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23rd Annual Charlevoix Summer Art Show features arts, crafts

CHARLEVOIX — The annual Charlevoix Summer Art Show kicked off the season last weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26. The show featured a mix of art and crafts displayed in East Park on Round Lake in downtown Charlevoix. Participating artists were selected to ensure a well-rounded show with many fun and unique items on display, as noted by the host organization, the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce.  Contact reporter Annie Doyle at This article originally appeared on The Petoskey News-Review: 23rd Annual Charlevoix Summer Art Show features arts, crafts
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Have You Seen The Marvelous Mushroom Houses in Michigan?

Have you seen these mushroom houses in northern Michigan?. Charlevoix is a gorgeous little town that sits on the coast of Lake Michigan. Recently, and quite randomly, a Facebook post from detailing "21 Epic Things to Do in Charlevoix MI for Summer, Spring or Fall" happened to pop up on my feed.
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Michigan man sentenced to jail, probation after threatening to decapitate judge

OTSEGO COUNTY, Mich. (FOX 2) - A Michigan man will spend time in jail after authorities say he threatened to decapitate a judge and challenged him to a duel. Jonathan Brisson, 32, of Vanderbilt, was sentenced this week to 12 months in jail with credit for 100 days time served, and two years of probation. He also cannot have contact with Otsego County Circuit Court Chief Judge Colin G. Hunter, and must undergo mental health treatment.
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Walloon Lake Association Installs Two New Boat Washing Stations at Walloon Lake

The Walloon Lake Association has installed two new boat-washing stations along Walloon Lake, addressing an environmental concern that impacts the entire region. The new stations are put in place to help with the spread of invasive water species, which has impacted the region for years. In 2019, it became Michigan law that boaters must ensure plants and aquatic organisms are free of their boats and trailers when transporting them.

Brewvine: Location and Libations at Mackinaw Trail Winery in Petoskey

For this week’s Brewvine, Whitney Amann and chief photojournalist Jeremy Erickson take us to check out the location and libations at Mackinaw Trail Winery in Petoskey. “I know people are starting to wanting to get back out there, finally get back with their friends and family and finally get married and celebrate all together again. So we definitely do still have openings this year and then we are still available for 2023 as well.”

Gaylord City Council requests additional relief funds

OTSEGO COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) – The Gaylord City Council is asking the state for $250,000 to help cover the costs from last month's tornado. While that may seem like a lot of money its barley makes a dent in overall expenses. The total cost of cleanup was initially projected...

Step Back in Time By Owning This Quaint Historic Bellaire Inn: Look Inside

The historic Inn at Breezy Hill Farms is looking for a new innkeeper, and for just $1.4 million, the job is yours. Situated in what Country Living Magazine considers one of the "Best Lake Towns in the U.S.", the Inn at Breezy Hill Farms is as quaint as can be and reminiscent of a more relaxed simple time. It's hard to believe someone would be willing to part with such a slice of Americana, but it's on the market just waiting for someone to continue on with the successful inn, or make the change to a private residence.

PHOTOS: Peacock wanders into Michigan EMS station

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mich. - A group of paramedics and EMTs were surprised with an unexpected visitor to their station on Wednesday evening. Mobile Medical Response says a peacock wandered into their station in Grayling around 7 p.m. With the help of Facebook and the community, the peacock was able to...

Vanderbilt Man Sentenced for Making Death Threats Against Otsego County Chief Judge

A Vanderbilt man was sentenced for making death threats against an Otsego County Chief Judge on social media, according to Attorney General Dana Nessel in a release Thursday. In January, Jonathan Brisson, 32, of Vanderbilt was charged with communicating a false threat of terrorism, a 20-year-felony, after he threatened Otsego County Circuit Court Judge Colin G. Hunter on Facebook.

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.

Harbor Springs partners with historical society to keep Blackbird Museum open

HARBOR SPRINGS — A building deeded to the city of Harbor Springs will remain open, thanks to the joint efforts of the city and local historical society. The Andrew J. Blackbird Museum — deeded to the city in 1964 — was the home of Blackbird, also known as "Black Hawk," from 1858 until his death in 1908. Blackbird was an Odawa tribe leader, historian and author.