2018-07-05 / Columns

Don’t underestimate summer heat in Glen Arbor

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

As of this writing, the crowd has yet to appear but I’m sure within the next two days a multitude of people will show up in Glen Arbor and the National Park. There will definitely be a crowd, I’m sure, to watch the “Anything Goes” parade on the Fourth.

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The new park, tennis courts, pickleball courts, play park etc. is open. It looks great.

I had somebody ask me the other day if Glen Arbor had a dog park and my response to him was Glen Arbor is a dog park. I’ve never seen so many people with dogs on vacation. I cannot believe that the dogs have fun in a crowd of people, plus the weather has been real, real hot and the dogs have to suffer. But they will also be in the crowd watching the parade.

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In the “things to come” department, on July 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. join the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore rangers and Grand Traverse Astronomical Society staff for the Star Party. Mars appears around 11. Meet at the Dune Climb.

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On July 15 at 8 p.m. on the Glen Arbor Art Centers Studio Stage, enjoy the blues of Mulebone.

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Always a huge success, the Glen Arbor Women’s Club Art Fair will be July 18 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This is the 47th annual event and features over 90 exhibitors, fine arts and quality crafts at the Glen Arbor Township Hall and parking lot.

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July 21: Empire Anchor Days and the Empire Lions Club Chicken Dinner. If you have not purchased a Lucky Thirteen ticket from an Empire Lions Club member, you missed the first drawing and I will announce the winner next week.

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Speaking of lucky, I hope everyone realizes how lucky we are to have our emergency services. Our Glen Arbor Township Emergency Services and the National Park Service rescued a 5-yearold on the dune in that 90- to 100-degree weather after four or five hours. Good job all.

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I don’t know who did the rain dance, but great job.

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Don’t miss the Glen Arbor Art Center’s annual Dune Climb Concert on Sunday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Jazz North will rock the Sleeping Bear Dunes with that special blend of jazz and funk. The concert at the Dune climb is presented annually by the Glen Arbor Art Center.

Because of the unique venue and incomparable music it routinely draws a large audience. Concert goers are encouraged to bring a pre-concert picnic.

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Happy birthday wishes to Tim Cairns, Mimi Wheeler, Jack Einodshofer and Joan Sielaff.

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Be Careful, be kind, be courteous and have fun.

Go Patriotism.

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