Browsing All posts tagged under »Raven Hill Discovery Center«

Fun and free

February 11, 2011


Arts and sciences, excellent treats—cabin fever cures on all sides—and they are free! What a weekend. I don't see how you can go wrong.

Smallville takes a little bow

September 28, 2010


I've been looking forward to the opening of Smallville over at Raven Hill Discovery Center. I am fond of miniature things. That is probably because I am rather small myself. Vertically anyway.

Victorian parlor tricks, exotic animals, and a free afternoon at Raven Hill

March 5, 2010


The Frugal Bugle has an announcement.  Thanks to funding from the Charlevoix Community Foundation, the whole family can visit Raven Hill Discovery Center free on the second Saturday of the month.  I recommend you try it.  If you have never been to Raven Hill, you will be amazed.  Even if you have been there you […]

Things to do, places to go, and a view to rest the weary spirit

December 19, 2009


It is my habit to retrieve the Record-Eagle at the end of our morning walk, get all of us inside and fed, pour a cup of coffee, and sit down to read every darned thing.* Thus it was that I read this morning’s horoscope: What you see, though it’s nothing unusual, will astound you. You […]


June 24, 2009


Summertime isn’t really playtime up here unless you’re just visiting, in which case it is the best playtime you’ll ever have probably. But even those of us who are working overtime storing up nuts for the winter need a little R&R now and then.  Here are some invitations to play.  (Click on images for larger […]

Borrowing grandchildren, meeting a boa constrictor, and playing in a giant sandbox

August 28, 2008


Last week I got to borrow some grandchildren. Their grandfather (Ed) and mother (Nancy) brought Ben and Nick to Barnes Park on a camping adventure, and were kind enough to share them with me. The boys learned to catch minnows in a towel, swam in Torch Lake—Nick insisted it had to be a pool because […]