2015-09-10 / Outdoors

Glen Lake News:

Summer slow, disastrous, wet — but still beautiful
By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

It’s the end of a summer season that started kinda slow, had a disaster in the middle and ended up a little bit wet. but we still live in the most beautiful place in America.

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I am writing this before the Bridge Walk (the other bridge walk in Michigan), so I can’t tell you yet how it went but I’m confident it will go great as always. The weather is kinda iffy as it is always held on Labor Day.

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Labor Day is a bittersweet holiday for me. Personally it means I don’t have to get up and go to work, but on the other side of the coin I truly enjoy the summers and what we do. I’ve always said it would be nice to have a couple of weeks off and then start again.

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Our Glen Lake emergency services will be holding its 14th annual memorial service marking the anniversary of the attacks on the twin towers on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will be held at the Glen Lake emergency services station in Glen arbor beginning at 8:30 Friday. The ceremony will include tours of the 9/11 memorial garden. Of course the public, and all local firefighters, EMTs, law enforcement personnel, military personnel and National Park Service personnel are invited.

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The Sleeping Bear Marathon will start in Empire and use the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. The race will be held Saturday, Oct. 3. Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes hopes to have enough volunteers to staff several of the aid stations on the SBHT. There will be four of them and we need several people at each one.

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Happy anniversary wishes to Sylvia and Bob Jones, Mel and Chris Martin and Rachel and Chris Richardson.

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Happy birthday to my wife of a lot of years and my right hand person, Dotti. Also happy birthday wishes to Julie Decker and Brad Smith.

Still a lot of time to have fun, be careful.

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Go bears.

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