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2014-08-30 23:04:56

Oakland Eye Clinic, a leading Rochester, Michigan, eye care practice releases brand new web content for current and prospective patients. Rochester, Michigan (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Oakland Eye Clinic located in Rochester, Michigan, is pleased to announce the release of all new, unique and educational web content addressing a range of eye care services, procedures and vision correction surgeries, including LASIK and cataract surgery in Rochester. The new content can be found on...

2014-08-30 12:20:39

Next up: Michigan-wide Contractor and Supplier Summit - Michigan Made, Detroit Built DETROIT, Aug. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 300 attendees from Detroit-based and-headquartered businesses joined together yesterday at MotorCity Casino Hotel to learn first-hand about job and business opportunities through participation in the construction of the Detroit Sports and Entertainment District and its new arena. Christopher Ilitch, President and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. welcomed...

2014-08-29 08:21:37

Residents, Businesses to Receive New Meters by End of 2017 JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is accelerating its plan to provide updated electric meters to homes and businesses across Michigan. By the end of 2017 -- two years earlier than scheduled originally -- 1.8 million electric meters will be updated along with 600,000 natural gas meters for customers who also have Consumers Energy electric service. "Our high customer satisfaction and growing...

2014-08-28 23:16:24

The personal injury law firm in Southfield, Michigan, took the challenge in honor of attorney Brad Peri’s mother in order to increase awareness of ALS and raise support for research. Southfield, MI (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The personal injury law firm of Goodman Acker, P.C., took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday, August 26, in front of the firm’s building in Southfield, Michigan. Brad Peri, a personal injury attorney at the law firm, has seen his mother suffer from the effects...

2014-08-28 20:21:41

University of Michigan to Create Initiative for Women in Finance ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan announced today the creation of The Och Initiative for Women in Finance in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The initiative is made possible through a significant gift by Jane C. and Daniel S. Och of Scarsdale, N.Y., through the Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation. The goal of The Och Initiative for Women in Finance at the...

2014-08-28 16:23:22

NOVI, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) will present at the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 in New York, NY. Joseph Welch, chairman, president and CEO; Linda Blair, executive vice president and chief business officer; and Rejji Hayes, senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, are scheduled to present beginning at 12:25 p.m. EDT. The presentation and audio webcast will be available via ITC's website...

2014-08-28 12:34:30

New online public charter school offers individualized learning approach for Michigan students LANSING, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Insight School of Michigan (ISMI), a tuition-free online public charter school for students in Michigan, will kick off the 2014-15 school year and its first year of operation on September 2, 2014. ISMI uses the award-winning K¹² curriculum to offer students in grades 6-12 a unique learning experience, and with support from...

2014-08-28 12:34:28

Online public charter school offers individualized learning approach for Michigan students GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA), a tuition-free online public charter school for students in Michigan, will kick off the 2014-15 school year and its' fifth year of operation on September 2, 2014. MVCA uses the award-winning K¹² curriculum to offer students in grades K-12 a unique learning experience, and with support from...

2014-08-28 12:26:58

DETROIT, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF) held a public meeting today in Plymouth, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, to hear from local, state, and federal stakeholders on issues related to identifying, preventing, and reducing child abuse fatalities. CECANF was established by Public Law 112-275 (112th Congress), the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012, to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing fatalities...

2014-08-28 12:26:24

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Economic Development Association recently awarded Ann Arbor SPARK for its integrated marketing efforts. Ann Arbor SPARK was honored for its effective marketing communications strategy that includes integrating messaging and branding across its website, social media, digital media, annual report, and public relations. "Executing an efficient, effective marketing plan that spreads the word about the Ann Arbor region and...


Latest Michigan Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Cartercar 1912
2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'