Good morning Northern Michigan!
Not sure how the weather was everywhere last night, but it rained most of the day here. But about 4 p.m., the rain changed to snow. The kind of heavy snow, no wind, and big, fat flakes. It stuck to everything creating some amazing views across the landscape. Be sure to get some photos for your collection, or share them here if you want to.
Events this weekend include:
- The St. Helen Medallion Hunt. Clues can be found at the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. It runs in coordination with the Snowpackers 20th Annual Fun Run, which starts at the clubhouse, located at 520 North St. Helen Road.
- AuSable Artisan Village in Grayling is hosting a performance of “You know I can’t hear you, the water’s running” at 219 E. Michigan Ave. in Grayling. Visit AuSable Artisan Village for ticket information.
- Friday Ice Skating today in St. Ignace from 5-7 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena & Community Center. FREE skating, skate rental, pizza, and pop! All ages are welcome. No charge to attend. Sponsored by Mackinac County Child Protection Roundtable
- If you have any events you would like to add, please attached them to this post.
Quote of the day is from Bud Holland:
“Read part of a book before you go to sleep. That way no matter how difficult your day was, you learned something new.”
On this date in Michigan History, in 2006 the hardy folks of Michigan Technological University capitalized on the Keweenaw Peninsula’s famously cold, snowy winters by icing not just one but three world records on the same day.
About 3,784 students, faculty, staffers and community residents gathered at Michigan Tech’s Sherman Field to clobber each other with snowballs, in what became the world’s biggest snowball fight; after which they all simultaneously flopped down in the snow to set the world record for most people making snow angels at the same time, in the same place.
And all this was done in the shadow of the world’s largest snowball—with a circumference of 21 feet, 3 inches—which a group of the burliest snowballers had rolled up earlier that same day. (The way we see it, that’s one record for every month they don’t have snow on the ground in Houghton.)
In 2009, though, one of Michigan Tech’s records came under siege when students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison attempted to best MTU’s snowball-fight record—but didn’t even come close. To this day, all three of Michigan Tech’s winter feats remain frozen in the record books.
What is on your agenda?