State Rep. Mike Lahti prepares to cut the ribbon for new cross-country ski, biking and hiking trails at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Dec. 13.
Mike Lahti discusses the grooming equipment with Steve Rowe.
Guests for Malcolm Hudson's $100-a-plate fundraiser enjoy an apéritif before the feast.
Anticipating dinner are, from left, Jim Vivian III, Don Kauppi and Domenic Popko.
Malcolm's menu for his version of "Babette's Feast," based on the film -- très français!
Smoked lake trout for the blinis.
Malcolm demonstrates finishing touches on the puff pastry to volunteers Greg Mielcarz, center, and Jim Wescoat.
The quail for the main course, Caille en Sarcophage.
Peg Kauppi and Brian Cygnan help Malcolm prepare the quail dish. (Guest photo © 2008 Jillian Betterly of JB Photography.)
The wait staff listen to Malcolm's last-minute instructions and chuckle at his wit.
Appreciative diners applaud Malcolm's accomplishment at the end of the feast.
Sunshine after a recent snowfall makes a sculpture of this apple tree.
"Skiing" with Gordito, Keweenaw Now's mascot, who helps break trail.
Hancock's volunteer firefighters help Santa deliver goodies to Hancock City Council members and visitors during their Dec. 17 meeting.
Santa with Hancock City councilors Jim Hainault, center, and John Slivon.