Pentwater women’s club to hold Wine and Art by the Water

May 15, 2014

PENTWATER — The Pentwater Women’s Club is hosting its eighth annual “Wine and Art by the Water” scholarship benefit on Sunday, May 18 from 2-5 p.m. at the Pentwater Yacht Club on Dover Street.  The event will include a silent auction of over 100 items (art, jewelry, gift certificates, etc.), wine tasting of over 55 different wines coordinated by Hansen’s Foods, and delectable gourmet…

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Anglers catching brown trout and lake trout while trolling

May 15, 2014

From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Weekly Fishing Tip: Taking great catch-and-release photos Are you an avid catch-and-release angler? Do you like to take photos of the fish you catch, prior to returning them to the water? Do you know the safest way to take these photos so you ensure the fish can live to be caught another day?…

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Sheriff’s department warns residents about ‘aggressive’ salespeople

May 15, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The Oceana County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents about “aggressive” vacuum salespeople in the area. “We have had several complaints around the county of the Kirby salespeople,” said OCSD Lt. Craig Mast. “I have sent one report to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a possible warrant for trespassing. These Kirby salespeople come to…

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Rain showers this afternoon

May 15, 2014
Rain showers this afternoon

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  Thursday, May 15, 2014. Rain showers developing around 1 p.m. The rain will become steadier later. Cloudy and windy. Temperatures steady near the low 40s. Winds NNW at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Sunset: 9:04 p.m. Tonight. Mostly cloudy early,…

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CMA winner John Berry will perform Sunday in Ludington

May 15, 2014
CMA winner John Berry will perform Sunday in Ludington

By Kate Krieger. OCP Correspondent. PERE MARQUETTE TWP. (Mason County) – It’s not everyday when a Country Music Award winner and Grammy Award nominee come to a small city like Ludington to perform, but that is about to change. L.A.K.E. (Ludington Area Kingdom Events), a non-denominational organization providing financial assistance to youth groups will be presenting singer/songwriter John Berry in…

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Country tribute band featured in West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes series

May 14, 2014
Country tribute band featured in West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes series

LUDINGTON — Megastars of Country will be the featured act for the second West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes 2014 concert series this summer.  Featuring tribute hits from country greats of Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and George Strait, this show will celebrate some of the greatest country music hits ever recorded. The free concert will take place Saturday, August…

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Beware of fraudulent salespeople

May 13, 2014

HART – Mayor Pro Tem Sara Bizon announced during Tuesday night’s council meeting that there are individuals in the city identifying themselves as vacuum sales people who are allegedly attempting to commit crimes. Bizon said that a Hispanic man, a white woman and an African American man have been attempting to gain access to people’s homes to sell vacuum cleaners.…

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Golden Twp returns to Hart fire board

May 13, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – City council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night that brings Golden Township back to the Hart Area Joint Fire Administrative Board. The fire board has been comprised of four municipalities since 1966 – the City of Hart, Golden Township, Hart Township and Weare Township. Last year, Golden Township withdrew from the fire board…

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Swearing in

May 13, 2014
Swearing in

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Time for shrooming

May 13, 2014
Time for shrooming

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. Spring has sprung and morel mushroom season has begun. Many morel hunters are finding large quantities of good-sized morels right now all over Oceana, Mason and Manistee counties. The white morels are popping up, and black ones were found earlier in the season. I have found two decent-sized messes of morels so far this season,…

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Visitor center volunteers needed

May 12, 2014

Silver Lake Sand Dunes – Hart Visitor Center Volunteers Wanted May 19 through September 13 Location: Silver Lake Sand Dunes – Hart Visitor Center, 2388 N. Comfort Drive, Hart, Mi 49420 HART — The Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Silver Lake Dunes – Hart Visitor Bureau are looking for volunteers to staff the visitors’ center…

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Track and field days

May 12, 2014

HART – Spitler Elementary School’s track and field days are set for next Tuesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 22. Students will participate in a ¼-mile run/walk, softball throw, potato sack race, soccer activities, a tug-of-war and other events. Kindergarteners will have track and field Tuesday at 12:45 p.m., and the other grades will participate Thursday, beginning at 9 a.m.…

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