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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Friday, May 15, 2009



An Upper Peninsula farmer is getting some rare opportunities in the national spotlight, all because of his connection to Frito-Lay. Gary Walther took some time off Thursday to ring the bell on Wall Street. He owns Walther Farm in Newberry and is now part of Frito-Lay's newest campaign, which focuses on farmers. Walther Farms grows potatoes used in Lay's chips. 80 farmers across the country are participating in the campaign. Walther also filmed a couple of commercials where he reminds people to think of them next time they grab a bag of Lay's in Michigan.

Newberry has another celebrity that maybe you didn't know about. Do you watch the show LOST?? The bald headed actor is from Newberry. His name is Terry O'Quin.


  1. That is so neat! Glad they featured a Michigan Farmer!! We should all buy locally from our farmers and support them.

  2. Here's some more Michigan celebrities-the top two finishers on Biggest Loser this week are both from Michigan. Helen the winner is from the Detroit area and Mike, the second place winner is from South Lyon. I'm not sure where that is but somewhere in Michigan.

    I never heard anything about it when they were on the show.

  3. Shellmo, YES!! I wish it was easier to buy locally. Dan worked one winter at this potato farm sorting potatoes and was able to bring home as many of the rejects that we could use. The potatoes that were rejects were HUGE!! ONE potatoe would feed both of us for a meal.

    SBW; I had heard that just recently. In fact I THINK the gal from Sterling Heights was on the Ellen show.

  4. I saw him ring the bell. But, did you notice that the stock market took a dive that day?

  5. Retired One...wouldn't it have been a nice thing if it had risen considerably? :-)


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