Roscommon Art Festival on

The 51st annual Roscommon Art Festival is slated to take place July 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Roscommon. As part of the festival, arts and crafts will be available for sale as well as food. The winner of the juried fine arts contest will also be announced. For vendor applications or information on the festival, call […]

Seeking a name Letter prompts call for shoe tree to find its moniker

Letter prompts call for shoe-tree to find its moniker

By Krista Tacey-Caterkrista.tacey@houghtonlakeresorter.comA sad event was documented in the March 11, 2010 edition of the Resorter. The story, “Vandals cut down F-97 ‘shoe tree,’” includes a photo of a once-sturdy tree laying in a heap of shoes. The demise of the St. Helen “shoe tree” took place March 3, 2010, after it “was felled by vandals.” The article, written by […]

Higgins Lake lake level case against county dismissed

In 34th Circuit Court June 18, Judge Robert W. Bennett dismissed a case against Roscommon County regarding lake levels on Higgins Lake. Attorney Matthew Zalewski of Rosati Schultz Joppich & Amtsbuechler, PC, who is representing Roscommon County, said June 24, that Bennett also granted his motion for a summary of disposition, that the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and […]


Pines reopens with classic offerings for movie fans

By Cheryl Holladay Fans of Pines Theatre and the 1985 Steven Spielberg movie, “The Goonies,” got a treat June 19 when the Pines reopened after a three-month hiatus due to COVID-19. “I picked some random movies and customers added their own choices,” Manager Adam Fraser said, of the movie selection, which was the choice of most moviegoers taking a survey […]

South Higgins Lake State Park welcomes back campers

By Krista Tacey-CaterIn past years, when South Higgins Lake State Park opens for the season in April, Unit Supervisor Rachel Roberts said the staff gets to ease into the season with a “soft opening.”That was not the case this year, as COVID-19 restrictions did not allow the park to fully open until June 22. “It was definitely busy,” Roberts said […]



Donations sought for July 3 fireworks show

Donations are being sought for a Fourth of July fireworks show being planned for the East Bay of Houghton Lake July 3. Eddie Korbinski said Fast Eddie’s, Korbinski Marine and Korbinski’s Lakeview Motel are arranging for fireworks to be shot from a barge on the water at dusk. Great Lakes Fireworks will put on the display, he said. Bart’s Fruit […]

Artists to compete for cash prizes in Great Northern Art Explosion

Artists will compete for $8,000 in cash prizes in the second annual Great Northern Art Explosion, a multi-day public and juried art contest hosted by AuSable Artisan Village, in partnership with Kirtland Community College.Artworks will be displayed Aug. 8-22 in venues throughout the downtown Grayling area for public view. Viewers can then vote to determine one artist who will take […]

Roscommon runner up on WCMU’s Quiz Central Grand Championship

Traverse City Central High School edged out Roscommon High School to earn the title of 2020 Grand Champion on WCMU Public Television’s Quiz Central June 17.After a successful 2019-20 season, Roscommon placed second, with a score of 370 to 270. This is the second year in a row TC Central has been crowned as the Quiz Central champion.Traverse City Central […]