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It’s been a ZOO kind of day here in Paradise

It’s been a ZOO kind of day here in Paradise

My advice?  Vacation with resident family members who are sure to know the best places to eat and the most fun things to do! We certainly have done that on…

How do you like the nice weather I sent home?

How do you like the nice weather I sent home?

Since I’m not there, (hee, hee) I sent you all some nice weather from sunny Florida. At least I would like to take the credit for Clare County’s beautiful weather…

Bet it’s a lot warmer where I am!

Bet it’s a lot warmer where I am!

That headline sounds like I just might be gloating, and you are right – I am. Today is Wednesday, and just last night after a looong and sometimes a bit…

Valentines and Birthdays

Valentines and Birthdays

Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday. Even after all these years, Al still proofreads the whole paper and makes appropriate comments to me the whole time. He hates mushy stuff though…

45 days to Spring…maybe!

45 days to Spring…maybe!

At least that’s what the calendar says, but I’m sure that the groundhog, who supposedly popped his head up yesterday, has a different idea. As I am writing this Wednesday…

OMG, February is almost here … once again!

OMG, February is almost here … once again!

After our “brief” January thaw, once again snow is falling, gently covering the ground and trees in the yard even as I write this. After all we couldn’t really expect…

Rainy, slushy, icy, frosty Bits

Rainy, slushy, icy, frosty Bits

I know I write about the weather a lot, but this week it has been on everyone’s mind and all over social media as well. Another week of nasty weather…

Just whining about the weather, and things

Just whining about the weather, and things

Well kids around the area must be pretty happy with Mother Nature. They all got a few extra “snow days” this week after coming back from their holiday break just…

January starts out with a ‘blaze’

January starts out with a ‘blaze’

The New Year certainly started out with a bang, or should I say “blaze” this week.  Clare firemen fought two blazes nearly at the same time Tuesday morning and suffered…

New Year’s wishes, not resolutions

New Year’s wishes,  not resolutions

With the end of 2016 just a day away, I have decided not to make any New Year’s resolutions this year, but I do have some “New Year’s” wishes to…