bohatosti nasi duse.

Nenechte minout jediny den bez povsimnuti jeho krasy.

Pripravuji novy vyber sladkosti na rok 2017.

Nezapominejte na svatky a vyroci. Prichazi brzy Svaty Valentyn totiz svatek lasky.

Prohlidnete si moji CJ Aunt Jarmilka’s Desserts nabidku.

Preji sladky rok 2017 vsem. Necht mir prevlada svetem.

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