Yes fellow Michiganders, bi-peninsular denizens of the true deep state known as winter it is firmly believed that this seasonal swamp of sustained snow and sleet has been successfully drained.
Mind you, I speak with caution. One would be prudent not to appear overconfident lest the Old Man meandering off into what looks to be an incredible sunset tonight (what with the ever elusive sun slated to show up and all) should decide to turn around one more time just out of spite.
But it’s a Friday and though there’s a nip in the air the sun is out and we are heading for a day when the temperatures will soar into the snow-melting sixties and stay that way for the coming days.
And said days are within the realm of what is known as ‘The Weekend”.
Folks will be busting to get out of the house and with good reason. Chances are layers will be less required than what has been the April norm and after all we are officially one total month into Spring. The one month anniversary of what has been possibly one of the most weather weary Aprils in my fading memory.
Here’s a few tips.
On Saturday the annual River Country Chamber Home-Health & Garden Show will be happening at Newaygo Middle School from 9am - 2pm.
This is a great way to take a leap into Spring with a multitude of local goods and services showcasing their wares and ways, a lot of giveaways, fun activities and a chance to mingle with neighbors friends and community members emerging from the lengthy hibernation.
This weather can make one a bit hungry so on hand for some lip smacking eats will be the folks from Old Iron Bar & Grill and Two Hot Tamales.
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Camp Newaygo is holding Spring Volunteer Day Saturday from 8:30am- 4:30pm.
There will be a variety of projects and tasks for everyone-regardless of age or ability level. Coffee will be out at 8:30am and lunch will be provided by Ridge Specialties for all volunteers but you need to let them know you are coming so they can prepare enough lunch for everyone. RSVP at 231-652-1184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to work at Michigan Adventures this summer?
Saturday, April 21 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, managers will be onsite at the MA Training Center for interviews 4750 Whitehall Rd. They are hiring 16 year olds starting at $10 per hour, while associates 18 years of age and older will start at a minimum of $11.00 per hour. Perks include bonus potential, free admission and great food prices at the Cornerstone Café during your lunch. For more information, call (231) 766-3377.
No I don’t mean heading out for the coast or deciding to shoot down to Chicago and see if you can find a scalper with tickets to Hamilton.
We’re talking a little regional meandering. It’s to be a gorgeous weekend and while perhaps swimming and tubing are not in the cards for right now, the all too rare glory days of Spring are upon us so let’s do a little revelling. Explore our towns and see what each has to offer, engage in a little local commerce at their stores, stop somewhere for ice cream, eat lunch or dinner at a heretofore undiscovered or overlooked eatery or a much favored spot (Check out our Nibbler section for tips).
Just get out. It’s been far too long folks and this looks to be a pretty short season so fire up Near Northians. Time to get into shape for some serious summer jollification.