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9th Annual
North of 45 Writer’s Retreat
April 26 – 29, 2018 In Curtis

The 9th Annual North of 45 Retreat for Writers will be held with
its primary sponsors, Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn and
Erickson Center for the Arts, hosting.
Additional support comes from a variety
of area businesses and individuals. 

The all-inclusive retreat features workshops taught by notable authors
to challenge and encourage writers of all genres and levels of experience.
Participants have opportunities to read their work aloud and receive
feedback from their peers that is both affirming and constructive. 
North of 45 Retreat attendees enjoy stretches of time to relax,
write, or simply enjoy the company of other writers. 

Any adult who has a passion for writing, a desire to pursue the craft, or who
feels a need to get away from the distractions of everyday living to explore
and/or indulge their interest is welcome.  “The retreat is for adults who write,
or are interested in writing,” said AnnMarie Rowland, who has directed the
retreat since its inception in 2010. “Whether it’s poetry, fiction, or non-fiction...
whether you’re a well-published author or just beginning… North of 45 is for you.”

Leading workshops for the April 2018 event will be 
Melissa Shumaker and Russell Thorburn.

Shumaker is a national speaker who’s been writing professionally since 1996.
She startedwriting for radio, and her publications include New York Post,
Organic Gardening, Parenting, Pregnancy, Huffington Post and others.
She's the author of two books on renegade parenting: It's OK to Go Up the Slide 
(Tarcher/Penguin Random House) and It’s OK Not to Share (Tarcher/Penguin). 
She is also the author of Saving Arcadia, a Great Lakes conservation
adventure story, (Wayne State University Press), and has worked
for a variety of environmental nonprofits.

Heather once worked as a milkmaid, sailor, llama trekking guide, and fire crew,
as well as a garbage worker in Antarctica, at the U.S. South Pole station.
She holds a BA in sociology/anthropology from Swarthmore College
and an MS in land resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She lives in Traverse City, MI with her husband and two children.

Russell Thorburn is the first Poet Laureate of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
A playwright as well as a poet, Thorburn is the recipient of a National Endowment
for the Arts Fellowship in poetry. He started writing poetry in 5th grade,
and now teaches composition and film at Northern Michigan University,
and is an independent manuscript editor and consultant whose clients
have published numerous books with national presses in the U.S. and Canada.
Thorburn’s own poetry can be found in these books: Approximate Desire,
(New Issues Poetry & Prose), Father, Tell Me I Have Not Aged, (Marick Press), 
The Drunken Piano (March Street Press), The Whole Tree as Told to the
Backyard, and Misfit Hearts (Rocky Shore Books).
He lives in Marquette, Michigan, with his wife and son.

AnnMarie Rowland is a columnist, poet, songwriter, writing workshop
leader, and touring musician. In addition to the North of 45 Retreat for Writers,
she is the director of Johnathan Rand’s Author Quest; a camp for young writers,
and Word Compass Retreat for Writers. Her work appears regularly in several regional
magazines and newspapers. She lives in Coldwater, MI and Owen Sound, Ontario.

An Authors’ Read will take place at the Erickson Center on
Friday, April 27th at 7:00 pm as part of the event,
when North of 45 Retreat staff writers will read from their own work.
The public is encouraged to attend.

For more information about the North of 45 Retreat,
to register, or to become a sponsor, please contact Kelly Chamberlin.
800-292-0440 / 906.586.6000/ or

Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn
"Sew Relaxing"
Upper Peninsula Quilters' Retreat.
Mystery Quilt Project

Featuring an all inclusive quilters' weekend
with Anita Wott, quilting instructor.
9:00 am FRIDAY, MAY 11 thru
12:00 pm SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018

Contact Kelly Chamberlin to register.

Single Occupancy –
2 nights lodging, workshops & meals $345
(Includes 2 nights lodging, workshops with Anita Wott
& meals of 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners)
Share Occupancy –
2 nights lodging, workshops & meals $295
(Includes 2 nights lodging, workshops with Anita Wott
& meals of 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners)
Non-Lodging –
workshops & meals $220
(Includes workshops with Anita Wott &
meals of 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners)

Space is limited.
Please contact Kelly Chamberlin
for more information and to register.
906-586-6000 or



Community Bible Studies
Men's Bible Study
Thursdays • 10:00am • adoba hotel Naubinway

Ladie's Bible Study

Monday • February 12 • 1:00pm • Engadine Methodist Church
Monday • February 19 • 1:00pm • Naubinway Christian Fellowship
Monday • February 26 • 1:00pm • Engadine Methodist Church
Monday • March 5 • 1:00pm • Naubinway Christian Fellowship
Monday • March 12 • 1:00pm • Engadine Methodist Church
Monday • March 19 • 1:00pm • Naubinway Christian Fellowship
Monday • March 26 • 1:00pm • Engadine Methodist Church


First Presbyterian Church
113 W John St, Newberry
3rd Thursday of each month
5:00pm - 6:30pm (or until food is gone)
No "To Go" Meals

Engadine United Methodist Church
Last Wednesday of each month
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Corner of M-117 & McKelvey Road, Engadine
2nd Wednesday of each month
4:00pm - 6:15pm


School Year

Mon - Fri ~ 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mon & Thursday Evenings ~ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturdays ~ 9:00am - Noon

Summer Hours
Mon, Wed, & Fri ~ Noon - 4:30pm
Mon & Thurs Evenings ~ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat ~ 9:00am - Noon

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital
Expands Massage Therapy Services
Newberry, MI

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital and Healthcare Center is
pleased to announce the expansion of
massage therapy services with Charlotte Rahilly, LMT,
seeing clients in the Gibson 2nd Floor Offices
beginning Monday, March 12th.

To start, she will be available by appointment
Mondays from 12PM-7PM and Tuesdays from 10AM-5PM.

Charlotte L. Rahilly, LMT, graduated from the
Massage Therapy program at Baker College with honors
and is an American Massage Therapy Association member.
Charlotte believes in the power of complementary medicine to
help heal the body and thrives on the
facilitation of health through touch.

Charlotte’s massage practice is therapeutic,
and she incorporates a combination of techniques
including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy,
Lymphatic Drainage and Joint Mobilization/Stretching.

Each session will focus on targeting the client’s tension areas
and will be individualized dependent
on their specific needs.
Clients can expect a session that focuses on relief of
physical tensions, muscular imbalances, and
the calming of the nervous system.

For pricing information or to schedule an appointment,
please contact the HNJH Wellness Center at 293.9182. 

HNJH to Offer
Lung Cancer Screenings
Newberry, MI  

According to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
lung cancer is the leading cause
of cancer death and the second most common cancer
among both men and women in the United States.

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital now has the ability
to screen for lung cancer with
low-dose computed tomography (LDCT).

The goal of screening is to detect disease at
its earliest and most treatable stage.
During a screening, CT scanning combines special
x-ray equipment with sophisticated
computers to produce multiple, cross-sectional images
or pictures of the inside of the body.

Because CT scans are able to detect even
very small nodules in the lung,
LDCT of the chest is especially effective for
diagnosing lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage.

The benefits to the patient are that CT is fast,
which is important for patients who
have trouble holding their breath,
and the scanning is painless and noninvasive.

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Pulmonology and
Sleep Medicine physician, Jeffrey Washington, explains,
“Now, we have guidelines for those who are at a
high risk of developing lung cancer and should be screened.
If you are aged 55 to 74 years and have a
smoking history equivalent to a pack a day for 30 years,
and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years,
you are a good candidate for screening.”

Patients who may have questions about
lung cancer screenings should consult their physicians.
For more information about the screening process,
call the HNJH Diagnostic Imaging Department at 906.293.9237. 

Annual Student Art Show 
Waterfront Gallery
Erickson Center for the Arts

The Erickson Center for the Arts
4th Annual Student Art Show will be held
February 5th through March 30th . 

This showcase contains a large variety of artwork
provided by students of all ages from
Tahquamenon Area Schools, Three Lakes Academy,
Engadine Consolidated Schools, and
local home-schooling programs.

The purpose of this exhibit is to demonstrate
how essential art is as a part of a child’s education.
Patrons of the show will be given a
chance to vote for the
“People’s Choice Award”
presented to one student from
each of the schools at the end of the exhibit.

The Student Art Show can be seen during
regular business hours, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday and is free to the public.

Beginning May 8th
Morning Yoga Classes
Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
with Marsha Blanchard, RYT
Mondays and Wednesdays
from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Bridge Club at the Erickson Center
will be held every Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM.
Open to the public, no experience required!
Call the ECA office for more
information 906.586.9974




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