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North Woods Conservancy Photo Contest Winners

The North Woods Conservancy’s 2017 “Get to Know the North Woods” photo contest for non-professional photographers concluded on September 30. A double blind judging process was used for selecting winning photos. First, Second, and Third Place plus one winner and two runners-up in a Honorary Category were selected by Paul Grathoff, a …

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Office of the Great Lakes Headed To The DNR

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today issued an Executive Order moving the Office of the Great Lakes from the Department of Environmental Quality to the Department of Natural Resources. “The Great Lakes are one of Michigan’s most prized natural resources,” Snyder said. “Proper protection and management of the lakes …

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Electric Bicycles Now Allowed On Trails

LANSING, Mich. – Bicyclists are now permitted to operate electric-assisted bicycles on certain trails under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. “Michigan’s trails and natural resources bring together Michiganders and visitors from around the world, and these bills help bicyclists experience the beauty of Pure Michigan in a new, …

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Braving The Haunted Mine Tour

Another tourist season has come to a close for the Quincy Mine. The mine wrapped up its season in standard fashion over the weekend offering visitors its annual haunted tours in celebration of Halloween. Patrons Ruth Anne O’Keefe and Nancy Ablao describe their experience on the tour. “This was the …

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Creating Confident Caregivers Returns To Houghton

Creating Confident Caregivers is an exciting new program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss.  Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists.  This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress …

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Portage Home Care & Hospice Presents Bells For Hospice

As we are approaching November, it is time to recognize that November is National Hospice Month. Hospice care is considered to be the model for quality and compassionate end-of-life treatment.  Hospice involves a team-oriented approach of expert medical care, pain management, emotional, spiritual, and bereavement support expressly tailored to the …

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41 North Film Festival Returns to the Rozsa, November 2-5

From a silent film accompanied by a symphony and choral performance, to topical and historical films with expert panelists, the 41 North Film Festival brings together acclaimed films from around the world with participants from the local community for four days of engaging, informative, and inspiring events. In celebration of …

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