Charlevoix approves $15,014 for deer cull
CHARLEVOIX — Within the next three months, Charlevoix city officials hope to execute a long-planned deer cull. The cull was developed due to several complaints from residents about garden destruction and an increasing rate of deer-car traffic accidents within the city limits. According to Charlevoix Police Chief Jill McDonnell,...
Looking Back: The Sentinel's editor Willard Smith continues to entertain
CHARLEVOIX — One hundred fifty years ago, Charlevoix Sentinel editor Willard A. Smith was not averse to injecting a little humor into his weekly Local and General news column. Dec. 6, 1873: “The peal of a rich-toned organ is very affecting, but the peel of a high-toned onion will...
Emmet County property decks out in over a million lights for 'A Small Town Christmas'
EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- UpNorthLive News Today is starting a holiday light tour across northern Michigan. One of the first stops is in Pellston. That's where you can find A Small Town Christmas on Mill Lane, and its creator James Gudakunst. Gudakunst operated a holiday light display for many...
2 men sentenced in 2020 Governor Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Two men have been sentenced for their involvement in a plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, capping off a remarkable investigation that broke into public view on the eve of the 2020 presidential election. Brian Higgins was sentenced to 36 months of probation. Higgins pleaded guilty...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.22 and $3.25 in Charlevoix as of 2023-12-07. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Greensky Hill continues 'The Gift of Being Present' series
CHARLEVOIX — The community is welcome at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 to "The Gift of Being Present: Being Present with Peace" featuring Advent Candle Lighting, carols, songs, and prayers in Anishinaabemowin and English, and a meditation on Mark 1:1-8 with worship pastor Sharon Osterhouse, and a video by The Work of the People.
Antrim County approves $17M affordable housing project amidst rental struggles
ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- An Antrim County workforce housing development is moving forward. The Antrim County board of commissioners voted 4-to-1 to approve the $17 million Bellaire Lofts project. Rebirth in Leland: Long-closed Bluebird Restaurant set for transformative revival. The Lofts is a 50-unit development for those with income...
MI harbor springs's Most Loveable Puppies Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around harbor springs.
Local Residents Invited: City Council to Discuss 2024 Budget and Capital Improvements Plan on December 11
City Council is holding a public hearing on the Proposed 2024 Budget on Monday, December 11 @ 7 pm. Please see the below presentation on the 2024 Budget and the 2024-2029 Capital Improvements Plan, which will be reviewed and discussed at the December 11 Council meeting.Visit here for more details.
Up North Lowdown, Ep. 36: Court, crude and composers
In an Antrim County courtroom on Thursday, two men were sentenced for roles in the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. And we break down a recent decision to advance the controversial Line 5 tunnel project beneath the Straits of Mackinac, after a crucial — but not final — approval on Dec. 1.
Petoskey District Library hosting winter coat drive
PETOSKEY — Each December, the Petoskey District Library thinks about different ways they can give back to the community. This year, they want to help people who may need a little extra warmth. The library is currently hosting a coat drive, which is accessible in the foyer right by the entrance. People...
Sign of the times: 2023 PNR All-Area Football Team highlights passing game
It’s a sign of the times when even around Northern Michigan, the amount of high school football pass catches out-weigh the number of rushers on the annual Petoskey News-Review All-Area Football Team. Actually, for the first time in a while around Emmet and Charlevoix Counties, there was no 1,000-yard...
A Night on the Town
The impact of events like Ladies’ and Men’s Night in the holiday season. Along with festive parties with friends and goofy Christmas sweaters, the annual shopping sprees often known as Ladies’ Night or Men’s Night have become traditions during the holiday season. Northern Express checked with several northern Michigan communities to see how these events are celebrated and what kind of impact they make on local downtown communities.
Char-Em gets grant for Street STEM program
NORTHERN MICHIGAN — New technology will be coming to the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District's Street STEM trailer after the program received a grant from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. Focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the Street STEM Initiative was awarded $7,500. The money will be used to purchase magnetic levitation kits and bring them into the schools. ...
Pair of Charlevoix football standouts earn AP All-State honors
LANSING — When you put the kind of success on the field like the Charlevoix football team has, there’s usually some standout players behind it. Behind four straight years of eight-win campaigns and a four-year stretch of no more than two losses in a season, there’s certainly been some pretty great Rayder players who have helped reshape the program.
$10M Federal Grant Secured for New Charlevoix-Beaver Island Ferry
The Michigan Department of Transportation has been awarded $10,000,000 in federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding to build a new passenger ferry between Charlevoix and Beaver Island, Michigan. Read the full story by WWTV-TV – Cadillac, MI.Visit here for more details.
Here Is Where You Need To Go To Experience Michigan’s Best Winery
I never really drank wine until I met my wife Lindsey and her family who introduced it to me with plenty of heavy pours at Sunday dinners. Fast forward years later our house is now a giant storage unit for all the wine we bought on trips up north to Michigan's wine country.
Boyne City boys get first win for new head coach Jensen; PHS hockey wins again
GRAYLING — It took a few games to get it in, but the first win of the season for the Boyne City boys basketball team came Friday on the road at Grayling. It also came as first-year head coach Robby Jensen’s first victory leading the Ramblers and also the Lake Michigan Conference opener for Boyne.
The Holiday Spirits
Local distilleries share their origin stories and seasonal recipes. These days, cocktail menus are moving from vodka-laden lemonades and beach-friendly rum punches to sharper drinks, pairing gin and whiskey with citrus and syrup to create concoctions more appropriate to sweater weather and tree stand sipping. Winter is coming on quick, and while you’re pulling the hats, scarves, and gloves out of the closet, have you considered the holiday status of your home bar? Or thought about what might be the best bottle to gift this season?
Boys Junior Varsity Basketball beats Ellsworth 39 – 37
The JV Boys Basketball team traveled to Ellsworth on Thursday night for their first game of the season. The Comets beat the Lancers 39-37. Tanyon Pierce 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal. Ben Strittmater 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals. Kyle Valot 6 points, 8 rebounds,...