2017-11-02 / Columns

Sailor, daughter find refuge in twp. ramp

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

Trick-or-treat day in Glen Arbor on Sunday was the usual huge success. We had at least 350 soldiers, baseball players, football, hockey players pixies, walking dead people, wooden-headed people, you name it and we had it here. Great fun, the weather turned out to be OK and I’m sure everybody had a good time. I understand there was a really huge Angel giving out candy at Arts Bar, Angels are good.

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A little excitement in Glen Arbor, an unfortunate sailor and his daughter tried to dock at the Glen Arbor ramp Saturday evening and his boat became beached during the night. I’m sure that if he had to do it over again he would’ve stayed in Leland. He was attempting to get to Frankfurt and the weather turned bad. Two nice people. We have a lot of their belongings wet and dry stored in our carport while they go through trying to have the boat moved off the beach either towing it or lifting it. Tough luck.

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As a side note, it is amazing that the ramp is still in. Normally it would be out and stored by now. It’s a mess down there.

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Anybody who came up this past weekend for the color tour missed it. You were driving on the color.

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Because of the building and renovation project at the Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA), the artist-in-residence program was put on hold. However, it is now back and GAAA is accepting applications. The deadline for submission is Feb. 9. Go to the Glen Arbor Association website for applications.

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Very sincere condolences to the many, many friends and relatives of lifetime resident Ruth Lambkin.

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A summer visitor since 1989, Mary Gassmann, while visiting Rome met Empire resident Mitchell Roman at the Pontifical North American College. Mitchell, a seminarian from the Diocese of Gaylord, was chosen by the Vice Rector to give her and her cousin a tour of colleges grounds and buildings very near the Vatican. Surprise for both and nice to know that Leelanau County somehow extends all the way to Rome. It is indeed a small world.

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I would hope this would not be necessary, but this is a reminder that Friday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. Our veterans should be honored and remembered. It’s because of these veterans and those on active duty they we have the freedom to have political divisions and ideals that can be said out loud without fear of persecution. No matter what your beliefs, it’s a day to be a patriot, fly the flag, be proud of your country.

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Congratulations and good luck to Glen Lake football. I also have to add because of my allegiance to my girls, congratulations and good luck to TC West. Big weekend with games Friday night and Saturday.

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Happy Anniversary to Mimi and Norm Wheeler.

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Special Happy Birthday wishes to another one of my girls, my granddaughter Jordan Michelle in the Chicago area. We will be thinking of you and missing you.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Gwenyth Grace Aylesworth, Ezekiel Baxter, Dave Slack and the bread guy’s granddaughter Abigail.

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Be careful out there, the color is slippery. Be safe.

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Go Hawks and Bears and first and foremost Patriotism, especially on Veterans Day.

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