July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Happenings

July Booster winners announced

The July winners of the Houghton Lake Bobcat Booster 200 Club drawing were recently announced. Bill Adair, Kristi Decker and Nathan Halliday, won $25 each while Vicki Burnside won $125. More...

‘Worm Motels’ welcome wiggly friends at HLPL

Twenty-seven Houghton Lake Public Library summer readers built “temporary housing” for their “expected guests,” filling containers with all a worm could desire - dirt, newspaper, sand and water - during a “Worm Motels&rd More...

RADL summer reading program ends July 27 with ice cream social

The Roscommon Area District Library’s “Dig into Reading” summer reading program will wrap up this month with a magic show and ice cream social. More...

Victim Services Unit seeks members, offer thanks

The Roscommon County Office of the Sheriff’s Victim Services Unit is seeking members to support law enforcement, EMS and fire officials working with anyone needing support following an emergency incident. More...

‘READERS OF THE LOST BOOK’

As part of the Roscommon Area District Library’s “Dig Into Reading” summer reading program, Chad Patterson (left) and Keenan Kangas of the Acting Up! More...

Higgins Lake Foundation Awareness Day set for Aug. 3

The 24th annual Higgins Lake Foundation Awareness Day will be held Aug. 3 at Higgins Lake. The fundraiser will include a children’s picnic from 12 to 2 p.m. on the beach at Camp Westminster, located on Westminster Dr., Roscommon. More...

Search and Rescue

A simulated plane crash in the woods of Roscommon left five people with varying degrees of injuries on July 18. More...

AND…THEY’RE OFF!

(Above) Worm handlers (left end of table, left to right) Paige Ford, 7, of Onstead, Noah Scott, 6, of Bentley, Myla Green, 5, of Houghton Lake, (right end of table, front to back) Amelia Dove, 6, of More...

‘Bibliowalk,’ Congo dancers, picnic highlight library finale

The final week of the Houghton Lake Public Library “Dig into Reading” Summer Reading Program has arrived and will wrap up in a not-tobe missed big way. More...

Camp office hours July 31 in Rosco

A regional representative of U.S. Congressman Dave Camp will hold office hours on July 31 from 2-3 p.m. in the commissioners room in the Roscommon County Building. Constituents need not make an appointment to attend. More...

IMPROVEMENTS AT TRESTLE PARK

(Above) Denton Township’s Trestle Park was the site of two volunteer improvement efforts over the last week, including the building of a new deck/stage by Team Depot members from the Houghton L More...

Relay wrap-up party planned Aug. 12 at park

A wrap-up party is planned Aug. 12 for Relay For Life Roscommon County. The event will be held at Denton Township Rotary Park on County Road 100. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. More...

Open house planned at Gaylord weather office

How does the Doppler radar work? Why do we still launch weather balloons? What kind of computer equipment do forecasters use? Why is the weather office for Northern Michigan located near Waters? More...

‘Beautiful beads’ made from paper at library event

“Really creative people” gathered recently at the Houghton Lake Public Library to make “beautiful beads” from paper that would otherwise be thrown away. More...

‘Big Latch On’ event planned in Clare

With the goal to break the record for the most mothers breastfeeding simultaneously in locations all around the world, mothers invited to the Big Latch On at Cops & Doughnuts in Clare on Aug. 2. More...

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