Rope Tow Breathes New Life into Michigan Town

When Michigan’s Mountain Lions installed a new rope tow, re-opening their Adventure Mountain Ski Hill after a 30-year absence, they tossed a lifeline to their community. Lion President Michael Laakko says the new rope tow is “a vehicle for hope.” And what better time for renewed hope than in a pandemic when families need to […]

From the Ashes

It was after her husband died in 2015 that Karen Crook became a Lion, at least that is the official story. But it really goes back to her parents – and Paradise. That is the name of the Northern California town located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range where Crook’s parents moved […]

A Quiet Voice

In a poster he created for a literacy class assignment, Mark Barniville shared all about himself, just like the teacher wanted. It was one of those get-to-know-you types of activities for the beginning of the year. He drew a bike, because he liked riding bikes. He advertised his love for steak and pizza, and wrote […]