Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tight Lines for Troops Charity Car Show

Tight Lines for Troops

Charity Car Show

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Noon to 4:00 PM
Area will be open at 9:00 AM

Seng's Marina

47 Lake Street
Manistee, Michigan  49660
On Manistee Lake

Awards To The Top 25 Vehicles!

For more information on the car show contact: 
Frank English (231) 590-7901

See below for further information on the Tight Lines For Troops charity fishing tournament

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

3rd Annual Tight Lines For Troops

May 18 & 19, 2012

Lake Michigan, Manistee, Michigan

Charity Fishing Tournament for Michigan's Veterans 

FREE FOR VETS! This free even helps disabled veterans have fun and thanks them for their outstanding services to our country. 

Friday, May 18:  Mandatory Dinner Meeting for all Captains and all Tight Lines participants of Boat and Pier, Shore and River Divisions

6:00 pm  National Guard Armory, 555 1st Street, Manistee, Michigan  49660

Saturday, May 19:  

Tight Lines for Troops Tournament begins
Big Lake Division: 4 participants per team - Weigh your biggest fish
Pier, Shore and River Division: Individual entry - Weigh your biggest fish
Participants in both divisions will be eligible for all the activities and prizes

6:30 am   Shotgun Start at the Manistee Harbor Pier Heads
(Participants must be ready to board boats by 5:30 am at Seng's Marina, 47 Lake Street, Manistee. Pier, Shore and River fishermen in position at 6:30 am)
Boxed lunch provided for each participant.

12:30 pm  Boats must be inside the Pier Heads; Pier, Shore and River fishermen must pull lines

1:30 pm  Weigh-in begins at Seng's Marina, 47 Lake Street, Manistee, MI  49660

4:30 pm  Banquet and Awards Ceremony at Seng's Marina
Dinner served at 5:00 pm; Awards at 6:00 pm; Closing Ceremony 6:30 pm

Registration Forms available online at
Priority given to Purple Heart recipients, Disabled Veterans and POW's. Veterans pay no charter fees, entry fees or banquet fees!

Registrations must be received by April 1, 2012

For sponsorship opportunities, donations or other information contact:
Bob Guenthardt at 231-723-3282 * or Rick Briggs at 810-229-5880 *
Tight Lines For Troops is sponsored by:
Brain Injury Association Of Michigan
Little River Casino Resort
Manistee County Charter Boats
Paralyzed Veterans Of America Michigan Chapter

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shared Goals

All the agents at Coldwell Banker A.L.M. Realty & Associates,Inc feel the same. They are sharp, progressive and dedicated to staying one step ahead with continuous education and complete commitment to anticipating their clients’ needs. By offering only experienced and proven full-time agents, Coldwell Banker A.L.M. Realty & associates,Inc have become leaders in the area.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

World Record Brown Trout Caught In Manistee County

On Wednesday, September 9th, 2009, Tom Healy of Rockford, Michigan caught a 41 pound World Record Brown Trout right here in Manistee County!

The state record German brown trout until last Wednesday weighed 36.81 pounds and was caught in Lake Michigan in Benzie County in 2007. The next three places in the state record books were held by Lake Michigan browns caught in Manistee.

Manistee County proves to have fabulous fishing in the area, so grab your rod and reel and try your luck. You may just have the next World Record!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Coldwell Banker A.L.M.
Realty & Associates, Inc.

(Monte's Visions Photography)

Coldwell Banker A.L.M. of Manistee recently had the opportunity to meet Jim Gillespie, the President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC right at their own office, located at 1121 Parkdale Avenue.

This was truly one opportunity they will never forget!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Now is the right time

IT'S CUT: Jim Gillespie, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate handles the ribbon after it is cut by developer Greg Gust. They were celebrating the opening of Arcadia Highlands, a residential development on Lake Michigan just south of Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club. (Dave Yarnell/News Advocate)

ARCADIA - "It's the right time" was the message the speakers delivered Friday at noon at the ribbon cutting for the new residential development Arcadia Highlands, located between M-22 and Lake Michigan just south of Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club.

"This is an absolutely fabulous project," said Jim Gillespie, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, who was in Manistee County from his office in New Jersey. "The timing of this project is perfect. We've been in the doldrums for the past four years, but we are seeing things turn around."

The development is a project of the local Coldwell Banker office, A.L.M. Realty and Associates of Manistee.

"We've seen some very positive signs," Gillespie said of the national real estate market. "When real estate moves, the economy comes right after it."

"In these trying times, Manistee County is standing out on its own," said Renee Ihlenfeldt, executive director of the Alliance for Economic Success. She pointed to the successes of MasTech Manufacturing, Glen's Market, and 10-West Studios. "I know people out there are struggling, but Manistee County is truly standing above the crowd."

"I would like to recognize the Millers and Bradfords, since this is their property we are developing," said Gust. "We want to introduce this project as a community. This really is our vision, a community built on preservation, using green principles and preserving the grounds and resources."

Plans call for single family homes and townhouse condominiums; a clubhouse with an outdoor pool, recreation facilities, and meeting rooms; and a three-hole practice golf course.

"We're not the west coase most people know, but we're West Michigan and we're proud to be here," Gust continued. "This has been a fantastic opportunity for my partner and I."

Further information on the project is available at the website