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Adirondack chairs return to downtown IM

September 30, 2009
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Iron Mountain Main Street is pleased to announce that the decorated Adirondack chairs have returned to downtown Iron Mountain. The chairs are on display in front of downtown businesses and civic buildings through Saturday, Oct. 17, when they will be auctioned off at the annual Harvest on Hughitt celebration.

All of the Adirondack chairs can be found within the Iron Mountain Main Street district and have been painted by local artists.

Local artists that painted the Adirondack chairs are Katie Alwine, Hillary Alwine, Nate Alwine, Patti Belongie, Julia Calkins, Melissa Carr, Devona, Suzanne Fraker, Keri Hudson, Linnea Marchetti, Sharon Neubauer, John Nienstaedt, Michele Ringel, Kristin Stanchina, Joe Stevens, and Keely Weiland.

The Adirondack chairs were painted with the support of Bond Decorating, Stevens Decorating and Riconni Ace Hardware.

Seventeen downtown businesses sponsored the chairs and they include Cuisine Art, Devona Massage Therapy, Dickinson Area Partnership, The First National Bank & Trust Co., Galaxy Sports, H & R Block, Kingsley North, Linnea & Kristine's, Millie Hill Market, Moose Jackson, Northern Michigan Bank & Trust, Perennial Gardens, State Farm Insurance, Stevens Decorating, The Savage Mane, and Twisted Sisters. Brochures depicting the Adirondack chair locations are available at each of the above businesses as well as in the Iron Mountain City Hall.

"Although this is a fund-raiser to support downtown revitalization efforts, it is also a wonderful opportunity to allow artists to showcase their creativity while giving residents another reason to see what is happening in downtown Iron Mountain," noted Main Street Manager Jonathan Ringel.

"We hope that residents will appreciate the efforts of the Main Street to raise downtown awareness and improve the overall aesthetics and attractiveness," added Nate Alwine, organizational chairman.

For additional information, please contact Iron Mountain Main Street at 774-8530 or go to the website at



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