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Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Laundry baskets and junk drawers

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent This place is a mess. I am lucky enough to have a cleaning lady – Lydia, and she really does an awesome job when she is…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Signs of fall are here again

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondant I just noticed leaves falling all over the freshly mown fenced in area out back… You know what that means – fall isn’t far away! That’s…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Summer is slipping away…

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Summer, according to the Maurer calendar, is almost over again. I know, it is only August 2, but you know there’s only four weeks left until…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- It’s fair time again

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Lots of excitement around here this week. The Isabella County Fair is going on right now and the Clare County Fair starts Sunday! Oh and Primary…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- 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).…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Hot, hazy and humid days

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Another summer week has flown by. We spent part of the holiday weekend at the camper, relaxing and enjoying time with family. It seemed like the…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Festivals all over the area

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent It sure was a wet weekend for Clare’s annual Summerfest. Kudos to all of the dedicated people who put on the Clare Summerfest activities at Shamrock…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Summer – Sunny days and starry nights

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent With June winding to a close, these three short summer months are really flying by fast. Of all the seasons, I think summer is most fun…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Summer gas prices – ridiculous!

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondant I was just looking at some old columns for inspiration and came across one written for June 18, 2000 that was complaining about the high prices…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Reunion time again

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Summer is the time for reunions – family reunions and class reunions. This summer is a special one for us. We just attended Jack’s 50th Class…