Artisans Featuring Photography, Oils & Watercolors, Stoneware Pottery, Jewelry,
Fabrics, Stained Glass, Gourd & Wine Bottle Art, Santa Dolls, Dried Arrangements,
Book Signing, Hooked Rugs, Shaker Boxes, Felted/Mittens & Purses, Caricatures
Quilt Show with quilts and quilted items. Over 75 quilts will be on display, many are heirloom treasures. These quilts are from collections of area quilters and are not to be missed! Quilt raffles will be held. Many talented artisans will have their work displayed and available for sale. Antique dealers will be there for those looking for just that special treasure. Watch for signs.
Let your imagination soar! and participate in our Bear Lake’s Scarecrow Harvest. At businesses up and down US 31 and at residences in the Village and around the lake we’re hoping to see scarecrows galore! Date to put them up is October 1; takedown is October 31. Let’s decorate Bear Lake for Fall and have lots of fun with a celebration of Autumn.
Crafts and fun activities are in store for the kids. This special event is provided and supervised by church volunteers.
Food, DJ, Hayrides, Music, Apple Cider, Carved Pumpkins and much, much more!
Downtown Bear Lake Village.
* Live Music by Area Musical Groups
* Food Available throughout Downtown
* Pumpkin Patch at the beach near the “Bear”
* Pumpkin Chuckin’ Competition 1-3 pm near Blarney Castle Corporate Headquarters
* Pumpkin Carving Contest to be sponsored by Village Cafe and to be held right next to the Cafe.
Open for all ages. Entries must be submitted by 9am on Sat. Oct.10. and will be on display 9am to 3 pm. The awards’ ceremony will be held at 3 pm
* Last Chance Cruise In Car Display 11 am – 3 pm
at Rock’s Retreat Corner of US 31 and Norconk
* Carver’s Museum 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Ladies of the Lake are still working on events and would like to hear from YOU about what else you’d like to have included to make Bear Lake’s Autumn’s Glory Day one to remember! Contact 864-3696 for suggestions or questions.
Contact: Jo Ann Johnson.
Phone: (231) 864-2131
The Garden Theater has gone through extensive renovations including upgraded digital sound equipment, new seats, new state of art heating & cooling system and a complete restoration of the Art Deco interior.
Please Join us this summer for our new series, Garden Greats celebrating the best in film.
All tickets for Garden Greats $5.00 Start time 8 pm Thursdays. Special thanks to Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa for underwriting the inaugural Garden Greats film series: 8/13 – The Wrestler, 8/20 The Reader, 8/27 Gran Torino!
The Lights Are Back On At The Garden Theatre Frankfort!!
FIRST RUN MOVIES!!
The Garden Theater located in downtown Frankfort Michigan was built in 1924 and from all accounts has been in continuous operation since that time. In June of this year, The Garden was purchased by a group of community members in June of 2008 with the intent of renovating the building and giving life back to this Northern Michigan treasure. The new ownership will continue to show first run movies and will also expand with independent films, foreign cinema and Saturday afternoon shows during the winter months. Live theater and music could also be part of the future once improvements are made to the existing stage.
The Garden Theater LLC members have invested over $150,000 to upgrade the building and prepare for year round operation. Future projects will include new seats(watch for the campaign), digital projection, concession area upgrades and many smaller projects too numerous to mention.
If you are interested in learning more about the future of The Garden or wishing to be part of the upcoming Seat Campaign please register on the “contact us” page of the website.
General comments or concerns can be sent to email@example.com
The Bear Lake Promoters have just redesigned and reissued their popular Bike Maps. Spring, Summer or Fall, riding your bike around Bear Lake, Michigan has something for those who just like a leisurely pedal or enjoy a real challenge! Stop off at one of our restaurants for refreshments afterwards! See
for a link to each map. Enjoy!
(Donnel Grahl, Debbie Street and Beata Hunt) will be performing. We hope that you will be able to stop by and listen to us perfrom in beautiful Downtown Bear Lake!! For more information about us please call
ORDER ‘UNCOMMON SENSE’…..price is $9.43 plus the Governor or 10 Bucks….add $3.00 for shipping.
Email order to firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently introduced as the ‘2009 Pauline Jaquish Stimulus Package’, the book, “Uncommon Sense”, has been received very well, according to author Pauline Jaquish. “I have been overwhelmed at the response.
I’ve been telling everyone that I am into my second printing…..you can do that when you just print 10 at a time!”
Uncommon Sense is a short book with short stories that will tickle your funny bone.
It is an ideal gift for anyone who needs something to give them a little break from the difficult times that touch us all.
What the readers are saying:
PJ…. If ANYONE could turn out a book like Pondering with PJ, it would have to be some nut like you!!! May your retirement fund grow….and when you get to be REALLY famous…don’t forget the small fry! JB, Big Rapids
PJ..I really enjoy your articles in the Manistee News Advocate….my aunt enjoys your articles too so I think your book would be a great birthday gift for her. SE, Manistee
PJ…Thank you for all the happy moments you bring to the lives of others. God Bless You. DR, Ludington
April 2, 6-9 pm, Onekama Township hosted a Michigan Association of Planning session entitled “Planning and Zoning Essentials”. For more information (231)889-3308 | FAX: (231) 889-5587, email: email@example.com
This is the first course Onekama will be offering and was an information-packed program ideal for introducing new, or prospective, planning commissioners and zoning boards of appeal members to their roles and responsibilities.
It also served more experienced officials looking to refresh their skills and build upon existing knowledge.
The Instructor was John Iacoangelli, AICP, PCP, LEED AP, Principal with Beckett & Raeder Inc., who has 35 years experience as a community planner.
Outstanding Initiatives: Regional Planning
In an effort to promote and recognize high quality, innovative planning efforts in northwest Lower Michigan, projects were selected for the Northwest Michigan Regional Planning Awards in preparation for the statewide planning awards program offered by the Michigan Association of Planning. Award nominations for each category were accepted from individuals and local governments, and were reviewed by
the Planner’s Review and Advisory Committee, an advisory board to the Council of Governments.
Regional Planning award recipients demonstrate initiative, originality, innovation, effectiveness, quality, and leadership in planning for our communities.
On February 25, Bear Lake, Onekama, Cleon Township, Village of East Lake, US Coast Guard Manistee, Manistee County Dive Team, Manistee K-9 Unit, Manistee County Sheriff and Under Sheriff, County Snowmobile Patrol, Wexford County Dive Team, Missaukee County Dive Team, West Shore Hospital EMS, City of Manistee all spent the day on Bear Lake practicing for an event they hope never happens.
Recently there have been several tragedies involving good people who were caught by unpredictable ice conditions on area lakes. As Spring approaches, what can look like good snow and ice cover can hide a tragedy waiting to happen.
Braving frigid waters and biting wind, Fire, EMS and First Responders systematically practiced safety procedures for retrieving victims who fall through the ice on inland lakes.
Remember these folks the next time you need help. To see a video clip, at high or low resolution, go to:
Bear Lake Days 2009 Craft Fair
to Register for the 2009 Bear Lake Days Arts and Crafts Fair
Yes, there are other Bear Lake’s in Michigan! But we’re the only one with a Zip Code – 49614!
Bear Lake has it’s own web site at
where you can find companion information about what’s going on in our corner of Manistee County.
We plan to use this Blog as a companion to the web site, as a means to get information out to our own community and to anyone else who once called, or would like to call Bear Lake Michigan ‘home’.
Stay tuned for regular articles from local contributors, commentary and discussion forums.
Bear Lake may have it’s roots in the 19th Century but we’re moving down the 21st Century information highway as fast as we can….. stay tuned.