September 30, 2014
Opinion
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2010 is the first year for the Standish Summerfest. Every week until the end of summer, there will be some kind of musical act located in the gazebo and at the Depot in Downtown Standish. From the Rifle River Folk Strings to classic Buddy Holly songs, the Summerfest has entertainment for music fans of all types, and it is free. more
Share your Michigan adventure with us The weather is getting hotter, and the sun is out more often than not. In the state of Michigan, this means that it’s time for that big family trip, to make those memories that you will never forget. Whether it’s a trip with the family, or just a trip with best friends, more than likely there will be fun times to be had. We here at the Arenac Independent want to hear about everyone’s own Michigan adventure. The state of Michigan has plenty of vacation destinations within just a few hours’ drive. Whether it’s that summer fishing trip to the Upper Peninsula, a weekend on the lake, or camping in one of the state’s many unique campgrounds, we would like to hear our readers’ stories. Why? Because in the next couple of weeks, the Arenac Independent will be starting the “Our Story” picture section, in which we will post pictures from our readers’ recent trips. From the Keewanee Peninsula, to wooded lands of Northen Michigan and the bustling cities of the mitten, there is a lot to do and a lot to see for tourists of all kinds, and we want to do our part to promote our state. From one-day short trips to weeklong vacations, there are a lot of memories to be shared. Take a little time to share your story with us. If you would like to share your story, e-mail your photo along with a description of when, and why the trip was taken to news@arenacindependent.com with “Our Story” in the subject line. All e-mails should include captions for the photos that describe the location, time, and full names of those who are in the photo. Readers may also mail their stories and pictures to “Our Story” Arenac County Independent 1010 W. Cedar St. P.O. Box 699 Standish, MI 48658 Pictures that are mailed may be picked up at the office after they have run in the paper. Readers please include phone number, and name in case we need to get in contact. more
Tom Izzo is here for good. All of the state of Michigan can take a sigh of relief that one of the most iconic sports figures in the nation is staying home, and staying loyal to Michigan State University. Finally, an already rich and famous person turned down more money for the love and loyalty that he has for his school and his state. Tom Izzo leads by example by showing that hard work, love and loyalty can get you anywhere. more
Growing up in metro Detroit and living there for much of my life, there were plenty of options available when I decided to turn on the radio. Whether it was top 40 music, adult contemporary, country, news, or sports talk, the Motor City offered plenty of choices for radio listeners. However, with my move to Northern Michigan in August 2007, there weren’t as many options on my radio dial. more
Well, Jim Joyce, aren’t you the popular one? That was sarcasm. Replay shows that Galarraga clearly covered the bag in time, caught the throw from Miguel Cabrera in time, and should have immediately started a once-in-a-lifetime celebration with his teammates, coach and thousands of fans. Instead, Galarraga threw a complete game, one-hit shutout. Not too shabby, unless you consider that he was perfect through 8 2/3 innings and clearly got the final out in a perfect game! more
The scene: screaming teenage girls pummeling each other to get to the front of the stage, crying when their favorite musician appears. News stations immediately begin to compare the reaction to the … more
I’m only 26 years old, but believe it or not, there was a time when I lived in a house with one television channel. Maybe my family was behind the times, but at my grandparents’ house in … more
Believe In Yourself!
Occasionally, someone will accuse me of being overly optimistic. However, this isn't really true. I know there are emormous problems to deal with, hardships and things that go wrong. Like many of … more
Is anyone else sick of “American Idol”? Of course I mean anyone other than judge Simon Cowell, who appears so annoyed with being at the show in every episode it’s a shock that he actually … more
In last week’s Independent, in the story “AuGres-Sims discusses cuts,” AGS Board Chairman Robert Lutz said the board was open to community input on what the district should cut, eliminate or … more
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