Out and About – Week of April 19th

Retirement is a goal we all look forward to reaching. On the average, we work for forty years and then enjoy those golden years for at least another twenty. There are some who never retire, because they love their job so much. Darlene, from Main Street Cafe, has really loved her job because of the customers that frequent the cafe. However, she has come to the point in her life when she would rather enjoy doing other things besides refilling someone’s coffee cup, or running a cash register. After twenty-six years of helping many people get their day started with a great breakfast, a warm smile and greeting, Darlene has decided to hang up her apron and put away the order pad. She has decided to retire at the end of April. She is looking forward to spending time hiking, visiting the many lighthouses here in Michigan and gaze upon as many waterfalls as she can. She might even dine out a little more. She’ll be a fantastic customer, I’m sure, because she respects the life of anyone who serves others. We’ll miss you, Darlene. Someday I’d like to buy you a cup of coffee.

Home Depot might have this product in stock, but most of the automotive supply stores have had it on their shelves for quite some time. You’ll have to ask a salesperson for it, because it comes with several different names, depending on the manufacturer. It is a fluid for your turn signal device. If your turn signal fades in brightness or fails to work at all, this is the product you should look for. I only mention this, because lately I’ve seen a lot of vehicles making turns without the ability to notify other drivers.

This is the start of garage and yard sales season. With that in mind, I want to give you a heads-up on the County-Wide Garage Sale scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021, at the St. Joseph County Grange Fairgrounds. The hours of the sale are from 8 AM until 3 PM. If this doesn’t fit into your schedule, the Pregnancy Helpline Center is willing to take anything you’d like to donate to the fairgrounds for you. All you need to do is do your spring cleaning and bring your donations to the Center. They will give you a donation receipt and will take care of the rest. The Pregnancy Helpline Center is hoping to raise at least $2000.00. If you’d like more information, plus a list of acceptable items, you may call the Center at (269)278-2211, or visit their website at: www.PregnancyHelpline.org. The Center is located at 172 East Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers.

It’s time to flush the fire hydrants in Three Rivers. This project started Monday, April 12 in the First District. Flushing will be in progress Monday through Friday from 7 AM until 3 PM. Once the First District is complete, the project will move on to the Fourth District, then Second and finally the Third District. During the flushing process, some may experience rusty water in their homes. If there are any prolonged problems, please call the DPS office at 269-273-1845.

As of now, there will be a Memorial Day parade, followed by a ceremony at Riverside Cemetery on Monday, May 31. Last year, due to the Covid pandemic, there wasn’t a parade, but there was a ceremony at the cemetery. American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170 is hosting this event, as always. Please look for more information as soon as it becomes available. The only thing that would cancel the parade would be restrictions passed down from the Governor’s office. It would be great to have a parade to attend, but it all depends on how we all abide by the restrictions and guidelines already in effect. Wear a mask, wash your hands and maintain social distancing. Getting vaccinated would also be a big help.

“Modern man spreads it on, pats it in, shaves it off, see him grin.” BURMA-SHAVE

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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