I had an opportunity to meet with the new Pine-Strawberry Happenings columnist Carol Reed, and I’m convinced that you will all be thrilled with the energy and fresh ideas that she hopes to bring to the column.
Well it looks like there was a steady stream of supporters at the fund-raiser for Carl Norris on Saturday.
I hope to see many of you Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Bruce Thompson Senior Dining Room to support the bake sale and silent auction for Carl Norris.
Well it was bound to happen — winter has returned! Some stores have seeds and patio furniture prominently displayed, and I admit I was tempted, but deep down inside I knew it was all too good to be true!
Honestly, this has been the craziest weather I’ve ever seen (and I was born in Nebraska!). I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed the T-shirt weather, but then the biting wind arrived just in time to remind me that winter is still here. Who knows what will come next?
I was mentioning to my husband how I’ve been seeing deer everywhere I go in Pine lately. One day recently I saw eight deer scattered in three different locations.
The snow is melting, but the troubles from the freezing temperatures and snowdrifts continue to plague many folks.
The local buzz is all about the incredible snowstorm that hit the state last Wednesday.
Well, we may not have had a white Christmas, but it appears we will usher in the new year with lots of moisture in the form of snow. I’m sure all the kids are glad that they get to do some sledding before heading back to school on Monday.
Merry Christmas everyone — I hope that you have a truly blessed time with your friends and family over the holiday season.
Christmas Day is rapidly approaching; it seems that the month passes by more quickly each and every year.
The holiday season is in full swing with cookie exchanges, Christmas parties, Nativity displays, light parades, and Christmas concerts. Fortunately, while the calendar may be full, each opportunity gives us a chance to be with family and friends in a meaningful way, so try to enjoy each moment as we hasten to Christmas Day.
The Second Annual Festival of Lights event in Pine was a huge success. Several hundreds of people milled around the ramada, inside the local business craft display in the Cultural Hall, and at the Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild Christmas Boutique.
Well you know the saying, there’s no place like home! My daughter and I enjoyed our time in Chicago, and although she didn’t place in the semi-finals of the Bible Bee, she did a great job, learned a lot and looks forward to trying again next year.
On Wednesday, Nov. 3, members of the Pine-Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild met at the ramada in Pine, where they distributed a total of $8,600 among several local community groups.
We enjoyed a busy, blustery weekend attending various functions in Pine last week.
Break out the logs and stoke the fire, ’cause winter is knocking on the door.
Fall colors are starting to appear between Payson and Pine.
I just got back from a retreat up north, which took me up through Sedona, (hoping to see fall colors, but the trees were still as green as could be), on to Williams, back through Flagstaff, down Lake Mary Road, and ultimately, home sweet home.
The members of the Pine-Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild will be holding a very unique “community yard sale” in Pine tomorrow, Oct. 9 under the ramada in the center of town.
My husband, the girls, and I had a great day fishing at Haigler Creek last Sunday afternoon.
I hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July weekend. We had perfect weather in Pine — sunny with a gentle breeze to cool things down a bit.
The 10th annual Tellabration storytelling event was a huge success. The Cultural Hall was packed and the crowd seemed to enjoy listening to the seven tellers spin their yarns.
Normally, we try to avoid places like Fossil Creek on the weekends, but a baptism coupled with the intense heat got us down there last Saturday. As it turned out we found a great “new” swimming hole and managed to have an awesome day cooling off in the crystal pools away from the mobs.