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Happy new year 2019

Wishing all our followers and visitors a very happy new year 2019. May all your dreams come true.

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Sault Ste. Marie I-500 1/29/2019 through 2/2/2019

My brother Vas is planning his trip to the 51st annual international I-500 Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. Mary in Upper Peninsula, Michigan.

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Fellow writer and colleague Tamela Spicer is in Kenya, now.

Venice, FL

I will be going to Venice, FL in mid February.

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Up North

We had a great time in the mountains.

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Shanty Creek Resorts

The day after Christmas we headed Up North 150 miles into Antrim County, an outdoors lover’s paradise. We made our base in Mancelona with its proximity to the Shanty Creek mountain system: Summit and Schuss mountains.

We stayed at a chalet in the Lakes of the North community; a sprawling development in the woods complete with an indoor pool inside a clubhouse.

A network of trails weaved through the entire area making it ideal for snowmobiling, Nordic skiing or snowshoeing.

Shanty Creek Resorts near Bellaire were approximately 20 minutes away. Schuss Mountain with 450 feet of vertical drop offered downhill skiing for both kids and adults. The “Bunny Hill” was serviced by a Magic Carpet; moving escalator on the ground. The Cedar Creek Lodge at the foot of the hill offered respite from the brisk wind. A shuttle communted between Schuss and the lodge.

The ski school…

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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

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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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Bazaar vendor app

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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