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2011-07-01 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SATURDAY, JULY 2: NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL Profile America -- Saturday, July 2nd. Washington, D.C.'s cherry blossoms may be more famous, but beginning today for a week in Traverse City, Michigan, a half-million people will flock to the shores of Lake Michigan for a different kind of celebration --...

2009-02-09 11:09:06

An archaeologist says it remains a mystery how a circle of stones initially arrived at the floor of Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. Underwater archeologist Mark Holley said while he first discovered the underwater stones in 2007, no one has been able to prove whether the rocks were placed there by nature or by mankind, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. The first thing I said when I came out of the water was, 'Oh no, I wish we wouldn't have found this,' Holley said of his discovery. This is...

2008-10-02 18:00:30

Priority Health is recognizing four regional winners with Senior Impact Awards in Jackson, Kent, Mecosta and Leelanau counties. The award program recognizes the way volunteers 63 years and older put their energy and commitment to work for the community. As part of this recognition, each recipient earns $1,000 for his or her volunteer organization. The 2008 recipients include: -- Margaret Tare, of Leelanau County, for her work with the Father Fred Foundation -- Helen Chappell,...

2008-09-01 21:00:05

n Traverse City, Mich. There's no telling what might turn up in Lake Michigan. Rich Fasi of Traverse City says he found a dead 2-foot shark in the water while fishing on West Grand Traverse Bay on Wednesday. The saltwater fish was a juvenile blacktip shark, George Burgess, director of the Florida Program For Shark Research at the University of Florida, told the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Mark Tonello, a fisheries biologist from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, said...

2008-08-01 18:00:22

By Victor Skinner, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Aug. 1--TRAVERSE CITY -- The title pretty much says it all. "Movies from People who want to Kill Us." The new, tongue-in-cheek category at this year's Traverse City Film Festival may poke fun at the American perspective on Arab culture and its people, but five movies under the title are expected to give attendees something more to reflect on. "It is quite easy for someone who gets only certain information to think certain ways,"...

2008-07-30 18:00:37

By Margaret Parsons, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 30--TRAVERSE CITY -- The growth of the Traverse City Film Festival extends to its musical participation. Along with continuing musical performances before movies at the venues and at the Open Space, the festival added late-night "Jam Sessions" during festival week, each with its own theme. "Exciting things are happening," Film Festival Entertainment Coordinator Mike Sullivan said. The jam sessions start at 10 p.m. and...

2008-07-29 18:00:36

EMPIRE, Mich., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Leelanau County Circuit Court rejected a last-minute effort to cancel the Dunegrass music festival scheduled to run for four days this weekend (July 31 & August 1-3) in Empire, located on the shore of Lake Michigan in Leelanau County. Judge Thomas Power ruled that the plaintiffs (Ann and Eric Arnold) failed to prove that the harm that an injunction would cause to the Empire community, festivalgoers, musicians and vendors far outweighs the...

2008-07-29 18:00:36

By Lindsay Vanhulle, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 29--TRAVERSE CITY -- The big screen at the State Theatre downtown stayed dark to moviegoers all weekend. But in the lobby, volunteers hustled to stock the venue's concessions counter. Onstage, a group of contractors were busy installing a new screen while illuminated by a single bright lamp. Back in the seats, a technician tuned the theater's sound output to ensure it was properly working. It takes a lot of time and...

2008-07-29 18:00:35

By Margaret Parsons, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 29--TRAVERSE CITY -- The Traverse City Film Festival has added a new venue at Milliken Auditorium in the Dennos Museum Center and the addition couldn't have been smoother, museum officials said. "We are pleased to be able to accommodate the festival as one of the movie sites," said Eugene Jenneman, the museum's executive director. "The Film Festival certainly draws people to community and it provides another cultural...

2008-07-29 18:00:35

By Margaret Parsons, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 29--TRAVERSE CITY -- The Traverse City Film Festival is here and many downtown restaurants are battening down the hatches in preparation for mass crowds, offering extended hours. Ciao Bella Restaurant, which has a prime location across the street from the State Theatre, will offer extended hours for food service after learning from past festivals. "It's our busiest time by far," restaurant manager Donovan Miske said. "We...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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