2016-11-10 / Columns

Thanks to businesses that give back; Art’s is an example

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486


MARY FRIXEN, who lives on Little Glen Lake, takes advantage of unseasonably warm weather on Monday to take a spin with the top down. She’s owned her Volkswagon Cabrio for 17 years and has driven it with the top down in every single month, saying she never cheats and turns the heat on when the top is down. MARY FRIXEN, who lives on Little Glen Lake, takes advantage of unseasonably warm weather on Monday to take a spin with the top down. She’s owned her Volkswagon Cabrio for 17 years and has driven it with the top down in every single month, saying she never cheats and turns the heat on when the top is down. No one can deny that this is bonus weather for Northern Michigan. How often have we seen somebody swimming in Lake Michigan on Nov. 6? The colors are fading and the leaves are falling, but so far no snow and the temperatures have been outstandingly warm. That makes it great to walk in the woods and see the beauty of our area.

But walking in the woods will change as of Tuesday. Unless you’re hunting I would advise against walking in the woods — especially while wearing a leather jacket as deer hunters will be out and all over the place. I know the deer hunters would love to have snow because it’s easier to track the deer.

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Art’s Bar had its annual Pig Roast on Saturday and as always it was very, very well attended. In fact, a lot of the people there were from Glen Arbor. I think it’s great when a business in an area like ours that does a lot of business in the summer gives back to the community and the free Pig Roast is a perfect example. People also noticed the trailer in front of Arts looking for food and donations. Congratulations to Tim and Bonnie on being caring members of the community.

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The Glen Arbor Women’s Club meeting on Tuesday will have as a speaker local author Linda Dewey. She will speak about the extraordinary experiences of her father, Bill Dewey, who was a B-24 pilot in a ferocious World War II battle that took place during a mission to Kassel, Germany, in 1944. For several reasons the men were told not to talk about this battle. Today few know of it. Survivors of the battle on both sides eventually found one another and formed the Kassel Mission Memorial Association.

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On Friday, Nov. 18, the Empire Methodist Church will hold a benefit dinner from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. for Koreen Egler to help offset medical expenses.

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On Saturday, Nov. 12 from 4-8 p.m. you’re invited to celebrate a community party at the town hall for Pat Zoyhofski, who is retiring as village of Empire clerk after 44 years. There will be refreshments and dinner. Your favorite dish to pass is always welcome.

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Get well wishes to Sherry Slessman, who is out of the hospital and convalescing at home.

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Everyone in Glen Arbor and the area — if they are baseball fans — enjoyed the last game of the World Series, which even as a White Sox fan was a great game right up until the end of the ninth-inning of the 7th game when it was tied up and very exciting. Then the cable went out. Go figure. It’s amazing to me that the Cubs won even without the benefit of the goat. Now I can say as a Sox fan regarding the Cubs, wait till next year. We will see what happens.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Kay Wilcox, Pat Bullis, Leonard Thoreson, Becky Alonzi, Ruth Ann Fosmore, Dave Slack and a very Special Happy Birthday to my daughter Kelie.

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner. We are all looking forward to all the events of that special weekend, more later.

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As always be safe, keep your head down in the woods, be careful and be kind. Go Hawks

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