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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...

2008-07-27 18:00:27

By Melissa Domsic, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 27--TRAVERSE CITY -- About 200,000 paid and free admissions to the Traverse City Film Festival prove its popularity the past three years, but festival founder Michael Moore hopes to position the area as more than a quick stop for movie buffs and popcorn-munching visitors. "Now we're finding people are actually coming the weekend before and stay through the next weekend," Moore said. "They get here early and just spend time...

2008-07-27 18:00:22

By Victor Skinner, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 27--KALKASKA -- State and local investigators continue to search for suspects responsible for a large brine water discharge in Kalkaska County, an incident investigators believe may be linked to another recent spill. The results of test samples taken from a field along Wood Road east of U.S. 131 has narrowed the source of the substance to calcium chloride brine with hematite. "It definitely tells us it was not produced...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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