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Simple resolutions to enjoy, protect Michigan’s outdoors

Spending more time with family and friends, exercising more, learning a new skill or hobby, saving money, living life to the fullest – according to GoSkills.com, these are among the top 10 most common resolutions people make as the calendar flips to a brand new year.
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A last push of holiday events

Dear readers, After a month of various holiday events celebrating local culture, business and religion, the holiday season is winding down with one last push to the end of the year. Groups have worked hard to make this year’s festivities mean even more, by returning to in-person events after the pandemic. Others have stood by those needing a helping hand or giving emotional support for those celebrating a holiday without a loved one for the first time.
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Lots of holiday events next week

The holidays are quickly approaching, with numerous programs, church services, end-of-semester concerts and more occurring in Alger County next week. “School concerts, breakfast with Santa, hot cocoa, sledding and snowball fights are all parts of the holiday magic that I want to make sure my children remember when they grow up.
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Full of holiday cheer

A host of holiday events hit Alger County last weekend, ranging from parades, charitable efforts, “shop local” programs and numerous opportunities to see Santa and Mrs. Claus.
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Take faith in God’s plans

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her (Luke 1:38). Mary was willing to obey God when the angel Gabriel visited her.
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Photographer finds beauty from above

The Munising Beacon proudly presents, once a month, another “Artist Profile”, a series highlighting local artists and community members that have a passion for bringing beauty into Alger County. Have you ever ventured into the Gallery Coffee Company here in Munising and wondered who took the photographs that are displayed throughout the building? One of those artists, Patrick Hugener, owner of Head In The Clouds Photography, is the subject of this month’s “Artist Biography.” Hugener grew up in Fenton, Mich.
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How to get your tree from the Hiawatha National Forest

As the holiday season approaches, if you are looking for the perfect weekend family activity, the Hiawatha National Forest would like to suggest Holiday tree gathering. Permits are available online at recreation. gov for the holiday season, just $5 a piece plus a $2.50 service fee. Purchase information and details about designated cutting areas, dates and types of trees that may be cut can be found at: www.recreation. gov/tree-permits/hiawatha.
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Local holiday shopping brings community together

The holiday shopping season is upon us, starting in one of the most community minded ways. The first holiday bazaars of the year were held last Saturday, November 12, with both the Trenary Lions Club and the Munising United Methodist Church hosting independent events on opposite sides of the county.
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