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The City of Grayling continues to explore possibilities with regard to the duties of the Parks and Recreation Committee following a city council vote late last year that sought to disband the committee and reassign its tasks to the City Planning Commission. Throughout 2020, the Grayling City...
There is a new director at the AuSable Artisan Village (AAV) in downtown Grayling.  The AAV recently welcomed Andrea Hentschel as its new director. Hentschel, who is new to the community, has been a member of the AAV since early December, when she joined to help pursue funding, creative changes...
One local business recently took over another, as Tip’n the Mitten – a gift shop that also offers a variety of food and beverage items – moved just a few feet down the street into the Thanks A Latte/Flowers By Josie building. Kate McIsaac, co-owner of Tip’n the Mitten, said Thanks A Latte/...
The COVID-19 vaccination effort in northern Michigan continues to be hampered by a shortage of vaccines, according to area health officials. Representatives from Munson Healthcare and District Health Department #10 said last week that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS...
Grayling restaurants and breweries have used some creative methods to offer limited outdoor dining this winter – including tents, picnic tables, and heated patios – in an effort to survive the bans on public indoor dining caused by regulations in place to battle COVID-19. Spike’s Keg ‘O’ Nails...
The Crawford County Devereaux Memorial Library weathered a difficult 2020 – a year that included shutdowns due to COVID-19 regulations in the state of Michigan and significant delays in its renovation project – but now it is moving forward with its improved facility, and a recent grant award will...
Two river conservation groups – one of which runs the Grayling Fish Hatchery – is looking to explore some changes at the facility that would allow fish and other forms of aquatic life to move freely through the East Branch of the AuSable River at the area. Joe Hemming of Anglers of the Au Sable...
A local effort to have a veterans cemetery built in the Grayling area took another step forward on Thursday, January 28, as the Crawford County Board of Commissioners opted to send a letter of support for the project to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. According to the letter, the addition...
Grayling Main Street and downtown businesses will be conducting a Thank You Grayling promotion on Saturday, February 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to show appreciation to the community for its support during a difficult time. “We are very pleased to see the businesses in our community sharing their...
A member of the Crawford County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on a task force that will explore options for a county-wide recycling program. Carey Jansen, District #5 Commissioner, asked about the possibility of creating the task force during the board’s January 28...

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Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
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