2018-05-03 / Columns

Omena News heads to Smith, Kocher wedding

By LESLIE DISCH
Phone/fax 386-5686


WEDDING COUPLE Keith and Irene Kocher Smith are pictured with Keith’s relatives, from left, Debby and Les Disch; the groom’s brother, Craig Smith, and his mother, Jill Smith. On the other side of the couple are his father Stewart Smith, uncle and aunt Bill and Rat Renz, and his sister, Valerie Darrah, with her daughter Christina, who was the flower girl. Not pictured were Manie Powell and Laura Renz. WEDDING COUPLE Keith and Irene Kocher Smith are pictured with Keith’s relatives, from left, Debby and Les Disch; the groom’s brother, Craig Smith, and his mother, Jill Smith. On the other side of the couple are his father Stewart Smith, uncle and aunt Bill and Rat Renz, and his sister, Valerie Darrah, with her daughter Christina, who was the flower girl. Not pictured were Manie Powell and Laura Renz. Les and Debby Disch are back from a road trip that was planned around the wedding of their nephew Keith Smith to Irene Kocher in Powell, Tenn., outside of Knoxville. They spent several days visiting family and friends in Cincinnati and then stopped in Frankenmuth on the way home. They hadn’t been in Bronner’s in decades. It is the size of five football fields now!

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It was interesting to come home to piles of snow in places, with crocuses popping around them. It was great to come back to warm, sunny weather.

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The semi-annual Rule cousins work week is underway at the Rule Cottage. Seven cousins from around the country are staying at the cottage, joining parttime Omena resident James Wickemeyer, and Omena residents Rink Smith and Debby Disch. The seven are Luke Robinson and Frank Huss from Cincinnati; Steve Hessel from Corvallis, Ore.; Ed Hessel from San Diego; Jamie Cromartie from Egg Harbor City, N.J.; John Cromartie from Vienna, Va., and John’s son, Will, from DC, the only once-removed cousin at this work week.

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The Northport Arts Association has organized an exciting new exhibit for Memorial Day weekend, the Northport Photo Exhibit. Photographers from around Michigan will be exhibiting works on a variety of subjects. The deadline for applications is May 11. More information can be found at NorthportArtsAssociation.org. That weekend is also the big Cars in the Park show in Northport.

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It’s time to register for the 22nd Annual Leelanau Children’s Center Golf Scramble at the Leland Country Club, which is on May 23. Registration and lunch on the grill start at noon, with a start gun start at 1 p.m. There will be appetizers and awards at Bogey’s 19th Hole at 5:30 p.m.

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On Saturday and next Friday, May 8, the Northport High School Drama Class Presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mouse Trap” at 7 p.m. in the Northport School Auditorium. Then, May 16 is Senior Projects night at the school. The public is welcome to attend. It is a very interesting evening where each member of the senior class presents the project that they have worked on.

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A Celebration of Life for Fred Hallett will take place on Saturday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Knot Just a Bar in Omena. Fred passed away on Jan. 1. His family would love to converse with those who knew and loved Fred as they did and still do.

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Happy 10th birthday to Marcos Roman. Happy Birthday also to Lynn Sutton, Si Nahra, David Kalchik, Tyler Harris, Kim Armbruster, Claire Edgley, Brooke Duffiney, Chrysti Duffiney, and Adam Smart. Happy 20th anniversary to Bill and Susan Krusel.

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