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READERS’ CHOICE A SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017


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WE ArE 2017 GrATEful To our READERS’ CHOICE cuSTomErS GOLD for voTInG AWARD uS GolD AGAIn!

Not just oil, Pennzoil.™

Service is the Difference...

WE GET IT! Avenue Tire & Service

is your one-stop shop for brakes, 10 Minute Oil changes, tires and all your auto repair needs.

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8. Lubricate Door Hinges 9. Fill Power Steering Fluid 10. Check Wiper Blades 11. Check Air Filter 12. Fill Washer Solvent 13. Check C Case Filter

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14. Check Exhaust 15. Adjust Tire Pressure 16. Check Belts & Hoses 17. Check Seals or Leaks 18. Check Shocks

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MICHAEL JOHNSON

Gold - Oil • Gold - Repair Gold Best Mechanic - Lance Turk Silver - Tires

TOTAL CAR CARE

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Exhausts Air Conditioning Alignments Drive Train Batteries Lube & Oil Brakes

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Lighting Chassis Shocks/Struts Tires Wiper Blades Engine Diagnostics ... and more!

JOHN GILLIES

CHRIS BOEREMA

JOHN GILLIES IV

BRIAN GILLIES

SERVICE DEPARTMENT

PAUL SCHROEDER

MATT ROBERTS

CODY GLOVER

LANCE TURK

AVENUE TIRE & SERVICE, INC. 5797 West US 10, Ludington

231-843-3414

WRITE UP

GO AVENUE TIRE AND SERVICE!

10-MINUTE OIL

ERIC BUTLER

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32 Years of Proudly Serving Our Area

www.avenuetireandservice.com

Congratulations To 2017 Lance Turk The Gold READERS’ CHOICE Award GOLD Winner for AWARD Best Mechanic

Not just oil, Pennzoil.™


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Buy a Used Vehicle

Car Wash

Gold: Urka Auto Center Silver: VanderHaag Car Sales Bronze: Watson’s of Ludington

Gold: West Coast Car Wash & Detail Center Silver: Chesapeake Bays Bronze: Speedy Car Wash

Many READERS’ CHOICE Thanks! 2017

Our Sincere

Thanks

skoog

GOLD AWARD

It is a great honor to be awarded the Gold Medal for Best Heating & Cooling. We look forward to bringing you the best in 2018!

MIKE AND SUE SKOOG

www.skoogheatingncooling.com

Thank You!

CALL OR STOP IN FOR AN APPLICATION

Equal Housing Opportunity Equal Employment Opportunity

LONGFELLOW TOWERS 301 E. Court St. Ludington, MI 49431-1767 Phone: (231) 845-7900 TTY/TDD711

We would like to Thank all our customers and we think our customers deserve the

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SILVER AWARD

2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

Our deepest gratitude to all who voted us Gold Medal Winner for Best Retirement Community. Thank you! It is an honor.

2323 W. US Hwy. 10, Ludington, MI 231-757-900 carterlumber.com


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Oil Change Gold: Avenue Tire & Service Silver: Urka Auto Center Bronze: Shade Tree Mechanic

Auto Repair Gold: Avenue Tire & Service Silver: Shade Tree Mechanic Bronze: Urka Auto Center

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Buy Tires

Gold: Steve’s Tire & Automotive Service Silver: Avenue Tire & Service Bronze: Tire It Wholesale

Towing Service

Thank You

Gold: Fiers Towing & Recovery LLC Silver: Quinns Tires & Tows Inc. Bronze: Abrahamson’s Towing

2017

We take pride in providing the best care possible to your loved one. Thank you for voting us best Assisted Living Community and Retirement Living.

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

502 N. Sherman St., Ludington, Michigan 49431 www.ludingtonwoods.com

231.845.6100 Ludington Woods

ASSISTED lIVING & SpEcIAlIzED MEMory cArE

Thank you! We appreciate your trust in us!

LIGHTHOUSE REALTY

Outstanding Service Oustanding Results... READERS’ CHOICE Year after Year! GOLD 2017

AWARD

Buy and Sell With Confidence Call Your LIGHTHOUSE REALTY TEAM Today! 231-845-7500 • goLighthouseRealty.com

2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

Thank you for your vote! Real Estate needs? Expect Success... Call me! I want to be your Realtor!

Congratulations to Lighthouse Team Member PAMELA BUCK 231-690-3188


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Gold: Lance Turk Avenue Tire & Service Silver: Jim Matthews Shadetree Mechanic Bronze: Dave Smedley Dave’s Truck & Auto Repair

Gold: Chris VanderHaag VanderHaag Car Sales Silver: Paul Boyd - Urka Auto Center Bronze: Matt Urka Urka Auto Center

Body Shop

Gold: Pam Buck Lighthouse Realty Silver: Vanessa Verstrat Coolman Anderson Realty Bronze: Jackie Makowicki Greenridge Realty

Gold: Dusty’s Auto Body & Detail Silver: Dean’s Auto Body, Inc. Bronze: Great Lakes Collision

MORE FITNESS CHOICES

Real Estate Agent

at West Shore Community College Be fit... be healthy... WSCC offers one of the finest athletic recreational facilities in the area. The complex features a pool, whirlpool, gymnasium, wellness fitness center, weight room, and racquetball court and ice arena. Also check out the fitness classes such as PiYo, Flexibility and Aqua that are available.

BRONZE AWARD

Thanks for voting us one of the best!

Call or visit the Recreation Center for membership information...

DIRECT LINE Recreation Center .......843-5543 Ice Arena .....................843-9712

of your Favorite Bartenders!

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TOWING & RECOVERY LLC Winch-out • Lockout Fuel Delivery Tire Change • Jump Start

2017

READERS’ CHOICE SILVER AWARD

502 Lake St. 843-8591

Thank You Mason County Proud to be Voted #1

2017

READERS’ CHOICE

We can hook you up!

GOLD AWARD

Local & Long Distance Hauling

24 HR. TOWING SERVICE 231-757-4479 • 231-923-0828

1947 S. Darr Rd., Scottville

THANK YOU Thank you to our customers! We are gratefully honored to be chosen as this year's Gold Reader's Choice Award recipient for the category BEST AUTO BODY SHOP and also for voting Richard Dust as your Favorite Boss, Sarah Atwood as Favorite Secretary and 2017 Kevin Burgess as your Favorite Fireman READERS’ CHOICE and for voting DUSTY'S one of your GOLD favorite places to work! AWARD Finest Quality Collision Repairs • Auto Detailing

Dusty’s Auto Body & Detail

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READERS’ CHOICE

Thank You... for voting Rosa Negele one B

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“Where The Detail Makes The Difference”

3000 N. Stiles Road Scottville www.westshore.edu

135 S. JEBAVY • LUDINGTON • 845-1367


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Place to Buy Art

Place to Buy Flooring Gold: Easy Living Flooring Silver: Cooper’s Floor Covering Service Bronze: Lowes

Place to Buy Men’s Clothing

Convenience Store

Gold: Gold: Mariellen’s Hallmark Gold: NAPA Auto Parts Silver: Peebles Department Store Silver: AGS Something Different Silver: Auto Value of Ludington Bronze: Walmart Bronze: Wolf’s Den AutoZone Bronze: Glik’s

Gold: Northside Market Silver: Wesco Bronze: Express Mart

Buy a New Vehicle

Place to Buy Women’s Clothing

Antiques & Collectibles

Gift/ Novelty Shop

Gold: Todd & Brad Reed Photography Gallery Silver: West Shore Art Fair Bronze: Golden Key/ Shagway Arts Barn (tie)

Grocery Store

Gold: Meijer, Inc./ Shop-N-Save (tie) Silver: Walmart/ Aldi’s (tie) Bronze: Biercamp Market

This is our READERS’ CHOICE 20th Year in GOLD Business! AWARD 2017

We couldn't do it without all of you!

Thank you for voting us #1 Best Child Care!

Auto Parts Store

Gold: Urka Auto Center Gold: Silver: Peebles Department Store Watson Ludington Silver: Bronze: Maurices Great Lakes Ford Lincoln Bronze: Glik’s

#

1

Small Wonders Child Development Center 5757 W. Johnson Rd. • Ludington • 231-845-7887

Thanks For Your Vote!

Look Your Best! Best Tanning Best Full Service Salon Best Massage-Patty

Gold: Cole’s Antiques Villa Silver: Sunset Bay Antiques Bronze: Maude’s

Thank you to all of my customers for voting for me. I truly enjoy what I do and pride myself in giving exceptional customer service. I treasure working with all of you and greatly appreciate your business. 2017 w o i k c k a i , M G e R i k I , c A a ssocia J READERS’ CHOICE te Br oke r 5492 W. US 10, Ludington BRONZE AWARD

Cell (231) 510-3569 Phone (231) 843-5111 jmakowicki@greenridge.com

A Big Thank You! I am honored to be voted #1 Barber! Proud to serve Mason County for over 54 Years.

2017

Gold Medal – READERS’ CHOICE

HAIR & NAIL STUDIO

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GOLD AWARD

3843 W. US-10, Ludington

OPEN MON., WED., FRI. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

(231) 845-6597

TOM'S BARBER SHOP

2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

143 S. Main St. 231-690-9058


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Place to Buy Christmas Gifts

Place to Buy Craft Items Place to Buy Furniture Gold: Walmart Silver: Meijer Bronze: Nautical Yarn Bridal Shop Gold: A Bride’s Time

Gold: Walmart Silver: Meijer Bronze: Mariellen’s Hallmark

Place to Buy Jewelry Gold: Lakeshore Coins & Expressions Jewelry Silver: Peebles Bronze: Hallmark

Appliance Store Gold: Gunberg Appliance, Inc. Silver: Lowe’s Bronze: Home Depot

Thank You

for all your support

Mason County’s #1 Appliance Store for the 20th year!!

Gold: Lundquist Furniture Silver: Lindsay’s Furniture Bronze: Holden’s Home Emporium

Place to Buy Paint Gold: Ludington Paint & Glass Company Silver: Sherwin-Williams Company Bronze: Home Depot

Place to Buy Christmas Trees

Hearing Aid Center

Gold: Needlefast Evergreens Inc. Silver: Paul’s Tree Farm Bronze: Lowe’s

Gold: Hearing Health MI Silver: Beltone Hearing Centers Bronze: Hear Michigan

Whirlpool® 33-inch wide Top-Freezer Refrigerator - EZ 20.5 cu. ft. WRT311FZDZ

Whirlpool® 6.4 cu. ft. Freestanding Electric Range WFE540H0ES

• LED Interior Lighting • Framless Glass Shelves • Clear Door Bins

• Counter Depth Range • Fan Convection Cooking • Easy Wipe Ceramic Glass

Whirlpool® ENERGY STAR® Qualified Dishwasher WDF540PADM

Whirlpool® 4.5 cu. ft. Front Load Washer - WFW75HEFW Whirlpool® 7.4 cu. ft. Electric Dryer with Quick Dry Cycle - WED75HEFW

• Sensor Cycle • 1 Hour Wash Cycle • High Temp Wash

• Precision Dispense • Adaptive Wash Technology • 4.5 cu. ft. Capacity • Quad Baffles • Advanced Moisture Sensing • EcoBoost Option

2017 Cards

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

Hours: Mon thru Fri 9am - 5pm • Sat 9am - 3pm Sun. Closed • 843-9531 GECAF FINANCING • 612 S. Washington, Ludington • SERVICE AFTER THE SALE FREE INSTALLATION & Removal of old units (except built in items & gas products. This service is available at an extra cost)

Cards


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shopping favorites Place to Buy Propane

Lumber Company

Satellite Service

Gold: Ziehm Bottle Gas Silver: Blarney Castle Oil & Propane Bronze: Fischer LP Gas Company

Gold: Lowe’s Silver: Carter Lumber Company Bronze: Standard Lumber

Gold: Dish Silver: DirecTV

Place to Buy Gas

Archery Store

Gold: Wesco Silver: Express Mart Bronze: Meijer, Inc.

Gold: Captain Chuck’s II, Inc. Silver: BullsEye Archery Bronze: Dunham’s Sports

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

4075 Hansen Rd., Ludington • 845-6383 • 845-6746 1 1/4 mile North of Ludington Ave. on Jebavy 2 miles East on Rasmussen Rd/Hansen Rd, South side.

2017

READERS’ CHOICE SILVER AWARD

Many Thanks!

Proudly providing high quality jewelry, watch repairs/batteries and coin collectibles to the area.

Lakeshore Coins & Fine JeweLry oF

Landscaping

Gold: Larsen’s Landscaping LLC Silver: Shillinger’s Landscaping Bronze: Schmock’s Landscaping

Gold: Verizon Wireless Silver: AT&T Brightlinks Wireless Bronze: Sprint Store By Basic PCS

Farm Implement Dealer Gold: Freeman Creek Silver: Tractor Supply Bronze: Gillison’s

Pharmacy Gold: Walgreens Pharmacy Silver:

With Sincere Thanks!

Fresh Cut Premium Quality Christmas Trees Thank You for Voting us your Number 1 Place for Christmas Trees!

Rite Aid Pharmacy Bronze: Meijer Pharmacy

Cell Service

Jim Nickelson's

2017

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We are so blessed with this honor of being voted GOLD MEDAL WINNER! We look forward to bringing you the best in the years to come.

DONNa KNUDSEN

Owner/Designer

5734 US 10 Ludington

(Next to Little Caesars)

843-7073

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

Sincere Thanks! For voting us Gold for the Best Convenience Store!

Ludington

Office: 231-425-4180 • Toll Free: 877-740-8364 Tues.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. 10-3 210 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI (Across from Post Office)

231.843.4460

Specialty Meat Market & Deli

Corner of N. Washington & Bryant Rd. Open Daily 8 am-10 pm

2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD


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What an honor...

...and blessing it is to get these awards. A huge THANK YOU to all who voted for us! It wouldn’t have been possible without all of our awesome customers we’ve had over the last 20 years, THANK YOU! A great mechanic needs a great support staff and at Shadetree Mechanic we have a staff second to none!

2017

READERS’ CHOICE SILVER AWARD

Jim Matthews voted one of Mason County’s FAVORITE MECHANICS!

2017

2017

READERS’ CHOICE BRONZE AWARD

Voted one of the best places for an OIL CHANGE

READERS’ CHOICE SILVER AWARD

The Shadetree Mechanic voted one of the TOP AUTO REPAIR SHOPS

HADE TREE MECHANI S E C TH AUTO & TRUCK REPAIR

4990 Progress Drive (behind Haworth on 6th St.) • stmechanic@hotmail.com • 845-1412

Visit our Website www.The-Shadetree-Mechanic.com ... Make an appointment ONLINE!!!

Thank you for voting us,

Best of the READERS’ CHOICE Best! 2017

GOLD AWARD

Ludington Manistee Cadillac Shelby RiemerEyeCenter.com (800) 974-2020

thank you for voting us one of the best!

If you are already a member of the PCU family we invite you to spread the word. Please tell your friends and family about us. We have a great “Refer a Friend” program that puts cash in your pocket for referring new members to us. If you currently are not part of the PCU family, we invite you to come check us out because we would love to serve you! You can give us a call at 231-843-3464 or visit us online at www.PreferredCU.org . We’d love for you to help us grow and help us continue to grow this great community.

1-800-328-4121 • www.PreferredCU.org


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2017

READERS’ CHOICE SILVER AWARD

Best Real Estate Agency

Real Estate Agent Vanessa VerStrat

Secretary Dori Bray

Website

2017

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Great Price! Great Service! Local, Family Owned Serving the area for over 46 years! 609 east ludington avenue | ludington, mi 49431 | office (231) 843-3491 | www.coolmananderson.com

Ask About our new customer speciAl.

578 W. US 10, Scottville, MI 49454

Let us look into your hearing...

READERSISLV’ ERCHOICE We are happy to work with you! AWARD

A VARIETY OF BEAUTIFUL

FLOORING OPTIONS

Thank You for Voting for Us!

325 N. Jebavy Dr. Ludington, MI 49431

231-480-4808

For more locations visit us at www.hearinghealthusa.com

Michelle Giddings, BC-HIS, Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist #1379

EASY. AFFORDABLE.

Choose from hundreds of styles, colors, textures and designs to enhance any room

Servicing Lake, Manistee, Mason and Oceana Counties

Buy One Get One Batteries

Lutz Hearing Aid Center

Enhance the value, beauty & comfort of you home with new floors.

Carpet ■ Tile Luxury Vinyl Tile ■ Hardwood

Bonus Hearing Health Savings

Limit 4 packs per customer. Offer expires 10/31.

Thank You For Your Vote!

2017

We offer: • FREE Hearing Evaluations • FREE Clean & Checks • FREE Demonstrations

Buy one pack of hearing aid batteries and get the second pack for FREE!

231-757-2676

FREE ESTIMATES

Visit our Beautiful Showroom

Mike Cooper Mary Newberg

Ken Cooper

Commercial & Residential

Kyle Smith

3 0 Ye a r s E x p e r i e n c e

Sales & Installation

COOPER’S FLOOR COVERING SERVICE 231-425-4433

901 N. Washington Ave. Ludington

www.ludingtonflooringcompany.com Open Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday By Appointment


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THANK YOU! 2017

Our sincere thank you for voting us the Best Consignment Shop!

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

She has the BEST clothes!

210 S. James St., Ludington 231.425.3784

Thank you Mason County!

2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

Best Bank Selected by Ludington Daily News Readers

2017

READERS’ CHOICE SILVER AWARD

Making a real difference for Mason County since 1898!

Best Teller Helen Jacobson

Ludington Downtown Office

2017

READERS’ CHOICE BRONZE AWARD

Best Teller Michelle Thomas

Ludington Downtown Office


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Buy Pool Supplies Gold: Pool & Spa Center Silver: Country Acres Bronze: Harbor Hot Tub

Manufactured Homes Gold: Progressive Living Silver: Tamarac Village Bronze: Holiday Village

Pet Groomer Gold: 4 Pawz Pet Salon & Boutique Silver: Hidden Hollow Bronze: Marcy Posma

Casino Gold: Little River Casino & Resort Silver: Soaring Eagle

2017

Carpet Cleaning Gold: Pro-Master Carpet Cleaning Silver: Lakeshore Carpet Cleaning Bronze: Stanley Steemer

Daycare Gold: Small Wonders Child Development Center Silver: Oaktree Academy Bronze: Karen Foote

Boss Gold: Richard Dust Dusty’s Auto Body & Detail Silver: Donna Big Boy

Print Shop Gold: Kwik Print Plus Silver: Mission Graphics Bronze: Business Print

Bronze: Greg Magee Magee Insurance

STEVE’S TIRE & AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE, LLC Thank you for voting us the #1 Tire Dealer in Mason County!

2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

615 W First St., Scottville (231) 757-9570

Hotel

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Internet Provider

Gold: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Silver: Nova Motel Bronze: Stearns Hotel

Gold: Charter Communications Silver: Syncwave LLC Bronze: Frontier Communications

Insurance Agency

Dentist

Gold: Smith & Eddy Insurance Silver: Magee Insurance Group Bronze: Borema-Hamm

Bank or Credit Union Gold: West Shore Bank Silver: Preferred Credit Union Bronze: Safe Harbor Credit Union

Auction Company

Gold: Ron Ringel Auctioneer Inc. Silver: Beyer Auction Bronze: Michigan Online Auction

Gold: Simone Family Dental Silver: Dr. Ruby-Forest Hills Family Dentistry Bronze: Dr. Cheryl Larson

Driving Range Gold: Hemlock Golf Club Silver: Lincoln Hills Golf Club Bronze: Lakeside Links

Thank you for voting us the #1 printer in Mason County for the last 18 straight years! Mission Graphics will continue the great success of Kwik Print Plus. 2017

READERS’ CHOICE 601 N Washington Ave., Ludington • 231.845.7030

GOLD AWARD


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personal favorites of 2017

Firefighter Gold: Kevin Burgess P.M. Fire Dept. Silver: Joe Cooper Riverton Fire Dept. Bronze: Ken Kreiner P.M. Fire Dept.

Police Officer Gold: Kim Cole Mason County Sheriff

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole

Silver: John Gillies Mason County Mounted Division Bronze: Det. Steve Hansen Mason County Sheriff’s Office

Allie Kessel, Mason County Eastern teacher

Kevin Burgess, P.M. Fire Dept.

Riverton Fire Chief Joe Cooper

Ken Kreiner, P.M. Fire Dept.

Teacher John Gillies, Mounted Division with Geeker

Det. Steve Hansen

Gold: Allie Kessel (Mason County Eastern) Silver: Sara Nordlund (Hart Public Schools) Bronze: Steve Hlady (Hart Public Schools)

Sara Nordlund, Hart Public Schools teacher

It is nice to be recognized as “The Best” but any doctor is only as good as the patients they attend to. Take care of your health because God wants you to enjoy his greatest gift...LIFE.

Get Adjusted...Feel Better!!

“Smile Often, Speak Softly, And Always Have A Humble Heart”

414 US 10, Scottville

Secretary

Barber

Gold: Todd & Brad Reed Photography Silver: Photography by Sue Brown

Gold: Sarah Alward Dusty’s Auto Body & Detail

Gold: Tom’s Silver: Andy’s Barber Shop Bronze: Family Barber Shop

231-757-3356

Silver: Dori Bray Coolman Anderson Realty Bronze: Renee Copenhaver Magee Insurance

Steve Hlady, Hart Public Schools teacher

Thank you for voting us #1

Dr. Lewis G. Squires Dr. Ashley Quinn Dr. Weston Squires

Photographer

2017

READERS’ CHOICE SILVER AWARD

Many Thanks! Bringing you our best every day! Happy boating to all.

LUDINGTON MUNICIPAL MARINA 200 S. William St. • Mailing address: 400 S. Harrison Ludington, MI 49431 231-843-9611 • www.ludingtonmarina.com


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Thank You Voters! 2017

It Is Truly An Honor To Again Be Awarded The Gold Medal In The Readers’ Choice Awards. Thanks For Being Such Great Customers & Thanks For Voting For Us.

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

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THANK YOU! Our sincere thanks to all our loyal customers who voted us one of the best builders! 2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

604 E. Tinkham Ave. | Ludington | 843-2554 | www.dmcunlimited.com

2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

Thank you for voting us Gold Award Recipient for favorite Landscaper. The growth we’ve experienced over the years is because of customers like you who rely on us to deliver dependable, quality service. We value your trust and we’ll do our best to continue to provide the level of service you deserve. 3091 N. US31, Scottville, MI 49454 3021 Schoedel Rd., Manistee, MI 49660

231-757-3850 231-398-9900


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Place to Watch Sunset

Gold: Stearns Park Silver: First Curve/ Ludington State Park

Bowling Alley Gold: Park Lanes Silver: Spartan West

Tanning Salon Gold: Safari Sun & Tanning LLC Silver: Paradise Island Tanning & The Hair Station LLC Bronze: Jamie’s Beauty Bank

Place to Work Out

Gold: Ludington Fitness Silver: America’s Fitness Center Bronze: West Shore Community College

WOW!!! Thank You!!! #1 Waitress

2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

2017

READERS’ CHOICE SILVER AWARD

Campground/ RV Park Gold: Ludington State Park Silver: Kibby Creek Campground Bronze: Poncho’s Pond RV Park

Alie Vanderhaag

#1 Restaurant #2 Breakfast #2 Best Boss

Donna Helminiak

#3 Lunch

2017

READERS’ CHOICE BRONZE AWARD

Ludington Locally Owned & Operated Since 1995

Thanks

for your vote!

It is an honor to be awarded the gold medal in Lawn and Garden and Lumber; silver medal in Appliances and the bronze medal for Flooring. Thank you.

4460 West US 10, Ludington

231-480-5100

2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD


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Salon

Accountant/ CPA

Gold: Safari Sun

Gold: Claire, Massie & Company CPA Silver: Piper Tax & Accounting LLC Bronze: Merskin & Merskin

Silver: Shears Coiffures Bronze: Generations

Flower Shop Gold: Bela Floral Silver: Beads & Blooms Bronze: Giving Tree

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Deliciously Good News… 2017

Thanks!

READERS’ CHOICE To Our Customers For honoring SILVER AWARD

us with the Silver Award for

BEST ICE CREAM in Mason County

Financial Advisor Gold: Edward Jones Silver: Piper Tax & Accounting Bronze: Brian Madl (with Edward Jones)

We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to serving you next year.

LUDINGTON

DAIRY QUEEN 66 S. Pere Marquette Highway, Ludington

We READERS’ CHOICE Appreciate Your Vote & Your Business 2017

GOLD AWARD

Thanks For Making Us #1 958 N. US 31 Scottville, MI

231-757-3775

(231) 845-5611


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Restaurant

Waitress/ Waiter

Place to Get Pizza

Gold: Big Boy Restaurant Silver: Sportsman’s Bronze: Applebee’s

Gold: Allie VanderHaag Big Boy Restaurant Silver: Jolee Aberegg- Pizza Hut Bronze: Coltyn Tyndall House of Flavors

Gold: Chuck Wagon Silver: Pizza Hut Bronze: Hungry Howie’s

Bartender Gold: Donna Nickelson P.M. Steamers Silver: Rosa Nagele Ludington Boat Club

Fast Food Restaurant Gold: Wendy’s Silver: McDonald’s Bronze: Burger King

Bronze: Larry Ingle Bud’s Tap Room

Bar

Pizza Delivery Person Gold: Christian Kelso Hungry Howie’s Silver: Gary Ely - Pizza Hut Bronze: Rick Chapman Chuck Wagon

Place to Get a Burger

Gold: Sportsman’s Silver: Ludington Pub Bronze: Bud’s Tap Room

Gold: Brenda’s Burgers Silver: The Grand Bronze: Ludington Pub

Place for a Cup of Coffee Gold: Riverflats Coffee & Tea Silver: McDonald’s Bronze: Wesco

Place for Breakfast Gold: Brenda’s Harbor Cafe Silver: Big Boy Restaurant Bronze: Old Hamlin Restautant

We are honored to serve Mason County with all their floral needs.

A Big Thank You Photo by Rob Alway

2017

to you, our customers, READERS’ CHOICE SILVER and family AWARD and friends! 78 N. Jebavy Ludington

425-4133

THANK YOU! Paradise UV-Free Spray Tanning island Tanning 35.00 or two for 60.00 akfast e r B 12 Tans for 35.00 & the hair lace READERS’ CHOICE 1st P Dr., Ludington • 231-843-7800 station LLC76 N. Jebavy www.paradiseislandludington.com Thank You for Your Votes! $

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2017

GOLD AWARD

Open at 5am Daily

316 S. James St. • Downtown Ludington • 231-845-7434 Open Daily 5 am to 2 pm www.brendasharborcafe.com


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food favorites Place for Lunch Gold: Chef John’s Bakery & Cafe Silver: Applebee’s Bronze: Big Boy Restaurant

Place for Dinner Gold: Scotty’s Silver: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grille & Bar Bronze: Sportsman’s

THANK YOU

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www.ludingtondailynews.com

Place for Steak

Gold: Applebee’s Grille & Bar Silver: Scotty’s Restaurant Bronze: P.M. Steamers

Place for Ice Cream /Frozen Yogurt Gold: House of Flavors Silver: Dairy Queen Bronze: Krave Frozen Yogurt & Candy Shoppe

to our loyal customers for voting us your favorite carpet cleaning service.

Place for BBQ Ribs

Gold: The Q Smokehouse Silver: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grille & Bar Bronze: Ludington Bay Brewing

Place to Buy Doughnuts Gold: Wesco Silver: Cops & Doughnuts Bronze: Shop-N-Save

Place to Buy Sweets & Treats

Fish Fry Gold: House of Flavors Silver: Bortell’s Bronze: Doc’s Sauble River Inn

Gold: Kilwin’s & Sweet Apple Sue’s Silver: Krave Frozen Yogurt & Candy Shoppe Bronze: Wesco

Heartfelt Thanks!

2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

Pro-Master Jason Muralt (owner & operator) Carpet Cleaning Call Today! 231-757-9061

2017

Thank you to all for your vote! We proudly serve you and will continue to provide the very best in dental care.

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

Nick P. Simone, DDS 440 W. US 10, Scottville, MI 231-757-4411 www.simonefamilydental.com


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Place for Cappuccino

Real Estate Agency

Computer Supply Store

Employment Agency

Gold: Riverflats Coffee & Tea

Gold: Lighthouse Realty Silver: Coolman Anderson Realty Bronze: Century 21 Bayshore Real Estate

Gold: DMC Unlimited Silver: STS Computers Bronze: Jackpine

Gold: Manpower Silver: Michigan Works! Bronze: Northern Staffing

Heating & Cooling Contractor

Place to Work

Kids Store

Gold: Urka Auto Center, Inc. Silver: Dusty’s Auto Body & Detail Bronze: Big Boy

Gold: ABC Kidz/ Purple Monkey Silver: Walmart Bronze: Toys R Us, Yada Yada (tie)

Silver: BookMark Bronze: Wesco

Place to Get a Burrito Gold: The Grand

Gold: Skoog Heating & Cooling, LLC Silver: Hankwitz Heating & Cooling, LLC Bronze: Premier Heating

Silver: El Rancho Bronze: Taco Bell/ Sportsman’s (tie)

Congratulations to Safe Harbor Credit Union employee Christi Helminiak, Gold Ribbon Winner for "Best Teller"!

2017

READERS’ CHOICE 2017

READERS’ CHOICE

READERS’ CHOICE 1200 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington 231/843.2323 • www.safeharborcu.org

2017

BRONZE AWARD

2017

GOLD AWARD

GOLD AWARD

Thank you to all our loyal members for your "VOTE" of Confidence in Safe Harbor Credit Union, Awarded Bronze Ribbon for best Bank/ Credit Union. We appreciate your business!

READERS’ CHOICE BRONZE AWARD

George & Bob Towns Owners Scott Ashley PGA Golf Professional

Thank you for voting Lakeside Links the #1 Golf Course in Mason County & one of your favorite Driving Ranges!

We appreciate your business! 5369 W. Chauvez Rd., Ludington, MI. 49431

Thank You!

Many Thanks

For your patronage and your votes for #1 Antiques Store.

Thank you for voting Donna Nickelson your Top Bartender! And thank you for voting Our Steaks as one of your favorite!

Be sure to capture our experiences again soon. We look forward to seeing you. Sally & Jerry Cole

Dedicated service since 1987 • 11 quality dealers

COLE’S ANTIQUES VILLA

120 N. Main, Scottville www.colesantiquesvilla.com Hours: May-October, Mon.-Sat. 10-5; Sunday 12-4 • Off season, closed Mon. & Tues.

2017

2017

READERS’ CHOICE READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

BRONZE AWARD

502 West Loomis Street, Ludington 231.843.9555


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Assisted Living

Massage

Retirement Living

Physician

Gold: Ludington Woods Living Center

Gold: Patty Kersjo

Gold: Longfellow Towers

Silver: Village House

Safari Sun & Tanning LLC

Silver: Village House

Bronze: Grancare AFC

Bronze: Colleen Avedisian

Gold: Ryan Family Practice Silver: Allan Nelson, M.D. Bronze: Tim O’Callaghan, D.O.

Chiropractor

Silver: Sarah-Salon 22

Gold: Squires Family Care Chiropractic

Consignment/ Resale Shop

Silver: Mark Yeck

Gold: My Sister’s Closet

Ludington Chiropractic Life Center

Silver: Cedar Chest

Bronze: Ingle Family Chiropractic Center

Bronze: ABC Kidz

Thanks For Voting!

2017

Hospital Gold: Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Silver: Mercy Bronze: Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital

Physical Therapist Gold: Caroline O’Brien West Michigan Physical Therapy Silver: Alyssa Bly Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital

Bronze: Emily West Michigan Physical Therapy

Thank You All!

READERS’ CHOICE

PIPER TAX AND ACCOUNTING, LLC 1975 S. PM Hwy., Ludington

843-1040

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

SILVER AWARD

We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future!

2017

For choosing us as the Gold Medal Winner for Cappuccino and Coffee. We really appreciate your support and will continue to provide you the very best. 1975 S. PM Hwy., Suite 2, Ludington

(231) 425-4488


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Place to Buy a Mattress

Boat Supplies

Golf Course

Website

Gold: Lundquist Furniture

Gold: J.C. Marine Inc. Silver: LakeShore Motor Sports Bronze: U-Win Motorsports LLC

Gold: Lakeside Links Golf Course Silver: Lincoln Hills Golf Club Bronze: Hemlock Golf Club

Gold: www.coolmananderson.com Silver: www.ludingtondailynews. com Bronze: www.geistarts.com

Marina

Newspaper

Silver: Lindsay’s Furniture Bronze: Mattress Max & Home Furnishings

Boat Dealer Gold: U-Win Motorsports LLC Silver: J.C. Marine Inc. Bronze: LakeShore Motor Sports

Thank You!

READERS’ CHOICE

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

GOLD AWARD

Mason County Eastern

123 E. Ludington Ave. 843-3734

Computer Service Store Gold: DMC Unlimited Silver: STS Computers Bronze: Ryan’s Computer Repair

Thanks to our loyal customers for awarding us one of your favorite READERS’ CHOICE CONSIGNMENT SHOPS! SILVER AWARD

To show our appreciation, mention you saw SILVER and we will take an additional 15% OFF your purchase! Now through November 2017

110 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington

18 S. Main Custer

845-7974

231-757-3733

Thank You!

For voting us your Favorite Kids Store in the Reader’s Choice Awards.

Gold: Ludington Daily News Silver: Wall Street Journal Bronze: New York Times

2017

2017

Congratulations Allie Kessel for being named The Gold Medal Teacher. Mason County Eastern is PROUD to have Allie Kessel as our K-12 Music teacher. We are Cardinal BEST, We are Cardinal PROUD, We are Mason County Eastern.

2017

Gold: Harbor View Marina Silver: Ludington Municipal Marina Bronze: Ray’s Auto-Marine

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Chef THANK YOU! John's Bakery & Cafe

2017 We appreciate being voted your favorite READERS’ CHOICE GOLD place for lunch! AWARD

110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431 · (231) 843-3327


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Place for Entertainment

Bank Teller

Contractor

Manicurist

Gold: Little River Casino & Resort Silver: AMC Classic 8 Theater Bronze: The Mitten

Gold: Chris Helminiak Safe Harbor Credit Union Silver: Helen Jacobsen West Shore Bank Bronze: Michelle Thomas West Shore Bank

Gold: Linus Thalman Thalman Construction Silver: Steve Vandervest Bronze: A & M Construction

Gold: Donna- Luxury Nails Silver: Ashley — Salon 22 Bronze: Kinzie Spencer Jamie’s Beauty Bank

Optometrist/ Opthamalogist

D.J.

Place to Buy Lawn & Garden Equipment Gold: Lowe’s Silver: Home Depot Bronze: Seymour’s Sales & Service

Thank You Mason County

Thank you READERS’ CHOICE for Voting us #1 Pizza 2017

For voting us Gold Medal Winner for best auto salesman and Silver Medal Winner for best place to buy a used vehicle.

GOLD AWARD

2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

971 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI • 843-2852 Quality Pizza, Quality People, Since 1984

5862 W. US 10, LUDINGTON 231.843.2188

Gold: Michelle Fargo Shears Coiffures Silver: Jessica Sanders Fiesta Hair & Tanning Bronze: Kim Ingle Generations

Gold: Danny V Silver: Adam Knudsen Bronze: Zack Edwards

Gold: Riemer Eye Center Silver: West Shore Eye Care Bronze: Dr. Large (Riemer Eye Center)

Thanks For Voting Us Silver!

Hairstylist

2017

READERS’ CHOICE SILVER AWARD

2017

READERS’ CHOICE SILVER AWARD

We will continue working hard to service you in the future.

vander haag

Car Sales

1680 W. US-10, Scottville

757-2727

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Lighthouse Realty Ludington 231-845-7500

Manistee 231-398-3800

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for your vote! Real Estate needs? Expect Success... Call me! I want to be your Realtor!

Ask Sherwin-Williams.™

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PAMELA BUCK 231-690-3188

2017

READERS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD


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Thank YOU for making us #1!

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For Making Us #1 SALES STAFF: From left to right: Paul Boyd, Aaron Sayers, Clay Sawyer, Mike Urka, Matt Urka, Mark Nickelson, Jeff Hettiger

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OFFICE STAFF - From left: Brenda Knudsen, Jamie Wehner, Melissa Jewell

PARTS DEPT. - Jarred Jolly and Cory Cracraft.

Not pictured: Rick Quintero, Bob Seelhoff, Eric Walle

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - From left:Jym Miller, Jessica Achter, Sonja Battice, Gail Buck

GOLD AWARD - NEW VEHICLES GOLD AWARD - USED VEHICLES SERVICE DEPARTMENT: Front row - left to right: Mike Olson, Jeff Bartosiewicz, Jack Currier, Jon Morrill Back Row - left to right: Tom Urka, Mike Kubiak, Doug Seymour, Art Walager, K.C. Kunkel, Eric Martinez, Ruben Jaramillo, Rich Spoor, Sandy Noland, Clinton Coleman

BRONZE AWARD BEST AUTO SALES PERSON

SILVER AWARD BEST SALES PERSON

Matt Urka

Paul Boyd

Not Pictured: Bob Barker, David Bly

BRONZE - SERVICE DEPARTMENT SILVER AWARD - OIL CHANGE

Serving West Michigan for Over 90 Years

URKA AUTO CENTER chevrolet

buick

2017

READERS’ CHOICE

We always strive to put you first!

We promise to maintain our high standard and look forward to serving you in the future U.S. 10 & 31 E. of ludington

231-845-6282 www.urkaauto.com

GOLD AWARD

Readers Choice 2017  
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