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You know it’s almost here…

You know it’s almost here…

You know that headline is talking about Christmas. As of today we only have 16 shopping days left! I am working frantically on a couple of handmade great granddaughter gifts…

The countdown to Christmas

The countdown to Christmas

Actually I have been counting down for about a month now. It’s hard to believe but there are only 24 shopping days left (including Sundays) before the big day arrives.…

It’s Black Friday…Shop ‘til you drop time

It’s Black Friday…Shop ‘til you  drop time

With Thanksgiving just over, and “Black Friday” upon us again, you know what that means…Christmas is only a month away and 2019 will come to an end in just five…

Old man winter has arrived – holidays next

Well the ground is still partially covered with the first snowfall of the season, which just arrived last Friday morning when we got up to a fairyland of white. Wednesday,…

Nefarious November has arrived again

Nefarious November has arrived again

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent When it comes to the weather around mid-Michigan, November is definitely nefarious (wicked). Typically it’s cold nights and cold days, windy, cloudy weather, rain, and sometimes…

A ‘honey’ of an interview

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent I have been writing for 42 years and thought I had covered just about everything at least once. One of my favorite features from many years…

Cooler weather… that means Halloween!

Cooler weather… that means Halloween!

Well, with the end of October just around the corner (next Wednesday), it looks like our beautiful fall weather is just about over with.  It has been a bit cooler…

Peak color in Clare County

Peak color in Clare County

I have spent the last couple of weeks traveling around the area interviewing and taking pictures for the REVIEW’s upcoming Business Profile special section. Added to the regular reporting I…

Was it summer again… or fall this week?

Was it summer again…  or fall this week?

It has been an interesting week here at the Maurer’s with loads of articles to write and a steady stream of profiles coming in for the upcoming special section on…

Fall color watch begins

Fall color watch begins

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Being dedicated “leaf peepers,” Jack and I were on the lookout for the first signs of fall color on our way north last weekend. We even…

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