Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About

I’m not an expert on dining out, but my wife and I probably dine out more than we dine in. This doesn’t mean that our refrigerator is empty; as a matter of fact, it is filled with everything you could possibly want when it comes to snacking, and I can put together one heck of a Dagwood Sandwich at a …

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Out and About

For someone with such a love for airplanes, and aviation in general, it might be hard to believe that I have never attended an air show. This ended on Saturday, August 20, when my brother and I attended “Thunder Over Michigan” at Willow Run Airport, near Detroit. My brother, who also shares a love of aviation, lives in Ann Arbor …

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Out and About – Week of September 5th

I try my best to remind everyone about holidays and trash pickup days. I should have mentioned this last week, but I ran out of column space, so here is that information a week late. Monday was Labor Day, a holiday for just about everyone. Your trash removal person had the day off, but will be working this next Saturday. …

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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 …

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Out and About – Week of August 22nd

If you have served in the Armed Forces and have a DD214, which serves as proof of your service, you can be a member of the American Legion. If you are a member of the American Legion and served in a combat zone, you are eligible to join the VFW (Veterans of a Foreign War). If you served in the …

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Out and About – Week of August 15th

I’m in pretty good health for a person my age. I’m diabetic, I’ve experienced a heart attack, I’ve had shingles, and last September my gall bladder was removed. I try to get plenty of rest, eat healthy meals, well most of the time, and try to exercise as much as I can. I have an occasional beer, but I don’t …

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Out and About – Week of August 8th

I can’t remember the last time we went out to a movie. It has to be at least two or three years ago. It’s not that I don’t like movies, it’s just that I’m not a big fan of the movies that are currently gracing the big screens. Also, if you wait long enough, the movie will eventually hit the …

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Out and About – Week of August 1st

This week’s column is a continuation of last week’s, so back to the campsite. Thursday, July 21, had a weather forecast of being extremely hot, with a chance of severe thunderstorms. I’m pretty sure that Mother Nature was at one time was a member of the military’s Delta Force. Delta Force has said, “You can run, but you can’t hide.” …

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Out and About – Week of July 25th

This week’s column actually deals with getting Out and About. What a concept! Ten years ago I used the column to inform you readers about things going on in and around St. Joe County, but like so many things, change happens. On July 17, my wife and I left for a week of camping at Yankee Springs, south of Grand …

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Out and About – Week of July 18th

Brad Sugars once said, “If you can’t be positive, at least be quiet.” You don’t have to look far to find negativity these days. A good example would be the current political campaigning that has been going on for at least six months, and will continue until election day next November. The constant mudslinging makes me think that perhaps we …

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