TALK OF THE TOWN: FEB 4, 2021
- Businesses working together and supporting each other:
- Old Hamlin & Ludington Paint & Glass
- Lucianos & All Occasions Floral & Events
(Special Guest Katy Bauer on the podcast/live show)
115 S James St
Ludington, MI 49431
At Sweet Peach you will find exceptional quality children’s clothing ranging from nb- size 14. Accessories, gear, gifts, toys and more!
Sweet Peach is a brick & mortar retailer offering affordable, eco friendly, stylish and unique baby and children’s necessities.
Looking for a great gift? No matter what the occasion, if you are looking for a new baby gift, baptism, birthday, or just because – we have you covered!
***We also offer a Baby Registry Service.***
#RunLudington January Challenge Winners:
- 21 minutes a day : Mary Morris
- 21 miles each week : Sharon Edgar
- 100 miles for the month : Laura Acton
Photo of the Week
Share your photos on Facebook and Instagram using #DowntownLudington and your photo could be featured!
WEEK IN REVIEW
- See who’s open for indoor dining.
- Luciano Ristoranti updates are ongoing, under new management. Their updated menu is their Facebook page.
- Red Rooster Coffee & Community started offering oatmeal with fixings like banana, brown sugar, nut butter, raisins, Nutella, etc.. They are also have a new “A Lotta Love” Latte – featuring white chocolate, house made raspberry syrup, espresso and oat milk.
Products & SALES
- Todd & Brad Reed Photography : Valentine’s Day Gift Basket featuring 2021 calendar, 7″ matted print of your choice, a photo magnet, a single rose from All Occasions Events & Floral, a 14 piece box of chocolate from Kilwins Ludington and a “Fresh Bee” Lavender Candle from Sister Bees. Baskets are $75 and must be ordered by Monday, February 8th. They will be available for pickup on Saturday, February 13th from 9am-5pm at the gallery. Call 231-843-0777 or stop by 114 W Ludington Ave to order. Unfortunately, these cannot be shipped.
They also have a great pre-order package available for the 50 Years Seeing Michigan Though a Lens. Pre-order now online.
- Natural Life products at Mariellen’s Hallmark
- Everest Athleisure : For the 14 days, leading up to Valentine’s Day, they will be offering daily discounts and a giveaway. For every purchase over $50 between now and February 14th, you will qualify for an Apple TV giveaway!
- My Sister’s Closet opened today after their winter break.
- ABC Kidz re-opened
- Victoria’s Jewelry : Valentine’s Gift Guide
- Ludington Hobbies : New products in the store including a monster truck and a Betty.
- Library : The library told us about Tumbe Books : TumbleBooks library is easy to use, and features unlimited access from home! Everyone can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. Go to https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/. Username is masoncounty and password is libra
- Library : Hot off the press! 2021 calendars featuring local student art – available for a small donation at either library.
Valentine’s Day Is Coming Up!
- See more on our Valentine’s Day page
HAPPENING THIS WEEK
THURSDAY – Feb 4
- Nat’l Homemade Soup Day – Grab locally made soup downtown!
- SANDCASTLES : At Home Art Activity : Eskimo Craft
FRIDAY – Feb 5
- Nat’l Wear Red Day – Don’t have anything red? Head downtown to get yourself some red apparel!
- SANDCASTLES : Freaky Friday
- LIBRARY – Family Fun Bags
- LACA – Duets Exhibit opens
- OPENING FRIDAY
Blooms & Beaches : artwork by Ellen Niemann and Bill Kokx. In this watercolor exhibit, florals (Niemann) and landscapes (Kokx) are brought together in a bright and calming exhibit that sends us all into thoughts of spring. The show will be on display in LACA’s Main Floor Gallery from February 5-26.
Opening reception this coming Friday from 5-8 pm – Make a reservation
Duets : will be on display in the Performance Hall Gallery, February 5-26. Local artists and amateurs paired with their friends, family, spouses, and neighbors to create a joint piece of artwork, which were then submitted for display in this unique exhibit.
Opening reception for Duets will take place concurrently with the reception for Blooms & Beaches, this coming Friday from 5-8 pm – Make a reservation
Reservations are required for these events – Make a reservation
The exhibits can be viewed without a reservation during LACA’s normal operating hours, Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- OPENING FRIDAY
- Ludington Bay : Live Music in the taproom with live streaming on Facebook @ 6:00pm
Featuring John Merchant
- Couples Valentine’s Day Race @ 6:30pm
Not sure how to spice things up this Valentine’s Day? Join us for a race around town, with your better half, competing against other couples to showcase your love and commitment to thrashing the competition via a selfie scavenger hunt. You’ll recreate memories, create new ones, and kindle the fire of passion(ate competition!) All activities are optional, and will be safe for Covid times. The race will take 1 hour to complete and then couples will meet virtually to showcase (screen-share)their evidence of awesomeness (all the Selfies they have snapped along the way) The winning couple will win a future date night kit without the intent to pulverize the competition, but winner or not, you will love spending some quality time with your mate! Rsvp to make sure we can deliver your scavenger hunt kit in time for the big ❤️ day!
- Brandy Miller – CVB/Chamber/DDA Board
- Jim Dodson
SATURDAY – Feb 6
- Nat’l Frozen Yogurt Day – Krave is closed for the season, but check out their Valentine’s Day specials! They will be open Feb 13 during the Chocolate Walk.
- Brandon from Right Side Design
SUNDAY – Feb 7
- Nat’l Send A Card To A Friend Day – Mariellen’s Hallmark has you covered!
- Big Game Day! Who are you rooting for? The Bucs or the Chiefs?
- WMOM : Square Pool game continues this week
- Cedar Chest : Bag Sale 12-4pm
We will have limited snacks (done safely of course), bag sale (fill a bag for $5 or a garbage size bag for $10)
- Nautical Yarn : Virtual Big Game Sale : Use code “Super Bowl LV” on their online store. Your discount is randomly generated and can be 15% – 100% off. Shop by phone or online (Closed to walk-ins on Sunday). Get more info here.
MONDAY – Feb 8
- SANDCASTLES : Make At Home Snack – Valentine Apple Peanut Butter Snack
- Birthdays :
- Julie from Jamesport
TUESDAY – Feb 9
- Nat’l Pizza Day – We know who has pizza on the menu!
- SANDCASTLES : Toddler Tuesday Craft
- Becky Foster
WEDNESDAY – Feb 10
- Nat’l Umbrella Day – Why is this in February? 🙂