grand hotel http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Monday, April 7, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-april-7-2014 <p>House Republicans have come up with an annual $500 million solution to fixing Michigan's horrible damaged roads. Kathleen Gray of the Detroit Free Press joins us to discuss the proposition.&nbsp;</p><p>A Clinton Township man was senselessly beaten and robbed on Detroit's east side after stopping to help a 10-year-old boy who stepped into oncoming traffic. Steve Utash&nbsp;is now in a medically induced coma. Rochelle Riley of the Detroit Free Press joins us to try and understand this crime.&nbsp;</p><p>A neighborhood church in Metro Detroit has closed its doors about 91 years. St. Henry's parish numbers have fallen so low that the church is closing. Stateside's Kyle Norris grew up attending the church, and she joins us today to share her story. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:53:04 +0000 Stateside Staff 17130 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, April 7, 2014 Northern Michigan faces a labor shortage http://michiganradio.org/post/northern-michigan-faces-labor-shortage <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we salute spring and bid a none-too-fond farewell to the snow and sub-zero temps, you may be making your plans to visit Northern Michigan.&nbsp;</span></p><p>And that is where businesses like Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel, other resorts, golf courses, restaurants and marinas are facing the challenge of a labor shortage.&nbsp;</p><p>Ken Winter wrote about the problem recently for Dome Magazine. He'll tell us why it's such a problem for Northern Michigan Hospitality businesses, like the Grand Hotel, to find enough workers.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:42:22 +0000 Stateside Staff 17126 at http://michiganradio.org Northern Michigan faces a labor shortage Dan Musser Jr., Grand Hotel owner, dies at age 80 http://michiganradio.org/post/dan-musser-jr-grand-hotel-owner-dies-age-80 <p>MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - The owner of Michigan's most famous summer hotel has died. R.D. "Dan" Musser Jr. was 80.<br><br>Musser owned the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. In a statement, the hotel says he died Saturday of congestive health failure at a Lansing hospital.<br><br>Musser started working at the hotel when he was in college in 1951. It was owned at the time by his uncle, W. Stewart Woodfill. Musser became president in 1960 and purchased the hotel, with wife Amelia, in 1979.<br> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 20:28:29 +0000 The Associated Press 12131 at http://michiganradio.org Dan Musser Jr., Grand Hotel owner, dies at age 80 Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island celebrates 125 years http://michiganradio.org/post/grand-hotel-mackinac-island-celebrates-125-years <p>The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, where Mark Twain once lectured, five U.S. presidents have stayed, and a place that has been named a National Historic Landmark, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.</p><p>The hotel opened for the first time in 1887, and it starts this year&#39;s season today with a series of<a href="http://www.grandhotel.com/specials/125th-anniversary"> special events</a> marking the milestone.<br /><br />In July, the AP reports there will be a party with a 125-foot birthday cake for guests to enjoy (I&#39;m guessing that&#39;s not 125 feet <em>tall</em>).</p><p>Here&#39;s a grand ole&#39; 1944 Metro Goldwyn Mayer video on Mackinac Island in which narrator James Fitzpatrick calls the Grand Hotel &quot;that romantic institution justifiably called the grandest of grand hotels.&quot;</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-jn127ea6Q&amp;feature=player_embedded#!</p><p> Fri, 04 May 2012 14:59:48 +0000 Mark Brush 7341 at http://michiganradio.org Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island celebrates 125 years