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2014-06-09 08:22:33

LANSING, Mich., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Consumers Energy employee credited with saving the life of a Shiawassee County resident was recently recognized with an award from the State of Michigan. Toni Fabus, a Consumers Energy meter worker, received a Gatekeeper of the Year award from the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) and Commission on Services to the Aging for actions she took to rescue a senior citizen and for referring the Elsie resident to vital resources...

2014-06-06 12:26:22

Free Online Tool Offers Business Assessment, Benchmarks and Education ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, Washtenaw County, the A2Y Chamber of Commerce, and New Zealand-based QLBS have collaborated to launch the Virtual Business Advisor, a self-assessment tool that aims to assist entrepreneurs and early stage businesses as they work towards their next stage of growth. Ann Arbor SPARK was the catalyst for Virtual Business Advisor. In conjunction with...

2014-06-06 08:20:26

DETROIT, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ford Fireworks will light up the sky, Monday, June 23, at 10:06 p.m., with views of the Detroit River in downtown Detroit. Created and produced by The Parade Company, this annual event now in its 56(th) year, attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators for one of the most anticipated summer nights in Detroit. "We are extremely grateful for Ford Motor Company's continued support of The Parade Company and look forward to working together on...

2014-06-05 08:34:24

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pillar Technology, a business consultancy and software development company, is expanding its Ann Arbor workforce and moving into a new office on Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor. Pillar employs software developers working on applications for clients around the Great Lakes region, North America, and the world. Ann Arbor SPARK worked with the company to secure state and local incentives that support the expansion. Pillar Technology's...

2014-06-03 12:23:34

BravoBravo! 2014: Escape the Everyday - A Cultural Experience Presented by the Chrysler Brand AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Final preparations are underway for BravoBravo! 2014: Escape the Everyday - A Cultural Experience, presented by the Chrysler brand, at the Detroit Opera House (1526 Broadway, Detroit) on Friday, June 6, from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. BravoBravo! 2014 will be hosted by Jay Towers of Fox 2 WJBK and FRESH 100.3, and feature main stage...

2014-05-28 08:21:31

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Inside Track," a unique social media fan engagement program created in support of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix (#DetroitGP), will be back again this year with even more opportunities for fans to share in the action-packed excitement of race weekend, May 30-June 1. "In 2013, we surpassed many of our expectations in terms of sponsors participating in our event, as well as overall media coverage for the Grand Prix," said...

2014-05-22 16:25:51

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Popular Detroit weekly newspaper, Metro Times, featured a full-length 4,766-word interview and profile of prominent Michigan Accident Attorney Joumana Kayrouz in their April 22 edition. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140522/90718 The feature was written by award-winning writer, photographer and producer Drew Philp, who offered readers of the high circulation weekly Greater Detroit region publication a rare insight into the...

2014-05-21 16:25:14

Top Chef Masters winner Douglas Keane helps set a world record by grilling 500 steaks simultaneously to feed Detroit's hard-working first responders DEARBORN, Mich., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carhartt, America's legendary work wear brand since 1889, today hosted an appreciation barbeque at Roosevelt Park for Detroit's hard-working police and firefighters with a special appearance from Detroit Lions Running Back, Reggie Bush. Top Chef Masters winner and Michigan native Chef Douglas...

2014-05-21 12:21:41

DETROIT, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) is set to host its first ever Asian Heritage Day celebration on Wednesday, May 28(th )2014, from 4-6pm at the MGM Grand Casino in Downtown Detroit. The event's Presenting Sponsor is Ford Motor Company. Asian Heritage Day will pay tribute to two of MMSDC's constituent groups, East Asian and Asian-Indian Americans. Hau Thai-Tang, Group Vice President of Global Purchasing at Ford...

2014-05-20 16:28:06

- State-of-the-art 66,000 square foot facility at 1401 Rosa Parks Boulevard to house server, training and meeting space - DETROIT, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quicken Loans Inc. and Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC, today began construction on the state-of-the-art Quicken Loans Technology Center, a 66,000-square-foot data center and office complex located at 1401 Rosa Parks Boulevard in Detroit's up-and-coming Corktown district. The new facility will feature two 10,000-square-foot...


Latest Geography of Michigan Reference Libraries

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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2009-01-17 20:55:40

The Grayling (Thymallus thymallus) is a species of freshwater fish belonging to the salmon family Salmonidae. It is native to the Palearctic ecozone (belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising Europe, Africa north of the tropic of Cancer, the northern part of the Arabian Peninsula, and Asia north of the Himalayas), and is widespread throughout northern Europe, from the United Kingdom and France to the Ural Mountains in Russia. It was introduced to Morocco in 1948, however...

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2005-06-14 11:52:08

The Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae) of order Salmoniformes. It comprises five subspecies, including the Arctic grayling proper (T. arcticus arcticus). It is native to the Nearctic (one of the eight terrestrial ecozones dividing the Earth's land surface) and Palearctic ecozones, T. arcticus arcticus being widespread throughout the Arctic and Pacific drainages in Canada, Alaska, and Siberia, as well as the upper...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'