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A migration of not only birds, but birders, will be coming to Iosco County this weekend for the 2013 Tawas Point Birding Festival, which officially starts Thursday, May 16, and concludes on Sunday, May 19, with a few “early bird” events scheduled for Wednesday. The festival, created in 2006, feat...

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Offshore powerboat racing may come to Tawas Bay next year An effort is underway to bring offshore powerboat racing to Tawas Bay next summer. A local businessman told the East Tawas City Council at its meeting Monday he and 3 other persons are working with a offshore powerboat racing association w...

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Color tours, Iosco County. Michigan Department of Natural Resources are predicting a short season of fall colors. Friday, Sept. 23rd marked the 1st official day of autumn, and with colder temperatures comes the changing of leaf color on many trees. Already, throughout Iosco County, maple trees ar...

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Michigan Walleye Tour will return to Tawas this weekend The Michigan Walleye Tour will hold a 2 day fishing tournament in Tawas Bay this Saturday and Sunday, according to organizers. The tour travels to walleye locations in Michigan for events that culminate with a state championship. The Tawas B...

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Tourism is often weather dependent and the Memorial Day holiday weekend brought a mixed bag of weather and visitors to the 19th annual Shoreline Arts and Crafts Show at the Tawas City Park Saturday and Sunday. Considering the weather, it was an average to better than average weekend, said the dir...

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The East Tawas City Council agreed to a motion to purchase property next to the Robert C. Bolen Memorial Park, if the offer is accepted by the seller. The property is located along the 700 block of Newman St. The 71 x 132 foot parcel also comes with a 2 bedroom, 1 story house, listed for $15,900....

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Michigan State Police (MSP) change will close East Tawas MI post to public. The MSP East Tawas MI post will close to the public later this year as part of agency budget cuts which will reduce the number of posts from 62 to 29. The action is part of a regional policing model designed to provide in...

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Spring snowstorm pounds Iosco County East Tawas - send the groundhog, with its inaccurate prediction of an early spring, to meteorology school, as Iosco County was blasted with hugh amounts of heavy snow last week. The wintry mix filled streets, blanketed fields and clogged driveways, just 3 days...

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Tawas Bay has been selected for the site of the 2012 North American Championship Regatta for the j22 class of sailboats. Hosted by theTawas Bay Yacht Club (TBYC), the championship will be held September 11-14, 2012. The j22 North American championships are held every 2 years on even years and alt...

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Tawas City to try USDA's Canada geese remedies City officials acted to accept several proposed remedies in keeping Canada geese from Tawas City's parks located along Tawas Bay. In previous Tawas City Council meetings, the city manager expressed concern that the Canada geese which populate the par...

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Cruise ship activity in the Tawas Bay area is feasible and would be an attractive addition to the area's economy. That's the executive summary of the 100 page document titled, "Economic Feasibility of Tawas Bay as a Cruise Ship Port of Call and Port City Guide". The study, dated December 2010, wa...

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USGS project will monitor Lake Huron fish movement A federal fisheries project will monitor the movement of walleye and lake trout in Lake Huron. The project is through the U.S. Geological Surveys Hammond Bay Biological Station and is funded by the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission and Great Lakes...

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Committee picks 61st Perchville King and Queen for the 2011 winter festival Royalty for the upcoming 61st Perchville Festival has been announced by Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce officials. This year's king and queen are East Tawas resident Jim Kolts and Tawas City resident Christine McDaniels. E...

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Despite temperatures in the upper 20s, crowds in the hundreds heralded the opening of the holiday season Friday evening in downtown East Tawas. The celebration began downtown at about 6 pm with a parade and was followed with caroling and the 35th annual lighting of the city's Christmas tree. Sant...

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Parade, caroling and holidays in East Tawas An evening of festive activities will herald the official beginning of the holiday season in East Tawas with a parade, including Santa and Mrs. Claus and the 35th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Friday. The parade will travel down Newman St. ...

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The Department of Natural Resources and Environment will check deer in East Tawas on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 10 am to 3 pm, until 11/14/2010. The check station, located at the East Tawas Harbor Dock, is open primarily to enhance tuberculosis surveillance efforts in Iosco County, but h...

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Tawas Point State Park is set to be scary Friday and Saturday during the 3rd annual Tawas Point Haunted Lighthouse weekend. The event is sponsored by the Friends of The Tawas Point Lighthouse and features activities for young children over the course of 2 days. The haunted lighthouse event was cr...

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Oktoberfest returns to the Tawases with the tastes and sounds of Germany on Friday and Saturday. The festival offers family fun, games and contests for the kids as well as a traditional beer tent that will offer continuous entertainment on Friday and Saturday. The festival will open at 6 p.m. Fri...

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For years we've been hearing about the fabulous fall migration of monarch butterflies at Tawas Point. During the past several Septembers, AuSable Valley Audubon members have gathered here and tagged a half dozen monarchs or so in hopes of playing a minor research role in the monitoring of this ea...

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As part of the Port of Call Cruise Ship Feasibility Study, about 30 municipal and business leaders took part Friday in a port-to-port boat excursion to Caseville. The Port of Call study is approaching its conclusion on the feasibility of bring cruise ships and port-to-port excursion boats to the ...

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