By Chris Engle, contributor All outdoor adventurers start somewhere. For Kids Outdoors Otsego (KOO), here and now works just fine. KOO – pronounced “coo” by its fans – is the brainchild of Sam Cornelius and Nancie Kersey, longtime friends and colleagues in education. They forme…
By Chris Engle, contributor I’ve written about the Sturgeon River Preserve before but it’s always worth revisiting this time of year, when fall colors stretch all the way from the dense canopy to the musty forest floor there. It’s the vividly colored fungi that get mos…
By Chris Engle, contributor I had doubts last week whether Paige would make it all the way to our destination within the Pigeon River Country State Forest without me carrying her at some point. I also wondered if she should be wearing her new shoes for kindergarten, but they were the only ones…
It was a recent summer Thursday evening and Main Street in Gaylord offered sensory overload in sounds of live music, the smell of a great variety of food and people watching. In the past g…
By Chris Engle, contributor to GaylordMichigan.net There’s a body of water in southern Otsego County where a long-running commercial comes to mind when exploring its far corners. You know the one, with a battery-powered bunny cruising around beating a drum? The pink rabbit with black…
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