2018-06-21 / Columns

Glen Arbor gears up for tennis tourney

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

I hope all the fathers out there had a great Father’s Day. I know I did.

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The 2018 Glen Arbor Tennis Tournament will be held on June 29th through July 1st. The “all doubles” tournament will be played in the new Glen Arbor Park and at The Leelanau School. The schedule of events is: Friday, June 29th, women’s doubles and a luncheon; Saturday, June 30th, men’s doubles and mixed doubles draws. On these two-day tournaments each team is guaranteed at least two matches. On Sunday, July 1st, there will be semis and finals of men’s doubles and mixed doubles. The last day to enter is Tuesday, June 26th.

The tourney will have two separate draws in the men’s doubles the open draw and the senior draw. The cost is $50.00 per player for women’s doubles and luncheon, winners prizes and door prizes donated by local businesses and artists and a T-shirt is included. The cost is $30 per player for men’s doubles (open and senior) and mixed doubles, also includes a T-shirt, a sack lunch and prizes donated by local businesses. It is suggested that you get your partners lined up and call or email with the names of your teams soon.

Contact Kim Guilbeau at kimguilbeau@gmail.com or 517-420-3112.

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On Sunday, June 24th from 4 to 6 p.m. enjoy a concert by John Kumjian held at The Manor on Glen Lake. John Kumjian plays guitar, percussion and keyboards with the New Third Coast and bass guitar with the Dune Brothers. John also performs solo concerts throughout the region. Admission is free and all free will offerings and donations go to support the Empire Area Community Emergency Fund.

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I’ve said before, if anybody reading this has never been to the Empire Museum, you’ve missed a lot. It’s an amazing museum. And as a reminder the Museum needs members in order to stay open and keep going the way it has been. Anyone interested in becoming a member can join and annual dues are as follows: a single membership is $10, a family membership is $25, a business membership is $50 and century club membership is $100.

Businesses that sign up for membership are also supported by the museum, which will display a listing of all the supporting businesses with a plaque as you enter the door and sign in as a guest.

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Very sincere condolences to the family and friends of John Shanklin. You may have known John from Cabin Fever and Evolve in Glen Arbor.

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The Empire United Methodist Church, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and Glen Lake Community Reformed Church are sponsoring Vacation Bible School at the Empire United Methodist Church from June 25th through June 29th from 9 a.m. until noon. For information contact Lori Taghon at pnltaghon@Hotmail.com or call Tina Dunphey at St. Philip Neri at 835-0518 or Gretchen Schwaiger at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church at 334-4537 in order register your child.

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On June 29th at 7 p.m. celebrate Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear’s 20th year as a preservation partner of the National Park with the documentary film “Barn Raisers” at the Olson Family Barn. For information call 334-6103 or go to phsb.org. Continuing on June 30th beginning at 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. a day of family fun activities including an art show/sale, Port Oneida tours, music, food, storytelling, craft demonstrations, animals, games and more. Later at 7 p.m., there will be a first barn dance at the Olson Family Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center Family Barn.

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We are getting more and more activity in the area, and it seems to me many many more bicycles.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Bill Freeman and once again to Terry Gretzema.

Happy Anniversary wishes to Cherrie and Bill Stege.

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Be careful, be courteous, be happy, have fun.

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Go patriotism.

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