5 questions with Melissa Palazzolo

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Question: What is your favorite quote?

Answer:  “I don’t really know, let’s go back to that.”

Question: What is your occupation?

Answer: “I’m a manager and owner.”

 Question: What is your favorite sport?

 Answer: “My favorite sport is probably skiing.”

Question: What is your favorite hobby?

 Answer: “Gardening.”

 Question: What is your favorite color?

 Answer: “Green.”

5 questions with Staci Knauf

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What’s your favorite part about Williamston?

Well i love the community parks especially when it starts to warm up. A lot of people come out to the parks with their families and it’s always fun.

How long have you lived here?

It’s been about 2 years now.

 

What’s the best thing you love about your job?

The customers who come in especially the regulars, we always engage in a great conversation when they walk in.

If you could move anywhere else, where would it be?

Honestly somewhere very warm, where i wouldn’t have to worry about my car being extra cold in the morning and scraping the crystals off.

What’s one thing you love about this town?

I love that it’s relatively small and i don’t have to travel far for anything

-Cierra Pryor

5 questions with Lisa Leonard

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Question: What is your favorite quote?

 Answer: “When you’re dealing with people, is it honest, is it necessary, and is it going to change the situation?”

 Question: What is your occupation?

 Answer: “I am a floral designer.”

Question: What is your favorite sport?

Answer: “My favorite sport is motorcycling.”

Question: What is your favorite hobby?

Answer: “Gardening.”

Question: What is your favorite color?

Answer: “My favorite color is black.”

5 profile questions with Olivia Prine

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How long have you lived in Williamston?

I actually live in Mason, but I have been working here for years.

How long have you worked here?

I’ve been working here in this candy store for 2 years but i’ve been teaching dance at the dance studio for 6 yrs.

What’s the best thing about being in this town?

The best thing i would have to say is the people in this building, everyone is just so nice. My co-workers literally make my day everytime i see them.

If you could live anywhere else, where would it be?

I would live in Washington because my sister goes to Washington State and the way she describes her experiences makes me want to go. I feel it’s something different which is always fun.

What do you do in your freetime?

In my freetime i sometimes dance, read, and watch movies.

-Cierra Pryor

5 questions with Madison Sarafin

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Question: What is your favorite quote?

 Answer: “ ‘To live would be an awfully big adventure’ by Peter Pan.

 Question: What is your occupation?

Answer: “Here at the store I am a cashier.”

Question: What is your favorite sport?

Answer: “I Irish dance.”

Question: What is your favorite hobby?

Answer: “Irish Dancing is my favorite hobby.” 

Question: What is your favorite color?

Answer: “Gray.”

5 questions with Andrew Hale

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Andrew worked to fill prescriptions for customers in downtown Williamston.

Andrew Hale is a pharmacist working at Sparrow Pharmacy Plus in downtown Williamston.

What is your favorite thing about Williamston?

“Uh…small town USA. That is this town summed up to me.”

What do you like to do in your free time?

“I like to spend time with my girlfriend and our dog. We like to watch sports, go outside, and stuff. Camping…things like that. We are very outdoorsy people so a lot of our favorite activities involve the outdoors.”

Do you live close to your family and do you see them a lot?

“I do. I live in Dewitt. They live in Haslet so yeah, I see them quite frequently.”

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

“Ha. I’m not sure. Um…potentially still working here or moving on to something else, either with this company or somewhere else…not real clear on that.”

What is your biggest regret in life?

“That’s tough. Not taking more chances when I was younger. I mean I’m in my early 30’s now, I’m not old I don’t think, but I wish I would have traveled more when I was younger, you know, maybe drive across country or something like that. I don’t have a whole lot of regrets in life though.”

-Kelsey Clements

5 Profile questions with Vickie Brown

 

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Vickie Brown resident of Williamston, MI

What’s your best memory in this town?

I have many favorite memories in this town, i just love the local events that are going on. Those are always memorable.

What would your perfect day be considered like?

Well my perfect day would consist of having some coffee in the morning and going for a walk, then spend the rest of the day with my entire family.

 

What’s your least favorite about living in Williamston ?

I would have to say just the cold winters, other than that the town is perfect for me.

What’s one thing you love about Williamston?

I absolutely love the people, everyone is very welcoming. I have never faced an issue or felt uncomfortable since i’ve been here.

How would you like to be remembered?

As the sweet kind lady that anyone can talk too.

-Cierra Pryor

5 Questions with Rachel Suggate

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Q: Why do you love Williamston?

A: “I love Williamston because I grew up here and it’s a close community and I love the people here.”

Q: What makes Williamston the ideal place to live?

A: “Williamston is a great town to live in because it has great schools if you have kids and it has good shopping and it has a nice park and it’s just a nice place to walk around.”

Q: What’s your favorite community event Williamston puts on?

A: “Probably the Jubilee.”

Q: Why is it your favorite event?

A: “It just brings everybody out. Everyone is out and having a good time and everyone is just excited.”

Q: If you could describe Williamston in three words what would they be?

A: “Beautiful, Close and Smart.”

5 questions with Teri Chamberlain

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Teri sat and waited for her client to finish getting her hair and nails done at the salon.

Teri Chamberlain is working part time with a company called Seniors Helping Seniors. They help seniors who want to stay in their homes. Today she was out with a lady who was getting her hair and nails done and then she will take her home afterwards.

What is your favorite thing about Williamston?

“I think my favorite thing about Williamston is that it’s a small town and very historical. There are landmarks and buildings that gives the whole town character. There are also a lot of local businesses. I think that’s great.”

What do you like to do in your free time?

“I like to garden, which doesn’t have a lot going on in the winter. So pretty much in the winter time I do a lot of reading. I like to take long drives and get out of the house, but also, catch up on old movies, things like that.”

Do you live close to your family and do you see them a lot?

“Yes I do. We are all within twenty minutes of each other. And I’ve got four sisters and one brother. I lost my mom a year ago at Christmastime. So in that respect it’s a lot different and it’s something to get used to. But we are all close. There’s six of us and we are all within twenty or twenty five minutes from each other so that’s great.”

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

“Oh I hope I’m traveling. Umm around the country, that’s what I’d like to do. I’m getting ready to retire here in a couple months.”

What is your biggest regret in life?

“My biggest regret in life…um…I think is…not taking some classes, some art classes. I wish I would have done that sometime throughout the years. It was something I really enjoyed in high school and when I was younger, but I never really got into it like I wish I would have.”

-Kelsey Clements

5 questions with Lyndsey Hurd

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Lyndsey posed for a picture in-between waiting on tables at the café.

Lyndsey Hurd is a waitress at Ellie’s Country Kitchen, a small restaurant in Williamston.

What is your favorite thing about Williamston?
“I guess it’s just a good, quiet hometown. It’s nice and homey. There are a lot of good restaurants and cute shops around town.”

What do you like to do in your free time?
“I like to spend time with my family. I do a lot of stuff together with my kids. We try to spend as much time together as possible.”

Do you live close to your family and do you see them a lot?
“Yeah. We live pretty much in the same area, maybe a half hour, not too far. My immediate family lives with me in Williamston and the rest live in a short radius around us.”

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
“Um…wow….you know that’s funny. I’m really not sure. That’s a funny question. I’m really not sure. Pretty much where I’m at now, just working hard and taking care of my kids.”

What is your biggest regret in life?
“Oh..um….maybe to start a little bit later on family and marriage. I started young, so probably that.”

-Kelsey Clements