2017-11-30 / Columns

Decorations appreciated on G-L bridge

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

I think this was one of the best weekends we have had for the Glen Arbor Tree Lighting and Christmas Caroling. The weather did change and it got cold, but before then it was very nice and I think everybody had a great time.

The Holiday Marketplace in Glen Arbor was well attended and the Artisan Market place in Empire also seem to be fairly well attended. Shopping time is here.

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I’m sorry that very few people knew about a bed race, I still don’t know much about it. I don’t think it was supposed to be a private affair, but the announcement was lacking. Maybe it will be an annual affair.

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I’m sure everybody has noticed what a great job the Glen Arbor Garden Club has done on the Narrows Bridge. As always it looks great and depending on the wind should stay there for the holidays.

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Speaking of which, if you’re on the bridge and happened to glance to the East you will see a Christmas tree sprouted in the lake. Don’t be alarmed. It’s an annual occurrence. The Christmas tree shows up every year.

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The Glen Arbor Art Association Readers’ Theater presents Remember The Night, a tale of petty larceny, redemption and Cupid just doing his job in time for the holidays. The play will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church. For more information call 334-6112.

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The Manitou Winds presents its annual “Winter Songs & Carols” concert at the Leelanau School dining hall Dec. 8, sponsored by the Manitou Music Festival. The concert is free. Reservations are not required. Please contact the Glen Arbor Art Association at 231/334-6112.

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In the spirit of the season, the friends of the library have helped extend the gift of reading with a children’s book drive since 1999. The friends will be collecting donations of new children’s books through Sunday, Dec. 17, with help from the parenting communities of Glen Lake Community Schools. The books will be given to children of low income families throughout the community in time for the holidays. Browse the wish list at the library or at the Cottage Book Shop, which extends a 20 percent discount on books purchased for the program.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Joe Scheffer, Bob Snell and Todd Hazelton.

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Happy Anniversary wishes to Barb and Frank Siepker and a Special Anniversary wish to my partner of 57 years, my wife Dotti.

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Shop locally as much is possible.

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It’s still hunting season so be very careful in the forest. It is that time a year when roads could be slippery. There could be snow, there could be ice.

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Have fun, be happy, be kind, be safe, stay warm.

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Go patriotism, go Hawks.

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