Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of July 15th

The subject of Immigration is one of the issues featured on the evening news these days, and is also a prime issue in the current race for President of the United States. I’m thinking the American Indians didn’t do a very good job when it came to dealing with the first immigrants coming to America. Later on, the American Indian …

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Out and About – Week of July 8th

Every year, in early May, Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky is the place to be if you’re a fan of horse racing. The Kentucky Derby is definitely a race like no other. Horses are beautiful animals and a thoroughbred racehorse is truly a thing of beauty. The horse is all muscle and loves to run. I’ve always been impressed in …

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Out and About – Week of July 1st

According to Consumer Reports, there’s no nutritional difference between cage-free eggs and others. Cage-free means that hens weren’t raised in a cage, but there’s no guarantee that they weren’t packed into a building with thousands of other birds. If you’ve never bought eggs from a local farmer, you’d be surprised at how tasty they are and you might even save …

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Out and About – Week of June 24th

The Annual Three Rivers Water Festival seems to get better every year. We didn’t get as involved as we normally do with the many activities this year, so next year we want to try and make more time for this annual event. I did help this year with the Soap Box Derby on Friday afternoon. The volunteers did a great …

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Out and About – Week of June 17th

The Big Mac opened for traffic in 1957. This meant you could drive directly from the lower peninsula of Michigan to the upper peninsula. You no longer had to wait hours to get on the ferry that transported everyone between the two parts of Michigan. If you ever had the experience of taking that ferry and miss that experience, you …

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Out and About – Week of June 10th

Next Monday, June 17, the Riviera Theatre, in historic downtown Three Rivers, will host a forum featuring the five candidates for St. Joseph County Sheriff. This FREE event begins at 6:30 PM, and is sponsored by the St. Joseph County Democratic Party. If you have questions and concerns for these candidates, this is the perfect opportunity to come and be …

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Out and About – Week of June 3rd

This month is filled with days of remembrance. Eighty years ago, June 6, 1944, allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy and the invasion of Europe began; On Friday, June 14, 1775. the United States Army was founded. We celebrate this day as “Flag Day”; Sunday, June 16, is Father’s Day; Wednesday, June 19 is National Independance Day; Thursday, June …

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Out and About – Week of May 27th

When I think of Memphis, Tennessee, the first thing that comes to mind is Elvis Presley and Graceland. I also think back to the early sixties when several families moved to Three Rivers from Memphis, because they were needed at the Continental Can Company. Continental Can had just moved from Fourth Street to the location where American Axle now stands. …

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Out and About – Week of May 20th

Next Wednesday, May 29, Chef Brigitte Romanelli will offer a cooking class at the Immaculate Conception Church, 645 South Douglas Street, in Three Rivers. This “Cook for a Cause” will feature preparing Homemade Pasta and Meatballs. The cost is $55. per person and will begin promptly at 5PM. It is advised to register early at iccatholicschool.com, because the class size …

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Out and About – Week of May 13th

A few rules to remember, when out riding bicycles: Bikes are not permitted on the sidewalk in the downtown business district. If you must use the sidewalk, walk your bicycle. Bicyclists are bound by the same rules as motor vehicles. This means that you must stop at all intersections where stop signs are installed. The same goes for traffic lights. …

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