The winter months are going by quickly, with just enough snow for winter activities. Snow fell heavily Sunday, February 12. Snowmobilers are making good use of the wellgroomed trails. We appreciate the volunteers of the Straits Area Snowmobile Club who take care of grooming the snowmobile trails. A new volunteer this year is Tucker Thomas.
The 2017 Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship will take place on Chain Lake Thursday, February 16, through Sunday, February 19. The weather has not been cold enough for long enough to form solid ice to hold the event on its usual location on Moran Bay, so it will return to Chain Lake, where it was also held in 2012. Almost 200 hockey teams will compete, and admission is free for spectators. The Detroit Red Wings alumni exhibition game at Little Bear East Arena Friday at 7 p.m. will be offered free of charge for spectators this year.
The Mackinac Animal Aid Association will sponsor a Valentine’s Day bake sale Saturday, February 18, starting at 9:30 a.m,. at the Family Fare grocery store in St. Ignace. Donated baked goods are appreciated and may be dropped off the morning of the sale between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit homeless pets in Mackinac County.
21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace.
Happy birthday to Lori Botsford and Paul Krause February 15, Marcy Bentgen and Teeny Fraser February 17, Mike Herman February 19, Robbie Kittel February 20, Jim Bentgen, Doug Noble, and my nephew, Jeff Smith, February 21, and my niece, Sandy Kirchoff, February 22.
Happy anniversary wishes to Mike and Dana Keuten February 22. Wishing you a wonderful day. Mike still travels all around the United States and enjoys each town he visits.
Holly and Jim Romano of Traverse City were recent visitors to St. Ignace. While here they saw Jim’s sister, Denise Beaudoin, and Holly’s aunt, Miriam Blair. Jim says he is enjoying his retirement. It was good to see them.
Have a great week, and stay warm.