Tapping into springtime

Posted on March 16th, 2017
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By Chris Engle, contributor Songbirds whistled in the crowns of maple trees yesterday to the tune of cordless drills cutting holes into the trunks below. The morning’s labor marked the beginning of spring for Ivan Witt (pictured above), a maple-syrup maker who draws his raw material …

‘Tie One On’ to beat winter blues

Posted on March 1st, 2017
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By Chris Engle, contributor ***Please note: Due to poor road conditions, the ‘Tie One On’ event scheduled for the evening of March 2, has been canceled. The next event is still on for March 16. Any indication that spring is near has literally gone out the window – I’m lookin…

An Afternoon To Myself

Posted on February 28th, 2017
By: SocialJM My group had plans to hit the trails, so I decided to slip away to Downtown Gaylord in search of an outfit for a friend’s wedding. First stop was to fuel up at Seams Like New, an eclectic coffee shop and consignment store.   I ordered a Berry White Latte and relaxed, swaying gently in th…

A fine day for an ice fishing derby

Posted on February 21st, 2017
Out See Go by Chris Engle, contributor Historically held on one of the worst weather weekends of the year, Saturday’s Youth Ice Fishing Derby instead came with sunshine and a sweet southerly breeze that carried with it 70 young anglers and their families ready to fish Otsego Lake. Feb. 18, 2…

Take time Feb. 18 to fish with your kids

Posted on January 29th, 2017
Out, See, Go by Chris Engle, contributor Darkness fell across Otsego Lake and the wind picked up, pounding on the fabric walls of my shanty like the cold breath of the big, bad wolf. I unzipped the door and stepped out to shovel more snow against the walls to secure the shelter in its place on the ice. By th…

What to know before fishing our frozen lakes

Posted on December 21st, 2016
Out, See, Go, by Chris Engle, contributor I had been planning to spend this month’s blog sharing some fishing and ice-safety advice before last weekend’s tragic news of the death of two local fishermen. Regrettably, in light of these terrible events, I feel I should open with a refresher in ice s…

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!

Posted on December 16th, 2016
We used to make fun of Uncle Bob’s ugly sweater.  But now, we want to borrow it.  The ugly Christmas sweater knows no bounds.  As if the ugly sweater wasn’t ugly enough already, we have found new ways to embellish and add to its hideousness. The ugly sweater is now 3D with lights, tinsel and even s…

So What’s with all Gaylord’s White Stuff?

Posted on December 15th, 2016
THE SKINNY ON GAYLORD’S SNOW FROM JIM KEYSOR OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE There are myriad ways our region stands out, though our most well known attribute may just be the heaping helping of white stuff we receive each winter. And we mean lots of snow— the fluffiest, most amazing kind of snow yo…

How to have your own elk encounter

Posted on November 23rd, 2016
Out See Go, by Chris Engle, contributor My first run-in with a wild elk became a close call with an entire herd. I was snowmobiling with family through Montmorency County about 40 or 50 miles east of Gaylord when the lead sled came to a sudden halt. My uncle shut off his machine and lifted his helmet. I pul…

Locals Vote Best Chili in Gaylord

Posted on October 7th, 2016
  It’s fall and there is nothing better than a warm hearty bowl of chili.  Chili, with beans or without, spicy or mild, from white chicken, beef or venison; a bowl of chili is just as unique as the individual who eats it.  Eat it alone or pour it over fries and baked potatoes.  Add garnishes lik…

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