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Kitchen Crew at the American Legion Pig Roast, August 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo

Here are a few news items from around the OMP neighborhood:

Hunting on Power Island. At their Sept. 13 meeting, Grand Traverse Parks and Rec Commissioners gave the go-ahead to allow bow-hunting for another season on Power Island. Bow hunters may harvest deer from October 20 to November 14, and from December 1 to January 1. While hunters are not required to obtain a county permit, Michigan deer licenses are required. Note that firearm hunting is not allowed on the island.

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Peninsula Fire Department Hiring. The fire department is looking for individuals who are interested in becoming or are already Firefighter I & II / EMT-Basics or Paramedics. This is for part time and on-call employment. This hiring is ongoing! They also offer opportunities for training for those who are qualified. Pay is based on training. For more info, contact Chief Fred Gilstorff, (231) 223-4443, or firechief@peninsulatownship.com.

BATA Passes Needed. Old Mission Peninsula Education Foundation is in need of donations to cover seven student BATA bus passes at $330 a piece. BATA recently established a new route on the OMP – Route 16 – to shuttle kids to and from the new OMPS charter school. Contact the Foundation if you’re able to help, or click through to their donation page here.

Pig Roast Tally. The annual American Legion Pig Roast in August served 236 people, which the Legion reports is a record for the event. “A special thank-you for all the volunteers who helped put this on, because without you, we couldn’t have done it,” they note on their Facebook page.

Free Lighthouse Tours. Mission Point Lighthouse Manager Ginger Schultz reports that all Peninsula Township residents can tour the second floor of the Lighthouse and climb to the tower for free with their guests. The only requirement is that they sign the guest book. Also, they are always looking for volunteers to help around the lighthouse, including painting the new fence. Contact Ginger, (231) 645-0759.

Grief Support Group. The OMP Grief Support Group is meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 2 – 4 p.m. at the OMP United Methodist Church, 16426 Center Rd. Facilitated by Shron Neumann, Munson Hospital’s Bereavement Coordinator, this drop-in non-denominational group is for everyone who’s experienced a loss, either recent or past. No RSVP is necessary. For more info, contact Sharon, (231) 935-2053, sneumann@mhc.net.

Chateau Chantal Hiring. They’re looking for help for Fall weekends, including in the Tasting Room, for wine dinners and a cellar intern. “A day here or there will help!” says President and CEO Marie-Chantal Delese. Email her at mcdalese@chateauchantal.com or download the application form here.

Here are a few more photos from the American Legion Pig Roast:

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Volunteers at the American Legion Pig Roast, August 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Peninsula Fire Department at the American Legion Pig Roast, August 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo

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