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2014-04-30 23:01:07

Annual wine trail event features wine and food pairings and hat contests while raising funds for the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship. Leelanau Peninsula, MI (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail’ s annual Spring Sip and Savor event takes place this weekend, May 3 and 4, 2014. As vineyards wake to the long-awaited sun and warmth of May, first-time visitors and seasoned guests, alike, enjoy a truly memorable experience along the trail. Attendees indulge in flavors...

2014-04-30 08:35:28

EAST LANSING, Mich., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two members of the Farm Credit System, GreenStone Farm Credit Services and AgriBank, have taken a significant step in their commitment to non-traditional urban agriculture through a newly announced partnership with Hantz Farms in Detroit. GreenStone's board of directors and executive management team, as well as representatives from AgriBank, recently visited the Hantz Farms site on the city's eastside to meet with the farm's...

2014-04-29 23:16:45

Detroit Free Press Honors Green Companies in Michigan Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Information Systems Resources (ISR), a leading provider of services and products designed to build and manage computer network infrastructures, today announced that it has been named winner of the Michigan Green Leaders Small Business Award by the Detroit Free Press. The annual awards are given to Michigan-based companies that provide examples of best practices that lead to sustainable manufacturing...

Ancient Hunting, Herding Structures Found In Lake Huron's Depths
2014-04-29 11:39:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ancient peoples of North America relied on caribou hunts for food and a new study from a team of Michigan researchers has revealed the discovery of 9,000-year-old hunting infrastructure at the bottom of Lake Huron. The study authors said the newly-discovered hunting blinds and herding structures provide unprecedented insight into the social and seasonal habits of ancient North Americans living around the Great Lakes. "This site and...

2014-04-28 08:39:39

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virta Laboratories, Inc. was awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK's 24(th) Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. Virta Labs was chosen as winner by a panel of investors and industry experts who rated Boot Camp participants' pitches. As Best of Boot Camp winner, Virta Labs received membership to the New Enterprise Forum (NEF) and a NEF coaching team for one year as well as an engagement with the Ann Arbor SPARK business...

2014-04-26 20:21:07

Founder of the Clinton Foundation and Forty Second President of the United States Tours the Midtown Detroit Factory based inside the College for Creative Studies DETROIT, April 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation, visited Shinola's Midtown Detroit factory. During the visit, President Clinton met Shinola's watchmakers and craftspeople and toured the factory and newly built leather facility. Shinola is the first company in...

2014-04-26 12:21:40

American Red Cross, Kids Against Hunger, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club among partner organizations benefitting from nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer event PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 26, nearly 3,000 local Comcast employees, their families and friends, along with local community partners, came together to "make change happen" as they volunteered to improve several community organizations as part of the company's 13(th)...

2014-04-25 12:29:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that it served as legal advisor to WorkForce Software, LLC on the majority investment by New York-based Insight Venture Partners. The Miller Canfield team, which was led by corporate and M&A principal Jeffrey L. LaBine (New York, NY and Ann Arbor, MI), included tax principal Gary R. Glenn (Troy, MI), employee benefits principal Kenneth J. Sachs (Troy, MI), employment and labor principal...

2014-04-25 12:24:29

April 27 to May 4 - Laurel Park Place, Livonia LIVONIA, Mich., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bookstock, the area's biggest and best used book and media sale returns to Livonia's Laurel Park Place with five special sale days. Bookstock, where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit has bargains galore with special deals and spectacular giveaways. -- Monday Madness - Monday, April 28 One lucky buyer will receive a $500 gift card... and 750...

2014-04-24 08:28:51

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its position as Michigan's leading PR firm, Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A) today announced it has acquired Lansing, Mich.-based public policy and issues management firm Sterling Corporation. The move bolsters LE&A's public affairs practice and establishes it as the largest PR firm in the state's capital and the largest public affairs firm in Michigan. "We see no better place to invest than Michigan,...


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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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