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Letter from the Editor According to my “brain on paper,” (also known as a calendar) this is the season for Labor Day. The very term Labor Day is misleading because it was originally intended to be a day of rest from work. For a large percentage of the population, this is true. Cookouts, lake activities, one last short vacation before school gets into full swing and numerous other activities abound for those who actually get the entire weekend off work. Yes, this is a day which celebrates the laborer. It is supposed give workers a day of rest as it celebrates their contribution to the American economy. But in recent years, it has become a merchant's opportunity for sales promotions. This requires many workers to . . . well, WORK! I too enjoy the convenience of being able to purchase most anything I need (and even things I might not need) on a federal holiday. But what about the people who have to work on this day, for our convenience? Do we appreciate their sacrifice of time spent away from family and friends? I find it interesting that the very people for whom this day was created are the ones who now have to spend it just like any other day. I'm not referring to emergency workers because they knew their schedules would require some holidays spent working when they chose their careers. We have a tendency to overlook them until needed and then we are oh so grateful they are present. No, I'm talking about the people you see so often they become easy to take for granted. So I challenge you to think about the waitresses, cashiers, janitors, travel and recreation employees or any other worker who makes your holiday possible. Please be extra courteous to them and appreciative of the service they provide, especially on a holiday. For those of you who are reading this after the fact, not to worry. You don't have to wait a whole year to put this in to practice. We have a built in opportunity to do this repeatedly. It's called Sunday. Kandy Derden

Missouri Managing Editor

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back and enjoy our experts sharing "car Sept. 6-7/ST. IGNACE - Antique Tractor Parade talks" while vintage on Mackinac Bridge, 9 a.m. Hundreds of tractors will vehicles pass by. make this crossing! Tractors must be 1973 and older. BATTLE OF THE BRITS Club membership required. A goal is to set a new record with 1,000 tractors in 2013. Tractor parade Sept. 8/MILFORD - The British motorcycle show begins in Mackinaw City, parades across the bridge, and swap meet to be held at Camp Dearborn, 1700 through downtown St. Ignace, and ends at Reagon General Motors Rd. Bike registration is from 8 a.m. to Street. Tractors will then be staged at Little Bear noon. The bike show entry fee is $10 plus $4 Camp Arena and in select locations in downtown St. Ignace Dearborn entry fee. Swap-meet spaces are $40 for Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. For event first 15' x 40' space, additional spaces are $30 plus $6 information, call 888-530-4554. Camp Dearborn entry fee. The show open to the public at 10 a.m. Admission is $6 per vehicle. The 15TH ANNUAL BIKE WEEKEND show will have Classic British and European bikes. Sept. 6 - 8/OAKLEY - Sponsored by Oakley Bike The event will include awards, vendors, food, and Run Assoc. and The Family Tavern. The rally will be held at The Family Tavern, 116 W more. Camping is available. For more information 2nd Street. The event begins at 6 p.m. Motorcycle call 586-944-7456 or visit online www.metrotriumph events include a ride-in bike show, loud pipe contest, an organized ride, and bike games. The ride and bike games will take place on Saturday. The event also includes vendors, music, raffles, food, and more. The proceeds will be used to serve Oakley and surrounding communities, charities and people in need. For more information call 989-666-3366, or visit

OLD CAR FESTIVAL Sept. 7-8/DEARBORN - (Open Saturday 'til 9pm) America's Longest Running Antique Car Show This Old Car Festival weekend, take in the spectacle as the streets and grounds of Greenfield Village are filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890s through 1932. For our 61st year we celebrate Henry Ford’s 150th birthday with a rare line-up of all the Ford “letter cars” from 1903 to 1932. Enjoy a self-guided tour through this fabulous expositions and talk to proud owners about their treasured vehicles. Watch drivers engage in games of skill, see a Model T assembled in just minutes, attend fascinating presentations, and sit September, 2013

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE Sept. 21/DETROIT - Sponsored by Motown Custom Cycles. The poker run begins at 5671 Michigan Ave. beginning at 10 am. The ride fee is $10. The ride will go through the streets of downtown Detroit. There is also a $10 entry fee for those who wish to enter their bike in a motorcycle show at the end of the ride. Awards will be given to winners. The ride ends with food, music and more. For more information call 313-445-3799.

FOUR FLAGS AREA APPLE FESTIVAL Sept. 26-29/NILES - This festival is noted as one of the top festivals in the State of Michigan. Located on the corner of Lake and 17th Street, carnival rides, food vendors, arts and crafts are offered on Saturday and Sunday with over 190 booths, parades and contests. Free entertainment and much much more for all to enjoy! For more information on this event, visit the website or call us at 269-683-8870.

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