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by Rae Gosling, Grayling Main Street Executive Director Is anyone else surprised that it is June? I certainly am! With all the exciting things happening Downtown, this year seems to just be flying by. Over the last few of weeks, I have shared with you the value that community support supplies...
Each year on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.  The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a...
by Rae Gosling | Grayling Main Street Program Director As you may recall, last week I discussed the importance of community involvement and volunteers for the ongoing success of the Grayling Main Street (GMSt) program.  Volunteers are only one piece of the GMSt development puzzle.  Another...
by Rae Gosling | Grayling Main Street Executive Director The cornerstone of the Grayling Main Street (GMSt) program is community support.  The community built this program, they have sustained it, and they are a vital ingredient to its ongoing success. As you may recall, last week I shared...
To the editor: Back in the 1970s when I moved to Grayling there was Ben Franklin’s where craft supplies and all kinds of kitchen gadgets and wonderful kids toys could be purchased. There was Laurine’s where beautiful affordable clothing was sold (tons of Levi’s). Olson’s had their shoe store....
by Rae Gosling, Grayling Main Street Program Director According to Benjamin Franklin, “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” As you may recall, last week three Grayling Main Street (GMSt) volunteers and I invested time and money into travels to Pittsburgh for the National Main...
In 1976 my dad moved our family from a suburb of Detroit to the fresh air and clear water of Grayling. We became instant lumberjacks as we gathered the logs needed to build a sizable stack of lumber. It would take all winter to fall the large red pines that we were permitted by the DNR to take...
by Rae Gosling, Grayling Main Street Program Director This week I am traveling for the National Main Street Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. At the time I am writing, I have spent two days in Leadership Development training here at the conference. My remarks this week will be shorter than usual,...
To the editor: My wife and I have lived, worked, and raised our children here in Crawford County with an appreciation of the beautiful natural resources we have, especially the AuSable River. The pollution to our river proposed by a local fish farm operating just up river from where we live is a...
To the editor: Many people (myself included) look at the acronym DEQ and think, “Department of Environmental Quality.” Hmm… so it is their job to help ensure and maintain the quality of our environment for the common good while propelling commerce, right? If the DEQ approved a permit, it’s got to...

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