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Out and About – Week of November 16th

Thanksgiving is still a week away, but it’s not too early to start your planning for this annual day of feasting and football. Now is the time to start thinking about those less fortunate. Perhaps you know of someone living alone, who will spend Thanksgiving like any other day: alone. Perhaps you might invite that person to join you for …

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Out and About – Week of November 9th

This past weekend was, as far as weather is concerned, probably as close to perfect as it can get. It was the perfect time to get Out and About and take it the many events that seem to fill the weekends prior to the holidays. If you were smart, you took the opportunity to finish those outdoor chores that have …

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Out and About – Week of November 2nd

Before you start reading this column, if you haven’t voted yet today, put the paper down, get over to the polling place, and cast your vote. If you’re under 18 years of age, keep on reading. I don’t know how many people under 18 read this column, but I’d like to send out a special “THANK YOU” for doing so. …

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Out and About – Week of October 26th

Last Friday was the final football game of the regular season for our Three Rivers Wildcats. It was a perfect night for football if you were a spectator: Chilly with the chance of rain. If you were a player, it was a night when they separated the men from the boys. The Wildcats won 41-0, which means that playoffs are …

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Out and About – Week of October 19th

I’m not an athlete. I’m more of a sports spectator. After all, I am a guy, so I must enjoy at least one or two sports. Anyway, I’ve become a fan of minor league teams, namely the Kalamazoo Kings baseball team and the Kalamazoo K-Wings hockey team. The reason I mention this is that the Kalamazoo K-Wings opened their season …

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Out and About – Week of October 12th

     As promised, here is more information on next Sunday’s Fall Color Tour. The tour runs from noon to 5 P.M.and consists of twelve destinations. You may start anywhere you’d like and stay at a destination for as long as you’d like. We’ve taken the tour many times over the years and have several destinations that remain our favorites. Everyone …

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Out and About – Week of October 5th

Last week I mentioned “A Program on Dementia”. Dr. Nadeem Mirza, from the Bronson Three Rivers Specialty Clinic gave this free presentation at the Three Rivers Community Center, 103 South Douglas, Three Rivers. There are four more free presentations available to those interested in obtaining some very valuable information on a variety of topics. These presentations take place Tuesday evenings …

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Out and About – Week of September 28th

     The 2009 St. Joseph County Grange Fair is now in the books. From everything that I’ve heard, it was quite successful. Everyone appreciated  the fact that it started a day earlier than normal, and no one seemed to complain about the little amount of rain that fell during the week. After all, what would the fair be like if …

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Out and About – Week of September 21st

This week, the village of Centreville comes alive with the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. As mentioned in last week’s column, this year’s fair is a bit different from years past. Normally, the fair runs Sunday through Saturday, with the big-name entertainment taking the stage on Saturday evening. This year, however, the fair will open a day early and entertainer …

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Out and About – Week of Sept. 14th

Every so often, I am totally amazed as to how some things work out. The Wednesday before Labor Day weekend, I topped off my gas tank in my car. I also filled two containers with that liquid gold we call gasoline. Why? Because a holiday weekend was approaching and I thought I’d be smart and buy gasoline before the price …

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