It's a holiday marked by quiet honor, humbled reverence and deeply rooted traditions. In northern Michigan, Memorial Day events both celebrate those who serve and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in equal measure.
In what can only be described as a measurably tense special meeting last Thursday afternoon, May 18, the Emmet County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to terminate the employment of the county's top staff member, county administrator Marty Krupa, and then hired a downstate law firm, accounting firm and a financial consulting firm to investigate county financial practices dating back to 2012.
Citing safety and security recommendations by the Michigan State Police (MSP) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will close the bridge to most vehicle traffic during the 2017 Annual Bridge Walk on Labor Day.
History, tradition, and a timeless love of messing around in boats: these three things will converge in the Little Traverse Bay harbor on Thursday, May 25 from 1-4 p.m., when two classic northern Michigan designs meet for the first time in their 80-plus year history.
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This summer, Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey will host two acting workshops led by director and actor Patrick Moug: Audition Workshop on Saturday, June 10 and Scene Study Workshop on Sunday, June 11.