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Women, Winter and Fun

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Explore, experience and enjoy Michigan winter activities and events just for women.
 
Women's Winter Tour The Kalamazoo Nature Center has a “Connecting Women & Nature” series designed for women, by women, to explore outdoor recreation through hands-on, non-threatening experiences. Female experts share instructions, tips and strategies on how to become an avid outdoorswoman. Courses are designed for women to “get their feet wet” but even the experienced woman will benefit from sharing the out-of-doors with another woman. The series is open to any woman 14 years of age and older. Among the areas of focus is cross country skiing. An evening outing is planned for Tuesday, February 8 in Kalamazoo. Other programs focusing on dogsledding, snowshoeing, kayaking, rafting and fly fishing are also scheduled for 2005.  
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Michigan Islands Make Great Winter Destinations

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X-county 1 d rutt.jpgMichigan’s islands are widely known as summer vacation spots, bustling with travelers from near and far. In the winter, these islands roll out the white carpet like no place else, offering a serene and relaxing getaway.

Beaver Island: With more than 50 miles of trails and scenic beauty galore, you’ll find the remoteness of this island refreshing. One can cross country ski or snowshoe for hours here, covering acres of land, and see more deer than people or cars. Beaver Island is accessible this time of year by Island Airways out of Charlevoix. Bring your own skis on the plane or rent them at the Emerald Isle Hotel and Erin Motel, both open year round.   more...

 



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Gourmet Glide

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Skiing at GarlandIt's been called the "Tastiest Ski Trail in the World." With five gourmet buffet stations spread out along the 10km trail, you'll burn off calories as fast as you consume them during Garland's Gourmet Glide.

Cross-country skiing and gourmet cuisine are a natural pairing at Garland Resort in Lewiston, about 30 miles east of Gaylord. The Gourmet Glide is an unique cross-country experience that takes both seasoned Nordic and novice weekend skiers through the pined forest, at their own pace, on immaculately groomed trails and highlighted by five trail-side feasts.   more...

 



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Bluegills: Michigans most popular game fish

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By Kenny Darwin

When it comes to ice fishing, bluegills have captured the hearts of Michigan fishermen since the beginning of time. Bluegills ranks as the all-time favorite target for ice fishermen across the Wolverine State because they can be found in almost any body of water. These panfish are abundant, easy to catch, and they’re willing to bite under almost any conditions. Most anglers are happy with a mess of 7- to 8-inch ’gills. But trophy hunters are always trying to catch fish larger than a man’s hand —those that measure 10 inches. Anglers commonly find themselves sorting through plenty of small fish to save larger fish for dinner.   more...

 

 

 

 

 



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DN Western Regional Called On

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Lake Pepin at Lake City, MN
Via Jane Pegel:
"The DN Western Region Championship is scheduled to be held on Lake Pepin at Lake City, MN on January 8-9.

To get there, go to La Crosse, WI and drive north on the west side of the Mississippi River. Lake City is about 1 hour north of La Crosse.

Later this evening there will be launch site info and motel info available at 414-299-9305 or on the DN Bulletin Board.

Racing is in Gold and Silver divisions and there is a trophy for the top aluminum mast/plate runner boat in the silver division.

This regatta is always a lot of fun and this year because it falls just one week ahead of the World's Championship will be sure to draw a large number of boats from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, and Ohio. Maybe some European too."   more...

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Fred Stritt sails the Fritz at the 2004
 NIYA Regatta on Lake Monona
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Augering ice is made easy

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Tracy Kovac was ice fishing on Lake St. Clair one day five years ago and admits the experience on that morning changed his way of thinking.

"I love ice fishing, but by the time I finished hand-auguring a hole, I was sweating, tired, and sat there just cold and miserable," Kovac said Wednesday. "I thought, 'There must be a better way.'"

An avid ice fisherman since he was a teen-ager growing up in St. Clair Shores, Kovac said he has designed a bungee cord system that keeps pressure off the chuck and retains the drill from falling through the hole to the bottom of the lake.  more...

 



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Michigan: The land of snow machines

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GRAYLING -- Michigan grooms more than 6,000 miles of snowmobile trails. That might seem like a lot, but not when compared to 18,000 miles in Wisconsin, 22,000 in Minnesota and 30,000 in Ontario.

Yet snowmobiling is bigger business in Michigan than in any of those places because we have more snowmobiles. About 250,000 people buy $25 snowmobile permits to use our trails each year, roughly 200,000 from Michigan and the rest from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and a dozen other states.

They come here because we have a) snow; b) proximity, c) all those miles of scenic trails that don't exist in most other states, and d) a trail permit that is cheap compared to Wisconsin ($75) and Ontario (about $165).   more...

 



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Sno-Drift performance rally

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Jan. 28-29, Lewiston, Atlanta and Hillman in northeast Lower Peninsula. Street-legal cars compete over snow, ice and mud. Scheduled starts: 3:01 p.m. Jan. 28, Kneeland Street in Lewiston; 8:31 a.m. Jan. 29, Atlanta school parking lot, with finish about 6:30 p.m. at Hillman Community Center. Free. 248-760-1609 or www.rally-america.com.


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Snowmobilers want a lot more snow

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As you read this, a group of lawmakers and snowmobile enthusiasts should have been gliding into the western Upper Peninsula at the end of a 400-mile ride to showcase one of Michigan's premier winter activities.

It didn't happen.

New Year's weekend temperatures as high as the mid-50s in the northern Lower Peninsula, combined with two days of rain, wiped out most of the snowmobile trails between West Branch and Sault Ste. Marie. That forced postponement of the Michigan Snowmobile Association's annual ride until after the next heavy snowfall.  more...

 



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Understanding Winter

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Understanding Winter by Thomas M. SpringerLooking out the back door of my Michigan farmhouse, I see the morning sun creep above the frosted beige carpet of a soybean field. For a moment, it oozes like a globe of orange jelly between the oaks that stand in silhouette against the field's eastern boundary. Then, freed from the horizon's grasp, it illuminates a ribbon of high clouds in regal shades of gold and tangerine.

It's a fleeting and glorious picture, but you'd never know it by listening to the local radio station. The meteorologist, from his soundproofed cell in an urban office building 25 miles away, can only warn of the --1 degree wind chill. "It's a terribly cold morning," he says, a sentiment echoed by his fellow disc jockey. Both sound petrified by the thought of a normal winter's day in Michigan.
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Taxes come to head SugarLoaf owes property taxes

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An impending tax foreclosure on Sugar Loaf Resort is believed to be playing a significant role in efforts by the current owner of the property to sell it early next year.

The nominal owner of Sugar Loaf Resort – the Pacific XIX corporation headed by convicted tax felon Remo Polselli – could lose ownership of the defunct ski mecca to the State of Michigan unless 2002 property taxes are paid before the end of March, 2005.

A “show cause” hearing is scheduled for Jan. 17 in Lansing and a judicial foreclosure hearing is scheduled for Feb. 7 in Circuit Court in Leland.   more...

 



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ICE BOATS IN ART

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Sculptor and painter Harry Whitehorse is undoubtedly one of the most prolific and greatest ice boat artists in the world, not that there are that many to begin with! He was introduced to the sport in the 1960s when he was looking for a fast winter sport that would complement his summer passion, sprint car and midget auto racing. Harry sees the aesthetic beauty inherent in ice boats and has painted a series of ice boat paintings. Be sure and go to Harry's website to see more of his sculptures, paintings, and carvings.   more...

 



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Common sense rules on snomo trails

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The rumble and whine of snowmobiles can be heard across the Copper County. That's music to the ears of area business owners who rely on snowmobile tourism dollars remain open during the long winter months.

Snowmobiling continues to grow in popularity, with entire families planning vacations around the sport. There are not only more sleds on the trails but those sleds are faster than ever before, with even the smaller 440 and 500 models capable of reaching speeds close to 100 mph.

But snowmobiling, while a lot of fun, can be a very dangerous sport if the proper precautions are not exercised. Already, several riders have been injured and one killed in crashes this season.   more...

 



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Ice Boaters Enjoy a Perfect Day - See this Video!!

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They called it one of the best days of the year.

They are talking about the ice boating year.

Ice boating aficionados gathered on southwest White Bear Lake Friday to enjoy one of few good days of the year.

"It's such a limited season," said Jason Brown, who runs White Bear Boat Works across the street from the lake. Brown was setting sail on his Nite, a small, quick, two passenger ice boat.

Brown spent virtually all his time giving rides to people who've never been on an ice boat before.

He says, "These boats can reach up to 100 miles an hour, on natural power. That's what's cool about it, and scaring people half to death is the other fun thing about it."  more...

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Bloody Mary Eye Opener to Simon

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Congratulations to Greg Simon for being the first Renegade in club history to win the coveted Bloody Mary Eye Opener on Lake Kegonsa. Sailing his new boat, Simon battled Ken Norton, Don Anderson and seven other boats in the ten-lap shootout on hard, somewhat wet, and fast ice. Geoff Sobering took top honors in the DN fleet. The Renegades were able to get one more race in before the freezing rain made it too difficult to sail. Greg Simon again bested eleven other boats to take the second race. A working crack running through the middle of the lake prevented the Skeeters from racing, but the DNs and Renegades were able to set a course well away from the crack.   more...

 



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