A daughter, Evelyn Marie Anderson, was born to Max Anderson and Caitlin Cox of Boyne City on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Evelyn weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Thomas and Kathy Zatorski of Suttons Bay, John and Mary Anderson of Batavia, Iowa, Brian Cox and Roxanne Vanderveer of Suttons Bay, and Patricia Burrows of Traverse City. Great-grandparents are Harold and Myrna Gardner of Suttons Bay, Patricia Anderson of Brighton, and Patricia Cox of Novi.
A son, Nathan Allen Fortune, was born to Corey and Jennifer Fortune of East Jordan on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Nathan weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces at birth. His sibling is Hannah Fortune, age 6. Grandparents are Charles and Colleen Sineway of Waukegan, Ill., Pat Fortune of Walloon Lake, and Laura Fortune of Boyne City. Great-grandparents are Gloria Meredith of East Jordan, and Bob and Marla Rasmussen of Hamilton.
A daughter, Ashlynn Marie Cantrell, was born to Jim and Natalie Cantrell of Boyne Falls at 1:47 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Ashlynn weighed 6 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long at birth. Her siblings are Alyria Irene Cantrell and James Dylan Cantrell. Grandparents are Yvonne and Randy Ballou of Petoskey, Dan and Deb Cole of Petoskey, and Deb and Jim Cantrell of Alanson.
A son, Wyatt Dunn, was born to Brian and Mindy Dunn of Harbor Springs at 7:37 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Wyatt weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long at birth. He has a brother, Lucas Dunn. Grandparents are Butch and Vicki Boyce of Onaway, Bruce and Bonnie Dunn of Harrisville, and Dwight and Martha Krueger of Mackinaw City.
A son, Eli James, was born to Joshua and Megan Smithburg of Charlevoix at 11:01 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Eli weighed 6 pounds, 9 1/2 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long at birth. His sibling is Logan Joshua. Grandparents are Kevin and Peggy Molter of Hudson, and Edward and Vivian Smithburg of West Olive.
A daughter, Scarlett Eloise, as born to Tyler and Noelle Cromwell of Petoskey at 7:32 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan of Petoskey. Scarlett weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Chad and Margret Johnson of Petoskey, and James and Lynette Cromwell of Alger.
A son, Brayden, was born to Amy Munk of Boyne City at 5:36 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Brayden weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long at birth. Grandparents are John and Diane Munk of Boyne City. Great-grandparents are John Munk and Meta Zinck, both of Boyne City.
A daughter, Piper Anne Spuller, was born to Devin Harley and Joseph Spuller of Levering at 8:37 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Piper weighed 6 pounds, 7.8 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long at birth. Her siblings are Kaiden and Carter Harley. Grandparents are Rick and Lisa Harley of Cheboygan, and Chuck and LuAnn Spuller of Burt Lake.
A daughter, Adalyn Malee Dionne, was born to Nate and Ami Dionne of Boyne City at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Adalyn weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Her siblings are Isaac and Camden. Grandparents are Tom and Sue Dionne of Elk Rapids, and Ben and Kay Watkins of Cheboygan.
Thursday, March 14
The Rotary Club of Charlevoix meets 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Flap Jack Family Restaurant, 102 W. Carpenter, Charlevoix. For more information, call (231) 547-0360.
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets 12:30 p.m. Thursday at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey. All players welcome. Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.
BNI Petoskey No. 1 chapter business meeting 7-8:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Petoskey United Methodist Church, 1804 E. Mitchell, Petoskey.
Friday, March 15
Up North Network of BNI meets every Friday at the Charlevoix Public Library. Meetings are from 7-8:30 a.m. and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, call Bill Ulvund, (231) 881-6700.
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Fridays at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey. Players with 0-99 points welcome. Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829.
Computer classes are free of charge at 10 a.m. every Friday at the Boyne District Library in Boyne City. Help is available for iPads and Windows 8. For information, call the library at (231) 582-7861.
Monday, March 18
Monday Study Club of Boyne City resumes its spring schedule Monday, March 18, with a tour of Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen, 1050 Bay View Road, Petoskey. Guests are welcome. Those planning should meet at the Boyne District Library parking lot by 12:15 p.m. in order to carpool to Petoskey. The tour is scheduled for 1 p.m. Any questions about the club or tour plans may be directed to Suzie Dickow, current study club president, at (231) 582-0157.
Petoskey Friendship Center activities Friday, March 15: water fitness 8:15 a.m. at Holiday Inn Express; exercise 9:15 a.m.; senior sharing 10 a.m.; music 11 a.m.; soup and salad 11:30 a.m.; lunch at noon: St. Patricks Day party, corned beef, red skin potatoes, carrots, cabbage, mint cream pie; bingo 1 p.m.
Boyne Area Senior Center activities Friday, March 15: Tag-A-Longs 11 a.m.-noon, St. Patricks party, corned beef and cabbage or fish.
Charlevoix Senior Center activities Friday, March 15: craft class 9:30 a.m.; sit and be fit 10 a.m.; lunch: St. Patricks party, corned beef and cabbage or fish; cards (rummy) 1 p.m.
East Jordan Senior Center activities Friday, March 15: bake raffle, everyone bring something; Cousins perform; bingo; St. Patricks Day party, corned beef and cabbage or fish.
Harbor Springs Friendship Center activities Friday, March 15: lunch: corned beef and cabbage, red skin potatoes, carrots, mint cream pie; movie day 12:30 p.m.
Huber Senior Center activities Friday, March 15: lunch: salad bar, corned beef, red skin potatoes, carrots, cabbage, mint cream pie. The Huber Center is located on East Brutus Road, just west of U.S. 31, in Brutus. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Phone (231) 529-8803.
The Wawatam Area Senior Center hours for congregate meals are 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 1 p.m. Sunday. The center is open every day at noon for recreation, Wii, card games and use of computers (Internet service). The center is located on Cedar Street in Mackinaw City.
YMCA of Northern Michigan will have a garage sale to provide scholarships for children to attend Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga. The sale is on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20 at Fletchs in Petoskey, and we are in need of items for the sale. If you have any of these items to donate, please drop them off at the YMCA office, 434 E. Lake St., Petoskey or call Shelly at (231) 348-8393 to arrange for a pickup. The following items would be greatly appreciated: books, antiques, collectibles, DVDs, CDs, furniture, lamps, paintings, sports equipment, tools, garden tools, luggage, craft items, glassware, dishes, office supplies, office equipment, building supplies, toys, bikes, baskets, table cloths, comforters, fashion booats, winter wear, cowboy boots, prom dresses and designer dresses. We take just about anything except for clothing unless it is mentioned in our request.
Veterans Affairs of Emmet County is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for assistance to all Emmet County veterans; located at 3434 M-119, Suite D, Petoskey. Phone (231) 348-1780.
Playgroups, offered free through the Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan, are for children birth-60 months and preschool-age siblings. The fall schedule is: 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Jordan Valley District Library community room, East Jordan; 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays at United Methodist Church, Alanson; 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays at Christ Lutheran Church, Boyne City; 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays at United Methodist Church, Petoskey. Call (231) 347-0067 or visit wrcnm.org for more information.
First Christian Church, 308 Monroe St., Petoskey, food pantry is open 9 a.m.-noon every Wednesday.
Zion Lutheran Church Dial A Prayer is available by calling (231) 347-0222.
The Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan offers educational and employment services. The program provides career guidance, resume writing and job search assistance services. In addition, tuition assistance is available for North Central Michigan College classes. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (231) 348-6699.
Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan provides complete gynecologic exams, breast exams and Pap tests for women of all ages; pregnancy tests; counseling and provision of birth control supplies, including emergency contraception, testing and treatment for vaginal, urinary and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV testing. Services are confidential, affordable, and provided by women clinicians. Medicaid/Plan First! and Mastercard/Visa accepted. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; some evenings. Planned Parenthood, 1003 Spring St., Petoskey. Phone (231) 347-9692.
Dental Clinics North, a partnership of local health departments, provides dental care for children and adults with Medicaid, Healthy Kids, HK Delta Dental and MIChild and private pay for non-covered services. Appointments are available in Petoskey, East Jordan and Cheboygan. Call (231) 547-0295 or toll-free (877) 321-7070 to schedule an appointment.
Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour information call (231) 348-5005.
Al-Anon/Alateen information is available by calling (231) 675-7044.
Alzheimers Disease /Dementia support meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Caregiver Support meets 1:30-3 p.m. the fourth Thursday at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, meets at Third Day Fellowship & Outreach, 1204 Bridge St., Charlevoix every Tuesday. Dinner provided at 6:30 p.m.; meeting led by Mike Davis, begins at 7 p.m. Call (231) 547-8040 for more information.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program which meets at the Walloon Lake Community Church 7-9 p.m. every Thursday. For information, call Kathy, (231) 348-5527 or Terry, (231) 582-7590.
Circle of Strength cancer support group meets 10:30 a.m.-noon on the first Wednesday of every month at Charlevoix Area Hospital in the large classroom on the lower level of hospital, and on Beaver Island at the medical center at the same time.
Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, meets the third Monday at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. Call Susan at (231) 582-7897 or JoAnn at (231) 347-8487.
Continued Connection class meets 5:30 p.m. Thursdays in Charlevoix. Continued Connection is an after jail program that can help you keep your freedom forever. For more information, call (231) 675-4744; (231) 675-9073.
Type 1 Diabetes parent support group meets 6:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Petoskey La Senorita on M-119 and U.S. 31. Call Marcia Vandermus for more information at (231) 526-9705.
DivorceCare information, call (231) 547-9482 for details.
Emotional and mental health self-help group. Call (231) 582-2699.
Fibromyalgia? If interested in a support group in Petoskey, call (231) 392-6957.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meet 6-7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month, January through November, at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Child care available by appointment. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Grief and Loss support group meets 1-2:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the Hospice of Little Traverse Bay Community Grief and Loss Centers lower level. The Grief and Loss Center is located at One Hiland Drive in Petoskey, across the street from the new Kilwins plaza. This is an open group and people are welcome to attend as few or as many of the meetings as they would like. For more information call Hospice of Little Traverse Bay at (231) 487-4825.
GriefShare support group meets 5-7 p.m. every Sunday at Lighthouse Missionary Church, 7824 Rogers Road, East Jordan. Each of 13 weekly sessions is geared toward helping those grieving the loss of a loved one to move from mourning toward joy. Each session includes a video segment, workbook pages and small group discussion.
Healing Together is a support group for parents and partners of sexual assault survivors that provides information, and offers an opportunity for parents and partners to share their experiences and learn how to help their loved ones heal from sexual assault. This group meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan Petoskey office, 423 Porter St. No registration required.
Low Vision support meets noon-1:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at Petoskey Friendship Center multi-purpose room. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Mens Voices For adult men who have experienced sexual abuse in their lives. This weekly, ongoing support group provides fellowship and support with issues common to men who have faced sexual abuse in their childhood or adult lives. To register, contact the Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.
MS support group meets 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday at the Community Health Education building in Petoskey. Call (231) 439-0973.
Narcotics Anonymous information, call (231) 348-1866.
Nicotine Anonymous information, call (231) 347-3428.
Obsessive Compulsion Disorder peer support group meets 7-9 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at McLaren Northern Michigan Community Health Education Center, 360 Connable Ave., Petoskey. Contact Kevin Putman, (231) 838-9501.
Overeaters Anonymous information, call (231) 547-2104.
Parkinsons Support meets 2-3:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Petoskey Area Christian Jobs Corps support group for the unemployed, meets 11 a.m. every Thursday at Agape Baptist Church, 3003 E. Mitchell, Petoskey. Phone (231) 347-6890.
Pregnancy and infant loss support group information, call (231) 487-4825.
Schizophrenics Anonymous peer support group meets 2-3 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Community Health Education Center, 360 Connable Ave., Petoskey. For information, call (231) 439-1283.
Self-help group information is found on www.petoskeynews.com.
Survivors of suicide loss support group meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, One Hiland Drive, Petoskey. Phone (231) 487-4825.
Teen Girl Survivor Group is a weekly support group for teenage girls that provides an opportunity for teen girls to receive information and support with addressing how sexual abuse has affected their lives. To register, contact the Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.
Tobacco Quitline offers free assistance for quitting cigarettes or chew. Motivation, coaching, referrals, information, and for those eligible, free nicotine replacement therapy. Call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) to speak to a trained cessation coach.
12 Steps for Christians support group meets 7 p.m. every Monday at Genesis Church office, 510 Howard St., Petoskey. All are welcome. Call (231) 526-9938.
Womens Sexual Assault Recovery Group is a weekly support group for adult women who are survivors of childhood or adult sexual abuse. An ongoing group that provides an opportunity to share common experiences; receive support; and address issues impacted by sexual trauma such as relationship and intimacy challenges, mental health concerns and self esteem and life satisfaction. To register, contact the Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.