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Three Mackinaw City Hotels Accused of Tricking Guests Reach Settlement With Michigan

Three hotels in Mackinaw City accused of tricking guests into booking rooms at closed establishments have reached a settlement with the Michigan Attorney General's office. In February of this year, the Lieghio family, which owns several hotel properties in Northern Michigan, was accused of pulling a basic bait and switch maneuver. Patrons were essentially tricked into booking rooms at hotels that were advertised online, but then upon arrival were forced into rooms at other hotels, sometimes with fewer amenities.
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Charlevoix Public Library announces summer events

CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix Public Library recently announced its upcoming July calendar of events. For more information, contact the Charlevoix Public Library at 231-237-7340 or email or visit the Jazz @ the Library: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays in July and August in the Children's Garden, the community room...
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Michigan Attorney General settles dispute with Mackinaw City hotel family

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel accused the Lieghio family hotel owners of unlawful business practices in February. The settlement, filed Tuesday, applies to more than 25 hotels and two family-operated websites. The Lieghio businesses deny violating the Michigan Consumer Protection Act, but agree to refrain from unfair or deceptive business...
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End-of-year Murder Mystery weekend coming to Walloon

WALLOON LAKE — Hotel Walloon and the national touring company of Keith & Margo’s Murder Mystery Weekend have finalized plans to conduct the first in a series of annual Murder Mystery Weekend events in Walloon Lake and have scheduled the first one for Friday-Sunday, Nov. 4-6. The weekend of mystery and crime-solving will follow one of mystery writers Keith O’Leary and Margo Morrison's twisting plots. The events will begin with a Friday evening cocktail reception in the Hotel Lobby when guests meet their fellow sleuths along with incognito actors posing as guests. The mystery plays out through the weekend at meal times and finishes on Sunday when the solution is revealed. The three-day, two-night weekend package includes hotel accommodations and amenities, meals, and the Murder Mystery Weekend adventure.

Tough Jobs: Mackinac Island – Mackinac Wheels

Whitney Amann and videographer Josh Monroe continue their four-part series of Tough Jobs on Mackinac Island at Mackinac Wheels with how they keep the island moving. With no cars allowed — you have three ways to get around: by foot, by horse or by bike. One of the most...

Dairy Zone in Petoskey reopens under new ownership

PETOSKEY — After closing down nearly one year ago, Dairy Zone on M-119 has reopened under new ownership. Charis Larson and Suzanne Sipe, owners of Snickerdoodlz at 2170 Anderson Road, were looking to open a second frozen yogurt location, when they had the opportunity to purchase Dairy Zone and made the decision to pivot to ice cream.

Rochester man arrested for DWI with child in car on Thruway

Brutus, N.Y. — A Rochester man faces charges for driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law, following a traffic stop on the New York State Thruway. New York State Police pulled over a vehicle in Brutus, Cayuga County around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday for a traffic violation. The driver, Paul Mason,...

Cheboygan Main Street: It takes many to make a community thrive

Having been born and raised in Cheboygan, I have always loved our Main Street. It has always been a place to go for a walk, enjoy parades, and see your neighbors and friends. Unfortunately, not long ago our Main Street went through a tough few years. Empty buildings were beginning to overtake our downtown, and I think we all got a little bit concerned. Then something happened. We brought it back! People have shown up, stepped up, and brought Main Street back to the vibrant, lovely place it was always meant to be. We weren’t going to let it keep slipping downhill. In the last couple of years people have been investing not only their money but their hearts into Main Street, myself included.