2018-08-16 / Columns

Lucky to live near or visit Glen Lake area

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

It doesn’t seem possible, but the major tourist season in our area has almost come to an end. The weather was perfect and our visitors certainly enjoyed it. They are lucky if they can visit us and we are more than lucky that we live here.

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The last two winners of the Empire Lions Club Lucky 13 drawing were Larry Lawson of Maple City on July 30 and Bea Salisbury on Aug. 6. Both were $100 winners.

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New this year are the horse and wagon rides in Glen Arbor, which take place on Wednesdays and Fridays until the end of August from 6 p.m. until dark. The cost is $6 per person and pickup locations are Leelanau Vacation Rentals, Boondocks, Cottage Bookshop, M22, and Glen Arbor Wines. The rides are brought to you by Black Horse Farms and Fantail Farms.

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An annual tradition returns with the Glen Arbor Art Center Member Show, a showcase of Glen Arbor Art Center members’ talents. The show opens Friday with an artist’ reception from 6-8 p.m. at the Glen Arbor Art Center. The GAAC Members’ Show will display up to 50 works by as many member-artists. It is open to 2D and 3D work. The exhibition runs through Aug. 31.

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Glen Arbor’s town wide sidewalk sale will be a three-day event from Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1-3. Some new shops in Glen Arbor are here to explore, and I’m sure there will be sale items inside at the gift shops, clothing stores, art galleries, home goods and gardening, etc.

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Be sure to check out our new Glen Arbor Park which was dedicated yesterday. It is definitely a showplace from tennis to basketball, pickle ball to just plain walking.

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Think Bridge Walk.

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Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the Port Oneida Fair this past weekend but I’m sure it was great. It’s always very interesting and educational.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Ann Sundstrom-Salisbury, Paul Skinner, Soni Aylsworth, Claude Fields, honey pumper Jerry Decker, Benjamin Harrison, Bill Clinton and to my older sister and former resident, Margie Walker.

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Be cool, be happy, be patient.

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Go Patriotism

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