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Northwoods ElectricNorthwoods Electric
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Original Murdick’s Fudge of Mackinac IslandOriginal Murdick’s Fudge of Mackinac Island
1880s – 1910s
In 1887, father-and-son sail makers, Henry and Jerome “Rome” Murdick, were commissioned to create canvas awnings for the new Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
“The Grand” would eventually contribute in a huge way to making the Mackinac region a center of booming tourism.
With the Murdicks’ arrival to the island came Mrs. Henry Murdick (Sara) and her exquisite confectionery skills and recipes
In 1887, Mackinac Island’s first candy shop opened as Murdick’s Candy Kitchen. Henry Murdick continued to make sails in the back of the building, while up front, Rome crafted fudge using his mother’s recipe. The renowned marble table gave the fudge a unique texture and also provided a veritable “stage” on which to show visitors how fudge is made.
Rome’s oldest son, Gould, soon mastered the skills of fudge making. However, World War I impacted sugar rationing, bringing many fudge businesses to a halt on Mackinac Island.
1920s – 1940s
In 1920, Rome and Gould revitalized fudge making and their “show.” They added music and large ceiling fans so the sweet aroma of fudge would waft into the street. Other families opened fudge shops as well during this time, as the temperate climate conditions on the island are conducive to fudge making. But with the Great Depression in 1929, all closed, except Murdick’s Candy Kitchen.
Post-Depression business became even more challenging (on some days, Gould sold only one pound of fudge!). Gould sold the business to Harold May in 1940 (Gould agreed that the Murdick family would not compete in the candy business on Mackinac Island for ten years.)
1950s – 1960s
Jerome Murdick, Gould’s half-brother, opened Murdick’s Luncheonette on the island in 1957. When the non-compete clause expired, Jerome began to sell fudge at the luncheonette and eventually converted his business into Murdick’s Candy Kitchen, using the name of his great grandfather’s (Henry Murdick) original shop. Jerome continued the family fudge-making tradition using the original recipe. Each summer, Jerome and his wife, Grace, ran the Main Street business (the couple lived in the back of their shop).
Meanwhile, young entrepreneur Bob Benser, Sr. arrived to the island in 1955. Bob built and ran a Tastee Freeze ice cream shop next to Murdick’s Candy Kitchen. Jerome and Grace treated Bob like the son they never had. When Jerome became ill, Bob stepped in to help Grace keep the business open. He learned about how to make fudge, exact cooking and shaping temperatures and the all-important fudge-paddle movements. After leasing and operating the business, Bob Benser, Sr. bought the Murdicks’ business in 1969.
Today,the company still follows Sara Murdick’s recipe and the old-fashioned fudge-making techniques that have been passed down through the generations. Original Murdick’s Fudge has expanded to other locations on Mackinac Island as well as in Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, Michigan, in addition to three stores and a bakery in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Bob Benser, Sr. and Bob Benser, Jr. continue that tradition today along with the entire Benser family.
Original Murdick’s Fudge of Mackinac Island
MAKE IT MOUTHWATERING: We handcraft 18 flavors of our fresh Mackinac Island fudge, brittle and toffee treats daily for our three Sweet Summer gift boxes.
MAKE IT CUSTOMIZED: Create your summer gift selections — big or small — to include any combo of Mackinac Island fudge, caramel corn, toffees and brittles.
MAKE IT MACKINAC: To celebrate “National Fudge Day,” we unveiled our wonderful new flavor – Salted Toasted Coconut Double Chocolate.
MAKE IT MEMORABLE: Sweeten your wedding with Original Murdick’s Fudge, brittle or toffee in 3×3-inch favor boxes.
Oswald’s Bear RanchOswald’s Bear Ranch
This complex is the Largest (bear only) Bear Ranch in the entire United States! We are found only in the Wild Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Rescued cubs are brought here every year and they are always a joy to see! Area youth enter contests yearly to name these newborn creatures. People love to see them grow, play and become adult bears! Located just 20 minutes south of Tahquamenon Falls, or from Newberry go 4 miles north on M-123 towards Tahquamenon Falls. Turn left at 4 Mile Corner (Deer Park Rd., Muskallonge Lake, H-37 H-407). Then it’s 4 1/2 more miles to see the home of Tyson Bear (died July 2, 2000) certified weight of 880 lbs. The Largest Black Bear in the U.S. and possibly the World. Also see 30 Live Roaming Bears! NEW Bear Trolley! Oswald’s Bear Ranch now offers large senior groups and bus tour groups the opportunity to ride in comfort during their visit to the bear ranch. We also have a golf cart to help with those with disabilities. Largest habitat to date added! The Oswald’s have added the largest bear habitat to their huge facility. Its all natural and everyone just loves to see these bears – a rare close-up!
Payne & DolanPayne & Dolan
Payne & Dolan, Inc., a professional construction services company, has served the needs of its clients and customers for over 70 years. Headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Payne and Dolan is a leader in producing and providing asphalt pavement services and products. It is dedicated to quality, safety and leadership in a competitive industry.
Pictured Rocks Boat CruisesPictured Rocks Boat Cruises
Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises
Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service Department of the Interior and has been guiding the public to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for over 50 years. Each boat cruise takes between two and a half to three hours and will bring guests in to and alongside the most visually stunning 40 miles of shoreline on the Great Lakes!
Pines MotelPines Motel
Pines Motel We’re so clean, my Mom stays here! Year-round accommodations. U.P pine rooms, 3-bedroom apartment, snowmobile trails, continental breakfast, private beach, in-room coffee, honest prices.
Pines Trading PostPines Trading Post
Pines Trading Post
Full service deli: hand tossed pizza, over-stuffed sandwiches & subs, salad bar, taco bar, sundae bar & fresh smoked BBQ. Catering, beer, wine, liquor, bakery.
Quality Inn-LakefrontQuality Inn-Lakefront
Quality Inn-Lakefront-66 luxury lakefront rooms. Spacious landscaped grounds, private balconies, in-room spas. Indoor pool & spa, in-room coffee, HBO & cable TV, refrigerators.
Quality Inn-St. IgnaceQuality Inn-St. Ignace
The Quality Inn has full service accommodations which include: Free deluxe continental breakfast with hot items. All lodging rooms are equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. Free coffee in the lobby 24 hours a day, Free weekday newspaper, Free local calls, indoor heated pool and hot tub. Open year-round. Amenities available: tanning, nightly popcorn, conference rooms, shuttle service, bike rental, WIFI, ferry tickets, discount Mackinac Island tickets. Near Bridge View Park, trail access, restaurants, and gas stations.
Realign LLCRealign LLC
Resort Photography LLCResort Photography LLC
Resort Photography specializes in weddings, family protraits and senior portraits. Many years of experience assures you of unique and artistic photographs. Using both traditional and photojournalistic styles of photography. Call 906-643-0132. http://www.resortphoto.com
Resume Writing and More LLCResume Writing and More LLC Christina Snider
MY APPROACH & STORY
I take the time to listen to the needs of the customer. In doing so, I work with you to create documents that highlight your individual strengths and career goals to help you stand out from the competition. It starts by gathering the required information from you via phone or email. Once I have the necessary documents, I can begin crafting your new resume for your review. Upon delivery, you can request changes to the document as many times as you like over the next seven calendar days. Once you are satisfied with your documents, you can start using them to apply for job postings or on job boards. The choice is yours.
With 8+ years of professional writing experience and over 10,000 resumes, cover letters, executive bios, and LinkedIn profiles completed, you can count on me to transform your existing document into a resume that complies with the standards today and helps you navigate the perplexing world of Applicant Tracking Systems. I have had the pleasure of working with individuals just graduating high school and college and those who run major business enterprises. You can count on me to provide you with the individual attention you deserve while working to provide you with amazing documents that can help you get noticed by employers.
Over the years, I have helped individuals just like you land jobs with major corporations like Google, Dow Chemical, Federal Agencies, and much more. If you are tired of not getting interviews, I can help. Many of my clients have gone from no interviews to 5+ interviews in a single week, some as quickly as the same day they submitted their new resume. Instead of wasting your time with a company who treats you like a number or shuffles you between multiple individuals just to get your new resume created, turn to someone who truly wants to help you get where you want to go.
Seewald’s Towing and Auto TransportationSeewald’s Towing and Auto Transportation
Seewald’s Towing and Auto Transportation
We are a 24 hour towing and wrecker service for heavy duty loads or light loads. We also have indoor storage available for cars, trucks, campers, and boats.
SemcoEnergy Gas CompanySemcoEnergy Gas Company Rita Albright
SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company, headquartered in Port Huron, Michigan, is a regulated public utility that delivers natural gas to approximately 290,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in service territories in the southern half of the state’s Lower Peninsula (including in and around the cities of Albion, Battle Creek, Holland, Niles, Port Huron, and Three Rivers) and in the central, eastern, and western parts of the state’s Upper Peninsula.
SEMCO ENERGY is regulated by the Michigan Public Service Commission. Among other things, this agency sets the prices charged by the Company and the other terms and conditions of service to our customers. The Company’s overall strategy is to provide excellent customer service and to grow our existing businesses.
Shepler’s Mackinac Island FerryShepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry
The Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry motto is specific and meaningful – give the best possible service with a smile, use modern equipment and employ a well-trained staff. From the early charter boat days (74 years ago) to today, Shepler’s approach to transporting people to Mackinac Island has been one of class and value. Half the fun of a Mackinac Island experience is a ride with Shepler’s. With the third generation of Sheplers at the helm, the consistent service philosophy continues to this day. First Class Service. Every Guest. Every Day.
With the most departures and the fastest ferries on the Straits, Shepler’s will get you to the Island faster so you can enjoy your vacation. Leaving from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, our single dock locations make us easy to find. Take one of our Mighty Mac Departures that go under the bridge on the way to the Island for no extra charge. Check out our schedule for those departure times.
If you are staying at a hotel or campground in St. Ignace, take advantage of our free shuttle. Just have the front desk give us a call when you are ready and we will come pick you up.
Buy Scan & Go ferry tickets at sheplersferry.com, skip the ticket office and go straight to the boarding area! (Some restrictions apply.) We look forward to seeing you on the boat!
Snowflake CottageSnowflake Cottage
Three bedroom cottage in downtown St. Ignace with full kitchen, cable TV with movies, and phone, Restaurant, sports bar, and motel adjacent. Across from ferries and on snowmobile trail. Open year-round. Amenities TV – Cable – Pets Allowed – Water View – Snowmobile Trail