February 25, 2017

Well, the winter has been an interesting one….socially, politically and meteorologically.  Hope you’re all getting out and skiing, snowshoeing, or golfing, depending on where you are….and yes, people have been golfing in southern Michigan this month.  Crazy….

My thanks to everybody who contributed their time and talents and hard work towards Brother Dan’s Food Pantry’s “HAVE A HEART” Benefit earlier this month.  As of now, the tally for donations/etc. for the event are close to $30,000.00!!  Brother Dan’s feeds nearly 3,000 families in Emmet County every year, and I’ve been privileged to have been a part of the benefit since its inception 8 years ago.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to the bands and volunteers!!  And for more information on how YOU can make a difference, contact Brother Dan’s Food Pantry at 231-347-7423 or at www.brotherdans.org.

Big Water Creative Arts, Inc. and Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey are co-sponsoring the 2nd annual “Songwriting 101” for middle school aged kids in the area.  It’s a 6-week class that meets once a week, culminating in a performance of the students’ new songs.  Last year’s was great fun, and the kids did a fantastic job learning the basics of songwriting and getting their creative feet wet!  We’re really looking forward to this year’s class.  For more information, please contact Crooked Tree Arts Center at 231-347-4337, or at crookedtree.org.

Be well, everyone….and remember…..spring is just around the corner!!