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Mornin’ from the Mitten

By Mark Constance

Good morning Northern Michigan!

Woke up this morning to a little dusting of the white stuff, like the rest of you did, Quite the change from last week.

But honestly, we really needed the rain on Sunday and the change in temps. There were a handful of small wildfires last week because of the very dry conditions. Our regional fire departments were on top of it and there wasn’t anything significant, but we don’t want them out in the forest any more than absolutely necessary.

Even the Forest Service had trucks staging in the area near Lumberman’s Monument, where a controlled burn got out of control and burned a few thousand acres. That land was clear cut this Spring.

The Tigers have a doubleheader with Cleveland today, but I’m not sure I’d want to be sitting in Comerica Park this afternoon (or evening). We are planning a trip to a game, but it will be a ton warmer outside.

Quote of the day is from Naomi Judd:

“A dead end street is a good place to turn around.”

Events around the region the next few days include:

ROSE CITY – Rose City Council meeting April 18 at 6 p.m.

GRAYLING – Pickleball at Crawford Commission on Aging April 19 from 9-11 a.m.

ROSCOMMON – Michigan Fireman’s Memorial Festival planning meeting April 19 at 209  Ballenger Street  6:30 p.m.

HARRISVILLE – Alcona County Veteran’s Coffee Hour April 20 at 9 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 201 M 2nd Street in Harrisville.

LUZERNE – Bingo April 20 at 6 p.m. at American Legion Post #162, located at 3590 Legion Drive.

GRAYLING – Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Expo April 20 from 4-7 p.m. at Kirtland Community College.

WEST BRANCH – West Branch Optimist meeting at 7 a.m. at Loggers on April 20.

GRAYLING – Pantry Bingo April 20 at Crawford County Commission on Aging from 1-3 p.m.

GAYLORD – The Otsego County chapter of Families Against Narcotics is sponsoring Stronger Together, a family support program for anyone who has a loved one struggling with substance use disorder. The program will be offered via Zoom on April 20 from 6-7 p.m. Credentials: Zoom; Meeting ID: 987 6636 9176; Passcode: Family.

GRAYLING – Wii Bowling at Crawford Commission on Aging from 1-2 p.m.

WEST BRANCH – Bingo April 19 at Knights of Columbus on M-30. Info: 989-345-7110.

PRESCOTT – Northern Blend Chorus Northern Blend Chorus April 20 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Logan Township Hall at 966 Schlagel Road in Prescott.

WEST BRANCH – Business After Hours April 20 at MyMichigan Health from 4:30-6 p.m.

HOUGHTON LAKE – Squishy Stitches: Make a Crochet Octopus April 19 from 3:15-5:15 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Public Library at 4431 West Houghton Lake Drive. 10 years old and up.

ROSCOMMON – Tween/Teen Trivia & Pizza Party from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Roscommon Area District Library at 106 Lake Street.

ROSCOMMON – John F. Kennedy program by Radford Jones April 20 at Roscommon Area District Library at 4:30 p.m.

OSCODA – 2023 Iosco County Family Fun Day April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oscoda High School, located at 3550 East River Road. Free and fun family event!


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