TALK OF THE TOWN: April 22, 2021

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  1. Red Rooster announced their new acai bowls. Also, the lavender latte is back!
  2. HumaniTea showcased the unique sodas they have available, including Rhubarb Lavender, Espresso Root Beer and more.
  3. My Sister’s Closet is running a 22% Earth Day sale thru Sunday. They are hiring, so if you love fashion drop off an application.
  4. LACA’s Ludington Writers Group will soon be accepting submissions for the first issue of their literary journal “Making Waves: A West Michigan Literary Review” (formerly Driftwood) after a five-year absence. You can read more about it in the Ludington Daily News. You can read past issues here.
  5. Ludington Police Department has File of Life envelopes and Autism Info cards available. 
    The File of Life contains important things you want family or first responders to know about you or family members medical history or let first responders know your autistic family member. “They like trains”, for example. Info like that would help greatly establishing trust or helping to calm a person down if a parent was not around or medically unable to speak. The form is posted in a conspicuous place in your home or auto. Just stop by LPD and ask for one.
  6. Mariellen’s Hallmark showed us their new Spring Catalog. You can view it here.
  7. Adora Studio of Hair has a new product in stock. Last week they sampled the Moroccanoil Blow-dry concentrate and they loved it so much they quickly ordered some up to have available for take home at the salon.
  8. Sweet Peach received a new order of swimwear. 
  9. Backstage Hobbies & Games showed us The Vault Dweller’s Official Cookbook, which they now have in stock. It’s full of delicious side dish, drink, soup, stew, and appetizers recipes for Fallout lovers, like Mirelurk Queen Steak and Mole Rat Manicotti and desserts like Perfectly Preserved Pie and Radioactive Gumdrops.
  10. Evergreen Natural Foods Market featured items this week include new capiz shell chimes which are hand made in Bali and come in various colors, handmade artisan hemp & cotton sun hats, made in Nepal and Mara mugs, all original designs, made by Mara in Mexico
  11. Todd & Brad Reed announced the gallery will be closed until April 26th due to the rise in Covid cases.
  12. Plans of the new owners of Trailhead Bike Shop were featured in the Ludington Area Chamber of Commerce blog.
  13. Victoria’s Jewelry featured a trendy ring with its low-profile, horizontal bezel-set White Topaz & it’s less than $60!
  14. Ludington Hobbies showed us the Son-uva Digger. There was only one left as of Thursday.
  15. M.Wellness has resumed their wellness walks on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will reopen fully beginning Monday, May 3rd. Until then, Sue Skoog is coaching Spin every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 5:30-6:30am, and Pam Buck is coaching TRX, Core, and More every Tuesday and Thursday, 9-10am. Classes will be offered at a “Welcome Back Rate” of just $80 for a 10 Punch Card. This offer is JUST through April, however if your punches aren’t used up, don’t worry, they’ll carry over!
  16. Alley Bar announced they will be re-opening on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  17. Timbers has open interviews Thursday and Friday from noon-4pm.
  18. Everest Athleisure has some cool new brand apparel in stock.
  19. Sportsmans/The Mitten Bar still have the greenhouses up! Call 231-843-2138 to reserve.
  20. Q Smokehouse is revamping the space behind the restaurant. Concrete was poured this week. Follow their page to see what will happen next!




  • Nat’l Picnic Day // Plan a Ludington Picnic
  • SANDCASTLES : Freaky Friday
  • LIBRARY Family Fun Bags // 11am-3pm
    This week’s bag contains the makings for a SEA-D turtle and a miniature booklet about sea turtles. To decorate your SEA-D turtle you can use: stick-on gems, foam pieces, permanent markers, scrapbook paper, or just about anything!
  • KILWINS // opens at noon!
  • AMERICAN LEGION // Pizza Friday! // 5-7:30pm
    50% capacity indoor, take-out is advised. They start taking orders at 4:30pm. If the line is busy, call back- do not leave a message. All pizzas are 14” with thin crust. Several toppings are available. You can also take your pizza home to bake. Please have your order ready when you call. We will need your name, type of vehicle and color. We will give you the total amount due to have ready when you arrive (CASH AND CHECKS ONLY). We will call you when your pizza goes in the oven, so you won’t be waiting longer than necessary. Pick up is in the back parking lot. Do not get out of the car, we will bring your order to you. There will be a sign where you are to pull up. You do not need to be a member to place a takeout order! This is the last Pizza night of the season – don’t miss out!



  • TABLE 14 // Sunday Brunch // 11a-2pm


  • Nat’l Pretzel Day
  • SANDCASTLES : Make At Home Snack
  • NAUTICAL YARN – Social Knit & Crochet Zoom Meeting – 6:00 PM
    These ZOOM sessions are great if you need a little help or if you want to knit or crochet and chat with others. Meeting ID: 872 3434 6080
  • Birthdays : Nathan from Red Door // Paul Williams, recently retired from West Shore Bank // Cherie, our bag piper // Pat Saxton, brewer at Jamesport


  • Nat’l Prime Rib Day – Celebrate tomorrow (and every Wednesday in the quiet season) at Blu Moon Bistro
  • Taco Tuesday
  • SANDCASTLES : Toddler Tuesday Craft
  • AFFEW // Mr. Natural’s Guide to Organic Gardening for the Homeowner // 7-9pm
    This session will focus on organic gardening and the benefits of composting. Learn how to turn everyday food scraps (non-meat) into a rich soil for your garden. Introducing this “black gold” into your soil will help produce higher yields for your gardening season. Composting is an economical way to enrich your soil while reducing the amount of kitchen waste in landfills. A win-win for you and our planet!