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Out and About – Week of July 9th

July and August have the reputation of being the two hottest months of the year. Normal heat isn’t too bad, but when you throw in the heat index, the atmosphere becomes extremely uncomfortable. However, this is Michigan, so we must learn to deal with the heat and humidity. Most of us have come to rely heavily on air conditioning. Just …

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Out and About – Week of July 2nd

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate ‘FREE stuff. It’s difficult to find anything these days that doesn’t come with a price. This year’s Water Festival had quite a few activities that didn’t cost one cent. It hasn’t been a month and yet here’s another event that is absolutely FREE. Core Community member Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma would like everyone to …

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Ginger

They call me Ginger.  My owner is moving and can’t take me with them.  I am sad right now but I was friendly with the staff.  My coat is red and short haired.  I am spayed and currently licensed.  I sit on request and I like other dogs and cats.  Staff say I am on the small side at about …

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Out and About – Week of June 25th

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale authored “The Power of Positive Thinking” quite some time ago. I’ve never read the book and I’m pretty sure that if I had read it, my life and attitude would have been much more positive. There are those individuals that live almost every day in a negative attitude. The glass is always half empty instead of …

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Sara

They call me Sara, a queen of Mastiffs.  I am about six years old and will need my spay surgery.  Staff like my housetraining manners.  I am 98 lbs. good with other dogs, gentle and love to be with people.  I like to take walks and give big sloppy kisses. I would like to find my loving home for the rest …

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Out and About – Week of June 18th

This Thursday, June 21, is the first day of summer, at least according to my calendar. Unfortunately, my calendar has no way of knowing that this is Michigan. In Michigan we’ve been known to experience several different seasons in the same week. This makes it difficult to keep separate closets for winter and summer clothes. I have faith, however, that …

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Bae

If you want a nice quiet companion who will love you and snuggle close to you, I’m your boy.  I am called “Bae” and am one and a half years old, with a soft brindle coat and I only weigh 45 lbs..  I think I am part lab and shepherd.  I am good with kids and other dogs, I don’t …

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Out and About – Week of June 11th

Several times a week, a friend joins me at the American Legion for coffee. My friend is a Marine Korean War veteran who flew just about anything that had wings. He is a wealth of information and usually has a story or two from his early years. Recently, we were discussing air battles that were fought during various wars. There …

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Ollie

Hey everyone out there, I am Ollie.  I am a Terrier/chihuahua mix and I am so friendly.  I have a short, tan coat.  I want to get on your lap and cuddle with you.  I am about three years old, 15 lbs.  my previous owner said I want to be the only dog in the family as I don’t get …

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Out and About – Week of June 4th

As a Notary Public, I’ve become educated in planning for the future. One of the things I’ve become familiar with is the Power of Attorney. This document allows people to name someone to act on their behalf as far as monetary issues are concerned, should they become incapable of making decisions of that caliber. Unfortunately, there are some who wait …

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