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Midwinter blues … and pinks

Midwinter blues … and pinks

Looking outside this afternoon [Wednesday] I am reminded that winter has officially arrived at last. The holidays are officially over, and January, with its skies of pink and blue,is here…

Holidays and STORMS

Holidays and STORMS

Christmas is now over and the end of the year is about to arrive once again. It has been an interesting few days in Clare County. Ours was a nice…

It’s Christmas! …well almost

It’s Christmas! …well almost

The big day is tomorrow and believe it or not, I am actually ready this year. Well almost…All of the presents except one are, wrapped and under the tree ready…

‘Tis the season, but is it winter, or spring?

‘Tis the season, but is it winter, or spring?

Last year at this time we had lots of snow on the ground already. We may still get that, but with the sunshine and 50-degree temperatures at the beginning of…

Tis the season – for Dr. visits and hospital tests

Tis the season – for Dr. visits and hospital tests

For the past week I have been poked and prodded and tested, all in preparation for a colonoscopy this Friday. Hopefully by the time you are reading this column, I…

Thanksgiving over, but we still need to be thankful

Thanksgiving over, but we still need to be thankful

I just can’t believe it. Christmas is just three weeks away and I’m not ready… The holidays sure seem to creep up on you don’t they? I do actually have…

First snowfall starts the holiday season off right

First snowfall starts the holiday season off right

Nothing makes you feel like Christmas is coming quite like the first snowfall of the season and, “Surprise,” we got it last Sunday morning when we woke up to find…

Thanksgiving! It’s here!

Thanksgiving! It’s here!

Thanksgiving, for most of us is less than a week away. Not for the Maurer clan.. For years we have celebrated Thanksgiving on Saturday, mostly because of deadlines and putting…

Holidays are not far away

Holidays are not far away

Well I did it again. Old friend, and former employee Trish always said every time I talked about the weather, it changed! Now I know it is silly to think…

Summer is back again

Summer is back again

Indian summer has been around this week with loads of sunshine and temperatures even creeping up into the low 70s. What a marvelous way to start out the normally chilly…