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Red Cross Blood Drives

Michigan Blood Drives
Feb 3                  American House Petoskey                              noon-5:45
Feb 6                  Petoskey Central Elementary
Feb 6                  Wolverine Community Center                          11:30-5:15
Feb 7                  East Jordan Civic Center                                 noon-5:45
Feb 7                  Presbyterian Church of Traverse City             1-6pm
Feb 9                  Belaire St Lukes Catholic                                 noon-5:45
Feb 9                  TC West High School                                      8am-2pm
Feb 10       Harbor Springs Holy Childhood                       noon-5:45
Feb 10       TC Central High School                                   8-2:30
Feb 13       Central Lake High School                                noon-5:45
Feb 14       Cheboygan Eagles                                          noon-5:45
Feb 16       Traverse City Elks                                           noon-5:45
Feb 17       Charlevoix Hospital                                          10-3:45
Feb 21       St Ignace LaSalle High School                        8:30-1:15
Feb 22       Gaylord High School                                        8-1:15
Feb 22       Elk Rapids High School                                   8-2pm
Feb 23       Soo Area High School                                     8:30-2pm
Feb 24       Diocese of Gaylord                                          noon-5:45
Feb 27       Boyne City Christ Lutheran Church                 noon-5:45
Feb 27       St Francis Church in Traverse City                           1-7pm
Feb 28       The Leelanau School in Glen Arbor                11-3pm

Get Your Chili On!

The 13th Annual Harbor Springs Chili Cook Off is Sunday, February 19 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at Birchwood Farms Country Club. Enjoy tastes from professionals and amateurs, and then cast your vote for the best chili in the two categories. Cost is $12 for adults and Kids 12 and Under eat free, thanks to support from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. You are invited to bring your own snowshoes to Sunday's Chili Cook Off so that, after you've tasted all the great chili and voted for your favorite chefs, you can try out the trails at Birchwood. Everyone attending the event is encouraged to bring a non-perishable item for the Harbor Springs Food Pantry. More details here.

Know Your History

Historical Essay Contest - Deadline April 21
The Emmet County Historical Commission is once again holding its annual Historical Essay Contest, which is open to any third- or fourth-grade student in Emmet County, including home-schooled children. First-place earns $100, while second-place wins $50. The teacher of the winning student also will receive a $50 stipend to use for classroom supplies. Contact Beth Anne Eckerle at 231-348-1704 or email Deadline is April 21

Crooked Tree Art Center Market

Crooked Tree Arts Center Farmers and Artisans Market, Fridays thru June 9, 11-1
If it's locally grown or handmade, chances are you will find it at the CTAC Artisans and Farmers Market. Seasonal produce will be available as well as gift items, textiles, pottery & more.

Indoor Farmers Market

Boyne City Farmers Market, Boyne District Library Red Barn, Saturdays, 9-noon thru April 29.
The Boyne City Farmers Market moves inside for the winter.  16 local vendors are on hand during this season with scones, maple syrup, jam and jellies and more.

Old Town Playhouse

Outside Mullingars, Old Town Play House, Feb 10-25, Thurs, Fri and Sat, 7:30pm
Two lovelorn Irish farmers haven’t a clue about love. Introverted and eccentric, these hopeless singletons must overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries and their own romantic fears to find happiness. This tenderhearted portrait uses humor and poetic prose to remind us it’s never too late to take a chance on love. Tickets at

Business After Hours

Petoskey and Harbor Springs Business After Hours, Feb 23, 5-7 at Nubs Nob
Catch up, network, enjoy hors d’oeuves and cocktails with other area business people. Great door prizes too!  Admission is $7, $12 for not yet members.

Swirl in February

February Swirl, Feb 23, 5:30-7 at Crooked Tree Arts Center Petoskey
Swirl is a delicious blend of culture, libations, and fun! Mingle in our galleries while enjoying live music with Kirby Snively and sampling  beer from Petoskey Brewing, and appetizers from Vernales. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of event at

Support Chefs in Training

A Taste of Success, Sip, Savor, Support, Feb 24, 6:30, NMC
Meet the great chefs of tomorrow! Join us for a fabulous strolling dinner of international cuisine with local wine, craft beers, and more. At this unique event at NMC's Great Lakes Campus, all of the food is prepared by Great Lakes Culinary Institute students and served at numerous tasting tables. 
Throughout the evening, you will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win amazing gift packages, to support GLCI scholarships, and to participate in other efforts to help the students.
Tickets available at
Lite 96.3 Features 

February Connecting Women in Business

Join Lite 96.3 for the annual Connecting Women in Business GO GRANTS Fundraiser Luncheon that features an amazing silent auction, Tuesday, February 28th at the Sage Restaurant in the Odawa Casino.  The money raised by the silent auction goes directly to Go Grants. 

Go Grants are an important element of the Connecting Women in Business Group. Grants provide small grants to girls in grades 6 to 10 in the Char-Em ISD service area and reach out to young girls in the area who have an idea and a passion to try something new. Grants range up to $500.  Since 2010, 121 girls have received almost $44,000 in GO Grants.

The Cost to attend is $35. $17 of the ticket price goes directly to the grants program as well as proceeds from the silent auction and sponsorships. Click here to register.

Find your new career here.

Are you ready to become everything you know you can be? There are careers waiting that will fit your needs and desires. Ready to get started in your new life? Click here and see who is looking for you.

Teddy Bear Patrol is on the move.

The Lite 96.3 Teddy Bear Patrol delivered bears to first responders during EMS week. Emmet, Cheboygan and Charlevoix EMS and sheriff deputies are now stocked up for a busy summer. Your donations have provided hundreds of bears and they so appreciate it! Click here to read more.
Pet of the Week 

This is our Buddy.  He is sweet and smart and just wants to be your friend.  Buddy loves to go for walks and car rides.  He will be next to your side and be helping you with whatever you are doing.  Buddy would do well in just about any lifestyle, but we think he would excel in an active one.  Read more about me here.
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