Latest Geography of Michigan Stories

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,...

2014-04-17 16:27:29

Van Andel Institute Hosts Second Annual Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner and Awards Ceremony GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence dinner and award presentation took place on April 17, 2014. The event, hosted by Van Andel Institute (VAI), honored individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Institute through volunteer service, philanthropy, special event support, innovation or scientific...

2014-04-16 12:27:23

The church's elaborate on stage production has become a Detroit community tradition drawing huge crowds that overflow its 4,000 seat cathedral DETROIT, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's more than a stage production. The color, the pageantry, and the presentation make it an experience. Greater Grace Temple presents "The Whip, Hammer, & Cross," the powerful story of Jesus Christ and Calvary. It happens, Good Friday, April 18 at "The City of David," 23500 W. Seven...

2014-04-15 20:23:10

DETROIT, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Detroit, working through federal bankruptcy mediators, has reached an agreement on pension and healthcare benefits with an association representing retired Detroit police and fire fighters - the first agreement with a major group of city retirees. The Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Association (RDPFFA), one of Detroit's oldest and largest employee associations, reached an agreement with the city regarding the Bankruptcy...

2014-04-15 12:20:48

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, in collaboration with Redwood City, Calif.-based NestGSV, recently hosted a connected vehicle hackathon. Ann Arbor-based Hertz Alerts won the Hertz challenge track grand prize, an Xbox One Titanfall Bundle, as well as the Ann Arbor grand prize of $10,000 of business acceleration services from Ann Arbor SPARK and a TK1 development kit from NVIDIA. During the 26-hour event, teams at SPARK Central and NestGSV solved...

2014-04-14 16:23:45

April 27 - May 4 - Laurel Park Place, Livonia LIVONIA, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bookstock's back, offering incredible deals on used books and media Sunday, April 27 - Sunday, May 4 at Livonia's Laurel Park Place. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit's biggest and best used book and media sale where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit. Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin is Honorary Chair of Bookstock and Carol Goss, immediate past...

2014-04-14 12:30:42

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EVENT: THE MICHIGAN MODERNISM EXPOSITION LOCATION: The Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, Michigan. On Evergreen Road at Civic Center Drive (10 1/2 Mile) exit south on Evergreen Road from I-696 DATES: April 25, 26 & 27, 2014 (Friday, April 25 - Preview Party, 7-11 PM) TIMES: Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm...

2014-04-11 12:22:51

More than $3,000 in QuiltWeek Awards Available GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Experience Grand Rapids has announced the inaugural 2014 Young Textile Art Challenge. The contest, hosted in conjunction with the American Quilter's Society (AQS) 2014 Grand Rapids QuiltWeek®, is open to artists ages 18-30. With more than $3,000 in prize money available, organizers hope the competition will encourage younger textile artists to enter the competition and attend the show....

2014-04-10 23:28:02

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Outstate Michigan awards $19,948 grant for Activity Therapy Center Sensory Equipment at Eagle Village. Hersey, MI (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Outstate Michigan has awarded funds to Eagle Village since 2005. Dollars from donation boxes placed at McDonald’s Restaurants across Michigan return to communities not only in the form of grants, but also scholarships to high school graduating seniors and to the Ronald...

2014-04-10 23:22:58

National tech conference brings thousands together to showcase innovative ecosystems. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Techweek, the conference dedicated to showcasing innovation ecosystems in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York, today announced it is coming to Detroit in May. Techweek Detroit’s conference and expo will take place on Thursday, May 22 and Friday, May 23 at the former Federal Reserve Building in downtown Detroit located at 160 Fort Street. Admission prices...

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...

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...

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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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'