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For over 30 years, Crawford County United Way (CCUW) has made a difference in the lives of people in our county. Whether it’s by putting a smile on the face of someone who is hungry, your neighbors receiving family or substance abuse counseling, helping to provide a safe place for a child who is...
Out of an abundance of caution, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is recommending that visitors to Lake Margrethe avoid swallowing foam that may occur at beaches or on the shoreline.  Lake foam was tested from Lake Margrethe and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were detected in some lake...
To the editor: The ‘Swamp’ has become a frequently used misnomer for our nation’s capital. Ethically challenged elected officials, party hacks and fake news sources use the term to demean the American government. This practice is almost assuredly a result of the toxic partisanship that stains our...
To the editor: As a practicing Quaker, I was taken aback by Reverend B’s comments on “religious” presidents of the USA. Now I wouldn’t care to make any religious observations based on Bill Clinton. However, saying that Jimmy Carter was “ashamed” of his Baptist roots sounds like aiming at a buck...
If you build it they will come. It’s good advice for a baseball diamond in an Iowa cornfield if one is trying to catch a glimpse of Shoeless Joe Jackson’s shade or have a simple game of catch with Dad. It’s an even better idea for bringing trout back to a long dormant section of the AuSable...
by Rae Gosling, Grayling Main Street Program Director As I mentioned last week, we started 2018 with a review of Grayling Main Street’s (GMSt) 2017. I shared a recap of events and training, and offered numbers associated to change in our downtown, as well as a few of our targets for the coming...
Crawford County United Way is heading into its annual allocation season and is seeking applications from local nonprofit human services agencies and organizations for fund distribution throughout 2018-2019. Last year, Crawford County United Way (CCUW) distributed funds to eight local human...
by Rae Gosling, Grayling Main Street Program Director We started 2018 with a review of 2017.  You read about events, training, numbers associated to change in our downtown, and a few of our targets for the coming year.  We also offer this presentation verbally to anyone who is interested. It is...
by Rae Gosling, Grayling Main Street Program Director Over the last couple of weeks, as you may recall, I have talked about collaboration, in many forms. Sometimes it means organizations and entities working together on one-time projects, sharing space, or building long-lasting relationships...
by Rae Gosling, Grayling Main Street Program Director As you may recall from last week, I shared some examples of collaboration in our community. I often reference that value of working with other programs to achieve similar goals, and to enhance the impact of projects. Often times, these are...

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Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806
E-Mail: information@crawfordcountyavalanche.com

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