The Sounds of Ireland

March 11, 2012
The Sounds of Ireland

  Irish Fiddler Kevin Burke and American guitarist Cal Scott entertained a full house Saturday night at West Shore Community College Center Theater. The concert was perfect timing, one week before St. Patrick’s Day. Burke has been dubbed as the World’s Greatest Irish Fiddler. Though Irish, he grew up in London in an Irish neighborhood. He credits that experience for…

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Daylight Savings Time begins, move your clocks ahead

March 10, 2012

Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour tonight.

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Nellis to run for Probate Judge

March 9, 2012

By ROB ALWAY mcp editor Ludington attorney Jeff Nellis has announced he is running for Mason County Probate Judge. Nellis has started a Facebook page announcing the candidacy. According to the Facebook page, Nellis has been practicing law since 1988 and has been in Ludington sine 1993. Jeff and his wife Debbie live in Hamlin Township. They have been married…

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A taste of Ireland from PM Steamers

March 8, 2012
A taste of Ireland from PM Steamers

By ROB ALWAY mcp editor   It’s been almost a week since our photography exhibit, Emerald Expressions, has been on display at the Ludington Area Center of the Arts. Despite the weather we had a great attendance at our opening reception. If you missed it, there are plenty of other opportunities to see the show, it will be up until…

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Get Off the Couch — Explore Michigan with Joan H. Young

March 8, 2012
Get Off the Couch — Explore Michigan with Joan H. Young

Gale’s Pond- Plan a Spring Outing     By JOAN H. YOUNG mcp outdoors blogger   Just southeast of Hart is a gem of an Oceana County Park known as Gale’s Pond http://www.getoffthecouch.info/oceana/galespond.htm. The area has been a park since 1939, but originally the pond had been created to power a sawmill and blacksmith shop. It was even served by…

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Irish fiddler at West Shore Saturday

March 8, 2012
Irish fiddler at West Shore Saturday

  VICTORY TWP. — The world’s greatest Irish fiddler Kevin Burke and his American guitar playing mate Cal Scott will usher in area St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on Sat., March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in West Shore Community College’s Center Stage Theater.   Burke is the undisputed master of the Irish fiddle and his guitar accompanist is equally steeped in…

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Speaking about the Arts with Ann Genson

March 8, 2012
Speaking about the Arts with Ann Genson

  By ANN GENSON mcp arts & entertainment blogger   Speaking of sculpture…   I have never liked winter. Not even as a little girl. I would spend as little time outside as possible and then spend the next hour sitting on the heat register in the living room.   So, of course, I have been contemplating how to decorate…

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From the editor: Thoughts about the use of Riverside Park and those who serve Scottville

March 7, 2012

By ROB ALWAY mcp editor   On Monday, the Scottville City Commission took the recommendation of its Parks and Recreation Committee and voted to no longer allow demolition derbies at the Riverside Park. Because it is a land use issue, the Planning Commission had also recommended in November that derbies be held only when the park is closed and be…

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Demolition derby ban in Scottville causes hard feelings

March 7, 2012

By ROB ALWAY mcp editor   SCOTTVILLE – Monday’s decision of the Scottville City Commission to no longer allow demolition derbies at Riverside Park has caused some libelous and lively discussion on Facebook by those who are in favor of demolition derbies. But, as the saying goes: there’s two sides to every story.   The city commission’s decision was based…

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Free spring break kids activities at library

March 7, 2012
Free spring break kids activities at library

  LUDINGTON – Children of all ages are invited to the Mason County District Library in Ludington during spring break for free children’s activities.  There will be crafts and art projects, puzzles, and card and board games available from noon to 6 p.m. March 23, and March 26-30.  In addition, there will also be video games and Legos on some…

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Sunset at the beach house

March 6, 2012
Sunset at the beach house

  Can you believe that a snow storm dumped several inches of snow on the area just three days ago, yesterday temperatures were in the upper ’20s and today temperatures were nearly 60? Only in Michigan. Today’s great day ended with a beautiful sunset. John Mickevich took this photograph at the Ludington State Park beach house.

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West Shore Eye Care presents Maui Jim Sunglass Show

March 6, 2012
West Shore Eye Care presents Maui Jim Sunglass Show

LUDINGTON – West Shore Eye Care would like to invite everyone to its Maui Jim Sunglass Show on Thursday, March 8th from 4 to 7 p.m.  West Shore Eye Care is located at 409 W. Ludington Ave.  The Maui Jim representative will be available with all the newest frames for you to try; there will be door prizes and refreshments.…

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Easter egg decorating contest at the library

March 6, 2012
Easter egg decorating contest at the library

LUDINGTON — Mason County District Library will host an Easter egg decorating contest Thursday, March 22, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ludington library, and all day March 23, 24 and 25.  Anyone interested is invited to help raise money for children’s programs at the Ludington library by creating a decorated foam Easter egg.   Participants may drop by the…

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The Kitchen Sink by Stephanie Wagner

March 6, 2012
The Kitchen Sink by Stephanie Wagner

Instant Mood Lifters for the Home   By STEPHANIE WAGNER mcp blogger   February may be the shortest month of the year, but for those of us in the northern regions, it often feels like the longest. The joy of the holiday season has worn off, as has the novelty of bright white snow. What invited rest and reflection just…

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Baldwin Train Depot

March 6, 2012
Baldwin Train Depot

  “The old Baldwin coaling tower, and the colorful rail cars on the curved track seemed to make for a nice shot,” John Mickevich of Ludington said. “It’s one of my first attempts at adding texture in post processing.  I think this one came out fairly well.” Though Baldwin is in Lake County, we thought it never hurts to explore our neighboring…

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