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Dog Days of summer

Dog Days of summer

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent The “Dog Days” of summer were named because it was the hottest time of year, the time when dogs were most likely to contract hydrophobia (rabies).…

Remembering Al…

Remembering Al…

Pat Maurer Review Correspondent The REVIEW lost a long-time employee this week and my family lost a long-time very special friend. Al, an institution at the Clare County Review, proofread…

Summer is slipping away…once again

Summer is slipping away…once again

The older I get, the faster the time seems to go by. Still, it’s hard to believe that the summer season is two-thirds over already. August is here. Farwell’s Lumberjack…

A busy week…and a little fun with the grandbaby

A busy week…and a little fun with the grandbaby

Lots and lots of articles to write this week didn’t stop me from taking time out to enjoy a little “baby fun” when our great-grandson Marlon and his Mom, granddaughter…

Summer is now half over

Summer is now half over

If summer really starts on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day (according to the Maurer calendar), I figure that it is now about half over…already. Meanwhile, the heatwave that…

Holiday’s over – time for reunions

Holiday’s over  –  time for reunions

Between a family get together at the campsite in Roscommon the Saturday before the Fourth of July (winding up my vacation this year) and Fireworks at the Duffett’s on Stevenson…

Time for downsizing

Time for downsizing

The middle of July is just a week away and my vacation is over…let’s face it summer is speeding by this year! Jack, who I always say is on a…

Half a holiday

Half a holiday

Nobody is sure when to celebrate the Fourth this year. Half the people start this weekend with festivities before the event splitting the week on Wednesday. The other half are…

Making summer memories

Making summer memories

It seems like all I do lately is work. Sometimes I wish I could turn back the clock and just have some old-fashioned fun. With July just around the corner…

Summertime ‘Bits’

Summertime ‘Bits’

Didn’t I just say that summer speeds by so fast it only seems two weeks long? Well here it is, June is now officially half over already. Meantime we are…

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