Discoveries at Mackinac Island & Straits

Mackinac Island attracts and inspires in all seasons.

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Up North Straits of Mackinac Area attracts crowds,  inspires a creative mind

By Emma Palova

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Mackinac Island, MI- It was a steady stream of cars heading Up North for the weekend last Friday. The traffic was a mix of hunters, fishermen, tourists, golfers and  other adventurers.

Some braved the chill both in the air and in the waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron hauling  kayaks, canoes, bicycles , seadoos and  ATVs.

The ferries to  Mackinac Island were packed full with people bringing their bikes with them.  The waters in the straits were so wild  that the catamaran rocked from side to side as the waves splashed over the panoramic windows.

In spite of the Friday rain, the Main Street  on the island was lined with bikes.  Some porters on bicycles carried the luggage in the baskets in front of them. I wondered how they could see.

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Fallasburg Village Haunting

Visit the Fallasburg pioneer village.

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Ghosts at Fallasburg sell out

By Emma Palova

Fallasburg, MI -Tagging on to the huge success of  both events, the  Covered Bridge Bike Tour and the Fallasburg Village Bazaar, the Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) is moving ahead with another fall event.

The 2nd  Village Haunting will take place on Oct. 27 at the  pioneer village of Fallasburg. The event is a  public paranormal investigation with the  Michigan Paranormal Alliance (MPA).

Sign in is  from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Participants will accompany  MPA to investigate three historical buildings:  the  one-room schoolhouse, the Dave Misner House and John W. Fallass House.

“The main purpose of  the event is to raise money for the buildings maintenance  and to see if we have ghosts,” said FHS vice-president Tina Siciliano Cadwallader.

Four groups of 10 people will be  rotated from one location to the other. They will be trained on how to use “haunting”…

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Fall for Michigan

Plan your fall visit of Pure Michigan. Make the charming village of Fallasburg a part of your tour for ungorgettable memories.

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Plan your fall touring of Pure Michigan.  Visit the 1850s Fallasburg Pioneer Village which is on the National Register of Historic Places in MIchigan. The village nestles in the northeast corner of Kent County.

Just cross the Covered Bridge into the village and step back in time.

One of the best times to visit this area is  in its autumn glory with all the harvest festivals , farmers’  markets and local produce abundance.

Explore local history, sample local food and craft beers and breweries, chat with local authors.  Learn  how to can pickles or how to make salsa.

Step out of the ordinary.

via September message from FHS president

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Visit beautiful Fallasburg pioneer village this summer and fall. The one-room schoolhouse museum is open every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Our village bazaar will take place on Sept. 15 and 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Just cross the Covered Bridge into the historic village.

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A successful bike tour @Fallasburg

Visit Fallasburg pioneer village this year.

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The 24th Covered Bridge Bike Tour delivers the best turnout in years

Fallasburg, MI – It was one of the best events yet, awakening the sleepy pioneer village of Fallasburg.

A total of 128 riders participated in tour through the Kent Country countryside on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

“Mother Nature was in full cooperation, and the 4th of July holiday fueled the Sunday ride becoming for many, one last activity after a week filled with fun,” said Ken Tamke, Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) president.

Truly, it was nothing but fun for all ;the riders, the volunteers, the chefs at the Dave Misner House.

For Dennis Koval, owner of bike shop near Alma, it was the third year of touring the Fallasburg area.

“I like the bridges,” he said as he enjoyed his  spaghetti dinner.

Milton Boss of Holland was the first person who registered in person for the ride at 7 a.m…

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24th Annual Covered Bridge Bike Tour

Come and join us for the 24th Annual Covered Bridge Tour. Discover beautiful countryside.

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Mark your calendars

Join us for the 24rd Annual Covered Bridge Bike Tour!

Pedal through the beautiful countryside at your own pace.

Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018

Fallasburg historic village is located three miles north of Lowell, Michigan.

Registration: At the school house from 7-9 a.m.
You can also register online by filling out the form below on the Fallasburg website:

http://www.fallasburg.org

Start location: 13944 Covered Bridge Road, Lowell, MI 49331

Tour options (in miles): 12, 28, 40, 50, 62, 78, 100

Registration fee: $25 for individuals / $35 for family
After deadline (July 2): $30 for individuals / $40 for family

More information: Ken Tamke 616-682-0785 kentamke@comcast.net

Directions to Fallasburg from Lowell:
North approximately 3 miles to Fallasburg Park Drive.
Right to entrance to park.
Angle right on Covered Bridge Road.
Over covered bridge to school house. Park in field across the street.
*Look for county signs alerting you…

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Great finds at Fallasburg village

Explore Fallasburg this summer. Follow the Fallasburg treasure hunters into the past, present and the future. Join us for adventure.

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Historical team finds forgotten treasures, a historian’s dream

By Emma Palova

Fallasburg, MI – During the recent digital cataloging of Fallasburg artifacts, the historical team discovered forgotten treasures from Vergennes Township.

20180509_1058542030589065.jpg The treasure hunters: Lisa Plank, Ken Tamke and Calvin intern Grace Bolt.

These included  a remarkable collection of Women’s Committee for the National Council of Defense index cards filled out by women from Vergennes Township in support of World War I in 1917. The Vergennes Township Clerk/Registrar was responsible for undertaking this survey and completing the index cards from women in the community. The collection includes many recognizable names in the community.

Calvin College history intern Grace Bolt resumed the painstaking process of entering the data for Fallasburg artifacts at the Lowell Area Historical Museum (LAHM).  She was working under the mentorship of Lisa Plank (LAHM) executive director and Ken Tamke, Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) president for 14 weeks.

This…

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