Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of Dec. 27th

Last Tuesday, December 21, was the first day of winter. It was also the shortest day of the year. I should have mentioned this in last week’s column, but I didn’t realize this fact until last Tuesday, and by that time it was too late. Each week’s column is sitting in someone’s inbox by the Sunday before it appears. Anyway, …

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Out and About – Week of Dec. 20th

The Three Rivers Lions Club thanks all those volunteers who pitched in to help make this year’s “Food Box” project a success. The Lions Club distributed 250 food boxes to those in need in St. Joseph County this past Saturday, December 18. With the help of volunteers and Lion members, the Three Rivers Lions lived up to their motto “WE …

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Out and About – Week of Dec. 13th.

A week from Saturday is Christmas. I still have plenty of time to shop for those unique gifts that will, hopefully, make someone’s Christmas merry. I’ll never understand why so many people make such a fuss over “Black Friday”. I’m sure that special gift will still be in the store and I’ll have no trouble, because on Christmas Eve, everyone …

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Out and About – Week of December 6th

Tuesday, December 7th,  marks the 69th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I can’t tell you the date of my father’s birth, but every year, I stop and reflect on how December 7, 1941 made a huge mark in the history of the United States. I salute any of you who might have been serving in the Armed …

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Out and About – Week of November 29th

The 27th Annual MAKE WE MERRY comes to the Three Rivers High School Performing Arts Center this Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4, at 7:30 P.M. If you’ve never attended a MAKE WE MERRY performance in the past, then you just don’t know what you’re missing. Audiences will be entertained by chorus and individual numbers, instrumental selections, and, of …

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Out and About – Week of November 22nd

This is Thanksgiving week. I’ve already stated my feelings about how I feel about sharing this special holiday, so I won’t mention much more about it. Thanksgiving is the beginning of each year’s big holiday season. In my mind, the commercialism of Christmas has gotten way out of hand. I’ve seen Christmas decorations in one way or another since Halloween. …

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Out and About – Week of November 15th

Last week, I mentioned something about Firefighters for Santa. Since then, I have had a few inquiries as to how one goes about getting on the receiving end of this thoughtful event put together by the firefighters of the Three Rivers Fire Department. If you need help insuring that your children and your family have a memorable Christmas, you’ll need …

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Out and About – Week of November 8th

Hopefully, all of you remembered to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night before you went to bed. We should all be rested now, because we were able to get an extra hour’s worth of much needed sleep Saturday night. Christmas is just a little over a month away. I know this because Christmas decorations and gift ideas are …

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Out and About – Week of November 1st

Growing up here in the fifties made for some wonderful memories, and if I were to go into that, I’m afraid I would use up more space than this column allows. Anyway, one of the favorite places to spend one’s money back then was at Daugherty’s Bakery. Bob Daugherty kneaded the business, and local patrons were more than happy to …

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Out and About – Week of October 25th

Three Rivers Department of Public Services has been busy for almost two weeks now sucking up the leaves that the citizens of Three Rivers have raked or blown to the street. I learned the hard way, and I thought I’d better pass on the fact that the leaves must be in the street next to the curb and not on …

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