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About elkrapidslive

More than a lifelong connection to Elk Rapids

A greeting card cartel?

I like holidays. I like Mothers Day. And I like giving greeting cards. But I have to wonder about card pricing. It appears that the simple Mothers Day card, which I buy for $4, costs the same across the entire … Continue reading

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Only two Moons left

Yesterday was one of those days that are so common in Elk Rapids this time of year. The air was fresh and cool, finches tended their nests, flags furled, ducks tipped. And last night, there was a full Moon. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Streak on!

The Rotary Variety Show is Fri & Sat, May 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the ERHS Auditorium. Tickets are $10. One of the club’s major fundraisers, this entertaining event contributed more than $60,000 last year to projects throughout the … Continue reading

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Don Weeks remembered

I first met Don Weeks not long after I launched this blog, then The Elk Rapids Blog. He initially wrote to say how much he enjoyed reading it, and after that I would get a few comments from him on … Continue reading

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Marker service – donations

For those in our community who have been asking how to donate in honor of Matthew Marker, here is a note I received from Sheila Marker: Anyone that wants to donate can send it to Michelle Marker, 611 River Street. … Continue reading

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Athena group award

Yesterday at the Hagerty Center, Athena Grand Traverse presented its 2011 Athena Award to NMC Vice President Kathleen Guy. Guy was honored for her extensive fundraising efforts and community involvement. Our own Jan Bassett was the 2003 award winner and … Continue reading

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Marker memorial service

Planning for the Marker service is still underway. Today it appears that it will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2 p.m., at the Marker homestead, corner of River and Oak Streets. But please keep watching for updates, because plans … Continue reading

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