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Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Feds really need to learn how to budget

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent I sure wish our state and federal legislators would get their s— together. Michigan is looking at $140 million in federal budget cuts because of the…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Marvelous muddy March is here!!

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Today is possibly my favorite day of the whole year. Oh, it isn’t my birthday, anniversary or any special day at all. It is just the…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Be extra careful out there!

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent I am tired of talking about the weather and I am sure you are tired of hearing about it, so guess I will write this week’s…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- OMG – It’s still February

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Well it is, but it’s now officially half over. If you haven’t guessed, I’m talking about February again and now there’s only 13 more days to…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- No signs of spring yet!!

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Our winter cold snap is continuing with only a couple brief forays by the mercury up into the 30s over the past two weeks. The thermometer…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Waterfront — all around us

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Over the years, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has said more than once that March is the most changeable month. Normally I would agree with that, but…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- February again already?

Wasn’t I just complaining about cold weather? Well forget that! Now we have cold weather with that thermometer dipping into the negative numbers for a real J-J-January chill! And now…

Finally, a good week!

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent I am almost afraid to say it, or rather write it, for fear that it will jinx us, but things have been going pretty well around…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces– A little ‘smoky’ excitement

by Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent     Usually January is a mostly quiet uneventful month. It is too cold (by my standards) to spend time outside, it gets light late…

Holiday’s over, winter’s here again

Cold weather, snow flurries, dark at 4:30 p.m.? It must be January again. Welcome to 2013, hopefully a better and more prosperous year for all of us. The world didn’t…