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STORY
PAGE 10
By Jim Akans
IIts about raising awareness
for childhood cancer research,
and about raising funds to sup-
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met at Gaylord High School and
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By Jim Akans
While it may not look like it, spring has official-
ly arrived. The vernal equinox
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at 7:02 in the morning on Wednesday, March 20th,
(during a Northern Michigan snowstorm), once
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over the equator - making the length of daylight
and darkness pretty much equal. As the calendar
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Yoga enthusiasts of every level are invited
to participate in an all-inclusive yoga week-
end to be held on Saturday, April 6th through
Sunday, April 7th at the Marsh Ridge Resort
in Gaylord. Classes will begin at 7 a.m. on
Saturday morning and continue throughout
the day including a plated dinner, followed
by a guided meditation and a wine and pizza
party.
Cindy Akans, co-coordinator of Northern
Michigan Yoga Retreat states, We are excited
to offer yoga classes for newbies and those at
the beginner level, as well as for those at the
intermediate and advanced levels. Our
guests will enjoy a breakfast buffet served
Saturday and Sunday mornings and a plated
dinner on Saturday evening with their choice
of salmon, chicken, or a dinner salad with all
the trimmings. Following the meditation on
Saturday evening, guests will be treated to a
fireside pizza, wine, and music mingle.
Yoga instructors at the Northern Michigan
Yoga Retreat will include:
- Jessica Vendetti ("Devaki") - instructor
for beginner classes and guided meditation.
Jessica Vendetti is a Certified Hatha Yoga
Instructor and a member of the Yoga
Teachers Association since 1972. She has
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- Amy Mertz instructor for intermedi-
ate/advanced classes. Amy Mertz is a regis-
tered teacher with Yoga Alliance and her
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and safety. Her personal practice for the
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comprehensive knowledge
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The beautiful Summit
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March 21 2013 Choice Publications ... The Best Choice! Page 3
LOCAL NEWS
On-line at www.weeklychoice.com
By Jim Akans
It happens every spring. As Mother Nature
refreshes the beautiful Northern Michigan
landscape all around us, those unfinished
(or perhaps un-started) projects in and
around the home take on a renewed priority.
Often, it simply takes a bit of direction and
incentive to get those projects moving.
Well get ready for a mega-dose of home
improvement motivation, as Eagle Radio
Group presents the 3rd Annual All Things
Spring Home and Garden Show this coming
Saturday, March 23rd, at the Gaylord
Intermediate School from 10 am until 4 pm.
This is a great event to attend for those
who are planning spring and summer proj-
ects around the home, a home renovation, or
building a new home, states Kari Jo
Stefanski, one of the organizers for this years
event. Its also a great family event, and we
will have several vendors at the show with
activities specifically designed for the kids.
She notes that those will include Lowes,
and new this year will be the Otsego County
Sheriff Department, Fire Department, EMS
and the State Police, with vehicles open for
display that the kids can check out. The
Sheriff Department will also be offering free
Child Identity Kits.
Among the many other vendors at this
years show will be Chimney Specialist, Pure
Water Works, JP Heating, Sears, Lifestyles of
Gaylord, Pro Build, Hickerson Floor and Tile
Haus, Climate Engineering, Gaylord Feed
and Grain, Graham Electric, JNJ
Construction, International RV, The Habitat
Restore, Home Comfort Farms, Otsego
Conservation District, Tastefully Simple,
Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Skin Scents,
Maid Pro, Gertas Draperies, Frontier, EPS
Security Systems, Dr Pepper Snapple Group,
Radio Shack, BJs Restaurant Rental and
Catering, Mid North Printing and mBank.
We will also have refreshments at the
event available from Tim Hortons and the
Gaylord High School Girls Soccer team,
adds Stefanski. In addition to a wide variety
of product information, there will also be
several very informative seminars available
for attendees.
So whether spring around the home
means cleaning, fixing, building, or just
doing some tinkering on the weekends, the
All Things Spring Home and Garden Show is
a great one-stop resource for helping those
tasks go a bit easier while supporting local
businesses at the same time. Admission is
just $2 per person for adults, students and
children are admitted for free. $1 of that
admission fee will be donated to benefit the
Friendship Housing Center.
All Things Spring Home and Garden
Show this Saturday in Gaylord
The Gaylord Branch of the American Association of
University Women (AAUW) is again, offering a $500 scholar-
ship to a local student or college professional to support
their attendance at the National Conference for College
Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of
Maryland, College Park on May 30th through June 1st.
NCCWSL Leadership for Today and Tomorrow is a fast-
paced, two-and-a-half day conference to help students hone
their leadership skills. In 2012, nearly 600 women from 43
states, Washington, D.C., Bermuda, Guam, and Jamaica par-
ticipated.
Each year, those who attend the conference with AAUW
scholarship funds come back energized by their experience.
We began this program in 2010, and all three of our past
scholarship recipients have told us it was well worth their
time, says NCCWSL Scholarship Chair Maureen Derenzy.
They are exposed to new ideas and inspired to take leader-
ship roles on their campus
and in their home communi-
ty.
Applications are available
now at the Otsego County
Library or University Center
at Gaylord. The completed
applications are due on April
8, 2013 and can be submit-
ted electronically to
AAUW_GaylordBranch@otsego.org, mailed to AAUW-Gaylord
Branch, P.O. Box 1455, Gaylord, MI 49734 or dropped off at
the Library. The scholarship recipient will be notified by
April 10, in time to meet the deadline for discounted confer-
ence registration.
The American Association of University Women is a
nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and
donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university partners
with a mission to advance equity for women and girls
through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
The Gaylord Area Branch meets on the second Wednesday of
each month at noon.
For further information about the scholarship, persons
may email Maureen Derenzy at mderenzy@otsego.org or call
(231) 546-3422. Interested in joining AAUW? Call member-
ship VP Jane Sekora at 231-546-3425.
AAUW Gaylord offers
student leadership scholarship
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March 21 83 F 39 F -6 F 20 F 0.83 in. 6 in.
2012 1988 1994 1982
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2012 1989 1975 1955
March 23 63 F 40 F 2 F 21 F 0.56 in. 5.5 in.
2000 2008 1966 1974
March 24 67 F 41 F -10 F 21 F 0.72 in. 11.5 in.
1987 2008 1951 1951
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Spring Continued...
We are fast approaching a time period
when average temperatures will increase
about one degree every third day, states
National Weather Service in Gaylord
Meteorologist Jim Keysor. And while last
March brought extreme weather change,
with two feet of snow at the beginning of
the month and 80-degree temperatures by
mid-month, we dont expect to see those
extremes coming this year. It looks to be a
slower start to spring this year, with snow
systems moving through over the next few
weeks before warmer temperatures arrive
in mid-April.
Yep. That sounds typical for northern
Lower Michigan. However, Keysor has
some potential good news lurking inside
that weather forecast crystal ball.
Indications are that the second half of
spring; in April and May, we could experi-
ence above normal temperatures. Typical
temperatures run in the 50-degree range in
April and 60s in May. We may be a bit
warmer than that, and at this time it also
looks like this may be a warmer than nor-
mal summer.
I certainly hope those indications are on
target. Like many fellow northerners, I
have a lot of outdoor fun planned for that
brief stretch of the year between snow sea-
sons.
Of course, spring and summer also bring
the potential for severe weather events.
For those interested in learning about the
science behind that weather phenomena,
and perhaps evening becoming a volunteer
weather spotter for the National Weather
Service, check out the related article about
the free upcoming SKYWARN Spotter
Training sessions that will be held at vari-
ous locations across northern Lower
Michigan.
For now, take homage in that each drop
of water falling from the eaves is the result
of natures increasing warmth. The vernal
equinox has arrived. Springtime cant be
far behind.
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at the start of the event around 1 pm. About
90 minutes later, with the shavees neatly
trimmed, that amount had grown to well
over $15,000 and donations are still coming
in. Bill Wishart served as the emcee to a full
house of students, teachers and community
members gathered in the Gaylord High
School Gymnasium to watch as these
Shavees went from bushy-headed to bald.
Those participating in the event included
area students as well as teachers and adult
community members. Over its nine-year
history, the St. Baldricks Day event at GHS
has raised over $100,000 in support of child-
hood cancer research.
St. Baldricks Day originated in Manhattan,
New York on March 17th, 2000 - when three
insurance executives held a St. Patricks Day
party at a local pub to benefit children with
cancer. They recruited seventeen colleagues
to raise $1,000 each by having their heads
shorn, and ended up collecting over
$104,000 by the time the event was complet-
ed. Since then, St. Baldricks Foundation has
committed over $101 million in research
grants. These funds have been granted to
experts in the field of childhood cancer
research as they look for cures as well as
ways to improve the quality of life for
patients and survivors.
Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with can-
cer every three minutes on average, and
tragically, one in five will not survive the dis-
ease. It is the deadliest childhood disease
here in the United States, and before they
reach 20 years of age, about 1 in 300 boys
and 1 in 333 girls will be diagnosed with can-
cer. Additional information about childhood
cancer, and ways to help in conquering this
disease, can be found on the St. Baldricks
Foundation web site - www.stbaldricks.org
Here in Northern Michigan, this years 32
Gaylord St. Baldricks Day event Shavees will
be grateful warmer weather is coming soon.
Each now have cooler heads about them,
and a lot less grooming to do.
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- Walk into the sugarbush to help tap a
maple tree
- Observe the boil-down process, which
converts maple sap to maple syrup
- Learn about the history of maple sugar
making in North America
- View videos titled Maple Sugar
Farmer, Maple Sugaring and The Maple
Sugaring Story,
- Ask an expert about how to start making
maple syrup and tap trees in your own
backyard.
- Taste maple sap and the finished maple
syrup
- Purchase genuine maple sugar candy
and syrup.
Children can participate in tapping a
maple tree and learn how to build their own
mokuk. A mokuk is a birch bark container
in which native peoples transported maple
sugar. Making a paper mokuk replica pro-
vides a history lesson and discussion about
how European settlers learned of the Native
Americans sugaring culture.
Tree tapping demonstrations in the Sugar
Bush will take place every hour starting
at10:30 am and continuing though 3:30 pm,
though there will not be a demonstration at
12:30 pm. Visitors will be able to help staff
tap the maple trees.
Visitors will also be able to taste maple
syrup and sap, smell the aroma around an
outside evaporator pan and welcome spring
at this educational and fun event. Maple
recipes will be available for those wishing to
savor the sweetness of the day.
There is no fee for this event, but you
must have a recreation passport for entry to
the park. The Department of Natural
Resources and the Friends of Hartwick
Pines State Park co-sponsor this special
event.
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Its truly a win-win organization. The
Mancelona Food Pantry & Resale Shop is
both an excellent spot to find quality, used
items of virtually any kind, and the proceeds
from sales at the Resale Shop help to support
the ongoing mission of the Mancelona Food
Pantry in providing food for area families in
need.
The Food Pantry serves families through-
out Antrim County, states Edith Plumb, a
volunteer at the establishment and Secretary
of the Board. It was founded about 10 years
ago and is ran by a very dedicated group of
volunteers. We serve approximately 200
families in assisting with the food needs
each month, which translates into approxi-
mately 700 individuals.
Proceeds from sales at the Resale Shop
greatly assist in serving those familys needs.
Highlights of the donated items available
include just about every type of household
article; including furniture, nick knacks,
dishes and tools. Shoppers will also find a
wide selection of toys, yard equipment such
as lawn mowers, grills and even snow shov-
els. These goods are donated by local indi-
viduals, businesses and those from down-
state who have summer residences in the
area.
The facility is a large three-story building
that was once a church. Inside, customers
will find two levels devoted to resale dis-
plays, and one floor level for the food pantry
and fellowship hall.
It is a very nice environment, relates
Edith Plumb. Our mission is getting more
and more important all the time as more
people are in need of assistance with the
food needs. We are part of the Northwest
Michigan Action Agency Food Coalition,
with is a group of about 40 food pantrys in
the area that cooperate with each other in
staying informed about the issues affecting
us.
The Mancelona Food Pantry & Resale
Shop is located at 201 N. Maple Street in
Mancelona. The Resale Shop is open
Tuesday through Friday from 9 am until 4
pm, and Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm.
The Food Pantry is open Tuesday through
Thursday from 9 am unit 4 pm. For addi-
tional information, please call (231) 587-
9606.
By Jim Akans
Each year, the National Weather Service
(NWS) in Gaylord presents Severe Weather
Spotter Safety Courses across Northern
Michigan. The presentations are free, open
to the public and usually last about 90 min-
utes.
NWS Gaylord Warning Coordination
Meteorologist Jim Keysor notes, These are
offered for people interested in learning
more about severe weather events such as
thunderstorms and tornados. Attendees will
receive background information about what
they are seeing during those events, such as
the lifecycle of thunderstorms, why some are
severe and some are not, how tornados
form, and much more. Whether they want to
utilize this information to actually become a
weather spotter is completely optional.
The presentations, which feature weather
related videos and slides that are updated
regularly, include segments about;
- Thunderstorm ingredients
- Lightning, Flood and Hail Safety
- Difference between supercell storms
and multi-cell storms
- How do tornadoes form
- National Weather Service warning
criteria
- The What and When of spotter reporting
- Wind scales and how to make a good
wind estimates
- Important cloud formations
- Online spotter networks
Keysor adds that attendees who chose to
sign up to become a weather spotter will
have several methods for reporting informa-
tion, including Facebook, twitter, email or by
telephone via a toll-free 800 number.
There is no need to pre-register for the
course, and the schedule here in northern
Lower Michigan will include:
April 11th, 6:00 pm, Mio, Mio Community
Center, 309 9th Street
April 16th, 6:30 pm, Gaylord, University
Center, 80 Livingston Blvd.
April 17th, 6:30 pm, Indian
River, Tuscarora Twp
Municipal Bldg, 3546 S.
Straits Hwy
April 20th, 10:00 am,
Petoskey, Emmet County
Fairgrounds Community
Bldg
May 2nd, 4:00 pm, Roscommon,
Roscommon Area District Library, 241 E.
Federal Hwy
For additional locations and information
visit www.weather.gov/Gaylord and the web
and click the Upcoming Spotter Training in
Northern Michigan link at the top of the
page.
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STATIONS OF THE CROSS
A Holy
Week
Cantata
by
Lani Smith
To be presented by the First Congregational
Church Choir, on Maundy Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Followed by a Soup Supper in the Fellowship Hall.
Plan to come and enjoy this very moving and inspirational piece.
218 W. Second St., Gaylord 989-732-5726
GAYLORD
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The First United Methodist
Church is hosting soup
lunches March 20 and 27
from 11:30am - 1pm. Soup is
$2.50 a bowl, 2nd bowl for $1.
Dessert for $2.50. Use the
Elm St. entrance. Proceeds
support local charities and
missions
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Helping our Crawford
County Veterans and
Families; American Legion
What Ever Sale, 106 St. We
have these sales twice a year,
Spring and Fall. The money
made goes to the scholar-
ships for their children. We
are looking for vendors who
would like to participate in
this sale. Saturday, April 13, 9
am- 3 pm. Table price $10.
Deadline for registering for
reserving your table is March
16. Contact Person Rose
Mary Nelson 989-348-2985
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The Crawford County
Community Christian Help
Center will hold a $1,000,000
Hunger Challenge during
March and April 2013 to fight
hunger in our community
through the Feinstein
Challenge. Food donations
can be dropped off at Save-A-
Lot and canisters for mone-
tary donations will be at
Goodales Bakery and 7-
Eleven. Donations can also
be made at the Help Center
and designated for the
Feinstein Challenge. The per-
cent of funds received from
Feinstein Challenge will be
based on local donations.
Call 989-348-6046 for more
info.
GAYLORD
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The Gaylord Fraternal Order
of Eagles #1825 Auxiliary are
again offering two $500
scholarships to graduating
high school seniors who will
be attending college this
coming fall. Applications
with rules are available at
school offices: Gaylord
Community, Gaylord St
Mary's, Vanderbilt,
Johannesburg/Lewi st on
schools and at the Eagles
Club on Wisconsin St,
Gaylord. Applications must
be received by April 14. Late
apps will not be considered.
Applicants must be related to
a FOE member.
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Friends of the Crawford
County Library Book Sale -
Wed, Mar. 20th, 9am-7pm /
Thurs, Mar. 21st, 9am-7pm /
*Fri, Mar. 22nd, 9am-4pm
*($2 a bag sale day!)
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Thursday, March 21st from
6:30 8:30pm at the
Michigan Works office. The
Grayling Regional Chamber
of Commerce, in conjunction
with MI-SBTDC, MI Works
and NEMC, will offer a
Destination Store
Workshop to local retail busi-
nesses. Denise Hansen,
Professional Retail Marketing
Consultant and owner of
Impact Retailing LLC, will
discuss how to: Provide a rich
experience for customers,
Develop a holistic approach
that involves both emotional
and rational triggers of cus-
tomers, Realize higher traffic
and longer stays than typical
retailers, and Create an inter-
active experience that no one
else can replicate, therefore
making YOU a Destination
Store! Free to Grayling
Chamber Members / $10 to
Not-Yet Members. Pre-
Registration is required by
contacting the Grayling
Chamber at 989-348-2921 or
info@graylingchamber.com.
GAYLORD
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March 21, BJs Restaurant will
host a Party with a Purpose
from 6-9pm to benefit the
Community Fund at the
Otsego County Community
Foundation. Tickets are
available at BJs Restaurant or
online at www.otsegofoun-
dation.org.
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The Crawford Partnership
meets monthly on the third
Thursday of every month
from 9-11am at Grayling City
Hall. The next meeting is
scheduled for March 21st.
Membership is open to any-
one who supports 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. Come join the fun.
GAYLORD
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March 21, Heart Health &
Cancer Awareness Event
brought to you by McLaren
Northern Michigan at Otsego
Club & Resort.
GRAYLING
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The Crawford Partnership
meets monthly on the third
Thursday of every month
from 9-11am at Grayling City
Hall. The next meeting is
scheduled for March 21.
Membership is open to any-
one who supports 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. Come join the fun.
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Remaining March distribu-
tion days March 21st - first
Thursday of the month from
11-3 (no customers taken
after 2:30pm) and third
Thursday 11-7 (no clients
after 6:30 pm) at the
Michelson Memorial United
Methodist Church, in the
basement. Needed - any
donations of socks, winter
shoes, boots and girls clothes
size 6 months. For more
information, please contact
Rose Mary Nelson at 989-
348-2985.
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Thursday, March 21st from
5:00 - 6:45pm at Michelson
Memorial United Methodist
Church join us for a free
community dinner featuring
cabbage soup.
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A 3-week After School clay
sculpting class beginning
Friday, March 22nd from
3:30-5pm at the AuSable
Artisan Village Gallery - for
children ages 9-12. Cost - $30
for AAV Members / $36 for
Non-Members. Pre-registra-
tion required by stopping
into the gallery or calling
989-275-5000, Ext. 279.
www.aavart.org.
GRAYLING
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Nathan Compo is a 17-year-
old Roscommon High School
student recently diagnosed
with cancer. Nathan's family
lives in Roscommon, but his
parents have both worked in
Grayling and have been a
part of this community for
many years. Paul Compo is
the Crawford County con-
troller and Michelle Compo
is a Spanish teacher at
Grayling High School.
Kid's night out - Friday,
March 22nd from 5:30-
8:30pm at Grayling Middle
School a Kids Night Out
event will be held as a benefit
fundraiser for Nathan
Compo & family. Kids Night
Out is for children grades K-
5th. The cost is $5/child if
paid by March 21st, or $10 at
the door. Questions may be
directed to Teresa Bonamie
at 989-348-6805.
BENEFIT DINNER & SILENT
AUCTION - Wednesday, April
24th from 4-8pm at the
Grayling Middle School -
Anyone interested in making
a donation for the silent auc-
tion may contact Teresa
Bonamie at 989-390-4633.
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A workshop for coaches, ath-
letes, sports boosters, educa-
tors, parents and community
leaders will be held at North
Central Michigan College in
the library conference rooms
from 8:30am to noon on
Friday, March 22. The work-
shop will feature former NFL
player, Joe Ehrmann. The free
workshop is being made pos-
sible through a collaborative
effort and funding from
Beyond the Scoreboard and
the Womens Resource
Center of Northern
Michigans (WRCNM) 100
Men Campaign and Violence
Prevention Team. Additional
funding has been provided
through grants from the
Youth and Community
Endowment Funds of the
Petoskey-Harbor Springs
Area Community Foundation
and Charlevoix County
Community Foundation.
Those interested in attending
the free workshop may regis-
ter online at wrcnm.org, or
by calling the WRCNM
administrative office at (231)
347-0067 or Beyond the
Scoreboard at (231) 622-
2223.
FAIRVIEW
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Fairview Area School is host-
ing their Annual Auction
Saturday March 23. The
doors open at 4:00p.m,
Dinner will be served at 5pm
and the live auction will
begin at 6pm. If you have any
questions or would like to
donate please feel free to call
Fawn at 989-619-7746 or
Jenny at 989-848-5926. This
yearly event put on by the
very hard working members
of Eagle Spirit/Eagle Pride
committee, comprised
entirely of volunteers. These
fabulous parents and com-
munity members work all
year round to help raise
funds for our students and
staff at Fairview Area Schools
by putting on the auction,
carnivals and the Eagle
Festival. They offer grants
and support for training,
sports, trips and events.
GAYLORD
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will be held at the Northland
Sportsmens Club, 1542 Old
Alba Rd (corner of West
Otsego Lake Drive and Old
Alba Road) on Saturday,
March 23, 9am to 4pm
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GRAYLING
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The Grayling Chamber is
bringing back our Business
Expo this year! Thursday,
April 25th from 4-7pm in the
old Hometown Furniture
Building (next to Glens). Cost
is $25 per table for Chamber
Members, $50 per table for
Non-Members
ROSCOMMON
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Saturday, March 23rd from
9:30am 4pm at the Ralph A.
MacMullen Conference
Center Attention
Northeastern Michigan
farmers, chefs, school food
service personnel, institu-
tional food buyers and busi-
nesses looking for local food
products. No matter if you're
a professional farmer, have a
backyard garden, or are
interested in locally grown
and sourced food, this event
is for you!! Register Online in
advance (for planning pur-
poses) by March 22nd. For
more info, contact Mark at
989-493-3323 or Kelly at
kelli@northerntransforma-
tions.org
GRAYLING
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Saturday, March 23rd from
10am - 4pm at Hartwick
Pines State Park - learn about
North Americas oldest agri-
cultural product, maple
sugar! Visitors to the park will
be able to: walk into the sug-
arbush to help tap a maple
tree, observe the boil-down
process which converts
maple sap to maple syrup,
learn about the history of
maple sugar making in North
America, view videos titled
Maple Sugar Farmer,
Maple Sugaring and The
Maple Sugaring Story, ask an
expert about how to start
making maple syrup and tap
trees in your own backyard,
taste maple sap and the fin-
ished maple syrup, and pur-
chase genuine maple sugar
candy and syrup. Children
can participate in tapping a
maple tree and will learn how
to build their own mokuk. A
mokuk is a birch bark con-
tainer in which native peo-
ples transported maple
sugar. Making a paper mokuk
replica provides a history les-
son and discussion about
how European settlers
learned of the Native
Americans sugaring culture.
Tree tapping demonstrations
will take place at 10:30, 11:30,
1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 in the
Sugar Bush and some visitors
will be able to help us tap the
maple trees. Visitors will be
able to taste maple syrup and
sap, smell the aroma around
an outside evaporator pan
and welcome spring at this
educational and fun event.
Maple recipes will be avail-
able for those wishing to
savor the sweetness of the
day. There is no fee for this
event, but you must have a
recreation passport for entry.
(989) 348-2537.
GAYLORD
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2013
If you have intentions of buy-
ing a home in 2013, let us
walk you thru the process.
This class content will cover
insights on financing,
searching, acquisition,
inspection, appraisal and the
close. March 23rd, 9am -
Noon at University Center
PETOSKEY
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Leadership Development
Workshop w/ Michigan
Jaycees. March 23, 8:25am -
4pm. The Michigan Jaycees
in collaboration with the
Petoskey Area Jaycees and
the Petoskey Regional
Chamber of Commerce are
pleased to present are
pleased to present a full one-
day Leadership
Development Workshop on
Saturday, March 23 at the
Odawa Hotel from 8:25am to
4pm. WorldLink
Communications expert Jay
Johnson will be presenting
seminars in the following to
help gain professional devel-
opment in Dealing with
Difficult People, Negotiating
Skills, Psychology of
Persuasion, Integrated
Marketing to Engage through
Social Media, and
Networking with Effect.
www. wl cst rat egi es. com.
Odawa Hotel. Saturday
March 23, 8:25am - 4pm. If
you have any questions
please contact Erin at the
PRCC, 231.347.4150.
Attendance registration is
only $40, with lunch includ-
ed. (All Jaycee and Petoskey
Regional Chamber of
Commerce members receive
an automatic $10 discount!).
PRIOR REGISTRATION IS
REQUIRED.
GAYLORD
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March 23rd, 10am - 4pm at
Gaylord Intermediate school
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Grayling High School
Cafeteria & Gymnasium
GHS Project Graduation
needs your support with
their upcoming soup and
chili cook-off from 5-7pm
which will be by donation
only. Following the cook-off,
move over the gym around
7pm for a fun and entertain-
ing evening of basketball
where Staff & Mystery Players
will take on the GHS Class of
2013. Cost for the game is $2
for Students, $3 for Adults,
and $10 per Family. Bring
your extra $$ to bribe the
refs!! 50/50 Drawing and
Half-time Entertainment!
PETOSKEY
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Former NFL player to hold
local workshop for coaches
and community. A workshop
for coaches, athletes, sports
boosters, educators, parents
and community leaders will
be held at North Central
Michigan College in the
library conference rooms
from 8:30am to noon on
Friday, March 22.
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Saturday, March 23rd at 7pm
at the Grayling American
Legion - The Grayling High
School softball program will
hold its annual bowling
fundraiser. Cost to partici-
pate is $25/person and
includes bowling, shoes and
dinner. Free babysitting is
available. Bowlers must reg-
ister in advance by calling
Sarah Allen at 989-344-3509.
GRAYLING
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Saturday, March 23rd from
9:30am 4:00pm at the Ralph
A. MacMullen Conference
Center Attention
Northeastern Michigan
farmers, chefs, school food
service personnel, institu-
tional food buyers and busi-
nesses looking for local food
products. No matter if you're
a professional farmer, have a
backyard garden, or are
interested in locally grown
and sourced food, this event
is for you!! Register Online in
advance (for planning pur-
poses) by March 22nd. For
more info, contact Mark at
989-493-3323 or Kelly at
kelli@northerntransforma-
tions.org
CHEBOYGAN
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2013 Winter Lecture Series.
March 26th, Storm Warriors
of the Ship Wreck Coast.
Members $3. Non Members
$4. Cheboygan Area Library,
100 S. Bailey St.
GRAYLING
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MICHIGAN WORKS to hold
Job Fair Wednesday, March
27th at the Ramada Inn in the
Pine and Cedar Conference
Rooms. Employer set-up
10:3011:45 AM / Hospitality
Room 11:00-11:45 AM /
Event Noon-4pm. To reserve
space or for more informa-
tion contact Carmen Cook,
Michigan Works! Business
Liaison at 989-348-8709, ext
5124 or
cookc@nemc.works.org.
GAYLORD
H67, A-:,8 L699
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Wednesday, March 27th,
noon to 1 pm at Gaylord
Funeral and Cremation
Service, 850 North Center
Ave. This free educational
presentation is intended for
those who have lost a friend
or loved one and have moved
through the immediate
impact of grief. It will focus
on a better understanding of
the grief process where we
will discuss such questions
as: What makes it difficult to
grieve? How do I adjust to
change? What is hope and
how do I keep it alive?
GAYLORD
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Otsego County United Way -
Annual Meeting & Awards
Presentation. Recognizing
our donors, celebrating our
successes and announcing
our priority goals & commu-
nity investments. March
27th, 8-9am at Wisconsin
Street Hall
INDIAN RIVER
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The Northern Michigan
Chapter of the Embroiderers
Guild of America will meet
Wednesday, March 27 at 11
am in the Transfiguration
Episcopal Church in Indian
River, located on M68. The
project will be UFO's (unfin-
ished projects). Remember
to bring any finished guild
projects for "golden needle."
Also we have an incentive
program. Complete any
stitched project and bring it
for Show & Tell and you will
be entered in a draw.
Refreshments will be served.
Guests and new members are
most welcome. For further
information, call Sue at 231-
584-2091.
GRAYLING
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Wednesday, March 27th from
5-8pm at Spikes Keg O Nails
- With their April 1st deadline
just days away, Crawford
County United Way is hoping
one final fundraiser will
boost its 2013 Allocation
Fund to a more comfortable
level. Each year, Crawford
County United Way invites
local human services agen-
cies to apply for funding to
help reach their program
goals in areas such as health,
nutrition and education.
Importantly, the process of
reviewing these applications
serves this community well
by monitoring needs versus
resources, and keeps CCUW
in touch with changes and
trends. The more we can
raise, the more we can give,
said Executive Director
Cheryl Ruley. Our local
agencies are hoping to
receive funding comparable
to 2012 levels and we hope
everyone will help us make
that happen. All tips and
10% of all food and non-alco-
holic beverage sales will be
donated to CCUW by Spikes.
Celebrities that evening
include Jeremy Bowers, Traci
Cook, Marlana Kucharek,
Chad Patterson, Kirk
Wakefield & Terrie
Lockwood. Diners are
encouraged to hassle the
help and tip them accord-
ingly for the cause. Bring the
family and all of your friends
and bring your appetites and
smiles, too. We look forward
to seeing you.
GAYLORD
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The First United Methodist
Church of Gaylord, 216 S.
Center Ave., will be holding
the annual ecumenical White
Breakfast on Maundy
Thursday, March 28th at
9:30am in Fellowship Hall. All
area churches are invited.
Come to hear a special pro-
gram presentation by Rev.
Kate Huddelson, Pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church
and inspirational music pro-
vided by Sue Fuelling of the
First United Methodist
Church. The austere break-
fast of Hot Cross Buns, juice
and coffee is free and no
reservations are required. For
more information, you may
call your home church office
of the First United Methodist
Church office at 989-732-
5380
GRAYLING
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Thursday, March 28th at 1pm
at the Grayling Senior Center
join us for a Low Vision
Support Group facilitated by
Ward Parker.
AFTON
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Afton Community Club
Annual Easter Egg Hunt,
Friday, March 29th from 2-
4pm. Prizes and Lots of Fun!
Bring a snack to Share! 1716
Montgomery Rd.
GAYLORD
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Marsh Ridge Resort hosts
Northern Michigan Yoga
Retreat. Reserve your spot at
the first Northern Michigan
Yoga Retreat. The all inclu-
sive weekend event takes
place Saturday and Sunday,
April 6-7. Included in the
$180 package is up to 8 yoga
classes, a guided meditation
on Saturday evening, your
room (double occupancy), 2
breakfast buffets, a plated
dinner, and firelight wine
and pizza party. Guests will
have access to the resort
amenities including hot tub,
sauna, and walking trails.
Class size and space is limit-
ed so make your reservations
early.
GRAYLING
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Classes will be held the 1st
Friday of every month at
11am at Resurrection Life
Center, 2640 West M-72
New Life Pregnancy Center
will be partnering with
Resurrection Life Center of
Grayling to offer a new serv-
ice to many in our communi-
ty. Young moms having their
first child can come join us &
earn the items needed for
your baby! Please call 989-
732-1626 to inquire or to
make reservations. Space is
limited and must be reserved
to attend.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
A Holy
Week
Cantata
by
Lani Smith
To be presented by the First Congregational
Church Choir, on Maundy Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Followed by a Soup Supper in the Fellowship Hall.
Plan to come and enjoy this very moving and inspirational piece.
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recognized by staff for doing so. One student per class will be selected to receive a
Terrific Kid award, button, and pencil. The student names will be announced on
our morning announcements. They will also have their picture taken to hang on
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Michigan Entrepreneur creating success
for himself and the community
Marco Cucco, founder of Idea Mia and the
JetBag brand, saw an opportunity to help
Michigan workers with disabilities and left a
successful corporate job to pursue a life as
an entrepreneur. Back in 2008, while in the
middle of an especially challenging
Michigan economy, Cucco decided he was
growing tired of the rat race and came up
with a way to branch out on his own.
Building off of an idea his wife Angie had
back in the 90s when frequently traveling to
and from Italy, he decided to bring the con-
cept of a protective and absorbent wine trav-
el bag to fruition.
The best way to transport wine, at the
time, was to wrap the bottles in baby diapers
when putting them in the suitcase. That way
if they broke under pressure in-flight the dia-
pers would absorb the liquids. The simple
yet profound concept was improved by
adding a more compact yet absorbent
padding and a stylish bottle shaped leak
proof bag. After months, and countless
nights, spent moonlighting on the project,
Cucco was finally able to identify a design
and a go to market strategy for the bags that
worked.
Further breakthroughs were made when
Angie, a grayling native, drew on family con-
tacts to identify ROOC as the ideal manufac-
turing and fulfillment partner. ROOC, which
is based in Roscommon, Michigan, employs
workers with disabilities giving them the
opportunity to succeed. As Cucco says,
These highly motivated people need train-
ing and the correct structure to be gainfully
employed. We love the partnershipits a
win-win for everyone! They allow us to give
back to the community while fulfilling orders
efficiently and cost effectively.
Cucco, who holds an MBA in
Pharmaceutical Business, had over 10 years
behind him at companies like Samsung and
GlaxoSmithKline. Yet, he still found himself
having to learn almost everything about run-
ning a business after starting Idea Mia. In
the corporate world, you can rely on your
team or a different department to fill in the
blanks, but as a small startup, you have to
become an expert in everything. Cucco goes
on to say The trick is aligning yourself with
people you can trust to fill in those blanks.
Part of Idea Mias corporate philosophy is
to reduce imports as much as possible.
Cucco says, Importing
reduces purchasing power of
consumers in our biggest
market, we need to do what
we can to reduce the balance
of payment. Also moving
goods around the world is
detrimental to our fragile
environment, ideally we
would like to only move final
product around while pro-
ducing and assembling
exclusively in Michigan.
Idea Mia has sold over 1 million of their
JetBags worldwide, is launching four new
products, and recently opened an office in
Turin, Italy. According to Cucco, it hasnt
always been successful. Learning from your
mistakes can be a roller coaster of emotions.
Sometimes its good newssometimes its
bad news. There have been highs, like when
they learned that Amazon or Bed Bath &
Beyond wanted to carry their products.
Other times, after multiple promising meet-
ings with venture capitalists, funding didnt
come through. It turns out you need capital
to run a business through peaks and
troughs chuckles Cucco. Our near term
goals are to
consolidate
roots as a
manufactur-
er of con-
sumer
brands in
Michigan
while advo-
cating for
manufactur-
ing invest-
ments in the state and for a nation-wide
campaign for sustainable US-based prod-
ucts. To serve their growing number of
clients more efficiently, Idea Mia is looking
to expand with new people, financing, and
facilities.
Idea Mia was funded with private invest-
ments from his founders and with a 50 thou-
sand dollar loan from Northern Initiatives, a
Community Development Financial
Institution that delivers loans and business
services to small business owners and entre-
preneurs who create jobs and enable the
people and communities in Northern
Michigan to thrive. Idea Mia is the interna-
tional distributor of unique lifestyle products
designed to protect, absorb, humidify and
transport high value consumer items. With
over 1 Million units sold around the world,
the Michigan based organization distributes
its products through retail outlets large and
small. For more information, visit www.the-
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and all collector coins.
We pay the public more than any other
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Spring is in the air or, at the very
least, its on the calendar this week. And
if youre like many people, you may be
looking forward to doing some spring
cleaning around your house and yard.
But this year, why not go beyond your
physical environment and do some
sprucing up of your financial situa-
tion?
Here are a few possibilities to consid-
er:
Clean your portfolio of clutter.
When you go through your house, you
may find some clutter in closets, storage
areas, on top of desks, under beds or just
about any other place. Your investment
portfolio also may contain clutter, in the
form of investments that no longer meet
your needs. Consequently, its a good
idea to de-clutter your portfolio peri-
odically by selling those extraneous
investments and using the proceeds to
help purchase others that may be more
effective in helping you make progress
toward your financial goals.
Consolidate your investments in one
place. As you clean your house, you may
find that you have many common
items, such as brooms, hammers, duct
tape and so on, scattered among various
rooms. It might be more efficient to
keep all such objects in one central loca-
tion; this can help prevent you from
needlessly replacing or duplicating
them. As an investor, you may have an
IRA with one financial services provider,
an old 401(k) with a different one, and
some other investments with yet anoth-
er institution. If you consolidated all
these investment vehicles with one
provider, you might be able to save
some fees and expenses. Perhaps even
more importantly, by uniting all your
investments in one place, you may find
it easier to follow a central, unified
investment strategy.
Check for gaps in your financial
strategy. Every spring, its a good idea to
check your gutters for leaks, your side-
walks for cracks and your paint for
chips. By doing so, youll help protect
your home and surroundings. To help
protect your familys future, its impor-
tant to have adequate life and disability
insurance.
Plant seeds for growth. When spring
arrives, its time to plant the seeds for
your flowers and vegetables. As an
investor, you also have to be concerned
about growth. Specifically, youll want to
consider investments that have the
potential to grow enough to help pro-
vide the financial resources to meet
your long-term goals, such as a comfort-
able retirement. Consequently, you
should review your portfolio to deter-
mine if it contains an appropriate
amount of growth-oriented vehicles for
your individual objectives, time horizon
and risk tolerance.
Seek professional assistance. When
youre tidying up for spring, you may
find some jobs
that you cant do
alone, such as
cleaning a heavily
stained carpet,
unclogging a
blocked drain or
trimming the
highest branches
on a tree. For these
tasks, you might
need to call in
trained profes-
sionals. Its the
same with invest-
ing: You can do
some things on
your own, but for
complex tasks
such as creating
and maintaining
an appropriate
investment strate-
gy, you may need
to work with a
financial profes-
sional.
Consider put-
ting these spring-
cleaning tips to
work soon. They may just help put some
sparkle and shine into your financial
house.
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
qualified 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
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North Central MI College offers health related
lectures in Gaylord and Cheboygan
North Central Michigan College will offer a
health related Luncheon Lecture in
Cheboygan on Tuesday, March 26th and in
Gaylord on Wednesday, March 27th. Both
lectures will start at noon and lunch will be
provided.
The lecture in Cheboygan on March 26th
will focus on reducing stress. Discover ways
to reduce stress in the workplace, home and
school with North Central Michigan College
instructor, Krista Siler. Participants will learn
ways to defeat this powerful feeling and how
laughter plays into the success of being able
to cope.
Cost for the event is $10 and includes
lunch. Registration deadline is Monday,
March 25. Call 231-597-0322 to reserve your
place at the table. The lecture will be held at
the Straits Area Education Center, 504
Division Street.
On March 27th, North Central Michigan
College in Gaylord will offer a presentation
on healthy living at noon at the University
Center at Gaylord, 80 S. Livingston
Boulevard.
Mary Seager, Ph.D., GNP, author and nurse
practitioner of integrative medicine at
Otsego Memorial Hospital, will discuss what
she calls the Five Es to Healthy Living:
Encouragement, Enlightenment, Enjoyment,
Exercise and Eat Healthy.
Cost for the event is $10 and includes
lunch. Registration deadline is Monday,
March 25. Call 989-705-3775 to reserve your
place at the table.
North Central Michigan College is an
open-door community college based in
Petoskey. Through its University Center
partnerships, students can take courses
leading to certificates, bachelors and mas-
ters degrees from participat-
ing universities. North
Centrals Corporate and Community
Education offers workforce training, profes-
sional development seminars, and personal
interest workshops. In addition to its main
campus in Petoskey, North Central offers
classes, academic advising, testing and other
services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North
Central is a Military-Friendly School com-
mitted to providing a supportive environ-
ment for military students
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on Aging For area residents, a family members dementia
does not have to mean making a choice between a life of
24/7 caregiving or placement in a nursing home. Otsego
Haus, part of the Otsego County Commission on Aging, gives
area families an option to share the work of caring for a loved
one who forgets or wanders.
Statistics show that over half of all adults will become
caregivers at some time, and for many families, the right
solution is keeping their loved one at home in a familiar set-
ting. However, caregiving can become a time-consuming and
exhausting responsibility.
Otsego Haus gives families another valuable option, short-
term care for a loved one. That short-term break can be for
part or all of a day, a few days per week, or all week, giving
the caregivers a much-needed respite. Some families have
used the Adult Day Services at Otsego Haus while they work
during the day, dropping off their family member on the way
to work, and picking him or her back up on the way home.
Others use the time to run errands, socialize, exercise, or just
rest. The key is that Otsego Haus gives people a short care
option. Otsego Haus is only one of a few such programs in
the northeastern part of the state.
With a staff that includes a Registered Nurse and two
Licensed Practical Nurses, Otsego Haus clients can count on
having a caring environment with personalized attention.
Otsego Haus is open from 8
am until 4 pm weekdays, or
other hours by special
arrangement, and for more
information families can call
Chris Holewinski, Program
Coordinator, at 989-732-
4121, or the OCCOA offices
at 989-732-1122.
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your nails, from hand to toe.
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(across from the fairgrounds entrance)
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Job Fair
All Are Welcome
All Are Welcome
Crawford County
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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In Grayling Noon-4pm at the Ramada Inn in the
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By Jim Akans
The winter snows are beginning to ebb
and days are increasingly bringing a hint
of the coming spring in the air. That can
only mean the golf season is approaching
fast!
Under new ownership since last April,
The Natural 18-hole championship golf
course in Gaylord offers a variety of mem-
berships and packages or both local golf
enthusiasts, as well as those visiting north-
ern Lower Michigan for some quality time
on the links. Whether a lifetime golfer or
someone who has just picked up the
game, the Natural offers options to fit vir-
tually everyones needs.
Local area residents are encourage to
give The Natural staff a call and arrange a
tour of their gorgeous facility and course.
Under the direction of GSCAA certified
Golf Course Superintendent at The
Natural, Kevin Henley, the course has
been brought up to top-notch condition,
featuring a layout that has always been
popular with golfers, which is both chal-
lenging and designed to bring the fun
back to the game of golf.
Golfers can look forward to using all of
the clubs in their bag here at The Natural,
he observes. The lush fairways are nar-
row and the greens are large. During play,
golfers will also enjoy views of some of the
most scenic wetland areas in northern
Michigan.
The purchase in 2012 by The Natural
LLC also brought the course, clubhouse
and pro shop into affiliation with the
adjoining Beaver Creek Resort, which has
also been undergoing extensive renova-
tions to the campsites, clubhouse and
activities offered. Beaver Creek is part of a
nationwide network of RV and camping
resort facilities, and the recent purchase of
The Natural offers vacationers at Beaver
Creek a convenient, and extraordinary,
opportunity to enjoy top-notch golfing
during their stay.
With the affiliation of The Natural and
Beaver Creek Resort, some incredible Stay
and Play packages are now available start-
ing at $99.95 per person per night with a
minimum two-night stay. The Naturals
clubhouse, located on an elevated bluff
overlooking the picturesque 9th and 18th
holes, is a great place to relax and enjoy
food and beverages before or after a game,
featuring a huge open deck, lounge area
plus a pro shop offering clothing and
other golf related merchandise.
Hallmarks of The Natural include their
friendly, service-oriented staff, and the
spectacular golf course that perfectly
intertwines with nature. Whether a local
golfer seeking a fabulous setting in which
to play a round in true Northern Michigan
style, or a visitor to the Gaylord area seek-
ing a perfect combination of golf and
accommodations, the professional, cour-
teous staff firmly believes that once some-
one experiences The Naturalthey will be
back time and time again.
For additional information, call The
Natural at (989) 732-1785 or visit
www.golfthenatural.com
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Michigan Works! will hold their annual
Crawford County Job Fair on Wednesday
March 27th, from noon to 4 pm at the
Ramada Inn of Grayling, located at 2650 I-
75 Business Loop. This event will provide
job seekers with an opportunity to net-
work with and impress a diverse pool of
local employers.
The conference rooms at the Ramada
provide an excellent environment to bring
numerous job seekers and employers
together in one location. Job seekers
should plan to be prepared to complete
applications, provide employers with a
professional resume and dress profession-
ally for on-site interviews. Attendance of
children at the event is not recommended
and we encourage job seekers to arrange
daycare in advance. Previous years job
fairs have been a huge success and
Michigan Works! staff are expecting this
years event to exceed all others.
Job seekers needing help with their
resumes can go to their local Michigan
Works! Offices. To learn more about this
event call the Michigan Works Office in
Grayling at 989-348-8709.
Michigan Works! annual Crawford County Job
Fair is Wednesday, March 27th
4706 W. Otsego Lake Dr.
Gaylord, MI 49735
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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, McDonalds, and P.F.
Changs).
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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St. Mary Cathedral 8th grade band students were selected to participate in MSBOA District 2
Middle School Honors Band at Bellaire High School on March 13, 2013. They spent the day
rehearsing with 100 other northern Michigan students under the guest direction of Mr. David
Mumma from Plainwell, Michigan. The day concluded with a performance for family and friends.
Shown here, (left to right) are Keely Curran, Elizabeth Harbin, Nathan Smith, and Gabrielle
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Youth and adults throughout Otsego and neighboring coun-
ties will soon have the opportunity to learn and improve their
tennis skills through the efforts of the newly formed Alpine
Regional Tennis Association (ARTA). Founded in late 2012, the
organization is working with the United States Tennis
Association (USTA) to foster training and promote the sport of
tennis as a safe, low cost, healthy outlet for people of all ages.
Tennis advocates emphasize that the sport can reduce child-
hood obesity, enhance sportsmanship values, and promote eco-
nomic growth through locally sponsored tournaments and
activities.
For over 20 years, informal mens and womens leagues in
Gaylord have enjoyed competitive play from spring through fall
at area courts. They have donated funds to purchase tennis
equipment for youth at Gaylord elementary and middle schools
in order to cultivate skill building and enjoyment of the game.
When certified professional tennis coach Dave Johnson and his
wife Cathy, both avid tennis players, relocated to Gaylord last
year, momentum grew to formalize an organization that will
link with USTA talent and resources.
Through USTA grants and supportive donations, and by
working with area resorts, city and county entities, ARTA mem-
bers plan to help improve the condition of area tennis courts
and provide additional age-appropriate tennis equipment, les-
sons and resources to schools. In addition, ARTA will encourage
adult participation in tennis lessons and court time for recre-
ation as well as league play.
A long term goal of the newly-formed association is to lead an
effort to build four adjacent tennis courts for eventual competi-
tive tournaments for all ages.
USTA/Midwest Sectional representative George Lowe stated,
With its central location in northern lower Michigan, Gaylord is
an ideal spot to host regional tournaments. Our partnership
with the ARTA will help bring new opportunities to the commu-
nity. For more information, and to join in the Alpine Regional
Tennis Association efforts, contact ARTA board President, Laura
Hansmann at 989 619 2629 or email gaylordARTA@mail.com.
On Friday, March 1, the GHS Symphony Band traveled to Elk
Rapids High School and performed at the MSBOA, District 2
District Band and Orchestra Festival. The band performed three
prepared musical selections and one sight-reading selection.
The prepared pieces included The Black Horse Troop march
by John Philip Sousa, Pageant by Vincent Persichetti, and By
Loch and Mountain by
Robert W. Smith. They earned
First Division Ratings from all
four adjudicators and have
qualified to perform at the
State Band Festival on Friday,
April 26 at Gaylord High
School. Special mention was
given to Josh Green, Maryn
Leichtnam, Kathleen Lucas,
and Holly Moore for their out-
standing individual solos. The
GHS Symphony Band has
earned First Division Ratings
at District and State Band
Festival for four out of the past
five years. I am extremely proud of our band students and
their outstanding performance at District Band Festival, says
Pat Jarve, director of bands at Gaylord High School. We are
very excited to host State Band Festival and hope everyone in
the community will come and cheer on the Symphony Bands
performance.
United States Tennis Association programs will
foster training and promote the sport of tennis
GHS Band Students Earn Top Ratings
8th grade St. Mary band
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Gaylord St. Mary Cathedral students will attend the State Solo and Ensemble Festival in Manistee on
March 23rd. They will also have a jazz combo participate at this event. The participating students
shown here are: Front row (left to right) Meredith Mason flute solo/trio, Corrine Johnston clarinet
solo, Savannah Sullivan flute trio, Alphonse Buclay flute trio, Katie Rutkowski violin. Back row (left
to right) Pat O Connor Jazz Combo, Dylan Masko bari sax solo, sax duet, jazz combo, Thomas
Wisniewski euphonium solo, jazz combo, Steve Wright sax duet, jazz combo, Geoff Wind jazz combo,
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Call for Young Writers
Crooked Tree Arts Center, in conjunction
with the Petoskey News-Review, is hosting
the 11th Annual Young Writers Juried
Exposition. Elementary, middle and high
school writers in the Charlevoix-Emmet ISD
(including home school students in
Charlevoix or Emmet Counties are invited to
submit one work of poetry, prose, or one of
both.
Winning poetry and prose pieces for each
level - elementary, middle and high school -
will be published in the Petoskey News-
Review on Friday, May 3, 2012. On Saturday,
May 4, the Young Writers Expo awards will be
presented at Crooked Tree Arts Center from
2:00 4:00 PM. High School winners receive
monetary prizes: 1st place - $75, 2nd place -
$50, and 3rd place - $25, and all winners
receive a journal. A panel of local communi-
ty members serves as jurors for each catego-
ry. All winning young authors will have an
opportunity to read their work publicly.
As an added treat, guests can enjoy the
Youth Arts Festivals Culinary Arts Showcase
from 1:00 3:00 PM, also on Saturday, May 4
where students from the Petoskey and Boyne
City Culinary Arts programs will create and
serve refreshments. The award ceremony
and Culinary Arts Showcase are free and
open to the public.
One of the best ways to develop literary
skills is for a young author to share his or her
work publicly. From putting their ideas on
paper to seeing their work published in the
Petoskey News-Review, the Young Writers
Expo gives children and teenagers in the
community an opportunity to experience
the writing process from beginning to end.,
states Megan DeWindt, Crooked Trees coor-
dinator for the program.
An invitation has been sent to all area
teachers encouraging them to involve their
students in the program. All work must be
submitted by a parent or teacher on-line
through Crooked Trees website,
www.crookedtree.org, beginning at 9:00 AM
on Monday, April 8 through 5:00 PM on
Friday, April 19.
For writing requirements and more details
about the Young Writers Juried Exposition,
please visit www.crookedtree.org or contact
Megan DeWindt at Crooked Tree Arts Center,
231 347-4337 or email
megan@crookedtree.org.
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Traverse City, MI During the week of March 9-17, 2013,
AmeriCorps programs across the country will be celebrating
AmeriCorps Week. AmeriCorps Week engages state and
national members in shining a spotlight on the great service
being done by AmeriCorps members across the U.S. and in
Michigan.
As part of a nationwide effort, the seventh annual
AmeriCorps Week celebration is a recruitment and recogni-
tion campaign designed to bring more Americans into serv-
ice, salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their power-
ful impact and thank the community partners who make
AmeriCorps possible.
AmeriCorps members take on the challenges their com-
munities face. They believe in the AmeriCorps motto of
Getting Things Done, and are part of the solution.
Michigans AmeriCorps programs are housed within non-
profit organizations, schools or other agencies. One of
Michigans programs, the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention
Corps (MFPC) a key part of the Michigan Foreclosure Task
Force (MFTF) and a program of the Community Economic
Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) receives
federal funding from the Michigan Community Service
Commission (MCSC) to recruit, place and support 20
AmeriCorps members around the state. The Corporation for
National and Community Service administers the federal
funding. Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency
currently hosts two MFPC AmeriCorps member in Grand
Traverse and Wexford counties.
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc.
(NCMAA) is the One-Stop Shopping Center for Housing
Counseling Services for Northwest lower Michigan. NMCAA
is a Community Action Partnership that covers a mostly rural
ten county service area including Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix,
Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Missaukee,
Roscommon, and Wexford Counties including some geo-
graphically-isolated areas.
Community Action Agencies help low-income families and
individuals achieve higher levels of self-sufficiency and sta-
bility. NMCAAs mission statement is Helping People by
Linking Services, Resources and Opportunities. NMCAA
was named 2010 Housing Counseling Agency of the Year by
the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and was
named an official Chartered Member of NeighborWorks in
September 2012. Karen Emerson, manager at NMCAA,
explains the important role AmeriCorps members play with-
in their communities. NMCAA is now in our fourth year of
hosting a foreclosure AmeriCorps member(s). Our customers
and community have definitely noticed the positive impact
the members have made in helping people in their home-
ownership crises.
The MFPC currently has 18 AmeriCorps members in serv-
ice throughout Michigan. Members fill a critical gap in serv-
ices at certified housing counseling agencies by working with
homeowners who are on the verge of or in the process of tax
or mortgage foreclosure. The members service is focused
around foreclosure prevention and intervention activities
including: foreclosure intake and triage, marketing and out-
reach, education, implementation of the 90-day pre-foreclo-
sure negotiation law and/or tracking and mitigating neigh-
borhood impacts of foreclosure.
In a recent report released by the MCSC, in 2011-2012
Michigans AmeriCorps members:
Completed more than 1,000,000 hours of service and
training.
Recruited more than 20,000 volunteers
Earned more than $3.5 million in education awards for
successfully completing their term of service.
For more information about the Michigan Foreclosure
Prevention Corps visit foreclosure.cedam.info/mfpc or con-
tact Rachel Diskin at diskin@cedam.info. For more informa-
tion about AmeriCorps Week or other AmeriCorps programs
in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/mcsc.
AmeriCorps Week celebrated Nationwide & in
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SUNDAY SERVICES
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serve and reach out to others with the saving grace of Jesus Christ.'
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THURSDAY: 1 Timothy 5:8 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and
especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
FRIDAY: Job 1:1-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job;
and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil. 2 Seven sons and three daugh-
ters were born to him. 3 His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female
donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the men of the east. 4 His sons used to
go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to
eat and drink with them. 5 When the days of feasting had completed their cycle, Job would send and conse-
crate them, rising up early in the morning and offering burnt offerings according to the number of them all;
for Job said, Perhaps my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts. Thus Job did continually.
SATURDAY: Matthew 26:38-39 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 38 Then He *said to them, My soul is deeply
grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me. 39 And He went a little beyond them,
and fell on His face and prayed, saying, My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I
will, but as You will.
SUNDAY: 2 Chronicles 32:6-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 6 He appointed military officers over the people
and gathered them to him in the square at the city gate, and spoke encouragingly to them, saying, 7 Be
strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of Assyria nor because of all the
horde that is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him. 8 With him is only an arm of
flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles. And the people relied on the words
of Hezekiah king of Judah.
MONDAY: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 24 Do you not know that those who run in a
race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 25 Everyone who com-
petes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we
an imperishable. 26 Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating
the air; 27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself
will not be disqualified.
TUESDAY: 2 Kings 5:11-15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 11 But Naaman was furious and went away and
said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God,
and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper. 12 Are not Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of
Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean? So he turned and
went away in a rage. 13 Then his servants came near and spoke to him and said, My father, had the prophet
told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you,
Wash, and be clean? 14 So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the
word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and he was clean.15 When
he returned to the man of God with all his company, and came and stood before him, he said, Behold now, I
know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel; so please take a present from your servant now.
WEDNESDAY: John 15:10-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 10 If you keep My commandments, you will
abide in My love; just as I have kept My Fathers commandments and abide in His love. 11 These things I
have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.12 This is My com-
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PERSPECTIVE
Ryan
Sharpe
Inspirational Public
Speaker
This past Saturday I not only had the opportunity to join over 900
men at A Higher Call Mens Conference at the Gaylord Evangelical
Free Church, but I was also honored to be one of the speakers. I
joined two amazing heroes from our great military: former Army
Ranger Captain Jeff Struecker (his story was featured in the movie
Blackhawk Down) and former Navy Seal Chad Williams. Many prin-
ciples were taught through our different life experiences and per-
spectives.
All of us come from different places. We all have different stories,
and we all travel different paths to get to where we are today. We
have different struggles, successes, circumstances, and obstacles.
God has given each of us different interests, skills, and talents. All of
those things may be different, but one thing remains the same: The
only way we can truly be the men we have been created to be is to
have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jeff, Chad, and I gave talks that were very different. The journey
each of us walked to get to this truth about Jesus was worlds apart.
Regardless of the path, it was not until each of us started following
the Lord that we began to live a life of significance. Earthly success
means nothing apart from the Lord.
The importance of following the Lord and cultivating a personal
relationship with Him is what I really took away from this confer-
ence. That relationship impacts every aspect of our lives. To develop
it, we need to PRAY and DIG into our Bible. Its not complicated, and
it matters.
Thoughts on...What are you taking away from the
Bulletproof Higher Call Men's Conference in Gaylord??
LOCAL NEWS
New stories updated daily on-line at www.weeklychoice.com
By Deb Hagen-Foley
Life can change in an instant. This is cer-
tainly the case in brain injury. According to
the Brain Injury Association of American, an
estimated 1.7 million children and adults in
the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury
(TBI) and another 795,000 individuals sus-
tain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from
non-traumatic causes each year. More than
58,000 Michigan residents sustain a TBI
annually, according to the Michigan Public
Health Institute. More than 3.1 million chil-
dren and adults live with a lifelong disability
as a result of TBI and an estimated 1.1 mil-
lion have a stroke-related disability.
Medical and indirect costs of TBI, such as
loss of productivity, in the United States are
in excess of $76 billion annually. Children
from newborns to 4 years age, adolescents
aged 15 to 19 and adults aged 65 or over are
most likely to sustain a TBI, according to the
Center for Disease Control. Persons aged 75
and older have the highest rates of TBI-relat-
ed hospitalization and death. They are 4-5
times more likely to be admitted to a long-
term care facility following a TBI. Persons in
this age group also recover more slowly and
are more likely to die from their injuries than
younger persons. In all age groups, TBI rates
are higher for males than females.
The leading causes of TBI are: Falls
(35.2%), motor vehicle/traffic accidents
(17.3%), struck by/against events (16.5%)
and assaults (10%). Falls are the leading
cause of TBI among children aged 0 to 14
(50%) and accounted for 61% of TBIs among
adults 65 years and older. Motor vehicle
crashes and traffic related incidents result in
the largest percentage of TBI related deaths
(31.8%).
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as
an alteration in brain function, or other evi-
dence of brain pathology, caused by an
external force. Motor vehicle accidents and
gunshot wounds are common causes.
Sports injuries, assaults, or falling and strik-
ing your head can also results in TBI. TBI is
common to many returning soldiers as a
result of an improvised explosive device or a
rocket hitting a vehicle. They may have no
outward signs of injury, but the pressure of
the blast itself could have rattled the brain
resulting in a TBI. About 75% of TBIs are
considered Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
(MTBI). Acquired brain injury (ABI) includes
all types of traumatic brain injuries and also
brain injuries caused after birth by cerebral
vascular accidents (commonly known as
stroke), and loss of oxygen to the brain
(hypoxic brain injury).
Mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI)
account for a majority of brain injuries
reported annually. MTBI occurs when a sud-
den impact or forceful movement of the
head results in an altered mental state, such
as confusion or disorientation, loss of mem-
ory for brief periods immediately prior to or
after the event, or brief loss of conscious-
ness. More severe TBI result in a loss of con-
sciousness of more than 30 minutes and/or
longer periods of memory loss, more than 24
hours. Many MTBIs are not reported. The
actual incidence of MTBI is considerably
higher than 1.25 million annually.
Brain injury is classified as mild, moderate
or severe using the Glasgow Coma Scale, a
measure of coma and impaired conscious-
ness. The term Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
does not describe the severity of the out-
comes of MTBI. A brief period loss of con-
sciousness or memory loss as the result of a
blow to the head can affect the ability to
complete routine, daily activities and the
ability to return to work. Following an MTBI,
individuals can experience: Problems with
memory, concentration, and emotional con-
trol, headaches, fatigue, irritability, blurred
vision or
seizures.
Researchers
report
unemploy-
ment rates
three
months fol-
lowing injury
among pre-
viously
employed
MTBI victims as 34 percent.
Sports-related injuries account for approx-
imately 20% of TBIs reported in the United
States. Injuries can be prevented or reduced
in severity through wearing helmets, but
repeated impacts to the brain can lead to
serious negative consequences. A number of
lawsuits have been filed against the NFL by
former players and their family members. In
January, the family of Junior Seau, filed a
wrongful death suit against the NFL for fail-
ing to protect Seau from the dangers of brain
injuries. Seau, was an NFL player for 20
years, committed suicide last May by shoot-
ing himself in the chest. He was 43 years
old. Examination of Seau's brain indicated
that he had CTE, a brain disease related to
blows to the head, which can result in
depression and dementia.
In 2012, the NFL introduced stricter guide-
lines regarding when players could return to
work after suffering a concussion. Last
week, the NFL and General Electric
announced a four-year $60 million initiative
to develop imaging technology and other
approaches to aid in the prevention, detec-
tion, and management of TBI. The frequen-
cy of TBI can be reduced through preven-
tion. Knowing the symptoms of TBI and get-
ting immediate treatment can reduce the
severity of and assist individuals in coping
with the long-term consequences of TBI.
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CHEBOYGAN Through the Michigan Council of Arts and
Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Mini-grant Program the Arts
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The Cheboygan Area Arts Council exists to promote and
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Recreation, Entertainment, Arts, Dining
Crooked Tree Arts Center presents Swirl on Thursday,
March 28 featuring a sampling of creative appetizers and
fine wines from the Harbor Springs IGA. Local Guitar/vocal-
ist Pete Kehoe will perform in the galleries.
Swirl is a monthly wine tasting with music and the most
recent art exhibit on display. Each month the arts center
pairs with local wine purveyors and restaurants and per-
formers for each Swirl. This is the first time the Harbor
Springs IGA will be presenting their gourmet offerings at
Swirl noted Cindy McSurely, Development Director. The
proprietors of the IGA, Suzanne and Dennis Hug, are very
active in our community and will be featuring an array of
appetizers highlighting their fish and seafood appetizers
continued McSurely. This is the last Swirl to view the winter
exhibits of Nocturne and the Annual Juried Photography
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Doors open at 5:30 pm with food and music running to
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day of Swirl, when available and may be purchased online
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For more information and to purchase tickets, contact
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North Central Michigan College and the Robert Emmet
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Cheboygan Area Arts Council announces $11,749 in Mini-grants

CHEBOYGAN Through the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Mini-grant
Program the Arts Council gave $11,749 to five local arts and cultural organizations.

The Arts Council serves as one of nineteen regional regranting agencies for the MCACA. The
region covered includes the following counties: Cheboygan, Emmet, Otsego, Presque Isle,
Alpena, Charlevoix and Montmorency.

The Arts Council received eight grant applications, with a total of $17,000 in requests. After
much deliberation, the Mini-grant Panel came to a consensus on how to distribute the $11,749.
The following organizations received awards:

Organization County Grant Award
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library
Beaver Island Cultural Arts Society
Charlevoix Historical Society
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra
Historical Society of Cheboygan



The Cheboygan Area Arts Council exists to promote and encourage cultural and educational
activities within the Straits Area of Northern Michigan; to provide services that stimulate and
encourage participation and appreciation of the arts within all segments of the community; and to
showcase the historic Opera House
Cheboygan Area Arts Council announces $11,749 in Mini-grants

CHEBOYGAN Through the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Mini-grant
Program the Arts Council gave $11,749 to five local arts and cultural organizations.

The Arts Council serves as one of nineteen regional regranting agencies for the MCACA. The
region covered includes the following counties: Cheboygan, Emmet, Otsego, Presque Isle,
Alpena, Charlevoix and Montmorency.

The Arts Council received eight grant applications, with a total of $17,000 in requests. After
much deliberation, the Mini-grant Panel came to a consensus on how to distribute the $11,749.
The following organizations received awards:

Organization County Grant Award
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library Alpena $3,200
Beaver Island Cultural Arts Society Charlevoix $2,000
Charlevoix Historical Society Charlevoix $3,200
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Emmet $2,250
Historical Society of Cheboygan Cheboygan $1,099



The Cheboygan Area Arts Council exists to promote and encourage cultural and educational
activities within the Straits Area of Northern Michigan; to provide services that stimulate and
encourage participation and appreciation of the arts within all segments of the community; and to
showcase the historic Opera House
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If you have a family history of Diabetes,
you could be at risk
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have diabetes. It is estimated that at least 1 out
of 4 people with diabetes dont even know they
have the disease. Additionally, nearly 79 million
adults in the United States have pre-diabetes, a
condition that increases their chances of devel-
oping type 2 diabetes.
In support of American Diabetes Association
Alert Day (Tuesday, March 26), the National
Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) and
Mercy Hospital Graylings Diabetes Education
Department are encouraging people to find
out if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes. If left
undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can lead to
serious health problems including heart dis-
ease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, ampu-
tation, and even death.
If you have a family history of diabetes
such as a mother, father, brother, or sister with
type 2 diabetes or if you had diabetes during
pregnancy you could have a higher chance of
developing the disease , said Rhonda Haske,
BSN, Certified Diabetes Educator at Mercy
Hospital Grayling. You cant change your fami-
lys health history, but knowing about it can
help you take action NOW to prevent or delay
the development of this serious disease.
Other risk factors for type 2 diabetes include
being overweight or obese, physically inactive,
and over the age of 45. Diabetes is also more
common in African Americans, people of
African Ancestry, Hispanics and Latinos,
American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian
Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
We are encouraging everyone to know their
risk for type 2 diabetes by talking to their fami-
ly about their family history of diabetes and
finding out if you or someone you love
could be at risk for type 2 diabetes, said
Haske.
The NDEP has tools you can use to learn
more about your risk for type 2 diabetes and
steps you can take to delay or prevent this dis-
ease. Visit
www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/AlertDay2013 to
find some of the following:
Diabetes Risk Test. This tool asks simple
questions about weight, age, family history and
other potential risks for prediabetes or type 2
diabetes.
NDEPs Family Health History Quiz asks
four true/false questions to help people better
understand their family health history of dia-
betes
NDEPs 4 Questions You Should Ask Your
Family about Diabetes and Family Health
History offers ways to help you talk with your
family about your familys health history of dia-
betes.
Studies have shown that type 2 diabetes can
be prevented or delayed by losing a small
amount of weight 5 to 7 percent (10 to 14
pounds for a 200-pound person) and becom-
ing more active. Action steps include making
healthy food choices and being active at least
30 minutes, five days a week.
If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, take the
first step to make lifestyle changes to improve
your health with NDEPs Just One Step online
tool (www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/JustOneStep).
You can also call Mercy Hospital Graylings
Diabetes Education Department at 989-348-
0455.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services' National Diabetes Education Program
(NDEP) is jointly sponsored by the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the
support of more than 200 partner organiza-
tions.
As wedding and graduation season approaches, officials with
the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are advising
caterers and catering businesses that they must obtain their
own food license, rather than simply operating in a food prepa-
ration kitchen that is licensed by another entity. Because food
licenses are location-specific, some catering operations may be
in violation of the law by preparing food at a remote location
without the proper license. The public is also being warned
about food that is prepared under these illegal circumstances,
and catering customers are advised to
verify caterers licensing status.
Proper inspection and licensing are
necessary to protect public health, said
Mike Jones, Environmental Health
District Supervisor for the Health
Department. Caterers committed to
providing safe food simply take the nec-
essary precautions and get licensed.
Jones added that caterers must obtain a
separate license to operate a special
transitory food unit or mobile food unit
if they need to prepare food away from
their main facility. Otherwise, all food
must be prepared at the licensed kitchen
and taken to the serving location in
ready-to-serve form.
Michigan Food Law requires that each
separately-managed business must have
its own food license. This may mean that
more than one licensed food or catering
business operates from a shared kitchen.
Further, the law says food preparation
cutting, slicing, mixing, washing, peeling,
chopping, cooking, heating, re-heating,
thawing, assembly or portioning of food
items is not allowed anywhere other
than the licensed location.
In addition to keeping foods safe for
the public, Jones said these laws protect
individuals and facilities from being
liable if something does go wrong. If a
licensed kitchen facility lets an unli-
censed caterer prepare food
there, then that facility is
incurring substantial risk, he
cautioned.
Catering businesses in
Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties should contact
the Health Department at (800) 432-4121 to obtain the correct
license applications, and submit them no later than May 31.
After that date, any catering business found to be operating
without the proper license(s) will be subject to legal action,
including orders to cease operations and removal of illegally-
prepared foods.
The Health Department of
Northwest Michigan is man-
dated by the Michigan Public
Health Code to promote well-
ness, prevent disease, provide
quality healthcare, address
health problems of vulnerable
populations, and protect the
environment for the residents
and visitors of Antrim,
Charlevoix, Emmet, and
Otsego Counties.
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Health & Wellness
Johannesburg/Lewiston Schools 24/7 tobacco policies
mean full participation by Otsego County schools
The decision by Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools to
adopt 24/7 Tobacco-Free School policies is a win for Otsego
County, according to Susan Pulaski, Community Health
Coordinator for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan.
The districts decision, announced on Monday night, brings
Otsego Countys public schools to 100 percent participation in
24/7 tobacco-free programs.
Pulaski, who coordinates the newly-formed Tobacco
Reduction Coalition of Antrim, Charlevoix, Otsego and Emmet
Counties, said these newly-instituted policies prohibit the use of
tobacco products within any building, within any vehicle or on
any property that is owned, leased, or operated by the school
district. They apply to all employees, students, contractors and
visitors on the premises of the school district, and are in effect
at all times.
These policies make it clear that tobacco-free living is a com-
munity norm, Pulaski said. They reinforce what students are
already learning in school about tobacco use, and support the
students decision to avoid tobacco.
More than 600,000 U.S. middle school students, and more
than three million high school students, smoke cigarettes,
though the U.S. Surgeon Generals office reports that progress is
being made toward preventing tobacco use among youth.
Tobacco use is believed to be responsible for more than 1,200
deaths nationwide each day. For every death that occurs, at least
two school-age youth are taking up smoking, and nearly 90 per-
cent of new smokers begin smoking before age 18.
Johannesburg-Lewiston now joins Gaylord and Vanderbilt
Public Schools in recognizing the importance of instituting 24/7
tobacco-free policies throughout Otsego County, Pulaski
added. Theyve affirmed their commitment to healthier com-
munities and to the health of their own students.
The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is mandated
by the Michigan Public Health Code to promote wellness, pre-
vent disease, provide quality healthcare, address health prob-
lems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment
for the residents and visitors of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and
Otsego counties. For more information about the Tobacco
Reduction Coalition and 24/7 Tobacco-Free School policies,
contact Pulaski at (231) 347-5813. For free help in quitting
tobacco, contact the Michigan Tobacco Quitline at (800) 784-
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