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Skating On Thin Ice

January 13, 2023 — On Sunday afternoon, I had an hour before I planned to meet Steph and Hawthorn in Traverse City to run some errands. Sonny needed a walk, of course, but all morning as I did washing and housework, I studied the dark snowless ice on the shallow waist deep water at our …

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Christmas Eve

December 24, 2022 —On a blizzardy Christmas Eve, we were cozied in with Steph’s family high on windblown Miller Hill.  The snow was coming down for hours and hours and the winds had picked up and big drifts were everywhere.  While eight of us ate dinner, near the exposed lake side of the house, there …

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Santa Sighting?

December 15, 2022 — I don’t ever remember a holiday rush like this one. It has been a fantastic season of greeting customers and filling orders. I can’t thank our customers enough for all their orders and support. And thanks to all the seasonal workers who come out of retirement or pull away from other …

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Top Workplaces 2022

GLEN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 7, 2022 — Cherry Republic has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by The Detroit Free Press. The cherry retailer also received this honor in 2020. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey …