OSCODA – The annual Northern Lights Parade and Community Celebration will return this weekend on Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown Oscoda beginning at 5 p.m.

EAST TAWAS – An evening of festive activities will again herald the official beginning of the holiday season in East Tawas with a parade and the 46th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Friday.

OSCODA – The Oscoda Campus of Alpena Community College (ACC) has announced the launch of its quarterly ACC Talks program – which is being described as the institute’s version of TED Talks for Northern Michigan.

OSCODA – The Huron Shore Regional Utility Authority (HSRUA) has released its 2020 preliminary budget, which proposes increases for all five of the municipalities which receive treated water from HSRUA.

ANN ARBOR – The Great Lakes Fishery Commission reported last week that populations of the invasive, parasitic sea lamprey remain at near-historic lows, below targets, in Lakes Michigan and Ontario, and above target, but holding steady, in Lakes Huron, Superior and Erie.  

TAWAS CITY – The Tawas City Council has made a counter proposal to potentially rent out the building in Anchor Park. The decision was made, among other action, at their Nov. 4 meeting.

LANSING – Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine announced her November office hours for residents of Alpena, Presque Isle, Alcona, and Iosco counties and parts of Cheboygan County.

TAWAS CITY – At a special meeting of the Tawas Area Schools (TAS) Board of Education on Oct. 28, Superintendent John Klinger presented a proposal from Athletic Director Matt Unke for the district to join a newly formed athletic conference for football only. 

Daylight saving time (DST) will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, requiring clocks to be set back by one hour to standard time, meaning brighter mornings, but darker evenings for most Americans.

EAST TAWAS – The ceremony to dedicate a plaque honoring retired Four-Star General Earl T. O’Loughlin has been set for Monday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. Local resident and retired teacher Jane Ruster, who has been instrumental in bringing this event to fruition, outlined the details of the Veterans …

EAST TAWAS – Meal deliveries for elderly, home-bound community members may be one of the most important services offered through the Tawas Senior Center. However, a recurring setback for the nonprofit facility has been finding the drivers needed to deliver the food.

LANSING – Following a months-long, blinded selection process, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced on Oct. 17 the selection of two outside legal teams to support the Department of Attorney General on two critical litigation fronts – opioids and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeri Jo Meyer is being recognized by Continental Who's Who in the field of Real Estate as a Top Broker as the Owner of Inspired Home Real Estate and Staging.

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the world's community in recognizing and observing the International Human Rights day on December 10. Nations that are members of the UN are bound to respect human rights enshrined in the Charter and in the Declaration.

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Dec. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Agree Realty Corporation (NYSE: ADC) (the "Company") today announced it has entered into a Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement to increase its senior unsecured credit facility (the "Credit Facility") to $600 million. The Credit Facility is comprised of a $500 million unsecured revolving credit facility (the "Revolving Facility") and $65 million and $35 million unsecured term loans (together, the "Unsecured Term Loans"). The Credit Facility includes an accordion option that allows the Company to request additional lender commitments up to a total of $1.1 billion. The Revolving Facility will mature in January 2024 with options to extend the maturity date to January 2025, and the Unsecured Term Loans will mature in January 2024.

TAWAS CITY – A National City woman was sentenced to time served after her guilty plea on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of malicious destruction of personal property-more than $1,000 but less than $20,000.

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TAWAS Twp. – The Michigan State Police (MSP) are investigating an attempted breaking-and-entering at the Dean Arbour Detail Shop, located on Nunn Road in Tawas Township.

PLAINFIELD Twp. – The Michigan State Police (MSP) are investigating a rollover crash that injured two people, with the driver suspected of having been under the influence of alcohol at the time.

TAWAS CITY – The Tawas Area hockey team continues to find ways to get victories, despite still being shorthanded. On Friday, the Braves were playing at Southgate Anderson and used a last-second goal by Jeff Shirkey to pick up an exciting 5-4 victory.

TAWAS CITY – Tawas Area may have been undermanned in its hockey season opener Friday night. The Braves certainly weren’t overmatched, however, as they picked up a high-scoring 8-6 win over vis…

TAWAS CITY – It appears as if there will be a new head football coach for the Tawas Area football team next fall. Tim Webb, after guiding the Braves as head coach of the team the last 14 seaso…

If you’re like most adults, you might have a hard time falling or staying asleep. In fact, a 2018 Consumer Report found that 68 percent of Americans struggle with their sleeping patterns at least once a week. That accounts for 164 million Americans. If you’re included in that number, you may want to try the phenomenon of “clean sleep.”

While eating meatless has an array of health benefits and even significantly reduces your carbon footprint, there is undoubtedly a price you pay cutting out meat. Vegetarians and vegans commonly struggle with making up these crucial nutrients and vitamins

In the wake of the recent opioid crisis, cannabidiol appears to have become a promising super drug that may lower opioid dependence. Now, CBD, the nonpsychoactive molecule in the cannabis plant and one of the two main components in marijuana has garnered several advocates in other industries, including the world of sports.

An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This includes an estimated 5.6 million people age 65 and older and 200,000 people younger than 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s. One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia. It’s a disease that Amy Losak of Teaneck, New Jersey, knows all too well.

While the weather on Oct. 31, 2019 brought in rain, wind and cold temperatures, that didn’t deter event goers from getting out and showing off their costumes. The annual event is sponsored by the East Tawas Business Association.