Happy November — the month of Halloween sugar hangovers, Thanksgiving and, yes, the start of the holiday shopping season. Speaking of which, my 2019 Lake Michigan calendars are here!
I actually produced two different calendars this year: Lake Michigan Art and Lake Michigan Abstracts. Either one makes a great gift for local lake lovers, out-of-state college students, ex-pat friends or anyone on your list.
The calendars are $25 each, a portion of which goes to the Alliance for the Great Lakes and Freshwater Future.
Of course, November is also election time. As someone who cares about the health of Lake Michigan, I am paying close attention to the race for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board of commissioners. The MWRD manages all of the water that comes in and out of Cook County, including protecting the quality of our water and our communities from flooding. Two of my five votes for the MWRD board will go to Cameron Davis and Debra Shore — both of whom I know and trust. If you're in Cook County, I hope you'll read a little about them and that they'll earn your vote as well.
Happy Thanksgiving to your and your family!