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Peter Wurdock

Northern Reflections: A Journey Through the Upper Peninsula with Peter Wurdock

A Nostalgic Lens is the sixth book by Michigan author Peter Wurdock. This photo study in black and white compliments his poignant essays detailing the last three years in the Upper Peninsula, where he moved after leaving Metro Detroit. Readers are given a ringside seat to his new life in the slow lane with this beautifully constructed book which shows how life in the UP with his beloved Greyhounds has been anything but mundane.
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Relic Ride Rolls On Despite Snow Woes: A Tradition of Charity and Vintage Sleds

MUNISING, MI - On Saturday, February 10th, 2024, the 32nd Annual Relic Ride for charity unfolded at the scenic Jack Pine Lodge on M-94 near Steuben. Despite challenging snow conditions, the event, organized by the Long Riders snowmobile group, successfully brought together vintage snowmobile enthusiasts for a day of camaraderie, contests, and charity.
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Flipping Success: Munising Rotary Club’s Pancake Breakfast Fuels Excitement for Natural Resources Class

Munising, MI - Last Saturday, the Munising Rotary Club hosted a successful Pancake Breakfast at the Munising Middle and High School, drawing a diverse crowd of students, parents, community members and even visitors in town for the Michigan Ice Fest. The breakfast featured a spread of pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, and milk, with a suggested donation of $10.
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Valley Spur Welcomes Skiers Despite Challenging Conditions

Munising, MI – Nestled on the northern edge of the Hiawatha National Forest, Valley Spur offers 27 miles of cross country ski trails, providing an idyllic winter escape for enthusiasts. Maintained by the dedicated efforts of the Friends of Valley Spur, this beloved trail system on M-94, just 5 miles west of Munising, usually boasts daily grooming, creating a haven for skiers.
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Tale of Three Planters

Managing forests for specific outcomes almost always yields greater satisfaction, and a wider range of benefits, than doing nothing. Not managing is sorta like letting children do whatever they want, whenever they want, without any guidance. Sure, they’ll growup, probably. But they’re likely to be monsters!
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Community Calendar

Saturday 5th Annual Bottle Lit Snowshoe The Gateway loop at the Munising Bike Park will once again be lit up by decorated wine bottles strung in the trees along the trail. Glow sticks will be placed along the trail for the kiddos (see if they can find all of them). Join us for an enchanting snowshoe (conditions will be updated the day of the event). Snowshoes may or may not be required depending on depth of snow and trail conditions. 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. on January 27th.
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Community Calendar

Saturday Pancake Breakfast at Grand Island Lodge (Mason) Grand Island Lodge # 422 will be serving pancake breakfast on Saturday, January 20th from 9:00 am till Noon. The Lodge is located at 228 W. Onota St in Munising. The public is invited.
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Free Skate for All!

Thanks to a generous donation from Alger County Communities that Care (AC3) anyone who wants to can enjoy ice skating in the months to come. Alger Centennial Arena had already placed ‘Free Skate’ on their schedule, meaning anyone could skate during those times with no cost for admission.
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