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Out and About – Week of September 21st

I have a lot of friends and acquaintances who share my interest in Facebook. I’ve learned a lot from Facebook, and it’s a way of keeping up on current events and what’s happening in the lives of those friends and acquaintances. I’m intrested in hearing about trips that my friends are planning, but I wonder why they post these plans …

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Out and About – Week of September 14th

I was lucky to be raised by parents who were teachers. I was fortunate to receive my education when cursive writing and grammar were important in the school curriculum. I am even luckier to be married to a retired Language Arts teacher, who keeps me on my toes when it comes to the proper use of grammar. Cursive writing and …

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Out and About – Week of September 7th

The month of August doesn’t have any real significance, other than being the last real month of summer and usually the hottest month of the year. The month doesn’t have any holidays in it, yet it usually provides the last chance to get away for a brief vacation with the family before school starts. August is, however, the time when …

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Out and About – Week of August 31st

Next Monday is Labor Day, which is a federal holiday. This means that you won’t be getting any mail, the banks will be closed, and you won’t find a single garbage truck on the road. This results in everyone having their trash picked up one day later. It also means that your local refuse Driver will be working the following …

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Out and About – Week of August 24th

Stress is not a good thing. Too much stress can be fatal, so we must continue to find ways to relieve it. One way that I’ve found to do just that is to get away from my daily routine for a day or two. We decided to take three days in the middle of the week and go camping. Yankee …

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Out and About – Week of August 17th

Public restrooms are everywhere, except when you really need one. The best example that I can think of are those rest areas that appear on the major highways. The sign says, “Rest Area ahead one mile.” If you are traveling with your family, this is when you ask if there’s anyone who needs to use the bathroom. The answer, of …

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Out and About – Week of August 10th

I have no way of knowing how many people subscribe to or buy the Three Rivers Commercial-News on a daily basis. If you’re reading this column, either you purchase a hard copy of the paper, or you’re reading it via the internet. No matter which, format you prefer, I thank you for taking the time to make this a part of …

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Out and About – Week of August 3rd

Here we are already into the month of August. If you think July had some warm weather, just wait until you see what August has to offer. August has a reputation for being about the hottest month of the year. Lake Michigan is now comfortable for swimming. A few things to remember during this warm season would include keeping your …

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Out and About – Week of July 27th

Norweigian Cruise Lines operates The Pride of America out of Honolulu, Hawaii, and if you’re planning a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands, this, in my mind, is the way to go. With a crew of around 950, their only purpose is to see that you are properly fed and pampered. Their cruise departs Honolulu every Saturday evening, arriving at the …

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Out and About – Week of July 20th

The last time I checked, the price of 89-octane gasoline in Chicago was $3.69 a gallon. The same gallon of gasoline in Honolulu sells for $3.39 per gallon. It goes without saying that you’re better off driving a Toyota Prius than a Corvette in both places. You see a lot of motor scooters in Honolulu, and quite a few tourists …

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