2008-05-15 / Columns

DeTour Area

By Barbara Buschbacher 297-8075 bbann@sault.com

The VanDaele family on the set of "On Golden Pond" (from left) are Kjeasten, Tim, Kaitlynn, and Heather VanDaele. When the play opens in DeTour Village Thursday, May 29, the work of the family will be evident. When Mrs. VanDaele began rehearsals, she realized there was lots of behind the scene work to be done and recruited her husband, Tim, a carpenter by trade, to help on the set. Soon their young daughters were also hard at work. Performances will be May 29 through June 1 in DeTour. (Photograph courtesy of Judy Jones) The VanDaele family on the set of "On Golden Pond" (from left) are Kjeasten, Tim, Kaitlynn, and Heather VanDaele. When the play opens in DeTour Village Thursday, May 29, the work of the family will be evident. When Mrs. VanDaele began rehearsals, she realized there was lots of behind the scene work to be done and recruited her husband, Tim, a carpenter by trade, to help on the set. Soon their young daughters were also hard at work. Performances will be May 29 through June 1 in DeTour. (Photograph courtesy of Judy Jones) Happy belated Mother's Day to one and all.

The month of May is an extremely busy month. The first of summer slate art classes sponsored by the E.U.P. Fine Arts Council will begin Wednesday, May 14, starting with Easy Oil Landscapes with artist Dorothy Wojnaroski. Annegret Goehring will teach the art of German scissor cutting June 12. Future adult classes will include area artists teaching their talent, such as porcupine quill baskets, offered by Ron Paquin July 9, July 16, and July 23, and dreamcatchers with Lisa Burnside August 7. In July and August, children's art classes will include Fun Collage with Yoshiko VanVoorhees and Verna Fountain July 10, and Dreamcatchers for Kids with Lisa Burnside August 7. For more information on dates and times, call (906) 297-2787.

Our young people from DeTour Area Schools have been busy this year. In March, Sarah Reed, grade nine, and Korin Goetz, grade 12, both recipients of last year's music camp scholarships, competed at Central Michigan University's State Solo and Ensemble competitions. The girls both had received top ratings at the district competitions in January, which is a prerequisite for the state competition. Both Sarah, an alto saxophone player, and Korin, a trumpet player, received the top "I" rating. The DeTour Area Schools band program is under the direction of Jessica Kietzman.

Summer scholarships have been awarded this year to trumpet player Julie Reed, an eighth grader, and Shelby Thomas, an art student in grade 11.

At the annual athletic banquet Wednesday, May 14, our young athletes will be presented with awards for their athletic abilities and participation. The DeTour Raiders boys track team includes: Paul Stocking, Max Peterson, Kaleb Barbeaux, Teryn Miller, Mathias Kristensen, Josh Bosley, Harry Reinfelder, Jon Raabe, and Andy Dyal. Matt Peterson is the track coach. The DeTour Raiders girls track team includes: Laura Fussman, Jess McClellan, Danielle Weiman, Nichole Melcer, Kaley Barbeaux, Breanna Sullivan, Vicky Mills, Ashlyn Bosley, Sarah Reed, and Brooke Tiefenbach. Jody Peterson is the track coach.

Mark your calendar to attend the Arts Fair at the school Wednesday evening, May 21, to enjoy the artistic talent of our young people.

The Class of 2008 will hold graduation exercises Saturday, May 24, at 2 p.m. at the school.

Thursday, May 29, through Sunday, June 1, the presentation of the well-known play, "On Golden Pond," will be held at the E.U.P. Fine Arts Cultural Center.

There will be two other productions this summer, "Kitchen Witches" to be presented Thursday, August 14, through Sunday, August 17, and the "Diaries of Adam and Eve Operetta" will be presented Friday, August 22, and Saturday, August 23.

It's time to think of Father's Day, which is Sunday, June 15. A St. Marys River cruise is planned to go through the Soo Locks and see the DeTour Reef Lighthouse up close. Tickets are limited on this popular cruise, and reservations are being taken now. This cruise is sponsored by the DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society. The cost is $95 per person. Boarding begins at 9:45 a.m. at the ferry dock in DeTour Village, and leaves the dock at 10:05 a.m.

The return via bus from the Soo Locks Boat Tours in Sault Ste. Marie to DeTour Village arrives at approximately 6 p.m. For more information, call (906) 297-6051 or you may e-mail Anne Stafford, chair, at RiverCruise@DRLPS. com.

A quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "There is always a best way of doing everything, even if it's to boil an egg."

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