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Out and About – Week of June 20th

Today is officially the first day of summer. This means two things. First, beginning tomorrow, the time of daylight starts getting shorter. The days are not getting shorter, because there still will be twenty four hours in a day. Second, you probably don’t need to pay much attention to those signs that state “Watch for ice on bridge”. On a ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of June 13th

This weekend is the best time to get Out and About in Three Rivers for the entire year. It is, of course, Water Festival, a time when the entire community converges on Downtown TR, Scidmore Park, and Memory Isle. For three days, beginning Thursday, June 16, there will be something for everyone. I’m talking about a parade, rides on the ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of June 6th

Congratulations to the Three Rivers High School graduating class of 2011. You’ve had twelve years of free-to-you education. It is now up to you to make good use of your time and to do what you can to make this world a better place. If you’ve paid attention during the last twelve years, your future should be bright, as long ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of May 30th

Before I forget, here are the answers to last week’s trivia questions: The Hundred Years War lasted 116 years. The country that makes Panama hats is Ecuador. A camel’s hair brush is made of squirrel fur. I thank those who have asked for trivia questions in the past. I enjoy including them in the column from time to time. I ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of May 23rd

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. It’s a special time for everyone. It’s an opportunity to do some traveling, camping, or just hanging around the old homestead and getting yard work done. In Three Rivers there will be a short parade, followed by a ceremony at Riverside Cemetery. If you’re in the area, please make the time to watch the ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of May 16th

It’s refreshing to see people getting out and about more, now that the weather has improved a great deal from a couple of months ago. One doesn’t need even a jacket or sweatshirt when venturing outside. Kudos to those who take the time to take their dogs for long walks, or, as a family, put some miles on their bicycles. ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of May 9th

The community theatre world has lost a very dedicated thespian. Last week, Karen Ruhlig was killed in an auto accident near Kalamazoo. A lot of the details were made public, but I thought I’d add a few more facts that most people may not know. Karen was a rather private person; there were only a few who knew her really ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of May 2nd

I don’t know where the month of April went, but for me, it was gone before I realized it was here. And talk about April showers! I won’t even get into that. Diane, of Mobile Bike Repair, has come up with a great idea. She has organized Saturday morning bike rides. Starting this next Saturday, May 7, and continuing every ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of April 25th

This evening belongs to George Cole. In case you are not aware, George is this year’s Three Rivers Lions Club Citizen of the Year. This evening is the banquet that will honor the person known as “The King of Volunteers”. He has served for many years with the Three Rivers Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and if ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of April 11th

As you travel the major highways around the county, you’ll probably notice the volunteers out picking up the litter alongside the highway. I’m pretty sure that this last weekend was the first of three times that volunteers pick up the litter each year. They are easy to identify, because they should be wearing iridescent green vests. They usually have a ... Read More »