Georgia Holman, Ian Hooper, Johnny Rokos and More
Georgia Holman at Garden Goods in Traverse City, Michigan | Garden goods photo
Here are a few photos of OMPs and things that have been going on on the Old Mission Peninsula (and Traverse City!) Lately.
Georgia Holman at Garden Goods. I’m still very excited about OMP farmers Cory and Elise Holman, who bought gardening goods earlier this year – I’ve written about them here. And I especially love seeing pictures of my neighbor Georgia Holman (her grandma) working in the greenhouse (which quickly fills up with all sorts of spring flowers, plants, and vegetables)! A few photos from their Facebook page …
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Georgia Holman at Garden Goods in Traverse City, Michigan | Garden goods photoElise Holman, Georgia Holman and Cory Holman at Garden Goods in Traverse City, Michigan | Garden goods photo
Ian Hooper at Garden Goods. And while we’re talking about gardening goods, guess who’s driving a tractor there? Ian Hooper, Bruce and Terry Hooper’s son (and Rex and Deni Hooper’s grandson), who has been at the Peninsula Market for the past nine years. We’ll miss you in the market Ian, but you look great on this Garden Goods tractor!
Ian Hooper at Garden Goods | Terry Hooper photo
Improve your writing skills. My brother-in-law Steve Lewis teaches an Extended Ed. Class at NMC. The Story Writing Workshop costs $ 89 and will take place from May 19 to June 16 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on five Wednesdays via Zoom
From the class description: “Explore the elements of storytelling, whether as non-fiction or fiction, in a workshop under the guidance of writer and storytelling teacher Stephen Lewis. You will regularly write a few pages per week that we will peer review during our Zoom courses. Emphasis will be placed on effective narration, including principles such as “showing instead of narrating,” which are intended to encourage the reader to figure out what happens next. ” Login here.
Here is Steve with Bert Courson (my longtime friend and Steve’s new friend) at the Peninsula Grill in 2019 during the launch of my sister Carol’s posthumous book “The Wolfkeeper” (which you can purchase here).
Steve Lewis and Bert Courson at the launch of Carolyn Lewis’ book The Wolfkeeper | Jane Boursaw photo
Vicki Shurly and Fred Zwemer. We can’t see them smile, but we know they are! (They smile with their eyes!) Here is Vicki Shurly, director of the Peninsula Community Library, who gave Fred Zwemer one of the delicious takeaway meals in the boathouse last week during the annual Books With the Boathouse fundraiser. And under? Another photo of these two that looks like a lifetime ago but was only three years ago in 2018 when the new library was being built.
Vicki Shurly, Director of the Peninsula Community Library, hands Fred Zwemer his “Books With the Boathouse” fundraiser dinner Jane Boursaw PhotoVicki Shurly, Director of the Peninsula Community Library, and Fred Zwemer, Member of the Construction Committee, at the construction site for the new library, November 2018 | Jane Boursaw photo
Library friends group. Meanwhile, in the carriage house next to the library, these three were busy handing out auction items to the winners who got the highest bid. I managed to go home with a beautiful cutting board from OMPer George Soullier – and I couldn’t be happier about that.
Friends of Peninsula Community Library at auction fundraiser | Jane Boursaw photo
Hessler clean-up crew. Next time you’re at Mission Point Lighthouse, stop by the little Hessler Log Home next door and see how pretty and clean it looks. Here is the crew from the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society who made it happen.
Spring cleaning crew in the Hessler Blockhaus, Peninsula Township Lighthouse Park | Scarbrough photo
Landscaping on Haserot Beach. The new play structure at Haserot Beach is a welcome addition to the region. Built last fall, I almost always see children playing on it when I drive along the beach. I recently spotted Bob Wilkinson, who is responsible for the maintenance of the Peninsula Township Parks, and a helper who completes the landscape around the play structure. Looks good guys!
Park maintenance Bob Wilkinson and aides work on the landscaping at Haserot Beach Jane Boursaw PhotoLandscaping in the new Haserot Beach play structure | Jane Boursaw photo
Landscaping in the fire station 3. While we had the official ribbon cutting ceremony last month for the Peninsula Township Fire Department’s new Fire Station 3, they are still working on a few things. Here are some people from Basch Excavating who are working on the landscaping around the new building.
Landscaping in the new station 3 of the fire department of the peninsula parish on the old mission peninsula | Jane Boursaw photoLandscaping in the new station 3 of the fire department of the peninsula parish on the old mission peninsula | Jane Boursaw photo
Johnny Rokos gets his face on a Short’s Brewing poster. “One huma a day is the Johnny Rock way.” We know this because it’s right on the Short’s Brewing poster below. Order one and say hello to the longtime bartender at Peninsula Grill the next time you are there (we have stories, but people may have to die before we can tell).
Johnny Rokos gets his face on a Short’s Brewing poster | Peninsula Grill Photo
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