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October 16, 2012-Vol 2012 No. 9.3
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Don't let the rainy days bring you down this week. Give our furry animal citizens a chance by attending and enjoying The First Annual "Fur" Raiser for the Animal Shelter October 18th.

If you are looking for gangsters, then head to The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center Dinner Theater: "Musgy Sent Me," October, 20th.

Maybe you are looking to reconnect with an old friend by attending the Bay College Alumni Mixer, also October 20th. Along with the Alumni Mixer, Bay College is kicking off its 50th Anniversary Celebration with a Family Fun event from 11 AM - 3 PM in the Delta County YMCA.

Many nations, states attracted to Ludington Park and history

Nearly 4000 people - from places as diverse as Alaska and Australia - found their way to the Delta County Historical Museum and Sand Point Lighthouse this season.
The two facilities, located in Ludington Park and operated by the Delta County Historical Society, closed after Labor Day.

Headcount tallied at the lighthouse showed a total of 3455 visitors from Memorial Day to the first week of September. In addition, roughly 400 people toured the lighthouse/museum as part of school field trips, bus tours and group visits.

July was the biggest month for admission, according to lighthouse attendant Bud Stegath, with 1336. (August came in at 1178, June at 776, and September 165).

The historical museum saw visitors from all but eight states - Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island and Wyoming - plus Puerto Rico. Visitors from abroad included residents of Canada, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, Oman, Japan, Jamaica, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Mexico, Switzerland, Tanzania and France.

Besides current staff of Stegath, Dale DeLisle, Lori Rose and Don Brunelle, the DCHS welcomed new attendants Jackson Ciofu, Katie Manning and Todd Rose. New afternoon museum volunteers included Lois Nordin, Julie Newburg and Joanne Holland.

The historical society now looks forward to its holiday bake sale and Christmas at the lighthouse, but especially 2013 and the groundbreaking for a new historical center combining the museum and archives. Noted physician and 1949 Escanaba High School alumnus Dr. John Beaumier recently announced a major donation to fund construction of the facility in Escanaba's sesquicentennial year.

In addition to increasing museum display space, the project will allow for a new and improved research center, accessible restrooms and more room for documents and artifacts.

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The Coldwell Banker Concierge assists customers with many ancillary needs involved in the sale or purchase of a home. The program delivers national and local products and services which facilitate the clients' process from loan approval to neighborhood information to home improvement. The national alliances include more than 20 partners including AON Home Warranty, ADT Security Systems and Homeowners Saving Network. Coldwell Banker Pro Realty is the first real estate company to offer the Coldwell Banker Concierge Service Program in the Delta County market.

"Through the Coldwell Banker Concierge Service Program consumers benefit from the ease and convenience of centralized services," said Darlene Derocher of Coldwell Banker Pro Realty. "Coldwell Banker understands that moving can be busy and stressful, and our goal is to simplify the home buying process and help consumers save valuable time. Additionally, Coldwell Banker has created alliances with product and service providers to offer top-quality services to consumers."

A local list of the product and service providers aligned with Coldwell Banker Pro Realty's Coldwell Banker Concierge Service Program include: Anderson, Tackman, & Company, Rent-A-Maid/Building Maintenance, Delta County Credit Union, Wells Fargo, Pro-Tec Home Inspections, Garceau, Wenick-Kutz, Magowan Insurance Agency, Northern Insurance Agency, Escanaba Moving Systems, Inc., The Family Inn, and Delta Abstract & Title Agency.

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Bay Alumni Association Hosts Mixer

The Bay College Alumni Association will be hosting an 'Alumni Mixer' on Saturday, October 20th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Eastern at Hereford & Hops in Escanaba. All past and current Bay students are welcome! Food and fun will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.

Also, register that night for a chance to win prizes and commemorative Bay College items! In addition, a 50/50 drawing will be held with proceeds to support the Bay Alumni Scholarship Fund. Gather your friends, connect with others & join the fun!

The Bay College Alumni Association promotes networking for personal growth, professional development, employment opportunities, favorable legislation, and scholarship support while providing council to the college administration via the Institutional Advancement office.

For additional information on the Bay College Alumni Association, please contact the Foundation Office at 906-217-1700 or email
10/18/2012 Delta Animal Charity Banquet - Chair Person--Carol Leisner 906-399-5341

10/20/2012 Bay College Alumni Mixer - Join your fellow Bay College classmates and faculty for a fun few hours of networking and socializing. Cash bar, appetizers provided. - Bay College Alumni Association - 5 PM - 7 PM - Bay College - Bay College 906-217-1700

10/20/2012 Bay Birthday Bash - Celebrating 50 Years - Bay College Community Open House 50th Anniversary kick off event, combined with Family Fun at the Delta County Northern Lights YMCA - Bay College & YMCA - 11a-3p - Free - 906.217.1700;

10/20/2012 Mugsy Sent Me Dinner Theater - Gangsters! Molls! Speakeasis! Join us at Big Bill's Place for an interactive evening comple with plenty of laughs. - The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center - 7 PM - $40 - Ticket price includes your four course dinner by chefs Mark Cardinal and Gina Rodeghiero. - William Bonifas Fine Arts Center - - 906-786-3833

10/24/2012 Business After Hours - Networking opportunity co-sponsored by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce - Hilltop RV Superstore - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Hilltop RV Superstore - Delta County Chamber 786-2192

October, 24: Hilltop RV Superstore
Networking opportunity co-sponsored by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce
Hilltop RV Superstore
5:30PM to 7:30PM
Delta County Commerce Center (906) 786-2192

Nov. 7th: Escanaba Schools, OSF St. Francis Hospital and Stewart Manufacturing
Networking opportunity co-sponsored by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce
Escanaba High School
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Delta County Commerce Center (906) 786-2192
Dinner Theater: "Musgy Sent Me" Date: October 20, 2012 and October 26th, 2012 Day(s): Saturday night Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Member Price: $40.00 Non-Member Price: $40.00

Plan for an evening of mystery combined with good food and drink in support of the Arts--attend Mugsy Sent Me on Saturday, October 20, at 7 p.m. (There will be a second showing on Friday, October 26th, see separate listing.) Social Time starts at 6:30 PM.

A capable cast of local actors brings the characters-and characters they are-to life, while you enjoy a 4-course meal. The featured play will be "Mugsy Sent Me", a comedy about the Gangster era. Guests are invited to enjoy the ambience by dressing in period costume for the evening.

"Dinner Theater at the Bonifas Arts Center is a celebration of all the arts," said Beth Ann Fudala, Center Special Events Director. "We have theater with members of Players de Noc & art in the Gallery.

It's dinner theater with a slightly sinister air, served with lots of laughter on the side.

Tickets to Mugsy Sent Me are just $40, available now online and at the Bonifas Ticket counter. As always, dinner theater seating is limited, so don't delay.

We are here to promote your business and our community.


Vickie Micheau
Delta County Chamber of Commerce

phone: (906) 786-2192