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Out and About – Week of July 31st

I’ve never considered myself a party animal. I’m not a “teetotaler”, but I do believe that you don’t have to drink to have an enjoyable time. The consumption of alcohol is glorified on television more and more these days. I remember one commercial that showed a lady picking up necessary groceries in preparation for an upcoming storm. The last thing …

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Out and About – Week of July 24th

We all have a fear of something. Whether it’s a fear of heights or a fear of clowns, we all have something we will do almost anything to avoid. I can handle speaking in front of one hundred people, as long as I’m speaking about something I am very familiar with, but don’t ask me to sing or dance in …

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Out and About – Week of July 17th

Being associated with Lions Clubs International for almost eighteen years, I’ve been to my share of conferences and conventions. I look at these events as opportunities to get together with fellow Lion friends and get caught up with everyone’s life experiences. I’m not a major fan of crowds; as a matter of fact, I really didn’t want to attend the …

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Out and About – Week of July 10th

Last August, my brother and I attended the “Thunder Over Michigan” air show at Willow Run Airport near Detroit. The air show was more than worth the price of the ticket. The main reason for going to the event was to take a ride in a B-17 aircraft. I mentioned this experience in a column about a month later, so …

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Out and About – Week of June 26th

Where are all the volunteers? Most fun events are made possible by using volunteers. The same can be said for assistance in a disaster. Without volunteers, a lot of things would never get done. A perfect example would be the recent Three Rivers Water Festival. Without the many volunteers, Water Festival would never have happened. Without volunteers, the local food …

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Out and About – Week of June 19th

Water Festival 2017 is now in the history books. My participation in this event was limited, so I have no idea how successful the vendors in Scidmore Park were, or how many attended the classic car show on Main Street, Saturday morning. I do know that the parade was as entertaining as ever and that the Three Rivers Lions Club …

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