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Bill Sewell recently retired as an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Michigan Technological University. He serves on several community boards of
directors including the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home for Abused Women, Omega House (a proposed hospice
house) and Portage Lake Hospice. Bill is a trained hospice volunteer.
In addition, he does volunteer work with Keweenaw Home Nursing and Hospice, Little Brothers Friends of the
Elderly and Portage Lake Hospice. Bill is an active member of the Copper Country Peace Alliance.
Volunteers beautify Hancock with gardens
HANCOCK -- Volunteers are helping to make Hancock beautiful. Guest writer Bill Sewell, who volunteers with the group on Saturday mornings, describes how volunteers -- both children and adults -- are planting flowers and maintaining gardens on White Street and Pine Street. Nancy Carr of Carr Landscaping and Design, who supervises the group, volunteers her own time and materials to this Beautification Project, initiated by Hancock Mayor Jim Martin.
Omega House to provide
home for terminally ill hospice patients
HOUGHTON -- The capital campaign is underway to raise another $500,000 for the
million-dollar Omega House, a six-bed hospice house planned to provide a homelike setting for
dying Copper Country residents who are unable to stay in their own homes. Omega
House will allow family and friends to support the dying person through visits and short stays,
while professional and volunteer caregivers address the patient's physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
The facility will serve
Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon counties. more
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