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March 15, 2012

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The Kitchen Sink: Gardening? In February?

March 15, 2012
The Kitchen Sink: Gardening? In February?

  By STEPHANIE WAGNER mcp blogger   Just when I think I can’t take another gray windy day, hope arrives in my mailbox. I am instantly warmed by the site of sunlight splashes on the glossy cover of my favorite seed catalogs.   “A Stunning Exhibition of Color!” and “Packed with both Flavor and Extra Nutrition!” are shouted at me…

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The influence of Ireland

March 15, 2012
The influence of Ireland

Professor Seàn Henne will speak Friday at art center   By ROB ALWAY mcp editor   What does it mean to be Irish? This is a question that many people may contemplate this time of year. The month of March is nationally recognized as Irish Heritage Month, the climax on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, which traditionally observes the death…

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B-Flat: Memories of joining the Clown Band

March 14, 2012
B-Flat: Memories of joining the Clown Band

  By BRUCE MILLER mcp blogger   It is still a vivid memory to me, the first time that I heard the Scottville Clown Band. Hereafter known as SCB.  I was walking in town across from city hall and the SCB was practicing up stairs in the city hall building.  They were playing “Basin Street Blues” and it was incredible.…

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Moonlighting with Judy Cools

March 12, 2012
Moonlighting with Judy Cools

Winter     By JUDY COOLS mcp blogger   OK, I’ll admit it: Winter is not my favorite season. I was born in Michigan and have lived here all my life. As attractive as the “endless summer” sounds some days, I think I would ache for the change in seasons if I didn’t have it. I’d be a little lost…

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Full Circle by Thad Ray

March 12, 2012
Full Circle by Thad Ray

Reflections of Fall   By THAD RAY mcp blogger   It is sunny out and the air is crisp. A slight breeze rustles the leaves. A few flutter to the ground joining others, brown and dry. Sunlight weaves its way through the canopy, a golden snake tracing kaleidoscope patterns on the ground, and the scent of wood smoke lingers in…

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Off Broadway with Craig Convessor

March 12, 2012
Off Broadway with Craig Convessor

Opera Blues   By CRAIG CONVESSOR mcp blogger   The day that Pavarotti died is when I learned who Pavarotti was. I’m not a big opera fan, so it makes sense I wouldn’t follow individual careers. The only thing that I knew for sure was that he was big, in reputation and stature. So, as I listened to National Public…

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Mickey Matson movie to debut on May 10 in Grand Rapids

March 11, 2012
Mickey Matson movie to debut on May 10 in Grand Rapids

By ROB ALWAY mcp.com editor “Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy” will make its debut Thursday May 10 with a red carpet premier in Grand Rapids. It is Manistee-based 10 West Studio’s first feature film, written and directed by the studio’s co-owner Harold Cronk and produced by Edgar Struble. Both Cronk and Struble are natives of Scottville, Cronk and his…

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Connecting the Dots with ERIN OUTCALT

March 11, 2012
Connecting the Dots with ERIN OUTCALT

Love in a Cupcake     By ERIN OUTCALT mcp blogger   I came across a recipe for what appeared to be the cupcake of all cupcakes while browsing through the website Pinterest. This cupcake included both chocolate and peanut butter which peaked my interest immediately. What a great combination that is! Whoever invented that combination is my hero. While…

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The Sounds of Ireland

March 11, 2012
The Sounds of Ireland

  Irish Fiddler Kevin Burke and American guitarist Cal Scott entertained a full house Saturday night at West Shore Community College Center Theater. The concert was perfect timing, one week before St. Patrick’s Day. Burke has been dubbed as the World’s Greatest Irish Fiddler. Though Irish, he grew up in London in an Irish neighborhood. He credits that experience for…

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Daylight Savings Time begins, move your clocks ahead

March 10, 2012

Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour tonight.

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Nellis to run for Probate Judge

March 9, 2012

By ROB ALWAY mcp editor Ludington attorney Jeff Nellis has announced he is running for Mason County Probate Judge. Nellis has started a Facebook page announcing the candidacy. According to the Facebook page, Nellis has been practicing law since 1988 and has been in Ludington sine 1993. Jeff and his wife Debbie live in Hamlin Township. They have been married…

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A taste of Ireland from PM Steamers

March 8, 2012
A taste of Ireland from PM Steamers

By ROB ALWAY mcp editor   It’s been almost a week since our photography exhibit, Emerald Expressions, has been on display at the Ludington Area Center of the Arts. Despite the weather we had a great attendance at our opening reception. If you missed it, there are plenty of other opportunities to see the show, it will be up until…

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Get Off the Couch — Explore Michigan with Joan H. Young

March 8, 2012
Get Off the Couch — Explore Michigan with Joan H. Young

Gale’s Pond- Plan a Spring Outing     By JOAN H. YOUNG mcp outdoors blogger   Just southeast of Hart is a gem of an Oceana County Park known as Gale’s Pond http://www.getoffthecouch.info/oceana/galespond.htm. The area has been a park since 1939, but originally the pond had been created to power a sawmill and blacksmith shop. It was even served by…

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Irish fiddler at West Shore Saturday

March 8, 2012
Irish fiddler at West Shore Saturday

  VICTORY TWP. — The world’s greatest Irish fiddler Kevin Burke and his American guitar playing mate Cal Scott will usher in area St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on Sat., March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in West Shore Community College’s Center Stage Theater.   Burke is the undisputed master of the Irish fiddle and his guitar accompanist is equally steeped in…

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