2018-02-08 / Columns

Blame the rodent for more winter

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

Looks like that lousy little rodent did it again. Saw it’s shadow and here comes the snow and the cold weather for six more weeks.

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Not much going on this next week, but it’s time to get ready for Winterfest time. In Glen Arbor on Saturday, Feb. 17, it’s comprised of the Perch Fishing contest and the Chili Cook-off. More on that later. In Empire on Sunday, Feb. 18, the Empire Lions Club will host their Pancake Breakfast. More later.

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Special Sunday ranger-led snowshoe hikes are being added to the program calendar at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In addition to Saturday hikes, snowshoe hikes will be offered on Sunday at 1 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. Call 326-4700, extension 5010, for details and to make reservations.

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Gambling at the Glen Arbor Township Hall? Yep, on Tuesday the Glen Arbor Women’s Club meeting will offer “Game Night” and Pitch in Potluck. Please bring a dish to share and everything you need to eat it. Play Bunco, and if you are so inclined, bring a bottle of wine or other beverage of choice.

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My last reminder for those who want to continue having a happy life. Valentine’s Day is next Wednesday, Feb. 14. You’ve been advised.

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I know some Patriot fans will not agree with me, but probably Sunday was one of the best Super Bowls I’ve seen. I really didn’t care who won as long as it wasn’t the Patriots. It was a good game as the championship game should be.

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The Winter Olympics are starting, and as usual they will be great.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Bill Banish, John Mesch, Helen Esch, Karlin Niess, Gerry Schiffman and apparently I missed Pam Lysaght’s birthday (I don’t know when it is!).

Happy Anniversary wishes to Linda and Terry Gretzema.

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Go USA in the Olympics and Go Patriotism in life, give it your best shot.

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Be very careful out there, it’s tough between the cold weather and poor driving conditions.

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