Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Before Wilbo Drives Out of Town for the Evening, He Looks Around Muskegon, Watching a Great Tent Rise and Party in the Making and Mural Come to Life.

Jun 07, 2016 1:36 PM

The Waxies are a loud and proud Irish American band that deserves an open air setting for its music. Friday night at Parties in the Park, the Waxies perform in the open air of Hackley Park. Hoping the power chords won't blast out the stained glass windows of nearby Hackley Library. This evening of free music lasts from Five to Nine, sponsored by the Muskegon Rotary. I am reminded of this by a promotional placemat from Loring Advertising. Isn't that the guy, David Loring, who films all the community theater. Isn't that the guy who bought the huge B&B nearby Hackley Park? I saw him enjoying his front porch the other day as I drove on by. I honked. He waved. We never met. His daughter and her boyfriend says hello at Crane Wives concerts and art openings at the Muskegon Museum of Art.

Jun 07, 2016 2:43 PM

The farmers market officially closed at two in the afternoon. Several vendors know that taking a long time to pack up pays off. Crisp Country Acres sets its produce out across four stalls, and picks up last minute sales as the couple puts away what remains into their two trailers. Jobey never misses a market, even in cold weather, and is the last to leave. She has the biggest jugs of maple syrup and honey plus the most brown, free range eggs. Robert's Produce just has so many containers of seedlings, tomatoes and annuals. That's tons of earth to put away on the shelves of his vans. Everyone wore an extra layer today while shopping because today arrived cold. Tonight promises to be forty-four degrees, a cold comfort to gardeners and farmers. Over at the art museum, a gargantuan white tent has risen, to be filled with chairs and tables and then local gentry.

Jun 07, 2016 2:54 PM

Over at the art museum, a gargantuan white tent has risen, to be filled with chairs and tables and then local gentry. Hope it warms up by the weekend so everyone can eat supper in comfort and bid on the donated art without shivering. Saw three artists out last night tracing a "Wall Dog" styled mural on the Holiday Inn. It will have the same style as the two Wall Dog murals completed over the last few years. This one celebrates Muskegon's spring industry. The first celebrated forging and and the second celebrated aerospace manufacturing. The mural is covered up against the rain, the cold and rainy turn delaying the three day job. Last night, using a projector, the team traced from the computer generated image to the panel. All these facts one learns by walking around town, not particularly useful facts.

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