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Thursday, August 8, 2013
STORY
PAGE 10
By Jim Akans
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Development Authority (DDA)
meeting held on Tuesday morn-
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directors approved the hiring
committee’s recommendation
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named the new DDA Executive
Director. The DDA board deci-
sion must be ratified by the
Gaylord City Council, which
meets on Monday, August 12th,
for the appointment to officially
take effect.
Burchett is presently a
Huron Pines AmeriCorps
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The Cheboygan County Fair, which
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ues through this Saturday.
The Cheboygan County fair was first
held in September of 1878 on the
Cheboygan Horse Association grounds,
and has since moved to O’Brien’s Grove,
Wolverine, and finally what is now the
Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. In the
late 1940s, the Spies family sold the
grounds for only $1 with the belief the
fair should be held at the location of the
county seat.
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Fair sees over 25,000 guests from all
over the region during its running peri-
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Director. The DDA Board decision must be approved by the
Gaylord City Council, which meets on Monday, August 12th,
for the appointment to officially take effect.
Johannesburg is hosting its 16th Farmfest this weekend!
Gaylord DDA recommends
Justin Burchett
as new DDA
Executive Director
SEE CHEBOYGAN FAIR PAGE 4A
Cheboygan County Fair
continues through
August 10th
STORY
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SEE JUSTIN PAGE 4A
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Farmfest is a laidback music
festival held each year in the
second weekend of August.
Taking place in the woods,
the main stage sits at the
bottom of a beautiful natural
amphitheater. The stage was
made from wood from the
barn that used to stand at
the top of the hill.
The typical music played
at Farmfest includes tradi-
tional folk and bluegrass to
modern reggae and fold-fla-
vored rock n’roll. Guests are
welcome to camp on site or
drive out for the day.
Farmfest 2013 is expected
to be another record-break-
ing year. With Drum Kiva,
Fire Circle Jams, Dance
Pavilion Events, Parkin’ Lot
Pickin’, Candle Light
Labyrinth Walk, 2nd Stage
Open Mic, Blow-Your-Face-
Farmfest 2013
This weekend August 8-11th
Enthusiastic crowds of tennis players gath-
ered at Michaywe on Wednesday July 10 for
competitive drills and play coordinated by
area tennis pro, Dave Johnson and followed
by refreshments and prize drawings for top
winners of the Alpine Regional Tennis
Association’s raffle.
Shane Cousineau was the first-prize win-
ner of two tickets to the US Open in New
York, including courtside seating in the
USTA presidential box, lunch in the USTA
presidential suite, travel voucher and
overnight accommodations. Second Prize
was awarded to Kathy Passiak who will head
to Cincinnati for the Southern-Western
Open in mid-August, with overnight accom-
modations provided. Door prizes, generously
donated by MC Sports and Alpine Tavern &
Eatery & Sports Haus Pub, were won by Erin
Rogers, Dave Leonardson, and Shane
Cousineau. This event raised $10,800 to help
further the mission of the Alpine Regional
Tennis Association to improve tennis
resources for area youth and adults, and to
eventually build four adjacent courts for
regional competitive tournaments. Sheila
Simpson, ARTA board member, stated that
tennis is a life long sport, inexpensive, and
ideal for cardio and overall health, thus help-
ing reduce childhood obesity. “By hosting
future regional tournaments, we can also
improve the health of the economy by draw-
ing people to this wonderful area.” ARTA
board members expressed their gratitude to
the USTA for awarding the unique US Open
tickets to raffle, to the Otsego County
Community Foundation, to all who pur-
chased tickets, to Michaywe in Gaylord for
underwriting the tickets, to Dave and Cathy
Johnson for donating the second prize tick-
ets to the Western-Southern Open, and to
the door prize sponsors. Persons wishing to
join ARTA, enroll in tennis individual or
group lessons, or join in Thursday evening
Cardio-Tennis fun, can contact ARTA presi-
dent Laura Hansmann at 989 619 2629 or
visit the ARTA Facebook page.
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nated by area tennis pro, Dave Johnson and followed by refreshments and prize drawings for top winners of the Alpine
Regional Tennis Association’s raffle.
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By Jim Akans
This weekend, August 9th and 10th, the
annual Michaywe’ Arts & Crafts Fair will cel-
ebrate its’ 35th year, bringing over 100 artists
and crafters to the gorgeous, park-like set-
ting in an around the Michaywe’ Club House
located just a few miles south of downtown
Gaylord.
Over 50 returning and nearly as many new
artists as well as craftspeople from both the
local area and across the country will be on
hand regardless of weather conditions. .
Their juried, beautifully handcrafted cre-
ations include pottery, baskets, woodwork,
stained glass, jewelry, women and children
clothing, doll furniture, doll clothes, purses,
soaps, lotions, photography, home decor and
yard art as well as many more unique and
wonderful items.
There will also be delicious delicacies,
including sausage, breads, dips, teas, jams,
jellies and kettle korn, snacks, lunch specials
and beverages will also be available at
Michaywe’ Inn the Woods restaurant and the
Michaywe’ Pro Shop Grille.
Friday, August 9th will also feature a Kid’s
Art Zone offering youngsters an opportunity
to join in the fun with activities such as face
painting, making a craft, or painting a new
masterpiece artwork. Home Depot will be
on hand with a Kid’s Workshop in the Art
Zone. They will have project kits for the first
50 kids attending the events.
There will be a shuttle service between the
parking area and Art Fair, and there is a
package pickup service from the exhibitors
booths to your vehicle for larger items… so
don’t worry about purchasing artwork to big
to carry! This is a great way to not only find
unique treasures for your home or office, it’s
also a wonderful chance to get a head start
on the upcoming holiday shopping season.
This 35th Annual Michaywe’ Art Fair will
run from 10 am until 5 pm Friday and
Saturday, August 9th and 10th. The
Michaywe’ Arts & Crafts Fair and Michaywe’
clubhouse and grounds are located at 1535
Opal Lake Road, six miles south of Gaylord.
There is a $2 fee for parking, but admission
to the fair is free.
For more information, call the Michaywe
office at 989-939-8919 or visit www.michay-
we.com
This week you may have
received your annual Michigan
Corporation Information
update, a regular annual filing
required of all Michigan corpo-
rations. You may also have
received a green envelope with
a very similar looking docu-
ment from "Corporate Records
Service" in Lansing, MI, asking
for the form to be returned with
a $125.00 fee.
According to information
provided by many area busi-
nesses and non-profits, the
company sends unsolicited
mailings to businesses outlin-
ing State laws that require busi-
nesses to file an "Annual
Minutes Records Form." For a
fee of $125, the company states
they will complete the required
form for the businesses. Even
though the correspondence
does state that Corporate
Records Service is not a govern-
ment agency, many recipients
state they believed the material was from a
state office.
Corporate Records Service is identified as
a scam on the State of Michigan website:
http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-
192-53480_53484-295672--,00.html.
BBB advises businesses and non-profit
corporations to ignore mailings from
Corporate Records Service, and to report
solicitations from this company to the state
Attorney General's office.
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CaII for an appointmcnt.
Coordinator for the Otsego Conservation District and
Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve. He will continue his
responsibilities in that position through the end of
September, and will work as DDA Executive Director
part time until beginning to work in a full time capacity
by early October.
DDA Hiring Committee Chair, Candi Edwards, stated
at Tuesday’s DDA meeting, “We are extremely excited to
announce we have offered the DDA Executive Director
position to Justin Burkett.” DDA Board Chair, Todd,
Seidell, added, “There were four very highly qualified
finalist in the hiring process, and the board felt that
Justin, with his extensive experience in marketing, vol-
unteer management, grant writing and ability to work
with a variety of community groups, best meets the
needs of the DDA for this position.”
Justin Burkett, who holds a Bachelor of Science
degree in Biology from Grand Valley State University
and is also a board member and cultural arts committee
chair for Otsego Tomorrow, stated, “There are many
opportunities to pursue in our downtown area and I am
very excited to get to work.”
Todd Seidell related. “We are very excited to have
Justin joining us as full time Executive Director. We are
also proud to hire Justin in partnership with the
Community Foundation. This position was made possi-
ble in part thru the generosity of the Scott and Janice
Lampert Foundation and the Patrick MacNamara
Foundation thru the Otsego County Community
Foundation. We are pleased that these Foundations
share the vision of the DDA and recognizes the impor-
tance of re-establishing this position”.
Off Harmonica Contest, kids activities,
food and more, Farmfest is bound to be
an enjoyable time for anyone who is
looking for one!
The schedule of artists is listed below
for the Dance Pavilion ONLY. For the
entire list of artists and events, visit
www.farm-fest.com/schedule.html.
They ask that you don’t bring your pets
to the event.
Thursday, August 8th
7 pm: Tasha Peace
9 pm: The Cookies
Friday, August 9th
4 pm: Carrie Westbay
5:20 pm: Wild Bill Cody
6:40 pm: The True Falsettos
8 pm: Galactic Sherpas
9:20 pm: The Cookies
10:40 pm: The Whiskey Pickers
Saturday, August 10th
9 am: Do it Yourself Yoga
10:20 am: Nicholas James and Clouds
12 pm: The Kitchen Band
1:20 pm: The Bandura Gypsies
2:40 pm: Jason Eller
4 pm: MEGAskyfish
5:20 pm: The Accidentals
6:40 pm: Family Dance with Jan Fowler
8 pm: Ribo and the Flavinauts
9:20 pm: Heavens ta Betsy
10:40 pm: Jake Allan Band
Sunday, August 11th
9 am: Do it Yourself Yoga
10:20 am: Hipps-N-Ricco
12 pm: Natural Reaction
1:20 pm: Kunk Fu Rodeo
2:40 pm: Drew Nelson and Highway Two
4 pm: The Wilson Brothers
5:20 pm: Fauxgrass Bluegrass Jam
6:40 pm: Bon Jurke and the Benevolent
Bastards
Cheboygan County Fair Board organize
and conduct the fair to make sure it
flows well and benefits all who are
involved, especially the guests!
This Thursday for Kids Day, kids can
receive a wristband for rides and games
for just $17. Adults can obtain wrist
bands for $20, individual tickets are $1
each and you can purchase 50 tickets
for $40.
The remaining events of the fair are
scheduled below. The fun hasn’t ended
yet so make sure you stop by!
Thursday, August 8th
7 pm- 4x4 Truck Mud Run ($7 per
person)
1 pm- Kid’s Day
Friday, August 9th
7 pm- Super Modified Tractor & Truck
Pull ($10 per person)
Saturday, August 10th
7 pm- Bump & Run Derby Racing
($10 per person)
12 pm- Livestock Auction
August 5th – 10th
Petting Zoo
For more information about the
Cheboygan County Fair, visit
www.cheboyganfair.com.
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Find resale bargains and one-of-kind items
at the Bergmann Center Resale Shop
By Jim Akans
Many Northern Michigan residents are
familiar with the outstanding opportunities
provided by the ongoing work of the
Bergmann Center in Charlevoix. The staff at
the non-profit Center assists in building life
skills for individuals with developmental dis-
abilities, with programs that include on-site
job training and employment opportunities,
volunteer opportunities, community aware-
ness, daily living skills and enrichment class-
es.
What many may not be aware of is that
starting in August of 2010, The Bergmann
Center opened a fantastic Resale Shop locat-
ed right next to their main facility on Ance
Road, offering terrific bargains on resale
goods ranging from clothing, furniture and
other household items, to one-of-a-kind new
products created by local individuals.
The shop has
many exciting prod-
ucts made by indi-
viduals at the
Bergmann Center;
such as fire starters
from recycled mate-
rial, furniture paint-
ed by a local
woman artist, gaz-
ing balls made from
recycled bowing
balls adorned with
donated stained
glass, items from
clay, handmade
jewelry, love lights
made with clear
stained glass and
candles, and much
more.
In addition to a lot of great merchandise,
the Bergmann Center Resale Shop also offers
a great place for individuals in the Center’s
program to learn skills on the job, such as
running a cash register and processing
inventory. These are valuable skills that will
continue to provide rewards for these indi-
viduals for years to come.
The Bergmann Center Resale Shop is
located at 8888 Ance Road in Charlevoix, and
is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am
to 4 pm, and the staff accepts item donations
during those hours as well.
For additional information call (231) 547-
9624 or visit www.bergmanncenter.org and
follow the Resale Shop link.
You've been wowed with fireworks, you've been awed by
laser light shows, you've sent your wishes aloft on Chinese
lanterns. And now, it’s time to celebrate the majesty of the
dark.
The Straits of Mackinac area enjoys the unique and presti-
gious distinction of being home to one of only eight
International Dark Sky Parks in the U.S., and one of just 11 in
the world, at Emmet County’s Headlands park property.
In celebration of protecting the night sky, the communities
of Mackinaw City and St. Ignace are taking part in a friendly
“Lights Out Across the Straits!” challenge set for Monday,
Aug. 12, 2013 from 10:30-11:30 p.m.
The challenge? See which community can achieve greater
darkness. The event is timed to coincide with the peak of the
Perseid Meteor Shower on Aug. 12, the most popular meteor
shower of the year. Area residents, guests and business own-
ers can show their support by signing a Lights Out Pledge
and posting their support in residence windows or at the
entrance to business locations.
The pledge forms and complete information is available at
the Chamber Offices in both Mackinaw City and St. Ignace,
and online at www.emmetcounty.org. Mackinaw Chamber:
226 E. Central Ave., Mackinaw City; St. Ignace Chamber: 560
N. State St., St. Ignace. The bottom of the forms can be
returned to the chambers or mailed (instructions are on the
form).
“Signing the pledge means you agree to turn out your out-
door lights and inhibit any indoor light from spilling outside
for one hour, from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m., on Monday, August
12,” said Mary Stewart Adams, Dark Sky Park Program
Director at the Headlands. “It’s free, it’s fraught with good
will, it saves money, and provides a great way to get to know
your neighbors.”
The Lights Out initiative, led by Emmet County, includes
the joint efforts of St. Ignace and Mackinaw City Mayors and
Village Managers, Council Members, both Chambers of
Commerce, Visitors’ Bureaus, and Downtown Development
Authorities, as well as the Mackinac Bridge Authority and the
Michigan Department of Transportation.
“Truly it takes the entire community to protect the vast
and inspiring resource of the
deep, dark night sky that we
enjoy in the Straits area,”
Adams said.
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989-732-9500
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1523 S Otsego Ave.,
Gaylord
989.448.8615
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340 West Main St.,
Gaylord
989-731-2600
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919 S. Center St.,Gaylord
989-448-2357
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650 W Conway Rd.,
Harbor Springs
231-348-2980
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8460 M-119.,
Harbor Springs
231-347-8440
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8426 M-119, Harbor Plaza
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& 8esa|e Shop
201 N. Maple St.,
Mancelona
231-587-9606
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Strawberry Patch
Downtown Mio
989-826-1503
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2429 US31 North, Petoskey
231-348-3195
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231-348-6947
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or Completely Restored
Over 7,000 sq. ft. of Furniture, Antiques & Goodies
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Great Lakes Tree Removal
A full service tree & excavation contractor
Established business since 1986
989-348-9233
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• 60 & 80 foot aerial lifts
• Concrete repair & replacement
• Stump grinding
• Demolition • Lot clearing
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• Back hoe services
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CHEBOYGAN
County Fair
August 3 - 10. Gates open
from 8 AM to 11 PM
No entry charge from 8 AM to
noon
From noon to 11 PM: Teens
and adults $3 per person
Children 12 and under - No
charge
Petting Zoo, Aug 5th - 10th
Kids Day, Thu Aug 8 at 1 PM
Thu Aug 8, 4x4 Truck Mud
Run 7 PM, $7 per person
Fri Aug 9, Super Modified
Tractor & Truck Pull 7
PM, $10 per person
Sat Aug 10, Bump & Run
Derby Racing, 7 PM, $10 per
person
Livestock Auction, Sat Aug 10
at 12 PM
GRAYLING
DNR Hunter
Education Class
August 7th & 10th at Grayling
Sportsman’s Club - DNR
Hunter Education Class will
be held in the classroom on
August 7th from 6-9pm and
on the range on August 10th
from 9am-4pm at Grayling
Sportsman’s Club. Must
attend both classes. Call 989-
348-9266 to register.
GRAYLING
Fraud Fest 2013
Thursday, August 8th at the
Grayling Senior Center -
Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center & Fraternal
Order of Police, AuSable
Lodge Present Fraud Fest
2013. We have a great line up
of speakers and would love to
see you here for this annual
event. If interested, please
call us at 989-348-7123 this
week to register.
GRAYLING
Tai Chi & Yoga Classes
Remaining Dates: August
8,15,22,29 (Thursdays) / Tai
Chi 4–5pm & Yoga 5–6pm at
Healing Garden at Mercy
Hospital Grayling - Kaye
Thomas-Hogan, who has
many years of teaching expe-
rience, will return to teach
the classes. Participants are
asked to bring an exercise
mat or blanket for the yoga
class, and come with an
empty stomach. Both classes
require loose clothing, and
can be done barefoot or in
comfortable shoes. Cost: $30
for 5 sessions of Tai Chi or
Yoga; $45 for 5 sessions of
both Tai Chi and Yoga (please
pay at first class). To register
or for more information,
contact Nancy Goodyear at
989-348-0368.
GRAYLING
Annual Art Show at
Devereaux Library
Thursday, August 8th from 6-
8pm at Devereaux Memorial
Library - Event highlighting
local talent and showcasing
arts and crafts in our com-
munity. The evening will
include music and light
refreshments and a special
children’s exhibit. Interested
artisans can contact Jane at
989-348-9214. Everyone wel-
come!
INDIAN RIVER
Rhythm on the River
Bring a chair or blanket down
to Marina Park every Friday
through August 30 and enjoy
a FREE outdoor concert from
6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Performance Schedule:
August 9: Rick Meisterheim
(Roots Music)
August 16: Wil DeYoung &
Mia Gladieux (Acoustic
Singer Songwriter)
August 23: Lara Fullford &
Jared Hurst (Acoustic Rock)
August 30: IR United
Methodist Church Praise
Band (Christian Music)
GAYLORD
Senior expo accepting
vendors
The third annual Boomers &
Seniors Expo will take place
September 4 from 1-6 at the
Otsego County Sportsplex.
Reservations for booths are
being accepted by either call-
ing Jim at 989-858-3400 or
visiting www.gaylordsenior-
expo.com. Limited space is
available.
INDIAN RIVER
Golf Classes
Intro to Golf Every Thursday,
through August 22nd from
5pm-6pm. Are you curious
on learning all the tricks to
Golfing? Come join the
Indian River Golf Club crew
at Burt Lake State Park!
Showing the fundamentals –
grip, aim, stance, and posture
– you will be sure to be
swinging with the pros in no
time! No equipment is need-
ed, but please bringing your
own if available. Meet at the
Burt Lake State Parks Day
Use Area. For more informa-
tion contact www.indian-
r i v e r g o l f c l u b . c o m .
Recreation Passport required
for entry by all participants.
GRAYLING
Tai Chi and Yoga Classes
Mercy Hospital Grayling is
again offering Tai Chi and
Yoga classes this summer.
The classes are scheduled for
every Thursday in August
and will be held in the beau-
tiful Healing Garden behind
Mercy Manor. Classes are
Thursdays in August. Tai Chi
4 – 5pm. Yoga 5 – 6pm. Held
at the Healing Garden at
Mercy Hospital Grayling,
Cost is $30 for 5 sessions of
Tai Chi or Yoga; $45 for 5 ses-
sions of both Tai Chi and
Yoga (please pay at first
class). To register or for more
information, contact Nancy
Goodyear at 989-348-0368.
GAYLORD
Ice cream social
St. Andrew Episcopal Church
presents the Sunday Ice
Cream Socials every Sunday
in August from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Ice cream will be served
under the church pavilion
located at M-32 and Hayes
Road.
GRAYLING
Caregiver Workshop
The Creating Confident
Caregivers program, utilizing
the University of Minnesota’s
Savvy Caregiver Program, is
designed to assist persons
caring for family members or
loved ones with a dementia
related illness such as
Alzheimer’s disease, closed
head injuries, dementia due
to stroke, or other memory
loss issues. The program has
been proven to reduce the
stresses of caregiving by pro-
viding tools and information
to help empower caregivers.
The class is a 6-week course,
starting August 6th, and will
meet from 1-3 pm weekly at
the Grayling City Hall. There
is no charge to caregivers for
the workshop or any of the
materials that are provided.
Respite services are available
during classes. To register or
for more information, please
call 989-348-4383.
PETOSKEY
Homebuyer education
Northwest Michigan
Community Action Agency
(NMCAA), a certified HUD
housing counseling agency,
will be presenting a three day
workshop on Homebuyer
Education. This 8 hour work-
shop will be held August 6
and 8 from 6pm to 9pm; and
August 13 from 6pm to 8pm.
This course will teach you the
basics of the home buying
process including options for
low income and moderate
income families. The work-
shops are offered free to the
public at 2202 Mitchell Park,
Suite 4. Attend all three work-
shops to get your certificate
of completion! To register or
to find out about future
workshops, please call (231)
347-9070 or (800) 443-5518,
or visit www.nmcaa.net.
PETOSKEY
Wine Tasting and
Competition
North Central Michigan
College is hosting the 2nd
annual Winning Wines of the
North – Wine Tasting and
Wine Competition on
Thursday, August 8 in the
Student Center cafeteria on
North Central’s Petoskey
campus. Professional and
amateur winemakers are
invited submit their best
wines to be judged by som-
meliers and wine profession-
als. Wines will be judged
based on quality within their
category. Judging will take
place at North Central’s
Student Center cafeteria
between 2:30pm to 5:30pm.
Entry fee is $5 per bottle, two
bottle minimum per catego-
ry. Entry forms are available
by calling 231-348-6705 and
must be submitted before
Monday August 5, 2013 to
Corporate and Community
Education – Viticulture
Program, North Central
Michigan College, 1515
Howard Street, Petoskey, MI,
49770.
PETOSKEY
Friday night rocks
8/9 - Rock! the Future.
Recognize and enjoy the tal-
ents and energy of the youth
of the Petoskey area. The
evening will include per-
formances and demonstra-
tions of all sorts throughout
Downtown.
GAYLORD
35th Annual Michaywé
Arts and Crafts Fair
Friday, August 9th &
Saturday, August 10th, 10am
to 5pm both days. 100 booths
will include favorite Artist
and Crafters from past years
and many new artisans from
around Michigan and several
other states. Their juried,
handcrafted items include
pottery, photography, soaps,
clothing, home décor, yard
art and much more. Food
crafts include sausage, jams,
tea, dips, kettle corn etc.
Lunch will be available in the
picnic area as well as the
restaurant. Michaywé is
located at 1535 Opal Lake
Road. Turn East off Old 27
South at Charles Brink Road
and follow the signs. For
information call 989-939-
8919
GRAYLING
Final COA Summer
Trips - DEADLINE 8/9/13
The summer isn’t over
yet…….but the deadline for
our last 2 summer trips is
coming up – Friday, August
9th. We have two wonderful
trips planned - Thunder Bay
National Marine Sanctuary
and the Glass Bottom Boat
tour (August 14th) should be
great fun and Alice Snyder
can personally vouch for the
delicious Italian meal you’ll
feast on in Alpena. Alice will
be joining Helen on the
overnight trip to Mackinac
Island (September 11th and
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For more information contact the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce
at 231-536-7351 or info@ejchamber.org
Downtown East Jordan will be celebrating Sidewalk Sales along
with a Summer Party on Friday, August 16 Irom 9:30 AM to
5:30 PM with special sales Irom merchants, restaurant specials,
Jordan River Arts Council on Friday aIternoon will be holding
children`s art activities along with their 'Art Full Rooms¨
exhibit, the Senior Center will be holding a yard sale along with
karaoke, there will be Iree popcorn and cotton candy.
Come downtown to shop, dine and then take in the last concert
oI the Music in the Park series at 7:00 PM with 'Breathe Owl
Breathe¨ in the bandshell
and Party
We buy unwanted, broken or scrap gold
and all collector coins.
We pay the public more than any other
dealer in Northern Michigan.
Check with the rest and then come to the best.
NO Games, NO Gimmicks, NO Altered Scales
Just honest cash value.
Give us a call at 989-448-2400
or stop in and see us at our new store in Gaylord.
1363 West Main St. You will be glad you did.
We are located next to Mancino`s and across the street from Ponderosa.
Remember, WE PAY MORE
than anyone in Northern Michigan.
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Silver Exchange
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12th), so she is getting excit-
ed to join you. We’ll be stay-
ing in a brand new hotel and
have lots of fun things
planned. It is a great price
too!! Don’t wait, sign up
today! 989-348-7123.
GRAYLING
Forgotten Eagles Ride
Around Michigan Ceremony
Friday, August 9th at 11:15am
at 200 Michigan Avenue
(County Building) – we
would be honored if the
community joins us as we
make a stop in Grayling to
honor all Veterans, past,
present and future. This ride
is done to show support and
respect and to raise money
for the Veterans of Michigan.
100% of the money raised
will go to the veterans sup-
port groups to benefit veter-
ans. Questions – call Tammie
Court at 616-828-9932 or
email jimyj.forgottenea-
gles@gmail.com.
ALANSON
Riverfest
August 9-11. Arts & Crafts,
Antique Flea Market, Teen
Dance Thurs. Eve, Bark in the
Park, Kayak Race, Frozen T-
Shirt Contest, Frog Jumping,
Mossback Baseball Game,
Square Dancing, Pancake
and Pie Eating Contest, Glow
Run, Lighted Boat Parade,
Jake Slater-Elvis Tribute, The
Fun Guys, Sneaky Peat,
Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys,
Petoskey Steel Drum Band,
Rivertown Jazz Band and Pan
Franek, Zosia and the Polka
Towners.
GRAYLING
Meteor’s and S’mores
Friday, August 9th at 9pm at
Hartwick Pines State Park -
Join us for this special event
celebrating the Perseid’s
Meteor Showers. With your
naked eye you will be able to
watch potentially hundreds
of meteors flash across the
sky as they enter our atmos-
phere. They are best viewed
while lying on your back, so it
is advised you bring a lawn
chair or a blanket. The Park
will be offering up S’mores
for everyone to enjoy before
and during their sky-gazing.
Please dress accordingly and
bring bug spray. For more
information call 989-348-
7068.
CHEBOYGAN
Puddingstone Festival
The Cheboygan County
History Center's Pudding-
stone Festival, August 9-11.
Puddingstone, rock and gem
exhibitors. Ability to have
your own favorite pudding-
stone displayed and judged.
Prizes Awarded! Stones Rock
Concert. The "Stone Soup"
Story played out by local
youths inside the Pavilion.
Heartwarming! Straits Area
Geocaching event. Prizes!
GAYLORD
Murder mystery
The Fraternal Order of Eagles
Auxiliary, Gaylord are putting
on a Murder Mystery and the
theme is Lottery Winner. It
will be held at the club on
Wisconsin St. on August 10 at
6:30 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM.
Cash bar. The Charity
Fundraiser tickets are avail-
able at Caribbean Tans, Jan's
North Side Deli, Cardinal
Discount, 7-Eleven and the
Eagles Club at the cost of $25
for dinner and entertain-
ment.
GRAYLING
Forest Fest
Saturday, August 10th from
10am-4pm at Hartwick Pines
State Park – Celebrate
Michigan's forests in this
annual event. Learn about
the ecology of our forests and
how the modern forestry
industry helps to sustain the
forests today. Plus, everyone
in the family will enjoy
hands-on activities and
wildlife programs. This event
is free of charge, although a
Michigan State Parks
Recreation Passport is
required for park entry. 989-
348-2537.
GAYLORD
Ride for life
Gaylord Ride for Life is spon-
soring a bicycle ride on the
rails to trails starting in
Gaylord and ending in
Cheboygan Aug. 10, 9am -
4pm. It is a fun day with
lunch provided in Indian
River and dinner in
Cheboygan. We have several
refreshment stops along the
way and a chase van in case
of emergencies, or if you
need a break from the ride.
Riders can just ride in the
morning to Indian River, or
join us in Indian River for the
afternoon ride.
Transportation is provided
back to Gaylord for riders
and bicycles. This is a benefit
ride for Gaylord Right to Life.
For more information and
forms please visit our web
site gaylordrighttolife.com.
Info contact Sherry Johnson
989-619-9040
GRAYLING
2nd Annual River
House Road Rally
Saturday, August 10th –
Registration 9-10am at Gray
Rock Café - Ride 11am-4pm,
Prizes 4:30pm at Gray Rock.
Fee $25/person. Route: Gray
Rock Café (Grayling), Ma
Deeter’s (Luzerne), Rau’s
Tavern (West Branch), The
Silver Dollar (Higgins Lake),
Gray Rock Café (Grayling).
For add’l info, call River
House at 989-348-3169 or
email office@riverhouseinc.org.
TOPINABEE
Chicken BBQ
Topinabee Firefighters
Chicken BBQ at August 11 at
Noon at the Pavilion in
Topinabee.
MACKINAW CITY
Lights out
Lights Out Across the Straits
dark-sky challenge set for
Aug. 12. In celebration of
protecting the night sky, the
communities of Mackinaw
City and St Ignace are taking
part in a friendly Lights Out
Across the Straits challenge
set for Monday, Aug. 12 from
10:30-11:30pm. The chal-
lenge? See which community
can achieve greater darkness.
The event is timed to coin-
cide with the peak of the
Perseid Meteor Shower on
Aug. 12, the most popular
meteor shower of the year.
Area residents, guests and
business owners can show
their support by signing a
Lights Out Pledge and post-
ing their support in residence
windows or at the entrance
to business locations. The
pledge forms and complete
information is available at
the Chamber Offices in both
Mackinaw City and St.
Ignace, and online at
www. emmet count y. or g.
Mackinaw Chamber: 226 E.
Central Ave., Mackinaw City;
St. Ignace Chamber: 560 N.
State St., St. Ignace.
CHARLEVOIX & EMMET COUNTIES
Day of Caring registration
Volunteer registration is now
open for Day of Caring proj-
ects. All projects are posted
online through Char-Em
United Way’s Volunteer
Connections so volunteers
can choose preference for
projects based on their avail-
ability, team size, and skills.
More projects are added as
they come in. Hundreds of
volunteers will join together
on Wednesday, September 11
in an effort to make our com-
munity a better place to live.
Contact Lisa at Char-Em
United Way at info@chare-
munitedway.org or 231-487-
1006.
GRAYLING
Sit n’ Knit at Night
Tuesday, August 13th at 5pm
at Devereaux Memorial
Library - Join our evening
knitting club and we promise
to keep you in stitches.
CHEBOYGAN
Chair-ity Auction
McLaren Northern Michigan
Cheboygan Campus Guild is
hosting a fundraiser for the
Cheboygan Campus
Emergency Department.
Chair-ity Auction is a special
fundraiser that features a fun
night of bidding on chairs
made or decorated by
Cheboygan and Emmet
County Artists and
Craftsman. Enjoy hearty
appetizers and cash bar on
Thursday, August 15 at 5 pm
at the Indian River Golf Club.
Just $25 per person. To
reserve your seat at this
event, send a check payable
to MNM Foundation
Cheboygan Campus to Jill
Lutz, 106 N. Grandview
Beach, Indian River,
Michigan 49749. Be sure to
include your name, address
and phone number so we
can send a confirmation to
you. All proceeds will be used
for the renovation of the
Cheboygan Campus
Emergency Department. Call
231.487.3500 for more infor-
mation!
GRAYLING
Baby to Toddler Closet
Thursday, August 15th from
11am-7pm in the basement
of Michelson Memorial
United Methodist Church -
runs the first Thursday of the
month from 11-3 (no cus-
tomers taken after 2:30pm)
and third Thursday 11-7 (no
clients after 6:30 pm). For
more information, please
contact Rose Mary Nelson at
989-348-2985.
GRAYLING
Crawford Partnership
for Substance Abuse
Awareness Meeting
Thursday, August 15th from
9-11am at Grayling City Hall -
The Crawford Partnership
meets the third Thursday of
every month. Membership is
open to anyone who sup-
ports the CPSA2 mission.
Members will be approved by
the CPSA2 on a request basis
and at their next regularly
scheduled meeting. After
approved by the CPSA2,
members will have voting
privileges for the remainder
of that calendar year.
GRAYLING
Neighborhood Connections
Community Event
Thursday, August 15th from
2-5pm at Grayling High
School - The Crawford
County Collaborative Body
invites you to participate in
this year’s Neighborhood
Connections event. The
event focuses on family
health, well-being and com-
munity resource sharing. All
families are invited! There
will be a few fun family activ-
ities, food distribution and a
great array of community
resource information! Last
year Neighborhood
Connections was attended
by more than 250 persons
including parents, children,
and retirees. Forty vendors
were on hand to distribute
information about their serv-
ices and programs. You are
invited to reserve a free table
for a display to distribute
information that you would
like to share with families.
This is a wonderful opportu-
nity to promote your
agency/program while pro-
viding education (and FUN!)
to local families of the com-
munity. Time and space are
limited! Please respond as
soon as possible. Event fliers
will be available to share with
your customers and program
participants.
GRAYLING
FREE Legal Help with
Divorce Clinic
Thursday, August 15th at
5:30pm at the Crawford
County Courthouse.
Additional dates in Grayling:
Oct 17, Dec 19 & Feb 20, 2014.
Come as you are; join us at
any stage of divorce.
Questions, call Legal Aid of
Northern Michigan at 989-
705-1067. Sponsored by the
46th Judicial Circuit Bar
Association, Northern
Michigan Legal Services, Inc.
and Community Mediation
Services
GRAYLING
Barbershop harmony
concert
Thursday, August 15th at
6pm at Grayling Senior
Center - Traveling from eight
counties, (Roscommon,
Crawford, Otsego, Oscoda,
Montmorency, Cheboygan,
Charlevoix and Emmet) they
are dedicated to singing the
true American art form of
four parts, acapella music
called Barbershop Harmony.
Ranging in age from 17 years
to 93 years, the group is con-
sidered a service organiza-
tion for their giving of har-
mony and music in the local
communities. 989-348-7123.
PETOSKEY
Festival on the bay
The 11th Annual Festival on
the Bay will be held August
16-17 at the Petoskey,
Michigan waterfront. Events
include great live music, lots
of fun kid's activities, a pet-
ting zoo, great food, compet-
itive sporting events, Chalk &
Chocolate Festival, Youth
Fishing Derby, SAFE Teen
Dance & more! An arts and
crafts show will be held on
Saturday in Pennsylvania
Park in downtown Petoskey.
For more details on events,
please visit
www.petoskeyfestival.com.
FREDERIC
Teen Frederic
Friday, August 16th at 6pm at
Frederic Library – Join us for
a teen & tween program filled
with games, crafts, snacks &
fun.
GRAYLING
Neighborhood Connections
The Crawford County
Human Services
Collaborative is set to host
the third annual
Neighborhood Connections
event at Grayling High
School on August 15th at the
Grayling high school starting
at 2pm. The event will con-
nect community members to
the variety of services and
programs available around
the area. Agencies will be dis-
tributing information on a
variety of services covering
all ages from early childhood
to senior services.
Information will cover free
tax services, housing infor-
mation, building safety, men-
tal health services, environ-
mental issues, and much
more. For more information
on the event, please contact.
For more information con-
tact Leilani Kitler at (231)
876-3280.
CHARLEVOIX & EMMET COUNTY
Stuff the Bus
Char-Em United Way is excit-
ed to sponsor the 6th Annual
Stuff the Bus from 10am -
3pm on Aug. 17. Our goal is
to make sure children in our
community have the school
supplies they need to start
the new year. The distribu-
tion of school supplies to stu-
dents in need will be coordi-
nated with the Charlevoix-
Emmet Intermediate School
District. A school bus will be
at each location staffed by
local volunteers and ready to
stuff with supplies.
BOYNE FALLS
Lady biker day
Ride Like a Pro - Great Lakes"
A franchise of Jerry
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like a Pro! The cost for this
class is $100 per student, but
if you are attending the 2013
Lady Biker Days Event, the
class will be discounted to
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classes will be available on
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Yoga retreat
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Morning Yoga Retreat Center:
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center’s property in
Vanderbilt is an event for the
entire family, featuring live
music by international,
national, and regional kirtan
artists, drum circles, yoga
classes, transformative work-
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GAYLORD – Michigan state parks invite residents and visi-
tors to a night of spectacular views at "Meteors and S’mores"
astronomy programs during the Perseid Meteor Shower from
Aug. 9-13.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is the most highly visible
astronomical event of the year, and the Meteors and S’mores
events will offer night-sky presentations and all the fixings
for s’mores around the campfire.
Meteors and S’mores received the Innovative Recreation
Programming award from Michigan Parks and Recreation
Association (MRPA) in 2012. The program provides a fun and
educational opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the
night sky and learn about stargazing.
Best viewing of meteor showers takes place after midnight,
so be sure to bring some lawn chairs, bug spray and maybe a
few roasting sticks for enjoying s’mores. Program dates and
times are as follows:
Friday, Aug. 9
Baraga State Park (Baraga County), 10-11 p.m.
Brimley State Park (Chippewa County), 8 p.m.
Burt Lake State Park (Cheboygan County), 10 p.m.
Otsego Lake State Park (Otsego County), 9 p.m.
Hartwick Pines State Park (Crawford County), 9 p.m.
South Higgins State Park (Roscommon County), 9 p.m.
Ionia Recreation Area (Ionia County), 9 p.m.
Brighton State Recreation Area (Livingston County), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10
Fort Wilkins State Park (Keweenaw County), 10 p.m.
P.H. Hoeft State Park (Presque Isle County), 8 p.m.
Young State Park (Charlevoix County), 8 p.m.
Clear Lake State Park (Montmorency County), 9 p.m.
Bald Mountain State Recreation Area (Oakland County), 10
p.m.-1 a.m.
Island Lake State Recreation Area (Livingston County), 8:30
p.m.
Lake Hudson State Recreation Area (Lenawee County),
8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 11
Fort Wilkins State Park (Keweenaw County), 10 p.m.
Van Riper State Park
(Marquette County), 9-11
p.m.
Leelanau State Park (Leelanau County), 8-11 p.m.
Rockport Recreation Area (Alpena County), 9 p.m.
Harrisville State Park (Alcona County), 9 p.m.
Van Buren State Park (Van Buren County), 9 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 12 (shower peaks)
J.W. Wells State ParkSilver Lake State Park (Menominee
County), 10 p.m.-midnight
Rifle River Recreation Area (Ogemaw County), 9 p.m.
Silver Lake State Park (Oceana County), 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (Ontonagon
County), 9 p.m.
J.W. Wells State Park (Menominee County), 10 p.m.-mid-
night
More outdoor fun is available through the DNR’s
Recreation 101 program, which provides expert instruction
to budding outdoor enthusiasts by offering free, hands-on
training in over 100 activities -- with all the gear, guides and
good times included! Learn about participating or becoming
an instructor at www.michigan.gov/rec101.
The Recreation Passport is an easy, affordable way for resi-
dents to enjoy and support outdoor recreation opportunities
in Michigan. By checking “YES” for the $11 Recreation
Passport ($5 for motorcycles) when renewing a license plate
through the Secretary of State (by mail, kiosk, online at
www.expresssos.com or at branch offices), Michigan
motorists get access to state parks, recreation areas, state for-
est campgrounds, non-motorized state trailhead parking and
state boat launches. In addition, Recreation Passport holders
can experience real savings at businesses and retailers that
participate in the Passport Perks discount program. The
Recreation Passport is valid until the next license plate
renewal date. Nonresidents can purchase the Recreation
Passport ($30.50 annual; $8.40 daily) at any state park or
recreation area or through the Michigan e-Store at
www.michigan.gov/estore.
Learn more about this creative way of sustaining
Michigan's outdoor recreation and natural resources at
www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport. For information on
Passport Perks shopping discounts or how businesses and
retailers can enroll in the program, visit
www.michigan.gov/passportperks.
State parks host special
meteor program
GRAYLING – The Department of Natural
Resources and The North Face are teaming
up to offer Camping 101 at Michigan state
parks to educate first-time campers on the
basics of camping. Hartwick Pines State Park
near Grayling and Cheboygan State Park in
Cheboygan County are among the parks
offering the program.
The Camping 101 experience includes a
two-night stay with all the gear, guides and
good times included for just $20. It begins
with a First-Timers Welcome Kit filled with
details on what to pack, what to expect and
what to wear. Then, when visitors check in at
their campsite, park staff members will walk
them through the process of setting up camp
and settling in for a great Michigan adven-
ture.
As part of their Camping 101 stay, visitors
will receive a prime camping location, tent,
tarp, flashlight, lantern, camp stove and four
hot dog/marshmallow cookers. All equip-
ment is provided courtesy of The North Face
and must be returned at the end of the
camping trip.
Camping 101 is offered at the following
Michigan state parks:
Algonac State Park (St. Clair County): 810-
765-5605
Baraga State Park (Baraga County): 906-
353-6558
Bay City Recreation Area (Bay County):
989-648-3020
Cheboygan State Park (Cheboygan
County): 231-627-2811
Hartwick Pines State Park (Crawford
County): 989-348-7068
P.J. Hoffmaster State Park (Muskegon
County): 231-798-3711
Holly Recreation Area (Genesee County):
248-634-8811
Interlochen State Park (Grand Traverse
County): 231-276-9511
Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park
(Grand Traverse County): 231-922-5270
Metamora-Hadley State Park (Lapeer
County): 810-797-4439
Muskegon State Park (Muskegon County):
231-744-3480
Pinckney Recreation Area (Washtenaw
County): 734-426-4913
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area (Oakland
County): 248-666-1020
Port Crescent State Park (Huron County):
989-738-8663
Silver Lake State Park (Oceana County):
231-873-3083
Sleeper State Park (Huron County): 989-
856-4411
Sterling State Park (Monroe County): 734-
289-2715
Wilson State Park (Clare County): 989-539-
3021
Young State Park (Charlevoix County): 231-
582-7523
The great outdoors awaits, so choose your
Camping 101 date and call your desired state
park from the list above to begin your adven-
ture in Michigan’s great outdoors!
While you are at a state
park, why not check out the
calendar of Recreation 101 programs and
learn a new activity like archery, fishing,
kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding? All
Rec 101 programs are free, and all equip-
ment is provided for participants.
The Recreation Passport is an easy, afford-
able way for residents to enjoy and support
outdoor recreation opportunities in
Michigan. By checking “YES” for the $11
Recreation Passport ($5 for motorcycles)
when renewing a license plate through the
Secretary of State (by mail, kiosk, online at
www.expresssos.com or at branch offices),
Michigan motorists get access to state parks,
recreation areas, state forest campgrounds,
non-motorized state trailhead parking and
state boat launches. In addition, Recreation
Passport holders can experience real savings
at businesses and retailers that participate in
the Passport Perks discount program. The
Recreation Passport is valid until the next
license plate renewal date. Nonresidents can
purchase the Recreation Passport ($30.50
annual; $8.40 daily) at any state park or
recreation area or through the Michigan e-
Store at www.michigan.gov/estore.
DNR offers ‘Camping 101’ program
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Camping 101 provides a complete first-time
camping experience with all the guides, gear and good times provided.
courtesy of DNR
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USDA is an equal opportunity provider
Distribution: August 14, 2013
10:30 - 1pm at The United Way Building
Must Have - Michigan Driver’s license or State ID card
with current address
USDA Quarterly Surplus Food Distribution
For Low-Income Families and Seniors
Clients and proxy’s only
need to sign day of pick up.
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Camping 101 educates first-time campers on basics of camping at state parks
Enjoy a night of spectacular views with 'Meteors and S'mores'
programs at Burt Lake, Otsego and Hartwick Pines
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Over the past couple of years, the eco-
nomic picture has brightened for many
cities and states but some of them are
still facing potential financial problems.
As a citizen, you may well have concerns
about these issues. And as an investor,
these financial woes may affect your
thinking about one particular type of
investment vehicle: municipal bonds.
Specifically, given the difficulties
faced by a few municipalities, should
you consider adding “munis” to your to
the fixed-income portion of your portfo-
lio?
It is true that municipal defaults,
though still rare, rose in 2012. But we
haven’t experienced any sharp increases
in defaults in 2013. Overall, default rates
for municipal bonds are low, much
lower than for corporate bonds of com-
parable quality, according to Moody’s
Investor Services.
Of course, there are no guarantees,
but if you stick with “investment-grade”
municipal bonds — those that receive
the highest grades from independent
rating agencies — you can reduce the
chances of being victimized by a
default. And municipal bonds offer
these benefits:
• Tax advantages - Municipal bond
interest payments are free from federal
taxes, and possibly state and local taxes,
too. (However, some munis are subject
to the alternative minimum tax, as well
as state and local taxes.) This tax treat-
ment means you would have to earn a
much higher yield on other types of
bonds to match the “taxable equivalent
yield” of municipal bonds.
• Civic benefits - By adding quality
municipal bonds to your portfolio, you
can help support worthwhile projects in
your community, such as construction
of schools and hospitals.
• Steady income - Barring a default,
you will receive a regular, predictable
income stream for as long as you own
your municipal bonds. However, if you
currently own many long-term munis,
you may want to consider reducing your
overall position. Eventually, rising inter-
est rates will push down bond prices,
and long-term bonds carry added risk
because their prices will decline more as
interest rates rise. Work with your finan-
cial advisor to determine the most
appropriate approach for your situa-
tion.
• Diversification - Municipal bonds
can help you diversify the fixed-income
portion of your portfolio if it’s heavily
weighted toward corporate bonds. And
you can even diversify your municipal
bond holdings by building a “ladder”
consisting of munis of varying maturi-
ties. Once you’ve built such a ladder, you
can gain benefits in all interest-rate
environments — when rates are low,
you’ll still have your longer-term bonds
working for you (longer-term bonds
generally pay higher rates than shorter-
term ones), and when interest rates rise,
you can reinvest the proceeds of your
s h o r t e r - t e r m
bonds at the high-
er rates.
Consult with
your financial
advisor to deter-
mine if municipal
bonds can be an
appropriate addi-
tion to your port-
folio, as investing
in bonds involves
risks, including
credit risk and
market risk.
Bond invest-
ments are also
subject to interest
rate risk such that
when interest
rates rise, the
prices of bonds
can decrease, and
the investor can
lose principal
value if the invest-
ment is sold prior
to maturity.
I n v e s t o r s
should evaluate
whether a bond ladder and the securi-
ties held within it are consistent with
their investment objectives, risk toler-
ance and financial circumstances.
Tune in Tuesday mornings to Eagle
101.5 FM at 8:30 am to hear Phil
Hofweber discuss the weekly Financial
Focus Topic. Phil Hofweber is a Financial
Advisor with Edward Jones Investments
located in Downtown Gaylord. He can be
reached at (989) 731-1851 or e-mail him
at phil.hofweber@edwardjones.com.
Edward Jones, its financial advisors and
employees do not provide tax or legal
advice. You should consult with a quali-
fied tax or legal professional for advice
on your specific situation. This article
was written by Edward Jones for use by
your local Edward Jones Financial
Advisor.
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CHARLEVOIX - Northwestern Bank has
announced the promotion of Steve Weber to
market leader for Emmet and Charlevoix
counties.
Steve joined the bank in 2009 as vice presi-
dent for the Charlevoix area. He will now over-
see Emmet County as well. Steve has more
than 30 years’ experience in the financial serv-
ices industry including an extensive back-
ground in commercial lending.
A longtime northern Michigan resident,
Steve sits on the board of trustees for
Charlevoix Area Hospital and is a member of
the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance board
and the Charlevoix County Brownfield
Redevelopment Authority. He has actively
served the community as a member of the
Charlevoix County Community Foundation
and other organizations. Steve is a graduate of
Eastern Illinois University.
Northwestern Bank was chartered in 1955
and is now the largest independent communi-
ty bank in northern Michigan. A growing
financial institution with $840 million in
assets, the bank is one of the leading mort-
gage, consumer, and commercial lenders in
the region. Based in Traverse City,
Northwestern Bank offers complete banking,
investment and trust, and employee benefit
services from 28 offices throughout northern
Lower Michigan. Northwestern is known for
its "I can do that!" approach to service, which
empowers employees to make decisions on
the spot to meet customer needs and exceed
their expectations.
For more information on Northwestern
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Artists could win $500
The sidewalks down by the Little Traverse
Wheelway near Bayfront Park will be the target of
artists of all ages and abilities for the 3rd annual
CHALK & CHOCOLATE during the Festival on the
Bay on August 17. The event is a fundraiser for the
Crooked Tree Arts Center and the Top of Michigan
Trails Council.
With a $20.00 fee to artists (aged 16 years and
above), areas of sidewalk are
available to participants to
create their own chalk paint-
ings. Registration begins at 8
am at a booth near the fishing
pond on the Little Traverse
Wheelway. Participants can
stop by anytime during the
morning and afternoon to cre-
ate their work. Artist's chalk is
included with the fee. Artists
may also choose to enter a
competition to have their work
of art judged in two categories:
Open Theme and a Master’s or
Renaissance Reproduction.
There will be cash awards of
$500 for first place in both cat-
egories and $250 second, and
for $150 third place in the
Open Theme both categories.
There is also a Junior Division
(15 years and younger) with
$10 entry fee and 3 Honorable
Mention Awards given. New
for 2013 is the $500 People’s
Choice Award.
Kilwin’s Chocolates, Sugarbean Cupcakes, and
CoCo Tree among others will be providing a
CHOCOLATE TASTING during the event. For a $5
fee per individual, you will be able to sample deli-
cious chocolates and vote on your favorite. The
proceeds of the chocolate sampling will be donat-
ed to the Crooked Tree Arts Center and the Top of
Michigan Trails Council.
Music will fill the air and there are many more
surprises as you stroll along the sidewalks viewing
the artwork which remains in place until the next
rainfall.
There are still opportunities for sponsorships of
the event. Businesses can have their logos chalked
by a student artist
at the event site
for $150. Sponsors
for chalk purchas-
es and general
support are also
being sought.
Chocolate and Chalk Art in Petoskey
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Gaylord Area Council for the Arts
GACA 2013 Events
July 9 - August 31
Juried Fine Arts & Photography Winners
Invitational
Phone: 989-732-3242 • www.gaylordarts.org
Call for Entry forms for member exhibits and juried shows are available at the
Arts Center, 125 E. Main Street, Gaylord
Sponsored by Seniors Helping Seniors (989) 448-8323
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By Jim Akans
Gather up those antiques and works of art;
an opportunity to have them assessed by a
leading, highly respected appraiser is com-
ing to Northern Michigan in just a few
weeks. Ernest J. DuMouchelle, esteemed
vice-president of the internationally renown
DuMouchelle Art Galleries Company, and a
featured appraiser on the popular PBS televi-
sion program; Antiques Road Show, will be
visiting Gaylord on August 20th and 21st and
offering his expertise in valuing your
antiques and works of art. However, apprais-
al appointments are filling up fast, so now is
the time to schedule a slot for a verbal, writ-
ten, or home visit appraisal.
The Gaylord Area Council for the Arts is
sponsoring DuMouchelle’s two-day visit, and
proceeds will help to benefit GACA’s ongoing
mission of presenting visual and performing
arts events and workshops to the communi-
ty. Verbal appraisals at the Arts Center on
Tuesday, August 20th from 10 am until 4 pm
are $7 per item, written appraisals are $15
per item. DuMouchelle will offer home visits
on Wednesday, August 21st for $100. An
advance deposit of $50 is required and some
restrictions do apply. Please note that
appraisals both days will be by appointment
only, and there are a limited number of spots
available on the schedule.
Since the non-profit GACA organization’s
inception back in 1972, GACA continues to
bring a wide variety of exhibits, workshops,
seminars, concerts and other artistic events
to the Gaylord community and surrounding
area. The GACA Board of Directors, currently
led by president, Carla Parkes, is comprised
of a diverse group of local volunteers. Each
brings distinctive elements of experience
and knowledge from a wide range of artistic
disciplines, including painting, music, pho-
tography, theatre and the written word. The
organization has now formed a Performing
Arts division, enhancing offerings to the
community in the area of musical perform-
ance arts.
The Gaylord Area Council for the Arts mis-
sion is to “enhance the quality of life in our
community through the arts.” A fascinating
variety of artists and the patrons of the arts
have a welcoming home in heart of down-
town Gaylord through the ongoing efforts of
this dedicated, talented group of board vol-
unteers and community members. The Arts
Center is staffed by volunteers under the
direction of part-time Arts Coordinator, Lisa
Lindgren, who may be a familiar face to
many through her continued position as
office manager at the Otsego County
Sportsplex.
“This position at GACA is a very exciting,”
she relates. “In addition to my administra-
tive role, I also create promotional materials
and the GACA newsletter. This is such a
wonderful working environment, with beau-
tiful artwork on display that is constantly
changing.”
Don’t delay…call GACA at (989) 732-3242
to reserve your appraisal slot and take
advantage of this unique opportunity. The
Gaylord Community Arts Center is located at
125 E. Main Street in Gaylord. The
Community Arts Center is located at 125 E.
Main Street in downtown Gaylord, and is
open Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to
3 pm and Saturday from 11 am until 1 pm.
For additional information, or if you
would like to show your support of GACA by
becoming a member, call the Arts Line at
(989) 732-3242 or visit www.otsego.org/gay-
lordarts.
Reserve your spot now
for GACA’s annual DuMouchelle
Art & Antique Appraisals event
Sponsored by the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts, Ernest J. DuMouchelle, esteemed vice-president of the interna-
tionally renown DuMouchelle Art Galleries Company, and a featured appraiser on the popular PBS television pro-
gram; Antiques Road Show, will be visiting Gaylord on August 20th and 21st and offering his expertise in valuing
your antiques and works of art. However, appraisal appointments are filling up fast, so now is the time to schedule a
slot for a verbal, written, or home visit appraisal.
PHOTO BY JIM AKANS
FAIRVIEW - In her newly released romance
novel, “Take My Hand,” Fairview resident
and author Amber Renee explores the
depths of human emotion, the strength of
love, and the lengths people will go just to be
together.
The story introduces readers to friends-
turned-lovers Sarah Watkins and Lucas
Monroe. Sarah has been blind since birth
and worries about what her future will hold,
until Lucas comes into her life. They become
inseparable the day they meet, and their
friendship grows to love as they reach high
school; Lucas is always at Sarah’s side, ready
to help, ready to protect, with Sarah falling
ever more in love.
When Lucas leaves, how does Sarah move
on? Who will protect her now? Who will love
her? Will she have the power to forgive him—
to trust him again—when he comes back?
And, in the end, what will they have to go
through just to be together? “Take My Hand”
is a love story of the purest kind. Lucas and
Sarah’s journey takes them on a path of hap-
piness, despair, and to the very edge of dan-
ger—a path that only true love can endure.
Published by Tate Publishing and
Enterprises, the book is available through
bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at
www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by
visiting barnesandnoble.com or
amazon.com.
Renee has been writing since the age of 12
with projects that include everything from
poetry to novels. She has had poems pub-
lished and has received awards for essays
written.
She will be available to sign copies of her
book, Take My Hand at the Otsego County
Fair on Aug. 20 at 11am.
For more information, please contact
Michelle Whitman, publicist, at (877) 727-
0697 or send an email to
michelle@keymgc.com.
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surrounding region as shopping at
a chain, a new study has conclud-
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eating at a local restaurant pro-
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economic impact of dining at a
chain restaurant.
The research firm Civic
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seven independent restaurants, all
located in Salt Lake City, and com-
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economy with four chain retail
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The study found that the local
retailers return an average of 52
percent of their revenue to the
local economy, compared with just
14 percent for the chain retailers.
Similarly, the local restaurants re-
circulate an average of 79 percent
of their revenue locally, compared
to 30 percent for the chain eateries.
What accounts for the difference?
Independent businesses spend
much more on local labor. They
also procure more goods for resale
locally and rely much more heavily
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serve and reach out to others with the saving grace of Jesus Christ.'
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Daily Word
THURSDAY: John 4:22-24 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 22 You worship what you do not
know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But an hour is coming,
and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such
people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him
must worship in spirit and truth.”
FRIDAY: Philippians 3:1-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the
Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you. 2
Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision; 3 for we are
the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no
confidence in the flesh,
SATURDAY: Galatians 5:24-26 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 24 Now those who belong to
Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit,
let us also walk by the Spirit. 26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying
one another.
SUNDAY: Ephesians 5:18-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 18 And do not get drunk with
wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the
Lord; 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God,
even the Father;
MONDAY: 2 Samuel 6:13-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 13 And so it was, that when the
bearers of the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. 14 And
David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod.
15 So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouting
and the sound of the trumpet. 16 Then it happened as the ark of the Lord came into the city
of David that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leap-
ing and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart.
TUESDAY: Colossians 3:16-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 16 Let the word of Christ richly
dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and
hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 Whatever you
do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God
the Father.
WEDNESDAY: John 8:36 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 36 So if the Son makes you free,
you will be free indeed.
PERSPECTIVE
Tonya
Shurtleff
A praise and worship leader at Harbor
Light Community Chapel
Freedom in Praise and Worship can have two different meanings. I am thankful that in this
country we are Free to sing praise and worship to God. We sing out praises to God from the
joy and thankfulness in our hearts. We worship God from the depths of our soul, pouring out
our great need and desire for his relentless, unfailing love. We are free to offer ourselves as a
sacrifice of praise. Romans 12:1 says “Therefore, I urge you….in view of God’s mercy to offer
your bodies as a living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of wor-
ship. We can offer this sacrifice corporately in a church setting, a small group, at a Christian
concert, or at home alone with just you and God. This is our right; we have this honor and
freedom.
I also believe we are set free when we abandon ourselves in praise and worship to our living
God in spirit and truth. When we completely abandon ourselves to God in praise and worship
it can look many different ways. It can be raising our hands, dancing before God, falling on
our faces before Him weeping or it can be completely silent. However you choose to worship
God can free your spirit and be like a healing rain pouring out over you. This is a sacrifice of
praise; God will honor this and meet us where we are.
I believe as we draw closer to God, he will draw closer to us and free us to go deeper and
deeper with our praise and worship. My desire is to become less and less and allow Him to
become more and more. Our complete joy is in him. 1 Peter 1:8 says “Though you have not
seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with
joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory”. Psalm 33:21 “For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name” He is our joy and our peace.
I am freed in worship when I give myself completely to God and focus only on him. When
worshipping I feel Gods love, joy and peace fill my mind and heart. These are a few of my
thoughts on freedom in praise and worship. Thank you.
Thoughts on...What is freedom in praise and
worship??
The ability to do praise and worship.
There are many countries where
there is no freedom.
Mark Kadrovach, Cheboygan
Worship wherever you are at is not
restricted to a building and for it to
be more personal and more intimate
with God.
Mary Lynn Povey, Frederic
Every one has their own freedom. you have
complete freedom because you don't have
to go along with everybody, but when you
have hymnals and things it is a way to join
together as a group.
Blair Secord, Gaylord
Freedom is free in Christ. If you are
doing the right thing you don't have
to worry about it. you might also
be persecuted. Pastor Gary is...
Roy Pietrangelo, Cheboygan
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Grayling - The Crawford County
Human Services Collaborative is set to
host the third annual Neighborhood
Connections event at Grayling High
School on August 15th, starting at
2:00pm. The event will connect com-
munity members to the variety of serv-
ices and programs available around the
area.
This is the second year this event is
held at Grayling High School.
Highlights include a food bank truck,
free car seat safety checks, and activi-
ties for children. Agencies will be dis-
tributing information on a variety of
services covering all ages from early
childhood to senior services.
Information will cover free tax services,
housing information, building safety,
mental health services, environmental
issues, and much more. For more infor-
mation on the event, please contact.
For more information contact Leilani
Kitler at (231) 876-3280.
If residents of Crawford County are in
need of a free ride to and from the
event, contact Crawford Dial-A-Ride
(989-348-5409) before August 9th.
Financial support for this event has
been generously provided in part by
Weyerhauser Corporation.
About the Crawford Human Service
Collaborative
The Crawford
County
Collaborative
Body is a group of
human service
representatives
from agencies in
or serving
Crawford County.
The group meets
monthly to share
information and address shared com-
munity needs in an effort to reduce the
duplication of services provided in our
community. To learn more about the
Crawford County Collaborative Body,
please contact Cindy Pushman, Chair,
at cpushman@michigan.gov or the
coordinator, Leilani Kitler, at
leilani.kitler@nlcmh.org.
Neighborhood Connections provides
information on area services
By Heather DeLong
The Cheboygan County History
Center invites you this weekend to the
festival of “The Puddingstones of
Cheboygan County” at the “Festival
Square”. The stones got their name
from the British on St. Joseph’s Island in
the St. Mary’s river in the 1700s because
they looked like their boiled suet pud-
ding. Found in only a few states,
Ontario and England, Cheboygan is
lucky to have a great number of them
in many shapes and sizes!
Along with the puddingstones, other
unique stones will be displayed, includ-
ing Petoskey stones. Exhibitors will be
displaying different minerals, and scav-
enger hunts, rock concerts, a book
reading of “Stone Soup” and other
events will be taking place this week-
end.
Visitors interested in bringing their
own puddingstones to show off are
highly welcomed.
Children ages 5 and under will
receive their own free puddingstone.
The following are the scheduled
events for this weekend. Cheboygan
County hopes that you will join them
for an interesting and informative festi-
val to celebrate what helps make them
so unique! For more information on the
history of the event, visit www.pud-
dingstonefestival.org.
Activities held throughout each day:
-Puddingstone, rock and gem
exhibitor displays
-Food vendors featuring suet pud-
ding, rocky road ice cream, etc.
-Guess the weight of the very large
puddingstone on display
Friday, August 9th
-9 to 10 am: Exhibitor setup
-10 am: Visitors may display their
own personal favorite puddingstone
(may be dropped off at the Cheboygan
County History Center stall)
-Scavenger hunt clue packets go on
sale at the stall
-1:30-2:30: Puddingstone hunt for
kids at Gordon Turner Park soccer
fields (preregister at Festival Square or
at the soccer fields)
-8 to 11 pm: “Cheboygan Has
Characters” concert at Festival Square
Saturday, August 10th
-9 am: Exhibitors open
-10 am: Straits Area Geocatchers
event
-2 pm: “Stone Soup” reading in
Festival Square
-7-8 pm: Prize ceremony (don’t need
to be present to win)
-8-11 pm: Cheboygan’s Brewhouse
Band performs live
Sunday, August 11th
-9 am: Exhibitors open
-Prize pickup if not there Saturday
night
-4 pm: Festival ends
Cheboygan Puddingstone Festival
Friday-Sunday
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The Cheboygan County History Center invites you
this weekend to the festival of “The Puddingstones
of Cheboygan County” at the “Festival Square”.
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One of the top Bluegrass bands in the
state of Michigan, Luke Warm and the Not
So Hots will be appearing on the big
Mainstage at Wellington Farm, USA
Saturday evening, August 10. Admission
to the park is only $7.50 for adults and
$5.50 for seniors and students. Park
admission anytime after 3:00 p.m. will
include the show on the Mainstage which
will begin at 7:00 p.m. Lead performer of
the band is Luke Gitchel who has been
performing Bluegrass music since he was
four. In 1999 he won the flat-picking com-
petition during the Fallfest Bluegrass
Festival which is hosted by the West
Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. He
has performed at the Wheatland Music
and Arts Festival and in2009 he became a
member of the band Mountain Ruckus at
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. Luke’s
father Clint is also a member of the band.
Clint has performed with such notable
groups as Fauxgrass and the Midnight
Cattle Callers. He has shard the stage with
Collin Raye and Bill Kirchen.
Wellington Farm, USA is a living histo-
ry park depicting life as it was lived in a
rural, mid-western farming community
during the Great Depression. Wellington
Farm has been acclaimed as being the
only living history park in the nation that
portrays specifically 1932, the very worst
year of the Great Depression. The park
opens each morning at 9:00 a.m. and the
first guided tour departs the Visitors
Center at 10. The last tour of the day
leaves the visitor center at 4:00 p.m. The
park is open seven days a week until
October 31 when it will close for the sea-
son.
Wellington Farm Park, Inc. is a 501©3
non-profit corporation. Welling Farm,
USA is located at 6944 S. Military Road
southwest of Grayling. The farm is easily
accessed from either Exit 251 of I-75 or
Exit 206 of US-127. Further information
can be obtained by calling 989 348 5187
during business hours or visiting the web-
site at www.wellingtonfarmpark.org. or
visit us on Facebook.
MACKINAW CITY - On Saturday, August 10, Music in
Mackinaw’s 2013 summer concert season will continue with
Ruth and Max Bloomquist performing in the Roth
Performance Shell at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw
City beginning at 8:00pm.
Ruth and Max Bloomquist have been making music
together since they met in 1975 and discovered their shared
love not only for each other, but for music and songs made
with acoustic instruments and featuring lyrics from the
heart. Ruth and Max immersed themselves in folk, bluegrass,
country, singer songwriters, and other acoustic music to cre-
ate a sound and style all their own.
From the beginning, Ruth was inspired to write songs from
her own heart and experience. In 1997 Ruth and Max
released Ruth’s first CD, Jewel Of My Heart, a collection of
original songs that were popular with their audiences. Two
more “solo” CDs followed to rave reviews. Meanwhile, in
2003, Ruth was a winner of Merlefest’s Chris Austin Song
Writing Competition with her joyful Gospel song, By the
River. Ruth’s songs have also been recognized by the Great
Lakes Songwriting Contest, the Lake Superior Big Top
Chautauqua, and Mike Pinder’s Songwars. Ruth has lead
songwriting workshops at the Wheatland Music Festival and
the WMO Spring Traditional Arts Weekend, has showcased
her songs at the IBMA World of Bluegrass, and has assisted
Bluegrass Songwriter Committee head Louisa Branscomb in
bluegrass songwriter song circles.
Ruth was named Outstanding Vocalist of the Month for
December 2006 by Singer Universe Magazine. Her resonant
alto has been compared to Anne Murray, Linda Ronstadt,
and Kathy Mattea. After hearing Ruth and Max perform the
Scott Wiseman standard, Remember Me, Garrison Keillor
told Ruth, “You have a big voice... I’d like to sing that song
with you.” And the next night he did!
Ruth and Max frequently appear, as they will in this per-
formance, accompanied by guitarist John “Sky” King and fid-
dler Dan Seabolt, who recently was in Mackinaw City per-
forming with the “Free Wheelin’’’ group. Veterans of stage
and studio, both have appeared on the couple’s recordings
over the years. Dan’s jazzy yet traditional fiddle and John’s
unusual “b-bender” guitar style add an exciting dynamic to
Ruth’s original songs and favorite classics that audiences
love.
Music in Mackinaw concerts are held every consecutive
Saturday evening mid-June through Labor Day week-end,
always beginning at 8:00pm. Admission is free with seating
on the lawn. For those who can, it is suggested to bring lawn
chairs. However, chairs are available for a modest donation.
These performances are made possible in part by the
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the
Cheboygan Area Arts Council, the Mackinaw City Chamber
of Commerce, Mackinaw Area Visitor’s Bureau, Local
Businesses and residents, and in cooperation with the Village
of Mackinaw City. Donations are accepted through the
Straits Area Community Foundation.
CHEBOYGAN - For over two decades, the musi-
cal partnership of Brian FitzGerald and Martin
McCormack, known as Switchback, has been
entertaining audiences around the world with
their unique American Roots music blended with
Celtic Soul. In 1986, FitzGerald was a mandolin
student of Jethro Burns and had already been
touring with Clifton Chenier when he met
McCormack, an award-winning voice student of
Whelma Oshiem at the American Conservatory of
Chicago and a member of the Star Search select-
ed band Beyond Blue. They were both chosen by
legendary County Kerry composer and concertina
master Terrence 'Cuz' Teahan to join his tradi-
tional Irish group. Teahan taught FitzGerald and
McCormack the old country techniques of Irish
musical entertainment, making them one of the
last generations to be directly influenced by a
master of this musical genre. On Saturday, August
10 at 7:30pm, The Opera House will host this tal-
ented twosome.
By 1988, shortly before Teahan's death, the duo
continued his musical legacy with the Wailin'
Banshees, joining forces with banjo great Bert
McMahon of Woodford, County Galway and
Chicago fiddle legend Mary McDonagh. The
Banshees flourished, but it was the power of see-
ing such Texan greats as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe
Ely, and Rodney Crowell that fueled FitzGerald
and McCormack's songwriting and ultimately led
to the formation of Switchback in 1993.
Meanwhile, the Celtic music world never forgot
the duo's Irish roots, so Switchback continued to
cultivate a following at concerts and festivals. The
duo has shared the stage with such notable Celtic
musicians as Cherish the Ladies, Gaelic Storm,
Liz Carroll, and John Williams. They annually tour
Ireland and frequently perform at the Westport,
County Mayo pub owned by The Chieftain's Matt
Malloy, who often appears there as well.
Switchback's music is frequently played on
radio stations such as RTE Radio One with Pat
Kenny in Dublin, Ireland and can also be seen on
Public Broadcasting Television stations through-
out the United States.
Wherever they play, no matter the size or age of
audience, Switchback always captivates and
charms folks with their energy and creativity.
Tickets may be purchased at The Opera House
Box Off ice at 231-627-5841 or 800-357-9408. This
concert is sponsored in part by Michigan Council
for the Arts Cultural Affairs.
ReBooted, featuring Judy Harrison is
Northern Michigan’s favorite high-energy 7-
piece classic rock/country music band. They
will appear on Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 PM
at the Lakes of the North clubhouse.
What makes ReBooted different from most
country bands is they have a fully choreo-
graphed show that is great for all ages. People
can feel free to dance or have just as much
fun watching the action on stage. It’s far more
than just a listening experience!
ReBooted is proud to have ultra-talented
musicians who bring with them countless
years of professional experience. Band mem-
bers include Clark Harner on drums, Marshall
Cronican-Walker on bass guitar, Steve Krygier
on keyboards and Charlie Sessoms on lead
guitar. The back-up singer/dancers include
Leslie Haskin and Marilyn Taylor.
Friends of Music is sponsoring this concert,
and tickets are available at the door. Adults
are $15, ages 12-18 are $5, and children under
12 are free when accompanied by a paying
adult. For more information call 231-585-
6360.
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Harmonie-Meisters are dedicated to singing the true American art
form of four parts, accapella music called Barbershop Harmony.
Ranging in age from 17 years to 93 years, the group is considered
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Local Frauds and Reporting to Law Enforcement
12:00 pm - Lunch
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Commission - Utility Rights of Seniors
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Mackinac Island Overnight Trip
September 11th and 12th
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Thursday, August 15th at 6:00 pm
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Barbershop Harmony Society
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form of four parts, accapella music called Barber-
shop Harmony. Ranging in age from 17 years to 93
years, the group is considered a service organiza-
tion for their giving of harmony and music in the
local communities.
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est in amenities including 42" flat screen televisions, ex-
panded satellite programming, Wi-Fi, individually controlled
air conditioning and heat, in room coffee, and deluxe conti-
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Are you under any stress? Have you ever
been asked that question? We have all
experienced stress.
One definition of stress is "the non-spe-
cific response of the body to any demand
for change." This definition was offered
by Hans Seyle in 1936. Seyle was trained
in organic chemistry and was one of the
first researchers to examine the impact of
stress on health.
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standable definition is attributed to
Richard Lazarus. According to Lazarus,
stress is the condition or feeling a person
has when they perceive that "demands
exceed the personal and social resources
the individual is able to mobilize." Stress
is the feeling and a stressor is the event
that causes the reaction.
Stress is all around us.
For some people, stress is a
part of daily life. Stress can
be both positive and nega-
tive. Stress can motivate
and help you to perform.
Chronic stress can be detri-
mental, both physically
and psychologically. What
is considered stressful and
how one responds to stress
will vary from one person to another.
The Holmes and Rahe stress scale was
developed and validated in 1967 as a
means of quantifying the impact of vari-
ous stressful life events. Based on their
research with more than 5000 medical
patients, these researchers determined
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stressful experience. Divorce and marital
separation rounded out the top three
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standing personal achievement.
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had experienced in the previous two years.
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or "weight," based on the amount of stress
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Units was added together. The higher the
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