2016-10-27 / Columns

Supreme sacrifice: Sox fan dons Cubs shirt

Busiest fall day in memory
By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

The colors have peaked and are as breathtaking as always.

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I made a bet at the beginning of the year that if the Chicago Cubs got in the World Series, which hasn’t happened in over 100 years so I thought I was pretty safe, that I would wear a Cubs Shirt. This is a supreme sacrifice for a Sox fan.

However I guess I will have to give in and wear this darn Cubs shirt. I cannot believe this is all happening and the goat hasn’t been on the field. If they take the series, Billy Goat will be spinning in the grave.

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On Halloween the Empire Town Hall will open its doors to host another fun-filled Empire Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Party from 6-8 p.m. Snacks, games and prizes are planned. Kids can enjoy a hot dog, donut and a cup of apple juice, play games and win prizes. Adults can enjoy a hot dog, donut and a cup of coffee or apple juice. They can also have a seat to relax and watch the kids try for prizes.

Halloween trick-or-treat day will be Sunday, October 30 in Glen Arbor from 1 to 4 p.m. so keep the costumes warm and ready to go. Hopefully the weather will hold out as well as it did the last weekend, but no matter, the kids will have a good time.

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The cast for the next Glen Arbor Readers Theater has Brian Iler as the angel, Dudley, Pete LaPlaca as the bishop Jean Jenkins, as the bishop’s wife, Karen Ford as Madame Professor and Matilda. Rhonda Richards as Mrs. Hamilton, Jan Ross as Mr. Magenti, Debby and Mrs. Martin, Rob McWatt as the blind man and the cab driver,Sylvester. Dorothy Wepking will play Miss Cassaway and Miss Stevens. The assistant director, Susan McConnell is also our narrator.

The curtain goes up for the show Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church. Performances are free and reservations are suggested; call 334-6112.

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It’s finally open! The newest segment of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail from Port Oneida Road to Bohemian Road (CR-669) includes a boardwalk over Narada Lake. This little natural lake is a perfect place to see a wide variety of birds and wildlife. Beavers have a lodge along the edge of the lake and loons often nest on the lake. Eagles can often be seen flying above the lake. The trail now extends all the way from Empire to Bohemian Road — 22 miles.

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After school art classes are beginning at the Glen Arbor Artist Association. A four-week session is $50. Registration is required by Monday. Tuition assistance is available. Glen Lake students may ride the bus to the Art Association after school and parents pick them up at the GAAA after class.

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The next Emergency Fund Free Concert featuring Dennis Palmer will be held at Boonedocks in Glen Arbor on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. Palmer won a 1998 National songwriter contest for “Bird of Prey”. His eclectic songwriting ranges from acoustic blues to contemporary folk. Palmer collaborated with playwright Dave Kann to write and record acoustic instrumental music for the play, “The Cherry Buggy Whip.”

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This past weekend was one of the busiest I have seen in the area. Cars were lined up Saturday on M22 in both directions coming into Glen Arbor all day and I’m sure it was the same in the Empire area. The Pumpkin Festival was a great success and the kids and parents had a great time coloring sidewalks and carving pumpkins. The dog parade was a hit and even included a miniature horse. The Jack Pine band was great entertainment. Unfortunately the community dinner had been canceled and I didn’t find out until the same day.

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Happy birthday wishes to Donna Bergen, Peachy Rentenbach, William Giegerich, John Spring, Robert Quinn, Bob Norris and James Sorbie.

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The Cherry Pie Debate held at the Glen Arbor Township Hall last Thursday, Oct. 27, was really very well attended. I was a little surprised that there weren’t more county and local officials present.

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Once again be careful driving on the wet leaves and watch for deer. They are spooked and all over.

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What can I say other than Go Hawks?

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