Rita MacDonald

Rita MacDonald is a U.S. Army veteran and a full-time registered nurse who claims that her Irish and Scottish heritage is the reason for her love of storytelling. She is the mother of two adult sons, “Gummy” to her three grandchildren, loves talking with anyone who will engage in a conversation, and “eats life with a shovel!” In addition to her work with The Keel, Rita is a contributor for the Thumbprint News, an author of three books, and writes a blog at kitchentabledevotions.com.

Feature Story Display of flowers at Palmer Park done by the St. Clair Garden Club.
Feature Story Nate Perry, owner of Michigan Honey Hole Fishing holding a King Salmon.
Feature Story A variety of cone options are displayed at Hippy Dippy Creamery, located at 312 E. Huron Blvd. in Marysville.

Hippy Dippy Creamery announces second location in Fort Gratiot


Feature Story Nicole and Rob Fowler, the owners of Fowler's Creamery & Coffee, stand outside their storefront in downtown St. Clair with their children Nash (left) and Harper.

Fowler’s Creamery & Coffee to open in St. Clair this spring


Feature Story Owner of The First Cup Jake Skarbek shakes hands with former owner Don Peterson.
Feature Story Michelle Welsh, owner of Sparked with Purpose Permanent Jewelry.

Breast cancer survivor’s diagnosis sparks creative new venture


Feature Story The Attic Finds is located off of Dixie Highway in Fair Haven, Michigan.
Feature Story Meghan Monarch
Feature Story Ron Smith (left) and Doug Tucker are a two-person band from St. Clair County, Michigan.
Feature Story A bartender at Renaissance Man Distillery & Cocktail Lounge makes a Guava Daiquiri.

Port Huron’s first whiskey distillery opens at Wrigley Hall


Feature Story Foxfire Fixin's
Feature Story Oakland University's equestrian team poses for a photo.