Author: Jim LeHocky

Shopping During Small Business Saturday In Sault Ste. Marie

Small Business Saturday started in November of 2010 by American Express. It’s a day to focus on local businesses in the community instead of big box stores. In Sault Ste. Marie, several small, locally-owned businesses have opened up the past few years. Last year was an off day for many due to the pandemic. But this year, customers opened their…

Celebrating Small Business Saturday in the Soo

“Small Business Saturday” is this weekend and many stores in Sault Ste Marie are getting ready for shoppers to hit their shelves. “When you shop at any local store, you know the local business owner will be putting money back into the community through wages, or advertising, or supporting local hockey teams and kid’s and community events,” said The Foundary’s…

Sights and Sounds Drone Edition: The First Snow

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption Ten days ago, parts of northern Michigan saw several inches of snow, including the eastern Upper Peninsula. It was the first significant snow of the season. Photojournalist Jim LeHocky takes us above Chippewa County to…

Finding ‘Life’ in Hospice

Michael and Tiffany met a few years ago. They knew soon after they were right for each other. Michael is a Marine Corps Veteran who is a resident at the Hospice House of the Eastern U.P.. This past Saturday, he and Tiffany got married at the Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie. Friends, Family, and caretakers all attended the ceremony….

Christmas Angels from the Soo Granting Small Wishes This Holiday Season

Every Christmas season, many organizations help out those less fortunate by providing food and gifts. Two Sault Ste Marie women have taken it upon themselves to help out people in the Soo Area have a more joyous holiday. Bailey Rutter and Katie Barkley are not only roommates but also have teamed up to create a Facebook page called Christmas Angels….

“Unchained II” Fashion Show in The Soo, October 23

According to UCLA Health, around 15-percent of couples will have trouble conceiving. A Chippewa County woman is hoping a dream she had will inspire others to begin their own family. “Actually I had a dream in the middle of the night, it was very dark and mysterious and a little scary and edgy,” explained Bishop. “It was about a fashion…