2016-11-17 / Columns

St. Ignace

By Miriam Blair
(630) 280-5700 • miriamblair@att.net

I received my yearly phone call from a dear friend, Mary Jane Ryerse, telling me her birthday is December 14. She is an amazing and spry lady.

It’s nice to see Chuck Huffman of Moran out riding his pedal bike or walking daily.

Condolences to the family of Margaret “Marge” Robinson and Margaret “Muggs” Dodson, a mother and daughter who died one day apart. Mrs. Robinson passed away Saturday, November 5, and her daughter, Mrs. Dodson, passed away Sunday, November 6. Obituaries for both women were published in the November 10 issue of The St. Ignace News.

An open house at the St. Ignace Hope Chest will be held Thursday, November 17, to celebrate 10 years of service to our community. The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the celebration running throughout the business day. Refreshments will be served. Volunteering and giving in any way possible shows our community that we do make a difference. Without these great people, the doors would be shut down. Volunteers are always welcome to join the team.


Below: St. Ignace students from kindergarten, second, and third grades visited Evergreen Living Center to perform two songs, “We’d Like To Thank Our Veterans” and “Grand Ole Flag.” Afterward, they sat down and talked with the veterans Thursday, November 10. (Photograph by Alysse Bentley) Below: St. Ignace students from kindergarten, second, and third grades visited Evergreen Living Center to perform two songs, “We’d Like To Thank Our Veterans” and “Grand Ole Flag.” Afterward, they sat down and talked with the veterans Thursday, November 10. (Photograph by Alysse Bentley) HOME for the Holidays Live Christmas Auction will be Friday, November 18, at the Quality Inn on Boulevard Drive in St. Ignace. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. Auction items include a Mackinac Bridge tower tour, hotel packages, gift baskets from local businesses, Christmas decorations, wreaths, and a Mackinac Island getaway. Tickets are $10 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres, punch, beer, wine, and a bid paddle. To purchase advance tickets or make a donation, call (906) 643-6239. Proceeds will benefit Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Mackinac County.


At left: Mary Wojcik (left) and Pam Finkel celebrated their November 13 birthday with friends at Fred’s Pub in St. Ignace Saturday, November 12. They both reside on Mackinac Island and in St. Ignace and were both born in 1958. At left: Mary Wojcik (left) and Pam Finkel celebrated their November 13 birthday with friends at Fred’s Pub in St. Ignace Saturday, November 12. They both reside on Mackinac Island and in St. Ignace and were both born in 1958. A submarine sandwich and bake sale will be offered Saturday, November 19, starting at 8 a.m. at the Family Fare grocery store in St. Ignace. The six-inch sandwiches are $3.50 each. Proceeds will benefit the Mackinac County Children’s Toy Drive. The submarine sandwiches can be pre-ordered by calling (906) 643-7456 and leaving a message. They can then be picked up at Family Fare November 19. Bakers are needed for the bake sale.

St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace will sponsor a fall bazaar Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parish hall at 120 Church Street in St. Ignace. Homemade soup and bread will be available by donation. Items available for purchase at the bazaar will include jewelry, preserves, blankets, and knitted items. Local artists and crafters who are interested in renting a table for $10 should call Susan at (906) 643-7671 or Paula at (231) 838-0251.


There was a classic airplane in the skies over St. Ignace Wednesday, November 2, as Pontiac residents Bob and Kimberly Redner departed in their North American AT-6 Texan airplane, a training aircraft used by pilots to learn how to fly fighter planes during World War II. Here, the Redners are pictured taxing their AT-6 into position before taking off from the Mackinac County Airport. There was a classic airplane in the skies over St. Ignace Wednesday, November 2, as Pontiac residents Bob and Kimberly Redner departed in their North American AT-6 Texan airplane, a training aircraft used by pilots to learn how to fly fighter planes during World War II. Here, the Redners are pictured taxing their AT-6 into position before taking off from the Mackinac County Airport. The annual Chipper Huskey Hockey Homecoming fundraiser will be Sunday, November 20, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. Hockey games will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m. A spaghetti dinner will be offered from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased from any St. Ignace Hockey Association player. There will be raffles, a 50/50, chuck a puck contest, and bake sale. Those attending will have a chance to win four Detroit Red Wings tickets by purchasing one of 50 cupcakes sold for $10 each. Proceeds and donations from the program will go to the Chipper Huskey Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to young hockey players for program fees and equipment.

Belated birthday greetings to Peggy Jarman, who celebrated her birthday November 14, and my granddaughter, Tabitha Blair, who celebrated her birthday November 15. Hope you both had a wonderful day.

Happy birthday to David Litzner, Julie Moore, and Dorothy Saylor November 17, Lori Bowlby and Chelsea Swope November 18, Hazel Friday November 19, Bernice Bickham, Cheryl Matelski, and Janelle Bester November 20, Ken Gillmore, Mike Amacher, and Sally Herbon November 21, Ed Blair November 22, and Lane Matson November 23. I hope you all have a great day.

Good luck to all the hunters out there. Be safe.

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