Mighty Appetizing

Posted on April 5th, 2018
Ahhh…the appetizer.  Your pre-meal snack that sometimes fills you up so you can barely fit in your entrée.  What would dinner be without an appetizer?  Probably a few hundred calories less, but not nearly as satisfying!  Appetizers come in a multitude of shapes and flavo…

Simply Spring

Posted on March 19th, 2018
Spring has sprung, but not everyone will be heading south in search of sandy beaches. If your compass points north, we have a few suggestions for spring break fun in the Gaylord area! The Alpine Chocolat Haus is certainly no secret (it would be impossible to keep their decadent chocolate covered pota

Past My Bedtime

Posted on March 1st, 2018
If you’re anything like me, then you are not a rock star anymore. Going “out on the town” is a distant memory; going out of the house past 8:00 p.m. in the winter is virtually nonexistent! But every now and then, you have that undeniable urge to do what you always say you will do – get together with…

Valentine’s Day Trifecta – Snowshoes, the Spa and Squid

Posted on February 2nd, 2018
Although I tend to prefer nontraditional or more personalized date options, when it comes to Valentine’s Day, I want to do it up right!  I’m talking roses, candlelit dinners and the type of gift that comes in a perfectly wrapped and ribbon adorned box.  This holiday brings out the bes…

I’m sensing a pattern here

Posted on January 12th, 2018
Out See Go
By Chris Engle, contributor The beauty of days like today, when ice and wind has battered my ambitions and frozen my garage doors shut, is knowing that I took advantage of the better days when they were here. My sanity relies on fishing once a week and walking in the woods at least every other da…

4 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on January 2nd, 2018
The ball drops. Fireworks explode against the now-January night sky. This is it, the moment everyone shouts “Happy New Year” and reaches for a midnight smooch from someone nearby. But all you can think is “it’s here…the diet I said I would start after the holidays.” The ever-popular Ne…

Celebrate the Sweet Stuff

Posted on December 5th, 2017
As if trays of savory, bite size hors d’oeuvres, delectable holiday dips and sherbet topped punches at holiday parties weren’t already enough to derail my attempt at dieting, December is full of recognition days centered on the sweet stuff – I’m talking brownies, cookies, cupcakes a…

Exploring Pigeon Forest is child’s play for KOO

Posted on November 13th, 2017
Out See Go
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…

Otsego Club Skiing Opens to the Public

Posted on November 9th, 2017
Gaylord, MI–Since 1939, Otsego Club in Gaylord, MI, has made its name as a private ski facility with an historic and beautiful resort. Otsego Club is pleased to announce that this once-private club is now open to the public! Otsego Club has the exceptional ability to combine the historical el…

Sandwiches – Not Just Peanut Butter and Jelly Anymore!

Posted on November 3rd, 2017
What is the timeless #1 go-to meal for fussy children?  While peanut butter and jelly sandwiches may have saved many of us from starving, over the years we grew to crave more between our bread.  Fortunately, Gaylord is filled with a heaping helping of appetizing options that do not requir…