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Blueberry Festival Opens Friday

Musical acts abound at 34th annual Blueberry Festival

IMLAY CITY — Organizers of the 34th annual Blueberry Festival are promising a weekend packed with entertainment. Dana Walker, executive director of the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce, said between the Rotary Club beer tent, the downtown stage and the childrens’ tent the festival will have more than 20 live acts to delight festival goers. Local pop/rock singer Justin […]

Blueberry Festival starts Friday in Imlay City

IMLAY CITY — Lapeer County’s second city is about to swell for two days starting Friday. Organizers of the 34th annual Imlay City Blueberry Festival are hoping the community of just over 3,500 will see its population explode by 10,000 Friday and Saturday. And while most of the blueberry farmers who convinced local residents to change their vegetable festival to […]

What’s Up?

Copper Creek to perform tonight on courthouse lawn LAPEER — Bluegrass band Copper Creek will perform this evening (July 24) from 6:30-8 p.m. on the courthouse lawn as part of the Downtown Lapeer Summer Concert Series. The free event is sponsored by the Lapeer Downtown Business Association. Bring your own lawn chairs and expect a wonderful summer evening. In the […]

Metamora-Hadley Rec Area to offer skating on synthetic ice

HADLEY TWP. — There are a lot of things to do in the summer at the Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area, but those who visit the park this weekend (July 24-26) will have the opportunity to try something truly unique — ice skating on synthetic ice. The inventors and world manufacturers of ecological ice (Xtraice) are coming to the Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area […]

The VIEW from here

Looking forward to making connections

I ’m not a huge fan of social media. I know I’m in the minority in today’s age, but I find it invasive. I feel like it began as an incredible way to connect people. It served as a way to connect those that would otherwise never know the other existed. It’s really amazing if you think about it. But […]

Where’s the VIEW?

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Lapeer Days festival to include local and regional acts on three stages

LAPEER — The annual Lapeer Days festival brings together people from all walks of life for three days each summer in downtown Lapeer. This year the festival is scheduled to take place Aug. 15-17. According to, “On Aug. 28, 1902, Alonzo A. Bostick and his son Austin celebrated the grand opening of Bostick Stove Works in Lapeer. Neither Alonzo […]

In Brief

Magic5 on stage tonight at Metamora concert series METAMORA — This evening’s weather, expected to be in the mid-70s, is perfect for a concert in the park, and at Harmer Park in Metamora that’s exactly what area residents can look forward to enjoy when Magic5 takes the stage from 7-9 p.m. Billed as “variety dance,” the Metamora Downtown Business Association-sponsored […]

MSU Extension offers ‘Michigan Fresh’ fact sheets

LAPEER TWP. — Blueberries, cherries, raspberries, onions, potatoes, cucumbers, beans, peppers and even sweet corn can now be found in many farmers markets and farm stands in Lapeer County and across the state. Consumers can learn how to store, freeze or can fresh produce from Michigan State University Extension’s Michigan Fresh fact sheets available at no cost online at […]