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More wintery weather brings in mid-April

More wintery weather brings in mid-April

These supposedly spring days are sliding by and the middle of April will be here on Sunday. You would think it really would be spring… Another cold day outside, but…

Mother Nature plays a prank … April Fool’s snowstorm

Mother Nature plays a prank … April Fool’s snowstorm

I think April Fool’s Day got moved to forward to Tuesday this year because Mother Nature played a huge prank on us overnight, and dumped four inches of snow on…

Unusual holidays clash this week

Unusual holidays clash this week

The calendar says last Tuesday was the first day of spring and Easter is Sunday. Surprisingly it’s also April Fools’ Day. I don’t remember that ever happening before… It’s a…

March is winding down, festival’s over, time for spring

March is winding down, festival’s over, time for spring

I was looking at some old columns for ideas and discovered that on March 21, 2012 it was 86 degrees. That has to be a typo, because I don’t remember…

Spring fever time

Spring fever time

Wednesday is here – deadline day – and once again I am sitting here staring at the stupid computer screen. As usual, I couldn’t think of a thing to write…

It’s Irish Festival time again!

It’s Irish Festival time again!

It is a special time of year in Clare. The Irish Festival is almost here again! One of the best “signs of spring,” the 43rd annual Clare Irish Festival, is…

Marvelous Muddy March

Marvelous Muddy March

February seemed to zoom by this year. I don’t know if that’s because I’ve been so busy, because of the unusually warm weather or just because I’m getting old and…

Living on the Tobacco

Living on the Tobacco

Water, water everywhere. That’s what Clare County looked like earlier this week when two inches of rain, 57 degrees and snow melting all got together to flood places all over!…

Frosty mornings, more snow and suddenly 40s

Frosty mornings, more snow and suddenly 40s

This week started out with an incredible display of frost all over and especially along the riverbank. Temperatures were in the single digits and the somewhat warmer water temperatures in…

It’s tax time – Whoopie!

It’s tax time – Whoopie!

It is amazing how many things I find that I need to do when it is time to get stuff around to file income taxes, especially when it involves sorting…

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