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for their famous grinders
and crust for their delicious
pizzas from scratch, using a
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The Otsego County United Way has
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By Jim Akans
It is a primary symbol of our great state, an
engineering and construction marvel of the 20th
Century, and now, the Mackinac Bridge is linking
Michigans two peninsulas in ways the bridge
designers could not have foreseen nearly 60 years
ago. Created as a vital transportation link that
shuttles over one-half million vehicles a month at
the height of the summer season, the Mighty
Mac has now also become an essential commu-
While its tempting this weekend to simply sit back and soak up the sun, this is
also a special time to partake in those events that honor the memories of
those who have given their lives in the service of our great country.
By Erin Schlicher and Jim Akans
There will be plenty of Memorial Day activities, parades and cere-
monies taking place throughout northern Michigan this coming
weekend. While its tempting to simply sit back and soak up the
sun, this is also a special time to partake in those events that honor
the memories of those who have given their lives in the service of
our great country.
Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, is a day of
remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. The
holiday began after the Civil War, but there are many stories as to its
actual beginnings, with several cities claiming to be the birthplace
of the holiday. Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of
Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, but it is
more likely that it had many
separate beginnings, with
people in towns across the
country gathering to honor
the dead in the wake of the
Civil War.
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by Gaylord
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By Jim Akans
Its Otsego County History week! That
means lots of fun and fascinating activities
are going on at the downtown museum in
Gaylord. These events will culminate with a
grand drawing on Saturday afternoon at 3
pm with four very special prizes including;
four tickets to the Wings over Gaylord air-
show on Fathers Day weekend, tickets to the
Gaylord Community Players production of
The King and I in August, two adult and
two children tickets to a movie of choice at
Gaylord Cinema PLUS two Meal Deals from
Little Caesars, and a wonderful gift basket
from the Otsego County Historical Museum
Gift Shoppe. To be eligible for the drawing,
simply renew membership or become a new
member of the Otsego County Historical
Society by 3 pm this Saturday.
Other events during History Week will
Thursday, May 24
- noon to 3 pm Aspiring, novice or even
advanced knitters will find something new to
learn about the craft of knitting, as a local
knitting group stops by the museum to
demonstrate their techniques and talents of
this wonderful, and highly useful craft.
- 6 to 8 pm Its time for the Old Fashion
Pot Luck and Silent Auction event at Mt.
Carmel Center. Bring a dish to pass, your
own table service, and even an item for the
silent auction if you wish. Coffee, tea and
punch will be provided.
Friday, May 25
- 3 to 6 pm; Get ready to learn about the
art of soap-making, and enjoy some wonder-
ful live music at the same time. Soap-maker
extraordinaire, Marilyn Kaczanowski will
stop by the downtown museum to demon-
strate the craft of making your own soap, a
highly economical and fun hobby to have at
your disposal. The very talented Maple
Sugar Band will also be at the museum, serv-
ing up some old time live music that will
surely get your toes and fingers tapping.
Saturday, May 26
- 1 to 2:30 pm; Local author and artist,
Betty Spaltensperger, will be at the down-
town museum recounting mesmerizing tales
about her familys struggles in a communist
concentration camp during World War II.
She has published a book of those experi-
ences, Voices from the Graves Still follow
Me, and will have autographed copies of
those books available for purchase at the
- noon to 6 pm; Local basket weaver,
Francis Joseph Weese, (Red Cloud), will be at
the museum demonstrating the captivating
craft of creating beautiful woven baskets
from a piece of wood.
And the grand drawing will take place at 3
pm on Saturday at the museum.
Historical Society membership is just $15
per person or $20 for the family, and
includes a quarterly newsletter filled with
information about museum events and
activities, discounts at the Museum Gift
Shop, and supports the ongoing mission of
the non-profit Historical Society in preserv-
ing and presenting Otsego Countys vibrant
and compelling history. Memberships can
be purchase at the museum or online at
Please join the fun and celebration of
Otsego County Historical Week!
What do the OWLS (Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society), MSU
Extension 4H, OCD (Otsego Conservation District) and
AMGA (Alpine Master Gardeners Association) have in com-
mon? Fifteen eager Otsego County youths are actively learn-
ing how to become successful gardeners through 4Hs Jr.
Master Gardener Program. This program, already funded by
AMGA through the sale of their cookbooks, has taken on a
new life with a generous grant from the OWLS.
The Jr. MG Program is blending with OCDs hands-on Seed
to Harvest Program to bring even more depth and positive
experiences to the students. After learning about the six core
subjects; plant science, soil, water, insects, disease and vol-
unteering, they will put their knowledge to work and have
real life experiences in OCDs Demo Gardens growing their
own garden.
A big part of the Program is giving back to the Community.
Among other things, the students will donate nutritious food
they grow to food banks; teach others about gardening;
demonstrate gardening ideas at the CEE Art in the Garden
program; and possibly attend the Farmers Market to teach
and demonstrate what they learned. Thanks to the addition-
al grant money from the OWLS, the students will experience
first-hand the importance of amending soil to ensure maxi-
mum soil nutrients for nutritious food production; build trel-
lises for plants to go vertical to demonstrate how to maxi-
mize todays limited garden space; and create an arbor to
demonstrate fruit climbing options.
Otsego County History Week offers fun and fascination
at downtown museum in Gaylord
Throughout History Week, stop by the downtown museum located at 320 W. Main
Street in Gaylord and check out the refurbished 100-year-old maple hardwood floors,
several new exhibits including an fascinating agricultural history display and a nostal-
gic Chatter Box restaurant exhibit complete with vintage juke box.
Otsego County youths are actively
learning how to become successful
gardeners through 4Hs Jr. Master
Gardener Program, which has
taken on a new life with a gener-
ous grant from the OWLS. Front
row: Quaed Adams (with stick),
Keagan Peterson, Ryon Miracle,
Carley Bozzer, Jimmy Santos,
Emily Wixon and Kaysie
McCormick. Back row: Jeanne
Freymuth (JMG Coordinator),
Courtney Sereno, Kyle Brown, Ben
Welch, Zachary Peterson, Justin
Burchett (Seed to Harvest
Coordinator), Cierra Santos,
Alyssa Peters, Summer Sullivan
and Gracie Bishop.
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Mackinac Bridge Continued...
nications link; cradling fiber-optic cable
across the Straits to literally bridge high-
speed data networks between Michigans
lower and upper peninsulas.
This past March, Governor Rick Snyder
announced an agreement between the
Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) and Merit
Network to create and enhance Internet
service throughout Michigan. The agreement
provides Merit Network with 20-year lease
for 22 strands of fiber crossing the Mackinac
Bridge for use in the REACH-3MC fiber-optic
broadband project.
"Michigan will be maximizing more
than $247 million in federal broadband
investments to bridge the urban-rural
divide," said Gov. Rick Snyder. "In coopera-
tion with our Michigan-based private part-
ners, nearly 2,300 miles of fiber-optic infra-
structure are being added to serve job cre-
ators and the Upper Peninsula."
MBA Board Chairman William H.
Gnodtke said, "The Mackinac Bridge will
again link our two great peninsulas and
improve the ability for the citizens in
Michigan, and future generations, to con-
nect to our global economy."
Michigans foremost landmark (or perhaps
more appropriately; watermark), was select-
ed by the Michigan Section of the American
Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as
Michigans #1 Civil Engineering Project of
the 20th Century in 2000. It is also a
national landmark, being named a National
Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the
ASCE in 2010. It is a testament of faith, inge-
nuity, bravery and perseverance; represent-
ing decades of dreams, determination and
diligence as the concept of uniting
Michigans two peninsulas evolved from a
notion in the late 1800s to the first vehicle
crossing on November 1st, 1957.
Connecting Michigans peninsulas for
vehicle transportation purposes originally
took quite a while. After many decades of
debate regarding the financial and physical
feasibility of bridging the turbulent nearly
three-hundred foot deep waters and unpre-
dictable four-season weather patterns of the
Straits area, the Mackinac Bridge Authority
received the green light on financing and
construction from the state legislature on
April 30th, 1952. Utilizing a design con-
ceived by internationally renowned bridge
engineer, Dr. David B. Steinman, and fund-
ing in the amount of $96,400,033.33 con-
struction began on May 7th, 1954. In con-
trast, Merits 20-year lease payment for using
the Mackinac Bridge as a state-of-the-art
communications link will total about $1.45
Merit Network has been awarded two
grants from the Broadband Technology
Opportunities Program (BTOP). The grants,
along with private investment by Merit
Network and its project sub-recipients, are
funding the two phases of the REACH-3MC
project, which will build nearly 2,300 miles
of open-access, fiber-optic infrastructure in
rural and underserved communities in
Michigan. Merit and its sub-recipients' total
investment is approximately$130 million.
Merit Network President and CEO Donald
Welch stated, "Just as the construction of the
Mackinac Bridge itself had a profound
impact on economic development and qual-
ity of life for the residents of Michigan, the
REACH-3MC project will provide new oppor-
tunities for our state."
In an age where technology and applica-
tions for those technologies seem to change
at dizzying speeds, it is a comfort and a tes-
tament to the long-term visions of the
enduring design and construction of the
Mackinac Bridge that some things truly do
stand, and adapt, to the test of time.
For more information visit www.macki-
Memorial Day continued...
Recycle Your Art continued...
day event that will be held in the United Way
Community Room located at 116 E. Fifth
Street in Gaylord, where gently used artwork
can be donated and purchased with pro-
ceeds being utilize to help this highly com-
munity-oriented organization in their mis-
sion to advance programs in the county
addressing ongoing needs.
New this year will be the inclusion of some
exciting original works of art created by
Gaylord High School students that have been
donated for the sale. These works will be
auctioned through a silent auction format.
Who knowsthere may be a budding
Picasso or Georgia OKeeffe behind the
brush creating one or more of these pieces?
So dont spring clean this year without
considering donating unused artwork to this
wonderful annual event. And remember, art
is in the eye of the beholder, so dont be sur-
prised to find something you want to take
home to hang on your wall when stopping
by this Recycle your ART sale. The event
will take place from 9 am to 4:30 pm from
Tuesday, May 29th, through Friday, June 1st
at the United Way.
For additional information, call the Otsego
County United Way at (989) 732-8929 or visit
Uniting Michigans peninsulas for nearly 55 years, it is a comfort and a testament to
the long-term visions of the enduring design and construction of the Mackinac Bridge
that some things truly do stand, and adapt, to the test of time.
Photo by Jim AkAns
Decoration Day was officially proclaimed
on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, com-
mander of the Grand Army of the Republic,
and was first observed on 30 May 1868,
when flowers were placed on the graves of
Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington
National Cemetery. The name gradually
changed from Decoration Day to Memorial
Day, and after World War I, Memorial Day
changed from honoring just those who died
fighting in the Civil War to honoring
Americans who died fighting in any war.
Congress made Memorial Day an official
national holiday in 1971 and moved the holi-
days observance from May 30 to the last
Monday in May, allowing for a three-day hol-
iday weekend.
Ceremonies will take place throughout
northern Lower Michigan to honor the
memories of those who have sacrificed their
lives to preserve our freedoms. Here is a
selection of events that will take place in the
area this Memorial Day weekend:
At 10 am on Monday, May 28th a
Memorial Day Parade will take place, start-
ing at the VFW post in downtown Gaylord
and will proceed to the Otsego County
Courthouse lawn at the corner of Main St.
and South Court Ave. At 11 am the Ralph
Holewinski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
1518 will conduct a brief ceremony for
Otsego County residents who died in service
to their country. Guest speaker at the cere-
mony will by Major General Gregory Vadnais.
Once again this year, Main Street in Gaylord
will be closed during the parade and cere-
On May 28th The American Legion will
hold a Ceremony at Elmwood Cemetery at
10 am followed by luncheon at American
Legion Hall 106 S. James Street. Grayling
Band Spring Jamboree
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with
carnival rides and music by the school band!
On May 25th - 28th from 12 Noon 10pm in
the Glens Market / Mini Mall Parking Lot.
The Grayling School band will perform on
Friday at 4:30pm.
Grayling Spring Art Walk
On Saturday, May 26th, from 1-5 pm, the
streets of downtown Grayling will be filled
with artists and art aficionados as they dis-
play and create their artwork on the side-
walks and in sixteen different businesses
that will be participating in this years event,
including Graylings new art galleries The
AuSable Artisan Village Art Center and the
Main Branch Gallery.
On May 28th, a Memorial Day Parade will
take place starting at 10 am by City Hall, and
proceed down Main Street to Zorn Park for
waterfront ceremony, followed by a ceremo-
ny at Lakeview Cemetery which will include
a rifle salute and the playing of taps.
The Cocharan-Robert Post 7439 will hold a
ceremony in Wolverine at 10 am. A parade
will be held starting at 1pm on May 28th in
Indian River. During the parade, a ceremony
will be held dedicating the new bridge to six
individuals from area that lost their lives in
On Monday, May 28th, Memorial Day
services will be held at the Twin Lake beach
in downtown Lewiston. The services, spon-
sored by the American Legion, will begin at
9:45 a.m. and a memorial parade will begin
at 10:00.
The Memorial Weekend Grand Parade, one
of the largest held in northern Michigan, will
take place from 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturday,
May 26th, starting at 1 pm. On Monday, May
28th, Memorial Services will be held at 10
am on the Marina Lawn in Mackinaw City
and also at Carp Lake.
On Monday, May 28th, the
American Legion George
Puckett Post will lead the
annual Memorial Day parade
beginning at 9 am in down-
town Mancelona, with stops
at local cemeteries.
A Memorial Day parade
will be held on Monday, May
28th at 10 am, starting near
the 7-11 store and proceed-
ing to the WWII Memorial
located in Pennsylvania Park,
where a memorial service
will be held.
Vanderbilt will hold
Memorial Day services
Sunday, May 27th, at 1 pm at
the Evergreen Hill Cemetery
on Yuill Road.

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Many Northern Michigan residents are
familiar with the outstanding opportunities
provided by the ongoing work of the
Bergmann Center in Charlevoix. The staff at
the non-profit Center assists in building life
skills for individuals with developmental dis-
abilities, with programs that include on-site
job training and employment opportunities,
volunteer opportunities, community aware-
ness, daily living skills and enrichment class-
What many may not be aware of is that
starting in August of 2010, The Bergmann
Center opened a fantastic Resale Shop locat-
ed right next to their main facility on Ance
Road, offering terrific bargains on resale
goods ranging from clothing, furniture and
other household items, to one-of-a-kind new
products created by local individuals.
Aimee Vander Ark, Administrative
Assistant at the Bergmann Center and Resale
Shop Supervisor, notes, We have many
exciting products made by individuals at the
Bergmann Center; such as fire starters from
recycled material, furniture painted by a
local woman artist, gazing balls made from
recycled bowing balls adorned with donated
stained glass, items from clay, handmade
jewelry, love lights made with clear stained
glass and candles, and much more. Our cus-
tomers regularly tell us they absolutely love
this merchandise, and because they are
hand-crafted, each is unique.
In addition to a lot of great merchandise,
the Bergmann Center Resale Shop also offers
a great place for individuals in the Centers
program to learn skills on the job, such as
running a cash register and processing
inventory. These are valuable skills that will
continue to provide rewards for these indi-
viduals for years to come.
We are very excited about the success of
the Resale Shop, affirms Vander Ark. We
have a great staff and core of volunteers, and
are always looking for more individuals who
would like to join our team.
The Bergmann Center Resale Shop is
located at 8888 Ance Road in Charlevoix, and
is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am
to 4 pm, and the staff accepts item donations
during those hours as well. For additional
information call (231) 547- 9624 or visit and follow the
Resale Shop link.
Find resale bargains and one-of-kind items at the
The Bergmann Center Resale Shop is located at 8888 Ance Road in Charlevoix, and
is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.
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The Bergmann Center Resale Shop offers terrific bargains on resale goods ranging
from clothing, furniture and other household items, to one-of-a-kind new products cre-
ated by local individuals.
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We buy unwanted, broken or scrap gold
and all collector coins.
We pay the public more than any other
dealer in Northern Michigan.
Check with the rest and then come to the best.
NO Games, NO Gimmicks, NO Altered Scales
Just honest cash value.
Give us a call at 989-448-2400
or stop in and see us at our new store in Gaylord.
1363 West Main St. You will be glad you did.
We are located next to Mancino`s and across the street from Ponderosa.
Remember, WE PAY MORE
than anyone in Northern Michigan.
Alpine Gold &
Silver Exchange
(Your hometown coin shop)
All kids are terrific and here at South Maple Elementary we are acknowledging kids for good character. The Kiwanis club of Otsego County is
helping us with this endeavor. Students who exhibit good behavior by following our school rules will be recognized by staff for doing so. One stu-
dent per class will be selected to receive a Terrific Kid award, button, and pencil. The student names will be announced on our morning
announcements. They will also have their picture taken to hang on our Terrific Kid bulletin board. This is an excellent opportunity for staff, stu-
dents, parents and the community to connect on a social/emotional level because good character is just as important as good grades!
here are the terrific kids from south maple for the week ending 5-18-12.
Back row: Judy Doan (Kiwanis), Allison Vogel, Keylee Shelly, Sam Latuszak, Madison Marsack, Megan Caddell, Fred (Kiwanis)
Front row: Eli Perry, Kyla Gray, Alyssa Peters, Willie Norton, Jacob DePew, Kenzie Ouwinga
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exciting Changes for
Farm market
The community of Grayling
will see changes with the
2012 Farm Market Season.
Thursday market will open
on May 24 in Grayling City
Park from 2-6pm. Thursday
market will transition into a
Saturday market on the
streets of Downtown
Grayling starting June 9 from
9am -1pm. The Thursday
market will stay open
through the month of July to
make sure everyone is aware
of the changes being made.
Saturday market will start on
June 9 on Michigan Avenue
from 9am -1pm and will run
every Saturday through the
first full weekend in October
ending up with the annual
Harvest Festival. The Farm
Market committee is looking
for farm & craft vendors for
this years Saturday Farm
Market. Vendor fee is
$10/week. Contact Beth
Hubbard at (989) 619-3539 or
via email at bhubbard@city- to reserve your
vendor space today to
become a part of Graylings
growing farm market. Visit
the Farm Markets page at
shroud of turin
Cross in the Woods Parish &
Shrine is proud to host the
Holy Shroud of Turin travel-
ing exhibit. The Franciscan
Friars at the National Shrine
of St. Maximilian Kolbe at
Marytown in Ohio are
administrators of this exhib-
it, which has been traveling
around the United States for
more than the past twenty
years, sponsored in each
location by local Knights of
Columbus Councils. The
actual shroud is kept in the
Royal Chapel of the
Cathedral of St. John the
Baptist in Turin, Italy. This
traveling exhibit consists of
92 beautiful 3 x 5 biographi-
cal and pictorial panels,
including a life-size replica of
the shroud itself. May 18 24
at Longhouse Chapel at
Cross in the Woods 7078 M-
68. 8am - 8pm. Free-Will
Offerings Accepted
Farmers market open
2 days and 2 locations.
Thursday market will open
on May 24th in Grayling City
Park from 2-6pm. Thursday
market will transition into a
Saturday market on the
streets of Downtown
Grayling starting June 9th
from 9am-1pm. The
Thursday market will stay
open through the month of
July to make sure everyone is
aware of the changes being
made. Saturday market will
start on June 9th on
Michigan Ave from 9am-1pm
& will run every Saturday
(except for the Saturday of
River Festival instead, it will
take place on Thurs, July 26th
from 2-6pm in downtown
Grayling) through the first
full weekend in October end-
ing up with the annual
Harvest Festival. The
Are We there yet
Thursday, May 24th at
3:30pm at Devereaux Library,
a Titanic event just for kids.
Receive your boarding pass
as you walk up the gangplank
to learn what it was like for
the younger passengers
aboard the Titanic. Program
filled with stories, games,
craft and snack. Appropriate
for kids ages 6-12. Sign up at
memorial Day week-
end happenings
Grayling Band Spring
Jamboree May 25th -28th
from 12 Noon 10pm in the
Glens Market / Mini Mall
Parking Lot, Grayling
Celebrate Memorial Day
Weekend with carnival rides
and music by the school
band! School band to per-
form Friday at 4:30pm.
birding tour
Saturday, May 25th at 9am at
Wakeley Lake Trail Head
Huron Pines AmeriCorps
member & local birder Emily
Cook will guide participants
around a short loop with
moderate terrain, spotting
feathered residents along the
way. Expect to see warblers
and waterfowl as this is peak
migration season! For more
information, contact Emily at
989-731-0573. Dont forget to
bring your hiking boots &
open house
Huron Pines, a non-profit
conservation group, is open-
ing an office in Gaylord locat-
ed at 4241 Old 27 South.
Attend the open house May
25. E-mail rsvp@huron- to RSVP.
Visual Aids
The Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center will host the
fifth in the Moving
Forwarda Series for
Seniors, Caregivers, and their
Families. Janet McInnis of
the Michigan Commission
for the Blind will present a
Visual Aids seminar on May
24th at 6pm at 308 Lawndale
St. Janet will demonstrate
ways for people with vision
problems to be better able to
read and perform other
important tasks Join us for a
meatloaf dinner at 5pm
before the presentation.
People 60 and over eat for a
suggested donation of $2.50.
Those under 60 can eat for a
cost of $4.75. For additional
information call 989-348-
Dining with Diabetes
Do you or a loved one have
diabetes and want to learn
about healthy food prepara-
tion and cooking methods
for people with diabetes?
Mercy Hospital Grayling is
here to help with a free
Dining with Diabetes
Program that will teach cook-
ing tips and techniques to
help manage diabetes.
Participants will also learn
basic health information and
exercise techniques recom-
mended for diabetes man-
agement. Dining with
Diabetes will be held on four
Fridays: May 25, June 1, June
8 and June 15 in the
Crawford/AuSable rooms at
Mercy Hospital Grayling
(located behind the hospital)
from 1 to 3pm. The program
is free of charge. Please call
989-348-0087 to register.
Free tennis clinics
Performance coaches from
the Boyne Mountain Tennis
Academy are pleased to offer
for the fourth consecutive
year, no charge tennis clinics
held during Memorial Day
weekend. The free clinics
take place Saturday, May 26
and Sunday, May 27, from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. each day and
are open to tennis players
with an advanced beginner
level or higher. The two-hour
free instructional clinics con-
centrate on drills to improve
ground stroke, serves, vol-
leys, singles and doubles
match play and more. Space
is limited. To participate,
contact Bill Perlmutter at
616-293-7638 or
om. Also on Saturday, May
26, the Boyne Mountain
Tennis Academy will
announce this years scholar-
ship recipients.
band spring Jamboree
May 25th - 28th from Noon
10pm in Downtown Grayling.
Celebrate Memorial Day
Weekend with carnival rides
and music by the school
spring Art Walk
Saturday, May 26th from 1-
5pm in downtown Grayling.
The streets of downtown
Grayling will be filled with
artists and art aficionados as
they display and create their
artwork on the sidewalks and
in sixteen different business-
es that will be participating
in this years event, including
Graylings new art galleries
The AuSable Artisan Village
Art Center and the Main
Branch Gallery.
Walkway dedication
Michigan Magazine Museum
memorial walkway new
paver dedication is at 3:30pm
May 26. This is during our
community yard sale.
historical museum
The Crawford County
Historical Museum is burst-
ing with excitement! The
museum will open during
the week before Memorial
Day with seven tours of sec-
ond grade elementary school
students and their teachers.
Our big official opening will
be Saturday, May 26th. The
museum is participating in
the ART WALK this year from
11 A.M. until 5 PM on
Saturday the 26th. The muse-
um depot will be hosting
guest artist, watercolorist
Nancy Michelson. Make a
point to visit and observe
Nancy working at her craft
and also view all the changes
going on at the complex.
spring Art Walk
Saturday, May 26th from 1-
5pm in downtown Grayling
the streets of downtown
Grayling will be filled with
artists and art aficionados as
they display and create their
artwork on the sidewalks and
in sixteen different business-
es that will be participating
in this years event, including
Graylings new art galleries
The AuSable Artisan Village
Art Center and the Main
Branch Gallery.
hanson hills 100
mountain bike race
Saturday, May 26th at
Hanson Hills Recreation
Area. Call 989-348-9266 or
visit for
further details or to sign up.
Plant sale
Perennial Garden Plant Sale,
Saturday, May 26, 10am -
Noon at the Salvation Army
Parking Lot, 444 S. Main
Walleye tournament
The Indian River Chamber of
Commerce, Indian River
Sportsmens Club and
Cochran Roberts VFW Post
#7439 would like to invite
you to its 4th Annual Indian
River Walleye Tournament on
Saturday, May 26th. A maxi-
mum of 75 boats (2 anglers
per boat, or 3 if one is 16
years or younger) will be
given the opportunity to fish
for the largest Walleye on the
Inland Waterway. A purse
worth up to $3600 will be
available for winning, based
on the number of entrants. In
addition, many prizes will be
given away! Entrance fees are
$60 per boat. The Weigh-in
will be at 3pm at Fay Martin
River Resort on the Indian
River. For more info please
call 231.239.9325
breezeway Garage
3rd Annual Garage Sales
Across the Breezeway and
East Jordan Sidewalk Sales -
Fri/Sat - May 25-26.
Memorial Day Parade May
26, 1pm and Fireworks at
Dusk by MAVB
May 26-28. Colonial
Michilimackinac Pageant
50th Anniversary
memorial Day
May 28, 10am at Marina
Lawn to Cemetery.
Sponsored by American
memorial Day service
May 28 Sponsored by the
Paradise Lake Association
Diabetes bingo
Learn about your diabetes
while having fun playing
Bingo. Mercy Hospital
Grayling Certified Diabetes
Educator Rhonda Haske will
host a Diabetes Bingo, spon-
sored by Great Lakes Medical
Supply, on May 29 from 1 to
3pm at the Oscoda Council
on Aging. The event is free of
charge and open to the pub-
lic. The Oscoda Council on
Aging is located at 429 North
Mt. Tom Road in Mio. Please
call 989-348-0455 to register.
medicare enrollment
The Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center is hosting a
Medicare Prescription Drug
Low Income Subsidy &
Medicare Savings Program
Enrollment event. The event
will be held on Thursday,
May 31st from 10am to 4pm.
Medicare beneficiaries who
need help paying for their
prescription drug programs,
the prescription drug co-
pays, and their Medicare Part
B premiums may be able to
get help. Call Karl at the
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center, 348-7123 to
see if you qualify and set an
appointment. This free event
will be at the Crawford
County Commission on
Aging & Senior Center, 308
Lawndale Street. Join us for a
porcupine meatball lunch at
Noon or a pork chop dinner
at 5pm. People 60 and over
eat for a suggested donation
of $2.50. Those under 60 can
eat for a cost of $4.75. For
additional information call
boys basketball camp
June 13-15 for boys going
into 3rd - 8th Grade at
Grayling middle school gym.
Grayling varsity boy's coach,
Rich Moffit will direct the
boys in fundamentals, team
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concepts and skill games.
Camp is from 9:15am - Noon.
Cost is $20 [includes a bas-
ketball for every player].
Contact Coach Moffit, 989-
344-3506 or for fam-
ily rates. Please make checks
payable to Grayling Boys
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embroiderers Guild
The Northern Michigan
Chapter of the Embroiderers
Guild of America will meet
Wednesday, May 30, at 11 am
in the Transfiguration
Episcopal Church in Indian
River, located on M68. The
project will be a Beaded
Wishing Necklace.
Remember to bring any fin-
ished projects for "golden
needle". For further informa-
tion, call Sue at 231-584-
2091. Refreshments will be
The Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center will be hosting
an evening of Karaoke at
5:30pm on Wednesday, May
30th. This free event will be at
the Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center, 308 Lawndale
St. Join us for a BBQ Chicken
Breast Dinner at 5:00pm
before the event. People 60
and over eat for a suggested
donation of $2.50. Those
under 60 can eat for a cost of
$4.75. No Reservations are
required. For additional
information call 989-348-
soccer registration
Registration for fall Rec
League is now open. These
are teams formed for players
of ages 4 through 14. All play-
ers who register will be
placed on a team provided
there are enough teams in
the age bracket. These teams
are for those players who are
beginning to understand the
game of soccer or do not
desire to play on the traveling
teams. There is a $65 registra-
tion fee charged at the time
of registration. The registra-
tion period for Fall
Recreational League is April 1
through May 31. There will
be a $20 late fee assessed for
registrations received in the
month of June. Registration
will be closed after June 30.
The Fall Recreational League
begins August 1 with prac-
tices. Register on-line at
blessing of the bikes
Aspen Ridge Retirement
Village invites the communi-
ty to join us for the Blessing
of the Bicycles and Sidewalk
Chalk Art Show on May 31st
from 3:30 4:30pm. Children
twelve and under are wel-
come to bring their bicycles
to our home, where they will
draw artwork with sidewalk
chalk around our building,
have a bicycle safety lesson
with Michigan State Police
Trooper Voss, receive a bless-
ing for safe riding this sum-
mer from Pam Lynch with St.
Andrews Episcopal Church,
jump in a bounce house, and
be entered in a drawing for
two free bikes! There is no
charge to attend, but your
RSVP to Christy Payne at 989-
705-2500 is greatly appreciat-
ed. The event will be held
indoors in the case of
inclement weather. Aspen
Ridge is located at 1261
Village Parkway.
Calling young artists
Do you know a high school-
aged student in the Char-Em
ISD who would love a chance
to display their artwork in
local businesses? The
Leadership Little Traverse
Class of 2012 invites them to
be a part of Articipate, a new
kind of art experience.
Articipate includes a prize
competition awarding the
top finishers, including a
$500 cash prize sponsored by
Sturgeon River Pottery, a 2-
week exhibition at the
Crooked Tree Arts Center,
and more. Art will be dis-
played in various venues
from May 18 to June 1 and
will focus on 2D and 3D visu-
al art. If you know of some-
one interested in entering a
piece into Articipate, email
to receive an application.
recycle your Art sale
This is our second annual
Recycle your Art sale. As you
'Spring Clean' consider
donating unused wall art-
work to United Way. We will
be collecting pieces during
the month of May and the
sale will occur from May 29 -
June 1 in the United Way
Community room 116 E.
Fifth St. New this year:
Gaylord High School stu-
dents have donated original
works of art to be auctioned
off through a silent auction
format. Look for a special
edition e-news letter for
more details and photos of
the pictures. You can view the
students art during the
spring art display at the
administration office.
Committee members
The Day of Caring committee
and Char-Em United Way has
started planning this year's
event. Day of Caring will be
Wednesday, September 19, in
honor of the National Day of
Service and Remembrance
on September 11. The com-
mittee is seeking new mem-
bers to assist with planning
from the Boyne City, East
Jordan, and northern Emmet
County areas. If you would
like to join the Day of Caring
planning committee or have
ideas to share please contact
Char-Em United Way at 231-
487-1006, info@charemunit- or www.charemu-
3 on 3 basketball
Shepherds Field annual 3 on
3 basketball tournament
June 2, 10am. Maximum of
12 teams. Call Bill for details,
Lamb coming to arts
Join Crooked Tree Arts Center
for a special opening night
concert featuring John D.
Lamb! Saturday, June 2, at
7pm John D Lamb will be
performing in the Ross
Stoakes Theatre following the
opening of the Artists of
Mackinac Island exhibit.
200 mile sale
200 Mile Grayling to Oscoda
Multi Loop Garage, Yard, Side
of the road sale! June 1, 2, and
3. City of Grayling & 200 Mile
Grayling to Oscoda Multi-
Loop Garage/Yard/Side of
the Road Sale!! For route and
general information visit
Valhalla mixed martial
Arts Cage match
Saturday, June 2nd at 7pm at
Ramada of Grayling. Call
989-348-7611 for further
rummage & bake sale
Peace Lutheran Church
Annual Rummage and Bake
sale. Saturday, June 2.
8:30am-3pm. 3703 Old 27
Challenge mountain
bike race
Sunday, June 3rd at Hanson
Hills Recreation Area.
Register online at
bass Festival 5k
Communities In Schools of
Mancelona will be hosting
their 6th Annual Bass Festival
5K Run/Walk on Sunday,
June 3rd. The race begins at
9am at Palmer Park. Medals
will be awarded to the top 25
male and female partici-
pants. Entry fees: Ages 13 &
over $15 (pre-registration)
$20 (day of event) and Ages
12 & under $8 (pre-registra-
tion) $10 (day of event).
Please visit our website at to
obtain a registration form or
register online. This For fur-
ther information please con-
tact the CIS office at (231)
back door boogie
Roscommon Knights of
Columbus Prince of Peace
Council, host Back Door
Boogie June 3rd, in the Rear
Hall "B" for lively entertain-
ment and fun, 4pm till 8pm
stress and Fatigue
Attend the class at Saks
Wellness Center, 1447 S.
Otsego Ave. Tuesday, June 5th
at 6:30pm
Craft vendors wanted
Craft Vendors needed for
Grayling Farm market.
Starting Saturdays, 9am-1pm
June 9. For more information
g or 989-619-3539
historical museum
The Crawford County
Historical Museum is having
a face lift and it really looks
great. We also need some
board members for this sea-
son and a board secretary. If
you are interested in the his-
tory of Crawford County
please give us a call at the
museum 989-348-4461 or e-
or you can contact me Rose
Mary Nelson 989-348-2985.
Our Board meets on the first
Tuesday of the month at 7
p.m. at the Nature Center Old
Library building by the City
Park Grayling.
50 inning sandlot
baseball Fundraiser
The Sandlot Baseball Team is
hosting the first 50 Inning
Fundraiser Baseball Game
Saturday June 9 at the
Gaylord Little League
Complex from 9am 3pm.
The players of the team are
asking for pledge(s) dona-
tions for the game so dust off
your glove and spikes, pull up
the stirrups and come have
some fun playing against
these young, talented players
and show them you still got
it. If you would like to make a
pledge and/or play, please
contact a player or Coach
Greg Jones. Donations will go
toward expenses for this
summers team and will be
very helpful in making this
experience a great one. We
hope to see you there,
whether to play or simply
watch a great time being had
with the great game of base-
2012 summer concert
Bill and Maxine Aten have
released the Aten Place
Summer 2012 Concert
Schedule, which is available
on their website, www.aten- Season passes
and advanced sale tickets are
also available for the non-
profit concert venue. They
also announced that they
have added a new parking
area for the coming season.
Aten Place seats 175 for con-
certs and is located in a 90-
year-old renovated barn, a
half mile south of Cherry Hill
Road on Old Mackinaw Trail
in Boyne Falls.
music jam
3rd Thursday of every month
at Corwith Township hall. 6-
9pm. Call Billie at 989-983-
Free Foreclosure
Learn from experts how to
prevent your home from
going into foreclosure.
Michigan residents continue
to fall victim to the troubled
economy. Residents who
seek housing assistance in
northwest Michigan can find
help with the Northwest
Michigan Community Action
Agency (NMCAA). Free
Foreclosure Prevention
Education workshops are
available in NMCAAs
Traverse City, Petoskey, and
Cadillac offices.
Homeowners will learn how
to avoid foreclosure and the
different foreclosure pro-
grams that are available. For
details or more information,
or learn about the workshop,
please call 231-947-3780 or
(800) 632-7334. NMCAAs
website is
Community Garden
Friends meeting
The Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center is hosting a
Community Garden Friends
meeting on the second
Monday of each month at
5:30pm starting June 11th at
the Community Gardens
located on the corner of
Maryanne and Madsen
streets. The property is being
made available courtesy of
the VFW. Those persons
interested in obtaining a free
10x10 or 10x18 plots should
contact Helen Nolan at (989)
better breathing
Every Monday through June
25th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm
(there will be no class on May
28) at Mercy Hospital
Grayling in the Huron Pines
Room (located near the cafe-
teria) this series is aimed at
improving the quality of life
for adults suffering from
emphysema, chronic bron-
chitis, asthma and other
breathing problems.
Registration is required by
calling (989) 348-0325.
Apply for a new home
Otsego County Habitat for
Humanity is accepting appli-
cations for our 2013 build
beginning May 1st through
June 30th. Applications are
available in our ReStore, 1384
W Main. For additional infor-
mation on the application
process and or eligibility
requirements please call
Donna at 989-732-6070.
summer Family
Literacy Program
United Way support literacy
and is excited about the
Literacy Councils summer
plans. This fun program
encourages families to read
together and is targeted to
those with children pre-
school through second
grade. The anticipated start is
June 11 and the program is
expected to run through July
28 - for more information
you can contact Jackie
Skinner at the Otsego County
Library 732-5841
book sale
Friends of Lewiston Library
Annual Book Sale. June 16-
17, 10am to 3 pm at the
Lewiston Library, 2851
Kneeland St. Hundreds of
books available for purchase
by donation.
Foster Parents
Would you like to do some-
thing today for a child's
tomorrow? There are more
than 15,000 children living in
foster care in Michigan.
Lutheran Child & Family
Service of Michigan (LCFS)
works together with families
to provide, loving stable
homes for children who have
been removed from their
homes due to abuse or neg-
lect. If you are interested in
becoming a foster parent or
would just like more infor-
mation, LCFS offers a no
obligation informational
meeting once a month. The
next orientation will be held
on Tuesday, June 19th from 6
- 9pm at the LCFS office, 2066
S. Otsego. Please contact
Darla at 989-732-1040 to reg-
Women Can/Women
The Womens Resource
Center of Northern Michigan
(WRCNM) will host its sixth
annual Women Can/Women
Do fundraising luncheon at
Castle Farms in Charlevoix.
The luncheon will take place
from 11am to 1:45pm,
Wednesday, June 20. Seats
are a minimum donation of
$150 per person. For infor-
mation or to reserve a seat,
call the WRCNM
Administrative Office at (231)
Wanted Artists
Works in all artistic media
(such as paint, fibers, wood,
metal, clay and published
books by author) will be
accepted for consideration
by the artistic committee.
Northern Michigan Regional
Health System Foundation is
seeking submissions of origi-
nal works by artists for possi-
ble inclusion in the Passport
to the Arts Walk to be held
August 30 - September 10
benefiting VitalCare Hospice
of the Straits, Patient
Assistance Fund. This exhibit
will be throughout the town.
Businesses and galleries will
open their doors for this
week long art walk. Entry fee
is $25. Artists can enter up to
6 pieces of artwork. Deadline
is June 22. Call Ann Gildner if
you have any questions,
231.627.2121. or
800.441.0850. Email to: gild-
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The Cheboygan Opera House will be bringing the best in the
local barbershop world to their stage! This years Barbershop at
The Opera House Show on June 2 at 7:30pm, will feature four
award winning groups!
Under the direction of Dr. David Gillingham, the Mountain
Town Singers, a premier performing mens a cappella chorus
located in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, has been creating exciting a
cappella music in central Michigan since 2004.
Singing arrangements by their very own Dr. Gillingham,
Mountain Town Singers were the Pioneer District representatives
to the International Competition of the Barbershop Harmony
Society in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Mountain Town Singers
has also won our districts championship in 2006 and 2009, and
at the Pioneer District Convention in April, they were the 2012
District Champions! (District rules require a chorus to set out
the next two years after winning the District Championship.)
Mountain Town Singers repertoire includes a wide variety of
musical styles including Barbershop, Choral, Gospel, Patriotic,
Seasonal and Swing.
Local members of the Mountain Town Singers are Dean
Deliyanides, Bill Woodbeck, Bruce Hunting and Dale Hanson, all
from Indian River and Bruce Allard from Petoskey.
Also appearing will be three award-winning quartets from the
Mountain Town Singers.
Ebb N Flo went directly from being Pioneer Districts
College quartet champions in 2011 to being the 2012 District the Spring Convention they won the right to
represent Pioneer District at the Portland, OR International
Convention in both the College Quartet Division and the
Regular Quartet Division. Members are Tenor, Nathan
Masterson; Lead, Garrett Gillingham;; Baritone, Ben Krinke; and
Craig Johnson, Bass.
The new kids on the block are the Voicemales. They came so
close to upsetting Ebb N Flo at the spring District Convention
that they are Wild Card College representatives to this Julys
International Convention. Members are Tenor, Alejandro
Cervantes; Lead, Ryan Collins; Baritone, Dylan Broome; and
Derek Herman, Bass.
The old timers are represented by the Mountain Town
Connection. They were declared the Novice Quartet
Champions at last falls District Convention (Best quartet com-
peting for their first time.) Their members are: Tenor, Steven
Marks; Lead, James Whitten; Baritone, Bruce Hunting; and Bass,
Randy Maclaren.
Barbershop at The Opera House is sponsored in part by the
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Tickets are Adults
$12; and Students $8; and may be obtained by calling The Opera
House Box Office at 231-627-5841 or 200-357-9408. Seating is
Saturday, June 16, marks the 10th
anniversary of the Charlevoix/Emmet
County Bike4BreastCancer Ride at
Veteran's Park in Boyne City. This event
is held the third Saturday in June each
year, raising funds for breast cancer
programs offered through Charlevoix
Area Hospital and McLaren-Northern
Michigan Hospital.
In nine years this event has raised
nearly a quarter of a million dollars,
donating $180,000 back to the commu-
nity. Eighty-five percent of the net is
spent right here in Charlevoix and
Emmet County, providing services and support to the women
who live and work here. The remaining 15% goes to the national
Bike4BreastCancer chapter, which funds our website and pro-
vides insurance and support for the individual rides.
From July 2011 through May 2012, breast health services have
been provided for 117 women at either Charlevoix Area Hospital
or McLaren-Northern Michigan Hospital, which includes mam-
mograms, ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans and biopsies. In addi-
tion, Charlevoix Area Hospital spent more than $3,000 in assis-
tance with cancer related medical bills. All this was accom-
plished with minimal red tape; in most cases a simple phone call
gets the process started. The money raised by Bike4BreastCancer
through this ride helps to sustain these programs year-round
Community support is key to the success of any event; the
give and take between the businesses, organizations and people
of Charlevoix and Emmet County have put this event on top year
after year. For a complete list of sponsors and supporters, check
out the Local Sponsor page for the Northern Michigan ride on
our website. On June 1, there will be a Bike4BreastCancer
Cocktail Party hosted by the Team Kat Ride ladies at the Twisted
Olive in Petoskey, from 6:00 to 9:00
p.m. Michigan Mountain Mayhem will
have a beer tent open to the public fol-
lowing their event on June 9, from
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Peninsula
Park in Boyne City. All the proceeds
from this will be split between the
Bike4BreastCancer Ride and the Boyne
City-Charlevoix Trail. Also, this year's
Bike4BreastCancer Ride is donating $1
per rider to the Boyne City-Charlevoix
Trail project.
Online registration is open until June
14 at You
can also obtain a registration form at any of the area chambers
or one of these local bike shops: North Country Cycle Sport,
Revolution Bike, Bikefix Cycling Center, High Gear Sport and
Latitude 45 Bicycles and Fitness. These must be received by no
later than June 14, and the cost is $30 per person or $50 per fam-
ily (two adults and any children 13 and under). Onsite registra-
tion is available at a cost of $35 per person or $60 per family.
We have some great prizes this year for the highest individual
fundraising efforts. Sign in and onsite registration for the 55 mile
route begins at 7:00, with riders starting by 7:30; 42, 20 and 7
mile riders are welcome to sign in and/or register and begin
their rides from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast items are provided
prior to the ride and lunch is served beginning at 12:15 p.m.
There are also water and fruit stops along the 55, 42 and 20 mile
Until a cure is found, the need for these programs will contin-
ue. For more information, contact Sue Morris at penbryn@char- or (231) 709-8714, or visit our Facebook page at
Sign up for the fun upcoming Summer Camps. Bishop Baraga
Catholic School is offering exciting and educational programs in
June and August this summer. There are 2 different themes start-
ing June 25-29 and August 6-10. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.; Monday thru Friday.
Activities are planned to nurture and promote growth within a
Catholic environment. Under the supervision of certified teach-
ers, Jamie Deitz, Denise Ralston and aide Jan Kasbow, the two
different weeks will host themes of LEGO Robotics and In the
Rainforest. Students in the LEGO program must be between 7-
12 years old. Any children currently in kindergarten through 6th
grade during 2011-2012 are welcome to attend the August In
the Rainforest week. The programs will provide a framework of
academics, crafts, physical activities and games for students all
in a Christian environment.
In order to provide adequate staff and sufficient supplies, reg-
istration prior to attendance is required to know the number of
students to expect. Please note: the LEGO Robotics week is
$150 to help pay for Robotics Kits while the August Camp
remains at $125.00 (one weeks cost per child). Full payment
must be received before any child attends. Unlike the regular
school year program, the Summer Camps are not supplemented
by the parish of St. Mary St. Charles. Full refunds will be made if
less than 20 students apply.
Students will walk to the High School for the free Lunch
Program. They will also receive morning and afternoon snacks.
Lunch will be brought to the school in inclement weather.
Come to the school office to register for these fun weeks in
June and August. Call 627-5608 for more information.
Barbershop at The Opera House
10th Annual Charlevoix/Emmet
County Bike 4 Breast Cancer Ride
at Bishop Baraga Catholic School
June 25-29 & AUGUST 6-10, 2012
Join Crooked Tree Arts
Center for a special opening
night concert featuring John
D Lamb! Saturday, June 2, @
7:00 pm John D Lamb will be
performing in the Ross
Stoakes Theatre following
the opening of the Artists of
Mackinac Island exhibit.
Lamb is credited with a
resonant voice and his songs
an upbeat tempo and a kind
of down-home flavor, familiari-
ty and humor. His sound is
easy going country with slide
guitars, chiming instrumentation and arrangements as invit-
ing as a swinging door. He fills his tales with characters you
know and have probably been at one time or another and is
a rock storyteller who weaves his fables from the stuff of
everyday life.
Donations are accepted, but tickets are free. All tickets are
general admission and can be reserved in advance. Visit for more details, or to reserve your tick-
Grayling The Crawford County Historical Museum
complex will open to the public for the season on Saturday,
May 26. On opening day the museum will be featured as
part of the Grayling art walk. At the Depot Museum, water-
colorist, Nancy Michelson will display and demonstrate
her painting from 11am 5pm.
There will also be a membership drive at the museum
that day with a special gift for new and renewing members
to the organization.
There is no charge for the museum opening or the art
walk. The museum will remain open Wednesday through
Sunday from Noon to 4pm until Labor Day. After Labor
Day the museum will be open on Saturday and Sunday
from Noon to 4pm through September.
Come travel back in time to the early days in the North
with displays from logging camps, train travel, Native
American lore and pioneering spirit. The museum is locat-
ed at 97 Michigan Avenue in Grayling. Visit the museum
website at
John D. Lamb is
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It was a cold, rainy and snowy day on April 21, 1962
when Beverly Hysell of Gaylord and Richard Cherwinski
of Vanderbilt, were the first to be married in the newly
remodeled St. Andrews Episcopal Church. The ceremony
was preformed by the Reverend Calvin Campbell. This
year, on a bright and sunny day on May 5th, the couple
celebrated with family and friends present for a 50th
Wedding Anniversary Celebration held at the Corwith
Twp. Hall in Vanderbilt.
Many guests were on hand to help with the celebra-
tion, among them were the Northern Michigan Country
Dancers showing off their talents as line dancers with
instructor Glen Webber of Gaylord and as a special guest
speaker for that event Dr. Roy Boyer formally of Gaylord
now of Jerome, MI accompanied by his wife Rita. The
Cherwinski's daughter Suzie and her husband Jon
Coveyou along with their children Tai and Maeli of
Petoskey and Dareck Cherwinski with his son Keegan of
East Tawas also attending. The delicious dinner was
catered by Vic and Connie Ouellette of Gaylord. A beau-
tiful three-tired cake was provided by Wanda
Cherwinski. Music by the " Lucky Stars Band"
Photos by Vic Ruggles
50th wedding
The celebration was grand at the
52nd Annual National Morel
Mushroom Fest in Boyne City
On-line at
Four time Grand Champion,
Darren Huntoon, of Else
Michigan, took top honors in
the 52nd National Mushroom
Hunt with a total of 15
"shrooms" Early warm tem-
peratures and recent dry
conditions created difficult
conditions for hunters this
year. Darren receives the
grand champion trophy from
Lions club members Todd
Sorensen and Bob Prebble.
The Craft Show
held at Veterans
Park last Friday,
Saturday and
Sunday was a pop-
ular destination
among festival
Above: The sun sets on a very busy Saturday
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Left: Kelly Woodard of Bella Vita Restaurant
serves up a delicious Cheese Tortellini with Morel
brandy cream sauce.
Richard and Beverly Cherwinski on their wedding
day and at their 50th anniversary celebration.
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A very eventful Memorial
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Q: Our 22-year-old son is
graduating from college this
month. He doesn't have a job
lined up and has no idea what
he's going to do. My husband
and I don't know what our role
is in this new stage of parent-
ing. Do we let him live at
Juli: Your question is a common one.
Gone are the days when a college grad-
uate was ready and willing to dive into
all of the responsibilities of financial
and personal independence. Due to the
tough economy, among other factors,
most 22-year-olds find themselves in a
delayed stage of adolescence. They want
the freedom of adulthood, but feel para-
lyzed by the complexity and pressures
that accompany independence. This
puts parents, like you, in the awkward
position of actively parenting an adult
Your ultimate goal is to help your son
launch into the full independence of
adulthood. If you choose to let him live
at home after graduation, don't allow
that time to be wasted. Set boundaries
and requirements up front that will help
him grow toward maturity and respon-
sibility. It is reasonable to expect that he
hold down a full-time job and/or pursue
additional schooling or training. It may
also be wise to set a departure date so
that you do not enable him to avoid that
next step of independence. Some par-
ents charge their adult children rent for
living at home. They put some of the
money paid into a savings account that
will be seed money for a deposit or
down payment on a future living
Even more than a roof over his head,
your son needs your wisdom and
encouragement as he looks toward the
future. Help him think long-term about
his goals for vocation, family and finan-
cial independence. As long as you see
him making good decisions, actively
moving toward these goals, your help is
a good thing.
** ** **
Q: I was laid off more than a
year ago, and I still feel
stunned. I don't even know how
to look for a job after being
steadily employed for six years.
How do I get out of this rut?
Jim: Being let go from a job is one of
the toughest things a person can face.
But consider this: Unemployment also
represents a unique opportunity. When
you're gainfully employed, all of your
time and energy goes into just keeping
up. But when you lose your job, sudden-
ly there's time and energy to spare. Most
people don't know what to do with it.
They become paralyzed with fear, worry
and anger. That's a natural reaction, but
if it's all they experience while they're
unemployed, something is missing.
After a job loss, you're motivat-
ed to see clearly and honestly -- perhaps
for the first time in years. Your assign-
ment isn't merely to search for financial
security in a new job. It's to rediscover
who you are.
Use this time to ask yourself some
serious questions. "What gifts and tal-
ents do I possess that I didn't have a
chance to use in my former job? Are
there educational opportunities I
should explore? What am I learning
about myself through this job loss that I
didn't know -- or didn't want to know --
before? What do I really want to do with
my life?"
Once you're employed again, this
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to find genuine opportunities to take
stock of who you are and where you
want to go.
Many people wonder how they get
stuck in ruts along the way. Perhaps
your job loss is God's way of
helping you find a better
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It will be a very eventful Memorial Day weekend in
Mackinaw City beautifully situated along the Straits of
Mackinac. This will be the 50th anniversary year of the
Colonial Michilimackinac Pageant & Parade & Fireworks fes-
tivities, and what a golden weekend it promises to be.
The annual Fort Michilimackinac Re-enactment Pageant,
the longest-running free historical Memorial Day perform-
ance event in the United States, will offer a look back at some
fascinating 18th century history. Among those events will be
the infamous takeover of the British held fort by Native
Americans on June 2nd, 1763. The take-over was orchestrat-
ed by the great Ottawa Chief, Pontiac, who developed a
scheme that turned an apparently innocent looking game,
called Baggataway, which was being played outside the walls
of the fort, into an attack that literally caught soldiers off-
Performances at Fort Michilimackinac will take place on
Saturday, May 26th at 3:30 pm, on Sunday at 2:30 pm, and on
Monday at 2:30 pm. Over 400 cast members will don period
attire and mannerisms, bringing to life actual events that
took place in the Straits area from 1715 through 1763. An
18th Century Fashion Show will take place each day 30 min-
utes prior to each Re-enactment performance. Fort
Michilimackinac will open at 9 am each day.
This weekend also marks the occasion of the 9th Annual
Mackinac Bridge Race. This is the one and only time during
the year that runners are allowed to cross the approximately
five mile span of the Mighty Mac stretching from
Mackinaw City to St. Ignace. Visitors to the Straits area can
watch race participants depart in staggered starts from
Bridgeview Park at the northern end of the bridge beginning
at 6 am on Saturday, May 26th, or arrive after their 5.6-mile
foot journey (half of which is downhill!) in Mackinaw City a
short time later.
The Mackinaw City Grand
Parade, reputedly the largest
Memorial Day parade in
Northern Michigan, will
begin at 1 pm on Saturday.
After enjoying the day on
Saturday browsing the many
shops and restaurants locat-
ed in Mackinaw City, stop by
to watch the Grand
Fireworks and Laser Light
Show Display, sponsored by
the Mackinaw Area Visitors
Bureau, beginning at dusk,
with the best view being
near the waterfront State
dock area in Mackinaw City.
Memorial Day services will
be held on Monday at 10 am
on the Marina Lawn.
Check out www.fmpcfesti- for additional infor-
mation about the Fort
Michilimackinac Pageant,
and for a full schedule of the
many Memorial Day week-
end events taking place in
Mackinaw City, visit
with Jim Daly and Dr. Juli Slattery
Zumba Fitness Class
May 23rd at 6pm at the Senior Center. Evening demo class to see who
might be interested in participating in a new Zumba Fitness class. It is a
free class and open to both men and women. Bring comfortable 'no trac-
tion shoes, a water bottle and a towel. The instructor for this class will be
Lisa Weiss-Upton, a Grayling native. This class will be in addition to the
existing Zumba Gold classes presently being offered. Registration is re-
Community Garden Plots Available
The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center is sponsor-
ing the Community Garden for the 4th year. The property is being made
available courtesy of the VFW. The Community Garden is located at the
corner of Madsen and Maryanne Streets. Plots are ready and sign up has
started. Those persons interested in obtaining a free 10x10 or 10x18 plots
should contact Helen Nolan at (989) 348-7123.
Visual Aids
'Moving Forward.a Series for Seniors, Caregivers, and their Families.
Janet McInnis of the Michigan Commission for the Blind will present a Vi-
sual Aids seminar on May 24th at 6pm.Janet will demonstrate ways for
people with vision problems to be better able to read and perform other im-
portant tasks Join us for a meatloaf dinner at 5pm before the presentation.
People 60 and over eat for a suggested donation of $2.50. Those under 60
can eat for a cost of $4.75.
Medicare Enrollment
Medicare Prescription Drug Low Income Subsidy & Medicare Savings
Program Enrollment event. Thursday, May 31st from 10am to 4pm. Call
Karl at the Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 348-7123 to see if you
qualify & set an appointment. This free event. Join us for a porcupine meat-
ball lunch at Noon or a pork chop dinner at 5pm. People 60 and over eat for
a suggested donation of $2.50. Those under 60 can eat for a cost of $4.75.
Cawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center
Upcoming Events
If interested or have any question, please contact
us at (989) 348-7123 or just stop by the
Senior Center, 308 Lawndale St; Grayling.
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place for the 50th consecutive year of the Colonial
Michilimackinac Pageant on Saturday, Sunday and
Monday afternoons during Memorial Day weekend
at Fort Michilimackinac.
The 9th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race will take place on Saturday,
May 26th starting at 6 am.
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Now that another school year is draw-
ing to a close, your young children are a
step closer to the day when theyll be
heading off to college. Of course, as
youre probably aware, higher education
doesnt come cheap and the costs
seem to continuously climb. You can
help your children or even your
grandchildren meet these expenses
by investing in a 529 plan. And this col-
lege savings vehicle offers estate-plan-
ning benefits.
As a college funding vehicle, a 529
plan offers some significant benefits.
When you contribute to a 529 plan, your
earnings accumulate tax free, provided
they are used for qualified higher educa-
tion expenses. (Keep in mind, though,
that 529 plan distributions not used for
qualified expenses may be subject to
federal and state income tax and a 10%
IRS penalty.) Furthermore, your 529
plan contributions may be deductible
from your state taxes. However, 529
plans vary, so be sure to check with your
tax advisor. And the lifetime contribu-
tion limits for 529 plans are quite gener-
ous; while these limits vary by state,
many plans allow contributions well in
excess of $200,000. Plus, a 529 plan is
flexible: If the child, grandchild or other
beneficiary decides against college, you
can transfer the unused funds to some-
one else, tax and penalty free.
Now, lets turn to a 529 plans estate-
planning benefits. If you think that you
may need to reduce the size of your tax-
able estate, and you also want to create
a legacy you may be able to enjoy during
your lifetime, you may find that the 529
plan offers a solution for you. When you
establish and contribute to a 529 plan,
the assets leave your estate but they
dont leave your control. If your named
beneficiary decides against college and
you dont have another family member
to whom you can transfer the account
or if you simply change your mind
about funding the 529 plan you can
get your money back at any time,
although, as mentioned above, youll
have to pay taxes, and possibly a 10%
IRS penalty, on the earnings.
Your contributions to a 529 plan also
qualify for the $13,000 annual gift tax
exclusion, so you can give large
amounts each year without incurring
the gift tax.
In the investment world, you can find
many vehicles that can help you make
progress toward one goal. But its far less
common to find something that may
give you a boost toward two. And when
the two goals are helping a child or
grandchild go to college and lowering
the value of your
taxable estate
while still main-
taining control of
your assets
youve got an
investment worth
considering. So
consult with your
tax and financial
advisors to deter-
mine if a 529 plan is right for you. And if
it is, think about taking action soon,
because the more years you can con-
tribute to a 529 plan, the better the out-
look for both your future student and
your estate plans.
Edward Jones, its employees and
financial advisors are not estate plan-
ners and cannot provide tax or legal
advice. You should consult your estate-
planning attorney or qualified tax advi-
sor regarding your situation.
Philip Hofweber is a Financial
Advisor with Edward Jones Investments
located at 100 West Main Street in
Gaylord. He can be reached at (989)731-
1851, or email him at Tune
in Friday Mornings 8:30 am to Eagle
101.5 for Phil Hofweber to hear his week-
ly Financial Focus Topic. Edward Jones,
its financial advisors and employees do
not provide tax or legal advice. You
should consult with a qualified tax or
legal professional for advice on your spe-
cific situation.
Philip Hofweber, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones
GAYLORD, (989) 731-1851
The Hauntingly Beautiful Melody of Taps
Has Endured for 150 Years
By Jim Akans
This Memorial Day, services held across the Nation for the
countless American servicemen and women who have
passed will conclude with a lone bugle sounding the heart-
felt refrains of Taps. It is a melody that is all too familiar, and
continues to comfort and remind us all of the sacrifices so
many have made to ensure our American freedoms.
While there are several stories that have passed through
the generations regarding the origin of this national musical
treasure, it is generally agreed that the songs humble begin-
nings can be traced to the Civil War.
Some claim the call was created when Union Army
Captain Robert Ellicombe responded to the moans of a dying
soldier near Harrisons Landing in Virginia. Ellicombe dis-
covered the mortally wounded soul was his son, who had
enlisted in the Confederate Army, and the grieving father was
granted a request to have a lone bugler play a medley that
was discovered in the departed soldiers pocket.
While this eloquently captures the timeframe, location and
sentiment of the songs origin, the most accepted birth of the
time-honored Taps melody is attributed to the Peninsular
Campaign of 1862.
Union Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield was dissatisfied
with the traditional military bugle call for Extinguish Lights
at the end of the day. With the assistance of the brigades
bugler, Oliver Willcox Norton, Taps was composed (or per-
haps revised from an earlier bugle call) to honor the men in
camp at Harrisons Landing, Virginia, following the Seven
Days battle. Though Norton was a Union Army bugler, the
mesmerizing call not only spread to other Union Army units,
it was soon being used by Confederates as well.
The name Taps was most
likely borrowed from a
drummers beat. During the
Civil War, after the
Extinguish Lights bugle call,
three single drum strokes
were sounded. This was
commonly referred to as
Drum Taps, (usually short-
ened to Taps by the sol-
diers). When the new bugle
call was created to replace
the former, it continued to
be referred to as Taps.
While there are no official
words to Taps, the most pop-
ular verses are;
Day is done, gone the sun.
From the hills, from the lake, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Fades the light, and afar
Goeth day, and the stars, shineth bright
Fare thee well, day is gone
Night is on
Thanks and praise, for our days
neath the sun, neath the starts, neath the sky
As we go, this we know
God is nigh
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Union Brigadier General
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Bugler Jari Villanueva sounds Taps at the Tomb of
the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery
First Gaylord/Otsego County State of the
Community Luncheon draws a packed house
Approximately 160 community mem-
bers filled the events room at Otsego
Club and Resort last Tuesday, May
15th, to enjoy a buffet lunch and listen
to several presentations by leaders
from key sectors of the countys econo-
my. Speakers offered their insights into
current conditions, which was revealed
as challenging in many areas, and
evaluated future trends, with an accent
on community cooperation and a con-
tinued focus on revitalizing our infra-
structure and attracting new business to the area.
Tom Lemon, CEO of Otsego Memorial Hospital,
addressed the activity at the hospital as well as pro-
jections for the coming year. Other presenters at the
luncheon included Joe Duff; Gaylord City Manager,
Jeff Ratcliffe; Executive Director of the Otsego County
Economic Alliance, Cheryl Wojtas; Superintendent of
Gaylord Community Schools, John Burt; Otsego
County Administrator, and Paul Beachnau; Executive
Director of the Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism
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By Jim Akans
What makes Mancinos unique,
relates Jane Ludlow Towne, CEO of
Mancinos Pizza & Grinders parent com-
pany; Ludlow Enterprises, is the high
quality of ingredients we use in creating
our menu items. People truly enjoy the
quality of our food and we also offer
very good value. We dont make our piz-
zas ahead of time. Like each of our
menu items, we want to ensure that
every product we serve to our customers
is freshly made. Whether someone is
dining in or calling for a delivery, our
team takes pride in doing their best job
possible providing fast, friendly service
to every customer.
The tantalizing aromas meandering
throughout Mancinos Pizza & Grinders
during the early morning hours are sim-
ply incredible. Thats because the dine-
in/take-out eatery, with locations in
Gaylord, Alpena and Petoskey, begins
each day making the breads for their
famous grinders and crust for their deli-
cious pizzas from scratch, using a secret
recipe that bring customers back time
and time again to enjoy that magical
homemade texture and flavor.
In addition to homemade breads, our
grinders and pizzas include the best
quality Hormel brand meats, adds Jane
Ludlow Towne, we slice fresh vegeta-
bles daily, and always provide generous
portions of meats and cheeses in our
salads, pastas, pizzas, and grinders.
A quick scan of a Mancinos beverage
cup reveals that the term Grinder orig-
inated on the East Coast where Italian
immigrants established sandwich shops
during WWI. They prepared super-sized
baked sandwiches stuffed with meats,
cheeses, lettuce and tomatoes. These
were a big hit among ship workers, who
were known as grinders because they
ground rivets on the warships.
Mancinos carries on that the tradition
of offering grinders that will satisfy the
heartiest of appetites, at an exceptional-
ly affordable value,
We always have daily specials and
features, notes Towne, and because
Mancinos is not a traditional franchise,
we are able to create
menu offerings that fit
what our customers
want. I like to say that
quality and value truly
meet here at
Towne is well sea-
soned in the northern
Michigan restaurant
industry. Her father
established Luds
Hamburgers in Alpena
back in 1964, and the
family went on to build
and operate the Big Boy
restaurants in Alpena,
Gaylord, Cheboygan
and Petoskey.
I have been working
in the restaurant busi-
ness since I was a
teenager, recalls
Towne. We sold all of
our Big Boy operations
except the one in
Alpena about five years
ago. We opened our
first Mancinos in
Alpena in 1996, and our
Gaylord and Petoskey
locations a few years later.
Jane became interested in operating a
Mancinos after being introduced to the
eatery by her daughter, Annette
(Roznowski) Kowatch. She was attend-
ing college in the Lansing area at the
time and took her mom out to eat.
We loved the food, Towne recalls,
and after some research, we began the
process of opening Mancinos locations
here in northern Michigan.
Mancinos is very active in supporting
community organizations and events, a
tradition that began back in the 1960s
when the Luds Foodwagon provide
sandwiches and beverages for many of
the original Alpenfest celebrations.
Today, Mancinos sponsors several car-
wash events, high-energy celebrity
serving events, and the establishments
coupon books and gift cards make great
promotional items for community
group fundraisers.
Above all, it is the mouth-watering,
heartwarming aromas of the made from
scratch pizzas,
grinders, salads and
pasta dishes at
Mancinos that
bring customers
back over and over
Mancinos Pizza &
Grinders has a web-
site; www.manci-,
where customers
can sign up to
receive emails fea-
turing coupons and
special offers. The
eatery is located at
1361 M-32 West in
Gaylord (989) 705-
7332 and at 109 W.
Mitchell Street in Petoskey (231) 348-
Photos by Jim Akans
Mancinos locations in Gaylord (shown here), Alpena and Petoskey, begin each day making the breads
for their famous grinders and crust for their delicious pizzas from scratch, using a secret recipe that
bring customers back time and time again. Inset photo; Cheryl Shaw, manager at the Gaylord Location.
Mancinos Petoskey location. The food is always fresh and
inviting at Mancinos, bringing customers back over and over
Wellington Farm, USA, a 60-acre liv-
ing history complex near Grayling
opened for the 2012 season on Saturday,
May 19. Highlight of opening day was
the opening of the new Broom Shop at
the historic complex. Now completely
equipped with all the tools and raw
materials needed for the making of
hand crafted brooms, visitors will find
the shop open almost everyday and in
full operation most weekends. Hand
made brooms are now available for pur-
chase at the museum gift shop.
In order for the Broom Shop to
become operational someone had to be
trained in the craft. To accomplish this,
a member of the Wellington Farm staff
spent two days at Shaker Village at
Pleasant View, Kentucky training in the
Broom Shop there under the supervi-
sion of Master Broom Maker Mark Ross..
Wellington Farm is an excellent family
outing with 60 acres of farm and about a
dozen exhibit buildings to explore.
Visitors ride into the complex on the
farm's shuttle and are then guided
through the major buildings by a
trained docent. Wellington Farm
depicts life as it was lived during the
Great Depression, more specifically the
year 1932. The farm is open weekends
from 9 to 5. Beginning June 16 the his-
toric site will be open 7 days a week.
Wellington Farm is located at 6944 S.
Military Road just off I-75 and US-127
southwest of Grayling. More informa-
tion can be obtained by calling 989 348
5187 or visiting the website at
Broom Shop opens at Wellington Farm
The Broom Vise in Wellington Farms Broom Shop
was a gift from Sauder Village of Archbald, Ohio
and dates from the late 1800s.
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Nonprofit organizations serving
Charlevoix and Emmet counties are invited
to attend "Demystifying Marketing
Workshop: A Marketing Primer for Nonprofit
Organizations" Wednesday, June 13, from
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Charlevoix Public
The Charlevoix County Community
Foundation and Petoskey-Harbor Springs
Area Community Foundation are again part-
nering to provide this capacity building
training for area nonprofit organizations.
Participants will gain an understanding of
why marketing is important for nonprofit
organizations; common marketing terms
and concepts and how they apply to non-
profits; learn how to develop a marketing
plan using a template tailored to nonprofits;
how social media fits into a marketing plan
and how to begin using social media tools;
and cost effective approaches to executing a
marketing program.
The cost is $10 per attendee and the dead-
line for pre-registration is Friday, June 8. To
register, go to and click on
"What's New", then "Workshops Offered".
Please e-mail Maureen at
or Laura at or by phone at the
Charlevoix County Community Foundation
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By Dave Baragrey
As we begin a new year you can make a dif-
ference in our local economy. Make a commit-
ment to shop at stores owned and operated by
your neighbors.
The benefits of shopping at stores owned by
locals are well documented by research. Studies
done by economists show that:
When you spend $100 at a locally owned
business $62 stays in our community.
When you spend $100 at a national chain
$42 stays in our community.
When you spend $100 on-line $0 stays in
our community.
These figures alone should convince you of
the benefit of shopping at independently
owned local businesses but there is so much
more. Spending at a locally owned business
leads to better schools, better roads and local
support of community charities and fundrais-
Studies also show that local, independently
owned businesses paid higher wages and used
more local goods and services stretching that
local dollar even further.
In yet another reason for consumers to con-
sider shopping locally, new research reveals
that successful small businesses are helping
bolster sagging real estate markets in some
That's the finding of the American Express
Open Independent Retail Index, which found
that neighborhoods with thriving independent
businesses saw home values outperform city-
wide markets by 50 percent over the last 14
The report specifically studied 27 neighbor-
hoods where small businesses have thrived in
15 major U.S. cities, concluding that home val-
ues there outperformed their broader markets.
In addition, when you shop at independently
owned businesses you will often deal with the
owner of the business. Their knowledge of the
product or service and their concern to see you
leave as a happy customer will usually result in
a very pleasant shopping experience.
If consumers would simply look for the
opportunity to shift a portion of their spending
from on-line businesses to locally owned busi-
nesses it could make a difference in our region
of Northern Michigan.
Make 2012 the year you make the effort to
make a difference. Make the decision to move
10% of your spending to independently owned
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THURSDAY: 1 Peter 3:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 16 and keep a good conscience so that
in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be
put to shame.
FRIDAY: 2 Peter 1:5-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 5 Now for this very reason also, applying
all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, 6
and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perse-
verance, godliness, 7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness,
love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor
unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he who lacks these qualities is
blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.
SATURDAY: Hebrews 13:5 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 5 Make sure that your character is
free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, I will
never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,
SUNDAY: Psalm 139:13-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 13 For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mothers womb. 14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonder-
fully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
MONDAY: Psalm 119:73 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 73 Your hands made me and fashioned
me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
TUESDAY: Colossians 3:12-15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 12 So, as those who have been cho-
sen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and
patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint
against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 Beyond all these things put
on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to
which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
WEDNESDAY: 2 Corinthians 5:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 17 Therefore if anyone is in
Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
David Burney
Alpine Village Baptist
Over the years, I have been a pastor, musician, radio announcer, and actor on
stage, so you might not believe me when I say that I am shy. Id much rather have
you ask me about theology, world events, or my favorite books. Please dont make
me talk about myself.
I suppose most of us are very similar just under the surface, we are comfort-
able with concrete facts, and even the opinion or two, but when it comes to delv-
ing into ourselves, we all get uncomfortable. Perhaps this is due to the fact that
when we talk about our personality, our preferences, or our feelings, we have to
look at ourselves as others look at us. The Bible tells us in James 1:24 You see
yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. After all these years, I still
think of my hair parted on the left-instead of just departed.
You might be saying to me, but how can you be shy? Youre in front of people
all the time. Its because I dont feel the stage fright that so many other people
report to me. God has placed me in this place and I do what He asks me to do, but
inside I would rather be hiding in my office reading a good book, or working on
some electronic bench somewhere and never have to interact with people. I think
Id have made a good hermit. Again, you ask, then why do you do it? You meet
people all day long! I suppose it is because God has shown me the needs these peo-
ple have and how my meeting with them helps to make their lives better. I do not
exist to make myself happy, but to do the will of the One who sent me. And so, shy
as I am, I keep meeting people and placing myself in situations where the people
are, so that I might be whatever help I can be to them in their time of need. I owe
this to Jesus who put aside His own desires and suffered so much to bless me.
I don't hold grudges. If you hold more
people close to you, you have more
friends and it gets you further in life.
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When people sneeze I hold my breath and
I'm super competitive. I'll try to outrace
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I'm pretty sarcastic and have a weird
sense of humor.
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My persistence. My drive to complete
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In todays society it is not uncommon to find
people who admit to having stress in their
lives. While each person is unique, so too is
their level of stress. While there are many dif-
ferent types of stress and many different causes
for it, so to are there many quick and simple
ways to reduce the impacts of stress on your
mind and body.
If stress causes you to switch into high gear
and leaves you feeling stuck in fast forward
mode, here are some tips to help you slow
yourself down.
10 Second Breathing When your mind and
body is racing out of control, slow your breath-
ing to a ten second cycle, six breaths a minute.
Take a deep breath and inhale for five seconds
and exhale for five seconds. Keep it up for two
to five minutes, or until you feel your body
begin to slow down and relax.
5 Minute Vacation Close your eyes and take
a deep breath. Visualize a favorite vacation
memory or picture yourself enjoying an
upcoming vacation, whether it be relaxing on
the beach or skiing in the mountains. Escaping
from your present situation, however brief, will
help to change your mood and lift your spirits.
Write Your Troubles Away Write down a list
of all the things that are weighing on your
mind and require your attention. Sometimes
seeing your worries in print will give you a new
perspective and enable you to re-evaluate
whats really important.
Re-Focus Focus on something pleasant and
beautiful in your immediate environment,
whether it is a photograph of a loved one, a
picture on the wall, a tree or flower.
Concentrate on the objects beauty and its sig-
nificance. Savor the moment and remember it
for future use.
If stresses in your life tend to depress you
and deplete you of your energy and zest for life,
consider a few techniques that will gear you up
and recharge your batteries.
Stretch and Move Get up from your chair
and stretch. Arch your back and stretch your
arms and fingers to the side. Move your body
and get the blood flowing. Move your hands
and feet. Take a coffee break or step outside
and get some fresh air. Allow the energy to
enter your body and rejuvenate you.
Pep Talk Give yourself some needed
encouragement. Use your best persuasive
powers to motivate, support, cheer and chal-
lenge yourself. No one knows you better than
yourself. Tell yourself what you need to hear.
Use Music Turn on some lively music and
start moving. Dance, bounce, clap your hands
and sing along. Theres nothing like a good
beat to get you moving.
Exercise Nothing pulls you out of a funk
like a good workout. Theres something about
working up a sweat that gives you a power
boost and gets you ready to face your next
challenge. For an added twist, vary your rou-
tines by enrolling in a new class or exercising
with a friend.
When you feel stress your body feels it too
and responds with tight and tense muscles. As
you relax your mind, pay attention to your
body and pamper yourself whenever you can.
Body Bracer Gently pat or tap all over your
body in an energizing rhythm. Keep going
until your body tingles all over.
Self-Massage Reach across your body and
massage the muscles in your neck and shoul-
der with long, firm strokes. Knead any tight
areas with firm circular or back and forth
motions. Repeat on opposite side. With both
hands massage the base of the skull with firm
circular strokes. Dont forget your face and jaw.
Give special attention to any areas where you
notice tension.
While you may not be able to eliminate your
stresses, managing them effectively is the key
to your maintaining your personal health and
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By Curt Hagedorn
Now more than ever we all need to learn
ways to conquer stress, for ourselves and for
others. Because, as we all know, stress can be a
communicable disease. If you're stressed out it
is likely everyone around you is going to end
up bouncing off the walls as well. Fortunately,
there's a lot you can do; from taking a short
time-out to total immersion in a stress free
The simplest way to eliminate stress can be
summed up in one word: Breathe! When you
feel that tension level beginning to rise, close
your office door (or duck into that bathroom
stall) or just stop moving for a moment. Place
your feet flat on the floor, put your hands on
your knees or at your sides, close your eyes and
just breathe until your short, shallow breaths
become long deep ones. If you can lie down on
your back, lie down. You can learn to do this
discretely no matter where you are taking in
long deep breaths through your nose and
exhaling slowly until you're feeling calm again.
If you're a high stress individual, setting aside
some time three times a day, even 15 minutes,
for a simple breathing exercise like this can
make a tremendous difference in your tension
An even more effective way to make sure you
maintain your cool is regular exercise. A popu-
lar exercise choice for reducing stress is yoga.
Yoga is a series of exercises based upon breath-
ing and stretching, tension and release, and
both mental and physical concentration that
can be adapted to almost anyone's level of fit-
ness. You don't have to be able to put your feet
behind your neck or stand on your head to get
the stress releasing benefits of yoga, but if you
really commit, you just may find yourself look-
ing and feeling a great deal younger yourself.
For those of us who would rather let our
credit cards get the exercise, there are massage
centers, spas and other temples of relaxation in
just about every city and town in the nation.
From places where you can walk in off the
street for a fifteen-minute chair massage at a
minimal cost, to upscale spas where a package
of massage, facials, body wraps and other
goodies can run into hundreds of dollars. If you
can manage to give yourself the time, even
once a week, you can emerge feeling like a
whole new you. And don't think these treats
are just for women only. More and more men
are realizing the benefits of a little tender lov-
ing care in getting through their stress filled
lives. In fact, many corporations are providing
chair massages, fitness centers, classes and
other amenities to keep their top performers in
tip-top, stress-free shape. (Note: You might
want to put that in the suggestion box.)
If your stress level has gotten to the point
where the idea of taking fifteen minutes for a
quick massage makes you even more stressed
out, it's time for drastic action. Carve a week-
end, or a week, out of your schedule and set
out on a total de-stress adventure. These can
be as close as around the corner, or only a few
hours away, but can seem like a hideaway on
another planet. Many famous hotels and spas
will open their arms for a special weekend get-
away with all of the resources of these grand
luxury palaces at your disposal (for rates with
vary with the seasons.) Many of these resorts
blend the spa experience with golfing, bicy-
cling, fishing, swimming in a
stream-fed pond or relaxing in
a steam room.
Many local salons have
expanded their services to
include many of the things you
would find at a day spa. Just
down the street you can find
many of the relaxing services
that were once only available
at spas and you can be in and
out in just a couple of hours.
Finally, if you just can't get
away, transform your own
environment. Personal care
emporiums carry at-home spa
treatments, bath products,
new age music, Zen teas and
the like (even that yoga video
you've been looking for.) Buy
a Zen fountain, aromatherapy
candles and at-home facial, foot bath and
paraffin hand wax treatments and turn your
own bathroom into a de-stress center. Or if
you'd rather be pampered, you can a get a
massage, a haircut, a facial, a cosmetic
makeover and a manicure all on the spur of the
moment, without ever leaving the premises
(and at a reasonable price.) If that doesn't
remove stress from your life, go back to the
beginning and just breathe!
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Health & Wellness
By Amanda Knoles
Walking is the most popular form of exercise
for women and men of all ages. It's one of the
easiest activities to fit
into your day,
special equipment other than good walking
shoes, and you can do it anytime, anywhere.
(You can even walk indoors when the weather
is nasty.)
Exercise reduces the effects of aging, boosts
energy, relieves stress and lowers your risk of
developing heart disease, diabetes, hyperten-
sion and certain types of cancer. Physical activ-
ity also helps people sleep better, control their
weight and keep joints and muscles flexible.
Research has also shown that participants in
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In a large study conducted
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Other ongoing studies of men and
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those who participate in regular
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those who are sedentary.
For those who complain that they don't have
time to exercise, walking can be squeezed into
small time frames before work, during a coffee
or lunch break or after work. The key is to try to
work in at least 30 minutes of exercise every
If you're serious about walking to improve
your health, make the time to go to an athletic
or specialty shoe store and get fitted with a
proper pair of walking shoes. The heel on the
back of the shoe should be firm and the fore-
front and ball of the foot should be flexible.
Choose a shoe with enough padding to absorb
shock, but don't wear a shoe with so much
padding you can't feel the terrain changes
under your feet. (Try standing on a pencil to
simulate a twig under your foot.) If you can't
feel anything through the shoe, you run the
risk of stepping on something and being
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Many overweight people have problems with
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Before you begin your walk, take five min-
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and contract more smoothly. If you do not
warm up before exercising you risk injuring a
muscle. Marching or jogging in place until you
break into a light sweat is an easy way to warm
up before a walk.
If you're out of shape, start out with 10 or 15
minute walks for short distances and gradually
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by 10 percent each week. Walking, running and
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It is more important to focus on the amount
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It's best to walk at an intensity that doesn't
make you overly tired. You'll be more likely to
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Before you begin walking, keep the following
tips in mind.
Stand tall and stretch your arms skyward.
Once you lower them, keep your shoulders
relaxed and your head in the same place. Try to
maintain equal footing and avoid walking with
one shoulder higher than another or a foot
turning too far in or out. Keeping your head
aligned with your shoulders, neither tilted for-
ward nor arched back will help your neck sup-
port your head without pain. To avoid straining
your lower back, don't lead with your hips.
Concentrate on moving your hips in a swivel
motion instead of pushing your legs far apart.
Treadmills are a great way of getting walking
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People have a tendency to walk slightly faster
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Once you've worked up to walking 30 minutes a day, you can
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walking on beach sand or walk faster for short periods of time.
Doctors advise against walking with wrist or ankle weights
because they can cause pain in the lower leg or arm and may
increase blood pressure to dangerous levels.
Vary your walking path and make walking an adventure. From
time to time, take a walk in the woods, seek out a hiking trail or
walk up and down a hill. Walking outdoors offers a chance to
exercise your body and lift your spirits by communing with
Numerous studies have shown that regular physical activity
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in helping people cope with stress and depression. So the next
time you're stressed out or feeling blue, try going for a walk
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$+,500 .............................DEALERCASH ALLOWANCE
$1,000 ...............................AARP NENBER D!SCOUNT
$3,500 ..............GN ENPLOYEE vEH!CLE ALLOWANCE
$2,000 ....................................................GNREBATE
$750 ..................................................HOL!DAYCASH
$+,000 ...............GN ENPLOYEE vEH!CLE ALLOWANCE
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2012 Suburban & Tahoe
*Must take delivery by
Thursday, May 31, 2012.
* Rebates include GM employees and family discounts, proof of AARP membership.
All others purchasers slightly less. See Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac for details.
$3,000 ....................................................GNREBATE
$1,000 ............................................TRADE-!NBONUS
$1,000........................................ALL-STAR D!SCOUNT
$750 ..................................................HOL!DAYCASH
$2,500 ..............GN ENPLOYEE vEH!CLE ALLOWANCE
$500 .......................................................HOL!DAYCASH
$250 .......................GN ENPLOYEE vEH!CLE ALLOWANCE
2012 Malibu LT
2012 Silverado Ext. Cab
2012 Chevy Cruze
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$3,000 ....................................................GNREBATE
$1,000 .................................................DEALERCASH
$500 ..................................................HOL!DAYCASH
$2,500 ..............GN ENPLOYEE vEH!CLE ALLOWANCE
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2008 Poot|ac
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It was a gorgeous day for a Wedding...expo!
Photos by Jim Akans
It was the perfect day for a
Wedding Expo, with tempera-
tures in the upper 80s and bright
sunshine all about this past
Sunday. Scores of brides-to-be,
and even a few on-deck grooms,
gathered at the Boyne Mountain
Resorts Civic Center to partake of
an afternoon Wedding Show
event sponsored by the Weekly
Choice, Charlevoix County News,
and Boyne Mountain. The event
was a splendid success, with over
30 area vendors providing valu-
able information about planning,
catering, reception venues,
music, dresses and tuxedos,
make-up and more.
The 2012 Wedding Expo at Boyne Mountain Resort was a wonderful
success, drawing scores of brides-to-be and even a few groom to
gather valuable information about planning their wedding event.
The fashion show featured a gorgeous array of specialty dresses, as
well as tuxedos, beautifully presented by models wearing apparel pro-
vided by Petoskey Bridal, the Glass Slipper & Lavender & Old Lace.
Weddings can be delicious, and among the vendors
attending Sundays Expo offering catering services were
Simply Sweet (shown here), Birch Lake Cakes and
Wisconsin Street Hall.

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