Out and About – Week of August 29th

Weather is an easy topic to write about. It’s always there and, most of the time, its popularity is way below par. There’s nothing we can really do about it, especially here in Pure Michigan. As the old saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather here in Michigan, just wait five minutes.”
I am as guilty as anyone when it comes to complaining about the current weather. I’m not a big fan of rain, but I’d rather have rain over snow. I really don’t mind snow, as long as it doesn’t turn into a blizzard. We’ve been pretty lucky the last year or so. We usually experience two or three bad winter storms each year. I commend the city workers here in Three Rivers, because they usually have the streets cleared in a reasonable amount of time. I’ve found the secret to having your streets plowed. All you need to do is shovel your driveway out to the street. The plow will be by shortly and fill the end of your driveway.
Back to the issue at hand. That would be weather. It seems that most Facebookers are never happy with the current weather. If we need rain, they complain about that. When we finally get the needed rain, someone complains that we received too much.
During the summer, someone is always complaining about the heat. These same folks complain about the cold during the winter. When someone finds a place similar to the Garden of Eden, please let me know. Until then, I’m happy to deal with the change of seasons right here in Michigan. One thing we might all do is write to our Congressional representatives. The bad weather is the fault of Congress, as we all know.
With school days just around the corner, it’s time to make that dreaded trip to the store to buy school clothes and school supplies. Here’s an idea that might help you sleep better at night. As you peruse the aisles for notebooks, binders, pens and pencils, why not purchase a double set of items? Your own children will be ready, and there might be a student in need who could use a little help. School supplies and clothing can be expensive, and there are children out there in need of a little assistance. Give that some thought, if you will.
This next weekend is Labor Day Weekend. A final chance to get out of town with the family and enjoy some quality time together. If you’re planning to stick around town, there will be plenty to do. HarmonyFest is next Sunday afternoon. The “Music Fest” takes place right downtown on Main Street. The downtown area will be closed to all regular traffic so that music lovers can set up lawn chairs, enjoy all sorts of treats from the many food vendors and sit back and listen to every type of music from gospel to blues. It all starts around 1 PM on Sunday and goes well into the night.
The 6th Annual Historic Three Rivers Labor Day Bridge Walk happens on Labor Day, September 5, from 9 AM until noon. Sponsored by the TR Woman’s Club, they invite everyone to walk the bridges and learn more about the unique town we call home. Registration, as always, takes place that day in Scidmore Park at Farmers’ Market.
See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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