Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of March 11th

How many of you forgot to set your clocks ahead one hour last Saturday, before going to bed? At 2AM Sunday morning, Daylight Savings Time began. This means that we will be enjoying one more hour of daylight every day. This is usually an indication that spring weather will soon be here. Remember last March, when we experienced 80 degree …

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Out and About – Week of March 4th

My wife has always done the grocery shopping for the two of us. Her father did the family grocery shopping when my wife was growing up. He had a method of shopping that worked very well, so my wife’s mother let him do his thing. My wife inherited his grocery shopping traits, such as always making sure you have a …

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Out and About – Week of February 25th

We recently attended the Lions of Michigan Forum in Lansing. It’s an annual gathering of Lions from all over the state of Michigan. It runs from Friday evening through about mid-afternoon on Saturday. The Forum consists of about a dozen breakout sessions, from which we may choose to attend. A very educational day or so, plus we have the opportunity …

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Out and About – Week of February 18

Hopefully, you’ve noticed a slight change in this column. I’ve tried to make it a little more personal, without telling it all. You won’t find as many listings of coming events. Oh, I’ll mention some of course, but there won’t be as many as before. I’ll do my best to keep this column upbeat and more positive. I’d like it …

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Out and About – Week of February 11th

With the weather we’ve been experiencing lately, it’s difficult to even think about this year’s Water Festival. It’s still about five months away, so don’t get out your lawn chairs quite yet. Deb Herring and the Water Festival committee have already scheduled their first meeting. We’ll meet at the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce office in Three Rivers February …

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Out and About – Week of February 4th

On Sunday, January 27, the Three Rivers community lost another quiet volunteer. Daisy Wagner passed away. Daisy was a past Lions Club Citizen of the Year. The banquet honoring her was not as well attended as some others, and I’m sure the reason was that she just wasn’t as well-known as many other past recipients. She was rather low-key, and …

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Out and About – Week of January 28th

We are no longer experiencing temperatures in the forties and fifties. As a matter of fact, a 35 degree day would be more than welcome by most of us. I haven’t seen too many birds in the area for a week or two, and I can’t remember the last time I was bitten by a mosquito. We have been very …

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Out and About – Week of January 21st

We’re more than half way through January, and the winter has not been that bad so far. I’m sure we’ll have our share of stormy weather, but right now, every nice day is a bonus. The snow blower is filled with gasoline and ready for whatever Mother Nature sends our way. I’ve been reminded that we need the snow for …

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Out and About – Week of January 14th

Every so often, I receive reassurance that someone actually reads this column. My friend Becky asked me if I would please add one more hint to the topic of safe driving tips. There’s always room for one more, so here you go. In most areas, it is against the law to have anything hanging from your rearview mirror. I found …

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Out and About – Week of January 7th

2013 is now one week old, and I’m wondering how many people are holding fast to the resolutions that they made last week. Do people still make them? Usually, resolutions deal with losing weight, or being more mindful as far as taking care of things around the house. I normally don’t make resolutions, but I’ve decided to do so this …

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