Author: Chelsea Dickens

Baldwin Vacant Building Being Redeveloped Into New Restaurant and Apartments

BALDWIN – A vacant building is being redeveloped into a mixed-use space with a restaurant on the ground floor and three apartment units on the top floor. Paul Santoro is co-owner of the building at 876 Michigan Avenue in downtown Baldwin. He visited town for the past thirty years for vacations and fishing trips with the family before moving to…

Cadillac Family Has Tree Fall on Their Home During Tuesday Storm

Jason Johnston and his family were sleeping Tuesday night while storms raged outside. “We heard the rain coming, the wind coming, ” says Jason. “Shortly thereafter, you heard a huge thud and the whole house just shook and stuff fell off the walls and ceiling.” A large maple tree in their front yard fell on the house, right above the…

Lake Township Residents Seek Clarity on New Marijuana Ordinance

People in a Roscommon County township are asking for transparency from board members after controversy involving marijuana regulations. Two residents claim they haven’t had a say in the new ordinance that allows for commercial medical marijuana facilities and recreational marijuana establishments. In 2018, Michigan voters approved Proposal 18-1, making recreational marijuana legal. It is up to communities to decide if…

Traverse City Woman Earns $30,000 in Bottle Returns

Nicki Klama has been raising money, and awareness, for Alzheimer’s Disease since 2017. This year, instead of asking for monetary donations, Klama is asking for bottles and cans. “One of my co-workers gave me a pile of cans and bottles, he was just cleaning his garage out,” she said. “I thought, I may be on to something here.” This has…

Big Sable Lighthouse One Of Many Lighthouses To Visit On National Lighthouse Day

1/2big sable Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Lighthouse view Show Caption Hide Caption LUDINGTON – National Lighthouse Day is Saturday, August 7th. Michigan is the ‘lighthouse state’ with 129 structures still standing. Preserving these incredible stories and unique buildings takes resources on behalf of lighthouse stewards. “It’s a constant process so yes it’s a very expensive thing and it’s more expensive to…

Historic Landing of Michigan Air Guard Aircraft in Alpena a Success

ALPENA —Thursday, history was made by members of the Michigan National Guard’s 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The Michigan Air Guard made a successful landing of a modern military aircraft on a U.S. highway. The training event, named “Thunder Landing Zone (LZ),” is part of the Michigan National Guard’s annual, multinational military training event, Northern Strike. “Thunder LZ…