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Out and About – Week of August 19th

In last week’s column, I gave some interesting facts about Canada, our neighbors to the north. Lo and behold, someone complained and said that I should give equal to the our home-state of Michigan. So as not to ruffle any more feathers, here are some things you might not know about “Pure Michigan”: Michigan is first in the United States …

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Out and About – Week of August 12th

I’ve mentioned this before, but feel it bears repeating. I’ve heard that if you see a tank truck dropping gasoline at your local gas station, it might be advisable to wait several hours before you fill your tank at that station. It’s rumored that as a tanker fills the gas tanks, the gasoline already in the tanks gets stirred up. …

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Out and About – Week of August 5th

Here we are already five days into the month of August. To me, this will be a summer to remember. April and early May are normally the months when we receive our share of rain, yet I can’t remember a day in June when I didn’t need an umbrella. Building an ark did not seem like a bad idea. July …

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Out and About – Week of July 29th

I often hear, “There’s nothing to do here in Three Rivers. We need more places to eat and shop, and there’s nothing to do for a night out.” Now granted, we don’t have as many places to go for entertainment or fine dining as is available in Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids, but for the city of our size, I think …

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Out and About – Week of July 22nd

Like many, I enjoy eating more fruit and salads during the hot summer months. We usually keep some cantaloupe and watermelon in the fridge as long as they are in season. Cantaloupe and cottage cheese make a great lunch. There probably isn’t a limit as to how much watermelon you can eat and not worry about weight-gain. After all, watermelon …

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Out and About – Week of July 15th

Kudos to the members of the Club of Little Gardens here in Three Rivers, They do so much to beautify the common areas here in the Three Rivers area. One of their projects is Bowman Park on North Main Street. This park is sometimes referred to as “Statue Park”. The ladies are the ones who make sure all of the …

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Out and About – Week of July 8th

Next Tuesday, July 16, is a good day for all you blood donors. The American Red Cross will hold blood drives at two separate locations on that day. You have a week to decide where you’d like to go to make that very important donation. If you reside in the Centreville area, you may stop by the Centreville United Methodist …

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Out and About – Week of July 1st

Welcome to July. This Thursday is the Fourth. A day when we celebrate our independence. A time to gather with family and friends and enjoy cooking out on the grill, possibly watch a parade or two, and enjoy the many firework displays available throughout the county. If you are planning to handle your own fireworks, please do so with caution, …

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Out and About – Week of June 24th

Webster’s New World Dictionary and Thesaurus defines “Hospice” two ways: A shelter for travelers. A homelike facility for the care of terminally ill patients. When I think of Hospice, I think of it as described in the second definition. It’s a place you go, sort of like a reception station for Heaven. Part of this is true. If you’re in …

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Out and About – Week of June 17th

Water Festival 2019 is now in the books. It’s always a fun time, and it draws people from all over southwestern Michigan. Every year it seems to get better and better. It’s fun from the start of the parade on Thursday at 7 PM, until the final firework hits the sky later Saturday evening. I had the honor of being …

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