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By Heather DeLong
Welcome back the
Emmet-Charlevoix County
Fair - kicking off this week-
end at the Petoskey
Fairgrounds! To commem-
orate this year’s fair, coun-
try recording artist Justin
Moore will be performing
on the grandstand on
Thursday, August 22nd.
Twenty-nine year-old Justin
Moore’s top hits include
“Point at you”, “Small Town
USA”, “Backwoods”, “If
Heaven wasn’t so far away”,
“Bait a hook” and the infamous
“Til my last day”. You can view
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call (231) 347-1010 for details on
the performance.
Carnival dates are August 20th
through the 25th and
Grandstand events are the 20th
through the 24th. New to this
year is the Dark Sky Park
Program, ‘Once in a Blue Moon’.
From 8-9 pm on Wednesday,
August 21st fairgoers will
receive a tour of the sunset
and moonrise led by Emmet
County’s Headlands
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To many kids’ excitement,
or dismay, the shelves in
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school merchandise, ranging
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last year. This year the expect-
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total reaching $26.7 billion.
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to-college shopping, a grand
total spent on retail merchan-
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this weekend at the Petoskey
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Otsego County Fair is back in town August 17-24th! There’s no better way to spend some of the last few
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weeks of summer with your
friends and family in
Gaylord than to attend the
Otsego County Fair. The
132nd year is expected to
be one to remember at the
Otsego County Fairgrounds
with entertainment for all
ages. The Fair Association
provides a gathering place
for all to showcase their
products and skills, and
creates educational, social,
cultural and economic
opportunities to promote
and preserve agriculture.
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taining and valuable expe-
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By Heather DeLong
The Petoskey Regional Chamber of
Commerce proudly presents its 11th Annual
Festival on the Bay this weekend August 16th
through 17th at the Petoskey, Michigan
waterfront. Live music, kids’ activities, a pet-
ting zoo, great food, sporting events, Chalk &
Chocolate Festival, Youth Fishing Derby,
SAFE Teen Dance parasailing over Little
Traverse Bay and more will all be included in
this short but event-filled weekend! An arts
and craft show will also be held this weekend
on Saturday in downtown Pennsylvania Park.
Entering into the 11th year of the festival,
Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce
President Carlin Smith writes, “It’s remark-
able to me how this group of passionate vol-
unteers finds a way each year to dig deep to
make the festival even better than before. I’m
so grateful to them for the creativity and
energy they bring to the festival, and for the
very hard work they contribute each year.”
This year is no exception from the festival’s
past, so make your way to Petoskey this
weekend for a Festival on the Bay!
Festival on the Bay - 2013 Events at a
Glance (visit www.petoskeyfestival.com for
more details)
Friday, August 16
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Farmers Market,
Howard Street, Downtown
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Visit the Little
Traverse History Museum!
Noon to 9:00 p.m. - Vendor Booths on the
Promenade, Waterfront
Noon to 9:00 p.m. - Downtown Treasure
Hunt, Downtown
Noon to sunset – Parasailing in the Bay with
Boyne Parasail
Noon to 4:00 p.m. - Kayak rides and demos
by The Outfi tter, Festival Place
Noon – Concert in the Park, Pennsylvania
Park, Downtown Petoskey – Pete Kehoe
1:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Games and Activities in
Children’s Area – $2 per child, adults free
3:00 p.m. to Midnight - Entertainment tent
open with beverages, $5 per adult, children
free
3:30 p.m. – Mr. Ron – Storytelling and music,
Children’s Area
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Kayak demos by The
Bahnhof, Festival Place
5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. - Live Music,
Entertainment Tent, Ed White Ballfield
8:00 p.m. - Petoskey High School Steel Drum
Band, Entertainment Tent, Ed White Ballfield
8:47 p.m. Million-dollar sunset
10:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. AllenAsTim and The
Dance Hall Rockers, Live, Entertainment
Tent, Ed White Ballfield
Saturday, August 17
8:00 to 11:00 a.m. - Wellness Walk/Run,
Festival Place, $25
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Visit the Little
Traverse History Museum
10:00 a.m. – Whispering Pines Petting Zoo,
Children’s Area
10:00 a.m. – Chalk and Chocolate Festival,
Arboretum
10:00 a.m. to Noon – Children’s Fishing
Derby, Arboretum
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Big Brothers &
Sisters Arts & Craft Fair, Pennsylvania Park
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Vendor Booths on
the Promenade, Waterfront
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Downtown Treasure
Hunt, Downtown
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Games and
Activities in Children’s Area, $2 per child,
adults free
11:00 a.m. – Jania the Magic Lady, Children’s
Area
Noon to 5:00 p.m. - Jiimaan rides on the Bay
Noon to Sunset – Parasailing in the Bay with
Boyne Parasail
Noon to 4:00 p.m. - Kayak rides and demos
by the Outfitter, Festival Place
Noon to Midnight - Live Music
Entertainment Tent, Ed White Ballfi eld, $5
per adult, children free
12:30 p.m. – Northern Lights Irish Dancers,
Children’s Area
2:00 p.m. – Kirby Snively, Children’s Area
3:30 p.m. – Mr. Ron, Storytelling and music,
Children’s Area
4:00 p.m. – The Great Bear River Duck Race,
Waterfront
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Fly a kite with Rocking
Horse Toy Company, Festival Place
4:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Kayak demonstrations by
The Bahnhof, Festival Place
8:00 p.m. – S.A.F.E. ELECTRO SUNSET
DANCE PARTY!, Children’s Area
8:45 p.m. - Million Dollar sunset
9:00 p.m. - Downtown Treasure Hunt Award,
Waterfront/Information Booth
10:15 p.m. - Midnight, Funktion, Live,
Entertainment Tent
Sunday, August 18
10:00 a.m. Worship on the Bay, Waterfront
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P E T O S K E Y
2013 Petoskey Festival on the Bay this weekend
The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce proudly presents its 11th Annual
Festival on the Bay this weekend August 16th through 17th at the Petoskey,
Michigan waterfront.
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Festival on the Bay also offers many activities that showcase the region’s beauti-
ful waterfront including free Jiimaan Canoe rides (a Jiimaan is a 20-person tradi-
tional Native American canoe made of wood) and kayak demonstrations.
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The Otsego County Community Foundation has
recently announced its 2013 scholarship recipi-
ents. The foundation’s scholarship program con-
nects funds from the forward-thinking donors to
deserving local students pursuing further educa-
tion. In 2013, 16 scholarships in the amount of
$11,100 were awarded.
“We are grateful to the generous community
members who have set-up scholarship funds,
often times in honor of a loved one,” said Dana
Bensinger, OCCF executive director. “Their invest-
ment in the continued education of local youth is
appreciated.”
Otsego County Community Foundation
2013 scholarship recipients were:
Jason Mead
Scholarship
Zach Wagner
Zach graduated from
Gaylord High School
and will be attending
Cornerstone
University in the fall to pursue a degree in Audio
Production and Secondary Education.
Kyle Casey Scholarship
Trevor Adams
Trevor graduated from
Gaylord High School
and will be attending
Alma College in the
fall to pursue a degree
in dentistry with the
hopes of becoming an
Orthodontist one day.
Class of 1960 Alumni Scholarship
Taylor
Rabineau
Taylor graduated
from Gaylord High
School and will be
attending
Cornerstone
University in the fall
to study Physical
Therapy or
Counseling.
Freel Family Scholarship
Joshua
Wohlfeil
Joshua graduated
from Gaylord High
School and will be
attending Alma
College in the fall to
study Pre-Medicine.
Gaylord Soccer League Scholarship
in Memory of
Gene Sanders
Sarah Polena
Sarah graduated
from Gaylord High
School and will be
attending Grand
Valley State
University to pursue
a degree in Nursing.
Gaylord Soccer League Scholarship
in memory of
Brandon
Brigham
James Dunn
James graduated
from Gaylord High
School and will be
attending Kettering
University in the fall to pursue a degree in
Engineering and Business.
Athel Eugene & Helen Williams
Scholarship
Rebecca
Michael
Rebecca graduated
from Johannesburg-
Lewiston High
School and will be
attending Northern
Michigan University
in the fall to pursue a
degree in nursing.
Angus Scholarship Fund
Trevor Massey
Trevor graduated from
Gaylord High School
in 2010, and is contin-
uing his education at
Ferris State University
working towards his
degree in Pharmacy.
Reach Scholarship
Dylan Masko
Dylan graduated
from St. Mary
Cathedral High
School and will be
attending Lawrence
Technological
University to pursue
a degree in
Architecture.
Katie Krug Youth
Volunteerism Scholarship
Samantha
Dessoye
Samantha grad-
uated from
Johannesburg
Lewiston High
School and will
be attending
Lawrence
Technological University to pursue a
degree in Architecture.
Don Skop Memorial
Scholarship
Scott
Kramp
Scott graduated
from Gaylord
High School and
will be attend-
ing North
Central
Michigan
College to pursue a degree in Computer
Science.
Butcher Scholarship Fund
Harrison
Quaal
Harrison
graduated
from Gaylord
High School
and will be
attending
Michigan
State
University to pursue a degree in Pre-
Medicine and continue his education
onto medical school for a doctorate.
Edward and Frances Burzynski
Scholarship
Andrea
Birkhofer
Andrea graduated from
Gaylord High School and
will be attending
Naturopathic Institute of
Therapies and Education
to pursue a degree in General Business with a
minor in Nutrition and Environmental Science.
Don and Helen Crandall
Scholarship, Carol Miles Granlund
Scholarship, Katherine Tripp
Scholarship
Maria Warren
Maria graduated from
Gaylord High School
and will be attending
Saginaw Valley State
University to become
pursue a degree in
Elementary Education
or Pediatric Physical Therapy.
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“We are grateful to the
generous community
members who have set-up
scholarship funds, often times
in honor of a loved one,”
Sana Bensinger, OCCF executive director
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Otsego County Community Foundation
presents scholarships to area students
WEATHER:
Thursday
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Friday
High 78
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Saturday
High 79
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Sunday
High 80
Low 57
Monday
High 80
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Tuesday
High 78
Low 59
pm on the Entertainment Stage under the
Tent. Also, early next week, Monday will hold
the preview/judging day with free admis-
sion, the Mud Drags will be Tuesday night at
the Grandstand and Wednesday’s rodeo will
be a big hit with the Super Kicker Rodeo
beginning at 7 pm.
Daily gate admission is $3.00 per person
beginning August 20th, and children ages 4
and under get in free. A weekly gate pass is
$7.00 per person. Carnival ride bracelets will
be $7.00 on Tuesday and $11.00 Wednesday
through Saturday. Grandstand admissions
vary. The complete schedule of events is list-
ed below. Visit www.otsegocountyfair-
grounds.org for more pricing details and
general information on the 132nd Annual
Otsego County Fair. See you there!
Schedule Subject to Change - Absolutely
NO refunds or rainchecks on cancelled
grandstand events or carnival rides
Saturday, August 17 – Horse Day
9am Tri-County Horse Pleasure
Show
Sunday, August 18 – Royalty Day
9am-12pm Animal Exhibits Accepted
10am-12pm Small Animal Exhibits Accepted
12pm-3pm Exhibits Accepted - some
judging to take place
12pm Large Animal Weigh-In and
Exhibitor Meeting
1pm Tri County Horse Speed Show
1pm Small Animal Exhibitor Meeting
3:30 Horse Check-in
4pm Horse Exhibitor Meeting
7pm Little Mister & Miss & Queen’s
Pageant – On the
Entertainment Stage
Monday, August 19 – Preview/Judging
Day (Free Admission)
8:30am Youth/Open Pleasure Horse
Show
12pm-10pm Exhibit Buildings Open
1pm Pocket Pet Judging
3pm Rabbit/Cavy Judging
Tuesday, August 20 – Mud Day
9:30am Hog, Sheep & Goat Judging
10am-11pm Exhibit Buildings Open
12pm-9pm Little Red School House Opens
12pm Mother Goose Nursery Opens –
In the Livestock Barn
12:30pm Rondini the Magician – On the
Entertainment Stage
1:30pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
3pm Doc Ron’s Weird Science Show –
On the Entertainment Stage
4pm Steer, Dairy, Feeder & Veal
Judging
4:30pm Pirate Show – on the
Entertainment Stage
5pm-11pm Skerbeck Brothers Midway
Opens
5:30pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
6pm Wild World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
6:30pm Hypnosis Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
7pm Mud Drags - Grandstand
7:30pm Wild World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
Wednesday, August 21 – Rodeo Day
8:30am Youth/Open Pleasure Horse
Show
10am-11pm Exhibit Buildings Open
12pm-11pm Skerbeck Brothers Midway
Opens
12pm-9pm Little Red School House Opens
12pm Mother Goose Nursery Opens –
In the Livestock Barn
12pm Rondini the Magician – On the
Entertainment Stage
1pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
1:30pm Wild World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
2pm Doc Ron’s Weird Science Show –
On the Entertainment Stage
3pm Poultry & Waterfowl Judging
3pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
4pm Rumuda Regulators Mounted
Shooting Demonstration – In
the Horse Arena
4pm Rondini the Magician – On the
Entertainment Stage
4:30pm Wild World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
5:30pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
6:15pm Wild World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
By 6:30pm Gaylord’s Got Talent, Check-in –
On the Entertainment Stage
6:30pm DeWayne Spaw, Pre Rodeo
Entertainment – Grand Stand
7pm Super Kicker Rodeo –
Grandstand
7pm Gaylord’s Got Talent, Try-outs –
On the Entertainment Stage
Thursday, August 22 – Pulling Day
(Kid’s 12 & under get in Free from Noon-3:00 pm)
8:30am Youth/Open Speed Horse Show
10am-11pm Exhibit Buildings Open
12pm-11pm Skerbeck Brothers Midway
Opens
12pm-9pm Little Red School House Opens
12pm-3pm Kid’s Day – Front Lawn
12pm National Pedal Pullers & Racers
Registration – In Front of the
North Building
12pm Mother Goose Nursery Opens –
In the Livestock Barn
12pm Rondini the Magician – On the
Entertainment Stage
12:30pm Wild World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
1pm National Pedal Pullers & Racers
(Car Races) – In Front of the
North Building
1pm Pirate Island – On the
Entertainment Stage
2pm Dressage Exhibition – In the
Horse Arena
3:30pm Wild World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
2pm Doc Ron’s Weird Science Show –
On the Entertainment Stage
3pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
4pm Rondini the Magician – On the
Entertainment Stage
5:30pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
Local Pickup Pullers Registration –
Registration ends 15 minutes prior to con-
tracted show time
6pm TTPA Modified Tractor &
Pickup Pulls – Grandstand
6pm Ultimate Air Dog Show – Near
the Main Entrance
6:15pm Wild World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
By 6:30pm Gaylord’s Got Talent, Check-in –
On the Entertainment Stage
7pm Gaylord’s Got Talent, Try-outs –
On the Entertainment Stage
8pm Ultimate Air Dog Show – Near
the Main Entrance
Friday, August 23 – Race Day
9am Pictures – Youth Horse,
Livestock & Small Animal
Winners
9:30am Dog Judging – In the Parking
Lot off Shipp Street behind the
Buildings Up Front.
10am-11pm Exhibit Buildings Open
12pm-11pm Skerbeck Brothers Midway
Opens
12pm-9pm Little Red School House Opens
12pm Mother Goose Nursery Opens –
In the Livestock Barn
12pm Rondini the Magician – On the
Entertainment Stage
12:30pm Wild World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
1pm Coloring Contest Pictures
Deadline – In the Large Animal
Building
1pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
2pm Doc Ron’s Weird Science Show –
On the Entertainment Stage
2pm-9pm Tactical Laser Tag – Near the
Main Entrance
3pm Bump & Run Registration –
Entries taken
3pm Youth Livestock Auction
3pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
3:30pm Wild World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
4pm Rondini the Magician – On the
Entertainment Stage
4pm Ultimate Air Dog Show – Near
the Main Entrance
4pm Mother Goose Nursery Rabbit
Drawing & Coloring Contest
Winners Announced – In the
Livestock Barn
5:30pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
6pm Ultimate Air Dog Show – Near
the Main Entrance
6:15pm Wild World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
7pm Bump & Run – Grandstand
By 7:30pm Gaylord’s Got Talent Finals,
Sign In – On the Entertainment
Stage
8pm Ultimate Air Dog Show – Near
the Main Entrance
8pm Gaylord’s Got Talent Finals – On
the Entertainment Stage
Saturday, August 24 – Destruction Day
10am-10pm Exhibit Buildings Open
11am Team Roping Exhibition, Horse
Arena
12pm-11pm Skerbeck Brothers Midway
Opens
12pm-9pm Little Red School House Opens
10am Chili and Rib Cook-Off Begins
12pm Mother Goose Nursery Opens –
In the Livestock Barn
12pm Ultimate Air Dog Show – Near
the Main Entrance
12pm Rondini the Magician – On the
Entertainment Stage
12:30pm Wild World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
12:30pm Showmanship Sweepstakes
1pm Chili & Rib Cook-Off Judging
1pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
2pm-9pm Tactical Laser Tag – Near the
Main Entrance
2pm Doc Ron’s Weird Science Show –
On the Entertainment Stage
2pm Ultimate Air Dog Show – Near
the Main Entrance
2pm Night of Destruction
Registration – Entries Taken
3-4:30pm Princess Tea – On the
Entertainment Stage
4pm Ultimate Air Dog Show FINALS
– Near the Main Entrance
4:30pm Wid World of Animals,
Educational Show - On the
Front Lawn
5pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
6pm Rondini the Magician – On the
Entertainment Stage
6pm Night of Destruction: Bump &
Run, Stock Bump & Run, Tough
Truck, Quad/ATV Obstacle
Course, Burnout Competition & Truck Slick
Track Drag Racing – Grand stand
7pm Pirate Show – On the
Entertainment Stage
10pm Animals and Exhibits Released
Sunday, August 26
10am-12pm Exhibitors pick-up their
exhibits
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from NRF research this year include:
• Spend with practicality in mind. If
you overspent on items for your older
kids last year, try reusing some things
this year.
• The biggest portion of back-to-
school budgets will go toward apparel
and accessories. It is estimated only
13.7 percent of shoppers will purchase
goods at thrift/resale stores. To try to
save yourself from getting a hole in
your wallet, look for trendy finds in
your local thrift shops or try hitting
some end of summer garage sales.
• Dorm and apartment furniture
spending is expected to increase this
year. 42 percent of families will spend
an average $104.76 on new bedding,
mini refrigerators and microwaves.
Make sure to check if your dorm allows
microwaves and look in local ads for
mini refrigerators for sale. Where
there’s a student entering college
there’s one graduating whom will be
glad to get rid of their fridge at a deal to
lessen their load for their move out.
• Comparison shopping has grown in
the last few years. 37 percent of parents
said they will compare shop online and
in stores more often to get the best
deal.
• Dads will spend 34 percent more
than moms on college supplies this
year, splurging on electronics, furniture
and more.
• Because teens and pre-teens want
to keep up with the most fashionable
trends, they will chip in an average $30
of their own money for back-to-school
shopping.
• Buy certain things so they will last,
such as backpacks with durable mate-
rial, pencils in bulk, etc.
• This year, back-to-school shoppers
got head starts and began shopping as
early as July.
• Be careful when it comes to online
purchasing. Those who buy online are
likely to spend more than those who
shop in stores.
• A decrease in electronic sales is
expected for the 2013 school year.
Overall, the 2013 school spending
expectations have decreased as parents
and young adults are becoming more
aware of the value of a dollar.
Remember it’s not hard to find perfect-
ly practical items at a low cost if you
put a little time into the search. If you
and your student(s) keep their focus on
the larger goals (college, grad school,
housing after college, etc.) it might be
easier to pass up those expensive shoes
in return for a solid savings for the
future.
Harbor Springs Habitat for Humanity
Restore helps build dreams
By Jim Akans
When someone purchases an item from
the vast inventory of new and gently used
home improvement products at the 9,500
square foot Habitat for Humanity Restore
facility in Harbor Springs, they not only
enjoy huge savings in price, they are helping
to build the new home dreams of the fami-
lies the Habitat organization helps each year.
It is truly a win-win situation, the expansion
of a vision that began back in 1976 when
Millard and Linda Fuller founded Habitat for
Humanity. To date, over 400,000 affordable
houses have been built by Habitat affiliates,
housing more than 2 million people world-
wide.
Harbor Springs Habitat for Humanity
Restore Director, Bob Bystrom, states, “There
were 28 Restores in Michigan when we start-
ed this one four years ago. Today there are
approximately 50 here in Michigan, and over
800 nationwide. We offer a wide variety of
home improvement items, such as windows,
doors, plumbing and electrical products,
lawn and garden products, light fixtures,
paint and more.”
The inventory also includes a constantly
changing selection of gently used furniture
and home accessories. About the only type
of item they don’t carry is clothing, and as
with every Habitat for Humanity Restore in
the state, they no longer accept box springs
or mattresses.
Bystrom notes that local businesses, area
contractors, and people in the community
donate the vast majority of the items offered
in the store. Since Habitat for Humanity
Restore is a non-profit organization, those
donations are typically tax-deductible for the
donor. Proceeds from the sales at the
Restore are utilize to assist affiliate
Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity
build quality, energy efficient, new home for
families in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties.
“When we open our doors back in March
of 2007,” Bystrom recalls, “Norwest Michigan
Habitat for Humanity was building approxi-
mately one and a half homes per year. That
capacity has now jumped to four to five
homes per year, and last year there were
seven active projects. Since opening, we also
estimate that we have diverted approximate-
ly 11,000 tons of waste that would have
ended up in landfills.”
Harbor Springs Habitat for Humanity
Restore is located at 8460 M-119 in Harbor
Springs, and hours of operations are Monday
through Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, and
Saturday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. For details, call
231-347-8440 or visit www.northwestmihabi-
tat.org/Restore.htm
By Jim Akans
The Ralph Holewinski V.F.W. Post 1518 will
be holding their annual “Ox Roast” fundrais-
ing event this coming Saturday August 17th,
from 1 to 4 pm at the Memorial Park located
off Old US 27 South in Waters. The menu will
feature Roast Top Round, Pork Roast, vegeta-
bles and salads, breads, desserts and a range
of beverages including iced tea, coffee and
water…all for just $10 per person, and just $5
for those 10 years of age and under. Proceeds
from this event will be utilized for the Post’s
new building fund.
August 5, 2013, was the date of the closing
of the sale of the former Ralph Holewinski,
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, #1518 building
in downtown Gaylord. The new location for
the VFW to hold their monthly meetings,
beginning August 15,2013, is the FOP
(Fraternal Order of Police) Building located at
315 Huron Street in Gaylord, which is directly
north of Gaylord City Hall.
At Saturday’s Ox Roast there will also be
50/50 drawings, live and silent auction, a
playground area for the kids and horseshoe
pits for adults.
Post 1518 is also offering Veteran
Recognition Paving Blocks for sale to be
installed at the Veterans Memorial in down-
town Gaylord. Pavers are available in two
sizes; a 4 x 8 inch version for $100 and an 8 x
8 inch version for $160. The pavers will be
engraved with the name and service informa-
tion of the veteran the purchaser wishes to
honor. Proceeds from these paver sales and
from the Ox Roast event will be utilized to
help build a
new VFW
building.
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231-536-7606
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231-348-2980
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06176 Old U.S. 31 South, Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Ralph Holewinski
V.F.W. Post 1518 to
holds 4th annual
“Ox Roast” fundraiser
this Saturday
Great Lakes Tree Removal
A full service tree & excavation contractor
Established business since 1986
989-348-9233
989-915-9503
• 60 & 80 foot aerial lifts
• Concrete repair & replacement
• Stump grinding
• Demolition • Lot clearing
• Site prep • Excavating
• Grading • Sand, gravel, stone
• Back hoe services
• Large debris removal
• Fully insured
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Visit Dennis
at Carriage CIippery
(across from Family Video)
for a great haircut or shave.
Open Wednesday – Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – Noon
Walk-ins are welcome or call 989-732-5094 for an appt.
Get Your Hair Cut by
a Master Barber
The Gaylord Area Council for the Arts
(GACA) has announced that the annual
Art & Antique Appraisal event has been
canceled. The event, previously sched-
uled for August 20th and 21st, was to fea-
ture distinguished appraiser Ernest
DuMouchelle and sponsored by GACA. A
reschedule date has not been announced.
For additional information about GACA,
call (989) 732-3242 or visit
www.otsego.org/gaylordarts
DuMouchelle Art &
Antique Appraisal event
in Gaylord canceled
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GAYLORD
Do it herself
Home Depot is hosting work-
shops for women. Thursday,
August 15th, 6:30pm-8pm.
The store is located at 1381
W. Main
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 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.
TOPINABEE
Chicken and Hog BBQ
Topinabee Firefighters
Chicken BBQ at August 18,
Adults $12, children under 12
are $6, Noon at the Pavilion
in Topinabee.
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.
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
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.
GRAYLING
Free money
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Foundation Scholarships -
We offer 1 hour guided trail rides at a rate of
$30 per person. Great trails, Great horses,
Great experience for the whole family.
Please call for reservations
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4:30 p.m. Download a schol-
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applicants the best of luck!
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monies? Please call Katie
Tisdale at 989-275-5000 ext
388.
GAYLORD
Fundraiser for animal
shelter
Aspen Ridge Retirement
Village will be hosting the
Dog Days of Summer Dog
Show fundraiser on Friday,
August 16th from 3:30 – 4:30
p.m. Benefitting the Otsego
County Animal Shelter, the
entry fee is by donation and
registers your dog for con-
tests and prizes. Accepted
donations include cash or
supplies such as dog food,
cat food, kitty litter, bleach
and paper towel. Residents
from the facility will judge
contests for the canines
including best dressed, best
tail wag, and best tricks. All
dogs will receive treats and
prizes, with several grand
prizes donated by Dog Trax
Grooming, Gaylord
Veterinary Hospital, Hall
Veterinary Clinic, Judie’s Dog
Grooming, and The
Pawfessional Touch. Pre-reg-
istration is required and
space is limited. The event
will be held indoors in the
event of inclement weather.
Please contact Christy Payne
at 989-705-2500 to register or
for more information. Aspen
Ridge Retirement Village is
located at 1261 Village
Parkway in Gaylord.
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.petoskeyfes-
tival.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.
GAYLORD
3 on 3 Basketball
tourney
If you hurry, you can still sign
up for the annual 3 0n 3 bas-
ketball tournament at
Arbutus Beach Highlands.
The tournament is Saturday,
August 17 starting at 10am.
Various age categories. Lots
of fun. Call Bill
VanRyckeghem at 989-731-
5604 right away.
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
"Motorman" Palladino's Ride
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
$75. Morning and afternoon
classes will be available on
August 16th & 17th. To sign
up, please contact Gary at:
586-246-4344 or e-mail
request to gary@ride-
likeapro-gl.com. You too can
learn the same fundamental
skills that the motor officers
use. Even experienced riders
will show a noticeable
improvement in their overall
riding skills! During the
LBD's event, please stop by
our display at the Boyne
Mountain Resort! Ride like a
Pro DVD's and other mer-
chandize will be available at
event prices! Visit our web-
site at www.ridelikeapro-
gl.com
GAYLORD
Yoga retreat
August 16-18: Song of the
Morning Yoga Retreat Center:
Yoga Fest 2013 Held at the
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-
shops, informational speak-
ers, kid’s activities, and
organic vegetarian and raw
food, with vendors offering
earth-friendly products and
personal health and aware-
ness resources.
HOUGHTON LAKE
Forest stewardship
workshop
Want to attract more wildlife
to your property, or generate
income from your forest
lands? Attend this workshop
for private landowners
August 17 from 1-4pm at the
Houghton Lake library, 4431
W. Houghton Lake Drive.
Looking for more informa-
tion on the health of your
trees and forest? Maybe
you’re looking for ways to
protect your land from devel-
opment? Whatever your
interest come join Huron
Pines for an educational and
informational workshop
designed to educate private
landowners on ways to man-
age their lands. RSVP for this
event online at www.huron-
pines.org or by calling Jill at
989-448-2293 ext. 21
GAYLORD
Caregiver support
45 facts about family caregiv-
ing and our own survey work
Aug. 17, 10am - 11:30am at
the University Center, 80
Livingston Blvd. Presented by
Eileen Godek, Otsego County
Commission on Aging.
GRAYLING
Rotary Fall Flinger
Fundraiser Disc Golf
Tournament
Saturday, August 17th at
Hanson Hills Recreation Area
- Please come and support
the Grayling Rotary Club!!
This is the organization that
has introduced and funded
the two AMAZING courses at
Hanson Hills Recreation
Area. This is a “Fundraiser
Event”. All proceeds will go
toward future community
projects funded by the
Grayling Rotary Club.
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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
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International Dark Sky Park program director Mary Stewart
Adams. The sun will be setting at 8:38 pm with the moonrise
following one minute later, revealing the “rhythm found in
the natural world, and man’s system of naming natural phe-
nomena.” The program is free and will be located at Nick’s
Kids’ Stage.
The Emmet County Fair has been in existence since before
1905, and previously known as the Emmet County
Agricultural Society. In 2000, it became a two county Fair
converging with Charlevoix County. Fair manager Agnes
Shaw writes on the county website, “Longevity has proven to
be a boon to our grounds. In 2004 our grounds were com-
pletely renovated with state of the art facilities, which are all
ADA accessible. Our facilities now accommodate not only
the Fair each year in August but a host of wonderful events
all year long.”
For more information on the history and events of the
Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair, check out the schedule
below and visit www.emmetcounty.org.
2013 Fair Schedule
Friday - August 16
3-7 PM: 4-H Projects-Optional drop off at the Community
Center
Saturday - August 17
9-11 AM: 4-H Entries Arrive Dept. R, DIV. 1-11 & 15
11 AM-1 PM: Community Center Closed
1-5 PM: Judging of 4-H Exhibits
1-6 PM: Open Class Registration (Non-perishables only, no
animals)
5-6 PM: 4-H Club Display Setup (Optional)
6 PM: Community Center Closed
Sunday - August 18
7 AM-12 PM: ALL Open & 4-H Livestock Arrives
9-11:30 AM: Pullorum Testing for all Poultry
9 AM-12 PM: Open Class & 4-H poultry, rabbits, pocket pets
and fowl arrive
12-6 PM: Open Class (registration for all open class entries)
12-6 PM: 4-H Club display - Final Setup & judging
6 PM: Market Livestock record book judging
6 PM: Community Center and ALL barns close
Monday - August 19
OPEN CLASS JUDGING (COMMUNITY CENTER)
9 AM: Community Center will be closed until judging is com-
plete
10 AM: 4-H Horses Arrive
11 AM: 4-H Horse - Fitting & Showing and English Classes
(Horse Arena)
4 PM: 4-H Animal Husbandry & Open Class Swine Shows
6 PM: 4-H Market Livestock Swine Show
7 PM: 4-H Horse Show Jumping Classes (Horse Arena)
9 PM: Community Center Closes
Tuesday - August 20
SENIOR CITIZEN & HANDI-CAPABLE DAY
10 AM-9 PM: Community Center Open to Public
11 AM: 4-H Horse - Fitting & Showing and Western Classes
(Horse Arena)
12 PM: Open Pony Pulls (Grandstand)
2 PM: Carnival Rides Open
3-6 PM: FREE Music - Community Center Back Stage -
Second Time Around
2:30 PM: Open Mule Pull (Grandstand)
4 PM: 4-H Animal Husbandry & Open Class Lamb Shows
6 PM: 4-H Market Livestock Lamb Show
6 PM: Open Draft Horse Pulls (Grandstand)
7 PM: 4-H Horse Show Speed Classes (Horse Arena)
9 PM: Community Center Closes
Wednesday - August 21
EVERYBODY'S A KID DAY
12 PM-CLOSE: Kid's Day - Ride One Price
10 AM-9 PM: Community Center Open to Public
9 AM: 4-H Animal Husbandry & Open Class Rabbit Show
AFTER RABBIT SHOW: 4-H Animal Husbandry & Open Class
Pocket Pet Show
11 AM: 4-H Horse Show Novice Speed Show
AFTER NOVICE SHOW: 4-H Horse Show Reining Classes
(Horse Arena)
12 PM: Open Dog Agility Show (Area near Grandstand)
AFTER DOG AGILITY SHOW: 4-H Dog Show (Area near
Grandstand)
1 PM: 4-H Animal Husbandry & Open Goat Show
AFTER GOAT SHOWS: 4-H Animal Husbandry & Open Exotic
Show
3 PM: 4-H Animal Husbandry & Open Beef & Dairy Show
4 PM: Market Livestock Dairy Feeder Show
6 PM: Market Livestock Beef Show
7 PM: Benefit Concert for Brother Dan's Food Pantry
(Grandstand)
8-9 PM: 'Once in a Blue Moon' Dark Sky Program (Nick's
Kids' Stage)
Thursday - August 22
EVERYONE'S A KID DAY (AGAIN)
12 PM-CLOSE: Kid's Day Again - Ride One Price
10 AM-9 PM: Community Center Open to Public
9 AM: 4-H Animal Husbandry & Open Class Poultry Show
11 AM: 4-H Animal Husbandry & Open Class Waterfowl Show
11 AM: 4-H Horse Show Trail Classes (Horse Arena)
3 PM: Market Livestock Auction
7 PM: Justin Moore country concert! (Grandstand)
Opening act: Billy Jewell and his Bad Habits
9 PM: Community Center Closes
Friday - August 23
12-6 PM: Dollar Days - all rides $1
12 PM: Carnival and Midway
10 AM-9 PM: Community Center Open to Public
11 AM: 4-H Horse Show - Dressage Classes (Horse Arena)
AFTER DRESSAGE: 4-H Horse Show - Pattern and Events
Classes (Horse Arena)
7 PM: Autocrosss Racing (Grandstand)
9 PM: Community Center Closes
Saturday - August 24
12 PM: Carnival and Midway
10 AM-9 PM: Community Center Open to Public
7 PM: Monster Truck Show (Grandstand)
9 PM: Community Center Closes
Sunday - August 25
12-6 PM: Carnival Open - Special armband pricing
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VANDERBILT
Hawaiian Lawn Party
You are cordially invited to
join us for our 20th Annual
Senior Hawaiian Theme
Lawn Party Hosted by: Bev &
Dick Cherwinski & Suzie &
Jon Coveyou to be held @ The
Cherwinski Residence, 6962
Cherwinski Rd. Saturday
August 17th at 12:30pm.
Bring along Family, Friends &
your favorite dish to share
(also: if possible your
favorite folding chair). Meats,
table service, tables,
breads/buns and refresh-
ments provided. Live music
by the Lucky Stars. Wear your
moo-moo or come as you
are. Prizes will be given away.
We ask that if you bring a
child and wish them to
receive a gift, please bring it
with you placed in a bag with
their name on it & pass it to
me. We hope you will be able
to join us. Please RSVP to Bev
at 989-983-4188 or bevo@
core.com, or Suzie 231-347-
7844 or Sukho@core.com
LOVELLS
22nd Annual Lovells
Bridge Walk
Saturday, August 17th. Meet
at Lovells Town Hall & Park
(8405 Twin Bridge Road) –
ACTIVITIES FREE (Suggested
meal donation - $5 per per-
son. Firemen’s Pancake
Breakfast at 8am, 11:30am
Bus- Shuttle Service, Parade
& Bridgewalk at Noon,
Community Lunch following
the Bridge Walk, Children’s
Events 11am-3:30pm. Live
Entertainment 1-5pm. 50/50
Drawing, Prizes all day long!
All proceeds to benefit the
Lovells Volunteer Fire/EMS
Department.
ROSCOMMON
Blues Brothers Revue
Saturday, August 17 @ 8pm at
Kirtland Center for the
Performing Arts (KCC
Campus) - Show duration
approx. two hours with an
intermission. Cost: $37 sec-
tions A or B – $32 section C.
Dan Akroyd and Judy Belushi
bring to the stage the cultural
phenomenon of Jake and
Elwood Blues, under the
musical direction of Paul
Shaffer, music man for
decades on the Late Night
Show with David Letterman.
The live concert show com-
bines the comedy and hits of
the original 1980 movie lay-
ered with rich helpings of
Chicago blues, gospel and
soul music. Hitch a ride with
the fictitious front men and
the Intercontinental Rhythm
& Blues Revue Band on a
mission. Fun for all ages, The
Official Blues Brothers strike
the right balance of humor,
music and mayhem. Bop in
the aisles to all the Blues
Brothers’ classics, including
“Soul Man,” ‘Rubber Biscuit,”
“Gimme Some Lovin’” and
more. Kieron (Lafferty as
Elwood) and Wayne (Catania
as Jake) are not imitators.
They live the music and
embody those characters.
GAYLORD
Car, truck, bike show
The 5th annual classic car,
truck and bike show spon-
sored by Mount Hope
Church, Sat. Aug. 17, 9am -
3pm. Lots of great vehicles!
Craft show, storage wars auc-
tion, grill raffle, petting zoo,
bounce house and more.
Proceeds benefit Otsego
County Food Pantry.
CHEBOYGAN
Top O’ Michigan
National Outboard
Marathon Races
Over two days, racers will
travel through Northern
Michigan’s Inland Waterway
for a total of 87 miles of rac-
ing fun through Burt Lake,
Crooked Lake & River, Indian
River, Mullett Lake &
Cheboygan River. If you like
high speed excitement, you'll
want to see this marathon
that's been taking place so
long that it's the longest run-
ning marathon in the coun-
try! www.tomorc.com
CHEBOYGAN
Gospel concert
Gospel Concert featuring The
Calvarymen August 17 at St.
John Lutheran Church, 8757
North Straits Hwy. Free will
donation.
GAYLORD
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18th - 24th.
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If you have children, you’re keenly
aware that it’s getting close to back-to-
school time. Today, that might mean
you need to go shopping for notebooks
and pencils. But in the future, when
“back to school” means “off to college,”
your expenditures are likely to be signif-
icantly greater. Will you be financially
prepared for that day?
It could be expensive. The average
cost for one year at an in-state public
school is $22,261, while the comparable
expense for a private school is $43,289,
according to the College Board’s figures
for the 2012–2013 academic year. And
these costs will probably continue to
rise.
Still, there’s no need to panic. Your
child could receive grants or scholar-
ships to college, which would lower the
“sticker price.” But it’s still a good idea
for you to save early and often.
To illustrate the importance of getting
an early jump on college funding, let’s
look at two examples of how you might
fund a college education. A 529 plan is
one way — but not the only way — to
save for college. (The following exam-
ples are hypothetical in nature and don’t
reflect the performance of an actual
investment or investment strategy.)
Example 1: Suppose you started sav-
ing for your child’s college education
when she was 3 years old. If you con-
tributed $200 a month, for 15 years, to a
529 plan that earned 7% a year, you’d
accumulate about $64,000 by the time
your daughter turned 18. With a 529
plan, your earnings grow tax free, pro-
vided all withdrawals are used for quali-
fied higher education purposes. (Keep
in mind, though, that 529 plan distribu-
tions not used for qualified expenses
may be subject to federal and state
income tax and a 10% IRS penalty.)
Example 2: Instead of starting to save
when your child was 3, you wait 10
years, until she turns 13. You put in the
same $200 per month to a 529 plan that
earns the same 7% a year. After five
years, when your daughter has turned
18, you will have accumulated slightly
less than $15,000.
Clearly, there’s a big disparity between
$64,000 and $15,000. So, if you don’t
want to be in a position where you have
to start putting away huge sums of
money each month to “catch up” on
your college savings, you’ll be well
advised to start saving as early as possi-
ble — specifically, during the first few
years of your child’s life.
Of course, given all your other
expenses, you may find it challenging to
begin putting away money for college.
And with so many years to go until you
actually need the money; it’s tempting
to put off your savings for another day.
But those “other
days” can add up
— and before you
know it, college
may be looming.
Consequently,
you may want to
put your savings
on “autopilot” by
setting up a bank
authorization to
move money each
month into a col-
lege savings
account. And, as
your income rises,
you may be able to
increase your
monthly contribu-
tions.
Save early, save
often: It’s a good
strategy for just
about any invest-
ment goal — and
it can make an
especially big dif-
ference when it
comes to paying for the high costs of
higher education.
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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Reduce, Reuse,
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With families preparing for the back-
to-school season and the frenzied
shopping sessions that come along
with it, Goodwill Industries of Northern
Michigan is asking parents and stu-
dents to shop responsibly. Goodwill
asks consumers to think about how
donations and shopping for used goods
can make a difference to communities
and the planet. At Goodwill, donated
goods and their resale are transformed
into job training and community pro-
grams that help thousands of people
annually in Northern Michigan. With
that in mind, Goodwill asks families to
consider the Three Rs of the back-to-
school season.
1. Reduce: Instead of approaching
the back-to-school season with a last-
minute dash to replace outgrown
items, kids and parents can use it as an
opportunity to be conscious of our
environment and community. It is a
great time for students to learn the pos-
itive impact of cleaning out their clos-
ets, donating items that are outgrown
will have on lives in Northern
Michigan. When you donate to
Goodwill you are giving items a ‘second
life’ and Goodwill will use them to
make another child look like a million
bucks for back to school, while creating
jobs. Donors also receive a 10% off
Goodwill coupon for their generosity.
Get the kids involved by playing the
Donation Match Game to find out what
items can be donated and what items
are recycled.
2. Reuse: Young people can make an
impact during the back-to-school sea-
son in two ways. First, they can make
room in their closets, bedrooms and
backpacks by donating gently used
clothing and household items to
Goodwill. Second, they can purchase
donated items for school so that the
value of what they buy will go directly
into helping their communities. Young
shoppers can find everything from
clothes, school supplies, books, elec-
tronics and sports equipment at your
Goodwill in Gaylord, Petoskey and
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3. Revisit: With families now spend-
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school shopping, it can certainly help
to put off some purchases until later in
the year. By returning to Goodwill
throughout the school year, parents can
make sure they’re only buying items
they really need. Thousands of new
items arrive daily at Goodwill, the
inventory is never the same twice, so
shopping often for must have back-to-
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“The back-to-school season can be a
stressful time for families,” said Cecil
McNally, Executive Director, Goodwill
Industries of Northern Michigan “By
approaching it as a fun opportunity to
learn how the power of donating can
strengthen our community, children
and parents alike can get everything
they need for school while knowing
they’re doing good by helping others.”
Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan is a
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Traverse City, serving 19 counties throughout
Northern Michigan. Goodwill’s programs and serv-
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disadvantaged individuals and families, overcome
barriers to independence. www.goodwillnmi.org
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Petoskey - Cancer and its treat-
ments can have a profound impact on
many areas of a person’s quality of
life, including intimate relationships
and feelings about oneself. Which is
why McLaren Northern Michigan
invited Sage A. Bolte, PhD, LCSW,
OSW-C, to Petoskey to discuss how
cancer and its treatments directly and
indirectly impact sexuality and how
patients can take steps towards
improving intimate relationships, the
way they feel about themselves and
improve sexual health. This event
takes place on Thursday, August 22
from 7-8:30 p.m. at the John and
Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion
and Dialysis Center in Petoskey (820
Arlington Avenue).
Dr. Bolte is a licensed clinical social
worker who works with people
impacted by cancer. She specializes in
how cancer and its treatments impact
sexual function and intimacy in rela-
tionships. She has done numerous
national and international presenta-
tions and has also contributed to a
number of publications on this topic.
She is currently an oncology coun-
selor at Life with Cancer®, a not-for-
profit support and education program
of INOVA cancer services in Falls
Church, VA, where she primarily
works with young adults and individ-
uals with advanced disease.
The lecture is free. Due to limited
seating, registration is required by
calling (800) 248-6777. If you prefer
not to give your name, your privacy
will be respected. Speaker is funded
by McLaren Northern Michigan
Foundation.
Free Lecture focusing on sexuality and
intimacy after cancer
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By Jim Akans
The Food Pantry at St. Thomas Church in
Cheboygan is providing an opportunity to
make a difference in the lives of those in the
Cheboygan area community; those in need
of food assistance as well as those helping to
provide that assistance, The Food Pantry is a
place where people in need can obtain food
as well as information to assist them in
regaining a foothold in their lives.
Located at St. Thomas Lutheran Church
on Western Avenue in Cheboygan, the pantry
is a project overseen by a group formed by
the Christian community of Cheboygan and
partnered by six local churches and support-
ed by many other area churches and com-
munity businesses, organizations and indi-
viduals. A group of dedicated volunteers is
an essential part of the Food Pantry opera-
tions, and the success of that mission is also
dependent on the generous contributions of
food items and monetary donations from
those in the community.
Lowell Beethem states, “This Food Pantry
was started 1991. My wife, Jean, and I are
co-chairs of the current Board of Directors,
which is comprised of members represent-
ing five churches in Cheboygan area. We
have over 100 volunteers, and we run two
shifts on Mondays and have six teams that
pick up food items, including those from
Walmart, which is a participant in the
Feeding America program.”
The Food Pantry at St. Thomas Lutheran
Church accepts both fresh and canned food
items. Those who look into their storage
pantry at home and find they have more
food than they can readily use will find the
act of donating those foods to the Pantry is
both one of kindness and of giving. Proper
nourishment is one of life’s most basic of
needs, and in these troubled economic
times, an alarming number of people are
suddenly finding themselves unable to put a
sufficient amount of food on the table each
and every day. Through the work of volun-
teer organizations such as the Food Pantry of
St. Thomas Lutheran Church, more and
more of these individuals are able to sustain
themselves and their families until they are
able to get back on their feet.
“In winter we tend to serve more people
than in summer,” Beethem observes. “In the
summer we serve up to 150 families each
week, and that number is up to 250 families
in the winter.”
The Food Pantry at St. Thomas Lutheran
Church is a partner agency with the Food
Bank of Eastern Michigan. This affiliation
significantly increases the effective food pur-
chasing power for the Food Pantry. That also
means dollars donated to the Pantry can go
a very long way. Estimates are that for every
$1 someone donates the pantry can procure
six meals worth of food!
Beethem notes, “Anyone who is truly in
need can be served here. We get a lot of sup-
port from many groups in our community.
We could not do this without them and the
support of the five churches who oversee the
Food Pantry operations.”
The Food Pantry at St. Thomas Church is
open every Monday from 10 am until Noon
and from 4 until 6 pm. It is located at 332 N.
Western Avenue in Cheboygan. To make a
donation, please call (231) 627-3167 or visit
www.stthomasfoodpantry.org
The Food Pantry at
St. Thomas Church in Cheboygan
offers nourishment for those in need
Volunteers are an essential part of The Food Pantry at St. Thomas Church in Cheboygan’s mission of making a dif-
ference in the lives of those in the Cheboygan area community; those in need of food assistance as well as those
helping to provide that assistance.
PHOTO BY JOANN OSTWALD
Gaylord – Are you 50 or older? Are you interest-
ed in knowing more about improving your golf
game? Automobiles that fit your lifestyle?
Remaining healthy? Investing in your communi-
ty’s future? Helping your parents maintain their
maximum level of independence? Protecting your
privacy and personal information?
The Community Advocates for a Lifetime of
Living (CALL) are proud to announce their 3rdt
annual “It’s About Choice Boomers & Senior Expo”
to be held Wednesday, September 4th at the
Otsego County Sportsplex, 1250 Gornick Ave,
Gaylord, Michigan. The event is free and the hours
are from 1 pm to 6 pm.
A full day of special activities includes the
opportunity to visit with over 80 vendors and
learn about services available in your community
that help people remain active and healthy. “It’s
All About Choice” is our theme. Our goal is to pro-
vide the necessary information and tools for peo-
ple to make the best decision for their lifestyle,
goals and needs.
Presentations about improving your golf swing,
protecting your privacy and what investing locally
means to your community are scheduled. Services
available include health and wellness screenings,
a blood drive, and hearing tests.
There will even be opportunities to win prizes.
Enter to win a free grill from Home Depot when
you attend!
For more information contact Carla Parkes at
989-448-8323.
Boomers and Seniors Expo
September 4
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Choosing a locally owned store
generates almost four times as
much economic benefit for the
surrounding region as shopping at
a chain, a new study has conclud-
ed. The analysis also found that
eating at a local restaurant pro-
duces more than twice the local
economic impact of dining at a
chain restaurant.
The research firm Civic
Economics analyzed data from fif-
teen independent retailers and
seven independent restaurants, all
located in Salt Lake City, and com-
pared their impact on the local
economy with four chain retail
stores (Barnes & Noble, Home
Depot, Office Max, and Target) and
three national restaurant chains
(Darden, McDonald’s, and P.F.
Chang’s).
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
on local providers for services like
accounting and printing. This
means that much of the money a
customer spends at a local store or
restaurant is re-spent within the
local economy, supporting other
businesses and jobs.
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The Friendship Shelter, Inc.
We are a homeless shelter serving the Gaylord area.
In addition to providing food and shelter, a major focus of
The Friendship Shelter's program is training and education designed
to ensure continued success for our clients once they transition to
independent living.
Visit: http://www.thefriendshipshelter.org/needs.html
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GACA 2013 Events
July 9 - August 31
Juried Fine Arts & Photography Winners
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Call for Entry forms for member exhibits and juried shows
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5pm Dinner –Meatloaf, Baked Potato
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Friday, August 16
8:30am Morning Exercise Group
10am Card Golf
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12pm Lunch –Salisbury Steak,
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9:30am Grief Support
10am Quilting
12pm Lunch –BBQ Pork Sandwich, Potato Salad,
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1pm Bridge
1-4pm Hearing Clinic-Appt Required
2-4pm Rummage Sale Drop-o
2:30-4pm Computer Club
5pm Dinner- Chicken Alfredo,
California Blend Vegetables,
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9am Walking Group – City Hall
10am Bible Study
10am Zumba Gold
10am-3pm Rummage Sale Drop-o
12pm Lunch-Open Faced Roast Beef
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1pm Euchre
2pm Karaoke @The Brook
4-5pm Blood Pressure/Sugar Check
5pm Dinner – Shepard’s Pie, Broccoli,
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10am Mercy Rehab Exercise Group
10am-3pm Rummage Sale Drop-o
12pm Lunch – Stued Cabbage, Carrots,
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1pm Pool-Ball in Hand
1pm Mahjong
1pm Wii Bowling
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In Concert..
Harmonie Meisters-Caylord
Chapter, Barbershop
Harmony Society

Thursday, August 15th at 6:00 pm
Traveling from eight counties, (Roscommon, Crawford, Otsego,
Oscoda, Montmorency, Cheboygan, Charlevoix and Emmet) the
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
a service organization for their giving of harmony and music in the
local communities.
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Aational Marine Sanctuary
65' GIaaa Bottom Boat Tour to the heart of Lake
Huron'a 8hipwreck AIIey

Wednesday, August 14th
Guided Muaeum Tour
$70 Cost incIudea Cruiae & Tour, Lunch at the
Courtyard ItaIian Reataurant in AIpena,
Tranaportation by DiaI-A-Ride.
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Meets Mondays & Wednesdays starting September 9th - October 7th
9:00-11:00am
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Thursday, August 8th - 10 am - 3 pm
10:15 a.m Keynote Address: Melanie Duquesnel, CEO of the Better
Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan - Recognizing and Reporting Fraud
11:15 am Trooper Corey Hebner of the Michigan State Police, Petoskey Post-
Local Frauds and Reporting to Law Enforcement
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm Donald Miller of Senior Brigade - Identity Theft:
Recognition and Prevention
2:00 pm Sandra Philpott-Burke from the Michigan Public Service
Commission - Utility Rights of Seniors
2:45 pm -Closing Remarks and Door Prize Giveaways

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Mackinac Island Overnight Trip
September 11th and 12th
The Bicycle Street Inn will be hosting you on charming Mackinac Island.
Registration and Prepay by
Friday August 9th
Departs 9:30am ~ Sept. 11th
Return 3pm on Sept. 12th

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$280/person - Single Occupancy
$190/person - Triple Occupancy
$185/person - Quad Occupancy
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SENIOR CENTER ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
August 23, 24 & 25 - 9am - 4pm
Community
Dinner
Hog Roast
Sponsored by
Wellington Farm Park
Thursday, August 15th at 6:00 pm
at the Mini Mall Building next to Glen's
Drop off items AT THE MALL:
Mondays, August 5, 12 & 19, 2-4pm; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, August 20, 21 & 22, 10am-3pm
(NO SENIOR CENTER DROP-OFFS) No books, clothing or computers accepted
In Concert...
Harmonie Meisters - Gaylord Chapter,
Barbershop Harmony Society
Traveling from eight counties, the Harmonie Meis-
ters are dedicated to singing the true American art
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.
Reservations are Required!
Call (989) 348-7123
All Trips Depart from & Return to the
Grayling Mini Mall.
Trips must be Prepaid at Registration & are Non-
Refundable. .

Trips Provide by Crawford County
Commission on Aging & Senior
Center in partnership with
Crawford County Transportation
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Overnight Trip
September 11th and 12th
The Bicycle Street Inn will be hosting you on charming
Mackinac Island. Our spacious accommodations with the
latest in amenities including 42¨ Ilat screen televisions,
expanded satellite programming, Wi-Fi, individually
controlled air conditioning and heat, in room coIIee, and
deluxe continental breakIast each morning.

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Friday August 9th

Departs 9:30am ~ Sept. 11th
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$280/person - Single Occupancy
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Guided Museum Tour
$70 Cost includes Cruise & Tour, Lunch at the
Courtyard Italian Restaurant in Alpena,
Transportation by Dial-A-Ride.
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& Senior Center
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Mackinac Island Overnight Trip
September 11th and 12th
The Bicycle Street Inn will be hosting you on charming
Mackinac Island. Our spacious accommodations with the lat-
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-
nental breakfast each morning.
Registration and Prepay by Friday August 9th
Departs 9:30am ~ Sept. 11th
Return 3pm on Sept. 12th
· Shepler´s Ferry to Mackinac Island
· Pizza Buffet Lunch on Wednesday
· Carriage Tour of Mackinac Island
· Overnight stay at the brand new Bicycle St. Inn
· Dinner at Goodfellows Italian Chophouse
· Continental Breakfast
· Carriage to Grand Hotel -self tour
· Carriage to and admission to Butterfly House
· Carriage to Downtown
· Explore Downtown & Lunch on own
· Shepler´s Ferry to Mackinaw City
$210/person -DoubIe Occupancy
$280/person - SingIe Occupancy
$190/person - TripIe Occupancy
$185/person - Quad Occupancy
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LOCAL NEWS
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National Weather Service Open House in
Gaylord Saturday, August 24th
By Heather DeLong
Do you find yourself sitting on your couch
on a Saturday morning watching the weather
channel? Why watch it when you can experi-
ence it? Next Saturday, the National Weather
Service Office on 8800 Passenheim Road is
having an open house for adults, children
and anyone who has a fascination with
weather and how it all works. You will learn
about Northern Michigan’s storied weather
history, how forecasts are made and how
weather balloons are launched! It’s a fun,
free and informative three hours of nothing
but weather.
You’re invited to take a
tour or your local weather
service facility, participate
in games and demonstra-
tions, learn about the
weather equipment that is
used and become
informed on careers in
meteorology from Central
Michigan University. If you
think this is something
that would spark your
interest, bring a friend
from 9 am to noon
Saturday, August 24th and
get involved!
Next Saturday, the National Weather Service Office on 8800 Passenheim Road is
having an open house for adults, children and anyone who has a fascination with
weather and how it all works.
You will learn about Northern Michigan’s storied weath-
er history, how forecasts are made and how weather
balloons are launched!
PHOTO BY NICHOLAS SCHWARTZ
PHOTO BY NICHOLAS SCHWARTZ
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MACKINAW CITY - An extensive exhibit
of original artwork by lifelong Mackinaw
City resident Lloyd Desy (1906 – 1984) is
being sponsored by the Mackinaw City Area
Arts Council. The exhibit may be viewed
from Aug. 21 – Sept. 30 at the Mackinaw
Area Public Library during library hours.
Area residents have been loaning their
personal Lloyd Desy paintings to the exhib-
it throughout the summer months. In addi-
tion to smaller canvas portraits, seascapes,
and landscapes, Desy also painted several
large murals including views of the Straits
Area and Mackinaw Bridge as well as depic-
tions of Native American life and early trad-
ing in the area. A trolley tour is planned for
mid-
September for
those wishing
to view the
larger murals
located
throughout
Mackinaw
City.
The con-
cept for the
exhibit origi-
nated with Margaret Paquet, former educa-
tor and long-time resident of Mackinaw
City. After attending several local multi-
artist exhibits, she felt that it would be fit-
ting to honor Desy by gathering as many of
the beloved artist’s works as possible in a
central location. The library was a natural
choice, as one of Desy’s largest murals is
permanently on display there. The exhibit
is being coordinated by the artist’s niece,
Carmel Desy Peppler.
A carpenter and cabinet maker by trade,
Desy was classified as legally blind in the
final years of his life; yet he continued to
paint daily in his home studio overlooking
the Mackinac Bridge. He often surprised
local residents with portraits of themselves
or their children as gifts.
Resident Ken Teysen notes, “Although
Lloyd is physically gone, his memory lives
on in those of us whose lives he touched.”
The exhibit opens at 7 p.m. on Aug. 21
with a reception and refreshments. For fur-
ther information, contact the Mackinaw
City Area Arts Council at (231) 436-5572 or
the Mackinaw Area Library at (231) 436-
5451.
On Saturday, August 12th, the Front
Street Band will perform for the 2013 sea-
son of summer concerts sponsored by
Music in Mackinaw, to be held in the Roth
Performance Shell of Conkling Heritage
Park in Mackinaw City, beginning at
8:00pm.
The Front Street Band hails from
Traverse City and was first formed in 2011
when singer Tom Cillufo had a vision for a
big band composed of his Traverse City
friends. He had just graduated from high
school and was entering the University of
Michigan to study vocal performance. Mr.
Cillufo is now a junior and the band is in
its third year.
Front Street Band consists of sixteen
members and instrumentation that
includes trumpet, trombone, saxophone,
and rhythm sections. The members are
students at schools across the country
which includes the University of
Minnesota, Boston Conservatory of Music,
Michigan Technological University,
Northern Michigan University,
Northwestern Michigan Community
College, and Traverse City Central High
School. The group performed in 2012 at
the Mackinaw City Visitor’s Bureau’s pre-
mier Music Festival week-end, “Bridging
the Gap”.
The band enjoys playing music from the
1930s to the 1960s by artists such as Frank
Sinatra, Bobby Darin, the Beach Boys,
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. They
like the style of music from those eras
which you don’t hear performed live that
often anymore, especially in the smaller
venues. Mr. Cillufo stresses the high ener-
gy level of most of their music. With a
band their size, the group places much
emphasis on teamwork, giving considera-
tion to everyone’s opinion and knowing
that’s the only was to be successful.
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 resi-
dents, and in cooperation with the Village
of Mackinaw City. Donations are accepted
through the Straits Area Community
Foundation.
An evening with talented singer-songwrit-
ers LJ Booth and Chris Kokesh is planned for
7:30 pm on Saturday, August 17th at Aten
Place. Independently, LJ and Chris are veter-
ans of the folk music scene, and have recent-
ly truly merged their talents by marriage.
Their music combines their separately dis-
tinctive poetic voices into a vibrant palette of
guitar, fiddle and blended harmonies that
will provide a very special and memorable
evening of story and song.
LJ Booth has earned the respect of peers
and critics through his skillfully written
songs that connect the dots between his own
past, present and future with succinct, often
powerful lyrics, appealing melodies, and
agile fingerpicking. Chris Kokesh toured
nationally for 15 years with the all-women
folk and bluegrass quartet Misty River. In
2010, Kokesh decided to pursue her own
songwriting career the two met that year
when they shared songs around a campfire
at Texas’s Kerrville Folk Festival. They imme-
diately felt an affinity for each other’s music.
Sensing that the sum of their collective tal-
ents had a powerful potential, they began
touring together in 2011. Their comfortable
stage presence, stellar songs, and entertain-
ing banter with their audiences make for a
concert experience that will resonate with all
ages.
Aten Place is located 1/2 mile south of
Cherry Hill Road on Old Mackinaw Trail in
Boyne Falls. The venue is a ninety plus year
old oak frame barn with seating for 180,
overlooking the Boyne River valley, in the
shadow of Boyne Mountain. Tickets are $16
and can be purchased in advance by using
the online order form or calling 549-2076.
Tickets can also be purchased the evening of
the show starting at 6:00 pm, with perform-
ances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tick-
ets and schedule details are available by vis-
iting www.atenplace.com. Aten Place is a
non-profit endeavor, and no food or bever-
age is sold on the premises. Many patrons
bring snacks and desserts to share at inter-
mission. There is also a covered picnic pavil-
ion for those who wish to come early and
enjoy the grounds and peaceful setting.
For more information on this summer’s
schedule go to www.atenplace.com or call
Bill or Maxine Aten at 231-549-2076.
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The Front Street Band in
Mackinaw Saturday
Kirsten Reynolds,
dancer, rosining up her pointe shoes.
PHOTO BY JOSH ANGEL
PHOTO BY JOSH ANGEL
Hannah Bianchi, choreographer and profession-
al dancer, executes a leap.
Retrospective will be a combi-
nation of works performed with-
in the past seven years, choreo-
graphed by Heather Raue, Karrie
Benedict, Hannah Bianchi,
Julianne Richey and Bri Wilson.
In addition to classical variations
and solos the students learned at
their various summer intensive
programs. It is fun to revisit cho-
reography from the past, the
works take on new dimensions
with different dancers.
All of the proceeds from this
performance go to the Dance
Scholarship Fund. The Dance
Scholarship Fund enabled 9 of
our pre-professional dancers to
train this summer at leading
professional ballet schools
across the country including;
San Francisco Ballet School,
Pacific Northwest Ballet School,
Exploring Ballet with Suzanne
Farrell (as well as her Cedar
Island program), LINES Ballet
School, San Francisco
Conservatory of Dance,
American Dance Festival and
Saratoga Springs Dance
Intensive.
Bri Wilson, Petoskey High
School senior, dancer and
Retrospective choreographer
commented, “Revisiting these
pieces not only allows the audi-
ence to enjoy them anew, but
allows the dancers to improve
technically in the steps and
demonstrate growth in their
artistic intent. This performance
also provides a chance for this
generation of our pre-profes-
sional dancers to rehearse roles
they've only dreamed of danc-
ing.”
Date:
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
(Reception to follow.)
Location: John M. Hall
Auditorium, Bay View
Tickets: $25 Members
$35 Non-Members
$10 Students
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Joy Fellowship
Assembly of God
8600 S. Straits Hwy.
Located between Indian River and Wolverine.
Sunday - Coffee Hour 9 AM
Service - 10 AM including services for children
Wednesday - 6 PM
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Bible Based Preaching
traditional Music
Friendly, Casual, Atmosphere
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Pastor Steve Datema
A Christian Reformed Ministry
Enjoy the music and message every Sunday morning
at 10:00am. Sunday School at 11:15am
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committed to the truth of the Bible. A praying church that equips its members to care,
serve and reach out to others with the saving grace of Jesus Christ.'
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513 Charles Brink Rd. · Gaylord
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Daily Word
THURSDAY: Zephaniah 1:11-12 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 11 “Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar, For
all the people of Canaan will be silenced; All who weigh out silver will be cut off. 12 “It will come about at
that time That I will search Jerusalem with lamps, And I will punish the men Who are stagnant in spirit,
Who say in their hearts, ‘The Lord will not do good or evil!’
FRIDAY: Jeremiah 48:10-12 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 10 “Cursed be the one who does the Lord’s work
negligently, And cursed be the one who restrains his sword from blood. 11 “Moab has been at ease since his
youth; He has also been undisturbed, like wine on its dregs, And he has not been emptied from vessel to ves-
sel, Nor has he gone into exile. Therefore he retains his flavor, And his aroma has not changed. 12 Therefore
behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will send to him those who tip vessels, and they
will tip him over, and they will empty his vessels and shatter his jars.
SATURDAY: Amos 6:1,4-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Woe to those who are at ease in Zion And to those
who feel secure in the mountain of Samaria, The distinguished men of the foremost of nations, To whom the
house of Israel comes. 4 Those who recline on beds of ivory And sprawl on their couches, And eat lambs
from the flock And calves from the midst of the stall, 5 Who improvise to the sound of the harp, And like
David have composed songs for themselves, 6 Who drink wine from sacrificial bowls While they anoint them-
selves with the finest of oils, Yet they have not grieved over the ruin of Joseph. 7 Therefore, they will now go
into exile at the head of the exiles, And the sprawlers’ banqueting will pass away
SUNDAY: Zephaniah 3:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 17 “The Lord your God is in your midst, A victori-
ous warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts
of joy.
MONDAY: Zephaniah 3:14-15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 14 Shout for joy, O daughter of Zion! Shout in
triumph, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! 15 The Lord has taken
away His judgments against you, He has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your
midst; You will fear disaster no more.
TUESDAY: Habakkuk 3:17-19 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 17 Though the fig tree should not blossom And
there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls, 18 Yet I will exult in the
Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
WEDNESDAY: 1 Peter 1:6-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now
for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the proof of your faith,
being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in
praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love
Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and
full of glory, 19 The Lord God is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, And makes me walk
on my high places.
PERSPECTIVE
Patrick
Green
The Promise FM
To me, worship is a word that is often misused in the American Church.
We have a Sunday morning “worship” service, “worship” music, “worship”
leaders, “worship” planning meetings. But what does worship really mean
and how should worship apply to our lives?
The dictionary has two definitions for worship: “The reverent love and
devotion accorded a deity, an idol, or a sacred object.” and “The cere-
monies, prayers, or other religious forms by which this love is expressed.”.
Too often in the American church we take the second definition as the
only definition. We focus on Sunday Morning and say “I worshiped God this
week, for an hour, at church”.
My hope in keeping my worship of Jesus from being stagnant is to take a
Biblical definition of what my worship should be. Romans 12:1(NIV) says
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer
your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true
and proper worship.”
Wow. The author of Romans cuts right to the heart of what true worship
is: a life sacrificed to God. There is no mention of a specific time, day or
even type of activity involved. My life as a follower of Christ is to be 24/7
worship, plain and simple. It’s not easy to make worship a regular part of
our everyday lives, but it will assure you that worship will NEVER be stag-
nant.
Thoughts on...What am I going to add to my worship
this year to keep it from becoming stagnant?
Obedience
Neil Britton, Petoskey
What I have been doing, and will continue
to do, is study the scriptures that are going
to be preached on, before and after the
Sunday sermon.
Carole Green, Cheboygan
Time, because I think satan uses things in
life to distract us from what's really
important.
Ron Williams, Cheboygan
EAST JORDAN -- The Clavier family and
friends will host “Kiersten’s Ride” in East
Jordan on Saturday, Aug. 17 in memory of
Kiersten Clavier, who died at the age of 17 in
August 2012. She was the daughter of David
and Lisa Clavier of East Jordan.
The 12-mile horse ride will raise funds for
North Country Community Mental Health to
further develop suicide prevention programs
in Charlevoix and Emmet counties.
“We decided it was a nice way to honor
her and bring awareness to the cause
because horseback riding was something she
loved to do,” said Lisa Clavier, Kiersten
Clavier’s mother. “Everybody’s afraid to talk
about suicide. Nobody wants to say the
word, and not talking about it doesn’t help.”
Kiersten’s Ride participants will leave East
Jordan Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the intersec-
tion of Lacroix Road and M-66. The memori-
al ride will conclude at Family Farm & Home
in Charlevoix on M-66. The Clavier family
and friends will offer lunch in the Kmart
parking plaza and greet visitors from 12:30
p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Horseback riding and a
kind-hearted love for ani-
mals were Kiersten Clavier’s
greatest passions. She volun-
teered with the Exceptional
Riders Program of Petoskey,
arriving early to groom and
prepare the therapeutic rid-
ing horses before teaching
people with disabilities to
ride. She and her twin sister,
Crystal Clavier,
rode 250 miles
across the state
on the Shore-To-
Shore Trail with
the Michigan
Trail Riders
Association.
Kiersten
Clavier’s horse, a
white-and-chest-
nut paint horse
named Eugene,
will be riderless and led by her sister, 20-
year-old Stephanie Fuller, during the first
half mile and last half mile of Kiersten’s Ride,
Lisa Clavier said.
“It’s to symbolize that she should be here
to ride her horse,” Lisa Clavier said, adding
that Kiersten Clavier purchased Eugene with
her own money when she was 11 years old.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death
among 15- to 24-year-olds in the U.S., and
approximately 4,600 people in this national
age group take their lives each year, accord-
ing to a 2010 report from the American
Association of Suicidology.
There has been a 28 percent increase in
suicides committed by adults between the
ages of 35 and 64 over the past decade, said
Dr. Michael Lucido, a North Country
Community Mental Health psychologist who
worked with Kiersten Clavier.
North Country Community Mental Health
provides behavioral health services to six
counties in Northern Michigan, Lucido said.
The agency served 845 children between five
years old and 17 years old in 2012.
North Country Community Mental Health
will set aside donations from Kiersten’s Ride
specifically for local mental health aware-
ness initiatives, Lucido said. The funds will
help to further develop programming
through a collaborative suicide prevention
workgroup that is facilitated by the Human
Services Coordinating Body of Charlevoix &
Emmet Counties.
“I think it’s important for people to under-
stand that it can be anybody,” said Gretchen
Spedowske, a Charlevoix-Emmet
Intermediate School District career and col-
lege readiness consultant who serves as a
member of the suicide prevention work-
group. “Even if someone’s talking about it,
take it seriously because you don’t know. Life
is so important.”
Warning signs of suicide or risk factors
include mental health issues such as anxiety
and depression, substance abuse, previous
suicide attempts, nonsuicidal self-injury,
firearms in the household and low self-
esteem, Lucido said.
“Getting to the help that is needed is most
important,” Lucido said. “Sometimes all
someone needs is a little encouragement to
help them get through a difficult time in
their life. Be a support. Let them know
moods are temporary states and are never
permanent.”
Lisa Clavier said she hopes Kiersten’s Ride
will become an annual, weekend-long horse-
back-riding event.
“We’ve got to do something,” she said.
“Every time I hear something like this I keep
thinking, “What have I done to make it bet-
ter?’ So this is my attempt at helping. I just
want people to know that we’re trying to
make a difference and help somebody.”
For more information about participation
in Kiersten’s Ride or sponsorship, contact
Lisa Clavier at lisaclavier@hotmail.com.
Donations will be accept-
ed at the event or may be
mailed to the Clavier family
directly: 04316 Cosier Road,
East Jordan, MI 49727.
Checks are payable to North
Country Community Mental
Health.
The website of North
Country Community Mental
Health is
www.norcocmh.org. For
immediate professional
assistance regarding suicide
prevention, call your doctor,
nearest emergency room, or
the local emergency Third
Level Crisis Line at (800) 442-
7315.
This story also appeared
on MyNorth.com, the web-
site of Traverse Magazine.
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Registration is open for “Kiersten’s Ride,” a 12-mile horse ride in
East Jordan that will benefit local suicide prevention programs.
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By Deb Hagen-Foley
Stress is the condition or feeling a person has when they per-
ceive that "demands exceed the personal and social resources
the individual is able to mobilize, " according to Richard
Lazarus, an early and influential stress researcher. Stress is
all around us. For some people, stress is a part of daily life.
Stress can be both positive and negative. Stress can motivate
and improve performance. Chronic stress can be detrimental,
both physically and psychologically. What is considered stress-
ful and how one responds to stress will vary from one person to
another.
The Holmes and Rahe stress scale was developed and validat-
ed in 1967 as a means of quantifying the impact of various
stressful life events. The scale is completed by summing the Life
Change Units corresponding with each stressors experienced in
the past 12 months. A total score greater than 150 increases the
likelihood that the individual will become ill as a result of an
inability to manage the accumulated stress. If you missed the
scale last week and want to know how you would score, you can
find the scale here: http://www.stress.org/holmes-rahe-stress-
inventory/ or by viewing the last edition of this paper (available
online).
To understand how stress can be detrimen-
tal to health, think about what happens in the
body when we are under stress. When we per-
ceive a threat, our nervous system responds.
The fight or flight response, as it is commonly
called, is set into motion when we are under
stress. Our nervous systems, preparing to fight
the threat or rapidly move away, release adren-
aline and cortisol, stress hormones. You might
not recognize the hormones being released,
but you won't be able to overlook the signs -
your heart beats faster, blood pressure rises,
muscles tighten and breath quickens. Senses
become sharper and focus intensifies. In the
short run, these reactions prepare us to either
fight or flee.
These reactions can be helpful if we are
faced with a physical threat, such as needing to
leave a burning building. The response can become less useful,
and even damaging, if we perceive the threat as greater than it is
and our bodies are prepared for an extreme response when all
that was needed was to turn off the smoke detector! Repeating
this cycle again and again takes a toll on our physical health and
emotional well-being.
Next time, I will describe some of the negative consequences
of an inability to manage stress.
For a future article, answer this question: What would you do
if you knew you would not fail? Send your response to:
Deb@WeeklyChoice.com
Stress and How to Survive It (Part 2)
Health & Wellness
This drawing depicts what happens in the body during a fight or
flight response in preparation for taking action toward a stressor
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