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Arcadia Daze in full swing

Arcadia Daze in full swing

ARCADIA — Arcadia Daze, the town’s annual celebration of families, kicked off on Friday with a ceremony conducted by the Arcadia Area V.F.W Post No. 3314. Through the evening at Finch Park, residents and visitors reconnected during the 33rd annual festival, which is set to run until Sunday. Friday’s music was performed by Belle Suite and […]

Vogue Theater opens Traverse City Film Festival events

Vogue Theater opens Traverse City Film Festival events

On Sunday, the 10th annual Traverse City Film Festival kicked off with a screening at the Vogue Theatre in downtown Manistee of the Irish comedy “The Bachelor Weekend.” TCFF founder and Vogue board member Michael Moore was present to introduce the film and praised the Vogue as being “a fantastic transformation” and “a first-rate movie-going […]

Children’s theater workshop coming in August

Children’s theater workshop coming in August

MANISTEE — For children who are interested in starting a career in theater, a program offered next month may be the place to get a foot in the door. A one-week workshop will be held from Aug. 18 to 22, teaching kids grades three through eight the fundamentals of theater, singing, costume design and more. The […]

Blighted building to be removed from airport

Blighted building to be removed from airport

MANISTEE — A blighted building will be removed from the Manistee County Blacker Airport in coming weeks. On Thursday, the airport authority gave Barry Lind, airport director, power to enter into an agreement with Johnson Diversified Services, Inc. to demolish a small white house-like structure for $4,000. The funds will come out of the airport’s […]

Village participation falls short for November elections

Village participation falls short for November elections

No candidates for some positions MANISTEE — Twenty-eight candidates filed to run for 30 village offices throughout the county that will expire in November and December, leaving five positions without candidates. Village candidates will be on the ballot for the Nov. 4 general election. Since the positions are not affiliated with political parties, they do […]

Rip It Range Practicing Facility improvements right on par

Rip It Range Practicing Facility improvements right on par

  BEAR LAKE – Recent renovations constructed at the Rip It Range Practicing Facility encourages golfers of all skill levels to improve their hits at the new, improved driving range. The improvements include a newly-built building, landscaping additions, new ball dispensers that are token-operated, and a recently-designed sign. While the family-run business, located next to […]

Airport cuts it close

Airport cuts it close

Authority approves contract with 1 day to spare MANISTEE — In the nick of time, the Manistee County Blacker Airport Authority approved contracts with the federal government and its air service provider that will allow it to continue operation on Thursday during a special meeting. The previous contract with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) […]

Lego Robotic camp gives students hands-on learning

Lego Robotic camp gives students hands-on learning

  BENZONIA — Students at Benzonia Public Library this summer are working with Lego blocks, not just as toys but as a learning tool in engineering and robotic programming. The students are taking part in the Lego Robotic Camp, part of the First Lego League. The First Lego League is an international robotics program for […]