Friday, July 31, 2009

Money Can So Buy Friends

I've heard it said before that money can’t buy friendship (or happiness, or love...).

I’m here to tell you that it can- if you know where to spend it. This week I mailed a check for membership to the Land Between the Lakes Association; better known as the Friends of LBL. I love to write this check. I love to mail this check. I am buying both friendship and happiness with this check.

As a Friend of Land Between the Lakes, my gift goes to help maintain the wonderful place that is LBL. The Friends help to preserve the natural and cultural resources of LBL. They improve trails and facilities so that you may spend time in the great outdoors making memories with friends and love one. They provide educational programming and teach about the wonder of nature and the importance of conservation. And they can do all of this only through the generous gifts of friends.

Visit the website here. Volunteer your time or become a friend. You can spend as little as $25.00 or as much as $5,000.00 to be a friend. Be generous. It is a friendship that I promise you will treasure.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Calling All Children of the 70's

Here is the skinny; The Friends of Land Between The Lakes are adding Laser Light Shows to the Golden Pond Planetarium calendar for August. Enjoy three different shows every Friday night. The shows feature the music of Pink Floyd, the Beatles, U2, Led Zeppelin and other retro mixes. You can find the full list of shows and ticket prices at the Friends of LBL website here. Seating is limited so make sure you call for reservations; 270-924-2020. Be there or be square. Dudes.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Save This Date

Saturday, August 8 is National Marina Day and Grand Rivers is celebrating BIG. Here are the schedule highlights but check the Grand Rivers Marina Day website often as we add more fun to the lineup.

Lighthouse Landing Marina and Resort Activities
Free Sailboat Rides 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Free sailboat rides leave on the hour and last approximately 50 minutes. You may sign up for time slots on the day of the event. This event is very popular and space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult and the adult must also bring with them a child's size lifejacket.

Drawing for Free Sailing Lesson and Sailboat Rental ($270 Value) Enter to win a 2 hour sailing lesson and one day sailboat rental at Lighthouse Landing. Rental boat holds up to four people maximum and damage deposit is required. You must be 21 to enter.

Green Turtle Bay Marina and Resort Activities
Fun for Kids 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Including free kayak and paddle boat rides, bouncers and water slide, rock climbing wall, face painting, arts and crafts, and more.

Free Rides on the River Rat 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Take a ride around the marina on the boat from the River Rat movie.

Grand Rivers Street Dance featuring Southern Fry’d - 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. beside Dockers Grill at Green Turtle Bay Marina and Resort.

Huge Fireworks Show at Dusk. Best place to view is at the courtesy dock area beside Street Dance and the beach area

Friday, July 10, 2009

How Did I Forget to Tell You This?

The NEW Grand Rivers Visitor's Guides are here. I can't believe I haven't posted this news. Maybe because I was busy in June mailing a record 588 guides to inquires. That is a big number for our tiny village; remember only 350 people live here.

Kudos to Mz. Laura K for her design work on the guide. To borrow a word, the guide is fabulous.

An online version will be available on the Grand Rivers website soon.

In others news, Japanese beetles have invaded the rose bushes of the clinic. Of course my bushes (which stand maybe three feet away) are beetle free. Imagine that.

Don't worry about the clinic roses. This morning there were two nurses and an LPN attending to them, and I can tell you those beetles don't stand a chance.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Momma Strikes Again

Momma was here to visit again. This time for nine days. She arrived with three suitcases and we then proceeded to shop all week- and of course we had to wear all the new stuff. Come to think of it, I can't even tell you what was packed in the suitcases.

I can tell you that we found some darling deals. I have two cool new summer outfits from So CooL, new shoes from the Chandlery at Green Turtle Bay, and a new tank from Ashleigh's (who had a 35% off sale). I even bought a dress. Yep, you read this right, a dress.

My sister and her family also came for a visit to enjoy time on the Lakes. And mom's friend Janice joined us from Lexington.

So, these are my excuses for being behind on the blog again and here is a quick update on what is happening in Grand Rivers.

The farmers market has added early hours on Saturdays at Green Turtle Bay Resort. You will also find them starting at 10:00 a.m. at Moodie Tackle Company downtown.

We are enjoying visiting our friends Mark and Susan at their new home in Grand Rivers. They are not only fun to hang out with and the perfect hosts, but also have the perfect yard for croquet.
CYC had a very moving flag retirement ceremony over the weekend of the 4th. Impressive.

And, my best friend Pat had a birthday. Happy birthday Pat!