Here are a few photos of OMPers and things happening around the Old Mission Peninsula (and Traverse City!) lately.
Georgia Holman at Garden Goods. I’m still super excited about OMP farmers Cory and Elise Holman purchasing Garden Goods earlier this year – I wrote about it here. And I especially love seeing pictures of my neighbor Georgia Holman (their grandma) working in the greenhouse (which is filling up fast with all sorts of springs flowers, plants and veggies)! A couple photos from their Facebook page…
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Hone your writing skills. My brother-in-law Steve Lewis is teaching an Extended Ed. class at NMC. The “Story Writing Workshop” is $89 and meets via Zoom for five Wednesdays, beginning May 19 through June 16, 7-9 p.m.
From the class description: “Explore the elements of storytelling, whether as non-fiction or fiction, in a workshop setting under the guidance of novelist and narrative writing instructor Stephen Lewis. You will write regularly, a couple of pages a week, which we will subject to peer critiquing during our Zoom classes. Emphasis will be on effective narration, including such principles as ‘show rather than tell,’ all designed to encourage the reader to want to find out what happens next.” Sign up here.
Here is Steve with Bert Courson (my long-time friend and Steve’s new friend) at Peninsula Grill in 2019 during the launch for my sister Carol’s posthumous book “The Wolfkeeper” (which you can buy here).
Vicki Shurly and Fred Zwemer. We can’t see them smiling, but we know they are! (They’re smiling with their eyes!) Here’s Peninsula Community Library Director Vicki Shurly handing one of the yummy Boathouse takeout meals to Fred Zwemer during the “Books With the Boathouse” annual fundraiser last week. And below that? Another photo of these two that seems like a lifetime ago, but was just a mere three years ago in 2018 when the new library was being built.
Library Friends Group. Meanwhile, in the carriage house next to the library, these three were busy handing out auction items to the winners who scored the highest bid. I managed to go home with a beautiful cutting board hand-made by OMPer George Soullier – and I couldn’t be happier about that.
Hessler Cleanup Crew. Next time you’re at Mission Point Lighthouse, swing by the little Hessler Log Home next door and check out how pretty and clean it looks. Here’s the crew from the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society that made it happen.
Landscaping at Haserot Beach. The new play structure at Haserot Beach is a welcome addition to the area. Built last fall, I almost always see kids playing on it when I drive by the beach. The other day, I spotted Bob Wilkinson, who handles maintenance for Peninsula Township parks, and a helper putting some finishing touches on the landscaping around the play structure. Looks great, guys!
Landscaping at Fire Station 3. While we had the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Peninsula Township Fire Department’s new Fire Station 3 last month, they’re still working on a few things. Here are some guys from Basch Excavating working on the landscaping around the new building.
Johnny Rokos gets his face on a Short’s Brewing poster. “A Huma a day is the Johnny Rock way.” We know this because it says so right on the Short’s Brewing poster below. Order one up and say hi to Peninsula Grill‘s longtime bartender next time you’re in there (we have stories, but people might have to die before we can tell them).