Thursday, June 08, 2006

Enjoy a Northern Michigan Bike Ride

The Top of Michigan Trails Council has posted an events calendar on their website with a schedule of the many organized bike rides which will be held in Northern Michigan this summer.

TOMTC is a mostly volunteer, non-profit organization that works with various units of government and numerous other organizations to build a network of recreational trails in eight northern Michigan counties, including Alpena, Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Montmorency, Otsego, and Presque Isle counties.

Get out and explore all of the beauty Northern Michigan has to offer! Have fun and enjoy one of the many bike rides available to you in our area.

Top of Michigan Trails Council Full Events Calendar

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Petoskey Pointe Groundbreaking

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the proposed $60 million Petoskey Pointe redevelopment project took place on Friday, June 26th. According to Dr. David Jankowski, a partner in Farmington Hills based Developer Lake Street Petoskey Associates, "It is our sincere hope that the final product can be a development that Petoskey can be proud of."

The Petoskey Pointe project is expected to be completed by 2008. Plans include residential and hotel condominiums, a spa, parking garage, conference center, restaurant, courtyard and retail space. Northwestern Bank is also planning to build a new office on the block.

Demolition of the existing buildings on the block, including the old Gaslight Cinema, is slated to begin this week. I remember watching the movie "Jaws" at the Gaslight Cinema in the summer of 1975, over thirty years ago. Wow! Has it been that long? The line for "Jaws" wrapped around onto Mitchell Street. Same thing with Star Wars in 1977. The old Gaslight Cinema sure had character, unlike the new "Petoskey Cinema." It will be sad to see it finally come down, even though it has been closed for a few years now. Oh well, I guess that's progress. . .

Ground Broken for Petoskey Pointe [Petoskey News Review]