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2014-03-11 23:22:49

Donna Jackson Takes Lead of Detroit-Based 3D Visualization Studio Detroit, MI (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Midcoast Studio, headquartered in Troy, Michigan, has announced the appointment of Donna Jackson to company President. Jackson, a Detroit native and a graduate of Walsh college in Troy, was named Chief Operating Officer of Midcoast in 2013, and will carry dual roles with the studio going forward.  Under Jackson’s leadership, the studio was named a Best of Troy business for 2013 —...

2014-03-10 08:26:29

MIDLAND, Mich., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here's your chance to be a citizen of the world with a wholly unique concert by a group of exciting young musicians from Canada: Le Vent du Nord! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121025/DC00288LOGO Considered a driving force in progressive folk music, Le Vent du Nord is a fresh and exhilarating French Canadian folk ensemble that captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Quebec with a...

2014-03-07 23:00:43

Visitors to several garden shows in the Great Lakes Region will escape the cold to living walls of lush green plants. The vertical gardens, courtesy of LiveWall, LLC of Spring Lake, Mich., are currently on display at several home and garden shows. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Grand Rapids, MI | Lansing, MI | Kalamazoo, MI | Visitors to several garden shows in the Great Lakes Region will escape the cold to walls of lush green plants. The living wall displays, courtesy of LiveWall,...

2014-03-07 12:21:41

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Group LLC today awarded eight talented young artists for their winning sketches in this year's "Autorama High School Design Competition" at an award presentation during the Meguiar's 62nd Detroit Autorama hot rod show. Michigan public high school students were asked to explore their creative side and design a vehicle that satisfies the needs of young consumers while remaining eco-friendly. Students were able to pull...

2014-03-06 16:25:56

NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations and digital communications firm Finn Partners today announced establishment of an office in downtown Detroit. The move bolsters the agency's commitment to clients based in Detroit and the State of Michigan and also emphasizes Finn Partners' belief that the market is in a renaissance phase and ripe with new business opportunities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140306/CG78562LOGO Peter Finn, founding partner of...

2014-03-04 12:20:56

DEARBORN, Mich., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- William P. Baer and Stephen E. Ewing were re-elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors of the 1.425 million-member Automobile Club of Michigan (AAA Michigan) during the annual membership meeting today (March 4) at Club Headquarters in Dearborn. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110321/CL67889LOGO AAA Michigan offers roadside assistance, travel, insurance and financial services. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG),...

2014-02-28 23:02:53

The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Introduces Sips, Chips & Dips and Small Plates Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail welcomes wine enthusiasts to participate in two new events along the trail this spring; Sips, Chips & Dips is a free event taking place on March 29, and Small Plates takes place on April 25 and again on May 30. On March 29 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm, during Sips, Chips & Dips, visit the wineries along the Leelanau...

2014-02-28 23:02:42

New Three-day Wine Tour Encourages Slower-paced Exploration of Wine Region Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Just in time for Michigan Wine Month in April, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is rolling out a new program entitled the “Leelanau Loop Adventure.” The new tour gives wine enthusiasts an opportunity to explore the renowned wine region at a more leisurely pace during the months from September to June. “The loop adventure encourages participants to slow...

2014-02-18 12:24:04

DETROIT, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm (CTKMW) will be meeting with state lawmakers on Wednesday, February 19, at the state capitol in Lansing to raise awareness about the energy assistance needs of Michigan's low-income households. This event coincides with Keep Michigan Warm Month. Earlier this month, Governor Rick Snyder issued a formal proclamation designating February 2014 as Keep Michigan Warm Month. As his proclamation says,...

2014-02-17 16:20:05

DETROIT, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation is donating $1 million among three Detroit charities in honor of GM's former Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson and his wife Karin. The donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity Detroit and the Coalition On Temporary Shelter, or COTS, further the GM Foundation's and the Akersons' commitment to making a difference in GM's headquarters city. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140217/DE66230)...


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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'