2017-10-26 / Columns

Colors have peaked, so it’s on to Halloween

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

The colors seemed to have peaked this past weekend and it was a good thing. It’s raining this week and heavy winds will probably knock all the colors off the trees. The area was as busy as ever during the color tour season, and I believe the tourists got what they came for.

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Get ready for tricks and treats. The second annual Pumpkin Festival in Glen Arbor appeared to be a real success. Lots of games, lots of pumpkins cleverly carved, lots of kids in costume, lots of dogs in costume, good music and as a topper warm donut holes. The weather was perfect and as far as I could tell everyone had a great time.

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On Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. one of the most popular Halloween traditions will continue, trick-or-treating in downtown Glen Arbor. The businesses participate, and it’s safe to trick-or-treat during the day in town. The costumes are creative — even the ones that the kids wear. Everyone has fun with it and the trick-or-treaters make a pretty good haul.

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Also on Sunday but from 4-6 p.m. will be the next free concert for the Emergency Fund, with the Cedar Tavern hosting. Jeff Brown will play guitar and sing radio classics primarily from the 60s and 70s. Listen to the classics and take a trip down memory lane.

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Halloween night, Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m. the Empire Halloween party will be held at the Empire Township Hall. Snacks, games, prizes, food — and again a bunch of fun.

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It’s been a tough week with the passing of some of our friends and relatives. The Aylsworth family lost both parents and grandparents within a week or so. The Wiesen family lost longtime resident, mother and grandmother Kathleen Wiesen, and the many friends and acquaintances will miss Clarence Davis, a gentleman, Sincere condolences to all.

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Just a reminder on Friday from 4:30-7 p.m. head to the Empire United Methodist Church and have a great Swiss steak dinner. You owe it to yourself.

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Happy Halloween Anniversary to Cindy and Ken Rosiek, for whom there apparently was no trick, just a treat. Congratulations.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Donna Bergen, Peachy Rentenback, William Giegerich, John spring, Robert Quinn, Bob Norris and James Sorbie.

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Well we can say it again, fans and nonfans alike, and the fans have been saying it for over 100 years. The Chicago Cubs lament, so fans will have to wait till next year. I will have to admit they gave it a good shot.

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It has been a rainy week with temperature changes of 10-20 degrees. Be careful driving on wet leaves, and watch for deer. They are really spooked, and it’s not because of Halloween.

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I guess the only thing I can say now is go Hawks. Or more importantly, go Patriotism.

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