Reports, rumors, bridgework and a bit of blather
Welcome to our latest feature as we strive to get you caught up on some local doings, maybe squelch an unfounded furphy or two and toss out a few of our own.
Speculation as to a revival at the scorched Smugglers Cove building looks to be somewhat substantiated as we understand the new owners of the Hess Lake property are considering options for what has been an iconic lakeside dining spot through several incarnations.
We cannot wait to see what develops in the hands of the folks who transformed the former Hess Lake Party Store into a welcoming stop (they have ice cream cones) with outstanding customer service and more products on the shelves than the little store has held in the two decades we’ve known of its existence.
On another front, the rumor regarding the reason for the rash of recently reported bear poop sightings making their way onto our local social media sites complete with rather, uh, graphic photos apparently has no correlation to the fireworks store, the digester, the three kings, nor the price of ice tea.
Just putting it out there.
And speaking of odors…N3 friend and sometime contributor Kathy Morrison and a slew of other citizens are encouraging folks who are concerned about the acrid aroma arising from the aforementioned digesters ‘outcome’ that has produced an offending olfactorial experience for many in the Brunswick/Holton/Fremont area to attend Thursdays’ meet up with the peeps from EGLE (nee DEQ) at the Holton Township Hall this Thursday (August 15) at 7pm. They say there will be time for a little Q & A so take some notes and come prepared to ask some pointed posers.
How has like the bridgework (non-dental variety) that has snarled up traffic since July and will run for another couple of months or so been for you?
Commuters and commercial vehicles during the busiest times likely have had a bit more of a struggle when it comes to patience, particularly should they be among those who fail to adjust to schedule changes.
When we lived in our metro neighbor to the south where construction is frequent and decidedly disruptive what proved most puzzling was how frequently folks would arrive late to work complaining about the road work. It was as if the construction had begun as a surprise during the hours before they awoke and the reroutes and traffic snarls were all new every day. It was as if it had never occurred to them that they might have to leave at 7:20 instead of 7:30 to arrive on time. This generally led to a modicum of road ranting (a step or two down from road rage) and the inescapable whining as a go-along
But this is Newaygo County where most of the populace observe the 3 R’s of construction season driving... restraint, reserve and resoluteness.
So carry on Nearnorthians. Enjoy those tunes a bit longer, savor the coffee during pauses in the action and stay off that cell phone because, really, whatever the message might be it’s more than likely just not that important.
See you next time and remember…