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2013-12-17 12:23:59

DETROIT, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- First birthdays are always special and thanks to Comerica Bank, the public is receiving a special gift - free admission to the Michigan Science Center (Mi Sci) on Dec. 26, 2013, the museum's first birthday. To celebrate the Science Center's first year of success, fun birthday events, including a community cake, games and a gigantic card signing, will be part of Mi Sci's extended holiday hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The first 200 guests also will receive a...

2013-12-16 16:24:51

Detroit Lion Jason Jones, Tiger mascot PAWS have joined with a Detroit church in giving away FREE bikes for Christmas DETROIT, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a tight economy, some families face a Christmas with few or even "no" gifts under their Christmas tree. Greater Grace Temple, Detroit Lion Jason Jones, Detroit Tigers' mascot PAWS and The Master's Commission are joining forces this Christmas to give away 100 bikes for Christmas. The brand new bikes will be given...

2013-12-13 08:21:13

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) will conduct a year-end briefing with sell-side auto analysts and media on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Bob Shanks, Ford executive vice president and chief financial officer, will host the briefing, which begins at 9 a.m. EST and ends at approximately 10:30 a.m. The listen-only audio webcast and supporting materials will be available for media, investors and other interested parties at...

2013-12-11 08:23:27

Hop in for this "toad-ally" interactive and educational exhibition! MIDLAND, Mich., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is the world's largest frog really the size of a human infant? Do frogs drink? And can a frog REALLY kill a person? Find out answers to these questions and more at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art's special exhibition, "FROGS! A Chorus of Colors," on display January 18 through May 11, 2014, at Midland Center for the Arts. Frogs live almost...

2013-12-10 08:34:38

Robert Half Technology Survey Finds Continued IT Hiring DETROIT, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report for Detroit shows that 12 percent of Detroit-area chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed recently plan to expand their IT teams in the first half of 2014. This is up 2 points compared to projections from the previous six-month period (June-December 2013). Another 68 percent plan to hire only for open IT...

2013-12-09 23:25:39

Affordable Care Act Education, Resources and Guidance Available Through Grand Rapids African American Health Institute Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 More than 200 community members have received assistance from the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute’s (GRAAHI) Affordable Care Act (ACA) education specialists and calls for appointments continue to rise. “We’re working with individuals and families to help them make the best health care choices,” said...

2013-12-09 08:21:53

Tippy Dam Hydro Facility is Runner-Up for National Bat Conservation Award CADILLAC, Mich., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has been recognized for protecting endangered species and other wildlife at its 11 hydro generating facilities on the Au Sable, Manistee and Muskegon rivers. The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) awarded the maximum three-year Wildlife at Work recertification to the company for its wildlife enhancement projects. Consumers Energy's Tippy Dam, which serves as the...

2013-12-06 00:20:12

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Hundreds of Ford volunteers are packing, cooking and serving meals on a Ford Accelerated Action Day focused on feeding the hungry -- Ford employees are working in MODEL Teams at more than three dozen locations in four states - Arizona, Michigan, South Carolina and Washington -- Ford and its employees participate in many hunger-relief efforts throughout the year, contributing vehicles, dollars and...

2013-12-05 12:26:48

DETROIT, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wayne S. Brown, Director of Music and Opera for the National Endowment for the Arts since 1997 and a native Detroiter, has been named President and CEO of the Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) effective January 1. He succeeds David DiChiera who founded MOT in 1971 and has served as General Director of the theatre since its inception. Dr. DiChiera will remain as Artistic Director. "We are thrilled to have a man of Wayne Brown's experience...

2013-12-02 16:22:21

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan's overall economic competitiveness is improving, according to the results of a second annual public policy study conducted by Northwood University on behalf of the Michigan Chamber Foundation. "Michigan is on an aggressive comeback path," said Dr. Timothy G. Nash, of Northwood University, who led the study. "Clearly, when you look at Michigan's competitive position compared to other states, there is still room for improvement, but...


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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