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Weekly Choice - August 02, 2012

Weekly Choice - August 02, 2012

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Weekly Choice
Positive News, FREE Sports and Events
A Choice Publication Covering 40 Towns in Northern Michigan including Gaylord, Petoskey,
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JnJ Construction
STORY PAGE 14
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Cheboygan, Grayling, Lewiston, Mancelona, Mio, Indian River and surrounding area.
Weekly Choice
Positive News, FREE Sports and Events
A Choice Publication Covering 40 Towns in Northern Michigan including Gaylord, Petoskey,
Inside...
20/20 PROJECT
JnJ Construction
STORY PAGE 14
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Cheboygan, Grayling, Lewiston, Mancelona, Mio, Indian River and surrounding area.

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112 E. Sixth St., PO Box 382, Gaylord, MI 49734 • www.WeeklyChoice.com • (989) 732-8160
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For over 20 years,the JnJ Constructionteam has helped hundreds ofpeople realize their new homeor remodeling dreams.
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The MancelonaFood Pantry &Resale Shop is both an excel-lent spot to find quality, useditems of virtually any kind, andthe proceeds from sales at theResale Shop help to support theongoing mission of theMancelona Food Pantry in pro-viding food for area families inneed.
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In a solemn, dignified and moving cer-emony held this past Sunday, July 29that the Veterans Memorial on the OtsegoCounty Building lawn in Gaylord, over200 individuals, military veterans, gov-ernment officials and honoree’s familiesgathered to pay their respects and sharein the unveiling of the addition to theinscription on the “Lest They BeForgotten” memorial honoring Private
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The annual LewistonTimberfest event this coming Friday through Sunday is anorthern Michigan community festival like no other. Over a jam-packed three-day weekend,it combines a variety of eventsthat cover an incredibly widerange of interests, guaranteed tocapture the interest and offerthrills to people of every age.Timberfest begins this Friday, August 3rd and runs throughSunday, August 5th. Highlightson Friday include a Luau Party  with entertainment by RonDavon starting at 7 pm, plusthere will be pony rides for thekids from 6 to 9 pm.Saturday morning starts out with a 5K and 10K Run, withregistration beginning at 7am by the TownshipBuilding. Throughout theday, festival-goers can enjoy 
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The first phase of the 764-acre Louis M. GroenNature Preserve in Johannesburg opens thisFriday, August 3rd. This initial phase, which willoffer activities such as hiking, snow shoeing, andcross country skiing, has a public entrance at thenortheast corner of the property located near theintersection of Waters & Gingell Roads.“At the entrance to the Nature Preserve,” statesJohn Burt, Otsego County Administrator, “Wehave created a log cabin style check-in building and a parking area for visitors. People can enjoy the natural beauty along the trails, a lookout areaat Johannesburg Lake, and view the remnants of the logging area and the former Echo Valley Ranch as well. We have also established a rest-room facility at the logging area.”Burt emphasizes that the logging camp andEcho Valley Ranch features are for viewing only,and the structures have been sealed off as they are not safe to enter at this point. Future devel-
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Get ready for a “fun for all,” as the annual LewistonTimberfest event this coming Friday through Sunday is anorthern Michigan community festival like no other.
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Over 200individuals,militaryveterans andgovernmentofficialsgathered topay their respects andshare in theunveiling of the addition tothe inscriptionon the “LestThey BeForgotten”memorial inGaylord,honoring PFC John T. Bishop (United States Army), Staff Sergeant Matthew J. West,(United States Army), and Sergeant David P. Day, (United States Marine Corps).
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Page 2 Choice Publications ... The Best Choice!August 2, 2012
By Jim AkansIt’s time to throw those cares away andhave a genuine “barrel of fun” as the 38thannual Boyne Falls Polish Festival begins thisThursday evening, August 2nd and contin-ues bringing non-stop Polka music, tons of genuine Polish food, and exciting activitiesand events for those of every age throughSunday, August 5th.The Festival kicks off with a very cool CarShow & Cruise-In on Main Street in BoyneFalls beginning at 6 pm on Thursday.Thursday is also the day the carnival ridesbegin running, provided by Arnold Amusements. Rides and concessions openat 5 pm on Thursday, and 11 am during therest of the weekend. A highlight on Friday is “Youth Day,” heldat the Char-Em ISD Building at the corner of Center and Maple Streets. The eventincludes games, refreshments, pony ridesand crafts open for children up to 10 years of age, and will run from 10:30 am until noon(registration takes place at 10 am).The Grand Royalty in this year’s GrandParade on Saturday will include the 2012Boyne Falls Polish Festival Grand Marshals,Leon and Janet Jarema, Honored Citizen,Freda Kullik, and Little Miss and LittleMister, Riley Zbacnik and Cameron Matelski.The Polka Tent is definitely the center of the action at the Polish Festival, opening Thursday from 6 pm until 12:30 am, Friday and Saturday from 10 am until 1 am, andSunday from noon until 11 pm with livemusic playing and dancers dancing during most of those hours. Featured bands willinclude the Fabulous Oldies But GoodiesBand on Thursday, the Steve DrzewickiBand, Stas Golonka & The ChicagoMasters and Old School on Friday, TheDiddle Styx, Stas Golonka & The ChicagoMasters and Old School on Saturday, andSunday’s live music will be provided by The Diddle Styx and TNT alternating withNorthern Nites.Capping the Polish Festival off onSunday is one of the most popular, andundoubtedly the messiest, events of the weekend. The 4-Wheel Drive Mud Runtake place on the east end of ChurchStreet, with registration from 10 am untilnoon, and all types of 4-wheel drive vehi-cles will compete for the fastest speedthrough the muddy course from 1 pmuntil the waning hours of the day. It’s anall day event, drawing nearly 1,500 viewerslast year to watch the muddy, noisy fun.So skip that trip to the lake this weekend,the Boyne Falls Polish Festival happens justonce a year…don’t miss it!For additional information, visit www.boynefallspolishfestival.com
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Thursday, August 2 - Oldies Night
6:00 p.m. - Oldies Night in Polka TentOpens6:00 p.m. – CarShow/Cruise-In7:00 – 12:15 a.m. –Fabulous Oldies But GoodiesBand
Friday, August 3 - YouthDay
10:00 a.m. – Polka TentOpens Music begins atNoon10:30 a.m. – Youth Day 11:00 a.m. – Concessions and Arnold Amusement opens1:00 p.m. – Old-time Threshing and SteamEngine Show 4:30 p.m. – Youth Bike Parade6:00 p.m. Horse PullDusk – Family Movie
Saturday, August 4 - Family Day
8:00 a.m. – 5K Cross Country Run10:00 a.m. – Polka Tent Opens Musicbegins at Noon11:00 a.m. – Concessions and Arnold Amusement opens11:00 a.m. – Grand Royale Parade1:00 p.m. – Old-time Threshing and SteamEngine Show 2:00 p.m. – Classic Tractor Pull pre-1960
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Have a genuine “barrel of fun” as the annual Boyne Falls Polish Festivalbegins this Thursday evening, August 2nd and continues bringing non-stopPolka music, tons of genuine Polish food, a Grand Royale Parade, and excit-ing activities and events for those of every age through Sunday, August 5th
Grand Marshal’s this year will be Leon and JanetJarema. The honorary citizen will be Freda Kullik,and Cameron Matelski and Riley Zbacnik will bethe Little Mister and Little Miss.
August 2,3,4, 20127:30 PM andAugust 5, 20122:00 PMTickets $12.00 Adult
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Saturday, August 4th is the date of this year’s annual Mackinaw AreaHistoric Festival, a daylong celebra-tion of the Straits areas fascinating and celebrated history in our nation.The Historic Festival is free to attend,and visitors will enjoy a wide range of activities, games and events thatinclude vintage baseball, artists, sto-rytellers, musicians and buildingsand dress of the period 1880 to 1917.Especially for the children, the festi-val will feature horse-drawn wagonrides, decorating a May Pole, andgames all day.The festival will be held from 10:30am to 4 pm, rain or shine, at Heritage Village, which is located on Central Avenue about a mile and a half westof I-75 and downtown Mackinaw City.It is the Mackinaw Historical Society’smain event of the year and con-tributes to Northern Michigan’s inter-est as an area of historical adventure.The Village is a joint project of thehistorical society and the Village of Mackinaw City. Virtually everything  within the Village’s 43 acres reflectsthe 1880-1917 historical period. Thevillage has been the subject of PublicTelevision’s (WCMU-TV’s)“Destination Michigan" series.The first annual “Pepper FootRaces” will be held early in the day  with a serious 5K run at 8:30 am anda one-mile “Fun Run” at 9:30 am. FunRun participants are invited to dressin period costume. Other highlightsof the festival include:- The seventh-annual vintage baseball game between the Mackinaw Boys and the Ludington Mariners,umpired by MAHS president BillMarvin. All participants will be inuniform, using rules of the 1880’s.- Lumberjack Demonstrationsby Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows- Native American Crafts, host-ed by Dawn Sineway - Dark Sky presentations by Mary Stewart Adams. The 550-acre Headlands, located on CecilBay directly west of Heritage Village, was designated anInternational Dark Sky Park last year, one of six such parks in theUnited States and one of nine inthe world.- Square Dancing with fiddlersand other period music by Blissfest performers- Artists and Spinning - Historic Building Tours of theone-room Freedom school houseand the Pestilence House- The official opening of theChristian Dettweiler Mennonitefarmhouse- Food by Carter’s ClassicConeys of Pellston A special feature will be anappearance by members of the42nd Royal Highland Band of MusicBagpipers. The day will conclude with the drawing for the MAHS’sannual raffle.Heritage Village is open to thepublic every day, with docents at thehistorical buildings from 1 pm to 5pm Saturday through Monday through Labor Day. OnCell audiotours are available throughout theday by phoning 231-486-0003 andkeying in stops 201 – 213. For addi-tional information, visit www.macki-nawhistory.org and click on the“events” tab.
Journey back to the early years of“The Straits” at the Mackinaw AreaHistoric Festival
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Saturday, August 4th is the date of this year’s annualMackinaw Area Historic Festival, a daylong celebration of theStraits areas fascinating and celebrated history in our nation.The festival will be held from 10:30 am to 4 pm, rain orshine, at Heritage Village, located on Central Avenue abouta mile and a half west of I-75 and downtown Mackinaw City.Hoops are one ofmany old-fashionedgames for kids
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Michigan author ‘DocFletcherto speak at Otsego County Library on Tuesday 
 Author Jeff “Doc” Fletcher is a veteran canoeist who shares hisexperiences through his books. He lives in Northville, butclaims never to spend any time there except to write and planhis next river trip. Over the years he has traveled at least 60 dif-ferent rivers in Michigan and Wisconsin and recently publishedhis fourth book.On Tuesday, August 6th at 6:30 pm Fletcher will present anhour-long photographic journey down rivers from his new book, Paddling Michigan’s Hidden Beauty. A free canoe or kayak trip will be awarded to one lucky attendee at the end of theshow.Fletcher’s book details day trips from two to four hours down20 rivers in Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas for both thebeginner and experienced canoeist or kayaker. It includes his-tories of riverside towns and taverns, a paddling checklist, and alist of canoe and kayak liveries for rivers across Michigan.Books will be available for sale and autographing; Fletcher’sbooks can also be borrowed from the Otsego County Library  with a valid library card.For more information, persons can check out Fletcher’s web-site at www.canoeingmichigan-rivers.com. The library may bereached by phone at 732-5841 orat www.otsegocountylibrary.org.
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