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By Jessica Boyce

Lisa McComb has been

announced as the new
Executive Director of the
Otsego County Economic
Alliance, a nonprofit organi-
zation that has been serving
all of Otsego County since
2002. The former Executive
Director, Jeff Ratcliffe, left
the Alliance at the end of
March to join the
Keweenaw Economic
Development Alliance in
Michigans Upper
Lisa attended Michigan
State University and has a
degree in communications
and marketing, but has
been working in the
Community Development
Financial Institution (CDFI)
field for quite some time
now. She was previously the
Executive Director of
Northern Shores Loan
Fund, Inc. (NSLF) where
she worked for five years
and helped get NSLF early
certification from the U.S.
Department of Treasury in
As the new Executive
Director of the Otsego
County Economic Alliance,
Lisa is excited to get started
and likes the idea of being
able to use her skill set at a
larger level in order to assist
By Norma Jean Babcock
PETOSKEY: At the 2014 NLEA Annual
Luncheon Awards on April 11, 730 peo-
ple gathered on the NCMC campus to
honor community members who had
successfully created a strong business
atmosphere in Northern Michigan and
to hear Governor Snyder speak about
the accomplishments and challenges
Michiganders are facing statewide.
The luncheon kicked off with mem-
bers of the Petoskey High School
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By Jessica Boyce
If you want to see the different types of
resources that the community has to
offer, then you will want to check out the
Grayling Chamber Business Expo on
Thursday, April 24th. The event will last
from 4:00 pm 7:00 pm. There will be
vendors only networking that will take
place from 3:00 pm 4:00 pm before the
public portion of the evening from that is
free admission and open to the public.
The expo takes place at the former
Hometown Furniture Building which is
next to Family Fare in Grayling.
This is the second year that this expo is
being held through the Grayling
Chamber of Commerce. Last year there
were 90 different vendors that were pres-
ent at the expo, and this year they plan
to have even more. Ten different food
and beverage establishments will be at
the event and will be offering the atten-
dees food and beverages to try as a Taste
of Grayling.
There will be dozens of door prizes
that will be given out to people who
choose to attend. At last years expo there
were over 600 people who attended the
event, and it is expected that this year
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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large crowd in Petoskey
By Heather DeLong
On Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd, Hartwick Pines is giving
everyone a taste of the great outdoors through activities, exer-
cise and a great learning experience. From 11 am to 3 pm, wit-
ness the beauty of nature in Northern Michigan with its abun-
dance of trees, and celebrate Earth Day learning just how valu-
able they are to us.
The following is the activity schedule for Tuesday, April 22nd:
11 am-Birding hike along the old growth trail: Location: Meet
at the Back Deck of the Visitor Center Program Duration:
Approx. 1 hour; 1mile walk Walk with an experienced birder
along the Old Growth Trail and learn how to locate birds by
sight and sound. A wide variety of birds can be identified along
the Old Growth Trail. How many can you find?
1 pm-Bird house building clinic: Location: Visitor Center
Classroom Program Duration: Approx. 1 hour Building a bird-
house is quite simple really: a couple of slabs of wood, some
nails or screws and youre in business. But then again, there is
much more to building the perfect birdhouse for the specific
species you want to attract to your yard. For example, what
diameter does the entrance hole need to be? How deep should
the floor be from the top of the birdhouse? There will be blue-
print plans for participants to take home and a brief discus-
sion on the most important things to consider about attracting
nesting pairs of black-capped chickadees, white-breasted
nuthatches, house wrens, eastern bluebirds and eastern
2 pm-Tree detectives: Location: Meet in the Visitor Center
Classroom Program Duration: Approx. 1 hour; 1mile walk
Later in the season when the leaves are on the maples and
oaks, identifying the tree you are looking at can be relatively
easy; but identifying trees without leaves can be challenging.
After a short classroom review, well go out on the Old Growth
Trail and identify some of the tree species that live within
Hartwick Pines State Park.
For more information, contact Craig Kasmer at (989) 348-
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Pines State Park?
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concerns, send an email to
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with economic development in the community. It is also
important to Lisa that individuals in the community as well
as small business owners know what the Alliance is and that
it is there to assist them in their endeavors.
The mission of the Alliance is to facilitate economic
growth in Gaylord and Otsego County through a public/pri-
vate partnership that maintains economic vitality and stim-
ulates economic growth while preserving the quality of life.
Some of the services that the Alliance provides to businesses
are business expansion and location assistance, tax abate-
ments, financing, access to state level incentives, research
and information to assist businesses, and small business
planning. The Alliance may be located in Gaylord, but they
offer their services to all of Otsego County including Elmira,
Vanderbilt, Waters, and Johannesburg.
If you have a business and have questions, Lisa can help
you. She has made some outstanding accomplishments in
her career as well as in the CDFI field. She provides strategic
planning, technical assistance, and has extensive knowledge
in grant writing, making her a valuable asset to Otsego
If you want to know more about the Alliance, you can visit
their website at or if you are a
small business owner in Otsego County and want to talk to
Lisa, you can call her at (989) 731-0288.
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The entire Christian faith
rests on the validity of the
resurrection of Jesus
By Mike Dunn
Regardless of the secular trappings of the Easter
season, it remains the most sacred day on the
Christian calendar. This Sunday, hundreds of mil-
lions of believers throughout the world will attend
church services commemorating what Christians
view as the single most important event in history.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is and always
will be the cornerstone of Christianity. Without
the resurrection, there is no Christian faith. The
Catholic religion rises and falls on the veracity of
the resurrection. So does every Protestant denom-
The Apostle Paul said it succinctly in I
Corinthians 15:14: And if Christ has not been
raised, our preaching is useless and so is your
Hope beyond the grave
According to the Christian tenet, the resurrec-
tion of Christ is proof of Gods power to raise the
dead. Without it, on what grounds would there be
hope of life beyond the grave? The most quoted
verse in the Bible is John 3:16. It affirms that
whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but
have eternal life.
The resurrection of Christ that is celebrated
each Easter lends credence to the promise of eter-
nal life. Its an indication to believers that death is
not the end, but a beginning.
The Apostles Creed was compiled just 50 years
after the last writings of the New Testament were
completed. It affirms those items of faith that are
distinct to Christianity. The resurrection is chief
among those affirmations.
It says, in reference to Jesus:
Who was conceived of the Holy
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from
the dead.
It goes on to affirm that Jesus is
now seated in heaven at the right
hand of the Father and will one day
judge the living and the dead.
God, who created all life, showed
His mastery over death through the
resurrection of Jesus. The resurrec-
tion forms the basis for belief in all
the other tenets of faith. Christians
believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
That He was born of a virgin. That
He lived a sinless life. That His death
on the cross was a substitutionary
death for the benefit of all mankind.
That through the death of Jesus, the
penalty for the sins of man was paid. That all hope
for forgiveness of sin comes through Jesus alone.
Because He was raised from the dead on the
third day, then we who have entrusted ourselves
to Him, we who have believed His words and have
found peace with God the Father through the sac-
rifice of Jesus, will also be raised from the dead.
Easter impact
Belief in the resurrection has had ripple effects
that have continued through the centuries and
continue to have an impact throughout the world
to this day. Those who are mindful that there is
life beyond the grave because of the resurrection
are also mindful that God will ultimately judge
everyone, believers and non-believers alike, and
that our actions here in this world determine the
level of reward in heaven or the level of punish-
ment for those who remain separated from God.
Much of the good that is done in the world each
day can be traced directly to the actions of indi-
viduals who are motivated by Gods Spirit to
reflect the character of God by helping others and
being mindful of their needs. Much of the good
that is accomplished through charities, hospitals,
soup kitchens, storefront outreaches, and benevo-
lent ministries of various kinds can be traced
directly to those who had a desire to make a posi-
tive impact in this world for the cause of the
Its not possible to measure the impact of Easter
upon humankind. For Christians, Easter is a
reminder of the hallowed heritage of the past, a
motivation to live
a life worthy of
Gods calling in
the present, and
an affirmation of
the promise of
eternal life that is
the gift of God for
all who believe.
By Izzy Lyman
The Petoskey Heart Healthy Supper Club meets once a
month and emphasizes a plant-based diet.
At the April meeting about 50 people ate vegan lasagna,
crusty Italian bread, a mixed-green salad with homemade
Caesar salad dressing, and fresh vegetables. Dessert? Vegan
almond and pistachio ice cream featuring organic baby
spinach! Recipes for the dishes were distributed and
Jennifer Calvelage, one of the supper clubs organizers,
says the purpose behind the gatherings is to show people a
better way of eating by demonstrating an alternative to
processed and animal- source foods.
The goal is to make your favorite sinful foods healthy,
says Calvelage.
The suppers are open to the public of all ages; admission is
free, and are hosted at Woodhams Hall at the Petoskey
Seventh-day Adventist Church on Howard Street. Live
demonstrations accompany the meals.
After the lasagna meal,
Margret Johnson, an amateur
horticulturist, conducted a pres-
entation on container gardening.
She explained to the group how
everything from herbs to pota-
toes can successfully be grown in
containers (which range from
wooden boxes to plastic pots). As
a safety precaution, Johnson sug-
gested wearing a dust mask, as
your potting soil can have mold
spores, as well as using gloves to
cut down the risk of infection.
The next supper will be held
on the third Sunday in May. For
more information or to make a
reservation, call Debbie at (231)-
Contact Izzy Lyman at or
@IzzyLyman (Twitter).
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At the old Hometown Furniture Building
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Tons of prizes and giveaways
Sponsored by the
Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce
Marching Band playing the National Anthem
to the massive crowd of attendees. NLEA
(Northern Lakes Economic Alliance)
President Andy Hayes then made a brief
introduction into the fundamentals of the
NLEA and how its aggressive pursuance of
economic development projects throughout
the past year had been successful in increas-
ing jobs in the Northern Michigan area.
The NLEA represents four counties includ-
ing; Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and
Emmet. These four counties have seen 67
successful economic development projects
including 45 business expansions and 12
brand new business start ups for a total of
203 new jobs and 946 retained jobs during
Hayes explained that the NLEA focuses in
on entrepreneurs and how they can create
and maintain jobs to build economically
strong communities.
Currently the NLEA has been
directing energies into the
field of skilled trades by
increasing education in
them and partnering with
various area businesses to
create the Fab Lab, a
mobile CNC lab, which will
travel throughout northern
Michigan and train people in
manufacturing trades. The
Fab Lab is a product of the
collaboration between
Precision Edge; NCMC,
Michigan Economic
Development Corp,
Charlevoix County Board of
Commissioners, Northwest
MI Works!, Char-Em ISD,
and the NLEA.
The goal of the Fab Lab
is to increase education in
manufacturing trades so that
jobs can be created and
maintained. Hayes explained
that the manufacturing
industry is changing signifi-
cantly and that it has many
high paying jobs to offer
those having the skills to
work them. His opinion was
seconded when Governor
Snyder took the stage and
discussed manufacturing
throughout Michigan as a
state and the need the field
has for skilled employees.
Governor Snyder
explained that Michigan has
lost its focus on skilled
trades in the last 30 years or
so, and that doing so had
been a mistake. He encour-
aged citizens to take a fresh
look at the manufacturing
industry and to highlight the positive
changes the field is making.
There is a great opportunity there (in
manufacturing)the jobs are there (we
need) to start getting to parents and young
people, said the Governor.
He explained that manufacturing indus-
tries not only had many jobs to offer, but
that the jobs were high paying as well. The
range in pay could be anywhere from
$50,000 to $80,000 per year according to his
research, and he encouraged Michiganders
to embrace manufacturing and congratulat-
ed the Northern Michigan region for their
leadership in doing so.
You should be proud of the Fab Lab
its a way to give people hands on training.
You are at the forefront of this, said
Governor Snyder.
Governor Snyder then stayed on hand to
award various members in the business
community for their positive actions in
building economic growth in the northern
Michigan area. A highlight of the award cere-
mony included the Maniac of the Year
Award given to an individual or group who
tirelessly engaged in creating or retaining
jobs. This award was bestowed upon Tom
and Marilyn Moran, owners of Moran Iron
Works, who employ over 125 people at three
locations in northern Michigan and who
recently expanded their business.
The NLEA Board Member Service Awards
were given to NLEA Board Chair for 2013
Sheridan Rhoads, and Jim Wibby a past
NLEA Board Member and Treasurer. Other
special recognitions were given to Matt
McCauley, Joe Moch, Jon Borisch and Dean
Carper. McCauley is the Director of Regional
Planning and Community Development with
the Northwest Council of Governments;
Moch is the CEO of ACAT Global in
Charlevoix County, Borisch and his family
has transformed Walloon Village throughout
the past year, and Carper is a retired NLEA
member of the NLEA Board of Directors. The
Fab Lab was deemed project of the year,
and 7 key partners (mentioned earlier) were
recognized in connection with it. Andy
Hayes was also awarded a special recogni-
tion for outstanding leadership due to his
tireless efforts and dedication to economic
Attendees listened on as various other
awards were presented and several videos
were shown to give a taste of the needs and
successes in the manufacturing industry in
northern Michigan. The ceremony ended
and Governor Snyder toured the Fab Lab
while business owners mingled at the beau-
tiful NCMC Student and Community
Resource Center.
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Loretta Miller will receive the Golden Hug
Award from the Zonta Club of Gaylord. This
award is presented to an Unsung Hero of our
community who embodies the true spirit of
giving to and empowering others. A celebra-
tion dinner will be held Monday, April 21st at
the Wisconsin St. Hall. Dinner, presentations
and silent auction will begin at 5:30 pm.
Tickets are $20 and available at Saturn
Booksellers, 133 West Main and the Otsego
County Commission on Aging, 120
Grandview Blvd (989-732-1122).
Loretta was selected in recognition of her
dedication and commitment to serving oth-
ers. She has worked for the Otsego County
Commission on Aging for twenty three years.
In her role as an Advocate Coordinator she
has always gone above and beyond the call
of duty in assisting clients and their families
with Medicaid/Medicare, finance, legal,
housing and many other issues. This involves
coordination with other agencies to provide
the best possible care. One year was spent
with Hospice. She was appointed to a posi-
tion as an ombudsman for three years. This
involved investigating and addressing viola-
tion of rights complaints. Loretta considers
her work a calling not a job.
Lauren Bushong, a Gaylord High School
student, will be presented the Young Women
in Public Affairs Award. The award recognizes
a young woman with commitment to service
and leadership in public and volunteer roles.
As recipient she will also qualify to be consid-
ered for the District 15 YWPA Award.
Zonta International (,
founded in 1919, is a worldwide service
organization of executive and professional
women. It has consultative status with the
United Nations and supports service projects
in fifty-seven nations which improve the
legal, political, economic, health and profes-
sional status of women.
The Zonta Club of Gaylord Area was char-
tered in March 1976 and is part of District 15.
In October 2014 the Gaylord Club will host
the District 15 Annual Conference
to be held at the Otsego Club. Members
will attend from all of
Michigan and several
Canadian Clubs. Meetings
are held the 2nd Monday of
the month at the Otsego
County Airport at 5:30pm.
Service projects include
college scholarships; the
Hospital Book Bag Project
promoting literacy from
birth; Zonta Say No to
Domestic Violence; Young
Women in Science
Scholarship for two days
studying ecology on the
schooner Inland Seas;
Handbags for Hope with
essentials for women transi-
tioning from abuse; WRC Clothesline Project;
many other local and international projects.
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By Jim Akans
It is a well-recognized name that symbol-
izes services and programs that provide a
means for people in need to get back on
their feet and regain their treasured inde-
pendence. Goodwill has been around since
1902, when a Boston area Methodist
Minister named Rev. Edgar Helms began col-
lecting used household goods and clothing,
and hired those who were down on their
luck to mend and repair those goods for
resale. Here in Northern Michigan, Goodwill
opened their doors at Asgard Enterprises in
1972, and today the non-profit organization
offers vocational, housing, transportation,
nutritional and family strengthening pro-
grams across the region.
Goodwill also continues to offer gently
used clothing, household items, books,
home dcor accessories and more at their
Retail and Donation Centers. In our area,
centers are located in Petoskey and Gaylord,
employing a total of 34 people, utilizing pro-
ceeds from sales at each location to help
support programs throughout Northern
Michigan that help people overcome barriers
to independence.
Part of our business model is also being
green, observes Ruth Blick, Director of
Marketing and Communications for
Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan.
Everything that is donated to our stores is
either reduced, reused or recycled. Items
that come in that dont meet quality stan-
dards go thru our salvage program. We are
also in partnership with Dell Reconnect and
we accept all types of computer equipment
and recycle those items. Many people dont
realize that a computer monitor can contain
up to a pound of lead. We are able to safely
recycle those units.
Goodwill also recycles metal items, card-
board, purses, belts, shoes, books and cloth-
ing. The gently used items on the sales floor
follow a rotation model where they are on
display for four weeks a regular price, then
half-off for a week, then reduced per item to
99-cents for adult sizes and 49-cents for chil-
dren sizes, and those items are finally recy-
cled if not sold.
So there are always items at sale prices
when someone visits our store, observes
Ruth Blick. People want to see different
items on display when they visit us.
Thousands of items are regularly coming in
and going out of our stores.
Submitting items for donation is easy.
Each location has a drive up donation cen-
ter, open 7 days a week, and members of the
Goodwill team will happily unload items
from the donators vehicle.
The 6,000 square foot Goodwill Retail and
Donation Center at 1361 Pineview Drive in
Gaylord is open Monday through Saturday
from 9 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 11am
until 6 pm. The 6,700 square foot Goodwill
Retail and Donation Center at 1600
Anderson Road in Petoskey is open Monday
through Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm, and
Sunday from 11am until 6 pm.
For additional information, visit
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that number will be much larger.
The main reason that the Chamber likes to put on this
event is so that they can pull together local resources and
get them to people in the community. There couldnt be a
better way to see what the community has to offer than to
attend the Grayling Chamber Business Expo.
Vendors that are registered for the 2014 Expo are listed
in the full page ad elsewhere in this paper. For more
information on the Grayling Chamber Business Expo, you
can visit the Chambers website at
or give them a call at (989) 348-2921.
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Despite the warming weath-
er the frost in the ground can
still freeze your water pipes.
Cities all over the area are
requesting that all water cus-
tomers continuously run
their water until further
notice. Service leads to indi-
vidual customers may be
more vulnerable. To help pre-
vent freezing of underground
service lines, customers
should continuously run a
stream of water about the
width of a pencil from a sin-
gle faucet. Please note,
warmer weather may not
immediately mean that the
risk of freezing is over.
Although dependent upon
weather conditions, the run
water order is anticipated to
last a few more weeks.
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Thursday, April 17, Noon
1:30pm. Learn to keep in
touch with your coworkers
and customers using your
iPad. Share files, Skype, tele-
conference, review sales,
analyze reports, access your
desktop remotely, create
forms, sell and invoice, and
maintain business security.
Learn how to incorporate
tablet technology into your
everyday business practices
to be more connected and
efficient. This is a hands-on
practical (and fun) work-
shop, so please bring your
iPad. $10/session includes
materials. Please register at
least three days before the
start of the workshop. You
will receive email notifica-
tion confirming your class
registration and details about
the class several days prior to
the class start date. Class
materials will be provided
during the first session. If you
have any questions, call us at
231-348-6613 or 231-348-
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The First United Methodist
Church of Gaylord, 215 S.
Center Ave, will be holding
the annual ecumenical White
Breakfast on Maundy
Thursday, April 17th at
9:30am in the Fellowship
Hall. All area churches are
invited. Come to hear a spe-
cial program presentation by
Rev. John Naile, Pastor of
breakfast of Hot Cross Buns,
juice and coffee are free and
no reservations are required.
For more information, you
may call your home church
office or the First United
Methodist Church office at
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Free legal help with divorce
clinic. Held at Crawford
County Courthouse, 200 W.
Michigan Ave. April 17, June
19, Aug. 21, Oct. 16, Dec. 18,
Feb. 19, 2015. Start at
5:30pm. Sponsored by the
46th Circuit Bar Association,
Northern Michigan Legal
Services, and Community
Mediation Services.
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Parade Fish Fry, Friday, April
18th, 4:00 7:00 pm, cost -
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Friday April 18th, 4-6 pm at
Devereaux Memorial Library,
201 Plum St. The Otsego and
Cr a wf or d- Ros c ommon
Conservation Districts
Forester, Brittany Mauricette,
will be hosting an informa-
tional meeting for landown-
ers and tax officials regarding
the Qualified Forest Program.
The Qualified Forest Program
is a tax reduction program for
forest landowners owning
between 20 and 640 acres.
The meeting will cover the
common misconceptions of
the program, frequently
asked questions, require-
ments for the program, and
how to enroll. Please join us
for this important meeting.
Admission is free, but please
RSVP to Brittany Mauricette
so she can get an estimate of
the number of attendees. She
can be reached by phone at
989-732-4021 or by email at
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Cheboygan Jaycees present
an Easter Egg Scramble on
Saturday, April 19th at
Cheboygan High School.
Start at Noon. Bring the kids
and join the Easter Bunny
and the Cheboygan Jaycees
on Saturday April 19th for the
annual Easter Egg Scramble.
Pictures with the Easter
Bunny begin at noon (please
bring your own camera) and
the Scramble starts at 12:30.
Age groups range between 1-
10 (please bring a basket or
bag for Easter eggs.) If you
have any questions please
contact Jade Hunt at
Bring a can donation for
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Saturday, April 19th at 10am
at Hanson Hills Recreation
Area. Grayling Recreation
Authority invites children 10
& under only to a free Easter
Egg Hunt. There are 3 areas
to search: 8-10 years old, 5-7
years old and 4 & under.
Bring your cameras as the
Easter Bunny will be present
for photos. Hunting starts at
10am SHARP!
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ebrating the resurrection of
our Savior, Jesus Christ.
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The Mackinaw City Lions
Club will be having their
annual Pancake Supper &
More Wednesday, April 23rd,
4 6:30pm, at The Embers
Restaurant. Cost: $7 (chil-
dren 5 and under
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The Grayling Regional
Chamber of Commerce is
excited to hold its 2nd
Annual Chamber Business
Expo and we invite you to
register for a booth(s) at the
Chambers largest network-
ing event! This years event
will be held on Thursday,
April 24 from 3 7pm in the
old Hometown Furniture
Building (next to Family Fare)
with a chance for participat-
ing businesses/vendors to
network with each other
from 3:00 4:00 p.m. (prior to
doors opening to the public
from 4:00 7:00 p.m.). Please
note that this is not a job fair,
but rather an invaluable
opportunity for business
members and organizations
to network and showcase
their business/organization
with each other, as well as
with our community. Cost for
the general public to attend
this event is free. Last years
event brought in over 600
community members and 90
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Friday, April 25, from 7pm
10pm at the Grayling Eagles
Club. Team Registration $40
per 4-person team. General
ticket entry cost is $2 person.
For more information visit
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The next Montmorency on
the Move meeting will be
held on April 26th. The seg-
ment is called Looking for
loans to expand your busi-
ness. This is an open house
style meeting so you may
stop in at any time from
10am until 2pm.
Information, material and
applications will be available.
The meeting will be held at
the Montmorency County
Building in the Board of
Commissioners room. Use
the main entrance facing M-
32 when joining us. If you
have any questions or you
are a lender that would like to
be present, please contact
the EDC office at 989-785-
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Ancient wisdom for today's
woman. Walking the path of
Hildegard of Bingen. A
woman of the 12th century,
medieval nun, doctor of the
church and wisdom figure for
our time. Presented by Avis
Clendenen, professor and
scholar of spirituality at Saint
Xavier University in Chicago.
Saturday, April 26 from 9am -
3pm at the family center of
St. Mary's Church. $30
includes snacks and lunch.
Sponsored by Wisdom of
Women Circle and Sisters of
Gaylord Community
Orchestra will perform April
26th at the Alan L. Gornick
Auditorium. The concert
begins at 7:30pm with a pre-
concert talk at 7pm.
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Cheboygan County Humane
Society Annual Spring Fling,
Sock Hop. At the Eagles hall,
Sunday, April 27, 5pm - 8pm.
Dinner served at 5:30pm.
Tickets are $15. Money raised
is to help with phase 2 of
Animal Shelter renovations.
Broasted Chicken, Roast
Pork, Homemade Mashed
Potatoes, Veg & Salad Bar,
Beverage & Dessert. Music by
Dan Frazier
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All persons auditioning will
be asked to read from the
script, sing and/or dance.
Auditions start with registra-
tion at 6PM on Tuesday and
Wednesday, April 29, 30 at
the Alan L. Gornick
Auditorium (inside Gaylord
High School) Questions may
be directed to Al or Sandy
Glasby 231-546-3889.
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Now through April 30 the
Feinstein Foundation will
match all donations made to
the Christian Help Center
(food or money). Donations
may be made directly to the
Christian Help Center or put
in donation boxes around
town. Donations must be
designated as Feinstein
donation if writing a check,
or placed in a labeled bag or
within the labeled donation
box around town. You can
help by: Donating canned
goods, Donating money, or
Telling friends, family and
neighbors about this impor-
tant fundraiser for the
Christian Help Center. We
appreciate your help in feed-
ing the hungry in Crawford
County by helping with this
fundraising program.
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The Lions Club of Mackinaw
City has wheelchairs, walk-
ers, canes, crutches, toilet
seats, shower seats, and a 10-
foot portable EZ Access
Ramp for locals and tourists
alike. They can be checked
out no charge at City Hall.
The Chamber of Commerce
also has a couple of the
wheelchairs on hand.
Contact the local police offi-
cer on duty if something is
desperately needed in off
hours. Please dont be shy
about asking for the use of
these items. They are meant
to assist anyone and every-
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Lewiston DDA Farmers
Market is located indoors
from about October until
June. Summer months we are
located outside in the down-
town township park. Our
indoor space is donated to us
by a local business owner,
Bird and Moe Smith from
Talleys. We are located in
downtown Lewiston next to
the Courage Salon. Current
hours are Saturday 8:30am
1:00 pm
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The COS Food Pantry is open
two days a week, Tuesdays
from 2 4pm and Thursdays
from 10am noon. All dona-
tions are welcome, food and
cash, and can be dropped off
at the church anytime or call
Jean Hunt at 537-2312 or
Rose LaPointe at 436-5307.
Following are some of the
items that cannot be pur-
chased through the Food
Stamp program and are
therefore in great need: soap;
dish detergent; kids snacks
for school; and paper prod-
ucts such as paper towels,
toilet paper, and napkins.
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Bring your coffee, bring your
questions, and maybe even
bring your appetite if you
couldnt catch breakfast
beforehand! Our forester,
Brittany Mauricette will be
hosting a monthly round-
table event at BJs Restaurant
in Gaylord on the second
Wednesday of each month at
7am. The event is meant to
encourage people with forest
health questions and con-
cerns to be able to talk one-
on-one with a resource pro-
fessional in a comfortable
and cozy atmosphere.
Brittany will answer ques-
tions from a variety of sub-
jects such as forest health
issues, tax incentive pro-
grams, cost-share programs,
management plans, working
with other forest resource
professionals, and much
more! If you have any ques-
tions or would like to let us
know that youd like to
attend, please contact the
Otsego Conservation District
at (989) 732-4021 or email
Brittany at bmauricette@
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Saturdays from 10am-2pm at
the Grayling Mini Mall
throughout winter.
Accepting Bridge Card,
Project Fresh, and WIC.
Interested Vendors - contact
Beth Hubbard at (989) 619-
3539 or bhubbard@city-
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The Grayling Firefighters
Association and the Grayling
Fire Department have a goal
of improving the lives of resi-
dents of the City of Grayling
and Grayling Township
through a combination of fire
prevention education and
fire and life safety outreach.
As a part of this project the
fire service will check for and
install smoke detectors for
those on fixed incomes and
those who are hearing
impaired where either no
detector presently exist or
where existing detectors are
more than 10 years old.
Because the Project is sup-
ported by grants and dona-
tions, there is no cost to par-
ticipants. Interested parties
may contact the Fire
Department at its non-emer-
gency number, 989-348-
6319, or may contact Karl at
the Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center for forms to
Classes are offered at the
Otsego County Community
Center, 315 S. Center St, for
boys and girls ages 3 and
above. Activities include
tumbling, balance beam and
uneven bars. Beginner to
intermediate levels. To regis-
ter or for more info call Kari
Streelman at Boyne Area
Gymnastics, 231-582-9787.
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FREE Worksite Wellness
Program for Crawford
County Businesses. Are you
interested in improving the
health of your employees and
reducing your healthcare
costs? We have an opportuni-
ty that can help you do both!
District Health Department
#10 is looking for businesses
in Crawford County that are
interested in starting or
expanding a worksite well-
ness program for their
employees. We can provide
you with evidence based best
practices and resources to
help make your program a
success. This includes but is
not limited to: monthly well-
ness newsletters for your
employees, fun fitness and
nutrition challenges to help
motivate your employees,
onsite education for your
employees and the chance to
collaborate with other work-
sites in your community dur-
ing quarterly lunch meetings.
The best part is it's all free! If
you are interested in this
opportunity or would like
more information please
contact Kim Chandler
(Health Educator) at 989-
348-7800, ext 7589 or kchan-
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We love to run community
announcements and news
releases about all the things
happening in Northern
Michigan in the Weekly
Choice. We help publicize
hundreds of events and
activities all across our area.
Readers love the fact that the
Weekly Choice is distributed
free to hundreds of locations.
However, it is expensive to
publish this newspaper each
week filled with positive
news and sports. Our only
source of revenue comes
from advertising. If your
business or organization has
an advertising budget, be
sure to include the Weekly
Choice in your plans. Our
advertising rates are far less
than most other papers and
your message will reach
readers all across Northern
Michigan. The Weekly Choice
is distributed free of charge
on newsstands to 40 towns
including Gaylord, Petoskey,
Cheboygan, Grayling, Indian
River, Onaway, Mio,
Lewiston, Mancelona and all
surrounding towns. Contact
us at Office@WeeklyChoice.
com or call 989-732-8160.
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Otsego Christian School will
be hosting the 2014 National
Day of Prayer service for
Otsego County on Thursday,
May 1, from Noon to 1pm in
the school's Matz Center. We
would like to invite the entire
community to join us for a
special time of prayer and
worship, as we pray for our
country, our state, our com-
munity, our businesses, our
schools, our churches, and
our families. This year's
theme is "One Voice United
in Prayer" inspired by the
Scripture found in Romans
15:6, "So that with one mind
and one voice you may glori-
fy the God and Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ." For more
information, please call
Otsego Christian School at
(989) 732-8333 or email us at
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This workshop is for parents
and professionals who either
have a child with special edu-
cation needs or work with
children who have special
education needs. Michigan
Alliance for Families is a non-
profit organization who will
be presenting the workshop
called Understanding the
Content of the I.E.P. It will be
held on Thursday May 1 at
Taylor School in Petoskey
from 5pm-7pm. The
Charlevoix Emmet ISD will
be providing free childcare
along with the free meal.
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Show dates are May 1, 2, 3 at
7:30pm at the Cheboygan
Opera House. This show is
called Calendar Daze and we
travel through the months
with dance, singing and
comedy. Our show includes
the You Tube black and white
dance, a bicycle routine and
a cup routine. Price is $10 on
Thursday and $12 at door,
$11 advance on Friday and
Saturday. Reservations call
231-627-5841. All our funds
go to local charities. We
received 20 letters from char-
ities and selected 6 so we
want to have big crowds so
we will be able to give them
as much money as we can
with the tough times.
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Otsego Lake County Park will
host the annual Free Camper
Clean Up Weekend May 2nd
4th. Campers may come to
the park beginning April 28th
May 2nd for $25.00 per
night for Otsego County
Residents and $26.00 per
night for Non-County
Residents. Free nights are
May 2nd and 3rd.
Reservations are not accept-
ed for this weekend, however
each camper is asked to reg-
ister at the Ranger Station
when they arrive. Campers
are asked to bring their rakes
and clean the lot they are
camped on. Rangers will be
in the campground to assist.
For more information please
call (989) 731-6448.
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The Educational Breakfast
Series meeting will be held
on Thursday, May 1 at 9-
11am. The meeting is held in
the University Center at
Gaylord, 80 Livingston Blvd.
This month's topic is Let's
Get Planting Container
Gardening, presented by
Advanced Master Gardeners
Karen Blewett and Carol
Lienerth. The meeting
includes a delicious break-
fast. A suggested donation of
$5 is collected at the door.
Please make reservations by
calling Michelle at 989-748-
4068 or via e-mail
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1st annual Mackinaw City
Magical Color Fun Run May
3. 5k & 1 mile kid run/walk.
For info call Dawn or Kelly
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Join the crew of local volun-
teers in a community effort
to clean up Cheboygan after
a long cold winter. Volunteers
are encouraged to arrive at
Festival Square on Saturday,
May 3 at 9:30am to help in
any way possible. Please
bring your rakes, gloves, and
brooms. If you know of an
area that needs attention,
please contact organizer Lu
Munger at (231) 627-7064 so
he can coordinate clean-up
efforts. Free refreshments for
all volunteers at the end of
the cleanup.
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There is a horseshoe meeting
Tuesday, May 6th, 7pm at the
Otsego County Community
Center, 315 S. Center St. All
interested men and women
are invited to attend. Call
989-370-2066 for further
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tiple on-going demands for your time and
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more things at once because there's never
enough time to get it all done? When you do
attempt to multi-task, which is really task-
switching, do you find yourself making
errors and having to repeat your steps?
Multitasking is encouraged by much of
society, given the variety of demands for our
attention. Electronic devices have only
accelerated this path. Task-switching,
according to the research, results in a loss of
time as the brain identifies which task to
Mindfulness is the opposite of multi-task-
ing. Mindfulness refers to a state of active,
open attention on the present, living in the
moment and accepting it without judgment.
Mindfulness has multiple benefits for well-
being. As people develop an ability to be in
the present moment, they experience less
emotional over-reactivity and improved abil-
ity to react appropriately in any situation.
Being mindful makes it easier to appreciate
the pleasures in life as they occur and helps
you to be engaged in activities. Mindfulness
creates a greater capacity to deal with
adverse events also.
The goal of mindfulness is to achieve a
state of alert, focused relaxation, deliberately
paying attention to thoughts and sensations
without judgment. As I write this, I am on a
train, returning from a weekend conference
in Chicago, required for my full-time job as a
researcher in higher education. In addition
to researching this article, I am sending text
messages to two people and reading e-mail.
One e-mail reminds that it is time to prepare
the next online class for one of the two col-
leges where I am an adjunct psychology fac-
ulty member. So, I am not exactly the poster
child for mindfulness.
Fortunately, there are ways to benefit from
mindfulness without a large time commit-
ment. Find ways to incorporate mindfulness
into your everyday activities. Mindfulness
means paying attention to the moment, let-
ting go of distractions, and noticing the
experience, without judgment. Pay attention
to the sensations of your body and recognize
the experience of your mind, without getting
caught up in thoughts about the past or
Mindfulness can be practiced without
going into a meditative stance. I found I
could practice mindfulness on the train. I
noticed my breathing, and by taking several
slow, deep breaths, the stress of rushing to
get to the train station on time began to fall
away. I notice the sound of the train on the
tracks, the doors being opened and closed,
the grayish day outside the window.
Thoughts of the conference just finished and
the work waiting upon my
return home begin to interfere and I push
them away. There is a momentary sense of
There are any number of activities that
lend themselves to the practice of mindful-
ness, such as cooking dinner, walking the
dog, driving the car or cleaning house. The
goal is to pay attention to the moment and
all of your senses, what you hear, smell, taste
or touch. Try not to give in to distractions,
such as listening to the radio. Instead, notice
what is happening in the moment. What do
you see? How do you feel? Notice your
thoughts as they come and go, return to the
As you continue to practice mindfulness,
you may notice that your ability to focus on
specific tasks becomes easier and your abili-
ty to complete a task without being distract-
ed by an event from the past or thoughts of
the future improves. Most immediately, you
will likely develop a greater appreciation for
those ordinary activities that you are using to
cultivate your mindfulness as you notice
what is happening in the moment.
With winter maintenance overruns
cutting into non-winter maintenance
budgets, the Michigan Department of
Transportation (MDOT) is asking for
more Adopt-A-Highway volunteers to
help keep highway roadsides clean in
the northern Lower Peninsula.
"The terrible winter far exceeded
what we'd budgeted for maintenance,
and aesthetic work like roadside mow-
ing and litter pickup is the first thing
we look to reduce in favor of safety-
related work," said MDOT North
Region Operations Engineer Bill Wahl.
"We depend on volunteers to help fill
that gap and clean up Michigan's road-
sides each summer."
Participants adopt both sides of a
section of state highway roadside to
clean up over a two-year period. A min-
imum 2-mile stretch of roadway is rec-
"We have several sections of highway
up for adoption in northern Michigan,
primarily on I-75 and US-127," said
Rob Hall, MDOT's Gaylord
Transportation Service Center (TSC)
maintenance coordinator. "The best
way to get started is to contact the
Adopt-A-Highway coordinator in your
county and find out what sections are
A list of coordinators is posted at
This year's pickups are scheduled for:
- Spring: April 26 - May 4 (northern
lower Michigan and the Upper
- Summer: July 12 - 20 (statewide)
- Fall: Sept. 20 - 28 (statewide)
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On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, a
day devoted to education and action on
environmental issues. As a citizen of the
world, you may have a keen interest in
protecting your physical surroundings.
And as someone trying to reach long-
term financial goals, such as a comfort-
able retirement, youre probably also
interested in improving your invest-
ment environment.
So here are a few suggestions:
Respond to environmental factors.
Over the past few years, weve had a
favorable investment climate, marked
by low inflation, low interest rates and
generally strong corporate profits. And
investors who have taken advantage of
this positive environment have, for the
most part, been rewarded. But things
can change, so its always a good idea to
understand the current investment
environment, as it may affect your
investment choices. For example, if it
seems likely that long-term interest
rates are going to rise significantly, you
might need to review your long-term
bond holdings, as their price would be
negatively affected by a rise in rates.
Nurture your investments. One area
of environmentalism involves planting
seeds or saplings and nurturing them to
maturity. You can do the same thing
with investments and a good way to
nurture them is to give them time to
grow in all investment climates. But how
long should you hold these invest-
ments? You might heed the advice of
Warren Buffett, one of the worlds most
famous investors, who says this about
his investment company: Our favorite
holding period is forever. It takes
patience to follow the buy-and-hold
strategy favored by Mr. Buffett and it
also requires the discipline necessary to
keep investing
through the
inevitable down-
turns you will
encounter. But
over the long term,
your perseverance
may well be
Avoid toxic
investment strate-
g i e s .
Unf or t unat el y,
many human
activities are bad
for the environ-
ment. Similarly,
some investment
strategies are
toxic for your
prospects of suc-
cess. Consider the
pursuit of hot
stocks. They
sound inviting,
but, by the time
you hear about
them, they may
have lost their siz-
zle and in any case, they might not be
right for your needs. Heres another
poisonous investment strategy: trying
to time the market. If youre always
jumping in and out of the market, look-
ing for low points to buy and high
points to sell, youll probably be wrong
most of the time because nobody can
accurately predict highs and lows. Even
more importantly, you may find yourself
out of the market during the beginning
of a rally, which is when the biggest
gains tend to occur.
Diversify your species of invest-
ments. Drawing inspiration from Earth
Day, the United Nations has designated
20112020 as the United Nations
Decade on Biodiversity. And, just as pre-
serving the diversification of species is
important for life on Earth, the diversifi-
cation of your investment portfolio is
essential for its health. By owning a vari-
ety of investments including stocks,
bonds, government securities, certifi-
cates of deposit and so on. You can help
protect yourself from downturns that
primarily affect just one asset class.
(Keep in mind, though, that while diver-
sification can reduce the effects of
volatility on your holdings, it cant guar-
antee profits or protect against loss.)
Earth Day happens just once a year
but the lessons of environmentalism
can help you, as an investor, for all the
days and years ahead.
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
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. Member SIPC
Leaving a 401(k) with a previous employer could mean
leaving it alone with no one to watch over it.
At Edward Jones, we can explain options for your 401(k)
and help you select the one thats best for you. If youd
like to roll it over to an Edward Jones Individual Retire-
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paying taxes or penalties. And you can feel condent
that someone is looking out for you and your 401(k).
To nd out why it makes sense to talk with Edward
Jones about your 401(k) options, call or visit your
local nancial advisor today.
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Christian Homeschoolers of
Northern Michigan has organized a
Curriculum Night for Thursday, April
24th. The event will take place at the
Gaylord Evangelical Free Church from
6:00 pm 8:30 pm. All current or
potential homeschoolers are invited to
share curriculum ideas and materials.
To start off the night, there will be
educational presentations given by
several homeschoolers about home-
school curriculum and different teach-
ing ideas. This will be followed by a
book browsing where you have the
opportunity to look at the different
books and teaching materials that
other homeschoolers are using. At
7:15 pm there will be a used curricu-
lum sale where you can buy or sell
homeschool related items. All items
for sale need to be marked with the
title of the item, grade, your name,
and the price. Each seller is asked to
contribute $5 to help cover the costs
for the evening, but you dont have to
pay this fee if you are only selling a
few items. There are other seller
guidelines that you can get from Jane
Rau at (989) 731-0149 or Waneta Cook
at (989) 731-1332.
This is a free event to attend and
refreshments will be provided. It is a
good opportunity to meet with other
homeschoolers and get new ideas and
materials for your homeschool cur-
riculum. The event will also be helpful
for individuals who are considering
homeschooling but dont know where
to start.
Again, the event is Thursday, April
24th at 6:00 pm at the Gaylord E-Free
Church. If you have any questions
about Curriculum Night you can con-
tact Jane or Waneta at the numbers
listed above, and they will be more
than happy to answer any of your
Dont miss out on the opportunity
to share your homeschooling teaching
ideas and materials. If youre not a
homeschooler and know someone
who is, pass the information along so
they dont miss out on Curriculum
Instant Wine Cellar fundraiser
benefits area volunteer center
Curriculum Night for
Homeschoolers at E-Free
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CremarIon Cenrer
2835 Dickerson Rd.,
Gaylord, MI 4935
2010 M-119
Petoskey, MI 4990
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Gaylord Community Productions, Inc.
"Hello, Dolly!"
Auditioning all roles. Characters: Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Ernestina,
Ambrose Kemper, Horace Vandergelder, Ermengarde, Cornelius Hackl,
Barnaby Tucker, Minnie Fay, Irene Molloy, Mrs. Rose, Coachman, Horse,
Rudolph Reisenweber, Stanley, Fritz, Harry, Louie, Danny, Manny & Hank,
First Cook, Second Cook, Judge, Policeman, Court Clerk-Recorder, Paperhanger,
Townspeople of New York, Yonkers Band, Lodge Members, Feed Store
Customers, Harmonia Gardens Customers, Polka Contest Contestants,
14th St. Parade Ensemble, 8 female dancers, 8 female singers, 6 male singers,
12 male dancers
Audition registration 6:00 PM
April 29 & 30, 2014
Alan L. Gornick Auditorium (inside Gaylord High School)
Come prepared to read from script, sing and/or dance.
Direct questions to Sandy Glasby 231-546-3889
P.O. Box 1064 Gaylord, MI 49734
Cell (989) 217-1712
(989) 448-1942
(989) 732-8050
If It Has a
Small Engine,
I Can Fix it!
Georges Small Engine Repair
3921 Maple Valley Trail, Gaylord 989-370-9176
George Head
Stop by and let Shelly dress up your nails, from hand to toe.
by Shelly
Now in our new location, inside
Caribbean Tan
(across from the fairgrounds entrance)
200 Fairview St., Gaylord
Creative Nail Designs,
From Hand to Toe!
After a long winter in Northern
Michigan, you are invited to a night
out this spring to enjoy a fundraising
event that supports volunteerism in
Emmet and Charlevoix Counties
through Char-Em United Ways
Volunteer Connections.
The 4th annual Instant Wine Cellar
will be on Friday, April 25 from 7 to
11pm, at Stafford's Perry Hotel in
Petoskey. The night will feature a
chance to win several large collections
of wine or craft beer and will include
live entertainment from Northern
Michigan's own Boyne River Remedy.
Entry to the event is a bottle of wine
or six-pack of craft beer. With the pur-
chase of raffle tickets, guests have a
chance to win one of several collec-
tions of wine or beer from the donated
beverages. Adding to the entertain-
ment, there will be a silent auction, as
well as hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
A special committee is organizing
the evening to benefit Char-Em
United Ways Volunteer Connections,
which serves nonprofit organizations
and volunteers by providing resources,
recognition, and management. The
purpose of Volunteer Connections is
to promote and increase volunteerism
in our two-county area.
This year, the events silent auction
will have some amazing items, includ-
ing a trip to Napa Valley for a balloon
ride and wine tasting tour. The com-
plete silent auction can be viewed on by searching instant
wine cellar with final bidding made at
the event.
The event also needs volunteers, if
you would like to join the team and
help with a great charity event, go to
http://charemunitedway.galaxydigi- to register.
For more information, contact
United Way at 231-487-1006 or, visit or on
Facebook at
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By Jim Akans
Located just far enough off the beaten
path to embrace a gorgeous, peaceful wood-
ed setting, yet only about ten minutes from
downtown Gaylord, Michaywe Inn the
Woods restaurant provides the perfect spot
to enjoy a delicious dining experience that is
both comfortably casual, and memorably
The menu offers a moderately priced and
nicely varied selection of traditional
American cuisine, highlighted by freshly pre-
pared soups and salads, specialty sandwich-
es and burgers, house favorites including
New York Strip steak, hearty Beef Pot Roast,
Danish Baby Back Ribs, Lake Superior
Whitefish, Sole Picatta and more. The
restaurant also offers lighter fare, including
Homemade Pizzas and a selection of tasty
appetizers such as Scallop Florentine, Garlic
Shrimp Bruschetta and Boneless Buffalo
Chef John Kaye, who learned his culinary
craft at Oakland Community College and
apprenticed at the prestigious Orchard Lake
Country Club, oversees the kitchen at
Michaywe Inn the Woods, and has accumu-
lated over 25 years of experience as a chef in
leading northern Michigan area resorts and
downstate country clubs.
He states, We take a food-first approach
here at Michaywe Inn the Woods. Flavors,
textures, seasonings and freshness are our
priorities. We purchase as many of our
ingredients locally as possible, and we even
have our own herb garden right here on the
grounds. We believe that the little details
make the difference for our guests.
The Michaywe Inn the Woods setting is
simply superb, with a wall of windows along
two sides of the main dining area beautifully
capturing the views of the surrounding
woodlands, the graceful walking bridge arch-
ing over Lake Michaywe, and the open fair-
ways of the Pines Golf Course.
Outside dining is available, as are two
large banquet rooms; the Terrace Room,
which accesses a huge outdoor deck over-
looking the lake, and the Bridgeview, room
with a vista that frames the walking bridge
across the lake. Each of the large facilities
are utilized regularly for wedding receptions,
rehearsal dinners and business or organiza-
tional meetings and gatherings. Michaywe
Inn the Woods also features a separate cock-
tail lounge area with a full selection of wines,
beers and spirits and flat screen televisions
strategically placed for optimal guest view-
We offer monthly menu specials through-
out the summer season, notes Jeff
Schneider, Food & Beverage Director, who
has over 22 years of experience in the restau-
rant industry. We also offer half-orders on
most of our menu selections for those who
prefer downsized portions.
Michaywe Inn the Woods offers a truly
unique dining experience in a beautiful
northern Michigan setting, Schneider adds.
We firmly believe that after visiting us the
first time, guests will return again and
For additional information, contact
Michaywe Inn the Woods at (989) 939-8800
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Whatever it takes!
Film maker and pioneering anti-violence
educator, Jackson Katz, examines the ongo-
ing epidemic of mens violence in America in
the documentary Tough Guise 2 which will
be shown in Gaylord, Petoskey and
Charlevoix during April and May.
In Tough Guise 2, Katz looks at mass
shootings, day-to-day gun violence, bullying
and violence against women and children
alongside a culture that normalizes violence.
The film considers how violent behaviors are
tied to societal definitions of manhood and
the messages boys and young men routinely
receive. These messages come from virtually
every corner of the culture, from television
and video games to sports and politics.
We are bringing the film to northern
Michigan to open up discussion about our
role in understanding and finding solutions
for the pandemic rates of violence in our
country and in our own communities, said
Chris Krajewski who is the Domestic Abuse
and Sexual Assault Program Director at the
Womens Resource Center of Northern
As uncomfortable as it is to try to under-
stand the widespread problem of violence in
our society, its important to learn more
about why its happening, said Krajewski.
That way we can help determine ways to
change our beliefs and attitudes that con-
tribute to this violence.
Krajewski emphasized the importance of
examining the root causes of violence to find
solutions that will change a culture that fuels
violent behavior. The goal would be to
eliminate the ongoing incidences of violence
that occur every single day in the form of
domestic abuse, sexual assault, child abuse
and child sexual assault, as well as mass vio-
lence, Krajewski added.
Tough Guise 2 will be shown in three
northern Michigan communities along with
a panel discussion of topics and theories
presented in the film. Screenings will be
held at 7 p.m. on April 24 at the University
Center Gaylord in the general purpose class-
room; April 29 at North Central Michigan
College in the library conference room; and
May 13 at Charlevoix Public Library. This
film is suggested for those aged 17 and older,
because of the mature content. Admission is
For more information, contact the
WRCNM administrative office at (231) 347-
0067, or visit and click on the cal-
endar of events.
Film examines violence in America
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nomic benefit for the surrounding
region as shopping at a chain, a new
study has concluded. The analysis also
found that eating at a local restaurant
produces more than twice the local
economic impact of dining at a chain
The research firm Civic Economics
analyzed data from fifteen independent
retailers and seven independent restau-
rants, all located in Salt Lake City, and
compared 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 retail-
ers 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
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 print-
ing. 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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This past month I had the privilege of making my fourth trip to Israel the land of the
Bible. Among the dozens of amazing locations that we visit when we are in the Holy Land,
one of them is Gordons Calvary and the Garden Tomb. This is one of the two locations
that could possibly be the very sight of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. While it
is my personal opinion that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is most likely
the actual spot where these events took place, what makes the Garden Tomb special is
that it still looks like it may have appeared more than 2,000 years ago. In this garden you
can walk into a tomb (as seen in the picture where I am walking out of the tomb). Though
this is most likely not the actual tomb of Jesus, it does give you a good perception of what
that tomb may have looked like.
The important thing is not the location, but rather, the reality of the event. I believe that Jesus came out of that tomb alive after being
crucified three days earlier. How can I be so sure? As one who believes that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the fact that the resurrec-
tion of Jesus is taught in aScripture is all the evidence that I need. But believing in the resurrection of Jesus is not simply a matter of blind
faith. There is also plenty of physical evidence to back up the Bibles account of that first Easter morning. Here are just a few items to con-
THE SHEETS: According to Jewish custom, the body of Jesus would have been wrapped in linen cloths from the neck down and then
covered with about 75 pounds of aromatic spices mixed with a gummy like substance called myrrh which would have adhered to the
bloody and beaten body of Jesus. A cloth was then wrapped around the head. When Peter and John went to the tomb the morning of the
resurrection, the body was gone but the grave clothes were still there.
THE STONE: A large stone was used to close the tomb of Jesus. The Bible calls it an extremely large stone. This stone was set inside a
groove so that it easily rolled down an incline, sealing the tomb. To open the tomb, one would have to roll this extremely large stone up the
incline. According to Lukes account, this stone was not just rolled back a little bit, but rather it was rolled a distance away from the tomb.
All four Gospel writers mention this stone and Matthew tells us that it was an angel that actually moved this massive barrier to the tomb.
THE SOLDIERS: Fearing that the disciples may try to steal the body of Jesus, a minimum of four Roman soldiers who were trained to
hold a piece of land while under attack were placed at the tomb to guard it. These soldiers knew that to fail in their mission would result in
their own death as a punishment. According to the Bible, after the resurrection these soldiers were bribed (and protected) by the Jewish
leaders to say that the disciples of Jesus had stolen the body while they were asleep. First of all, the disciples were scared spit-less and hid-
ing in the upper room. They would have never taken on these trained soldiers. And you can bank on the fact that these trained soldiers
would have never all fallen asleep while on duty.
THE SEAL: According to Matthews account, Pilate also had a Roman Seal placed on the tomb of Jesus by the guards. This would have
consisted of a cord stretched across the stone and sealed on both ends with clay which gave clear warning of the Roman Empire that any-
one daring to tamper with the tomb would be punished severely. This seal was found broken.
THE SEEING: There are no less than 13 post-resurrection appearances of Jesus recorded in the Bible. One of these included His being
seen by over 500 individuals at the same time (which takes away any possibility that these appearances were simply hallucinations). Nor
were these appearances only made to His followers. The last of these appearances recorded in Scripture was made to a man named Saul
who was the most notorious persecutor of Christ-followers in the Bible. These appearances resulted in radically changed lives to those who
saw Jesus alive. In fact, Saul himself became one of the greatest apostles mentioned in the Bible. His name was later changed to Paul and
he was the one who ultimately wrote more books of the Bible than any other individual. Even Jesus own half-brothers, who did not believe
He was the Messiah prior to his death, all became followers of Jesus after seeing him alive after His death.
Did Jesus really rise from the dead? The Bible teaches that He did and the evidence backs up that claim. Whether you have been to Israel
or not, one thing is true for all of us. Jesus didnt come back from the dead simply to give change your day this Easter. Jesus came back from
the dead to change your life and your eternity. If you would like to learn more about the evidence behind the resurrection and how it can
change your life, then please join us this Easter Sunday (9 or 10:30am) at the Gaylord E-Free Church as we start a brand new 3-week series
that we are calling, CSI: JERUSALEM. Together, we will follow the evidence and find out what really happened that first Easter morning
and how it can change our day, our life and our eternity.
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THURSDAY: 1 Corinthians 15:3-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 3 For
I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that
Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He
was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the
Scriptures, 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6
After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one
time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep;
FRIDAY: Zechariah 11:12-13 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 12 I said to
them, If it is good in your sight, give me my wages; but if not, never
mind! So they weighed out thirty shekels of silver as my wages. 13
Then the Lord said to me, Throw it to the potter, that magnificent
price at which I was valued by them. So I took the thirty shekels of
silver and threw them to the potter in the house of the Lord.
SATURDAY: Job 19:25 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 25 As for me,
I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand
on the earth.
SUNDAY: Luke 24:1-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 4 But on the
first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing
the spices which they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled
away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the
body of the Lord Jesus.
MONDAY: 1 Corinthians 15:7-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 7 then
He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; 8 and last of all, as to
one untimely born, He appeared to me also.
TUESDAY: Matthew 28:11-15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 11 Now
while they were on their way, some of the guard came into the city and
reported to the chief priests all that had happened. 12 And when they
had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a
large sum of money to the soldiers, 13 and said, You are to say, His
disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep. 14
And if this should come to the governors ears, we will win him over
and keep you out of trouble. 15 And they took the money and did as
they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the
Jews, and is to this day.
WEDNESDAY: 2 Timothy 1:9-12 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 9
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to
our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was
granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity, 10 but now has been
revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished
death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11
for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher.
12 For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed;
for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able
to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.
No matter where you are in Lifes Journey you are welcomed here.
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By Heather DeLong
A recent shipment of 30 brand new Prince
tennis racquets and dozens of regular, and
low compression, tennis balls were delivered
to Gaylord Community Schools. This would-
nt have been possible if it werent for the
generous donations by Alpine Regional
Tennis Association (ARTA) members.
In keeping with the ARTA mission to pro-
vide instruction, resources, and encourage-
ment for all ages to learn the life-long sport
of tennis, the donated tennis equipment,
valued at over $500, will be used for grades 1
through 8 as part of the physical education
program. Gaylord PE instructors received
USTA training as part of their professional
ARTA members will offer a USTA Midwest
Youth Team Tennis program for area youth
ages 5-12, beginning Tuesday, May 13th. The
program will run from 3:30-4:30 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 29th
at the Gaylord Community Center tennis
courts. Thanks to a grant from the Gaylord
Kiwanis club, registration is only $25 for the
first 35 to register.
You can register for the USTA Midwest
Youth Team Tennis program at www.mid- For more
information, contact Laura Hansmann at
(989) 619-2629 or send her an email at
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The American Association of University
Women (AAUW) Gaylord Area Branch is
sponsoring Tech Savvy, a conference
designed to encourage 6th-9th grade girls to
explore STEM (science, technology, engi-
neering, math) fields. Registration will be
closing on April 20, 2014 for the conference,
which will be held on April 26, 2014 at the
University Center in Gaylord. Girls and par-
ents/mentors can register online at or
by calling (989) 705-3702.
Tech Savvy is designed both to excite girls
about STEM fields and to inform parents
and mentors about STEM education and
careers. It also aims to expand awareness of
educators and other adults in understanding
the important role they play in inspiring girls
in these fields. When registering, girls will be
able to choose from exciting hands-on work-
shops including:
Ragin Robotics: Learn now to make a
robot do simple tasks, then put your ideas
into action by working in teams with your
Roller Coasters: Explore the physics
behind roller coasters, then work in a small
group to design your own roller coaster.
Bridging the Gap: Discover the art and
engineering involved in building bridges,
then design and test your own structures.
Diggin DNA: Learn what a banana, a
human, and a dog all have in common and
how DNA works. Get a chance to extract
DNA from strawberries with hands-on
Concurrent workshops for parents/men-
tors will show them how to encourage girls
interest in STEM fields. Workshops will
STEM Career Benefits and How to
Exploring College and Funding Options
STEM Panel: Hear from women current-
ly in STEM careers.
Tech Savvy was founded in 2006 by the
AAUW Buffalo (NY) Branch, under the lead-
ership of then-branch president and Praxair
employee Tamara Brown. With the support
of Praxair and community groups, this annu-
al event has become a huge success, serving
upwards of 700 girls and 200 parents each
spring at the University of Buffalo in New
York. The AAUW Gaylord Area Branch is hon-
ored to be selected as one of ten sights cho-
sen nationwide as a pilot for the expansion
of this successful program.
Brown, founder of Tech Savvy, will be visit-
ing the Gaylord Tech Savvy event on April 26
and leading one of the adult workshops.
Brown was honored by the White House in
2009 as a Champion of Change for her work
in encouraging girls to get involved in STEM
The keynote speaker for the Gaylord Tech
Savvy event will be Pamela Spencer. She
serves as the Product Sustainability
Consulting Director within Toxicology and
Environmental Research and Consulting
(TERC) for The Dow Chemical Company in
Midland. Spencer was the first woman to
achieve Director in Dows Toxicology depart-
ment, now in existence for more than 75
years. She has her Ph.D. in toxicology from
the University of Michigan, M.S. in biology
from Central Michigan University, and B.S.
in Biology from Saginaw State University.
The AAUW Gaylord Area Branch and the
Tech Savvy committee invite girls and their
parents/mentors to explore this unique
opportunity. They are encouraged to register
as soon as possible as the event is limited to
200 participants and is filling quickly. For
further information go to http://gaylord-, email aauwgay-, or call (989) 705-3702.
The 2013-14 winter sports season was a
huge success at Challenge Mountain thanks
to near record snowfall and the support of
the Charlevoix County Community
Foundation in purchasing a recreation path-
way to help first time skiers walk up the
beginner slope at Challenge Mountain. More
than 2,500 clients and their families partici-
pated in skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding,
sledding and other fun winter activities at
Challenge Mountain this season.
Challenge Mountain of Walloon Hills, a
non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, is dedicat-
ed to enriching and improving lives for the
mentally and physically challenged through
outdoor recreation. The goal of all programs
is to help create happy, healthy and longer
lives. Challenge Mountain received the grant
from the Charlevoix County Community
Foundation in early winter for use during
both winter and summer programs.
New skiers benefit from the recreation
pathway as it provides a safe surface for
walking up a beginner slope without slipping
and sliding. After safely walking up the path-
way, the new skier practices basic sliding and
stopping skills on a gentle slope.
Although the winter season at Challenge
Mountain has come to a close, the recreation
pathway will not go into storage. Challenge
Mountain will use the pathway to provide
access to beaches and shorelines during the
summer months. Clients using wheelchairs
will have a firm safe surface to access kayak-
ing, swimming, boating and swimming in
our lakes and rivers.
The Charlevoix County Community
Foundation is a local charitable organization
dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for
all citizens of Charlevoix County by building
permanent endowment, addressing needs
through grantmaking and providing leader-
ship resources to serve the community. More
information about the Charlevoix County
Community Foundation may
be found at or by calling 231-
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programming at Challenge Mountain call
231-582-1186 or email director@chal-
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For Christians around the world, the two
great symbols of Easter are the cross and the
white lily. The cross represents the suffering
of Jesus on behalf of mankind and the white
lily is the symbol of His resurrection from the
dead on the first Easter morning.
Other symbols of Easter as a holiday are
the bunny and the egg, but these have their
roots in the celebration of Christs resurrec-
tion as well. The idea of the bunny stemmed
from the German tradition of growing eggs
each Easter as a reminder of the resurrection
and the new life offered to believers. From
the very early times, the egg has been con-
sidered the most important symbol of
The tradition of coloring eggs and hiding
them at Easter is an American custom, how-
ever. The Easter bunny tradition made its
way across the Atlantic from Germany some
years ago and grew in popularity after that.
Here are some other interesting facts
about Easter:
Easter is now celebrated (in the words of
the Book of Common Prayer) on the first
Sunday after the full moon, which happens
on, or after March 21, the Spring Equinox.
The earliest possible date for Easter is March
22 and the latest date is April 25.
Easter marks the final day of the liturgi-
cal period in the Christian calendar. It marks
the end of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting,
prayers and the repentance for one's sins.
During the Easter season, Americans buy
more than 700 million Peeps making Peeps
the most popular non-chocolate Easter
Each year, 16 billion jellybeans are made
for the Easter season (thats enough candy to
complete a 60-foot wide Easter egg that
stands as tall as a nine-story building).
In addition, 5 million marshmallow
chicks and bunnies are produced daily in
anticipation of the Easter season, and 90
million chocolate bunnies.
When taking a bite into a chocolate
bunny, 76 percent of Americans prefer to
bite off the ears first while 5 percent eat the
feet first and 4 percent eat the tail first.
The tradition of having an Easter egg
hunt on the South Lawn of the White House
started in 1878 when Rutherford B. Hayes
was in office. He and his wife Lucy officially
opened the White House grounds to the chil-
dren of the area for egg rolling on Easter
Monday. It became an annual event.
According to one survey, 63 percent of
Americans prefer a chocolate bunny on
Easter morning, by far the highest response.
Next in line, with just 10 percent, was a
marshmallow bunny.
Can you believe this? The worlds largest
jar of jellybeans weighed more than 6,000
According to The Guinness Book of
Records, the largest Easter egg ever made
came from the ovens of Guylian, the famous
Belgian chocolate maker. The egg measured
a whopping 8.32 meters high! It took 26
craftsmen a total of 525 hours to build the
egg and required 1,950 kilograms of choco-
After Halloween, Easter is the biggest
candy-consuming holiday.
White lily is symbol of resurrection
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Terrific Kids from North Ohio Elementary
Front Row: Dakota McMillan; Ryan Jamieson; Damian Hall; Peyton
Bazuin; North Ohio Sock Monkey; Aedan Polaniec; Joey Travers; Wyatt
Purgiel; Minnesota Ammerman. Back Row: Kiwanian, Mrs. Lynn
Kellner; Chase Sherman; Evyn Keiser; Ashton Cummings; Rachel
Bartley; Isabelle Ketchum; Ayrlia Goosman; Chloe Asposito; Syvanah
Coeur; Kiwanian, Mr. Chuck Bump and his Terrific Dog, Roxi
This Months Terrific Kids at OCS
Back Row: Jack Weston, Kiwanian, Mitchell Gapinski (7), Karla
Hawkins, OCS Administrator. Front Row: Logan Detloff (2), Gabriel
Moore (K), Kaydence Ochoa (K), Shay Gall (1), Cole Dexter (4)
Terrific Kids from South Maple Elementary
for 4-11-14
Back Row: Kiwanian Judi Doan, Sebastian Connoly, James McKinley,
Ben Hammack, Cadence Beckwith, Larner Peak, Heidi Riozzi, Olivia
Mathias, Luke Cutting, Kiwanian Fred Stenke. Front Row: Jeremy King,
Lily Ryckman-Hall, Kelvin Scott, Kayla Romero-Mendoza, Shawn Gray,
Noah Enders, Cooper Ruehs, Caitlyn Garner. Not pictured: Derick Ford
By Jessica Boyce
The Otsego Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
would like to invite you to Pinkys Jazz Club
for a night that will take you back in time.
The Cherry Pink fundraiser event will take
place Saturday May 17th at 6:30 pm at
Michaywe and features live jazz music and
prohibition style foods.
Chef John Kaye has created a menu that
represents the 1920s Flapper era. Some of
the menu items include spring pea and
bacon dip on pita crisps with spicy shrimp,
smoked salmon with traditional garnishes
and garlic toast, sausage stuffed mushrooms,
traditional burger sliders on brioche buns,
and a carving station with baked ham and
cheesy potato casserole. A cash bar will also
be open throughout the night.
Live music is being featured at Pinkys
Jazz Club. Jazz Musician Bud Bechtold has
gathered performers from all over Michigan
to form The Jazz-Men for the evening.
The Jazz-Men will include a clarinet, trum-
pet, trombone, saxophone, piano, and bass
This event is open to everyone in the com-
munity and tickets will be available at the
Pink Awning Gift Shop located inside Otsego
Memorial Hospital. The tickets for the
Cherry Pink event are $60 per person and
proceeds will go towards the Auxiliarys
annual pledge of $40,000. This year that
money will be used for renovations at
McReynolds Hall. The OMH Auxiliary has
other fundraisers to help them reach this
goal. Some fundraising events include bake
sales, Books are Fun, and Rose Day.
When you send in your RSVP card for
Pinkys Jazz Club you will choose how you
wish to receive the secret pass-
word to get into the club.
Twenties attire is optional for
this event and the deadline
to RSVP is May 12th.
For more information you can call Claudia
Bryant at (989) 939-7165, or email Mary
Tomaski at Dont
forget to purchase your tickets if you want to
take a step back in time and celebrate the
way they did during prohibition.
By Jessica Boyce
The Crooked Tree Arts Center (CTAC) in Petoskey will be
opening their annual Youth Art Show on Saturday, April 19th
from 2-4 pm. The purpose of the event is to showcase the
artwork from students in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties.
The exhibit will be open until May 10th.
The Youth Art Show is part of the Youth Arts Festival that
also includes the 12th Annual Young Writers Juried
Exposition, the Crooked Tree Youth Awards Night, and the
Culinary Arts Showcase.
The Young Writers Juried Exposition asks elementary, mid-
dle, and high school writers to submit a work of poetry,
prose, or both, and an awards ceremony will take place to
honor the winners. High school winners will receive a cash
prize, and elementary and middle school winners will receive
a prize and certificate. The deadline to submit either poetry
or prose is April 18th.
The Crooked Tree Youth Awards Night takes place on
Wednesday, April 30th at 7:00 pm in the CTAC Theater. The
event is free and open to the public and will feature students
receiving scholarships from CTAC. A new scholarship that
will be given out this year is the CTAC Arts Scholarship which
is a $500 scholarship to two different students pursuing fields
of study in the arts. One recipient will be chosen from
Charlevoix County and another from Emmet County.
The Culinary Arts Showcase will take place on Saturday,
May 3rd from 1-3 pm in the CTAC Gilbert Gallery. Boyne City
and Petoskey High School hospitality students will be pres-
ent, offering guests samples of their creations. Guests can try
these creations while viewing the Youth Art Exhibit or listen-
ing to the winning selections from the Young Writers Juried
Each of these events gives the community a chance to
appreciate what students in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties
are doing when it comes to the arts. For more information
on any of the events taking place as part of the Youth Arts
Festival, visit the CTAC website at or
give them a call at (231) 347-4337.
Enrolling in a high-powered acting intensive used to
mean traveling to Interlochen, Bay View or another theatre
camp miles away. Now, older high school or college age
students hoping to improve their acting skills may do so
locally thanks to the efforts of several area organizations.
The Summer Theatre Intensive runs June 23 28 on the
Bay View, Michigan campus. Faculty from around the
country will present sessions in character, scene analysis,
voice, physicality, and stage combat while students work
through scenes from Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet.
According to organizers, the Intensive is patterned after
similar theatre camps offered at top-ranked colleges. The
key differences are that the Intensive has a classical twist
as it is grounded in a Shakespearean source text, and its
price tag is only $130 versus the $500 to $1500 typically
charged for comparable programs. Students also have the
option of taking the camp for college credit through North
Central Michigan College at NCMC tuition rates. The new
class is listed there as THF 297.
The price is low because we have a local founda-
tion, a nationally-recognized performing arts institution,
and a community college all within a few miles of each
other who are willing to work together to support theatre
education for our kids, said coordinator, Ann Chatterson.
Theres a great deal of creative synergy between these
groups, and students are going to feel it, she said.
According to Chatterson, the Theatre Intensive grew out
of Bay View theatrical fight director, Nick Gisondes, pas-
sion for Shakespeare. Most college conservatory programs
require students to study Shakespeare, she said, so it
makes sense that Nick designed the Intensive so students
would learn as much about acting as they possibly could
while also seeing why Shakespeares work is still one of the
most important influences on theatre today.
In addition to the Theatre Intensive, a second course is
also being offered, namely a hybrid literature class led by
English professor, Dr. Suzanne Shumway of North Central
Michigan College. Students will spend a few days at Bay
View studying Shakespeares plays on site with the com-
bined theatre faculty before finishing with an online learn-
ing experience. The course is listed as ENG 214.
Key faculty include William Irwin, Chairman of the
Department of Theatre and Dance of The University of
Michigan-Flint; James Haffner, Director of the Pacific
Opera Theatre of
the University of
the Pacific in
California, and
Gisonde, among
others. For more
information please
www.bayviewasso- or con-
tact Ann
Chatterson for
details at achatter-
Both courses are
made possible by
the partnership of
North Central
Michigan College
and Bay View
Association and by
a grant from the
Springs Area
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Michigan up by 12 percentage
points since 2010
Connect Michigan today released new
data showing that broadband adoption in
Michigan surpasses the national average,
with 79% of households subscribing to
broadband service in 2013, up from 67% in
According to the Pew Research Center, the
national broadband adoption rate in 2013
was 70%, which marks a 4 percentage point
increase since 2012.
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said Connect Michigan State Program
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groups and geographies contributes to a
technologically savvy workforce, making the
Great Lakes State more competitive in the
global economy.
The data are available via an interactive
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where viewers can compare adoption rates
since 2010, track the growth in mobile adop-
tion during that time, and examine barriers
to adoption.
Among other key findings of the 2013 resi-
dential survey:
More than 271,000 school-age children in
Michigan still do not have broadband access
at home.
More than 2 million working-age adults in
Michigan would need assistance with tasks
that are often required by employers, such as
creating a spreadsheet, going online from a
mobile device, using a word processor, or
sending an e-mail.
Nearly three out of four non-adopters in
Michigan (73%) say that it would be easier
for them to shop, seek out healthcare infor-
mation, or interact with government offices
if they had Internet access at home.
This survey is conducted in support of
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Michigan's digital gap and explores the bar-
riers to adoption, rates of broadband adop-
tion among various demographics, and the
types of activities broadband subscribers
conduct online, among other issues.
Connect Michigans 2013 Residential
Technology Assessment was conducted in
late 2013 and includes responses from 1,200
residents. Connect Michigan conducted this
residential survey as part of the State
Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant program,
funded by the National Telecommunications
and Information Administration (NTIA). The
SBI grant program was created by the
Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA),
unanimously passed by Congress in 2008
and funded by the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in 2009.
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By Heather DeLong
At Easter time, bunnies and eggs go hand-
in-hand. Theyre both pictured in ads, seen
in commercials, and candies and chocolate
are molded to fit their shapes. But why are
they symbolic of Easter, and which one was
first selected to represent the national holi-
There are a variety of stories connected to
both Easter eggs and Easter bunnies. One of
the most commonly known Easter Bunny
connections is somewhat the same as Santa
Claus connection to Christmas: the Easter
Bunny would judge whether kids were
naughty or nice from the beginning of the
Easter season, and if they were nice, the chil-
dren would receive colorful baskets of eggs,
candy and sometimes toys. But that wasnt
the earliest symbolization.
Another story relating the bunny to Easter
tells that the Easter Bunny dates back to the
13th century, when people prayed to multi-
ple gods and goddesses. The goddess of fer-
tility and spring, Eostra, was represented
with the rabbit. The rabbit was also once
associated with the Virgin Mary because it
was believed that the animal could repro-
duce without losing its virginity.
Eggs, like rabbits, are fertility symbols in
ancient history. Since both appear in the
early spring, they became symbols of the ris-
ing fertility of the earth at the March
Equinox. The exact origin of egg dying is
unknown, yet the blooming of flowers in
springtime coincides with the use of the fer-
tility symbol of eggs.
In early Medieval Europe, church goers
were forbidden to consume eggs during
Lent, which led to the large amounts of them
when Easter arrived. Orthodox Christians in
Greece and the Middle East to this day dye
their eggs red in representation of the blood
of Christ that was shed at his crucifixion.
Easter eggs are included in traditions that
date back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks,
Romans and Zoroastrians. Even the Chinese
dye eggs when a new baby is born.
So which one came first? It is hard to say
without taking a ride back in history. It is
believed by most that the egg came first in
association with Easter. Maybe we should
settle this over a chocolate bunny.
Happy Easter, everyone!
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ments, questions or concerns, send an email
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10am Pokeno
11am Golden Toners Exercise
12pm Lunch - Beef Tips & Noodles,
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1pm Penny Bingo
3pm Medicine Shoppe Bingo
5pm Dinner - Chicken Pot Pie, Peas,
Corn, Pears
5:30pm Karaoke
5:30pm Pictionary Practice
Friday, April 18
Monday, April 21
10am Quilting
12pm Lunch - Macaroni & Cheese,
Mixed Vegetables, Fresh Orange
12:30pm Beginning Clogging
1pm Bridge
1-4pm Hearing Clinic-Appt.
1:30pm Clogging
2:30-4pm Computer Club
5pm Dinner - Pepper Steak, Rice,
Stir-Fry Vegetable, Apple
Tuesday, April 22
10am Bible Study
10am Zumba Gold
11am Walking Group Ramada
12pm Lunch - Taco Salad, Refried
Beans, Corn, Peaches
1pm Euchre
1pm Low Vision Support Group
1-3pm CCC Class @ City Hall
4-5pm Blood Pressure/Sugar Checks
5pm Dinner - Chicken Lasagna,
Wax Beans, Sliced Beets, Plums
Wednesday, April 23
10am Line Dancing
12pm Lunch - Chicken Stir-Fry, Rice,
Asparagus, Pineapple
1pm Pool-Ball in Hand
1pm Mahjong
1pm Wii Bowling
2pm COA Board Mtg @ Court House
2:30pm Unlucky 7s
5pm Dinner - Beef Pot Roast w/ Gravy,
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Zumba Gold
Facilitated by Judy Morford,
Licensed Instructor
A fun and exciting fitness program done with Latin music and designed for
the older adult at any fitness level. The Zumba Program strives to improve
balance, strength, flexibility, and most important, the heart. You can even
participate sitting in a chair. Bring comfortable 'no traction shoes and a
water bottle. This is a FREE class open to both men and women.
Every Tuesday at 10am
Line Dancing
Facilitated by Ann Doty
Come one, come all, everyone is
invited to attend Line Dancing.
No experience needed. This is a
FREE class for both men and women.
Every Wednesday at 10am
829 S I-75 Business Loop,
Glazed Ham, Au Gratin Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Pineapple Fruit Mix, Carrot Cake
Serving Dinner 4pm - 6pm
Suggested Donation
for 60+ $3.00
Under 60 Cost is $4.50
No Reservations Required!
AnnMarie Rowland In Concert
Thursday, May 8th at 6pm
AnnMarie Rowland has been playing guitar and singing for years.
April 17, 2014 Tell our advertisers you saw their ad in the Weekly Choice Page 17
GAYLORD - Does joint, muscle, or ligaments pain have
you on the sidelines? Dr. Adrienne Kelly, orthopedic surgeon
at Otsego Memorial Hospital, will host a presentation on
how to keep your musculoskeletal system healthy through
prevention and interven-
tion. The presentation will
cover common problems
related to the musculoskele-
tal system, including osteo-
porosis, arthritis and low
back pain and how they can be treated and prevented. The
presentation will be held on Tuesday April 29th in the OMH
Classroom starting at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be
offered. This is a free event and is open to the public.
Dr. Kelly is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes
in trauma, tumors, deformities and degeneration of the
spine. Dr. Kelly joined Otsego Memorial Hospital in January
2013 and is currently accepting new patients. For more
information about this presentation or to schedule an
appointment with Dr. Kelly please call (989) 731-7718.
McLaren Northern Michigan collects items
to recycle in Petoskey and Cheboygan
OMH Orthopedic Surgeon to Speak
on Musculoskeletal Health
By Norma Jean Babcock
To complete our series on the Health of
Northern Michigan Hospitals we spoke with
McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey to
find out what challenges and successes they
have met with in light of recent government
mandated health care changes.
McLaren Northern Michigan covers the
eastern Upper Peninsula and a large por-
tion of northern Michigan. The hospital
offers acute Emergency Department servic-
es and has specialists available for this care
around the clock which differs from various
other local hospitals and makes it necessary
for McLaren to serve 10 different counties
when it comes to emergent care.
The hospital is the largest facility in the
area which houses 202 beds total. The hos-
pital also focuses on outreach specialty care
and provides patient clinics in 20 commu-
nities in the region. Due to its size and the
amount of people McLaren cares for, the
hospital has faced challenges in light of the
Affordable Care Act.
We spoke with Patricia Sewarch, the
Director of Strategic Sale and Business
Development for McLaren Northern
Michigan who shared with us the problems
and triumphs that the hospital has faced.
She explained that the hospital has dealt
with continual changes in government reg-
ulations and the reduced reimbursements
from insurers recently. In addition they
have struggled with bad debt and increased
charity care.
To meet these challenges, McLaren
Northern Michigan must carefully reduce
and control costs while focusing on provid-
ing award-winning care, said Sewarch.
In fact, part of the recent decision to part-
ner with McLaren Health Care in 2012 was
actually due to the impending changes that
the hospital saw coming in the future. The
hope is to be part of a larger system that
may help offset high costs while maintain-
ing a strong hospital for the northern
Michigan area.
Our decision to become an affiliate of
McLaren Health Care in 2012 was based on
our understanding of looming market
changesthis affiliation has enabled us to
continue to build our specialty strengths in
northern Michigan while reducing opera-
tional costs, explained Sewarch.
This partnership has indeed made it pos-
sible for McLaren to focus on its specialty
services, which is proved by the recent
national recognition given to the hospital
for its transcatheter aortic valve replace-
ment program by the Michigan Heart and
Vascular Specialists in 2013. The success
rates for the program are higher than the
national average, and thoracic surgeons
have earned Three-Star recognition in both
2012 and 2013. This recognition places
those surgeons in the top 10-15% of tho-
racic surgeons nationwide and is the high-
est level of recognition by the Society of
Thoracic Surgeons for bypass surgery.
The hospital hopes that by focusing their
attention on extraordinary specialty patient
care the challenges created by the
Affordable Care Act will be weathered
gracefully, and that although recent chal-
lenges have led to cutbacks in staff, they will
do their utmost to keep the medical care
top quality in future years.
Throughout our series we have focused
on how our area hospitals are doing in light
of the issues created by the Affordable Care
Act, overall each hospital has faced their
share of struggles but is doing their utmost
to maintain impeccable care and reduce
costs to focus on patients and not finances.
Health & Wellness
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! 2 Racquetball/Wallyball Courts
! Special Student, Senior
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! Trainers on Staff
! Racquetball Leagues
! 8 Different Aerobics Classes
! HEX Tanning Booths
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 5am - 8pm; Sat. & Sun. 8am - 2pm
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Now offering spinning class
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so call 989.732.0744 and reserve your spot today.
Spinning will be on Tuesday and Thursdays at 5:30 Member & Non-member
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McLaren Northern Michigan
McLaren Northern Michigan invites com-
munity members to properly dispose of
medications and other items on, Tuesday,
April 22 in Petoskey and Thursday, April 24
in Cheboygan.
Partnering with local law enforcement,
McLaren Northern Michigan is offering a
free drive through drop-off in Petoskey on
April 22 off of Mitchell Street across from
Johans Bakery from 7 a.m. 4 p.m.
Cheboygan drive through drop- off will be
held on April 24 at the Cheboygan
Community Medical Center from 10 a.m. - 2
p.m. (Entrance North of the Emergency
Medications will be properly disposed of
through an approved hazardous waste ven-
dor and controlled substances will be han-
dled by the appropriate Law Enforcement
Agencies. Other items being accepted for
proper disposal or recycling at these times
include used sharps, eye glasses, hearing
aids, cell phones, and shoes.
In 2013, the drive-through drop-off in
Cheboygan and Petoskey collected nearly
325 pounds of waste. Items collected
included medications, sharps, and non-
medical items such as eyeglasses, hearing
aids, cell phones, and shoes.
Our primary focus is to educate the pub-
lic that flushing unused medications is no
longer a viable option if we want to main-
tain the purity of the Great Lakes. A medica-
tion drop-off of controlled substances, pre-
scriptions, and over-the-counter medica-
tions here at the hospital for proper dispos-
al is a better alternative. We also are taking
this opportunity to collect other items that
can be recycled for other use, said Linda
Ward, chair of the Environmental
Sustainability Team at McLaren Northern
McLaren Northern Michigan will offer
another drive through drop-off in Petoskey
on October 15, so please save the date.
Thursday, April 24th
4pm 7pm
At the old Hometown Furniture Building
(next to Family Fare), Grayling MI
FREE Admission to the public
Tons of prizes and giveaways
Sponsored by the
Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce
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