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2014-08-21 08:24:05

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some were "superheroes" to a Boys and Girls Club. Others gave their time to Habitat for Humanity and to a community garden in Grand Rapids. One group adopted a beach in Ludington and cleared away 25 pounds of trash. They all made a difference in the communities they serve. More than 130 Consumers Energy summer interns volunteered this summer to do work for nonprofit organizations across Michigan through the company's annual Intern Challenge. The...

2014-08-18 16:21:28

DLECTRICITY Nuit Blanche Detroit to Illuminate Midtown September 26 & 27, 2014 DETROIT, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by nighttime art and light festivals from around the world, DLECTRICITY will once again illuminate Detroit this fall. Today, Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) announced DTE Energy as presenting sponsor of this free illuminated urban spectacle featuring 35 world-renowned and emerging artists. The outdoor arts celebration will be held Sept. 26-27 in Midtown from 7...

2014-08-14 16:22:57

Governor, Rick Snyder Recognized For Promoting, Protecting And Sustaining Michigan's Forests LANSING, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Forest Products Council (MFPC) announced that Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder received the annual Tuebor Award from the MFPC's board of directors. "Governor Snyder has been a leader for Michigan," said MFPC Chairman, Ron Salisbury. "Over the past ­­­four years, Governor Snyder has an accomplished record as a public servant,...

2014-08-14 12:25:22

- The 11th Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic raised more than $500,000 net for Detroit PAL bringing the total to more than $4.5 M net DETROIT, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11th Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic on Monday, August 11 raised more than $500,000 in net proceeds for Detroit PAL. It brings the total amount raised from the event to more than $4.5M net over the last 11 years. The event, held at the historic Detroit Golf Club, is considered one of the most...

2014-08-13 08:31:06

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One of the most successful skills training programs in North America will mark a major milestone this year at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in Ann Arbor, MI. For the past 25 years, a partnership between the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) and WCC has produced thousands of certified and internationally recognized instructors in the piping industry. Photo -...

2014-08-12 23:12:46

For some of the busiest professionals in Detroit – the physicians, nurses and health care teams at Henry Ford Hospital – it’s now easier to find work life balance with support from Midtown Concierge. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 For some of the busiest professionals in Detroit – the physicians, nurses and health care teams at Henry Ford Hospital – it’s now easier to find work life balance with support to schedule an oil change, make dinner plans, buy gifts, get...

2014-08-12 23:12:01

Entrepreneurs Michael and Monica Farrier are renovating a 1950s inn in northern Michigan to create Elvyn Lea Lodge. As the new owners upgrade rooms and amenities, travelers are discovering this hidden gem as a retreat and venue for weddings and events. Boyne City, MI (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 A northern Michigan inn is getting a fresh start under the stewardship of new owners Michael and Monica Farrier, who purchased the former Village Inn (later known as the Boyne Valley Lodge) and 44 acre...

2014-08-12 12:28:51

LANSING, Mich., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce will be launching a statewide private health insurance marketplace - Michigan's Insurance Marketplace at www.MiChamberMarketplace.org - on September 1, 2014. The marketplace was created to meet the growing needs of employers as they try to comply with health care reform and offer the best coverage available for their employees. "Starting September 1(st), individuals and employers across Michigan, who...

2014-08-12 12:22:43

Renowned Instructor Training Program Also Celebrating 25th Anniversary On WCC Campus ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washtenaw Community College [WCC] and the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians [UA] will sign a historic 15-year contract extension for the renowned Instructor Training Program [ITP] during a ceremony August 13 at the Morris Lawrence Building on the WCC campus. The announcement was...

2014-08-11 08:25:43

MIDLAND, Mich., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tickets to more than 30 performing arts events at Midland Center for the Arts go on sale to the public beginning at noon on August 11. Events take place at Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 West Saint Andrews Road, Midland. Tickets can be purchased at www.mcfta.org or by contacting the Ticket Office at 989-631-8250 or 800-523-7649. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121025/DC00288LOGO MCFTA's 43rd season kicks off...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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