Marilyn Hagerty: A heat wave is on its way this weekend

And the words of poets come to mind. Long ago, James Russell Lowell asked: “What is so rare as a day in June?”

Marilyn Hagerty
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GRAND FORKS — The weekend arrives with blue skies, fluffy clouds along with threats of a heat wave. These are the days we dream of in January, February, March, April and even May.

And the words of poets come to mind. Long ago, James Russell Lowell asked: “What is so rare as a day in June?”

He wrote, “Then, if ever, come perfect days now is the high side of the year. And whatever of life has ebbed away comes flooding back with a ripply cheer.”

This is the here and the now.

The mayor of Grand Forks is ready for the weekend. He said earlier this week he is planning to go early on Saturday to the Air Show at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Then Brandon Bochenski and his family will spend the weekend at the lake.


His wife is Jenny. He calls her “Sweetie Pie” or “Honey.” The children are Sylvia, 13; Henry, 10; and Charley, 8.

June Funfest

The time is now to peruse the summer guide for Grand Forks Park District. There’s a two day Family Funfest planned June 22 and 23 in University Park. There’s a movie at sundown on Thursday, June 23. And it’s free.

The summer movie schedule runs June 23 and 13 and 26 of July in University Park. Then there are movies on Aug. 9 and18 at Lincoln Drive Park.

While summer for many means time at the lakes, the Park District offers fun in Grand Forks. Along with a wide variety of swimming lessons, Choice Health and Fitness has indoor lessons available and private lessons at a cost.

There is youth baseball running from June 6 to July 28. Youth softball is also under way. There is youth basketball training available.

The Summer Guide for the Grand Forks Park District also lists Grand Cities Lacrosse and the Grand Forks Public Library Summer Reading Program. There’s the Little Red Reading Bus, a library on wheels. It will be visiting parks, allowing children to check books in and out during June through August.

Finally, summer

Yes, there are lake homes. There are summer camps. The days people long for in February and March are here.

Among the private clubs and programs in the Summer Guide is the Grand Cities Picklebll Club. Information is available from Vernoica Whitehead, a board member at 701-740-4547.


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