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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Perfect day for Big Sable

March 5, 2012
Perfect day for Big Sable

  The Big Sable Lighthouse stands out against a bright blue sky this afternoon. It was the perfect day for a crosscountry ski trip out to the historical landmark.

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Moonlighting with Judy Cools

March 5, 2012
Moonlighting with Judy Cools

Cat Person or Dog Person?   By JUDY COOLS mcp blogger   I used to think I was a cat person. Cats, after all, are graceful, self-contained, and relatively low maintenance. Heck, you can even leave a cat at home on her own for a weekend – if you’re prepared to hear about it when you get back.   I…

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Full Circle by Thad Ray

March 5, 2012
Full Circle by Thad Ray

Editor’s Note: I received an email a couple weeks ago from Thad Ray. Thad had a couple essays he wanted to submit to MasonCountyPress.com. He had written them for an English composition class at West Shore Community College and received favorable grades from his professor. I read them through and thought they were quite unique, especially today’s piece. Thad tells…

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Winter Scene

March 5, 2012
Winter Scene

John Mickevich of Ludington took this photograph on Millerton Road over the weekend.

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“Courageous” playing at Life Change Church

March 5, 2012

Life Change Church, 5532 W. U.S. 10, Pere Marquette Twp. presents a free movie night featuring “Courageous,” Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Pop and popcorn will be provided.  

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Life in Riverton by Carmelitta Tiffany

March 4, 2012
Life in Riverton by Carmelitta Tiffany

All Winter in a Day   By CARMELITTA TIFFANY mcp blogger There was snow on the ground, enough to shovel, last Saturday. I got out my new snowshoes, and, after watching my son and future daughter-in-law jump on their snowmobiles and speed off, I began to tramp through the snow to the pond in the back of my property. Charlie,…

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Off Broadway with Craig Convessor

March 4, 2012
Off Broadway with Craig Convessor

On Giving   By CRAIG CONVESSOR mcp blogger   I was reading the latest issue of Ode Magazine, titled Giving is Good, with several articles on the beneficial “side affects” of giving (as in, money, time, gifts, etc.). It’s good to be reminded. As Rabbi Rami says in one article, The Flip Side Of Getting, “Giving is what you do…

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Connecting the Dots with Erin Outcalt

March 4, 2012
Connecting the Dots with Erin Outcalt

The treasures you find while cleaning the fridge!     By ERIN OUTCALT mcp blogger   Today I tackled cleaning out the fridge and freezer. You know how you think that your house is pretty clean until you perform a chore like this only to find that those sticky messes or dust bunnies stare you right in the face and…

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Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan: Taking it Easy at Big M

March 1, 2012
Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan: Taking it Easy at Big M

By JOAN H. YOUNG mcp outdoors blogger   Big M is perhaps the best-designed set of cross-country ski trails in the state. They were designed by professional, John Capper, in the 1950s. There are trails to satisfy all levels of X-C skiing bravery.   My personal level is “not very brave.” At this point in my ski career, I might…

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Speaking of the Arts with Ann Genson: The growth of arts in Mason County

February 29, 2012
Speaking of the Arts with Ann Genson: The growth of arts in Mason County

Editor’s Note: Again, I would like to introduce another new blogger to the virtual pages of MasonCountyPress.com. I am very proud to announce the addition of Ann Genson as our arts & entertainment blogger with her column Speaking of the Arts. Ann is a fellow Mason County Central graduate, class of ’86 to be specific. I first got to know…

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B-flat with Bruce: Customer service in Mason County

February 29, 2012
B-flat with Bruce: Customer service in Mason County

  By BRUCE MILLER mcp blogger   Within the last few years, I discovered that the spray on product that protects against static shock is good to use for far more than clothing.  For example, it can be sprayed on car seats to keep from getting zapped on the door on your way out. It may also go on carpets and…

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From the Editor: Nichols will be missed, but we must go on

February 28, 2012

By ROB ALWAY mcp editor   SCOTTVILLE – I was saddened to hear about the impending closing of Nichols Drug Store. Nichols has basically been Scottville’s anchor store for many years and it will be difficult to get used to downtown Scottville without Nichols.   The other day I spoke with Mary and Jim Nichols, who own the store along…

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