Author: Jim LeHocky

Dancing Witches of the Soo to Perform Live Show Tonight, September 8

It’s not quite Halloween, but things are getting a little spooky tonight in the Soo. A group of witches will be appearing, not to cast spells, but to dance like only witches can. The “Wolfshager Hexenbrut Dancing Witches of Sault Ste Marie” will be putting on a free show at 6:30 PM, September 8 along Portage Avenue. The group was…

Chippewa Co. Fire Destroys Duplex

A midday fire in Chippewa County destroyed a duplex that housed two families. The fire started around 11:30 Tuesday morning in Kincheloe on Shadow Wood Lane. Several area fire departments responded but could not save the building. Friends of one family say that a teen daughter saw flames and got the other four out of the apartment including three young…

Raising Awareness with the Flashlight Walk in Sault Ste Marie

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day and tonight in Sault Ste Marie – you can take part in an event to mark the day. Jennifer Harding, a recovering addict of 15 years has organized the Flashlight Walk 2020. The walk starts at Rite Aid on the corner of Easterday and Ashmun – then head north on Ashmun, then walk past…

U.P. Theater Hosts Week-Long Can Drive for New Sound System

As if the COVID-19 pandemic was not enough for local businesses and entertainment venues. The Soo Theatre in Sault Ste Marie now must replace all their wireless microphones. That’s because the FCC recently banned the sale and use of certain wireless microphones in specific frequency ranges. The theatre received a matching grant of $26,500 from the Michigan Council for the…

18th Century Boat Replica From Russia Stops in Sault Ste. Marie

Sailing across the globe in a replica from history—that’s a real-life achievement for Yuriy Pogorelskiy, a sailor and mechanic on the Pilgrim. Photo by: David Kaye Yuriy Pogorelskiy, from Russia, says it’s “a dream from childhood, from 14.” The Pilgrim is an all-wood replica of an 18th-century Russian boat with a four-man crew. The vessel made a stop overnight at…

Road to Recovery Program & Old Mission Bank Team Up for Fundraiser

For nearly a decade, an extremely vital service in the Eastern U.P. has been providing transportation, and hope for those who need chemotherapy treatments. The Road to Recovery Program at War Memorial Hospital (WMH), in Sault Ste Marie, is all-volunteer and donation-based. Patients are driven to Northern Michigan Hospital, a two-hour drive one way, free of charge. The yearly gasoline…

A Beautiful Morning at the National Walleye Tour in Sault Ste Marie

What a morning for day two of the National Walleye Tour in Sault Ste Marie. 82 teams are competing for thousands of dollars in prizes in the two-day event. Last year was the first year for the tournament in the Soo.  It was such a great success, here they are again. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no spectators were allowed at…

Sawdust Snow in the Summer Creates Fun Family Moments for Local Sawmill

Logging is an important industry in Northern Michigan. Sawmills crank out fresh-cut wood for buildings and projects on a daily bases and at a rapid pace. The Maciag Saw Mill in Chippewa County specializes in cutting for wholesalers. This business is a second-generation sawmill that started decades ago with Joseph Maciag and his neighbor. Today, Joseph’s son, Scott, and his…