Under the Radar Michigan screening scheduled for March 12 in Harris

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Kathleen Achtenberg
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  • Newest episode featuring central Upper Peninsula premiering at Island Resort & Casino
  • Event is free, open to the public

Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman from Under the Radar Michigan
Tom Daldin (left) and Jim Edelman from Under the Radar Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – Visitors, residents, and members of the travel industry and the media are invited to attend a screening of the latest episode of the award-winning PBS television program Under the Radar Michigan at an unveiling event hosted by Pure Michigan, the Under the Radar Michigan team (UTR) and the Hannahville Indian Community. The premiere is taking place on March 12 in Harris.
Hosted at the Island Resort & Casino, attendees will enjoy a screening of two Under the Radar Michigan episodes highlighting the UTR team’s adventures in the central Upper Peninsula, including the never-before-seen winter episode, as well as the summer episode, “Journey to the Center of the UP.”
“Michigan’s Upper Peninsula offers attractions unmatched anywhere else,” said Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “Under the Radar Michigan has been delighting audiences for 10 years, and these episodes will bring to life all that Michigan’s central Upper Peninsula has to offer.”
In the winter episode, UTR journeys to the central Upper Peninsula for new adventures including ice fishing, learning about snowshoes and more.
The summer episode features Trenary Home Bakery in Trenary; Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba; Sweetgrass Golf Club, the new Sage Run Golf Club and the Island Resort & Casino in Harris; sailing on Lake Michigan; and Native American heritage at the Potawatomi Heritage Center in Wilson.
The event will also feature the following guest speakers:

  • A representative from Hannahville Indian Community
  • Jeff Mason, President & CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Dave Lorenz, Vice President, Travel Michigan
  • Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman, Under the Radar Michigan

A Q&A session with Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman of Under the Radar will follow the screening. The showroom doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m.
Offering some of the top natural attractions in the Midwest, the central Upper Peninsula is a place where visitors can explore historic state parks, boat and fish on the Great Lakes, hike and bike on world-class trails and visit stunning waterfalls. 
Learn more about the event here. The event is free, and no ticket is required for entry.
The Hannahville Indian Community has been a partner with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation through its Travel Michigan program in an effort to show visitors everything the central Upper Peninsula has to offer as a four-season travel destination. In 2019, part of that partnership included a new television commercial, ‘Heart Rate,’ as a part of an annual national advertising campaign that featured attractions and outdoor recreation opportunities in the region.
For more information or trip ideas in the Upper Peninsula, visit http://www.michigan.org/hot-spots/upper-peninsula/.

About Michigan Economic Development Corporation
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business and community development with the focus on growing Michigan’s economy.  For more information on the MEDC and our initiatives, visit www.MichiganBusiness.org.  For Pure Michigan® tourism information, your trip begins at www.michigan.org. Join the conversation on: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

About Under the Radar Michigan
Under the Radar Michigan is an Emmy Award winning PBS television program that features the cool people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be. It’s fun, fast-paced and features real people and genuine success stories. Every show is packed with cool things to see and do, great places to stay and awesome places to eat.
UTR is broadcast in prime time in every PBS TV station throughout Michigan. The program is also broadcast in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and across Canada. Under the Radar has also won Emmys for Best Program, Best Host, Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Program Promo.
About Island Resort & Casino
Located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula 13 miles west of Escanaba, Island Resort & Casino is one of the Midwest’s largest golf, casino and entertainment resort destinations. The resort features over 300 guest rooms including elegant suites and a 42 –site RV Park. The 408,520 sq. ft. casino offers slots, a poker room, craps, blackjack, Spanish 21, three card poker, let-it-ride, roulette and bingo.