Author: Jacob Johnson

Clare County Asking for Input on County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Clare County is asking residents to fill out an online survey to help shape their Hazard Mitigation plan. “A Hazard Mitigation plan covers a board scope of potential disasters or issues in the county,” said Jerry Becker, Clare County Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division. “It covers hazards anywhere from bridges, dams, waterways, hazardous material site.” Every five…

Tribes Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day After Biden’s Presidential Proclamation

Drum circles, prayer and notable speakers were at Mid Michigan College to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day which President Biden had issued the first presidential proclamation for on Friday. Some of those in attendance were glad to see it finally happen, including Executive Director of United Tribes of Michigan, Frank Ettawageshik. “It’s been a long time coming,” he said. “My tribe,…

Let’s Smash Some Pumpkins At Pond Hill Farm!

Fall is here so bring on the fun fall activities! We took a trip up to Pond Hill Farm in Harbor Springs and had a lot of fun! This place doesn’t run out of pumpkins! There are plenty to pick, bowl with, AND smash! ‘Pumpkin Weekends’ on the farm are every Saturday and Sunday until October 24th. There is so…

Inside The Kitchen at Zest Plant-Based Kitchen

“We wanted the food to be healthy, taste good, and just be something different, have a fresh zesty, I guess, you could say flavor and taste good,” said co-owner of Zest Plant-Based Kitchen in Traverse City, Tarah Elhardan. She said it can be tough to eat out and find plant-based options, especially in this area. The classic acai bowl is…

Release Your Anger At Smash Club!

Are the kids wearing your patience thin? Had a bad day at work? Maybe you’re going through a bad breakup?! We’ve found the place where there is absolutely no judgement! Relieve your stress inside a rage room… The Smash Club in Alanson is the place to release all your pent up anger!  Smash Club is one of the only places…

Certain Northern Michigan Trees “Masting” Acorns and Pine Cones

This year, you may have noticed more acorns and pine cones on the ground than usual. “It’s nothing to necessarily be worried about, it’s just something that the tree’s naturally doing to keep on its life cycle,” said Scott Powell, Nursery Manager of Northern Pines Nursey and Dutchman Tree Farms. Tree experts say certain trees are going through something called…

Hook & Hunting: Archery Deer Season Starts Oct. 1

Friday, Oct. 1, is the start of archery deer hunting season, and the DNR has some new regulations they want you to know about. The season lasts from Oct. 1 through Nov. 14. Hunters can now report harvests on the DNR’s website, and purchase their new universal antlerless licenses—which can be used anywhere where antlerless deer hunting is allowed. Some…