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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…

It has been an interesting week at the Maurers

It has been an interesting week at the Maurers

I had a chance to watch a very special ceremony this week. Granddaughter Alea was one of 39 beautiful young people inducted into Clare High School’s National Honor Society Tuesday…

Fall is coming to a close

Fall is coming to a close

Fall, my favorite season of the whole year, is ending again. Although we still have some beautiful colors in evidence around Clare, you know the end is near. I discovered…

Losing a family member and special friend is hard

Losing a family member and special friend is hard

Last week we lost a special person in our lives. My friend and sister-in-law Ginger lost a courageous battle with Cancer October 8. Our family lost a beloved wife, mother,…

The surprise party that wasn’t a surprise…

The surprise party that wasn’t a surprise…

Last weekend (Sunday) we celebrated a milestone – Jack’s 70th birthday. I have been planning a little surprise party for him for the past month or so and carefully sidestepping…

It was a perfect day for a trip down the Au Sable

It was a perfect day for a trip down the Au Sable

We wound up our camping season this year with a special trip, by canoe, down the South Branch of the Au Sable River last Saturday. Growing up just north of…

Telemarketers and phone scams

Telemarketers and phone scams

Well fall is officially here and so are the telemarketers and phone scam artists. Matter of fact I don’t think they ever went away. Seems like just about every day,…