2017-12-28 / Columns

2nd Gretzema novel; missing Jamie

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

Happy New Year!

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Be careful on amateur night, also known as New Years Eve.

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Not much going on this time of year as everyone is recovering from the holidays and suffering shopper’s withdrawal.

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The Glen Arbor Art Association plans to celebrate its renovated and expanded building with an inaugural exhibition, “New Gallery/New Work,” on Friday, Jan. 12. The exhibition opens with a reception for the exhibitors and the public from 6-8 p.m.

“New Gallery/New Work” will offer an invitational show featuring the work of 25 artists from Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Manistee counties. Exhibitors were invited to contribute a piece created between May 2016 and November. That’s when GAAA undertook a campaign to expand its building.

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Very sincere condolences to the many, many friends and the family of Jamie Haley, probably one of the kindest people I have had the pleasure to know. She and Gilly were a great couple.

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Jenni Gretzema, daughter of Linda and Terry Gretzema, has written her second book entitled “Courage ... Chronicled in the Sand.” The name of Jenni’s first book is “Stories from the Sandbox.” Both books are reflections from children, teenagers and young adults living with cancer and blood disorders.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Oscar Wrigley Woehl, John Velis, Josie Perfect and to son-in-law Richard Wilcox. Very special Happy Birthday wishes to two of my favorite people, my granddaughters Taylor Wilcox and Haley Gray.

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Start the new year right by being careful, kind and happy. Above all, Go Patriotism.

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