TALK OF THE TOWN: JANUARY 13, 2022

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WEEK IN REVIEW

CULTURE & MEDIA

  1. The SS Badger was tugged back from Sturgeon Bay Wednesday.
  2. LACA  announced a new Interiors Workshop scheduled for January 19th, which is a mixed media on 8 by 10 canvas, will focus on renditions of rooms such as corner of a kitchen, living room, or dining room. Participants will use papers and paints. Bring ruler, scissors, photo references of favorite rooms, and a snack. Linda Sandow will provide multiple examples, paints, glue, papers, canvasses, brushes and markers.
  3. Sandcastles Children’s Museum is closed for maintenance through January 27th.
  4. The Library announced a mystery quest that will start February 1st. The world-famous thief Lupin has struck again! This time he pilfered the laptop of a best-selling Michigan author containing the only copy of their latest novel. Please help us find where Lupin has stashed the laptop by decoding his taunting notes to Inspector Skirmish before the draft is due on March 15th. MiLibraryQuest: Mystery Edition starts on February 1st, 2022, so get those mystery muscles stretched and primed for a great new case to solve. #MiLibraryQuest

SERVICES

  1. Adora Studio of Hair posted a tip video for how to get different curl sizes and shapes with a 1″ curling iron.
  2. Northstar Fitness posted a 30 Day Detox Challenge. They also shared their Hot Room yoga class schedule.
  3. Northstar Chiro reminded us of their massage therapy services. Get a 1-hour Swedish and deep tissue massage performed by a licensed massage therapist.
  4. The Refinery is featuring a MicroNeedling special for January.

FEATURED PRODUCTS AND RETAIL NEWS

  1. Backstage Hobbies & Games now has Mario and Sonic plushie, plush dice bags, as well as Pokemon card sleeves, playmats, deck boxes and binders in the store.
  2. Book Mark showed us the life lessons books “How to Land On Your Feet: Life Lessons From My Cat” and “Eat. Play. Love. : Life Lessons From My Dog”
  3. Cedar Chest is closed until January 20th for some front entrance work.
  4. Evergreen Natural Foods Market has a few new food items for you to try! 
  5. Gliks has plenty of sweater outfits for cold weather, just like this one.
  6. Ludington Hobbies deal of the week is a Losi Night Crawler.  And they now have paint-by-number kits in the store.
  7. Mariellen’s Hallmark  has marked holiday items down 75%!
  8. Sweet Peach Children’s Boutique showed us some adorable Sweet Bamboo baby items.
  9. Trailhead Bike Shop is still renting Fat Tire Bikes by appointment by calling 231-845-0545.
  10. Victoria’s Jewelry is running an engagement special thru February 5th. Buy an engagement ring and get the matching wedding band at half price.
  11. Windowsill announced their book club book for January: Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell. Learn more about the book, get a sneak peak at February’s title,  and get info about the book club by clicking here.

DROOLWORTHY AND FOOD NEWS

  1. Blu Moon Bistro // Steak ($15 on Wednesdays!)
  2. Brenda’s Harbor Cafe re-opened this week after a short break.
  3. Cafe 106 // Guac Burger
    The last day to get those red envelopes back is January 20th! None of the big prizes have been claimed.
  4. Crown & Cork // Whitefish // Burger
    Last day to stop in before their winter break is January 15th
  5. House of Flavors // Bear Claw
  6. HumaniTea helped raise awareness for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11th by participating in #WearBlueDay. The entire month is January is Human Trafficking awareness month and they will continue their educational and awareness posts all month long. You can help their cause by donating items to the hygiene pantry. Get more info on their website. 
  7. Jamesport Brewing Co // Double Chocolate Cheesecake // Beer Battered Shrimp // Cuban Sandwich // Meatloaf
    JBC announced that delivery is back!
  8. Ludington Bay Brewing Co announced a February Beer Dinner. These sell out fast so get your tickets soon by emailing chelsea@ludingtonbaybrewing.com, calling the taproom at 231.239.6690, or stopping into the brewery.
  9. Q Smokehouse has a unique offering for the next 16 weeks! They will be featuring food destinations from around the globe. You get a virtual passport to log your taste bud travels and win prizes. If you go to all 16 locations, you will receive a free $50 gift card. Make it to 12, you get a $25 gift card. Go to 8 and get a $10 card, and 4 will earn you a $5 card. The first stop was this week and it’s Beef Stroganoff (Russia). Next up, Greece!
  10. Table 14 // Fried Catfish (Thursdays) // Steak Feature (Wednesdays) // Cheesecake
  11. The Alley Bar is hosting the 3rd Annual Christopher Schaner Memorial Scholarship Fund Singles Pool Tournament on January 29th.

EVENT LIST

ALL MONTH LONG – JANUARY


THURSDAY – JANUARY 13

  • LUDINGTON BAY BREWING // Half Off Pasta Night
  • SANDBAR //  Open Mic w/ Lonnie // 7pm
  • LACA // Clay Wheel Throwing Workshop // 6-8pm

FRIDAY – JANUARY 14


SATURDAY – JANUARY 15

  • Nat’l  Use Your Gift Card Day
  • LUDINGTON BAY BREWING // Pizza & Pints for $20
  • LACA // Acrylic Pour w/ Mike Coleman // 1-3pm

SUNDAY – JANUARY 16


MONDAY – JANUARY 17

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • MITTEN BAR // Mug Club Day
  • MY SISTER’S CLOSET // Re-opens after a short winter break and their winter clearance sale starts.
  • TIMBERS STEAK & SEAFOOD // $15 Menu
  • LACA // Shifting Landscapes // 7pm
    Join artists, lecturers, scholars, and area residents to sift through the rubble from the last 18 months. Events are free. Brochures with lecture event details are available at each of our library branches, and at various area businesses. Topics and speakers will be unique at each session. In-person attendance at LACA and Zoom attendance are both available. http://www.masoncounty.lib.mi.us/shifting-landscapes/

TUESDAY – JANUARY 18

  • Nat’l Michigan Day!
  • BLU MOON BISTRO // $8 Sushi Night
  • LACA // Youth Sewing Group // 3:30pm
  • JAMESPORT BREWING CO // Lud Pub Run Club // 6pm
  • TIMBERS STEAK & SEAFOOD // $15 Menu

WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 19

  • Nat’l Popcorn Day – Go get your 2022 Wesco Bucket!
  • BLU MOON BISTRO // $15 Steak Night
  • LUDINGTON BAY BREWING CO // MUG MEMBER DAY
  • JAMESPORT BREWING CO // Burger & A Beer for $12 special
  • TIMBERS STEAK & SEAFOOD // $15 Menu
  • SANDBAR // Buy 1 Burrito, Get 2nd Half Off