October 23, 2008 RSS feed / Happenings

Denton receives grant funds for Trestle Park

It's been about three years since Denton Township first applied for a Michigan Natural Resource Trust Fund grant to buy Trestle Park (formerly the 123 Lake Street property) in Prudenville. More...

Comfort Suites to host 'Benefit and Safety Awareness Day'

The Comfort Suites Lakeside of Houghton Lake, in conjunction with Central Michigan University, will host "Benefit and Safety Awareness Day" Oct. 26. More...

FALL FASHION

Becky Ford models a sleeveless shirt during the Richfield Township Friends of the Library's Fall Fashion Show at the American Legion Hall in St. Helen Oct. 18. Fashions from the stores at Tanger Outlet, West Branch, were featured. More...

United Way kicks off '08-'09 fund-raising campaign

Roscommon County United Way has set a $60,000 goal for its 2008-09 campaign. The theme this fiscal year is "Live United." Several area organizations attended the kick-off at Coyles Restaurant Oct. More...

KCC theatre group plans production of 'Our Town'

The Kirtland Community College Community Theatre group is busy preparing for the April, 2009, production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Our Town," and will soon announce when open auditions will be scheduled in late January. More...

BOOK DEPOSIT

Katherine Richardson of the Houghton Lake Arts and Crafts Association (left) presents a $500 check to Houghton Lake High School Librarian Lisa Sutton for all the libraries in the district. More...

Craft bazaar planned in Moorestown

The Moorestown Craft Bazaar to take place Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants may shop for a variety of creative crafts and "Granny's Attic" items, then take in the cookie walk. A lunch will be available. More...

GRANT SUPPORTS ART

Ron Duquette, executive secretary and a trustee of the Roscommon County Community Foundation, presents a $350 Morley Foundation Fund grant to Michele Milne, Roscommon Elementary School teacher, Oct. 1. More...

Library book sale starts Nov. 15

Used books and miscellaneous items will be available at the Houghton Lake Public Library's book sale beginning Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The sale will continue through Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. More...

BEREAVEMENT GRANTS

The Roscommon County Community Foundation recently presented the Children's Bereavement Network with a $1,000 grant from the Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund and a $500 grant from the Morley Foundation Fund. More...

Snowmobile safety class scheduled in Roscommon

A snowmobile safety course for 12 to 17-year-olds is scheduled Nov. 1 at the Roscommon Community Center, 520 South St., Roscommon. The class will be taught by members of the North Country SnowSeekers Snowmobile Club who are certified instructors. More...

WELCOME WIGGLERS!

Children 3- to 5-years-old can "wiggle" their way toward literacy at the Houghton Lake Public Library's weekly "Welcome Wigglers!" activity time. The program presents stories, songs and activities every Wednesday through Dec. 17. More...

Joyce Leonard, Tumbleweed Band to perform in Gladwin

Joyce Leonard, billed as "Michigan's Yodeling Sweetheart," and Phil's Tumbleweed Band will present a concert of traditional country, western, Gospel and yodel music at the Front Row Theater near Gladwin Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. More...

'Hat Lady' provides warmth to children

Children in the Houghton Lake area will stay a little warmer this winter thanks to a donation of hats and gloves from one Houghton Lake woman and Wal-Mart. More...

Third annual Trunk-or-Treat planned in St. Helen Saturday

Northern Michigan families are being invited to decorate their car trunks and bring along their treaters to St. Helen's third annual Trunk-or- Treat Saturday at the Richfield Township Park. The event is sponsored by The Friends In Saint Helen, Inc. More...

Mr. McFeely to visit neighborhood

Mr. McFeely, the popular "Speedy Delivery" postman from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" is coming to Houghton Lake. Children may join Mr. More...

Shelter to host 'Peta Fair '

In honor of the opening of its new building at 1110 Short Dr., Prudenville, the Roscommon County Animal Shelter will host a "Pet-a-Fair" Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Republicans to meet Oct. 28

The Roscommon County Republicans will meet Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Markey Township Hall, Co. Road 100, next to the Roscommon County Airport. More...

SHARING PROCEEDS

Knights of Columbus from District 60 present proceeds from their Sept. 23 second annual Charity Golf Outing to representatives of two organizations. More...

A FOOT OF HAIR

Hailee Akin, 10, Houghton Lake, grew her hair out just to have it cut off for Locks of Love. She recently had 12 inches cut off at Total Image by hairstylist Tera Bisballe, owner. (Courtesy photo) More...

Nonpartisan Voter Guide available at public library

A free copy of the Michigan League of Women Voters 2008 Nonpartisan Voter Guide is available at the Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

Economic package includes help for charities

As part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a two-year extension of Charitable IRA legislation, making it easier for Americans to give to causes they care about. More...

GRANT HELPS BOAT WASH

Higgins Lake Foundation representatives Noreen Osborn (Executive Secretary) and Vicki Springstead (Chair) accept two grants, in the amount of $2,500 each, from Roscommon County Community Foundation Trustee Cal Patterson and Executive Director Mary Fr More...

GRANTS AID MEAP CAMPS

Deborah Rosczyk, president of the Roscommon County Literacy Council, accepts two grant checks awarded through the Roscommon County Community Foundation. More...

Coast Guard Auxiliary installs Homola as district captain

Frank Homola of Higgins Lake was sworn in as U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Northern District Captain at the auxiliary's annual fall conference in Bay City Sept. 20. More...

Roscommon producer films scenes at Ma Deeter's

Roscommon Area Cinema Group Director-Producer Paul J. Wheeler recently completed a film shoot at Ma Deeters in Luzerne. More...

'Zoo Boo' Saturday at Cindy Lou's

Cindy Lou's Zoo, Roscommon, is hosting a Trick-or- Treat Oct. 25 from noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Children may visit more than 100 animals and trick-or-treat at the same time. More...

Free homebuyer education class scheduled at NMCAA

A free homebuyer education workshop is being offered by Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency to those interested in learning about the process of buying a home. More...

Mid Michigan community theater to present 'Diary of Anne Frank'

Mid Michigan Community College Community Theatre will present "The Diary of Anne Frank" in the MMCC Auditorium on the Harrison Campus Nov. 4, 6, 11 and 13, 14 and 15. More...

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