TALK OF THE TOWN: Mar 25, 2021

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WEEK IN REVIEW

  1. Sandcastles Children’s Museum announced their plans for a June opening after being closed for over a year due to the pandemic. They are asking for donations to help help with funding ongoing museum operations. You can donate online here.
  2. Ludington celebrated it’s 148th birthday on Monday.
  3. The Northern Lights have been visible here. Brad Reed captured their glow at the Ludington State Park this past weekend.
  4. Northstar Chiropractic will be closed March 29-April2 for Spring Break.
  5. Check out Miss Sue’s awesome new background for her Story Time!
  6. The Visual Arts Critique Group at LACA resumed in person meetings. Next meet up is April 16th at 11am.
  7. Mariellen’s Hallmark has new designs by Myra, bags that are handcrafted from upcycled materials including canvas and leather.
  8. New Easter books at Purple Monkey Children’s Boutique.
  9. My Sister’s Closet has Spring items out including these warm weather outfits, perfect for Spring Break.
  10. Everest Athleisure launched the Lululemon line in the store last week.
  11. Gliks is helping us answer the skinny vs. mom jeans debate. Check out their take here.
  12. Instrumental Music & Sound posts instrument features from the store on their Instagram page. Check out this PRS Custom 24 Piezo in Purple Smokeburst.
  13. Check out the Easter boy’s bow ties at Sweet Peach Children’s Boutique!
  14. Backstage released the new Pokemon Battle Styles Booster Boxes, Packs, Blister Packs, and Build’n Battle Kits this week.
  15. Evergreen Natural Foods Market stocks Omage Coffee, which is roasted right here in Mason County.
  16. Provisions Sport Shop will be closed March 21-April 4 for renovations.
  17. Oberon Day was Monday. You can find it on tap downtown at Ludington Pub, Sandbar, Blu Moon, Sportsmans, The Mitten,
  18. LOSD update: These businesses are able to sell social district beverages: Jamesport Brewing Company, Sportsmans, The Mitten Bar, Barley & Rye, Lucianos, and Ludington Bay. We are also seeing outdoor patios being spruced up for the Spring.
  19. ESB is back at Jamesport Brewing Co. They celebrated their 21st anniversary last weekend.
  20. Easter Dinner reminders:
    1. OLD HAMLIN: Ham Dinner with fruit sauce, served with yams, green bean casserole, soup or salad, and homemade bread $15.95. All take out orders should be placed by 4pm on Saturday 04/03 for pick up on 04/04. We will be open from 7am-7pm on Easter Sunday.
      TABLE 14: Menu includes Chicken and Waffles, Peaches and Cream Stuffed Toast, Biscuits and Gravy, Poached Eggs & Risotto, Avocado Toast, Praline Chicken, Friend Chicken, Shrimp & Grits and a Fresh Roasted Beet Salad. They will also be serving up mimosa flights, Bloody Mary’s and Bellini. Call for reservations (231) 843-6555
  21. Speaking of Table 14… they will be featuring a Streak and Frites special every Wednesday, served with a gourmet house salad or veg.
  22. Check out these beautiful new tea cups at HumaniTea. They are hand painted in Vietnam, providing a source of sustainable income for vulnerable communities.
  23. Book Mark has the Flame Tree Classic Complication in stock and the price has dropped from $30 to $20. It’s a perfect time to scoop up a fancy edition of a favorite classic.
  24. Cafe 106 opens for dine-in and take-out this weekend!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

THURSDAY – MAR 25

  • Nat’l Medal of Honor Day // The nation’s highest medal for valor.
    Ludington was home to a Medal of Honor recipient. William R. Charette. You can see a bust in his likeness in the Veterans Mall and Mason County Cultural Trails at Stearns Park. See the sculpture and listen to an audio version of the story using this link.
    The US NAVY is currently building a Navy Destroyer in his name.
    Charette was born on March 29, 1932, in Ludington, Michigan. His parents died when he was 5, so he and his sister were raised by an uncle until World War II. When that uncle was drafted and sent to war, another uncle took care of them on a large dairy farm, which Charette helped work into his teen years.After high school, Charette worked on a ferry boat on nearby Lake Michigan. The job inspired his interest in working on the water, which led him to join the Navy in 1951, shortly before he turned 19. He was selected to be a hospital corpsman – a medic – because there was a shortage of them at the time.
    Charette accepted the honor, despite never considering himself a hero. With much of his family present, he and two soldiers received the medal from President Dwight D. Eisenhower during a White House ceremony on Jan. 12, 1954.”
    Read the full article about his heroism at defense.gov
  • SANDCASTLES // At Home Art Activity // Paper Plate Sun Craft
  • NAUTICAL YARN // Social Knit & Crochet Zoom Meeting – 1:00 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

FRIDAY – MAR 26


SATURDAY – MAR 27


SUNDAY – MAR 28

  • Nat’l Something On A Stick Day

MONDAY – MAR 29

  • Nat’l Mom & Pop Business Owner Day // Observe with a shopping trip downtown.
  • 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

TUESDAY – MAR 30 


WEDNESDAY – MAR 31

  • Nat’l Tater Day // Eat potatoes downtown! Tater tots… fries… mashed… au gratin…
  • BLU MOON // $13.99 Prime Rib // 4pm to close