Author: Catherine Emery

Ludington Outdoor Social District Provides Open-Air Access to Restaurants & Bars

In March, the City of Ludington approved an outdoor social district for its downtown area. Currently there are four businesses participating and three more are pending approval. Patrons are able to purchase an alcoholic beverage from those businesses and drink it along the streets in the district. The Ludington Outdoor Social District runs down parts of Ludington Ave., James Street…

Lake County Sheriff’s Department Sells Specialized Patches for Charity

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is raising money for charities by selling patches. There are three different styles, each representing a cause they wish to raise awareness for: breast cancer, autism and honoring our veterans. The patches were made with money from local donations, and each patch is being sold for $10. Sheriff Richard Martin says that each charity will…

Gaylord Police Dept. Partners with Families Against Narcotics for New Resource

Families Against Narcotics, or FAN, is a support group aimed at helping families whose loved ones are experiencing drug addiction. FAN is partnering with local law enforcement to bring a new resource to the community called the Quick Response Team. After a person experiences a non-fatal drug overdose, a team comprised of a police officer, a peer recovery coach, and…

Boyne City’s Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen Continues to Give Free Meals with Feed a Friend Program

A Boyne City restaurant is giving free meals to those who may be struggling during the pandemic. Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen started their Feed a Friend program at the start of the pandemic after one of their regulars suggested they start a free meal program for those in need. Customers can call in to the restaurant during business hours on…

West Shore Community College Produces Virtual Choir and Wind Symphony Concert

Hosting in person events for the performing arts community has been nearly impossible this past year, but that didn’t stop West Shore Community College (WSCC) from moving their concerts and events online. “This would be the time our jazz band, our wind symphonies, concert choir, they would all be having concerts at this point,” said Director of Performing Arts and…

Charlevoix Sixth Grade Teacher and Safe Haven Ministries Provide Food for Students During Spring Break

A Charlevoix Christian ministry and elementary school teacher are teaming up to give students food security during their upcoming spring break. Sixth grade teacher Sara Muladore and Charlevoix’s Safe Haven Ministry put together grocery and snack bags for students at Charlevoix Elementary School. They include easy to make breakfast and lunch meals, as well as movie and concessions tickets from…