Tidbits from here and there
Last Thursday recreational marijuana arrived in our county for the first time when Skymint began moving beyond dispensary mode and into dual duties including cannabis presumably not prescribed for medical usage.
Well, one imagines recreational pot has long been a part of our little slice of bipeninsular heaven, but they were indeed the first ones to do it under the auspices of licenses, regulation and whatnot.
We drove by just before noon on Opening Day (a term generally reserved for deer hunting and baseball) and there wasn’t the anticipated line running from their doorway to just past city hall.
A couple of cars per usual but not nearly the activity level one might imagine on a day that seemed to get ample attention on social media.
Of course it was, as I said, before noon so lunch hour folks had not been able to break free as yet and 3rd shifters were perhaps still getting a few winks in and those not within a quick lunchtime stopover wouldn’t be getting there until later on in the day.
But we heard on television later that a line formed prior to opening the doors so perhaps we just missed the rush.
For now the ‘Cannabis in the Cloud’ emporium remains unique and the only (legal) place nearby one can purchase pot since the next nearest is in Evart.
Think the young one in your life is a special kind of cutie?
Of course you do. What lovingly smitten Mom, Dad or doting grandparent thinks otherwise?
Well for the 10th year parents can enter their child for a chance to become a Gerber ambassador for a year by submitting a photo and story to their online portal.
The little ones need to be between ages birth and 48 months (that’s four years but NOT 4 years and a day, remember).
One can only imagine how this would look on a future resume.
Here’s the site:
You a local history buff? Or maybe a recent relo to the area and looking for a peek into the past of your newfound region?
The Newaygo Museum has been running a series of speakers (including a rambling discourse from yours truly last summer) and this Thursday is a good one because Dale Twing former owner of Sally’s and current Drain Commissioner will be delivering the historical goods on his ancestral home White Cloud. Dale knows how to spin a story, and his reflections on what the county seat used to be back in the day will deliver a vivid picture of the town during its heyday.
This Thursday starting at 6:30pm at the Museum located at 12 Quarterline in downtown Newaygo. Doors open at 6pm and it is a true bargain because admission is free.
More into the future than the past?
Then go to The Stream in downtown Newaygo Thursday at 6pm and you can hear a presentation and participate in a discussion during the I Am Newaygo meeting where folks will be chatting up the proposed pedestrian bridge running across the Mighty Muskegon from downtown to Henning Park.
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Here's your opportunity.
Apparently it’s Beer Month in Grand Rapids from February 15 to March 15 which seems odd because most named months are encapsulated in the same calendar month like Mustache Month (March) or National Pizza Month (October).
Having spent much of my first several decades in GR I always assumed every month was beer month but hey, Grand Rapidians love to celebrate everything so more power to ‘em. The centerpiece of this celebratory 29 day hoppy holiday is perhaps the 15th Winter Beer Fest held next weekend at 5th Third Park where the brews are always cold and so are you.
Me? I would prefer the Burning Foot Beer Festival in Muskegon being held in August because…. well…. because it’s August and it’s warm of course.
We understand one can become a Brewsader (seriously?) and get a passport and t-shirt and all but we skimmed over the details without taking action because we have enough t-shirts and our tendency is to avoid getting involved in large groups with vague objectives since that time in Mt Pleasant involving Shriners, a Rastafarian and a couple of monkeys...
But we digress.
Here’s the skinny if you want to join the Brewsade.
Keep in touch and as we always like to say, eschew obfuscation fellow bipeninsularians.
Ken and the staff of N3 World Headquarters