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Marking the top of Lake Michigan

The waterfront in Naubinway will soon be home to a marker recognizing the Northernmost Point of Lake Michigan. Top of the Lake Communities Association (TOLCA) is completing a sculptural marker that will stand at the Garfield Township Marina to declare the distinction....

Grand Marais Rock and Mineral Show

September 11-12, 2021 The Grand Marais Rock and Mineral Show will be held the weekend after Labor Day at the community center located at E21738 Brazel Street. Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entrance fee is $2 per attendee;...

McAlpine’s will open on Sept. 7

By Carol Stiffler Inside 226 Newberry Avenue, there’s new life stirring. The historic building, most recently home to The Pines liquor store, had been vacant for years. Then Julie McAlpine covered up the windows and began working her creative magic inside. McAlpine...

One man’s escape from drugs

By Carol Stiffler There were days when Alan Panula didn’t get out of bed if he was out of drugs. It started in high school, just partying, when Panula didn’t have much confidence. He began partying daily, though he graduated high school and went on to college. Panula...

Celebrating 50 years of the Curtis Public Library

The Curtis Public Library is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the week of August 30-September 3, with special events and guests planned all week. The library established public access computers in 1995, and progressed from frame-relay Internet connection to...

The Berry Patch is under new ownership

By Sterling McGinn Dale Higley and Heather Borden have purchased the Berry Patch restaurant in Paradise, formerly owned by Shirley Clark. Higley and Borden recently took ownership of the establishment, which is famous locally for its blueberry pies and baked goods....