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Whistling Up the Bay with Betty Beeby and Char Smith

August 26, 2010


One Thursday in May Char Smith brought her class of 4th graders to visit Betty Beeby.  She has done this every year for 24 years.  This will be the last year, because Char is retiring.  Betty says she’s retiring too.  I’m not sure whether to believe either of them, but time will tell. For those […]

Great Granny Goes to Afghanistan

July 8, 2010


(This story was first published in the July 1, 2010 edition of the Elk Rapids News.) People who live in Antrim County know about Betty Beeby’s art. They read Whistle Up the Bay at school, or their children bring home a copy of Mrs. Squid. They visit the author/illustrator’s studio in Eastport. They take pictures […]

Katy and Betty and Gerry’s excellent adventure

October 6, 2009


It was one of those rainy fall days that makes a person long for something to do besides work. Katy Newman to the rescue. She, too, had missed the Midener/Beeby opening and the treats. Her solution was to scoop up Betty and me and hare off to lunch at the Front Porch in Ellsworth on […]

Poets and painters and sculptors, oh my – and you are there

October 4, 2009


Big doings this weekend.  The new show over at the Jordan River Arts Council opened today, and Babs was there.  Thanks to her photos, you were, too.  I know, I know, it’s not the same as being in the gallery, where there were lovely treats.  I wasn’t there, either, as I had to work at […]

No sun, no rain, no problem

August 29, 2009


Friday was supposed to be sunny and breezy, because our little band of neighbors planned to have dinner on the deck at the Dockside. Mama Nature pouted, and we had to settle for clouds. Did we give up? We did not. This business of eating outdoors under glowering skies is getting to be a habit. […]

Betty Beeby’s Shady Adventures and a nod to Log Cabin Day

June 30, 2009


First of all, I know you wonder why I have not written anything about the wonderful dinner held in honor of Betty Beeby last week. That is because I was not there, but playing Cinderella at my day job. I made up for it by interviewing Betty yesterday about her special evening, and sent most […]