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More information about the Fall Festival can be obtained by visiting the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce website.
CHEBOYGAN - On Sunday, Oct. 8, Dale and Connie Rieger, along with Keith Knecht, will be leading a kayak tour of Duncan Bay shipwrecks. It will take place during the Cheboygan Fall Festival Weekend, a weekend that is guaranteed to provide three days of fun for the entire family Oct. 6-8. The tour wil
Better Breathers group returns to Cheboygan
CHEBOYGAN - VitalCare Home Medical Equipment of McLaren Northern Michigan recently announced the return of Better Breathers, a COPD and CPAP Support Group. "This is a great opportunity for people in the community to come together to learn and support each other in their health," said Heidi Knott, RR
Local students to ride for St. Jude
CHEBOYGAN - This year's annual bike-a-thon for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9-11 a.m. at Gordon Turner Park in Cheboygan. A rain date has been set for Saturday, Sept. 30 in case of inclement weather. Riders are expected from Bishop Baraga, East
Daughters of Isabella Circle meets
Minutes and bills were read and approved. There currently are 29 members. Attending as a guest was Diane Shay. Diane Struzik and Diane Laseck reported on their attendance at the State Daughters of Isabella meeting held June 6 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. There are only 18 circles and 325 l
Health care provider wins quality award, adds locations
Alcona Health Center, a health care provider with clinics around Northern Michigan, recently announced its receipt of a quality service award from the federal government, along with the addition of two Emmet County locations to its network. The provider received a Quality Health Care Award, which in
Township PD kept busy with drunk driving arrests
TUSCARORA TOWNSHIP- Two people were arrested by the Tuscarora Township Police Department last week for drunk driving. Tuscarora Township Police Chief Gordon Temple said his officers were dispatched to northbound I-75 on Sept. 14 at 10:01 p.m. for a blue Chevy Silverado that was all over the roadway
Scarecrow contest to be held during upcoming FallFest
CHEBOYGAN - As part of the upcoming FallFest, which takes place Oct. 6-8, Cheboygan will hold a Downtown Cheboygan Scarecrow Contest. The contest is open to all school groups, organizations and businesses, and participants are asked to build their scarecrows on a post, pole or broom so they can be e
Our View -- Weekly kudos to the community
Here's our weekly look at the people, organizations and businesses that make Charlevoix and Emmet counties a great place to live. Pedal for Concord Congratulations to John Curtis and Jon Mon on completing a 1,000 mile cycling tour around Lake Michigan in order to raise funds for the Concord Academy
Northern Michigan fall highway cleanup starts Saturday
Volunteers will soon be scouring the roadsides looking for trash during the year's final Adopt-A-Highway pickup. Thousands of volunteers in the popular Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program will be picking up litter along highway roadsides from Saturday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Oct.
Quick Read: Firefighters see training potential in dodgeball event
Matt Mikus/News-ReviewFirefighters from departments in three counties are invited to participate in a first-ever firefighter's dodgeball tournament Saturday, Sept. 30, at North Central Michigan College gymnasium. It's a potential new tradition for firefighters throughout a three-county area of North
Quick Read: Businesses report strong showing for the summer
Although Northern Michigan's traditional tourist season showed occasional spells of cooler-than-normal weather this year, several area business operators can look back warmly on the summer when it comes to sales. Peter Fitzsimons, executive director at the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau, noted that l
New teachers join Harbor Light Christian School
HARBOR SPRINGS - Harbor Light Christian School welcomed six new teachers for the 2017-18 school year. Sara Dawley, 36, lives in Petoskey and will be teaching algebra and geometry. Dawley has eight years of teaching experience and previously taught at Merrimack High School in Merrimack, New Hampshire
GUEST COMMENTARY - Valerie Meyerson: Who are your Friends?
The following guest commentary was written by Valerie Meyerson, Library Director for the Petoskey Public Library. Libraries need Friends - it's just that simple. "Aren't we all 'Friends' of the library?" you may ask. You may all be library supporters, but to have the official title of a "Friend" one
Herald Times scores second place in national contest
GAYLORD - Gaylord Herald Times reporter Arielle Breen's multimedia story on drowning deaths in Lake Michigan earned second-place honors in a national press contest. The Herald Times scored second among all newspaper circulation sizes in the Creative Use of Multimedia category of the annual Inland Pr
Quick Read: Tennis courts dedicated after renovation project
PETOSKEY - After three years of efforts at fundraising and renovations, the lighted upper tennis court complex near Petoskey High School was dedicated on Friday. The courts, shared by the city of Petoskey and Public Schools of Petoskey, were constructed in 1972 and had fallen into serious disrepair,
'Hope begins with you'
PETOSKEY - St. Michael Academy, a local high school with traditional Catholic teachings, will soon host a blood drive with the American Red Cross. The blood drive will take place from 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, at the school at 2225 Summit Park Drive in Petoskey. For more information, o
Bar association launches informational website
Courtesy photoPictured is the homepage of the Emmet Charlevoix Bar Association's new informational website. PETOSKEY - As a service to the Northern Michigan community, the Emmet Charlevoix Bar Association has created a new website to assist the public in finding the right lawyer for any legal needs
Blood Drive Calendar: 09/17/2017
Michigan Blood Interlochen, 2-8 p.m., Sept. 18, Ric's Food Center- Blood Bus, 2048 M-137 Brethren, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 19, Brethren High School Gym, 4400 N. High Bridge Rd. Traverse City, 1-4 p.m., Sept. 19, Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Suite 101- Blood Bus, 830 Cottageview Dr. Suttons Bay
Harbor Springs wins both races at Ellsworth House on the Hill
ELLSWORTH - Coming off an overall win in the Boyne City Invitational a week ago, the Harbor Springs cross country teams got back to the course on Saturday. And back to winning too. Harbor Springs, as well as a number of other area programs took on the annual Ellsworth House on the Hill Invite, where
Petoskey Film Series to show 'The Sapphires'
PETOSKEY - The Petoskey Film Series and the Petoskey District Library will be show the Australian film "The Sapphires" at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and again on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Petoskey District Library's Carnegie Building, 451 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey. Four smart, gutsy young wome