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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Alden Thursday Evening Stroll Information

The Downtown Alden Business Association produces the Thursday Evening Strolls each year beginning in late June and continuing into early August.  These “Strolls” occur every Thursday (weather permitting) beginning at 7 PM and continuing until 9 PM.  There is Live Musical Entertainment each week along with assorted other fun activities for the entire family.
Popper the Clown will be making her balloon creations and local favorite Crazy Richard will be doing what he does best!

These events take place right in the heart of downtown Alden* and on the sidewalks of the downtown shopping district.  In fact, many of the Alden merchants and eateries stay open during the Strolls as well.

*Alden is located on the eastern shore of Torch Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world!

Below is a schedule of the Live Entertainment scheduled for this Summer…

June 28th
Happy Time Banjos

July 5th
Keith Scott Blues Band

July 12th
The 3 B’s

July 19th
The Mark Saunders Band

July 26th

August 2nd
Sweetwater Blues Band

August 9th
Sunshine String Band

For more information, please contact DABA Member Doug Hickman on 231.676.3300, or at doughickman@charter.net, or visit www.VisitAlden.com.

Monday, July 23, 2012

This is a reminder that Alden Days happen this weekend, July 28th and 29th. The Alden Run is the kick-off to this event and occurs on Saturday morning beginning at 8:00 AM.  Hundreds of runners participate in this annual event and fun is had by all!

Downtown merchants and Eateries will be putting out their finest wares and deals abound all weekend!

There is also a Beef Roast at the Alden Tennis Court Park on Saturday beginning at Noon and continuing until 5 PM.  This event is put on by the Alden Firefighters.

Alden is located on the eastern shore of Torch Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world!

For more information, please contact Doug Hickman (DABA Member) at 231.676.3300, or email to doughickman@charter.net

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gnome takes up residence at Alden’s Mill House-By Priscilla Miller

When a large section of a 92 foot pine tree,blew down during a storm, and damaged the roof of the Alden Mill House, owners Colleen Richmond and Joy Moglovkin, had no choice but to have the tree cut down. Colleen had an idea however, she wanted to do something that would honor her parents,Gino and Joy Moglovkin, founders of the Mill House. She had all but a 12 foot section of the tree removed and then began looking for someone who could do chain saw carving. 

 She consulted Dave Hilberg of East Jordan, owner of The Wood Butcher, explaining to him, that for 20 years a gnome garden statue sat in the front yard of the Mill House and then two years ago, someone decided to walk off with it. Colleen showed Hilberg a gnome figurine she had, and asked if he could duplicate it using what remained of the old tree. 

Hilberg fired up his chain saw and went to work. Three days later, his work was complete. Hilberg, who has been carving for ten years says, “It’s the first time I’ve ever done a gnome. It was a real challenge, but I had fun doing it and a real feeling of satisfaction, when I saw how pleased Colleen was with the carving.” 

Employees of the Mill House, chipped in and secretly commissioned Hilberg’s wife Wendy to carve a magnigicent chair, complete with lumbar support for Colleen, so now she can sit in comfort and admire the as yet, unnamed gnome.  Colleen says,“I’ve had several suggestions, but I’m leaning toward naming it Gnomeo.” Several other carvings by the Wood Butcher and his wife, are also on display in the Mill House gardens, but the giant gnome, is the center of attention, as tourists stop to admire it, and pose for photos next to it.  

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