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October is here… almost

October is here… almost

I’m not really sure where September went this year. It seems like it was August just the other day. Well on Monday, like it or not, October arrives once again.…

The calendar says fall starts Sunday

According to the calendar, it is here. The first day of fall, the “Autumnal Equinox, is Saturday, September 22nd at 10 p.m. and Sunday is the first full day of…

Just Fall bits…

Just Fall bits…

Well it seems that fall is really here. After a week of lovely sunshine and warm temperatures, the weatherman is telling us the thermometer will begin to dip lower beginning…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces – More fun up north

Pat’s Bits & Pieces – More fun up north

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent After a quick trip back to Clare to help out while last week’s issue was “put to bed” (sent to the printer) last Thursday, Jack and…

It’s always a good time in the north woods

It’s always a good time in the north woods

I am writing from our little table in the Fifth Wheel this week, as we enjoy a few days away at our little campsite in Crawford County. Bringing my trusty…

Summer’s over – for the kids at least

Summer’s over  –  for the kids at least

Well it’s here at last (or should I say already). It seems like summer just started and here we are just two days away from the start of school for…

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…