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Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Sustain Pedal Is Not Working Today

After the long, three-part review series, my brain is weeping with fatigue. Miscellaneous short tidbits are all it can produce today. Fortunately, I have a few.

It’s Transition Fortnight everywhere Up North. The week before Thanksgiving as well as the week of the holiday, mean changes in weather, merchants’ displays and village decorations. Yes, we are switching over from fall to winter. Winter coats are coming out, along with warm caps, scarves and mittens. Sally Coohon and I took down scarecrows in Northport (we only missed one, and I cut him free a few days later), and the village people (but can they sing?) put up evergreen branches and red bows.

Lights were strung on the tree Friday. Then an errand in Lake Leelanau meant I made my way home at the end of the day through Leland, where I saw the same kind of thing taking place.

My events calendar over in the right-hand column only has to do with the bookstore, but there will be much more happening on Saturday, November 27, so here’s the complete list as it was given to me:

• Have your pet’s photo taken with Santa at Northport Bay Dog and Cat Company on Shabwasung Street. Donations will benefit Black Sheep Crossing Farm Animal Sanctuary. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

• Enjoy story time for kids at Dog Ears Books on Waukazoo Street. Who will read, and what will be read? Be surprised! 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

• Join the puppet-making workshop at Dolls and More. All materials provided for $10 fee. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

• Decorate a couple of ornaments (buy one, get one free) at the Ceramic House on the corner of Waukazoo and Nagonaba. This is an all-day opportunity for fun.

• Another all-day event will take place at the Pennington Collection on the corner of Mill and Nagonaba: decorate a pinecone!

• Santa (Mr. Claus) will be at the Big Store (corner of Waukazoo and Nagonaba) from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Not something to miss!

• Finally, the official lighting of the Christmas tree is scheduled for 6 p.m. There will be a fire in the fireplace, and the Northport Community Band will be playing, so come and sing along!

I’ve made a couple of changes to my settings on this blog, so it should now be easier for people to leave comments. It worked for Steve. If you had problems before, try again and see if we’ve got a solution.

Follow this link to another review of Jeff Vande Zande’s book, Threatened Species, in case you missed my review or want a second opinion before committing to a quality reading experience. The newer link (first in paragraph) will also give you an interview with the author.

That's all, folks. Sayonara, night-night, and bon weekend!


Dawn said...

It all sounds wonderful! (well, all except the winter hats and coats)...enjoy!

P. J. Grath said...

Dawn, you'll notice I didn't even mention long underwear. Oops! There, I mentioned it!

Gerry said...

Excellent tidbits. Cuddl-Duds are on sale at Younkers. Just in case you were thinking of stocking up.

P. J. Grath said...

Are CDs longjohns? I’m making do with a couple pair of tights so far.