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Weekly Choice - September 20, 2012

Weekly Choice - September 20, 2012

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Positive News, FREE Sports and Events
A Choice Publication Covering 40 Towns in Northern Michigan including Gaylord, Petoskey,
Cheboygan, Grayling, Lewiston, Mancelona, Mio, Indian River and surrounding area.
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Positive News, FREE Sports and Events
A Choice Publication Covering 40 Towns in Northern Michigan including Gaylord, Petoskey,
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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Northland Sportsmen’s Club inGaylord will be holding their semi-annu-al Gun Show this Saturday and Sunday, with approximately 25 vendors featuring over sixty tables displaying a huge vari-ety of new and used guns and firearmrelated items. The Club has been hold-ing this event for well over 40 years, andit is one of the Northland Sportsmen’sClub’s major fundraisers, held twice a year; once in the spring and again in thefall.The Northland Sportsmen’s Club wasfounded in 1934 and has approximately 350 members. The club is active in con-servation programs, participating in the Adopt A Forest Program, President’sClean Up and members regularly attendMichigan United Conservation Clubsmeeting and Pigeon River Advisory Council Meetings. The club has theonly developed range facility in OtsegoCounty, which is utilized by law enforce-ment agencies such as Otsego County Sheriff Department and the Gaylord
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Get ready for a fabulous silentand live auction event this com-ing Sunday, September 23rd, asthe Northern Michigan AnimalRescue Network (NMARN) holdstheir 3rd Annual Fall Fundraiserat the Breakers Bar &Grill in Topinabeefrom 3:30 to 7 pm.Local favorite, Billy Jewel will also be atthe event playing a wonderful selection of live contemporary country music.NMARN was found-ed in 2007, with a mis-sion to carry out res-cue efforts that aiddomesticated animals(such as dogs andcats), by establishing anetwork of volunteersto transport animalsin need of veterinary care, safe shelters, fosterhome, or permanent homes.The non-profit 501-c-3organization also recruits,
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By Jim AkansGaylord St. Mary 4th grader, Mary Makarewicz, certainly has a “green thumb.Her 48-inch across, 42-pound cabbage will be entered into Bonnie Plants “3rd Grade CabbageProgram” scholarship contest, after being named this year’s winner from Gaylord St. Mary school. Nancy Wind, a 3rdgrade teacher at the school, has been participating in thescholarship program for several years, encouraging her stu-dents to try their hand at growing some cabbage at homeduring their summer vacation.Bonnie Plants started the 3rd Grade Cabbage Programback in 2002, with a mission to inspire a love of vegetablegardening among young people. The company distributesover one million cabbage plants to 3rd grade classroomsacross the country each spring. After a local teacher submitsa class winner, the state’s Director of Agriculture will pick a“state winner” from the entrants that are received. A $1,000scholarship will be awarded to each state winner.Since initiating the program, Bonnie Plants has deliveredover 11 million cabbage plants nationwide. Growing a“whopper” cabbage, however, is left to the agricultural talentand expertise administered by each young gardener.Mary Makarewicz, daughter of John and LouiseMakarewicz of Elmira, is obviously well on her way towardbecoming an accomplished gardener. Congratulations Mary,and good luck in the state competition.For additional information about the 3rd Grade CabbageProgram, visit www. Bonniecabbageprogram.comBy Jim AkansIt began 19 years ago, when the HarborSprings Chamber Board was looking for anannual event to help spice up the autumnal“shoulder season” to attract residents andvisitors to town. Mary Ellen Hughes, who would soon serve as the Chair of the Taste of Harbor Springs event, had an idea.“I had heard about an annual food and wine tasting event in Leland that was held inJune,” she recalls, “and thought elements of that event would work very well here inHarbor Springs.” With a little tweaking, the annual Taste of Harbor Springs was launched, and this com-ing Saturday, September 22nd, the 19thannual running of that event will take placealong the gorgeous waterfront in HarborSprings. Several area restau-rants, delis, gourmet shops,and beverage distributors willparticipate in this year’sevent, which runs from noonuntil 3 pm.“Area restaurants, fromHarbor Springs and the sur-rounding area, will be pre-senting some of their bestdishes for attendees to sam-ple,” noted Mary EllenHughes. “People will have a wonderful opportunity tosample an array of great foodin a gorgeous location by the waterfront.”But the Taste of Harbor Springs isn’t justabout food. Proceeds from the event are uti-lized to fund two $1,000 scholarships award-ed to Northern Michigan area students pur-suing studies in the culinary arts. What a wonderful way to help a greatcause; spending an afternoon browsing afantastic selection of food and beveragesprovided by top-notch local eateries in thisfantastic northern Michigan setting.Tickets for Taste of Harbor Springs are $35and can be purchased by calling theCharlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce at(231) 526-7999, and can be purchased at thegate, though only a limited number of ticketsare available. The event will take place onthe waterfront next to the tennis courts and will run from noon until 3 pm on Saturday,September 22nd.
Now that’s a lot of cabbage!
Gaylord St. Mary student, Mary Makarewicz, grows this year’s “3rd Grade Cabbage Program” state entry 
Fantastic food in a fabulous settingat Annual Taste of Harbor Springs
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Mary Makarewicz, daughter of John and Louise Makarewicz of Elmira, will have this 48-inch across, 42-pound cabbage she grew this summer entered into the state “3rd Grade Cabbage Program” sponsored byBonnie Plants. One winner selected at the state level will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
 
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By Jim AkansFrom the moment onesteps through the door atMichel’s Collision &Restoration in Alanson, it isapparent that friendliness,honesty and integrity are cor-nerstone values shared by theentire staff. Handling colli-sion damage repair, vehiclerestoration and glass replace-ment, pride in workmanshipis reflected in the photos of restored vehicles lining the walls, and through customerloyalty that results in the over60-percent referrals the com-pany receives for ongoing  work.Perhaps this outstanding level of dedication is a reflec-tion of Dennis Michel’s 43- year history in the vehiclerestoration and collisionrepair industry, as a formeremployee for body shops inthe Detroit and south Florida areas, and as an inde-pendent business owner since 1989. It may also bepart of a meticulous craftsmanship heritage passedon from his father, who was a clay modeler forChrysler, and his grandfather, who worked as astonemason.That tradition of dedication and expertise is now reflected through Dennis’s employees, which are histhree sons; Dan, Matt and Tim. “This is a family business,” Dennis states. “We believe in providing each of our customers with an honest and fair expe-rience at Michel’s Collision…coming straight fromthe heart.”“We all work here very well together as a team,”adds Matt. While each of those team members has a special-ty, with Tim focusing on vehicle electronics andadministrative functions such as communications with insurance companies, Dan on painting work,and Matt on heavy metal work and welding, every-one can handle every aspect of the operation. Thatincludes collision and cosmetic repair, restoration including rust damage,and vehicle glass replacement. The facility even custom tints and matchespaints on site, ensuring the perfect match for all body work.Over the years, Dennis has collected over 70 vintage vehicles in conditionsranging from basic shells to nearly full operating status. While a few of theseare slated for in-house restoration, many are available for purchase by vehi-cle enthusiasts looking for parts to accomplish restoration projects of theirown. Whether a customer is searching for a vehicle to purchase, looking tohave their own classic vehicle restored, or wanting have their current vehiclebrought back to showroom condition, the Michel’s Collision & Restorationteam will give each customer their full attention and care.“My father commented that we seem to have a very good way with ourcustomers,” Dennis relates. “I told him thatmust be because we believe in telling themthe truth. We don’t do direct repair for any insurance company. Our individual cus-tomers are always our clients.”Michel’s Collision & Restoration is locatedat 8281 U.S. 31 just south of downtown Alanson, and they serve customers through-out the northwest Michigan area. The shopis open Monday through Friday from 8 amuntil 5 pm, and can be reached at (231) 348-7066, or visit www.michelscollision.com.
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The family team at Michel’s Collision & Repair includes Dennis Michel (2nd from left), and sonsDan, Tim and Matt (left to right).
North Central Michigan College invites high school juniorsand seniors and their parents to College Night, Wednesday,September 26. The event will be held on the Petoskey cam-pus in the Student and Community Resource Center from6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.High school students and parents can meet with represen-tatives from more than 50 public and private colleges anduniversities from throughout the Midwest about higher edu-cation options, admission requirements, programs of study,costs of college, campus activities and residence life. ArmedForces representatives will also be available. A North Centralfinancial aid advisor will be present to answer questionsabout federal financial aid for college.The program is offered to the community by North Centralas a free service for college-bound students and families, andis supported by the Michigan Association of CollegiateRegistrars and Admission Officers.North Central Michigan College is an open-door commu-nity college based in Petoskey. Through its University Centerpartnerships, students can take courses leading to certifi-cates, bachelor's and master's degrees from participating universities. North Central's Corporate and Community Education offers workforce training, professional develop-ment seminars, and personal interest workshops. In additionto its main campus in Petoskey, North Central offers classes,academic advising, testing and other services in Cheboyganand Gaylord.
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