Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan: Arcadia Bluffs

February 9, 2012
Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan: Arcadia Bluffs

  Arcadia Bluffs Overlook – Arcadia     By JOAN H. YOUNG mcp.com columnist     Near the northen border of Manistee County is a roadside park that’s worth a visit any time you are passing by. It’s even great as a destination for a picnic, a sunset viewing, or as part of a visit to some of the attractions…

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Sunset reflections

February 8, 2012
Sunset reflections

John Mickevich of Ludington sent in this photograph of the sun setting this evening. In the foreground is the sculpture “Reflections” located in Ludington Waterfront Park. The 17-foot tall stainless steel said was created by artist Irina Koukhanova.  

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Fire damages Grant Twp. house

February 8, 2012
Fire damages Grant Twp. house

mcp.com editor   GRANT TWP. – A Free Soil area man is homeless today after fire severely damaged his East Treml Road house.   “I was getting ready to lay down for a bit when I noticed smoke near my woodstove,” Jim Perry said on the scene. “.I didn’t have a fire in the stove but then I saw flames.…

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Troop’s Tips: Staying safe on the ice

February 8, 2012
Troop’s Tips: Staying safe on the ice

    By Lt. MATT BRYANT mcp.com columnist       What can you say to this winter? Where are you and what did you do with the ice? I myself love to fish the frozen waters of our area here in Mason County. So far this year I have chosen not to press my luck.  The warmer than normal temperatures with wind have…

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House fire in Grant Twp.

February 8, 2012
House fire in Grant Twp.

On scene at a house fire on East Treml Road in Grant Twp.

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Clown Band begins 65th season

February 7, 2012
Clown Band begins 65th season

  By ROB ALWAY mcp.com editor   SCOTTVILLE – Season number 65 of the Scottville Clown Band began Tuesday night as the band started its practice season at the Scottville Optimist Center.   This will be my 26th year with the band. I was 15 years-old when I was “drafted” into the Clown Band. My oldest brother, Tom, had been…

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Dinner theater this weekend at arts center

February 7, 2012
Dinner theater this weekend at arts center

Lakeside Civic Players Present “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” The Perfect Gift for Valentine’s Day   LUDINGTON – Lakeside Civic Players is giving a perfect Valentine’s gift to the area with its production of one of Off-Broadway’s longest-running musicals, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!”     The show debuted last weekend at the Ludington Area Center for…

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Living in B-Flat: The Millers Arrive

February 7, 2012
Living in B-Flat: The Millers Arrive

Editor’s Note: I don’t remember when I first met Bruce Miller. It must have been a long time ago since I was in the same grade as his daughter. But, what I mainly know Bruce from is being a fellow member of the Scottville Clown Band. Bruce’s witty tales and jokes have entertained the band members for many years. He…

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A not so religious religion page

February 5, 2012
A not so religious religion page

  Editor’s Note: My vision for this section is to feature different area pastors who will discuss faith. Regularly contributing will be Pastor Henrik Lidman, senior pastor of Prayer and Praise Assembly of God, 509 N. Staffon St., Ludington. For full disclosure, Henrik is my pastor and also one of my best friends. Henrik was born and raised in Sweden.…

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Life in Riverton: A February warm spell

February 5, 2012
Life in Riverton: A February warm spell

    By CARMELITTA TIFFANY mcp.com columnist   It was a glorious day here today, Saturday, Feb. 4 – one that would have made the groundhog really confused. I actually got a bit sunburned by staying outside for the majority of the afternoon, trimming roses and cleaning up the yard. A coat was too heavy for me, so I pulled…

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Connecting the Dots: Just like life

February 5, 2012
Connecting the Dots: Just like life

  By ERIN OUTCALT mcp.com columnist     I always enjoyed tracing out connect the dot pictures as a child. At first glance all I could see were a bunch of dots on the page that were supposed to form something. What an exciting mystery! I would position my pencil at the starting point not knowing how the picture would…

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Living Outdoors: God’s Creatures Taxidermy

February 4, 2012
Living Outdoors: God’s Creatures Taxidermy

  By STEVE MARTINEZ mcp.com columnist     Standing in the living room of this Victory township Home, I am surrounded by wildlife: paintings of a whitetail deer on one wall and one of a wild turkey hanging over the fireplace. Both were painted by Cris Hansen. Mounted fish also hang on the walls, a pair of steelhead with a driftwood backer…

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Troop’s Tips by Lt. Matt Bryant, HFD

February 3, 2012
Troop’s Tips by Lt. Matt Bryant, HFD

Editor’s Note: Matt Bryant is a lieutenant on the Hamlin Twp. Fire Dept. He also serves on the Mason-Oceana 911 board and is the owner of Bryant Irrigation. He acquired the nickname “Troop” from his days in the Marine Corps. In this column, Matt will provide information about safety, particularly in cases that may involve the fire department.     Wood…

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Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan with Joan Young

February 2, 2012
Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan with Joan Young

  Editor’s Note: I am very happy to introduce you to Joan Young of Amber Township. Last week, you may recall, I featured Joan in a story about her new fiction novel (click here for link). Beginning today, Joan will be writing about one of her passions, the outdoors. Joan holds the record as being the first woman to ever hike…

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Renovate! Kitchens

February 1, 2012
Renovate! Kitchens

  Renovate!  By CHRISTIAN COOK   Q. We live in a turn-of-the-century farm house and are hoping to improve the very dated kitchen. I know that the kitchen is the heart of our home and a major factor in its equity. I have heard of kitchens costing as little as a couple thousand dollars and that the high side is…

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