Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of May 9th

Scidmore Park, located at the intersection of West Michigan Avenue and Spring Street in Three Rivers, is a great place to take the family, especially the children. There’s a playground for the kids and benches to sit on in case you’d like to just sit and enjoy the scenery. There are plenty of picnic tables where you can enjoy a …

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Out and About – Week of May 2nd

If you’re a fan of “Swap Meets”, you won’t want to miss the Michiana 39th Annual Engine and Tractor Swap Meet this Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. The venue is Boot Hill Ranch, one and one-half miles east of Jones, on Bair Lake Street. Admission is a $2.00 donation. If you are interested in being a vendor, there …

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Out and About – Week of April 25th

If you enjoy the great outdoors and everything that goes with it, give some serious thought to checking out the St. Joseph County Conservation Tree Seedling Sale. This sale includes fifteen varieties of trees and shrubs. Visit the website at www.stjoecountycd.com to place an order. You’ll be able to pick up your trees at the County Fairgrounds in Centreville on …

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Out and About – Week of April 18th

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter weekend. As a child, Easter was always a special time for me. Easter was when I received a new pair of shoes, plus anything else I needed in order to look my best for Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday is still special, not only from a religious point of view, but also because of …

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Out and About – Week of April 11th

If you haven’t filed your 2021 income taxes yet, you have just a week to do so. Once they are filed, you will still want to keep certain tax records for future reference and use. You might wonder about how long you should keep those piles of receipts, forms and worksheets. Naturally, the answer is “It depends”. It’s a good …

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Out and About – Week of April 4th

This month I begin my seventeenth year writing this column. There have been times when I’ve wondered what to write, then an idea pops into my head in the middle of the night, and that idea becomes the beginning of a column. I try my best to keep the columns positive. This can be difficult at times. Sometimes I wonder …

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Out and About – Week of March 28th

Jimmy Carter, the oldest living Past President of the United States, has been retired for many years, but he doesn’t spend his days sitting around watching television. Instead, he spends most of his time volunteering and helping those less fortunate. President Carter, along with his wife Rosalyn, help build houses for Habitat for Humanity. These are houses built for families …

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Out and About – Week of March 21st

The Pregnancy Helpline Center is an agency you don’t hear much about, but they are there for those in dire need of help. Like many agencies, they survive on donations and fundraisers. They would like everyone to know about their Spring Benefit, which promises to be a gala event. This fundraiser will be held Tuesday, May 3 at Verse by …

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Out and About – Week of March 14th

I’ve heard that if you have dementia, you probably don’t know it. I don’t think I’m suffering from it and no one has accused me of having it. Research has shown that people in their fifties and sixties who sleep six or fewer hours per night, could be at a higher risk of developing dementia. Researchers have examined survey data …

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Out and About – Week of March 7th

I have owned several dogs in my lifetime, and I’ve also had several cats who have owned me. That’s right, I didn’t misspeak. You never own a cat, the cat owns you. Those who have cats know exactly what I’m talking about. The only pet I ever bought was a goldfish or two. The dogs and cats came from animal …

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