Out and About – Week of December 12th

My sincere condolences to the entire staff of the Three Rivers Commercial News. For 127 years you folks put out a daily periodical that was a part of many news-hungry citizens here in St. Joe County. I delivered the Three Rivers Commercial back in the late fifties. The paper back then cost about thirty-five cents a week to have it delivered to your doorstep. Like everything else, the price of publishing increased to the point to where it was impossible to continue publishing the paper. Getting news from the internet didn’t help with the survival of a daily newspaper. So much for modern technology.

I had the privilege of contributing a weekly column to the Commercial News for almost seventeen years. I will miss that, but am also fortunate to have WLKM Radio as a carrier of Out and About. If you are reading this, you know where to find the column. I personally want to thank Dennis Rumsey for allowing me to continue being a part of WLKM Radio. If anyone knows of someone else who might have enjoyed reading my column in the Commercial News, please let them know where to find me.

I’ll do my best to continue making everyone feel a little better about this world and local happenings in the St. Joe County area. I feel blessed in being able to do what I do.

For those who attended the recent Christmas Choral concert at the First Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers on Sunday, December 4, you’ll be happy to know that there will be an organ recital of music for Advent and Christmas on Sunday, December 18, at the First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers and Centreville, 320 North Main Street, Three Rivers.

Charles Collins, organist, will present a variety of Christmas selections from composers such as Dietrich Buxtehude, Daniel Pinkham and Raymond Weidner.

This concert begins at 3 PM and is FREE. If you enjoy the songs of the season played on a world-famous pipe organ, you’ll love this afternoon of Christmas spirit.

Out-of-Town Efficiency and a few hints on saving money during the holiday season. If you’re visiting family and friends during the upcoming holidays, you’ll want to prepare your home to use less energy while away from the homestead:

Switching your water heater to “Vacation Mode” will reduce wasted energy by keeping the water at a lower temperature. If your water heater doesn’t have a “Vacation Mode”, just set it to the lowest setting.
Set your thermostat to around 55 degrees. This way you’re not wasting energy to heat the house while you’re away.
Consider upgrading a lamp or fixture to a smart lightbulb. By doing this, you can control lights from afar and set a schedule for the light to go on and off.

Mirror on the bathroom wall, What’s the smoothest shave of all? – BURMA SHAVE

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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