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Here’s a roundup of recent news and photos around the Old Mission Peninsula…
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Need Elder Care? If you’re in need of someone to look after an elder loved one (or you!), Laura Osborne is your person. She is an OMP resident and has devoted her life to caring for elders (including my uncle, Guy Johnson, in his later years) who need help with daily chores or activities, or just someone to talk with. Excellent references upon request. For more info, call Laura at (231) 564-2928 or email [email protected].
Like to Color? Then you might be interested in an upcoming “Adult Coloring Party” at Peninsula Community Library on Thursday, March 30, 5 – 7 p.m. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own, if you like. You’ll need to stop by the library beforehand and take one of the wish list items off the “Budding Artists’ Tree,” then bring that item to the party. The goal is to re-fill the library’s art supply cupboards! For more info, contact the library, (231) 223-7700. Oh, and there will also be food! And wine!
Family/Pet Photo Session. Also upcoming at the library is a photo session for your family or pet. Or maybe family of pets, for that matter. This is a “Friends of PCL” spring fundraiser, and will take place on Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. The cost is $75 with a portion going to PCL. You’ll receive a zip drive with 15 to 20 photos, plus four 5×7 prints of the photographer’s choosing. Book an appointment now at (810) 348-3694.
She would never be onboard with getting in the car and going to the library (What?! I’m going to the vet again?!), but here’s a photo of Charley just because.
Pi Day at Mari Vineyards. The folks at Mari Vineyards are celebrating Pi Day with a pre-sale of house-made pies and quiches until March 11, with a pick-up party on Pi Day – March 14. They’re also releasing two brand new wines and will have pies available by the slice for pairing. All pies are $20 and can be made gluten free upon request. Pies and quiches include apple praline, blueberry peach, quiche lorraine and veggie quiche. For more info or to order, call (231) 938-6116. You can also order on their website here.
New Website for Old Mission Legion. The Legion has a brand new website, and it looks fantastic. Find out more about what the Old Mission Legion does, who they are, a history of the building, upcoming events (including their community dinners) and more. Check out the new website here. Here’s a photo from last year of the new roof, and a reminder that warmer weather is on the way.
Red Hot Best. Several OMP locales and businesses are nominated in the annual Red Hot Best contest hosted by MyNorth.com, including the Boathouse Restaurant, Dougherty House, Neahtawanta Inn, Jolly Pumpkin, Gray Hare Inn, several wineries and a few OMP trails. Click here to view the rules and vote for your favorites.
Maple Syrup with Farmer Warren. Hard to believe it’s maple syrup time, but here we are! Farmer (Jeremiah) Warren once again is teaching the kids at Old Mission Peninsula School all about maple syrup, from tapping the tree to boiling it down to bottling it up.
Here’s a pic from the OMPS Facebook page, and check out some Gazette pics from last year here and here. And of course, you can buy all sorts of maple syrup products from the Warren’s “Old Mission Maple” business. Check out their Facebook page here, or call (231) 633-3410 for more info.
Big Doings for the Log Church. At last week’s meeting of the OMP Historical Society, Karen Rieser gave a presentation of the new displays for the historic Old Mission Log Church (just past the Old Mission General Store on the right). Karen and her team have put a ton of work into this project, and I’m looking forward to seeing it in the log church. I’ll let you know when it’s ready to go.
Fire Department Kudos. Big congrats to Firefighter/Paramedic Kyle Johnson, who recently completed two years of service to the Peninsula Township Fire Department and residents of the Old Mission Peninsula. Thank you for your service, Kyle!