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Monday, July 25, 2011

Coming and Going, Summer Races On

From all the banners on the corner fence by Northport School, you can get the beginning of an idea how much is going on in town this summer. I’ll be covering some of the upcoming events in future posts but want to remind everyone today that Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. Loreen Niewenhuis is coming to Dog Ears Books with her real-life adventure book, A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach. If that one-hour window doesn’t fit your schedule, Loreen will give a slide presentation at the Leelanau Township Library at 7:30 p.m. (not 7 p.m. as I mistakenly told some people). Come to think of it, join us for both events! I’ll have books available for purchase both places, and Loreen will be happy to sign them and add personal inscriptions as desired.

Much is coming, but some things are going, and one historic building that started going down in the rain on Sunday, continuing on Monday, to continue on Tuesday, was/is Woody’s Settling Inn on Waukazoo Street. The old “Hotel Liquor,” as many liked to call it, after the old sign that advertised both rooms and drink. It’s the end of an era, but the time had come. That patch of weeds in the lower right-hand corner of the second image below? Site of the very first Dog Ears Books, back in 1993!


Dawn said...

Hope your author visit at the store and at the library went well! :)

P. J. Grath said...

Loreen is an absolute delight! Everyone who came to see her at the bookstore had a chance to visit and chat informally, and I could tell they enjoyed that. Then Loreen, her mother, the president of Friends of the Library and I went next door to the Garage Bar & Grill for a bite, and at 7:30 we were all at the library for Loreen's slide show and talk--fascinating and very well attended. She has been doing so many appearances that she has had only six days off all summer! And she has another very ambitious Great Lakes walk planned for the future. Stay tuned....