2018-05-31 / Columns

Glen Arbor Players hit the stage this weekend

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

Another Memorial Day/Decoration Day in the books.

I hope everyone had a safe holiday and remembered that it’s more than just a three-day weekend. I think the weather for this Memorial Day weekend was the best I’ve seen in a long time and many, many people enjoyed it.

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The Glen Arbor Players take on “Sunset Boulevard,” that classic about fame and fortune in 1950s Hollywood. And it all begins with a flat tire.

Meet writer Joe Gillis -- can’t sell his work to the studios, up to his ears in debt, and then he gets a flat tire. Joe parks his car in a decadent mansion in Sunset Boulevard. He meets the owner: Enter former silent-movie star Norma Desmond. Joe, shall we say, is never the same again.

Performances: June 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Road, Burdickville. Free. A goodwill offering will be taken.

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Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jim Smith and very sincere condolences to the many friends and the family of Jason Ihme after a tragic accident.

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The Glen Arbor Women’s Club will be spending an evening in Italy via the Firefly Lodge at The Homestead on June 12. This will be their annual spring dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. with dinner being served at 7:00 p.m.

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In keeping with the past holiday, a reminder that on July 4, the flag raising ceremony will be held at Old Settlers Park. More later.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Jim Munson, Sandy Fox, Elaine Pentilla, Ron Payne, Bea Hodge, Terry Gretzema and Gary Brodhagen.

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Happy Anniversary wishes to Sylvia and Dennis Gerathy.

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This is the beginning of “bikes galore,” unfortunately some of the bicyclists feel they have the right of way at the intersection, which is incorrect and unfortunate. It’s easier for the bicycle to stop than a car. Also tell your visiting friends that it’s a misunderstanding that vehicles have to stop for somebody walking across the street. Most drivers will because it’s just a good practice, however be careful and don’t step out in front of the cars.

This is the time of year when everyone wants to enjoy our northern Michigan. Be polite, be happy, be careful and have fun.

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Go Patriotism

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