Cori-Ann Cearley: A Journey of Entrepreneurial Success and Community Leadership

Cori-Ann Cearley’s journey from a smalltown upbringing to a successful hotel owner in Munising, Michigan, is a testament to her unwavering dedication, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to her community. Born and raised in Munising, Cearley was immersed in the hospitality industry from a young age. Her parents, who owned numerous businesses including the Northern Motel (later renamed Pictured Rocks Inn and Suites), provided her with invaluable insights into business management and instilled in her the values of hard work and dedication.
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Rock River Township Community Library Events for April

The Summer Reading Program will begin in June and run through August! Keep an eye out for more information coming soon. If you own a local business and would like to participate in offering rewards, please contact Jennifer Wood at the library. Returning this year are: Mama Cows, The Chatham Pub, and the Chatham Co-op. A huge thank you to these Rock River Township businesses for their continued support.
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Michigan Beer

Whether you are a lover of IPAs, stouts, lagers or just love trying new beers, you won’t have to go far to find a great brewery in Michigan. With approximately 400 breweries in the state, including about two dozen in the Upper Peninsula, even an enthusiast will have a hard time trying them all. Choices range from Frankenmuth Brewery, which was established in 1862 and promotes itself as the oldest microbrewery in the state, to Detroit’s Traffic Jam and Snug, the states’ first brewpub, to more recent additions, such as LaTulip Brewing Company in Cooks, established in 2020.
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Luke 15

The Pharisees and Scribes, two groups of self-important religious leaders, were angry that Jesus would have meals with tax collectors and sinners. Jesus knew they were upset with him, so he told a couple stories to the whole gathered group in order to teach them.
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Munising School Public Library News

Munising School Public Library is updating their Strategic Plan and will need your input on what you think! It is a quick ten (10) question survey made possible in part by the University of Michigan School of Information, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Library Services and Technology Act. We also have print copies of the survey available at the Munising Library. The survey runs through April 15. #helplibrariesgrow #umsi #universityofmichigan BookFlix from Scholastic offers digital online access for early readers to build their skills with fun, easy to read animated stories that have companion fiction and nonfiction. Filled with fun activities and engaging books, little readers will delight in this easy-to-use free online resource that unlocks with a library card. Go online to the library website at and click on the BookFlix link. With a quick entry of your library card number, your little reader will soon be enjoying all the fun features this resource has to offer. It’s from Scholastic so it must be fantastic!
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Michigan Statehood

On January 26, 1837, Michigan became the 26th state to join the United States of America. It was admitted as a free state by Andrew Jackson, who also oversaw the addition of the slave state of Arkansas the year prior. While lower Michigan and the eastern portion of the Upper Peninsula had been a territory since 1805, when determining state lines the area west of Munising was included as part of a deal to relinquish a strip of land in the south to Ohio.
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