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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Five Must Visit Midwest Spots before Summer Ends

1.  Culver, Indiana, "Cape Cod of the Midwest"
Hidden off the highway so the crowds are manageable.  Your own private "East Coast" here in the Midwest.


kids playing in beach
A world of fun and relaxation away from the city bustle awaits visitors lucky enough to discover the treasures of Culver, which stretches along the glistening waters of Lake Maxinkuckee, the second largest in Indiana.

Weekenders and vacationers head to the water for sailing and fishing or just a refreshing dip off the community beach. On land, they might take in a round of golf or an afternoon of biking. You’ll find unique shops and boutiques that sell fine art, antiques, sweets and more; restaurants that offer delicious fare with everything from down-home breakfasts to upscale cuisine, and comfortable lodgings to tuck into at the end of the day.
beach on nice day
Culver is home to the world-renowned Culver Academies, a private co-ed boarding school, that counts actors Hal Holbrook and Joshua Logan among its alums. 
Visitors love to watch the school’s legendary Black Horse Troop during Sunday afternoon parades. The Troop has been in Presidential inaugural parades since 1913.
Culver, IN Website: Click here





2.  Glen Lake Cottages



See why ABC Good Morning America viewers voted Glen Arbor,
in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, the number one place to visit in
the US!
 
ALONG THE SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKE SHORE.  The Glen Lake Cottages
are tucked in amid mature oaks & lofty white birches. Their crystal clear sand-bottom
spring-fed Lake teems with a variety of wildlife and fish. Take Guided Nature Walks in the Park,
see dappled twin fawns, swans, ducks & geese from the compound and docks...
fish, swim and climb the Dunes. Winner of the Good Morning America's 'Most Beautiful
Place in America' Contest. Click here




3.  Camp Forest Springs -

A few openings for August Family Camps


Family Camp 5

Aug 3 – Aug 9, 2014 (Sun – Sat) • Speaker: Philip DelRe

Family Camp 6
Aug 10 – Aug 16, 2014 (Sun – Sat) • Speaker: Rob Rienow

Family Camp 7
Aug 17 – Aug 23, 2014 (Sun – Sat) • Speaker: James Engle

Labor Day Family Weekend

Aug 29 – Sep 1, 2014 (Fri – Mon) • Speaker: Martin Giese

Summer staff 2014 Camp Forest Springs.
                                                     Taste sweet flavor of community.




4.  Petosky and Charlevoix, Michigan
A road trip to adjacent towns on Little Traverse Bay is a memorable way to
wave good-bye to summer.

Petosky, Michigan
A walk along Petoskey's shoreline will prove the word mist is both a noun and a verb
in magical places by the sea. 

I liken it to the northern most parts of the British Isles for several reasons. First, as early as
mid-August the inevitable march to autumn is beginning with cool early mornings requiring
the heat of a cup of coffee. Secondly, 
is the desirable northern breeze coming inthrough your screens.


Charlevoix, Michigan
View of Downtown Charlevoix 

Sea Fever by John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying. 


5.  Buffalo Joe's in Evanston and Chicago, IL
Wings and Burgers at three locations.  Order ahead to take to a park?  Too messy! So
enjoy the restaurant's ambiance indoors. You'll become a regular no matter how far the
drive. 

Click here

Even better than Buffalo, NY 


Monday, July 7, 2014

Cheryl's Writing, Storytelling, and Publishing in a Digital Age Conference (three day)

Cheryl's Writing, Storytelling, and Publishing in a Digital Age Conference (three day)
For all Ages 12 to 80 

Writing, Storytelling, Blogging, Publishing, and Speaking... 
(One day is some of the material covered in the one day conference, also. Some students attend both.)

Venue:
Bethany Baptist Church, 6700 W. Gunnison Street, Harwood Heights, IL, 60706, five miles east of O'hare.

Time: Three days, Monday-Wednesday, July 21-23, 10:000 am- 4:00 pm.

Cost: Includes notes. Lunch is on your own. Please bring a brown bag lunch, drinks, water, and fruit snack.

Cheryl Moeller, B.S., M.A.R., authored or co-authored ten books. For Cheryl's books Click here. A literary agent from 1992-2002, she's now an author and conference speaker.

Registration: E-mail Cheryl at cherylmoeller@comcast.net or call 847 770 2717 for questions and to R.S.V.P. $50 for suggested gift donation. $75 total for two family members. $100 Family Max.
Donation is not tax deductible because you are getting a service rendered. Checks can be made payable to "For Keeps Ministries", cash or bank cards, if you choose. (We have a way to swipe your bank card through our iphone.)

Cheryl Moeller's One Day Writing Conference for Students

Student? Join us, Wednesday, July 16

Cheryl Moeller's One Day Writing Conference for Students
For Junior High, Senior High and College Students 
Parents and Adults are Welcome in back as a student, also 

Three Sessions to teach you the secrets of writing:
How to pick your topic.
Easy fool-proof ways to edit your paper.
Use what you know and your own personal stories to write your paper.

Where: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5910 in upstairs large room.

When: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time: 10:00 Am to 4:00 Pm

Cost: Includes notes. Lunch is on your own. Please bring a brown bag lunch, drinks, water, and fruit snack. I have paid an extra fee so we can have food and drink in the room.

E-mail Cheryl at cherylmoeller@comcast.net for details.

Cheryl Moeller, B.S., M.A.R., authored or co-authored ten books. For Cheryl's books Click here. A literary agent from 1992-2002, she's now an author and conference speaker.

Registration: E-mail Cheryl at cherylmoeller@comcast.net for questions and to R.S.V.P. $25 for suggested gift donation. $35 total for two family members. $45 Family Max.
Donation is not tax deductible because you are getting a service rendered. Checks can be made payable to "For Keeps Ministries", cash or bank cards, if you choose. (We have a way to swipe your bank card through our iphone.)