June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Happenings

Final ‘Are You Geocacher Enough?’ Road Rally Saturday

Since 2008 one weekend in June hundreds of geocaching enthusiasts have taken to to the wooded area in and around Roscommon County for the annual “Are You Geocacher Enough? More...

Mini Houghton Lake Open

BRINGING IT HOME Sandy Egbers of the Chemical Bank team sinks her putt on 18 during the second annual Mini Houghton Lake Open at Big Lake Creamery & Mini Golf in Prudenville June 14. More...

‘Chip for Charity’ golf scramble to benefit Artesia Youth Park July 22

Artesia Youth Park will host a “Chip for Charity” golf scramble July 22 at White Deer Country Club, Prudenville.  The event opens at 9 a.m. and the 18-hole game (with cart) starts at 9:30 a.m. More...

NMCAA to host ‘spending plan’ workshop June 29 in Cadillac

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Cadillac will host a workshop on Developing a Spending Plan June 29 at 4 p.m. More...

HLHS Class of 2002 to host reunion

Members of Houghton Lake High School’s Class of 2002 are invited to a 15-year reunion planned for July 1 at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse.  All teachers and classmates from the Class of ‘02 may attend. More...

CRAF CENTER’S WARPED FLOOR REMOVED

Over the course of June 17 and 18, (below, from left) volunteer Carl Jock, Roscommon Metropolitan Recreation Authority Chair Sue Jock, volunteer and CRAF Center Trainer Jeff Bearlocher and CRAF Center Manager Pat Riss spent 23 hours each removing the More...

HLPL youth librarian traces working with children back to summer camp

“I discovered I liked working with children during summer camp,” said Christie Camaiore, 27, the new youth services librarian, whose first day on the job was June 19.  More...

Paul Byrom to perform at Playhouse tonight

The music of Irish tenor Paul Byrom will fill the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse tonight (Thursday).  An original member of the popular singing group Celtic Thunder, Byrom has been hailed as one of Ireland’s premier tenors.  Doors More...

TOPS recognizes weight losses, meets weekly

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 1299, Higgins Lake, recently honored members who achieved significant weight losses in 2016.  Sheryl Stephenson was recognized as the best loser for 2016. Debra Mowery received second place honors.  More...

Yard sale Friday, Saturday at RAHS

The Roscommon Area Historical Society will hold its annual yard sale this week.  The sale will be held Friday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m to noon. More...

RASH 5K set for July 1

Run Amer­ica’s Shortest Highway (or RASH) is a run/walk event being planned to raise funds for Hands for Haiti.  Organizer Dr. More...

Aquatic Invasive Species ‘landing blitz’ July 1 at Higgins Lake

Volunteers from the Higgins Lake Property Owners Association will be manning the Boat Wash Station just outside the North Higgins Lake State Park July 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  More...

July 3 blood drive at Houghton Lake

An American Red Cross Blood Drive is planned at St. John Luther­an Church, Houghton Lake, July 3.  The blood drive will run from 12:30 to 5:45 p.m. St. More...

Vineyard competing at National Junior High Rodeo

Alyssa Vineyard, an eighth grader at Roscommon High School, has earned a position on the Michigan National Junior High rodeo team.  She traveled with her teammates to Lebanon, TN, June 18-24 to compete at the 13th annual National Junior High Fin More...

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MSP Youth Leadership Academy looking for teens from area

Michigan State Police are looking for 20 young men from the Houghton Lake Post area to participate in this year’s Michigan State Police Youth Leadership Academy (MSPYLA).  Attendance is free, and the program is funded through the federal E More...

Class of 1992 plans 25th reunion

Houghton Lake High School Class of 1992 will hold its 25th reunion July 21.  A get-together is planned at the Back Door Saloon beginning at 7 p.m.  For information, contact Michelle   (Hoetger) Easton at (313) 350- 1397 or measton111@y More...

CHA approves $5.8 million budget

In preparation for the 2017-18 academic year, the Charlton Heston Academy Board of Directors passed the upcoming year’s budget at a June 13 meeting.  The budget includes $5,411,950 in expenses and $5,802,383 in revenues, with excess revenu More...

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway

June 16 results  4 CAR DASH  Micro: James Jordan, Xavier Rizzi, Conner Noffsinger, Landon Collins, Carter Noffsinger, Isabelle Lalonde  JR Sport: Brayden Goddard, Trace Reay, Joe Stanley, Dylan Cockrell  JR Stock: Dylan Vermilyea, More...

Vick basketball camps begin next week

Young basketball enthusiasts will have several opportunities to improve their skills this summer with camps offered by Coach Mark Vick.  Camps are planned for June, July and August.  More...

ALL STATE WHITE CAPS ON DISPLAY

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HLCE AWARDED CLASSROOM MAKEOVER GRANT

Houghton Lake Community Education teacher Ms. Theresa McMunigal’s class recently received a $300 MEEMIC Classroom Makeover Grant from Engels Agency. The grant was used to purchase 76 new books for McMunigal’s classroom library. More...

NEW YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN

Christie Camaiore began her job as youth services librarian at the Houghton Lake Public Library June 19. Camaiore, a graduate of CMU, previously served as youth services librarian in Clare and Harrison.  (Photo by Thomas Reznich)   More...

‘Locals’ help make 68th Annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival a ‘good year’

With “short notice” of the 68th Annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival taking place a month earlier this summer, President Scott Marshall called this year’s festival, which was held June 15-18, “a good year.”  More...

‘Elvis’ to perform at Houghton Lake Center June 26

Jake Slater, otherwise known as “Elvis” is back in the building and will perform at the Roscommon County Commission on Aging Houghton Lake Center June 26.  This two-hour show is an encore performance as he appeared at the center last More...

Rustic Hearts, sticky buns at Wellington June 24

The opening concert for the 2017 season at Wellington Farm, U.S.A., will be presented June 24 by Rustic Hearts, a folk music duo from the Boyne City area that has captured the hearts of folk music lovers all across Northern and Central Michigan.  More...

Rummage sale Friday, Saturday at Roscommon VFW

Roscommon VFW Post 4159 will hold its annual rummage sale June 23 and 24.  The sale will run Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. More...

Master Gardener class to begin in West Branch

For those who love gardening, want to learn more about it and are interested in volunteer opportunities working with others, the Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Program may be the answer.  More...

Chmielewski earns first place in Kirtland’s warbler calendar contest

The 2017-18 Kirtland’s Warbler Young Artists Calendar is now available and the cover features a drawing by Roscommon Middle School student Ashley Chmielewski.  More...

INTERACT CLUB GETTING THE BOOT

The Houghton Lake Rotary Interact Club donated $250 from its Local Project Fund to Friends for Safe Schools to assist the group with its “Safety Boot” program for Houghton Lake High School. More...

‘BOOTED’

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office and Gerrish Township Police have been accepting sponsorships for security boots that have been installed in school buildings throughout the county. More...

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