East Jordan, MI


Stunning Shingle-Style Seaside Cottage on Walloon Lake

This magnificent shingle-style home is as suited to its lot on Walloon Lake as it would be on the New England coast, where the classic 19th-Century style was born. Take a look inside + learn about the building resources below. This article first appeared in Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine. Find...
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Bliss is back: Blissfest returns with 40th annual festival next week

HARBOR SPRINGS — Thousands of people are getting ready to come together and celebrate folk art and music with the return of the Blissfest Music Festival. The 40th annual Blissfest Music Festival kicks off next week July 8-10 near Cross Village. This year's celebratory 40th anniversary also marks its return following two years of pandemic caused cancellations.  ...
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Kalkaska man arrested for LSD possession

KALKASKA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Kalkaska man has been arrested for possession of narcotics, Michigan State Police say. Kevin Peterson, 43, has been arraigned for one count possession of narcotics less than 25 grams, one count possession schedule 5 LSD and one count driving while license suspended. Peterson's bond...

Charlevoix Public Schools Accepting Bids for 2022-23 Building Trades Home

Charlevoix Public Schools is accepting bids for its 2022-23 building trades home. Each year, students in the district build a house to gain skills in the workforce and build relationships. After the house is complete, it goes up for auction and is transported to the winning bidder on the property they choose. The buyer will be responsible for transportation costs, depending on distance and route.

Petoskey authorities search for missing 14-year-old runaway

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Petoskey Department of Public Safety is currently asking for the public's help in finding a missing runaway juvenile. Olivia Benjamin, 14, is 5 feet 6 inches tall and has reddish-brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on June 26...

Kalkaska Man Arrested for Possession of Narcotics, LSD

A Kalkaska man has been arrested for possession of narcotics and LSD, according to Michigan State Police. On Thursday, a trooper from the Michigan State Police Houghton Lake Post stopped a car for an equipment violation on M-72 near North Orange Street in Kalkaska, MSP says. During the stop, the trooper found narcotics and LSD in Kevin Peterson’s, 43, possession. He was then arrested.

Petoskey Dept. of Public Safety Searching for Petoskey Runaway

The Petoskey Department of Public Safety is asking for help finding a missing 14-year-old from Petoskey. Olivia Benjamin, 14, is considered a runaway and was last seen leaving Charlevoix Estates around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to the Petoskey Department of Public Safety. Benjamin is approximately 5-foot-six, weighs 110 pounds...

Petoskey District Library Celebrating Pride Month Through Summer Community Read Program

In celebration of Pride Month and the Stonewall Riots, the Petoskey District Library is beginning their Summer Community Read Program while celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. The library will be reading “Last Night at the Telegraph Club,” which is about a young Asian-American woman discovering and accepting herself for who she is as a lesbian in 1950’s San Francisco. The reading will also feature members of the LGBTQ Alliance of Petoskey to be a part of a book discussion after the reading.

Tour Seven Charming Omena Gardens On Thursday June 30

Omena Garden Walk 2022 — which include the private gardens of Omena residents — takes place rain or shine tomorrow, June 30 from 11am to 4pm. Tickets can be purchased at any of the gardens on the day of the event, for $20 (cash or check only). This...

Char-Em ISD among grant awardees for creating innovative Project Based Learning experiences

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, along with state environmental and workforce leaders, announced 16 K-12 institutions, school districts and educational partnerships have been awarded $205,028 to develop Great Lakes-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational programs for students. These grants build on the governor’s educational budget proposal, which includes the highest per-student investment, $1 billion...