August 7, 2008 RSS feed / Happenings

Merritt celebrates 100th birthday

The little country town of Merritt had a big birthday party Sunday. Hundreds of area residents and guests gathered for the town's Centennial Celebration. More...

Roscommon artist designs Cherry Festival note card

A work of art by Rebecca Socia of Roscommon was one of four chosen by Traverse City's National Cherry Festival to be printed on souvenir note cards. More...

RARSP plan Aug. 19 meeting

Information on Blue Cross Blue Shield will be the topic of the Roscommon Chapter of Retired School Personnel's Aug. 19 meeting. The meeting will be held at the AmVets Hall, 8009 AuSable Road, Higgins Lake, off of Old US 27. More...

Virgil Baker slated for Aug. 17 dance

Scheduled for one of The Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse's Sunday dances is Virgil Baker and The Just For Fun Band. Slated for Aug. 17, the band will play from 3 to 7 p.m. Food and beverage concessions will be available. Tickets are $10. More...

Lake women to meet

The Lake Township Women's Club will meet Aug. 13 at noon at G's Pizza. For information call Marge at 422-2216. More...

COAT MONEY FOR KIDS

Wayne Schreck, owner of PakMail, Houghton Lake, presents $315.27 to "UPS Ed" Ed Piglowski to purchase coats for kids for 2008. Schreck had offered a percentage of all UPS and FedEx shipping in July for the donation. More...

MUSIC BOX REUNION

Twenty former Music Box employees along with former owner Lee Kelly met for a reunion July 26 at the Prudenville home of Judge Michael and Kathy Baumgartner. More...

'Art de Vin' Saturday at Forest Dunes

Forest Dunes Golf Club, in cooperation with Enchante Art Gallery, will host its first Art de Vin, a celebration of Michigan art, wine, hops and harvest. More...

Garden club to visit Dow Gardens

The Kirtland Garden Club will travel to Dow Gardens in Midland Aug. 18. Members will meet in the Houghton Lake K-mart parking lot at 9 a.m. There is an admission fee. Call Carol for information at 366-4427. More...

Growing Strong

Lots of sun, water and daily care have made the small (15 x 20 foot) garden next to the Maxi Muffler Shop in Prudenville productive this season, and gardener Basil Ciaramitaro has been more than willing to share its bounty with customers, friends a More...

Merritt Centennial

HOME OF THE HOOTENANNY Merritt Golden Agers perform a song while enroute in the Merritt Centennial parade. The Merritt Golden Agers meet at the senior center, 5833 East Lotan Road, just south of Merritt. For information, call (231) 328-4534. More...

Roscommon County Fair

VELCRO WALL Teanna Zigila chuckles at Kyle Bates' pose on the velcro wall on opening night of the Roscommon County Fair Aug. 1. Bates and other members of the Gerrish Township Fire Department's Explorer post staffed the safety house at the fair. More...

Merritt has long rural history

Throughout the afternoon, in between musical sets, various Merritt residents presented "snippets of history," which had been researched and compiled by Sara Nettle and others. For example, on Sept. More...

All star softball contest benefits county Habitat

The Markey Township ball fields will be home to an all star game Aug. 12 during the 16th annual Habitat for Humanity Benefit Softball Game. More...

'Quiet sports' part of Higgins Awareness Day

Quiet sports activities and demonstrations will be an added attraction at the 19th annual Higgins Lake Awareness Day, scheduled for Saturday at the MacMullan Conference Center, Higgins Lake. More...

Wellington 'free fair,' murder mystery planned for August

Wellington Farm, USA, will play host to the third annual Wellington "Free Fair" Aug. 9. More...

Seniors to meet at Booner's

The Roscommon Senior Singles will meet for dinner at Booner's Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m. For information call Angie at 366-9865. More...

Roscommon museums plan 'A Browse into History'

This Saturday at 2 p.m., the Roscommon Area Historical Society will host "A Browse into History" at the Gallimore Boarding House and the Richardson School at 404 Lake St. (M-18) in Roscommon. More...

HISTORICAL DONATION

The Wal-Mart Foundation, through the Houghton Lake Super Wal-Mart Store, donated $1,000 to the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society last week. More...

COFFEE DONATIONS

Instead of paying the restaurant, regular morning customers who show up for coffee at the Houghton Lake Big Boy throw their coffee money into a collection jar for local charities since October of 2007. More...

ACT NOW to meet Aug. 11

Gerrish Township's Advisory Community Team- Neighbors on Watch will meet Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Gerrish Township Hall. More...

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