August 14, 2008 RSS feed / Happenings

Art de Vin draws more than 200

The first Art de Vin event, celebrating Michigan's art, wine, hops and harvest, drew more than 230 people Saturday to Forest Dunes Golf Club near Roscommon. More...

Chicken cook-off to benefit ARK

T-Man's Platinum Entertainment and The Family Bar will host a barbecue chicken cook-off Aug. 23 in support of the Association to Rescue Kritters. Organizers hope the fund-raiser will become an annual event. More...

Old 27 tour to pass through county

A motor tour along Old US-27 will make its way through Roscommon County next week, as a five-day, 11-city tour starts in Coldwater Aug. 19 and ends up in Cheboygan Aug. 24. More...

PASSING OF THE GAVEL

A Houghton Lake Rotary "passing of the gavel" ceremony recently took place transferring presidential responsibilities from 2007-08 Rotary President Carolyn Krompetz (left) to 2008-09 Rotary President Denise MacKenzie. More...

PATIENCE PAYS OFF

Larry Keyes of Roscommon displays the photo he entered in the Roscommon County Fair exhibits. Keys won a first place blue ribbon and a Best of Show ribbon for his photograph of a mallard duck at sunset. More...

Blood drive scheduled in Roscommon

A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for Aug. 25 at the First Congregational Church on George Street in Roscommon. Hours will be noon to 5:45 p.m. More...

PAVILION PROJECT

Houghton Lake Rotary Club members, Markey Township officials and resident donors to the project to build a new pavilion in Truman Gardner Park (next to the township hall) assemble in front of the fruits of their labor Monday. More...

Former G-H teacher to speak to Roscommon historians

Roscommon Area Historical Society member Douglas Wallace will present the program at the society's Aug. 19 meeting at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Gallimore Boarding House, 404 Lake St., Roscommon. More...

Socia to teach watercolor class

Becky Socia of Roscommon, whose art work was selected for Traverse City Cherry Festival note cards, will teach a class on beginning watercolor techniques at the Roscommon Art Center. Classes will be held from 2-5 p.m. More...

Baker to perform at Playhouse

Virgil Baker and the Just For Fun Band will return to the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse Aug. 17 for a 3 to 7 p.m. performance. The Sunday dance is $10 per person. The Playhouse is next to the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce. More...

Taste of Roscommon County part of donor appreciation fete

The fifth annual Taste of Roscommon County, sponsored by the Roscommon County Community Foundation, will be held Aug. More...

RIDING FOR AWARENESS

Members of the Forgotten Eagles Chapter 3 veterans and POW-MIA awareness group of Mt. Pleasant ride up Emery Road near Houghton Lake Friday after placing a wreath in honor of veterans at the Houghton Lake American Legion Hall. More...

ROTARY CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Houghton Lake Rotary Past President Tom Moreau (right) presents the 2008 Citizen of the Year award to Jim Debo, Prudenville. More...

Klein to walk from Paradise to Hell for Hospice next month

It's official. The walk is on for Clayton Klein. The 89-year-old is set to embark Sept. 6 on his fourth annual Walk for Michigan Hospice. More...

K of C to host Texas Hold'em events

The Knights of Columbus Council 6593 and the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a series of Texas Hold'em events through the fall. Held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Roscommon, the dates of the tournaments are Aug. More...

Supreme president to visit DOES drove Aug. 17-21

BPO DOES Supreme President Belinda J. Puckett will visit the Houghton-Higgins Lake Drove 149 Aug. 17-21 and speak at the status dinner Aug. 19 at the Elks Lodge. More...

INSTALLED AS DISTRICT GOVERNOR

Houghton Lake Rotarian Robert Gandolfi was installed as Rotary District 6290 Governor June 30. More...

Art Center announces classes

The Roscommon Art Center will hold new art classes beginning Aug. 22. All classes are being taught by well qualified experienced art teachers. Offered will be classes for adults in basic drawing and color, starting Sept. More...

Genealogical society to host fund-raisers for research center

The Roscommon County Genealogical Society will host a rummage sale and a "big book bonanza" Aug. 15-16 at Denton Township's Old Stone Building. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. More...

Sheriff's Posse welcomes Da Yoopers

The Roscommon County Sheriff's Department Mounted Division's fourth annual summertime music concert was set to take place Aug. 13 at Roscommon High School. The Sheriff's Posse welcomed Da Yoopers at 7 p.m. The ticket hotline is (800) 205-7174. More...

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