Hey Northern Michigan!
I am excited to announce a new event to bring people to town and to celebrate this amazing community that we live in. This is the 10th anniversary of me personally moving to Manistique and I am excited about the new energy that I feel is in the air.
This November also marks a significant anniversary of losing my son to cancer and I want to represent Manistique running the New York City Marathon in his memory to raise funds for the American Cancer Society's: DetermiNation. 100% of the funds raised in the three day event will go to this cause. I am personably responsible for entry fees and travel expenses. I have commited to raising $3200 and have already reached $1000 of my goal and I am hoping to raise the rest of this money with this new event.
Race the Coast Less Traveled
Part One: Discover the Coast Less Traveled-Full Moon Paddle
Part Two: Discover the Coast Less Traveled-Luminary Walk/Run 5k
Part Three: Discover the Coast Less Traveled-Sun Rise Pedal
Aired on June 27th, 7:30 pm
Discover the true artist inside yourself and listen to your art while learning many new and fun ways to be creative. During this upcoming week at Blue Mystique, we have multiple art classes avaible to all ages. From the littlest of handest to big hands, there are projects that fit everyones needs.
Blue-Mystique is your bike headquarters in Manistique, MI. Rent a cruiser or a tandem and check out our historic downtown sites and Lake Michigan, the U.P. Coast Less Traveled. You can download the Discover Manistique App at www.discovermanistique.com for more ideas. Here's what we recommend:
When you are planning to kayak in the Upper Peninsula, you may first think of paddling Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. But did you know that Manistique, Michigan is only forty-five minutes south of the National Park and is located on the warm waters of Lake Michigan and the Manistique River. There are no crowds to battle, no lines to stand in. Just miles of peaceful shoreline and beautiful sunsets on inland lakes and rivers, or on Lake Michigan from various points.
It's easy to book online. Choose from our guided kayak tours, departing from two locations: Trader's Point in Manistique and The Dock Grill and Bar in Garden, Michigan. Or select from one of our solo tours for 2 or 4 hours to the destination of your choice.
Our most popular paddle is the 2-hour rental right here at Trader's Point in Manistique. Check-in at the Yak Shack, pick out your kayak (our most popular is 'Ship for Brains') and hit the river. You will be back for more!
Spending summers along the beautiful shores of the Great Lakes, it's easy to become what is know affectionately as "a hound" a Rock Hound, that is.. Cindy Bursma and her husband love to spend their time combing the beaches for treasures! Cindy has enjoyed many summers in Manistique doing just that! Cindy's art work will be featured at the CELEBRATION on May 26th at Trader's Point in Manistique! Come check it out! Isn't it COOL!
Lake Effect Community Art have joined together with Blue-Mystique, Borderland Art, Schoolcraft County Great Start Coalition and The Power of Words, to Celebrate local talents of all kinds with a day of live music, art, poetry, jewelry, woodworking, interactive art for 6-12 year olds, guided paddle, the blessing of the fleet and more….Saturday, may 26th, 2018 from 11am-6pm at Trader’s point in Manistique, MI! Featured festivities are as follows:
Calling ALL water craft!!! Bring your boat, your kayak, your SUP, canoe....even your inner tube! Fr. Ben Paris from St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique will be blessing the "fleet" at 2:30 pm at Trader's Point on Saturday, May 26th! All are welcome to come in share in a prayer and blessing for safely this boating season.
Although my official career was in education, art has always been my love. With a BSE and an MSE most of my teaching was in several elementary schools in the Fox Valley area in Wisconsin. Art classes along with other subject areas allowed the opportunity to develop and encourage young artists. I especially enjoyed teaching adult painting classes part time for Fox Valley Technical College. That experience led me to my present position of teaching part time painting classes at the NWTC Aurora campus.
Throughout my adult life I’ve taken advantage of art classes and workshops in drawing, painting oils and watercolors. Before teaching full time, my paintings were displayed and sold at several art shows and small galleries in the Fox Valley area. Since retirement my husband and I live in the Pembine area close to waterfalls and streams, which are often the subject of my paintings. I prefer to paint from life and am thankful to be invited to paint with the Plein Air Painters of the U.P. That experience has introduced me to the beauty of the upper peninsula and the joy of painting with talented artists in the area.