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The Iosco County Medical Care Facility is hosting a “hiring event” at the Facility (1201 Harris Avenue, Tawas City) on May 24th and May 25th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. We are inviting RNs, LPNs, and CNAs (certified nursing assistants) to come into the Facility, take a tour, sit down for an interview, and possibly go through a background check, if they are interested in employment with us.  We have both full-time and part-time job openings available. This opportunity is open to anyone interested in exploring a working relationship with the Iosco Medical Care Facility.  Custom hours are also available during peak periods of care.  We offer competitive wages and benefits. Our team welcomes you to help us make a difference in the lives of our residents/patients.

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Step into another world when you step on board. You’ll hear the waves on the hull as you slice through beautiful Tawas Bay powered only by the wind as you relax and enjoy the gorgeous views. Heritage Coast Sail Days offers many types of sails throughout the day and evening to provide you with the sailing experience you've only ever dreamed about.  Choose from cruises that allow you to learn, participate, paint, team build or just put your feet up and relax.


About Sail Days

Bay Sail of Bay City is proud to bring their two tall ships to sail on Tawas Bay for an expanded program this summer. The Appledore V schooner will be in Tawas from May 21 through June 11 and the larger Appledore IV will be in Tawas from June 10 through June 19.​

Both the Appledore IV and V are steel hulled Gaff rigged schooners - the kind of ship that sailed on the Great Lakes right up to the end of the age of sail. Schooners were the workhorses of their era, transporting goods and passengers.​

The Heritage Coast Sail Days team hopes that you will tell all your friends and family about the exciting opportunity to sail on an historic vessel and enjoy our gorgeous bay from a different perspective. â€‹

Bay Sail's local partner is Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing. For more information on their organization and goals of encouraging sailing, rowing, and the recreational use of our lake, all while preserving historic regional boat designs,  plus information about the upcoming Mackinaw Boat Symposium June 9th at the Community Center and the upcoming Regatta on Tawas Bay June 10th please visit their website at:

Science Under Sail

Experience interactive learning opportunities from the deck of a tall ship. We offer customized educational programs for K-12th grade students that is typically a four hour session split into two 2-hour segments (two hours onboard the Appledore and a two hour Lighthouse program at the Tawas State Park.




Promoting community boat building, sailing and

rowing along the Heritage Coast of Michigan

Second Annual


Mackinaw boat Symposium

June 9, 2017

East Tawas Community Center, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas Michigan


Join us for a discussion of the history and current status of the Mackinaw boat. Mackinaws were the workhorse small craft of the Great Lakes in the 1800's and early 1900s.


Morning Session: Old Boats and New Boats 10:00 to 12:30

> The SERANG: Recently discovered Western Lakes Mackinaw Boat:(cerca 1915)

Photo and video presentation by Mark Hawkins of Hands on Deck, Green Bay.

> Mackinaw boats Under Construction or on the drawing board

> Bob Schafer’s Western Lakes boat, Mackinaw Boat Challenge of Seaports Great Lakes

> Ken Bowen’s Strip Plank Western Lakes boat

> Richard Pierce or Dave Wentworth H C S & R’s planned boat

> H-23s under construction

> Other old and new Mackinaw boats. If you have a Mackinaw, please bring it or photos.


Box Lunch Meet and Greet: On Site 12:30 to 1:30


Afternoon Session: Mackinaw Boat History 1:30 to 4:30

Pat Labadie, The Mackinaw boat’s place in Great Lakes historical overview. The types and starting point.

Hawk Tolson, The Mackinaw boat as a workboat in transition in the Isle Royale fishery and it's role as a "vernacular" (evolved to meet the requirements of a specific locale)

Rodger Swanson, The Mackinaw boat's evolution/resurrection and its role in the Great Lakes maritime scene today.


Dinner: Barnacle Bill’s Back Room: cash menu and bar 5:30 to 7:00


Cruise on Appledore V capacity 20: refreshments  7:30 to 9:30


Costs: Morning Session, Lunch and Afternoon sessions: $25.00

Dinner: Cash menu and bar

Appledore Cruise: $35.00


The Annual Mackinaw Boat Symposium is alternately sponsored by Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing of Tawas City, Michigan and Hands on Deck of Green Bay, Wisconsin.


Reservation requested. :Dale Flowney:



The Symposium is part of Heritage Coast Sail Days, celebrating our Great Lakes Maritime history. BaySail’s Appledore schooners will be here to join in the celebration (5/21 to 6/21). There is a Traditional Craft Sailing and Rowing Regatta on June 10, 2017, Bring your boat and race.


Post Office Box 221 × Tawas City, MI 48764-0221

989-460-2642 ×






Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing, Inc.

Tawas Bay Traditional Sailing and Rowing Craft Regatta

Saturday, June 10, 2017


Race Announcement


A regatta for Traditional Craft is being conducted on Tawas Bay on June 10, 2017.


BOATS:  These races are conducted for traditional rowing and sailing boats. Such boats are defined as fixed-seat, rowing and/or sailing boats that are constructed primarily of wood and are of historic design.


Heritage-23's: H-23's are Mackinaw boats and are the host organization’s primary boat for the races.  Heritage-23's, rigged for rowing, require four sweep rowers and a coxswain.  When rigged for sailing, a crew of three is required. These boats must comply with race standards for weight and design.


All competing boats must have USCG required safety gear plus a VHF radio and be able to pass a USCG safety inspection. 


RACES: There are 3 different races. 

Taylors Race-Against-the-Clock Challenge: You bring the crew; we provide the boat.  The race is an individual time trial style row of approximately 1,000 yards in an H-23.  In this event, Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing (HCS&R) will provide the boats for guest and local crews.  There will be an H-23 available for practice runs for registered teams beginning on May 26, 2017.  Contact us for available times.  This is an open event with no crew classification by age or gender.  Race crews must have made a practice run in one of the primary event boats prior to racing.  First start:  9:00 am on Saturday, June 10th.  The participation of other designs will help develop the handicap formula.  The fastest crew advances to the Tawas Bay Dash.  At least two (2) runs will be reserved for scramble crews made up of individual rowers who aren’t part of a competing crew. Scramble rowers should contact HCS&R for practice information(989-460-2642). A $500 donation will be made to the 501 c 3 organization in one of the Heritage Route counties chosen or to a 501 c 3 dedicated to preserving traditional craft and their history.  Crews utilizing amateur athletes are responsible for determining the impact of a prize race on amateur status.


Tawas Bay Dash: Bring your boat and crew. The dash is a handicapped race

open to any traditional, fixed-seat, rowing boats that are constructed primarily of wood.  Handicap ratings will be determined by boat weight, length, number of rowers, sweep or scull rowing, and, perhaps, other characteristics.  The formula will be distributed by request.


Tawas Bay Traditional Craft Sailing Race: Bring your sail boat and crew. A handicapped race will be held for traditional sailing boats that are constructed primarily of wood.  Handicap ratings will be determined by boat weight, length, and, perhaps, other characteristics.  We are currently working on a handicapping method. When complete, the formula will be distributed by request. The race will utilize a reach-out/reach-in or a windward/leeward format with a Bermudian start (sails up, anchored at start line).


LOCATION:  East Tawas City Park, Lake Street (US-23), East Tawas, Michigan (Just west of the East Tawas State Dock and Campground) Visiting boats should launch at the DNR Ramp just east of the State Dock and call HCS&R on Channel 78 for a tow to the race site. Should weather require the use of an alternate site, it will be posted on the HCS&R website and communicated to all registered entrants by phone to the number provided on the entry form.


AWARDS:    A traveling First Place award will be presented for each race. A $500 donation will be made to the 501 c 3 organization in a Heritage Route county chosen by the winning crew of Taylor’s Race Against the Clock.


ENTRIES:   Each crew must complete a Crew Registration Form( and pay the appropriate fee.  Each participant must complete and sign a Crew Member Registration Form and Release of Liability. For those under the age of 18, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.  Release of Liability and Parental Consent agreements are found in the Entry Forms packet on the website. Please include the completed individual Crew Member Registration/Release of Liability forms with the Crew Registration Form.  Because of time and boat limitations, entries may be limited.  Entries received by mail will be accepted until noon on June 9, 2017.  Please register by mail.  Crews bringing other traditional boats can register until 8:00 a.m. on race day. 


For additional race information and forms visit

Phone: 989-460-2642.


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East Shore Art Guild - Member art displays at the Harrisville Library, the entire month of May. Contact Bernie for more info at (989)724-6347.


Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Market - 3rd week in May to the last week in October.  In Tawas at Gateway Park on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.  Oscoda/AuSable at the AuSable Shoreline Park on Wednesdays from 9am to 2pm.


25th Annual Arts and Craft Show - Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 25th annual arts and craft show this Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th at Shoreline Park. The event will be open on Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.  The show will host more than 135 art and craft booths, with something for everyone. 


East Shore Youth Jazz All Stars -  Jazz Jamboree at Oscoda High School, May 25th, at 7:00pm.  The East Shore Youth Jazz All Stars will be hosting the Jazz Jamboree performing with the Tawas High School Jazz Band and the Tawas Community Concert Band Jazz Ensemble.  Concert is free but donations are alway welcome.  Come and enjoy the music.


F.I.S.H. Rummage/Garage Sale - Tawas United Methodist Church 20 E. M55, Tawas City, Friday May 26th from 9:00am to 4:00pm, and Saturday, May 27th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm.


Holy Spokes Bicycle Tour - 5th Annual Holy Spokes Bicycle Tour, Saturday, May 27th, at 9:30am,. Starting point is the Oscoda United Methodist Church, 120 W. Dwight St., Oscoda.  Three different rides-50 mile, 20 mile, 9 mile. Entry fee: $20.00 (pre-register), registration day of tour $25.00, with registration starting at 8:30am. for info please contact (989)739-4617 or


Alpena Garden Club - Alpena Garden Club is holding a Plant Sale, Saturday, May 27th, from 8am until noon.  It will be held at the First Baptist Church, 1261 W. Washington, Alpena, MI.


25th Annual Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show - Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to come and enjoy the arts and craft show at Shoreline Park in Tawas City.  Saturday May 27th from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday May 28th from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy shopping the beautiful handcrafted items from over 120 vendors at the new Shoreline Park.


Sunrise Garden Club - Sunrise Garden Club will be hosting their Spring plant sale on Saturday, May 27th at the ARA site in Lincoln.  Contact Becky Bean at (989)724-6569 for more info.


Dragonfly Art Gallery - The Dragonfly Art Gallery will be hosting an open house to kick off its summer season on May 27th.  Come and enjoy the art and share some refreshments.  Contact Lynne Freitag for more info at (989)464-7306.


Impact Ministries - Color Fun Run 5K or 1 mile walk, Saturday May 27th, at 9:30am., at the Iosco County Fair Grounds in Hale.  Registration is at 8:30am day of race.  Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for students 6-18, and children 0-5 are free. For info please contact Kim Blust at (989)218-2022 or Terri Shellenbarger at (989)701-0130.


Memorial Day Cemetery Service and Parade - Beginning at 9am, Monday, May 29th there will be a VFW Cemetery at Memorial Gardens on Plank Rd., in Tawas City.  After the ceremony the Parade will begin at 11am, in East Tawas.  Following the parade there will be a service at the American Legion Cemetery in East Tawas.  For more info please call (989)362-7792.


Northern Jack Pine QDMA Branch - Ogemaw Hills QDM Co-op and the Ogemaw County USDA/NRCS are hosting a meeting, June 1st, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, dealing with Soil Management and Practices for successfl plant growth for deer food plots, gardeners, and farmers.  Experts and practitioners in soil science and agronomy will be teaching participants about soil tests, soil structure, and soil amendments.  The meeting will be held at the Tolfree Foundation Pavilion near the West Branch Hospital.  For details, please call Ken (989)326-2626 or Mike (989)915-8442.


Arenac County Community Garage Sale - Residents in the County of Arenac will be participating in its first Arenac County Community Garage Sale on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd from 9am to 4pm.  Residents wishing to participate and be part of the list that will be published and advertised and call (989)316-5396 or email


Rugrats Ride - Benefit Tawas Warthogs Basketball Team. Sponsored by Twisted Twinz Emporium, Saturday June 3rd at 10:00am and Sunday June 4th at 12:00 noon.  Food, raffles, auctions and much more.  Starts and ends at Twisted Twinz Emporium, function to be held on the Moose Lodge #2400 grounds, Tawas City, MI.


Dueling Pianos - Holy Family School PTO Fundraiser Presents Dueling Pianos. Friday, June 9th at the Kinghts of Columbus Hall, 821 Newman St., East Tawas.  Dinner is at 6:00pm, with Dueling Pianos from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.  Cost is $25.00 per person (dinner included) with a cash bar.  Tickets available at Holy Family School, call (989)362-5651 or at Chick-n-Dots on Newman St.


Lincoln Lions - Lincoln Lions will hold it's 35 annual Lake Trout and Salmon Tournament June 2nd thru June 4th.  Three day STIHL tournament with prizes for largest fish of each species.  16th annual Women's Classic with teams of three vying for the heaviest catch.  34th Budwieser Super Tournament with teams of four competing for the heaviest catch.  Contact Mark Feldhiser at (989)736-8151 days or (989)255-6324 evenings or you can email at


Walk Me Home 5K - A 5K walk/run to raise awareness of the need of foster children in Northeast Michigan.  It will be held June 10th, please contact Meg Nisbet (989)356-4567 ext. 223.  The walk/run will raise funding for programming whick supports foster children in Northeast Michigan.


15th Annual Nor-east'r Music & Art Festival - June 9th thru June 11th, in the middle of Northeast MI on the Oscoda County Fairgrounds, 1689 Caldwell Rd., Mio, MI.  Music, Art, Workshops, Jammin, Instrument Giveaways for Kids. Weekend ticket prices $55.00 each, $70.00 at the gate, Day ticket prices $25.00 each, $35.00 at the gate. Rustic camping available, limited electric $35.00 first come first served.  See for online purchases and more details.


Special Olympics Fine Arts Benefit Auction - Area 31, Iosoco County will host a Fine Arts Benefit Auction June 10th, at Wiltse's Cabernet Room.  Preview at 2:00pm, Dinner at 5:00pm, with Bidding to start at 6:00pm.  Tickets are $30.00 each and are available at the Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce, 4440 S. US 23, Oscoda, (989)739-7322. Tickets also available on payable with PayPal.


Fire Relief Fencing Benefit - The 3G Show Cattle of Clare and Jay's Sporting Goods will be hosting a Fire Relief Fencing Benefit Saturday, June 17th, at 5pm at Jay's Sporting Goods in Clare.  Please come and join us for a fun evening of good food and good friends and let's raise some money to help our fellow farmers in the panhandle.  Hundreds of miles of fencing is still needed to get the ranchers back to full operation.  A devoted group of drivers will be headed back to the panhandle in July with the goal of providing as much fencing material as possible.  With that in mind Jay's Sporting Goods will be hosting and providing some great auction offerings as well as many from custom craftsman.  For more info please call Jay's Sporting Goods at (989)386-3475.


Lincoln Lions - Lincoln Lions will hold their 10th annual Golf Scramble.  Twenty 4-person teams compete in a scramble format for merchandise prizes.  Golf at noon at Logger's Trace at Springport Hill Golf Course.  Dinner follows with raffles and entertainment.  Contact Don Larkin at (734)231-5103 or


Benefit Concert - Flipside is again planning a benefit concert to support Foster Kids of Iosco/Alcona Counties. Scheduled for Friday June 30, 2017 at the Tawas City Town Square overlooking Tawas Bay. Keep watching for time and more info to follow.


34th Annual Art on the Beach - Art on the Beach June 24th & 25th at the Oscoda Beach Park. Saturday the 24th from 9am to 5pm, Sunday 25th from 10am to 4pm.  Oscoda Garden Club Auction Saturday at noon.  For more info please call (989)739-7322 or visit


Health Quest Inspiring Community Health and Happiness -  Enjoy a beautiful, 5K Beach Run/Walk, along the sandy shoreline of Lake Huron. This is one of the only runs in the state held entirely on the sand!! (As this is a beach run please understand that it may involve uneven sand and occasional running in the water.) 1 mile Kids Beach Run, June 24th at Oscoda Beach Park, Oscoda. All proceeds to benefit HealthQuest-inspiring and educating the community to thrive and live healthy, happy, balanced and energetic lives.  Fees: Pre-registration 5K Run/Walk - $25.00 (included T-shirt), 1-mile Kids Run - $7.00 (includes T-shirt)...Day of Race, 5K Run/Walk - $30.00 (T-shirt if available), 1-Mile Kid's Run - $10.00 (T-shirt if available).  Registration opens at 10:00 am, (packet pickup and same-day registration), 11:00 am - 5K Beach Run/Walk starting at the Oscoda Pier, 12:00 pm noon, 1-Mile Kids Beach Run...**Prizes Awarded by Age Group** For further info please call Lauren Dietrich (Race Director) a (582)242-7584 or email at


Knights of Columbus in East Tawas - Invites everyone to Bingo each Sunday night.  Doors open at 5:30, Bingo starts at 6:30 everyone is welcome.


Kiwanis Club of Alpena and Alpena Booster's Club - Are sponsoring the "FLAG PROJECT", and they are looking for help.  The goal is to honor fallen veterans with the "Heroes Avenue of Flags" which will line the Alpena Bi-Path from the Evergreen Cemetery to 11th Avenue.  Each flag will be marked with a memorial plaque.  The flags will be placed 5 times a year.  Cost is just $50 a year.  To make a donation to honor a fallen soldier, or for more info call Judy at 989-354-3543


Please Drop Off - Miner's Grove at the corner of Miller & Wilber roads is collecting soda can tabs.  Proceeds benefit the Shiners' Hospital.  The tab is the only pure aluminum part of the can....the can it's self can be returned for your deposit.  But please remove the tab, and help children through the Shiners' Hospital.


AuSable River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution - The chapter is selling U.S. made flags to raise funds for their projects supporting schools, historical preservation and patriotism.  U.S. flags, state flags and military service flags in all sizes are available.  For info or to order please call 989-362-2337


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