Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of September 20th

This is the time of the year when it’s not unusual to experience some foggy conditions. Coming into town from one of the many lakes in St. Joe County, it’s not unusual to come in contact with many low areas along the way. This is where you could easily run into fog. Fog shows up when water vapor, or water …

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Out and About – Week of September 13th

I wish all my Jewish friends a joyous Yom Kippur. It begins this evening at sundown. The 36th Annual Walk for Warmth will be held this Saturday, September 18, beginning at high noon. The walk takes place at the St. Joseph County Courthouse gazebo, located at 125 West Main Street, in downtown Centreville. This walk raises money for utility assistance …

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Out and About – Week of September 6th

Next Sunday is Grandparents Day. If you are fortunate to have grandparents, please make sure you spend some time with them. Join them in a lively conversation. You’ll be surprised how much you might learn. Twenty years ago this month, the United States was brutally attacked by the Taliban. All Americans came together for the first time in many years. …

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Out and About – Week of August 30th

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill A brief word to the Automotive Engineers. Thanks for all the new advances you’ve made when it comes to designing the automobiles of today. The cars and trucks are much safer than they were twenty years ago. You see more SUVs than …

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Out and About – Week of August 23rd

July and August are usually the hottest months of the year in Michigan. The sun might not always be shining, but the heat and humidity are still present. As far as the sun goes, the sun does not always have to be directly on you to get sunburned. Many folks are proud to be called sun-worshipers. This is great as …

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Out and About – Week of August 16th

In Michigan, we have the usual four seasons, with one exception. We have fall, winter, spring, and then there is “Road Construction”. I’ve often wondered why they do this construction during the summer months. The obvious answer is because this is when the weather is the best to get the job done. Another reason is because this is when most …

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Out and About – Week of August 9th

Last week, I shared some helpful hints on interior painting. I am not a professional painter, but I have done my share of painting and have paint specks on my glasses to prove it. When painting a room, you’ll need both a paint brush and several different types of paint rollers. A paint brush is great for trim-work and corners. …

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Out and About – Week of August 2nd

The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) will conduct a “Doggy Wash” this Saturday, August 7, from 9 AM until 3 PM. The wash will take place at the TSC store located on the east side of US-131, just north of West Michigan Avenue. The only cost is a donation to ARF. Bring the family out and enjoy the fun of having …

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Out and About – Week of July 26th

If you are a pet owner, the chances are you have at least ten or twelve pictures of that non-human member of your family. Here is your chance to share that picture with the rest of the world. The St. Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) is bringing back its “Cutest Pet Picture Contest”. This contest will be held at …

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Out and About – Week of July 19th

Next Tuesday, July 27, the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Battle Creek, will offer an informational meeting here in Three Rivers, at the Rivers Enrichment Center, 1200 West Broadway. If you are a veteran and have questions or issues, this would be the perfect time to have them answered. This session will run from 11:30 AM until 1 PM. …

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