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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...

2014-08-08 12:24:04

Children's Leukemia Foundation, Cass Community Social Services to receive retailer's Award Of Hope WARREN, Mich., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two great events...one fun night! On Friday, August 15 from 6 to 8 p.m., Art Van Furniture will hand out nearly $200,000 in grant checks to six deserving metro Detroit nonprofits at a Woodward Dream Cruise Bash at the retailer's Royal Oak store (32301 Woodward Avenue). Charities in four states rocked around the clock for five consecutive weeks to raise...

2014-08-06 23:08:32

At a special football camp and cookout attended by hundreds of Monroe, MI junior high and high school students on August 5, Best Drug Rehabilitation proudly donated $5000 to support both the football camp and the Arthur Lesow Community Center (ALCC). (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 At a special football camp and cookout attended by hundreds of Monroe, MI junior high and high school students on August 5, Best Drug Rehabilitation proudly donated $5000 to support both the football camp and the...

2014-08-06 23:00:22

Come along with Philip J. Howard Jr. and learn all about the yoopers, their culture and history, Father Marquette, and Michigan’s connection to the Mississippi River. MA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is one of America’s hidden treasures. Overlooked and ignored as a place to visit, it is decidedly not Yellowstone Park, Disney World, or New Orleans. The UP and the yoopers, enjoy their own character, culture, and history. The land of Lake Superior, the largest...

2014-08-06 08:21:58

DETROIT, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Toyota Motor North America pledged $1 million toward the DIA's commitment to raise $100 million as part of a "grand bargain" that will help the City of Detroit emerge from bankruptcy, support city pensioners and protect the museum's art collection for the public. "Toyota has demonstrated its commitment to Detroit and Michigan by doing its part to secure the DIA's future while helping...

2014-08-05 12:21:30

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of AAA Michigan's community outreach efforts and with a nod to Throwback Thursday, AAA Michigan is bringing back a time-honored tradition: Member Appreciation Day. AAA members and non-members are invited to Member Appreciation Day at all 31 branch offices and 20 sales offices across Michigan. It will be held Thursday, August 7th from 10am-4pm. This summer celebration will feature light refreshments, local baseball game package...

2014-07-31 23:01:01

Leelanau Peninsula’s Newest Winery Offers Local Wine and Fare Paired with Old World Charm Lake Leelanau, MI (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Leelanau Peninsula’s newest winery, Aurora Cellars, opened its doors on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 7788 East Horn Road in Lake Leelanau. Joining the Northern Loop of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, Aurora Cellars is the 25th winery along the trail. The winery will participate in all trail activities including the popular wine tour events, making its trail...


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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