State Park To Celebrate Colonial Christmas
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These harbor springs, MI based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around harbor springs..
Cheboygan Hospitality Night to return Thursday
CHEBOYGAN — A night of shopping, walking and chatting is in the books for Cheboygan's Hospitality Night, hosted by the Cheboygan Main Street and Downtown Development Authority. Scheduled from 3-8 p.m. on Dec. 7, Hospitality Night welcomes people to downtown Cheboygan where different stores will have a variety of...
Cheboygan welcomes the holiday season with Parade of Lights
CHEBOYGAN — Cheboygan's Main Street was transformed into a holiday avenue of lights, music and cheer on Saturday, Dec. 2 as the community gathered to celebrate the annual Cheboygan Parade of Lights. The parade, comprised of about 30 floats, began at Court Street and continued through downtown Cheboygan along...
Good Day Northern Michigan, Tuesday Dec. 5
The Mail a Smile Project helps schools in Michigan send homemade cards to senior care facilities in their area. This project takes place every December during the holiday season. Founder Josie Fairbanks tells us more. Camp Daggett in Petoskey is hosting S’mores with Santa, featuring a winter scavenger hunt, cookie...
Enchanted Trail returns with winter night hikes, yurt bar, bonfires at Northern Michigan resort
HARBOR SPRINGS, MI - The Enchanted Trail winter adventure at The Highlands at Harbor Springs has been drawing night-hike fans for a few years now. This year, there will be new surprises for people who take the winding pathways past trees decorated with all kinds of lights to lead the way.
Unveiling the History of Anne’s Tablet: A Local Landmark on Mackinac Island
Constance Fenimore Woolson, a 19th-century author from Cleveland, is commemorated on Michigan's Mackinac Island. The memorial, Anne’s Tablet, is a bronze plaque on a bluff near Fort Mackinac. It recognizes Woolson for her novel, “Anne,” which depicts her appreciation for the island. The book provides a detailed portrayal of mid-1800s life on Mackinac Island.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.99 and $3.27 in Levering as of 2023-12-05. 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 Tuesday is $3.229, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Don’t Worry About Grinch Stealing Xmas, He’s Been Arrested
For those of you in Michigan who had any concerns about the Grinch stealing Christmas in the Great Lakes State, no worries he has been arrested. Recently the story of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" turned 65 years old. The classic holiday story was written by Theodor "Dr. Suess" Geisel in 1957 not long after creating "The Cat in the Hat."
A Colonial Christmas
Christmas is coming to Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City on Dec. 9. Storytellers will bring to life the stories of the old trading post, including a retelling of the first Christmas at Mackinac in 1679. Also true to life in the 18th century, the church at Ste. Anne’s will be prepared for Christmas Mass as it would have been in the days of yore. (Though the church itself is a reconstruction built on the original location of the chapel in 1873, its roots date back all the way to the early 1700s.) The whole family can enjoy historic games on the Parade Ground plus craft stations to make something special to take home. And don’t miss the seasonal treats and snacks available throughout the fort. The holiday tradition starts at 3:30pm and runs until 6:30pm. Tickets are $11 for adults; $7 for children ages 5-12; and free for children four and under. Find more details at mackinacparks.com.
Skiers take on opening weekend at Nub's Nob
HARBOR SPRINGS — Skiers and snowboarders alike took to Nub's Nob for their first day of the season on Friday, Dec. 1. On a cloudy day, they strapped on their finest winter gear and hit the slopes, making their first runs of the season. ...
Petoskey welcomes holiday season
PETOSKEY — Downtown Petoskey was crowded with families, music and festive fun on Friday night during the annual Holiday Open House. Starting with holiday music from Michelle Chenard, Petoskey Mayor John Murphy later invited Santa up on stage to help light the city’s Christmas tree in Pennsylvania Park. ...
Emmet County DPW announces rate increases
EMMET COUNTY — Starting Jan. 1, the Emmet County Department of Public Works (DPW) rates will increase at the Pleasantview Drop-Off Center for organics, bulky recycling items and garbage. According to a press release, the model of the department takes into account the relationship between the costs of garbage relative to recycling. Through...
The players to watch out for during the 2023-24 Cheboygan area girls basketball campaign
CHEBOYGAN – The Cheboygan area girls basketball regular season is getting underway this week. With Cheboygan, Inland Lakes, Mackinaw City, Onaway, Pellston and Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy each ready to compete in games, let’s break down the Cheboygan area players to watch out for during the 2023-24 season. CHEBOYGAN ...
The Enchanted Trail: Celebrating Community and Resilience in Harbor Springs
As the winter season wraps Harbor Springs in a snowy embrace, The Highlands celebrates its 60th anniversary with the return of The Enchanted Trail. This resplendent event, set against the backdrop of glistening snow, offers residents and visitors alike a chance to experience a 1.5-mile night hike through a forest bedecked with interactive light displays. Designed for families and winter enthusiasts, the event includes a midpoint yurt bar offering warm beverages, complemented by the comfort of bonfires in a winter garden area. Running through February on select dates, this anniversary event promises a blend of leisure, excitement, and tradition.
Northern Michigan Christmas trees arrive in Chicago to spread holiday cheer
CHICAGO, Ill., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The U.S. Coard Guard Cutter Mackinaw helped provide Christmas cheer to those in Chicago this weekend. The cutter carried around 1,200 trees from the Cheboygan area to be distributed to families in need in the Windy City. Prior story: Several Christmas trees begin their journey from...
Team basketball continues to get it done for Petoskey boys
PETOSKEY — It takes a team. That might just be the motto of the Petoskey boys basketball program even more so this season. Household names don’t make up the roster like past years, there are no players that’ll regularly drop 30 on any given night. But, a group that can win games together? Absolutely.
Library Lines: Come play reindeer games in Cheboygan
Live reindeer will be prancing to the library 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. This is a unique opportunity to see these gentle creatures up close. Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot cocoa while you admire the reindeer outside the library. These magical creatures are quite comfortable and content in the seasonably cool weather. The Friends of the Library will be inside offering a free book to youth through their Gift of Reading program. Be sure to stop by on Sunday afternoon for this free event open to all.
More than 2 months after his disappearance, there's still no sign of David Moffett
Editor's Note: The online version of this article has been updated with information from Matt Blythe regarding early search efforts. PELLSTON — Emmet County Sheriff Pete Wallin met with community members on Tuesday night in Pellston to address concerns regarding the disappearance of David Moffett, a 70-year-old Center Township resident with Alzheimer's. Moffett was...
Embracing the Future: Emmet County's Innovative 4-H Club and the Evolution of Youth Programs
Emmet County Extension, a branch of Iowa State University Outreach, is embarking on a new journey in youth development with the launch of a unique 4-H club. This innovative initiative allows the youth to actively participate in shaping the club's future, fostering leadership and a sense of ownership. Katelyn Herzberg takes the helm as club president, guiding the club toward a diverse range of activities that go beyond traditional agricultural projects to include STEM, civic engagement, and more. The club's first meeting is slated for December 6 at 3:45 PM, marking the beginning of what is hoped to be a fertile ground for nurturing the aspirations and talents of Emmet County's youth.
Michigan’s Oldest General Store is About to Turn 90 Years Old
One of the oldest General Stores in America is in a tiny Michigan town near Lake Michigan. You'll find the Good Hart General Store in the "downtown" area of Good Hart, Michigan. The Good Hart General Store actually has a Harbor Springs, Michigan address. Harbor Springs in Emmet County, is a tiny town with an estimated population of less than 1,300 residents. We were unable to find population estimates for the Good Hart community. According to the Good Hart General Store website, this adorable little store has only had 2 owners in the last 90 years,