Around Town

Out and About – Week of September 19th

I’m sorry, but here are the last five names of things we didn’t think had names. I’ll keep looking: Dysnaia: The condition of finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Griffonage: Illegible hand-writing. Tittle: The dot over an “i” or a “j”. Crapulence: That sick feeling you get from eating or drinking too much. Bannock Device: …

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Out and About – Week of September 12th

Five more names of things, because everything has a name: Agraffe: The wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne. Vocabbles: The “na na na” and “la la la” in the lyrics of a song that don’t have any meaning. Interrobang: When you combine an exclamation mark and question mark (!?). Columella Nasi: The space between your …

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Bowie

ITS FOOTBALL SEASON!  I’m ready to play!  My name is “Bowie”.  I am a neutered, Senior male boxer.  I am current on my Rabies vaccination.  I am housetrained, get along with other dogs and cats.  If you want a gentle older companion to give you kisses and enjoy walks with you –  it’s ME.  I have a skin issue being …

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Out and About – Week of September 5th

Three more ways to save money by making something yourself: Campfire starters: Stuff wads of dryer lint into paper egg cartons. Break up leftover candle ends and melt them over low heat. Pour the wax over the lint and let it cool. Cut the egg carton compartments apart. When you are ready to start a fire, set a compartment under …

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Out and About – Week of August 29th

I am not a big fan of bridges, especially high bridges, such as the “BIG MAC” near Mackinaw City. Every Labor Day, many Michiganders brave the heights and walk the five miles across the Straits of Mackinaw. You should be in pretty good shape and not afraid of heights as you walk across the structure that at times moves a …

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Henry

I am “Henry”.  Look at my happy smile.  I have a beautiful red coat, and I know commands “sit” and “down”.  I am a boy and am about one year old.  I am housetrained and I get along with other dogs.  I am eager and enthusiastic to get out and play. My docket number is 53264, at the St. Joseph …

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Out and About – Week of August 22nd

Because this column deals with getting Out and About, I thought it was about time to do just that. A week ago, we met my brother for lunch in Marshall, Michigan. When I think of Marshall, the first thing that comes to mind is Win Schulers restaurant. I haven’t been there in over fifty years, so I’m not sure if …

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Out and About – Week of August 15th

Last week I shared a few ways to eat more economically. Here are a some ways to save when it comes to getting Out and About: You can easily increase your gas mileage by braking less and coasting more. Don’t just steer your vehicle, drive it. Try accelerating gently and coasting toward red lights and stop signs. Let the idiots …

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Abby

Hi!  I am Abby.  I am ready to warm your heart and your lap.  I am a spayed female,  my age is a guessing game.  Come visit me.  My docket number is 53208, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 E. Main St., Centreville, MI.  Animal Control is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., phone …

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Out and About – Week of August 8th

If you don’t find yourself feeling just a little depressed these days, you haven’t been watching the evening news or reading a newspaper. Prices continue to rise and there’s not much we can do about it. Thankfully gasoline prices are starting to come down a bit. Here are some ways to save when it comes to feeding your family: When …

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