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With lakes, rivers, forests and rolling hills, we are proud of Otsego County, a true four seasons play land. Up North Now 2014 will help uncover all the reasons to live or play in “God’s country.”

Whether you’re wanting to know what’s going on in the way of night life entertainment and festivals, looking to take advantage of the great outdoors or deciding on a service club to join, we’ve compiled that information — and lots more — to help you do just that.

Keep Gaylord Now as a handy resource at home and at work, but if you should be caught without it, know that you can access this wealth of information at our Gaylord Herald Times Web site, www.gaylordheraldtimes.com.

The city of Gaylord was incorporated in March 1922. Since then, it has become a regional business and recreation hub. The city operates under a home-rule city charter, as a council-manager government.

Many communities throughout Northern Michigan hold weekly, free concerts during the summer months. These family-friendly venues offer a chance to take advantage of the great music and warm breezes of summer.

The natural beauty of Northern Michigan has been an inspiration for visual artists, authors and musicians for many years.
Area communities have unique ways to appreciate artists with museums, festivals and educational opportunities to celebrate every season.

The Otsego County Community Center and Otsego County Sportsplex host a number of indoor leagues, and the Alpine Soccer Complex provides fun outdoors.

The Community Center and Sportsplex offer schedules at www.otsegocountyparksrec.com and www.ocsportsplex.com, respectively.

Plenty of programs are packed into the Otsego County Library, which provides award-winning services to all residents from the central library in Gaylord and branches in Johannesburg and Vanderbilt. The library received the State Librarian’s Excellence Award for exemplary public service in 2003 and underwent a refreshing remodel in the spring of 2010.

As the community grows, Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH) expands as well, providing essential facilities and medical services to meet the demands of a growing population.

OMH is a progressive, fully accredited primary care facility serving Otsego and surrounding counties.

Serving more than 1,500 inpatients and more than 110,000 outpatients per year, OMH also employs and affiliates with more than 100 medical practitioners, bringing a broad spectrum of health care services to the communities served.