2018-09-06 / Local News

Bittersweet time for business owners

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486 email: BThomp9264@aol.com * * *

Labor Day is bittersweet for me. It’s the end of summer, which has been a lot of work for anyone in the retail or hospitality fields. This is the time when business owners realize enough to stay open for the off-season. As I’ve said before, some business owners give a sigh of relief and are glad that it’s over. However, I think most would like to have a bit of a reprieve as I said before and then have it start over again. As much work as it is and as hectic as it becomes, it’s still fun.

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I’m writing this before Labor Day so I’m not sure how the Bridge Walk went. I hope it went well and I am confident that it did and that the Empire Area Community Center does its normal great job. I look forward to going on the bridge walk.

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On Saturday Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will host the next star party from 9-11 p.m. at the Dune climb. View objects in space at telescope stations. For information call 326-4700 extension 5005 for cancellation and information.

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We will never forget. On Sept. 11 — Tuesday — at 8:30 a.m. the Glen Lake Fire Department will host its annual commemoration. The Memorial recognizes the 343 firefighters and medics who died on 9/11. Speakers include retired U.S. Navy captain Phil Klintworth and Glen Lake Reformed Church Rev. Dan DeVries. The 9/11 Memorial Garden is open to the public.

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Also on Tuesday but at 7 p.m., the Glen Arbor Women’s Club will host speaker Dr. Mary Beth Hardwicke at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. Glen Arbor Women’s Club members and guests are welcome, please RSVP by today to glenarborwomensclub@gmail.com.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Karen Kramer, William Howard Taft, and to Marilyn Rank on her 90th.

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Happy Anniversary wishes to Sylvia and Bob Jones, Mel and Chris Martin, Ronnie and Ross Hazelton, and Mel and Chris Richardson.

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Although it seems like the end, there’s still a lot of people still around. This is really the locals’ time of year. Almost everything is still open and we can get in.

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Politics have gotten real weird, something for some to think about. “They told me I was gullible...and I believed them.”

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Be safe, be happy and continue to be polite. Go patriotism, especially on 9/11.

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