Author: Christine Kanerva

Strut Your Mutt, Oceana Co. Shelter Fundraiser

An area nonprofit wants to invite you to Strut Your Mutt on Saturday, July 27, during their 5k fun run. You and your pets are invited to participate. The non-competitive race costs $25 per person. Proceeds benefit the Local Animal Shelter Support Incorporated, helping L.A.S.S.I. provide veterinary care for the stray, neglected, abused and injured animals in Oceana County. Mike…

UPDATE: Search Continues for Missing Swimmer in Lake Michigan

Search crews are still looking for a swimmer who disappeared off the Lake Michigan shore in Mason County Monday afternoon. A strong current pulled 18-year-old Daniel McCarthy and eight other swimmers away from shore around 3 p.m. The sheriff’s office says McCarthy, a Baldwin resident, is the only swimmer left unaccounted for. The Mason County Sheriff tells us that the…

Empowering Threads: Red Dirt Road Store Ties Charlevoix to Cambodia

You can help empower women in Cambodia by shopping at a pop-up store now open in Charlevoix. Red Dirt Road is a nonprofit created by two Northern Michigan women. They both shared the same goal: to get Cambodian women out of working in dangerous garment factories and instead teach them to become independent accessory designers. Since then, Lin Alessio says…

Samaritas 4th Annual Backpack Drive

Starting a new school year can be exciting for some students, but for others it can be stressful. Samaritas is holding its fourth annual statewide backpack drive to help send kids back to school confident and prepared. Laura Green, administrator for Samaritas senior living in Williamsburg, said, “Everyone’s had that scary feeling on the first day of school; and this…

4 Sets of Twins Work at Same Onekama Resort

A local business is serving double the laughs and has double the fun.

Ingrid and Eva Johnson Show Caption Hide Caption Tawny and Hailey Kott Show Caption Hide Caption Taylor and Sydney Williams Show Caption Hide Caption McKayla and Michele Show Caption Hide Caption Lahey’s Pub at the Portage Point Resort in Onekama is seeing double not once, not twice, not three times. The resort employs four sets of twins: Ingrid and Eva…

Search for Missing Toddler in Oscoda County Continues

Crews in Oscoda County are continuing their search Tuesday morning for a 2-year-old who disappeared Monday. Police say Gabriella Vitale went missing while camping with her family in Comins Township. Multiple sheriff’s offices, Michigan State Police and the DNR have been working with K-9 units and a state police helicopter to find Gabriella. She went missing about a mile west…