By Jessica Boyce

The dictionary defines a
“mother” as “a woman in rela-
tion to a child or children to
whom she has given birth,” but
what it means to be a mother is
so much more than that. A
mother is someone who loves
her children unconditionally
even when they make her want
to pull her hair out. She is
someone who forgives her
child’s mistakes even when they
can’t bear to forgive themselves.
She is someone who will stay up
until 1 in the morning bak-
ing cupcakes after working
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take to school for a special
By Jessica Boyce
Spring is here and that means it’s
time for your favorite golf courses to be
opening again. There are many exciting
golf courses in Northern Michigan
whether you are a golf fanatic or are just
getting started as a golfer.
In Grayling, the Fox Run Country
Club has opened for golf as of the end
of April. Fox Run offers deals to mem-
bers and they also welcome families
and offer free golf for kids on Sunday
afternoons. At the Fox Run Country
Club, you will find the Fox Den
Restaurant and Lounge which is open
to the public. They offer a “Nine and
Dine” deal where you can play 9 holes
of golf (cart included) and then enjoy a
fish dinner for only $25 per person.
Both the Tribute and the Classic at
the Otsego Club in Gaylord have also
opened as of May 2nd. Both courses
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Morel mushrooms are a
tasty treat that many people
in Northern Michigan like to
enjoy. If you want to hunt
and taste morels, this
Saturday, May 10th, is
Lewiston’s Annual Morel
Mushroom Festival and
Spring Craft Show. While the
event is centered on tasty
morels, it is not just about
mushrooms. There will also
be a Spring Craft Show,
Outdoor Expo, and the win-
ners from the Mother’s Day
Poetry Contest will be
Throughout the day, there
will be three guided mush-
room hunts that will take
place. The first one is at 9:00
am – 11:30 am, the second
from 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm,
and finally one from 3:00 pm
– 5:30 pm. The participants
will leave from Lewiston
Elementary School on a bus
and go on the only guided
hunt in Michigan. There is a
fee of $15 for this hunt which
goes towards the guide, bus
ride, and a bag to carry your
morels. You will be taught
how to identify the mush-
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By Jessica Boyce
Looking for ways to get healthy this
year? Look no further than the 4th
Annual Health and Wellness Fair at
Odawa Casino in Petoskey. The event
will be on Wednesday, May 14th, from
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm in Ovation Hall. It is
free and open to the people of all ages
including team members at Odawa.
The seven areas of wellbeing that will
be focused on are: physical, spiritual,
occupational, social, intellectual, emo-
tional, and financial. There will be
around 50 vendors at the Health and
Wellness Fair offering a variety of things
including health and wellness screen-
ings and product samples. Also fea-
tured at the event will be healthy cook-
ing demonstrations as well as exercise
demonstrations. A few of the vendors
that will be participating are McLaren
Hospital, the Little Traverse Bay Band
Health Clinic, and Northwest Michigan
Health Services.
This event is a great way for you to
learn about being healthy in a variety of
ways. You can learn how to eat healthy,
exercise, and learn about different
areas of wellbeing. For more informa-
tion, call (231) 439-6100 ext. 5314. You
can also look at Odawa’s website:
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Two Northern Michigan printers say their
recent merger will bring their customers
expanded offerings, efficiencies and access
to a broad range of innovative commercial
and digital print and mail services.
On Tuesday, April 1, Gary Fedus, owner of
Petoskey, Mich. based Mitchell Graphics,
Inc., finalized the purchase of Progress
Printers, located in Traverse City, Mich. The
companies combine for over 200 years of
business experience.
“The culture at Progress is a perfect fit for
Mitchell – they have a solid reputation and a
great staff that stands behind their work and
are dedicated to the customers they serve,”
Fedus said.
Mitchell Graphics is a full-service print
and digital communications partner with
over 40 years of experience. The firm
employs 32 full-time staffers offering design,
print, direct mail and online expertise and
specializes in traditional offset printing as
well as digital printing for shorter runs and
specialty or personalized products.
The Progress business model is largely the
same with traditional and digital print
capabilities and a solid foundation in the
evolving digital print world.
Fedus said his interest in Progress
piqued on two levels – the expanded capa-
bilities they bring to the table and the
opportunity for Mitchell to improve serv-
ice with a physical presence in Traverse
“This is a capital intensive business and
this purchase will help us utilize invest-
ments we have in each place better,” he
Progress Printers, Inc. has been a fixture
in Northern Michigan since 1859, when
the Traverse Bay Progress newspaper and
print shop launched. In 1982, Jim Novak
purchased Progress Printers, Inc. and in
1987 moved the company to its current
location on Woodmere in Traverse City.
Jim Novak said he and his wife Wanda
started looking at an exit strategy about four
years ago with an interest in eventually retir-
ing and spending more time with their chil-
dren and grandchildren.
“My employees are num-
ber one to me. I had a few
offers over the years but
wanted to find the right fit,”
Novak said. “My staff and I
will remain, so our cus-
tomers will not notice any
changes except for the addi-
tional capabilities we will now be able to
For more information about Mitchell
Graphics or Progress Printers, visit or
Mitchell Graphics is located at 2363
Mitchell Park Drive in Petoskey.
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May 8th, marks World Red Cross Day. The
American Red Cross is among more than 180 Red
Cross societies around the world devoted to allevi-
ating human suffering wherever it is found. The
Red Cross works with partner societies in almost
200 countries which collectively assist more than
200 million beneficiaries each year.
It is estimated that 38% of the population is eli-
gible to donate blood, but less than 10% actually
donate each year. It doesn’t take that long to do
and one pint of blood can save up to three lives.
Blood is an important thing for hospitals to have
in supply seeing there are many instances where
people need it. Cancer patients are in great need
of blood due to chemotherapy and so are car acci-
dent victims who can potentially need up to 100
pints of blood depending on their injuries. In fact,
every 2 seconds someone in the United States
needs blood.
Type O- and AB+ blood is usually in short sup-
ply but high demand due to the ability to be uni-
versal donors. O- blood (red cells) and AB+ plas-
ma can be transfused to patients of all blood
types. Only 7% of the people in the United States
have O- blood type and an even smaller 3% have
AB+ blood type. If you have either of these blood
types and are eligible, you should consider donat-
ing so your blood can save the lives of others.
Even if you don’t have O- or AB+ blood, all blood
types are needed. First time donors will also learn
their blood type if they don’t know it already and
be issued a donor card in the mail.
Donating blood isn’t only beneficial for the peo-
ple who will receive the blood, but it can also be
beneficial for those who donate. They are helping
save lives and getting a mini physical before they
donate to check pulse, body temperature, blood
pressure, and hemoglobin.
Before you donate blood, you should be sure to
drink plenty of fluids and eat a light meal. You will
also want to include iron-rich foods in your diet in
the weeks leading up to your donation because
you won’t be able to donate if you have low iron
levels. A list of medications you are taking should
be brought with you when you donate along with
your donor card or driver’s license.
The American Red Cross hosts blood drives
nationwide and there are many opportunities to
donate in Northern Michigan. Some of the
upcoming donation locations are:
May 8th: 12pm-5:45pm, Community Reformed
Church, 100 Oak St, Charlevoix
May 9th: Harbor Springs High School (8:30 am –
2:15 pm)
May 13th: Oscoda High School (10:15 am – 3:15
May 15th: First United Methodist Church in
Gaylord (10:30 am – 4:15 pm) and Eagles Lodge in
Boyne City (9:30 am – 3:15 pm)
May 15th: 9:30am-3:15pm, Eagles Lodge 106
River Street, Boyne City
May 19th: Mio AuSable School (11:00 am – 4:45
May 20th: Onaway VFW Post (12:00 pm – 5:45
pm) and American Red Cross Petoskey (12:00 pm
– 4:45 pm)
May 20th: 12pm-4:45pm, American Red Cross
2350 Mitchell Park Dr. Petoskey
May 22nd: Tendercare Health Center in
Cheboygan (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)
May 27th: 12pm-5:45pm, Ellsworth Community
Bldg, 6520 Center St, Ellsworth
May 30th: Tendercare in Gaylord (10:00 am –
2:45 pm)
For more upcoming blood drives or to schedule
an appointment to donate you can visit the
American Red Cross website at www.redcross- You can also learn more about the
donation process and what happens to your blood
after you donate on the website.
By Izzy Lyman
Alan Arcand (R) filed over 1,300 nominating sig-
natures with the Secretary of State’s office in
Lansing last month. The Iron River native is chal-
lenging Republican incumbent Dan Benishek in
the August 5th primary for the House seat in
Michigan’s largest Congressional district, the First.
The thirty-six-year-old Arcand is an Air Force vet-
eran who operates an auto repair business in the
Upper Peninsula.
“Washington is definitely broken, and I’ve been
fixing things all my life. It’s time for some serious
repair of the federal government. We
need to enforce the Constitution and
regain control of the government to
ensure the future and prosperity of our
children,” states Arcand.
Arcand, who received a bachelor’s
degree in professional aeronautics from
Embry-Riddle University and is married
with three young sons, also says he’s a
firm believer in liberty.
While not eschewing social media,
Arcand is running an “old-fashioned”
grassroots campaign traveling to com-
munities and shaking hands at gun
shows, American Legion breakfasts,
Lincoln Day Dinners, and sportsman events.
The First Congressional District includes the
northeastern part of the Lower Peninsula of
Michigan, as well as all of the Upper Peninsula.
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offer low rates in May, and if you’re not
from the area, they have a package deal for
a room and 18 holes of golf. When you’re
there, be sure to also check out the Duck
Blind Grille which opens when golf season
opens, and their bar The Logmark which
will also be open at the start of golf season.
In Harbor Springs, the Little Traverse Golf
Club was open for golf on May 5th and will
be opening for dining on May 9th with
lunch service starting May 23rd. They have
special rates for young adults (16 & 17 years
old), juniors (15 & under), and special
replay rates for 9 and 18 holes. Little
Traverse Golf Club also features Terrific
Tuesdays and Wacky Wednesdays where
you can play 18 holes of golf for only $59
during the summer season. Sundays are
Family Day and junior golfers can golf for
free after 4:00 pm.
Black Bear Golf Club in Vanderbilt is also
open for their golf season. It is Michigan’s
only 19-hole golf course, and you have the
opportunity to play a par 3 “warm up” hole
before you start with hole number one.
Right now they are offering a $25 golf spe-
cial. The Black Bear Grill is also open for the
season. They have tasty appetizers, a full
bar, and feature “Sandwedges” such as the
Black Bear Burger, Pebble Beach Brat, and
Turkey Panini.
No matter what city or town you live in
here in Northern Michigan, you aren’t far
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Otsego Club – –
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Little Traverse – –
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Black Bear – –
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tration throughout the day if there are spots
available. This is a great opportunity for peo-
ple who would like to hunt morels, but aren’t
sure where to go or what to look for.
From 9:00 am – 3:00 pm there will be the
Spring Craft Show at Lewiston Elementary
School. They will have a wide variety of
items including jewelry, and many of last
year’s participants will be returning. The Girl
Scouts and Boy Scouts will also have booths
on site so you have the opportunity to sup-
port these organizations. You can also sup-
port Relay for Life at their hot dog fundraiser.
From 9:00 am – 5:00 pm attendees can
visit the Outdoor Expo at the American
Legion Pavilion. Vendors will be present with
outdoor equipment that is available for pur-
chase. Food will be available and there will
be raffles throughout the day.
During the day, the Mother’s Day Writing
Contest winners will be announced.
Participants include kindergarten through
5th grade students from Johannesburg and
Lewiston who were asked to write a poem
about their mom. The winners will be
announced in the school gym at noon. If
your child participated in the contest, this is
a great way to kick off Mother’s Day and see
if your child won.
Also starting at noon and lasting until 3:00
pm is the Mushroom Taste Fest which fea-
tures restaurants and individuals in the com-
munity creating dishes that include mush-
rooms. There are many different ways you
can prepare morels and many dishes you
can include them in. The Taste Fest is your
chance to try a variety of dishes and vote for
your favorite one. The dish that receives the
most votes gets to keep the trophy for the
year. Last year there was a tie between The
Iron Kettle and Lewiston Hotel. There are
100 tickets that will be sold for the Taste Fest,
both in advance and at the door. 50 tickets
will be pre-sold for $10 each, and the
remaining 50 will be available at the door. If
you are interested in participating, you can
call the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce at
(989) 786-2293.
At 3:00 pm, Lewiston’s Community Sharing
New Food Bank Raffle Drawing will take
place. The raffle ticket purchases will benefit
the Lewiston Community Sharing’s new food
bank. Lewiston Community Sharing in a
non-profit organization that provides food
and clothes for people in need. They didn’t
have enough space at their previous food
storage site and built a new building next
door, but still need money so they can com-
plete construction on the building. For the
raffle, there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
prizes. The 1st prize winner will receive a
$500 gift card for Family Fare and the 2nd
and 3rd prizes are gift cards for local restau-
rants. Tickets can be purchased at the
Chamber of Commerce and are $5 each or
you can get 5 for $20.
Be sure to attend the Lewiston Morel
Mushroom Festival for a day filled with
mushrooms, crafts, and the great outdoors.
For more information you can contact the
Lewiston Chamber of Commerce at (989)
786-2263 or visit
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occasion. She loves unconditionally and
would do anything to keep her children
happy and safe. A mother not only
changes our diapers while we are young,
but she continues to deal with our crap
until we are grown.
Mothers aren’t always so sweet when it
comes to loving her children. There is also
something called tough love that they have
to use every once in a while. That might
mean telling her 12 year old daughter that
she cannot go to an un-chaperoned party
just because all of her friends will be there.
A mother might also have to tell her 16 year
old son that he cannot get his driver’s
license on his birthday because she knows
that he isn’t ready. Her daughter or son
may hate her for a moment, but they will
eventually learn that all their mother was
trying to do is keep them safe.
A mother cannot always give her chil-
dren exactly what they want every second
of every day, but she will do whatever it
takes to give them what they need. This
may seem like the end of the world to a
who wants
a new cell
phone or a
new gam-
ing system
that all of their friends have, but in the end
the things are not important. The love and
times that are shared are the most impor-
tant things that a mother can give her chil-
dren. A day spent off from work to take
care of her sick child, a Saturday spent at
the park, and kisses and hugs given at
every possible second will mean more in
the end than a new PlayStation ever could.
Moms are the ones who hold her chil-
dren’s hands and tell them that everything
will be ok, even if she doesn’t know if it will.
She encourages them to do their best and
learn from their mistakes because some-
times that’s the only way we can learn
something. If she lets her children fall
down, it’s not because she doesn’t care, but
it’s because she wants them to be strong
enough to pull themselves back up, brush
themselves off, and say “I am going to be
okay.” When it comes down to it, a mom
isn’t just a woman who has given birth to a
child, but she is that child’s teacher, cheer-
leader, and always-forgiving best friend.
If someone came to mind when you were
reading this, whether it be your mother,
grandmother, aunt, or another special
woman who raised you, be sure to thank
them and let them know the impact that
they have had on your life. If it weren’t for
these women, some of us would not have
accomplished the things
we have, learned the
things we have learned, or
turned out to be the peo-
ple we are today.
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all of the mothers here in
Northern Michigan, and
don’t forget on this
Sunday to remind your
own mother just how
much she means to you.
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Join PRAS president Darrell Lawson,
Wednesday evenings, through May 28 at 9502
Burgess Rd. near Charlevoix, for recurring
evenings of sparrow Identification Practice.
The brush piles and shrubs on the proper-
ty act as magnets to many species of migrat-
ing Sparrows, offering ample opportunity to
view these difficult to identify birds up
close. Plan to see Song, Savannah, Fox,
White-crowned, White-throated, Clay-col-
ored, Lincoln's, Chipping, American Tree
Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos at this loca-
These evening events begin at 5:30 p.m.
with a potluck dinner, so bring a dish to pass
or meat to grill, and whatever drinks you
enjoy. In addition, bring a folding
chair, binoculars, a spotting scope and a field
guide (if you have one). The land can be
swampy during this time of the year, so
waterproof footwear is a highly recommend-
Other notable birds include
Eastern Meadowlarks, Eastern Bluebirds,
Tree Swallows, and Bobolinks. Some unusual
species have been known to show up at this
location as well including Northern
Mockingbirds. Stay later in the evening to
hear the courtship calls of American
Woodcock and Wilson's Snipe.
Each week should offer new species as new
migrants arrive. For information, contact
Darrell at or 231-330-
As always, no smoking nor pets on any
PRAS field trip.
The month of May is full of free bird-
ing activities offered by the Petoskey
Regional Audubon Society
Spring is the time of the year to see
many different types of birds in our
area. To encourage people to get out
and enjoy nature, the month of May is
full of free birding activities offered by
the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society
Spring migration is a magical time of
the year as it brings new species in as
others move north. Lisa Hoyt, PRAS
Publicity Coordinator, talks about
migration, “On May 1, on a morning
birding walk around Spring Lake Park,
our group saw 38 species of birds and
waterfowl. We saw a good number of
migrants, including Pine Warbler,
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, White-throated Sparrows, Tree
Sparrows, Golden-Crowned Kinglet,
Lesser Scaulps, Common Loons and
Ring-necked ducks.”
Hoyt continued “This week people
should probably start to see Ruby-
throated Hummingbirds appear in the
area. They were sighted in the Mt.
Pleasant area just a few days ago. Also
look for Baltimore Orioles begin to
show up. They also have been spotted
this week in Manistee area and Mt.
PRAS activities events are free and
open to the public. Activities scheduled
in May include Wednesday evening
Sparrow Identification sessions, near
Charlevoix. The public can join PRAS
members to view these difficult to iden-
tify sparrows such as Song, Savannah,
Fox, White-crowned, White-throated,
Clay-colored, Lincoln's, Chipping,
American Tree Sparrows and Dark-eyed
Free morning bird walks also take
place during the month on each
Tuesday and Thursday. These walks are
appropriate for all levels of experience,
and no reservations are required. They
begin at 7:30 a.m. The Tuesday walks
will be at Pond Hill Farm near Harbor
Springs, led by John & Joanne Biddick,
and the Thursday walks will be at
Spring Lake Park, led by Kenyon
Sunday, May 25,
brings an oppor-
tunity to explore
the Oden Fish
Beginning at 8
a.m., a group will
explore the ever-
green and decidu-
ous woodlands, as
well as ponds,
wetland habitats and open areas for
about two hours.
Loaner binoculars will be available at
most events, so feel free to bring along a
friend to share the wonders of spring
migration. Bird checklists of Emmet
County will also be provided. No smok-
ing nor pets on any PRAS field trip.
For information on the Wednesday
night sessions, contact Darrell Lawson
at 231-330-4572. For information on the
Tuesday and Thursday morning walks,
contact Sally Stebbins at 526-1222.
Contact Cynthia Donahey at 526-7157
about the May 25 walk. To learn more
about PRAS visit their facebook page or
By Jim Akans
Venus & Blue Jeans resale shop in Gaylord,
launched by Cheryl Scheer in October of
2009, is sort of a “shabby chic” boutique,
focusing on consignment sales of upscale
designer/brand name clothing items, from
just a few years old to recently off the rack,
as well as accessories and home décor items.
Displayed in a comfortable, easy to browse
showroom on the Westside of Gaylord’s
downtown business district.
“We have a wonderful assortment items
available,” states Cheryl Scheer. “We also
have a wide variety of reasonably priced
name-brand clothing and accessories, often
including Lucky brand, Silver jeans,
American Eagle, Abercrombie, Hollister and
Ralph Lauren. We encourage people to bring
in their designer and name brand items and
consign them.”
The selections at Venus & Blue Jeans also
include a wonderful collection of accessories
such as purses, shoes and jewelry, as well as
a wide selection of home furnishings, jewelry
and antiques.
The consignment arrangement at Venus &
Blue Jeans is refreshingly straightforward,
offering a 60/40 split between the shop and
the consigner. Clothing items must be no
more than a few years old, clean, free of
stains and in “ready for the rack” conditions.
Clothing is kept for 60 days, and is marked
down after 30 and 45 days. All consignment
requests must be made by appointment
The atmosphere is friendly and upbeat,
and there is plenty of parking conveniently
located right next to the shop.
Venus & Blue Jeans is open Monday
through Friday from 11 am until 5:30 pm,
and from 11 am until 4 pm on Saturday, and
is located at 340 W. Main Street in Gaylord.
They can be reached at 989-731-2600.
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United Way Project Connect
at Cheboygan Armory, May 8,
10am – 2pm
Thursday, May 8th at 6pm at
the Grayling Senior Center -
live and in person, singer
AnnMarie Rowland.
AnnMarie has been playing
guitar and singing for many
years and just released her
first professionally produced
CD of solo songs with 7 of the
11 songs written by her. It is a
“quilters” CD called “Pieces
of Time”. CDs will be avail-
able for sale at the event. No
reservations are required.
The concert is free of charge
for Crawford County resi-
dents and open to the public.
A fee of $5 will be charged to
out of County guests.
Donations are appreciated to
help cover costs. Join us for a
BBQ Chicken Dinner at 5pm
prior to the concert. The cost
of the dinner is $4.50 for
those under 60 and a sug-
gested donation of $3 for
those 60 and over.
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Kirtland Hosts Free Skilled
Trades Open House at
Gaylord M-TEC Thursday,
May 8th from 4:30-7:30pm
Kirtland’s Gaylord M-TEC
location (60 Livingston
Boulevard, Gaylord) -
Business, Industry,
Production and
Manufacturing professionals
are invited to tour Kirtland’s
facility for a first-hand look at
available programs, special-
ized training opportunities,
and to discuss immediate
needs for custom work force
development training to
strengthen existing work-
forces. Open house attendees
will experience Kirtland’s
Skilled Trades programs first-
hand, meet our highly
trained and qualified faculty
learn more about program
and career options and talk
with current students.
Northern Michigan industry
professionals will also have
the opportunity to network
with other business owners
and food and prizes will be
available for all attendees.
For more information, con-
tact Erine Adams, Workforce
Development Coordinator at or
989-275-5000, ext. 313.
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River House Spring Fling
Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
Thursday, May 8th from 5-
8pm at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church - River House invites
you to participate in our 1st
Annual Spring Fling Wine
Tasting & Silent Auction
event. Tickets are $25 or 2 for
$40 paid reservation only.
Donations requested.
Questions, please call 989-
348-3169. Ages 21 & over
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Northwest Michigan
Community Action Agency
(NMCAA), a certified HUD
and MSHDA housing coun-
seling agency, will be pre-
senting a three night work-
shop on Homebuyer
Education. This 8 hour work-
shop will be held May 8 and
134 from 6pm to 9pm; and
May 15 from 6pm to 8pm.
This course will teach you the
basics of the home buying
process including options for
low-to-moderate income
families. The workshops are
being offered 2202 Mitchell
Park, Suite 4. Attend all three
workshops to get your
Certificate of Completion!
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Roscommon Knights of
Columbus Prince of Peace
Council 6593 presents a
Spring Fling Friday evening
May 9th. Beginning with a
Social hour at 6pm Dinner to
be served at 7pm. This year a
Country theme will be fea-
tured, complete with a Big
Pig Roast & BBQ. Music and
Dancing provided by
Country Music Trio SNEAKY
PETE. (as featured on PBS,
Michigan Magazine.
Reservations and advance
tickets are required for this
event, at $25 each. Price
includes Beer, Wine, soft
drinks or coffee. A cash bar
will be available for those
that might require stronger
libations. For additional
Information and
Reservations please call 989-
275-2005 or 275-0099. The
Hall is located at 165 W.
Federal Hwy. Roscommon
just East of I-75 exit 244
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Saturday, May 10, 10am -
2pm at Gaylord Discovery
Center, S. Otsego. Admission
$8/kids, $0/parents. 100% of
Admission goes to New Life.
Features Discovery Center
Fun, FREE Face Painting,
FREE Massages from Wink
Salon, FREE Beauty Care
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If interested in becoming an
art or craft vendor at the Au
Sable Valley Engine & Tractor
Club Show, fill out the infor-
mation below and mail to
Susan Shantz, P.O. Box 21,
Comins, MI 48619. NO
CHARGE! Deadline is May
10. Set up time will be: June
27 at 8 a.m. Table & 2 chairs
will be provided. Space will
be in one of the main build-
ings. Come any or all days
but please stay the whole
day. Demonstrations are
encouraged. For additional
information please contact
Susan Shantz at susan@otb- or call 989-848-
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Kindergarten through 5th
grade students from the
Johannesburg & Lewiston
Elementary Schools were
invited to write a poem about
their mom’s. The winners
from each elementary school
will be announced at noon
on May 10th and a presenta-
tion including their mom’s
will take place in the gymna-
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There will be three guided
mushroom hunts leaving the
Lewiston Elementary School
at 9am, noon and 3pm on
Saturday May 10th.
Individuals interested in the
guided hunts may pre-regis-
ter for the hunt they are
interested in, there is a limit
of 35 seats on the bus and all
hunters must leave and
return to the Lewiston
Elementary School via the
bus. Lewiston’s Guided
Mushroom Hunt is the only
guided hunt in Michigan.
The fee of $15 includes bags
to store your morel mush-
rooms, the guide and the bus
ride. Each guided hunt lasts
approximately 2 ½ hours
from loading on the bus to
returning to the school. Our
guides will talk about how to
identify morel mushrooms
and a handout “Michigan
Morels a Beginners Look at
Morels” will be given to each
hunter. If you have not pre-
registered, registration will
occur throughout the day
based on availability. Check
the website www.lewiston-
for details.
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This juried craft show has a
wonderful variety of items
again this year from products
made with elk to beautiful
jewelry items. Many of last
year’s crafters will be return-
ing this year. The hand-made
items will be located in the
gymnasium again this year.
The Girl Scouts and Boy
Scouts will have booths on
site, please support these
wonderful organizations.
Relay for Life will be having a
hot dog fundraiser.
Interested in Mushroom
dishes check out Lewiston’s
Mushroom Taste Fest. Held
on May 10.
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Raffle tickets that have been
purchased to raise monies
for the Lewiston Community
Sharing’s new food bank will
be drawn to see who has won
the 1st prize of a $500.00 gift
card for Family Fare, 2nd
prize gift cards at The Iron
Kettle, Talley’s, Sunrise,
Lewiston Hotel and 2 free
dinners at the Lewiston
Lodge and 3rd prize gift cards
at The Iron Kettle, Sunrise,
free Fish Special at the
Redwood Steakhouse, a free
early bird special at the
Redwood Steakhouse, and 2
free meals at The Village. The
raffle tickets can be pur-
chased at the Lewiston
Chamber of Commerce $5.00
each or 5 for $20.00. Help
your community and have
the opportunity for a great
prize. Drawing held May 10.
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A variety of vendors will be at
the American Legion Pavilion
on May 10 from 9:00am-
5:00pm with crossbows,
guns, fishing equipment, etc.
available for purchase.
Raffles and food will be avail-
able throughout the day. The
American Legion is at 3060
Mantz St. If you are interest-
ed in participating call Steve
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Restaurants and individuals
in the Lewiston area create
mushroom dishes and com-
pete for the traveling trophy.
Only a hundred tickets are
available for this event, and it
has been sold out every year.
This year we have Charlie
Ferguson from “The Grumpy
Old Men” Fox radio station as
our celebrity judge. 50 tickets
will be pre-sold for the event
at $10 a ticket, the remainder
of the tickets will be sold at
the door on May 10th. Your
ticket will be placed in the
bag by each mushroom dish
and the one with the most
votes will have the trophy for
the year. Last year it was a tie
between The Iron Kettle &
Lewiston Hotel. If you want
to be a participant, please
call the Chamber of
Commerce 989-786-2293.
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In order to fully celebrate our
3rd anniversary as the State's
only International Dark Sky
Park, we are inviting a host of
astronomy clubs from
around the State and region
to join us for an evening of
astronomy throughout the
Great Lakes region. Perfect
for night sky enthusiasts of
all ages! May 10 starting at
8:30 pm (sunset is 8:57 pm
this evening)
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Container Gardening
Presented by Netta Taratuta
May 13, 6-7 p.m. There was a
need for perennials in the
area, then shrubs, then
trees...And it all blossomed
into Netta’s Nursery. With a
lot of hard work and learning
from mistakes along the way,
Netta turned her love of gar-
dening into a 20-year busi-
ness that started from a small
add-on to seven greenhous-
es. She’ll share fast, easy, and
fun ways to fill up your con-
tainers! Brought to you by the
Alpine Master Gardener
Association at the Otsego
County Library, 700 S. Otsego
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Fundraiser for the Student
Emergency Fund of the
NCMC Foundation -
Wednesday, May 14 from 5 -
7pm. Wine Tasting, Hors
d'oeuvres, Entertainment,
Awards ceremony, Silent
Auction. Iron Horse Cafe in
the Student Center 1515
Howard Street, Petoskey.
$25/person in advance, $30
at the door. Reservations pre-
ferred - Call Sharmon
Dulaney at 231-439-6218
The Frederic Community
Library will be hosting a pro-
gram on the history of the old
lumber ghost town, Deward,
Michigan on Wednesday May
14 at 6pm. Historian Rob
Burg will give the presenta-
tion “The Last Lumber
Boomtown: Deward,
Michigan and the End of an
Era.” This free program is
open for all who are interest-
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Thursday, May 15th from 4-
6pm at the Grayling Senior
Center – Community Invited.
Menu includes Roast Beef,
Garlic Roasted Redskins,
Midori Blend, Mixed Fruit
and Red Velvet Cake. The
meal is only $4.50 per person
with a suggested donation of
$3 for people 60 and over.
Dinner is open to the public
and no reservations are
required. For more informa-
tion contact the Senior
Center at 989-348-7123.
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The 2014 Northern Michigan
Outdoor Sports Exposition
will be held again this year in
picturesque Cheboygan and
showcase at the Cheboygan
County Fairgrounds, a venue
that allows for all kinds of
fabulous exhibits and enter-
tainment. Exhibitor and
Vendors will be showcasing
and demonstrating: Newest
ATVs, Hunting Gear, Boats
and Recreational Vehicles,
Fishing Gear, Hunting Dogs
and Puppies. Along with
hunting dog exhibitions,
fishing demonstrations,
interactive new gadgets, and
the high tech gear every man
and woman who loves the
outdoors will appreciate! The
2nd Annual Exposition fea-
tures some incredible events
featuring Bryon Ferguson-
Master of the Long Bow.
Friday, May 16th from 4pm-
8pm. Saturday, May 17th
from 11am – 8pm. Sunday,
May 18th from 11am – 4pm
for a fabulous weekend cen-
tered on the experiences of
enjoying northern Michigan’s
outdoors and all it has to
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Midwest Youth Team Tennis
will be hosted in Gaylord by
the Alpine Regional Tennis
Association (ARTA) on
Tuesday and Thursday,
beginning May 13 through
May 29 from 3:30-4:30pm at
the Gaylord Community
Center tennis courts. This US
Tennis Association/Midwest
Section program is open to
area boys and girls ages 5
through 12. While the normal
cost for the program is $45,
the Gaylord chapter of
Kiwanis International donat-
ed funds to reduce the cost
for the program to $25 for the
first 35 players to register by
April 20. Late Registration
until May 1st will be $45 per
player. The registration fee
includes a team shirt, rac-
quet, and other youth equip-
ment. To register, visit
m/homepage. For more
information, call 989 619
2629 or email
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Tickets are now on sale for
the state of the community
luncheon. The event is May
13 from 11:30am - 1:30pm at
Otsego Club Resort. Tickets
are $25 and available at the
chamber office, 989-732-
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Meat Market & Deli
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1 lb. bulk package ............
5 lbs. or more.............
Frozen Baby Pork
St. Louis Ribs..........
Baby Back Ribs .....
Smoked Chickens .....
Dowker’s (Garlic or German)
Ring Bologna...........
Dowker’s Frozen
Polish Dogs ............
All Natural Amish
Whole Chickens
Large variety of Dowker’s
Homemade Beef Jerky
and Beef Sticks
Old 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735
This Weeks Specials!
Les and Flo Dowker
Sunday &
While they last
While they last
Reg. $4.99
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Do you need TV Service and
don’t know who to call?
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This annual event takes place
throughout the towns and
villages in northern Emmet
County Friday, May 16 and
Saturday, May 17
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Free legal help with divorce
clinic. Held at United Way
building, 116 E. Fifth St. May
15, July 17, Sept. 18, Nov. 20,
Jan. 15, 2015. Start at 5:30pm.
Sponsored by the 46th
Circuit Bar Association,
Northern Michigan Legal
Services, and Community
Mediation Services.
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Northern Michigan Outdoor
Sports Expo, May 16, 17, 18 at
Cheboygan County
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5th Annual Putt’n Fore Pets
Saturday, May 17th at
Grayling Country Club - The
AuSable Valley Animal
Shelter invites you to the 5th
Annual Putt’n Fore Pets Golf
Outing. All proceeds to bene-
fit AuSable Valley Animal
Shelter which serves as a safe
haven for 300+ dogs and cats
each year. For more informa-
tion, contact Kelly at 989-
745-4415 or Sharon at 989-
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Saturday, May 17th at
Hanson Hills - Please come
and support the Grayling
Rotary Club!! This is the
organization that has intro-
duced and funded the two
AMAZING courses at Hanson
Hills Recreation Area. This is
a “Fundraiser Event”. All pro-
ceeds will go toward future
community projects funded
by the Grayling Rotary Club.
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Saturday, May 17th from
9am-5pm and Sunday, May
18th from 11am-3pm at the
former Hometown Furniture
Building (near the Grayling
Mini-Mall/Family Fare). **If
you have items to donate,
please call 989-348-5474 for
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Tickets are now on sale for
Grayling Promotional
Association’s annual Fashion
Show to be held Saturday,
May 17th from Noon-2:30pm
at Camp Grayling Officer’s
Club. Fashions by: Riverland
Clothing & Gifts, J. Dap,
Northbound Outfitters,
Parrot’s Perch, Flo’s
Hallmark, and North
Country Corner. Decorations
compliments of Flowers by
Josie, and lunch catered by
Merry Meredith of the
Officer’s Club. Tickets are $18
each and are available at par-
ticipating stores, all GPA
Members and at the Grayling
Chamber office.
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Grayling Boy Scout troop 979
is having a flower sale (plus
some vegetable plants) May
17, 7am - 6pm and Sunday,
May 18 10am - 3pm at the
Medicine Shoppe, 500 N.
James St. Proceeds help fund
equipment for Troop 979 and
summer camp.
The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a
collection of outdoor enthu-
siasts (4,000 in 2013) who
want to enjoy a little physical
exercise together in one of
the most beautiful areas in
the state of Michigan. The
bike ride starts May 17th and
18th. Saturday morning at
Boyne Highlands Resort and
spans 51 miles along Lake
Michigan on a paved road
with very little automobile
traffic. Riders pedal through
rolling countryside and trilli-
um covered forests, along
sandy beaches, and are sur-
rounded by breathtaking
views of Lake Michigan from
400' high bluffs. We stop
approximately half way, at a
unique place called the Legs
Inn for a leisurely lunch and
to swap stories. The ride con-
tinues on to Mackinaw City,
where Star Line Ferry boats
have been chartered for the
ride over to Mackinac Island.
Once on the magical island,
check into your hotel and
stroll into town to forget the
aches and pains from the
day’s ride. As the evening
wears on, the island comes
alive with The Gatehouse,
Pink Pony, and Horns hosting
post ride parties with incred-
ible live bands!
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Northwest Michigan
Community Action Agency
(NMCAA), a certified HUD
and MSHDA Housing
Counseling Agency, will be
offering appointments at the
Mancelona Library on
Monday, May 19 from 1pm to
4pm. Budget counseling,
homeownership counseling,
and foreclosure prevention
counseling will be offered.
The Mancelona Library is
located at 202 W. State Street.
To schedule your appoint-
ment with Jeff Doublestein,
please call (231) 347-9070 or
(800) 443-5518.
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Presented by David
Schleicher May 20, 6-7 p.m.
David is the author of From
Earth to Health, a how-to on
growing, harvesting and stor-
ing organic foods for optimal
health. He will share his 40+
years of knowledge and expe-
rience of growing produce.
He lives & gardens in north-
ern Michigan and is familiar
with the soils & conditions
that are relevant here. Come
learn techniques to get grow-
ing organically in your own
home garden. Brought to you
by the Alpine Master
Gardener Association at the
Otsego County Library, 700 S.
Otsego Ave.
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May 22 is Business After
Hours at Straits Area Services
& The Trophy Shop, 5:30pm –
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Local businesses have
teamed up to sponsor a food
drive for Otsego County Food
Pantry, co-sponsored by
RE/MAX Up North, Tim
Horton’s and B.C. Pizza. The
public is asked to bring
canned food to any of these 3
locations until May 23rd.
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Presented by Patricia Osburn
May 27, 6-7 p.m. Patricia,
manager of the Otsego
Conservation District Native
Plant Nursery will discuss
what flowering garden plants
will attract pollinators and
beneficial insects to help
ensure successful pollination
leading to bountiful harvests
of fruit and vegetables. Learn
how native plants can pro-
vide the biodiversity needed
to sustain habitat for benefi-
cial predacious insects and
pollinators such as bees and
butterflies. Brought to you by
the Alpine Master Gardener
Association at the Otsego
County Library, 700 S. Otsego
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Every Tuesday 9:30am to
11:30am through May 27 at
Otsego County Community
Center. Free playgroup for
children ages 0-5 and their
caring adult. Playtime, crafts,
snacks and more - everyone
welcome! Follows School
Schedule (If school is can-
celled, there will be no play-
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Northwest Michigan
Community Action Agency in
Petoskey will be hosting a
workshop on Banks and
Financial Institutions to be
held May 29 from 6pm to
9pm, as part of a series of six
workshops on financial capa-
bilities. This workshop will be
offered at 2202 Mitchell Park,
Ste. 4. To register or to find
out about future workshops,
please call 231-347-9070 or
800-443-5518; or visit
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The Mackinaw area
Historical Society will be
plowing the fields on May 29
the old-fashioned way with
teams of horses. We will
have three teams of horses
using old-time farm tools to
plow, grade, and get the fields
ready for planting. It is an
educational and fun day for
the kids from Mackinaw
schools who get hands-on
experience without gas
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The Petoskey Regional
Audubon Society invites the
public to join them each
Tuesday and Thursday in
May at 7:30 a.m. for free early
morning bird walks. These
walks are appropriate for all
levels of experience, and no
reservations are required.
The Tuesday walks will be at
Pond Hill Farm near Harbor
Springs, led by John & Joanne
Biddick, and the Thursday
walks will be at Spring Lake
Park, led by Kenyon Stebbins.
The leisurely-paced walks
last about 2 hours, but partic-
ipants are free to come and
go as their schedules allow.
Bring binoculars and a field
guide if you have them, dress
for the weather, and wear
sturdy shoes that you don't
mind getting muddy.
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be held on Saturday, May 31
from 10am to 4pm in the old
Hometown Furniture Store
located at 2436 S. I-75
Business Loop in Grayling.
Admission will be $1 for
adults. Each Mom will have a
10 x 10 foot space to set up
for sale or swap of her kid
stuff. Booth fee is a donation
of $20 to CCUW. Registration
form can be found at
or a form can be requested
via email to The
form contains all the details
about participating in the
event. Deadline for paid reg-
istrations is May 23.
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Do you want to have fun
making lifelong friends while
earning money towards your
college education? If so then
fill out the application to join
the 2014 Alpenfest Queen's
pageant! For more informa-
tion contact Wendie at 989-
858-3382 or
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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 don’t 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
Talley’s. 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, Tuesday’s
from 2 – 4pm and Thursday’s
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; kid’s 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
couldn’t catch breakfast
beforehand! Our forester,
Brittany Mauricette will be
hosting a monthly round-
table event at BJ’s 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 you’d like to
attend, please contact the
Otsego Conservation District
at (989) 732-4021 or email
Brittany at
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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
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Northwest Michigan
Community Action Agency
(NMCAA) in Petoskey has
new funding available for
deliverable fuel assistance!
Deliverable fuel could
include: propane, fuel oil,
firewood, or pellets. If you are
getting low on your fuel
source, give NMCAA a call to
be pre-screened for eligibili-
ty. Spring may be here, but
it’s never too early to look
ahead to next cold season!
Call NMCAA at (231) 347-
9070/ (800) 443-5518.
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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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A few days ago, we observed May Day,
a celebration of spring. And, after a long
and hard winter in many parts of the
country, most of us are ready for sun-
shine, warmer temperatures and the
hopefulness that spring always symbol-
izes. But as winter gives way to spring,
we are also reminded that our lives have
“seasons,” too — and it pays to be pre-
pared for all of them. So, as you move
into the “retirement season,” you’ll need
to prepare for several possible chal-
lenges, including the following:
Outliving your resources — The idea
of outliving one’s financial resources is
certainly not one we want to face. In
fact, in a poll of people ages 44 to 75
sponsored by Allianz Life Insurance,
61% said they fear depleting their assets
more than they fear dying. The best way
you can overcome anxiety about run-
ning out of money is to invest and plan.
Contribute as much as you can afford to
your IRA and 401(k) or other employer-
sponsored retirement plan — and when
your salary goes up over time, increase
your contributions. As for the “plan”
part, try to envision the type of lifestyle
you want during retirement, and then
estimate how much this lifestyle will
cost. Once you reach retirement, you
will also need to do some planning —
specifically, you will need to calculate
how much money you can afford to
withdraw from your investments each
Becoming disabled — One-third of all
people between the ages of 30 and 64
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according to the Health Insurance
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disabled, even temporarily, the loss of
income could
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employer offers
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employee benefit,
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times, an employ-
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only cover a short-
term disability
and may have a
long waiting peri-
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kick in.
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employer’s coverage.
Requiring long-term care —
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whether that involves a stay in a nursing
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and Medicare only covers part of it. Just
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national average for home health aide
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you could self-insure, but that might be
prohibitively expensive. But failing to do
anything about meeting long-term care
costs could result in the need for your
grown children or other family mem-
bers to get involved in some fashion —
and that is something you no doubt
wish to avoid. Fortunately, you can find
solutions. To learn about appropriate
protection vehicles, consult with your
financial advisor.
With some thoughtful planning, con-
stant vigilance and timely action, you
can meet all these challenges — and
enjoy all the seasons of life in which you
find yourself.
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Nearly 100 people gathered in Petoskey to celebrate the town’s new winter weather
records. The event was hosted by the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce on April
30th at Stafford’s Perry Hotel.
A highlight of the event was the presentation of a plaque acknowledging the town’s new
record for seasonal snowfall and the new record for the most nights with temperatures
below zero. The plaque was presented to the chamber by Bruce Smith, Meteorologist in
Charge at the National Weather Service Office in Gaylord. The crowd cheered when Smith
verified the new records which were recorded by official weather observers at North
Central Michigan College and Petoskey’s Waste Water Treatment Plant. The total this win-
ter at NCMC was 184.4 inches and the season’s snowfall
totaled 216.8 inches at the treatment plant. Both totals
surpassed the old record of 183.9 inches set in the winter
of 1970-71. Smith noted that there is still time to add to
the record. “The official recording season doesn’t end
until June 30th,” he told the audience.
Smith also noted that Petoskey saw 44-nights with
temperatures below zero in the winter of 2013-14, far
surpassing the record of 34 in 1911-12.
Smith’s cousin, Carlin Smith, President of the Petoskey
Regional Chamber of Commerce presented “Winter
Hero” medals to snow plow drivers for Emmet County
and the City of Petoskey and school bus drivers for
Fletch’s of Petoskey who provide bus service for the
Public Schools of Petoskey. “These folks worked hard all
winter long keeping Petoskey moving and keeping our
kids safe,” Carlin Smith told the audience. He noted that
through the record-breaking winter, Petoskey only
missed five days of school thanks to the efforts of these
winter heroes.
The program concluded with a video presentation pre-
pared by Beth Anne Eckerle of Emmet County. The video
was a fun, visual reminder of the winter we just endured
and can be viewed on the chamber’s web site at Jennifer Shorter of
Grandpa Shorter’s also unveiled commemorative t-shirts
that are now available at her store in Downtown
Petoskey. Many t-shirts and other gifts were given away
as door prizes at the light-hearted occasion.
Petoskey celebrates
winter records
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It’s time for Moms to go through all their kids’ stuff and get
ready to sell it or swap it at the Crawford County United Way’s
Mom2Mom Sale & Swap, a new fundraiser for the organiza-
Mom2Mom Sale & Swap will be held on Saturday, May 31
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the old Hometown Furniture
Store located at 2436 S. I-75 Business Loop in Grayling.
Admission will be $1 for adults.
“We are expecting about 60 Moms to take advantage of this
opportunity to sell or swap their clean and gently used baby,
toddler, and juvenile clothes, toys, games, books, sports
equipment, and furniture, to help everyone with the cost of
providing their children with the things they need for a
healthy and happy childhood,” said Cheryll Ruley, Executive
Building owner, John Cherven, has been generous in allow-
ing several organizations to use the vacant store for many
fundraisers, including the Crawford County Commission on
Aging, River House, Inc., Grayling Regional Chamber of
Commerce, and for pre-race events for the AuSable Canoe
“We are hoping this event will really help our local Moms
move those things they no longer use and pick up some
things their kids need without the high cost of buying new,”
said event organizer, Anne Tuck, who presented Ruley with
the fundraising idea following the very successful Merry
Marketplace & Craft Show last November. That event helped
CCUW raise much needed funds while helping local small
business owners, all under one roof.
The combined effort to come up with an event name, col-
orful posters and graphics by Kim Ruley, promotion by many
local businesses and individuals, and Cherven providing a
venue, has fulfilled the organization’s slogan: LIVE UNITED!
Each Mom will have a 10 x 10 foot space to set up for sale
or swap of her kid stuff. Booth fee is a donation of $20 to
CCUW. Registration form can be found at www.crawfordunit- or a form can be requested via email to crawfor- The form contains all the details about par-
ticipating in the event. Deadline for paid registrations is May
Each participating Mom is also asked to donate an item to
be given to the Crawford County Baby to Toddler Closet to
help those in need. All proceeds from booth fees, admissions,
and any drawings go to Crawford County United Way. Keep
up with this event and all CCUW activities at
Tax deductible donations are encouraged. Send check to:
Crawford County United Way, P.O. Box 171, Grayling, MI
“With more than two-thirds of all our young children
in child care or preschool while their parents work out-
side the home, ensuring quality is critical,” said Desiree
Lipski, the new director of the Northeast Great Start to
Quality Resource Center Program.
Great Start to Quality is Michigan’s quality rating and
improvement system. There are 10 Great Start to Quality
Resource Centers statewide providing a comprehensive
system of supports and services designed to increase the
quality of child care and preschool in Michigan.
The Northeast Great Start to Quality Resource Center
provides access to materials and resources for programs,
providers and families within the counties of: Alpena,
Alcona, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency,
Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, and Roscommon.
Great Start to Quality supports providers in their
efforts to improve their programs while helping parents
identify quality child care and preschools. The Resource
Center staff provides consultation, training and profes-
sional and workforce development opportunities to early
childhood programs and unlicensed subsidized
providers to constantly improve their programs. They
also help inform parents and the community about the
importance of high-quality early learning and care for
school readiness.
The Early Childhood Investment Corporation awarded
a contract to COOR Intermediate School District in
March, 2013 to implement Great Start to Quality and
designated them the Northeast Great Start to Quality
Resource Center serving the northeast upper Michigan
“We are committed to our communities and to our
state” said Karen Roback, Senior Director of Early
Learning Innovation at the Early Childhood Investment
Corporation. “The Northeast Great Start to Quality
Resource Center will coordinate resources to help the
state’s most vulnerable children in 11 counties to
improve their readiness for school.”
Growing strong, healthy and productive children
grows a stronger, more competitive Michigan. To learn
more about Great Start to Quality, visit their website at
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Community members gathered recently at North Central
Michigan College and the University Center Gaylord to watch
the documentary Tough Guise 2 and discuss the issue of male
violence in America. The film examines cultural develop-
ments that promote a learned masculinity, or ‘guise’ that is in
part responsible for current levels of school shootings,
domestic abuse, sexual assault and dating violence.
Following the film, audience members discussed the roots
of violence and how to be a more active bystander. Many in
attendance wanted to know what they could do in their daily
lives to help prevent the violence that is primarily perpetrated
by boys and men.
Audience members said they were looking for ways to fos-
ter the qualities of respect, compassion, kindness and appre-
ciation in their sons and other young people they know.
Although some viewers thought the film addressed extreme
instances of violence, students in the audience agreed the
violence depicted reflected their reality. Students also men-
tioned the pressure for young men to be 'intimidating' with
“The film presents this pervasive problem and challenging
issue, yet it’s up to all of us, including men, to work toward
real change,” said Jan Mancinelli, executive director of the
Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM).
“This film and others like it are a catalyst for moving com-
munity members to action and to seek solutions to ending
this violence,” said Mancinelli. “Input and support from men
is essential to help change attitudes that so narrowly and neg-
atively define masculinity.”
Men in the audience were invited to a workshop-style
event "Men’s Call to Action" which will be held at the
Demmer Wellness Pavilion in Petoskey on May 29. This is an
opportunity for local men to move from awareness to action
and further examine their role in helping to build safer com-
The final community screening of Tough Guise 2 will be
shown at Charlevoix Public Library at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May
13. This film is suggested for mature audiences and admis-
sion is free.
The Men’s Call to Action will be held at the Demmer
Wellness Pavilion on Arlington Avenue in Petoskey at 5:30
p.m., Thursday, May 29. Complimentary food will be avail-
Those interested in learning more about what they can do
to help promote respectful, healthy relationships and non-
violence may visit the 100 Men website at
port/100-men-campaign. The site provides local, state and
coaching resources, links and information.
For details on either event, contact the WRCNM adminis-
trative office at (231) 347-0067.
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services, according to TNS, a global research consultancy.
The TNS Choice Awards recognize financial-services firms
and banks that outperform their competitors in acquiring,
retaining and developing clients.
The selection of Edward Jones was based on data provided
by more than 6,900 U.S. households with $100,000 or more in
investable assets who participated in TNS' Affluent Market
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of client acquisition, retention, satisfaction, and client loyalty
across a comprehensive set of competing firms to identify top
performers. Study results are based on experiences and per-
ceptions of consumers surveyed. Your experience may vary.
Rating may not be indicative of future performance and may
not be representative of any one client's experience.
The global research consultancy states that Edward Jones'
superior client experience is based on strong advisor relation-
ships and an extensive branch network of 13,000 financial
advisors. The firm earns high client satisfaction scores, which
is rewarded with remarkably strong client retention, accord-
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By Jim Akans
Just in time for Mother’s Day, graduations,
Father’s Day or any upcoming occasion
made extra-special with the gift of women’s
or men’s jewelry, Hogan’s Jewelers in Gaylord
has unrolled an unexpected, and highly dis-
counted “Black Box” sale throughout the
month of May. Customers will find a huge
array of black boxes throughout Hogan’s
downtown Gaylord store, and items in those
boxes will be prices at 50-percent off retail!
Those black boxes will contain just about
any fabulous jewelry item Hogan’s offers and
the inventory in the boxes will be continually
updated during the month.
But that’s not all. Just about every other
item in the store (some exclusions apply) will
be marked down 25-percent during May.
Customers will find virtually any jewelry
item they desire for a gift, or perhaps some-
thing for themselves, on sale. That includes
diamond engagement rings, loose dia-
monds, pendants, Lafonn sterling silver,
watches…even some of the stores exclusive
“Love Out Loud” diamond line.
Hogan’s Jewelers recently marked their
56th anniversary with the introduction of a
new and exclusive line of diamonds, called
the “Love Out Loud” collection. The line fea-
tures high quality gems ranging from 1/4 to
1-carat in size, each of which are laser
inscribed with a distinctive identification
number and the “Love Out Loud” message
on the edge of the diamond.
Betsy Hogan Sanders notes the collection
was inspired by a message her late husband,
Gene, wrote for Valentine’s Day radio spot a
few years ago.
“It had a wonderful message about making
this a year of ‘living and loving out loud,’”
she recalls, “as we never really know when
our time will come to leave this life. This
new collection is designed to honor Gene’s
legacy and to celebrate that message to live
and to “love out loud” and to appreciate
those that we love in our lives.”
This exclusive line of loose diamonds is
hand-selected to represent the finest in cut,
color and clarity. They are also being offered
in a select line of pendants. Each comes
with an individualized diamond report
reflecting the grade and color of the particu-
lar diamond, and each has an individual
identification number and “Love Out Loud”
message inscribed on the edge of the dia-
Betsy Hogan Sanders, owner, states, “We
enjoy being part of celebrating those special
occasions in our customers lives. A jewelry
purchase for an engagement, wedding,
anniversary, birthday, graduation or retire-
ment is a beautiful and lasting way to com-
memorate those traditions.”
The team at Hogan’s has accumulated over
200 years of combined experience in the
jewelry industry. That includes a loyal and
dedicated sales staff, a custom designer, two
goldsmiths, and a certified gemologist, Eryn
Collins, who earned that designation after
graduating from the prestigious Gemological
Institute of America in California (GIA). GIA
developed the 4C’s and International
Diamond Grading System, the grading stan-
dard adopted by jewelry professionals
around the globe.
“We are truly a team here at Hogan’s
Jewelers,” states Betsy Hogan Sanders, “We
all work very hard to provide the best possi-
ble quality, value and service to our cus-
tomers. Everyone on our staff still gets excit-
ed when we receive new inventory each day.
We understand the emotional attachment
and tradition that is a part of every jewelry
With the “Black Box” and storewide sale
going on during the month of May, there has
never been a better time to stop by Hogan’s
Jewelers and find that extra-special gift that
will truly be treasured for years to come.
For additional information, please contact
Hogan’s Jewelers at (989) 732-4444 or visit
their website at
An incredible spring
“Black Box”sale is going on now at
Hogan’s Jewelers in Gaylord
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Choosing a locally owned store
generates almost four times as much
economic benefit for the surround-
ing region as shopping at a chain, a
new study has concluded. The analy-
sis also found that eating at a local
restaurant produces more than twice
the local economic impact of dining
at a chain restaurant.
The research firm Civic Economics
analyzed data from fifteen independ-
ent retailers and seven independent
restaurants, 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, McDonald’s, and P.F.
The study found that the local
retailers return an average of 52 per-
cent of their revenue to the local
economy, compared with just 14 per-
cent for the chain retailers. Similarly,
the local restaurants re-circulate an
average of 79 percent of their rev-
enue locally, compared to 30 percent
for the chain eateries.
What accounts for the difference?
Independent businesses spend much
more on local labor. They also pro-
cure more goods for resale locally
and rely much more heavily on local
providers 0for services like account-
ing and printing. This means that
much of the money a customer
spends at a local store or restaurant
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By Jessica Boyce
If you’re from Northern Michigan, then
you know that Gobblers of Gaylord has some
of the best food around. Now you have a
chance to enjoy that same homemade food
at another convenient location: Gobblers of
Waters which is located at the former spot of
Bros Bistro.
Gobblers of Waters is officially open today,
May 8th, so be sure to stop by and check out
the same great food in a different location. If
you are a Gobblers of Gaylord regular, you
will see some familiar faces in the staff of the
new restaurant. The cooks and servers will
be from the Gaylord location, so both restau-
rants will have the same great staff.
While Bros Bistro featured some delicious
food, it was hard to make it successful in the
area due to lack of clientele for that type of
food. One of the bros of Bros Bistro is now a
chef at a different location, but the other bro,
Caleb, will be at Gobblers of Waters along
with his sister Erica. The menu at Gobblers
of Waters will be the same menu as Gaylord’s
location with some slight variations and will
feature a $6.99 turkey dinner.
Owner Andy Behrenwald says that he
expects the new location to be just as suc-
cessful as the Gaylord one if not more suc-
cessful due to the location right off the
expressway in Waters. Business at Gobblers
of Gaylord is up 25% from last year and the
staff has been busy. “We get a lot of repeat
customers;” Behrenwald said. “Once they
become a regular customer it is hard to find
a better value for breakfast, lunch or dinner.”
With the new location in a prime spot right
at I-75 exit 270, it should draw in some of the
people who make the trip up to Gobblers of
Gaylord and travelers heading north Andy
says Gobblers is great for people who want
good, homemade food at a fair price.
The new location in Waters will open at
11:00 am and will close at 8:00 or 9:00 pm
depending on the day and season. Be sure
to stop in and have a meal at Gobblers of
Waters, and tell all of your friends that they
can now get Gobblers homemade meals at
not one, but two locations.
Recreation, Entertainment, Arts, Dining
Emmet County's Headlands property celebrates its third
year as Michigan's only designated International Dark Sky
Park. The designation is made by the International Dark Sky
Association, and has brought a tremendous amount of com-
munity awareness to the night sky as a statewide-resource
worth protecting.
To honor this achievement, and to continue local efforts
to raise awareness about why dark skies are essential,
Emmet County is hosting the program “Great Lakes, Dark
Skies.” The program is open to the public, and is the inaugu-
ral event that will occur each year as a way to bring night sky
enthusiasts throughout the region together for an open
forum on night sky issues, developments in the world of
astronomy and outdoor lighting, and more.
“Michigan is unique in the U.S. as the first state to protect
its own dark skies with the legislation established to protect
Lake Hudson State Park in the mid-1990s. Further, following
the Headlands designation in 2011, the state passed legisla-
tion protecting an additional 23,000 acres of state land, in
2012,” said Mary Stewart Adams, Headlands Program
Director. “We now enjoy partnerships with many organiza-
tions, including the National Park Service Dark Sky
Management Team. The level of interest and demand gener-
ated by the Headlands Dark Sky programming puts us in the
position of helping to steward natural darkness and to sup-
port other communities in doing the same.”
The program is May 10 starting at 8:30 pm (sunset is 8:57
pm this evening).
'Great Lakes,
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Group (CWIB), of the Petoskey
Regional Chamber of Commerce, is
hosting a luncheon on May 20, at
Stafford’s Bay View Inn featuring Mary
Stewart Adams. The luncheon is open
to the public.
Adams has risen to international
recognition for the unique programs
she guides at the Headlands
International Dark Sky Park. She says
"Our programs are based on the celes-
tial phenomena happening each
month, which makes for dynamic pro-
gramming because the sky is always
Adams continues “because the sky
has been studied by every age and cul-
ture of human beings throughout his-
tory, we have very rich resources, both
cultural and scientific, from which to
draw. This makes for some really great
programming opportunities.”
In May 2011, the Headlands became
the 9th International Dark Sky Park in
the world and just the 6th in Michigan!
The Headlands is an Emmet County
owned and operated park in Mackinaw
City, and since receiving this presti-
gious designation our region has
received interna-
tional attention
for the county's
dedication to pro-
tecting the night
Registration and networking begin
at 11:30 am. The lunch and presenta-
tion will begin at noon and end at 1
pm. Cost is $15 for CWIB members or
$20 for general admission, payable by
cash or check at the door. Advance
registration is required. Register by
calling 347-4150.
The lunch menu is The Depot Salad,
a Cherry almond chicken salad with
bib lettuce, fresh fruit and a Bay View
Inn fruit bread. Dessert will be Cherry
Praline Ice Cream. Please advise is you
have special requirements when you
Angel Heart Home Care is a sponsor
of this lunch. PNC Bank is the 2014
Marquee Sponsor of CWIB and Lite
96.3 is the Radio Sponsor. Please call
the chamber with any questions 347-
evening, May 12 at 7:00pm, the
Mackinaw Area Historical Society will
present Roger LeLievre as guest speaker
at the Mackinaw Area Public Library. An
avid ship photographer and historian,
he has been president of the Marine
Historical Society of Detroit since 2004.
He is also one of the directors of Great
Lakes and Seaway Shipping-On-Line
Inc. ( and an associate
member of the International
Shipmasters’ Association (Port Huron
LeLievre comes by his interest in
Great Lakes ships naturally. He grew up
just blocks from the Soo Locks at Sault
Ste. Marie, MI, and spent his summers
at his grandparents’ cottage on the St.
Mary’s River. He was a tour guide on the
Soo’s Museum Ship Valley Camp during
its first years, and shipped out on a
Great Lakes freighter as soon as he
turned eighteen.
Rather than making a career working
on the boats he wound up writing about
them instead. A longtime Michigan
newspaper writer and editor (his earliest
job was at the Soo Evening News), he
has edited and published the annual
Great Lakes shipping field guide “Know
Your Ships” for nearly 55 years. In addi-
tion he writes for “Great Lakes/Seaway
Review” magazine and other publica-
“Know Your Ships” was first published
in 1959, to serve as a resource for those
who wished to learn about the ships
that ply the Great Lakes and the St.
Lawrence Seaway. Oftentimes ships
change owners and names during the
year; some are damaged and put out of
commission. This guide gives all the
information anyone would ever want to
know about the Great Lakes ships,
including when they were built, how
much they weigh, how long they are,
weight and types of cargo they carry.
The guide also identifies from where
they are coming as they pass through
the Straits, and what type they are,
whether they are a self-unloader, a
tanker, or a Tug Boat; anything one
would want to know about any ship
that currently passes through the Great
Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. The
books also include stories of well-
known and not-so well known ships,
farewells to de-commissioned ships,
and identification by flags of all the
countries of foreign ships which are
occasionally seen on the Great Lakes.
LeLievre’s program, Know Your Ships:
55 years Covering the Waterfront, will
be held at the Mackinaw Area Public
Library on Monday, May 12, 2014
beginning at 7:00 pm. Refreshments
will be offered following the program.
All are welcome.
Recreation, Entertainment, Arts, Dining
Ship historian will speak Monday
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As their community service project, the
2013-2014 class of Leadership Little Traverse
is hosting a community-wide celebration in
Pennsylvania Park on Armed Forces Day, May
17, 2014. Named Operation: Festival of
Freedom, the event is open to the public with
various activities for children. “The underly-
ing theme of the event we want to convey is
honoring military servicemen and women
and their
families for
the wonder-
ful gift of just
being a kid,”
shared LLT
class representative, Valerie St. Pierre Smith.
“With all the many sacrifices Veterans and
their families have made on behalf of all of
us, we wanted to come up with a fun, unique
way to say thank you. And it allows us to
introduce Angel Ambassadors, our non-profit
community service partner, to a broader
audience,” continued Smith.
This year, Angel Ambassadors – a fledging
nonprofit formed to bring awareness and
contributions to all Veteran needs – is the
organization benefiting from the LLT class
effort. One of the goals of their project is to
build awareness within the Veteran commu-
nity about the services Angel Ambassadors
provide, along with broader
community support. Angel
Ambassadors provide assis-
tance for all Veterans and their families in
need. Home improvements, making a mort-
gage or car payment or simply putting food
on the table are just a few of the services
offered to fill in the gaps that are not covered
by veteran benefits from the government.
The Angel Ambassadors rely 100% on money
raised from online donations, fundraisers,
and corporate sponsorships to be able to
assist area Veterans and surviving families. To
learn more about the mission of the Angel
Ambassadors and how you can support their
efforts, visit their website www.angel-ambas-
The event starts at 10:30 am with a brief
program. Veterans advocate, Dan Robinson
will be the keynote speaker. Boy Scout Troop
5 of the Petoskey United Methodist Church
will be on hand to lead the Pledge of
Allegiance and show proper flag folding and
The festival will then continue with family-
friendly activities, including a Moon bounce,
face painting, and scavenger hunt with
prizes. A Thank-You wall will be in place and
children are encouraged to write a note to a
Veteran or an essay sharing “What Freedom
Means to Me”.
Leadership Little Traverse was founded in
1999 by a group of civic-minded leaders
interested in providing mentorship and train-
ing for future community leaders. Today, LLT
has an alumni list of graduates who now lead
service clubs, serve on boards of directors,
hold public offices, author books, start busi-
nesses, lead causes and serve as mentors for
the new generation of LLT participants.
WHAT: A community-wide celebration for
and with area veterans and their families
WHERE: Pennsylvania Park, Downtown
WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:30
am to 1:00 pm
HOSTS: Leadership Little Traverse and
Angel Ambassadors
COST: Free, open to the public
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The arrival of warmer weather might moti-
vate you to become more active. Or maybe
you have enjoyed outdoor winter activities
and are preparing for spring sports. You may
be looking to change your exercise routine.
If you've been doing the same exercise
routine, your muscles are familiar with those
movements. You have probably mastered
those exercises. It is important to vary your
routine in order to improve your fitness by
working your muscles in another way. You
may need to increase your speed or repeti-
tions, or change to a different type of work-
out all together. While I have consistently
exercised throughout the winter, I admit that
I have been lacking in resistance (strength
training) exercise. I added light weights and
resistance bands to my workout recently and
can feel the difference!
If you haven't been exercising, and you are
ready to get moving, good for you! While you
are eager to get started, your muscles are not
accustomed to working out. Expecting to
complete a full workout at maximum inten-
sity on the first day can be frustrating and
result in injuries. Sports injuries don't just
happen to professional athletes. "Weekend
warriors" and others who overexert are also
prone to strains and sprains. Starting the
right way will keep you moving instead of
sidelined by a sports injury.
You can be more active and reduce your
risk of sports injuries. It is important to
warm up properly. Going full speed before
your muscles have been warmed up suffi-
ciently is more likely to lead to an injury.
Incorporate dynamic stretching of the mus-
cles you will use in the activity before you
start and during continued activity, such as
while you are waiting for your turn to bat or
Remember, your heart is also a muscle. If
you are planning to run, start by walking so
your heart and other muscles have a chance
to get accustomed to the activity. Use proper
technique for your sport. Take breaks as
needed and stop if you feel pain. To avoid
an overuse injury, alternate exercising differ-
ent muscle groups every other day. Also, be
sure to get enough water, especially on a hot
Depending on the activity, having the right
shoes for the sport could be important. Also,
consider consulting an athletic trainer for
sport-specific training before you start.
Think about how training to pitch nine
innings would differ from preparing to play
nine holes of golf or run nine miles.
If you do sustain a strain or sprain, begin
PRICES - Protect the muscle from further
injury, Rest and Ice the muscle,
Compression, with an elastic bandage,
Elevation and Stabilize. See a medical pro-
fessional and be sure to get sufficient reha-
bilitation before restarting the activity.
Failure to do so may lead to further injury.
Get outdoors and get moving the right way.
Taking the right steps before play starts will
help you enjoy warm weather sports all sea-
son long. Keep switching up your activities
to prevent boredom and increase your over-
all fitness.
Surprise Mom with a homemade gift this
Mother's Day. Nothing makes mothers
happier on Mother's Day than a gift crafted
by little hands. Moms love to see what their
offspring create, and kids get excited antic-
ipating their mom's reaction. A win-win if
ever there was one!
Once a child decides on a homemade
gift for Mother's Day, fathers or older chil-
dren should start planning to make sure
the gift gets made.
Ideas for Crafts
Drawing a picture or making a card is
the easiest craft for a small child. Older
children can make more elaborate cards,
perhaps ones that include a poem or small
Other ideas include:
Pencil holders from coffee cans and
empty jars,
Photo albums with pages tied together
with yarn,
Homemade frames for childhood art-
Decorated flowerpots
Bookmarks made from construction
paper or leftover wallpaper
Kids can also write a play and perform it
or make a short video.
Fathers, older siblings, aunts and uncles
can shop with the children for art supplies,
first checking the ones already on hand.
They should plan this outing early in the
week so the children have time to create
their masterpiece.
If the children decide on a store-bought
gift, they might want to make cards and
wrapping paper. Homemade wrapping
paper can be made with plain brown paper
decorated with colorful stamps, paints,
markers, and stickers.
Gifts from the Garden
If Mom enjoys gardening, consider mak-
ing her a container garden. The kids can
choose the container -- a large terra cotta
pot, a window box, old bucket, or wooden
crate. Let them fill it with potting soil (Dad
should add any fertilizer himself ) and then
plant it as they choose.
Ideas for container gardens are colorful
annuals such as pansies and nasturtiums.
Culinary herbs such as parsley, basil,
thyme, mint, and tarragon are lovely in
containers. The children might also like the
idea of planting a container with a cherry
tomato plant or spring lettuces.
Gifts from the Heart
Defined by their thoughtfulness, these
gifts might include "coupons" for a moth-
er-child day, a night on the town (an older
child might offer to babysit), a backrub,
extra chores, or breakfast in bed.
Whatever the outcome, moms across the
country are sure to revel in their family's
love and attention on Sunday. But, of
course, for most mothers Mother's Day is
every day!
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accepting grant applications from non-
profit organizations throughout its local
service area. The upcoming grant applica-
tion deadline is June 1.
The People Fund is supported solely by
Great Lakes Energy members who allow
their electric cooperative to round up their
bill each month to the next dollar. Since
1999 more than $2.4 million in grants have
been awarded to charitable and community
organizations throughout Great Lakes
Energy’s 26-county service area, which
stretches from Kalamazoo to the Mackinac
Non-profit organizations can read pro-
gram details and request a grant applica-
tion online at or by call-
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10am Pokeno
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12pm Lunch – Shepard’s Pie,
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1pm Penny Bingo
5pm Dinner – BBQ Chicken Quarter,
Baked Potato, Brussels Sprouts, Pears
6pm In Concert: AnnMarie Rowland
Friday, May 9
10am Card Golf
10am Mercy Rehab Exercise Group
12pm Lunch – Chicken
Tenders, Sweet Potato Fries,
Asparagus, Blueberry Yogurt
12pm Frederic Satellite Meal
1pm Pantry Bingo
1pm Pool-9 Ball
Monday, May 12
10am Quilting
11am Flower Arranging
12pm Lunch – Beef Goulash, Corn,
Caulifower, Peaches
12:30pm Beginning Clogging
1pm Bridge Club
1:30pm Clogging
2:30-4pm Computer Club
5pm Dinner – Swiss Steak, Mashed
Potatoes w/ Gravy, Peas & Pearl
Onions, Pears
Tuesday, May 13
10am Bible Study
10am Zumba Gold
11am Walking Group – Ramada
11:30-6pm Foot Clinic-Appt Req’d
12pm Lunch – Open Faced Hot
Turkey Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes w/
Gravy, Green Beans, Fresh Oranges
1pm Euchre
4-5pm Blood Pressure/Sugar Checks
5pm Dinner – Lemon Pepper
Chicken w/ Noodles, Peas & Carrots,
Sliced Beets, Apricots
Wednesday, May 14
10am Line Dancing
12pm Lunch – Fish Sandwich on a Bun,
Cole Slaw, French Fries, Fruit Cocktail
1pm Pool-Ball in Hand
1pm Mahjong
1pm Wii Bowling
2:30pm Unlucky 7’s
5pm Dinner – Stufed Peppers,
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Thursday, May 8th at 6pm
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Nicole Filter, Occupational Therapist at
Mercy Rehabilitation Services in Graying will be
presenting on how to stay active.
Join the breakfast to learn more about being physically
active and how to begin an exercise program at any
Breakfast wiII feature a ScrambIed
Eggs, Sausage, Fruit, Juice and Cof-
The presentation and breakfast is free of charge for
Crawford County residents and open to the public. A fee
of $5.00 will be charged to out of County guests. No
reservations are required.
Donations are appreciated to help cover costs. For more
information, contact Karl Schreiner at (989) 348-7123.
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Gaylord – McReynolds Hall, the skilled nursing care
facility at Otsego Memorial Hospital, was recently awarded
the Providigm Embracing Quality Award for 2014 for
exceptional achievement in customer satisfaction.
McReynolds Hall was one of only 305 nursing centers in
the United States and Ontario, CA to receive an award in
2014, placing them in a select group of high performing
nursing facilities.
As a high performer, a facility can be honored with
Providigm’s Embracing Quality Award in one or more of
three categories; deficiency-free survey, prevention of hos-
pital readmissions, and for superior levels of customer sat-
isfaction. For McReynolds, the award came for superior
levels of customer satisfaction reported by both residents
and their families.
“It is an honor to win the Embracing Quality Award at
McReynolds Hall” said Mary Steele, RN, BSN Director of
Nursing at McReynolds Hall. “This prestigious recogni-
tion is a tribute to the hard work of our employees and
their dedication to providing excellent care to our resi-
Skilled nursing facilities were only eligible to win a
2014 Embracing Quality Award if they achieved stan-
dards for Quality Assurance and Performance
Improvement (QAPI) as required by Providigm’s
Accreditation Standards for QAPI. These standards
ensure that facilities are assessing quality against the full
federal regulation at an ongoing rate, encompassing a
substantial proportion of their residents, and correcting
identified issues.
“The Embracing Quality Award winners are nursing
centers who succeed in achieving high levels of quality
of care and patient satisfaction,” says Barbara Baylis,
Accreditation Program Director at Providigm,
“Performance excellence and measurable outcomes
have become an increasingly important element in the
long term care industry. These facilities have truly priori-
tized quality in their organizations.”
This summer McReynolds Hall will undergo an exten-
sive aesthetic renovation to all resident rooms and
shared spaces. The renovation will include replacing
flooring, ceiling tiles,
windows, and lighting
all with the end goal of
creating a more home-
like environment for res-
idents. Currently the
OMH Foundation is
raising funds to support
this project. For more
questions about
McReynolds Hall or the
upcoming renovation
project please contact
Christie Perdue, OMH
Foundation and
Marketing Director at
989-731-2342 or visit
PETOSKEY - Nurses in the cardiovascular unit at
McLaren Northern Michigan have been awarded a Silver
level Beacon Award of Excellence. The award was created
by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses
(AACN) to recognize medical units that demonstrate
exemplary levels of patient care, patient outcomes, and
overall satisfaction. “Earning a Beacon is a testament to
teamwork and diligence within this particular unit,” says
Jennifer Woods, RN, MSN, CNML, Vice President of
Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer for McLaren Northern
Michigan. “Our cardiovascular nurses are very effective as
a unit, and they were very motivated to compare their
skills and level of care to those of other participating facili-
To qualify for the award, participating hospital units in
the United States and Canada must demonstrate their use
of evidence-based practices, or methods proven through
research, in order to improve patient and family outcomes.
Unit performance is measured against a baseline per-
centage in five areas: leadership structures and system;
appropriate staffing and staff engagement; effective com-
munication; knowledge management and best practice;
evidence-based practices and process; and patient out-
comes. “The five performance categories are indicative of
how a quality care medical unit performs every day,”
Woods adds. “Cardiovascular care at McLaren Northern
Michigan is among the best in the state and the nation,
and our cardiovascular nurses are part of the reason. We
offer our sincere congratulations.”
The Beacon Award of Excellence carries a three-year
designation, allowing the unit to chart its progress over
time. For more information about the Beacon Award and
its recipients visit
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