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Hope for sufferers of TLC withdrawal

January 26, 2016


When the Torch Lake Cafe closed last summer, a loud wail went up across the Township.  Where will we have breakfast??!!??  And Friday fish dinner?  And live music with Leanna Collins and friends? Then word went around that Leanna had bought Sneakin’s. That turned out to be true.  Pretty soon there was a lot of construction activity going on […]

Bill Bennett’s Anthem to Antrim

April 23, 2014


No invisible birds in the mist today, although they’re coming soon. For one thing, it’s a beautiful day and you deserve to see some nice blue skies. For another, we have presents – I love presents – and they’re all in black and white. Let’s begin with the blue skies. Now the presents. Every now […]

Preserving the Wilkinson house one geranium at a time

February 12, 2014


Loraine Mottern is at it again.  Every year about this time she distributes the annual geranium order form.  She posts it in store windows and on the community bulletin boards at the Eastport Post Office and the Eastport Market.  She sends persuasive press releases to all the newspapers.  It has crossed my mind that if Loraine’s determination […]


December 16, 2012


Babs Young was over at the Elk Rapids Area Historical Museum taking pictures of the Treasures from the Toy Chest exhibit when a class of third-graders filed in.  As docent Ross Graham launched into the stories of the toys and games displayed all around them, the kids whipped out their iPads and began recording his presentation.  […]

Out on the hills

October 15, 2012


I’m always going on about the Flat Road, but Babs has been taking the high road.  She writes: This was taken about two weeks ago when the color was just beginning. We’ve had very little sun since then, and lots of rain, so even though the color is good a sunny picture is hard to come by.  […]

Treasure Scout on the loose

October 13, 2012


This year’s holiday exhibit at the Elk Rapids Historical Museum is Treasures from the Toy Chest, and I am the Treasure Scout.  Linda Pillsbury drew me a map.  Linda knows everyone in Elk Rapids, and her mother knows their mothers.  By the time we’re through you will be dazzled.  Last week, for example, I went […]