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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

Pop singer Madonna will unveil her new documentary, I Am Because We Are, at a film festival in Traverse City, Mich., residents say. Mark Haworth, who manages a restaurant in Traverse City, said the city is excited the Material Girl will participate in the Traverse City Film Festival and debut her movie about orphans in Malawi, the Detroit Free Press reported Sunday. It's definitely generated a lot of excitement. A lot. It's the talk of the town, Haworth said. Documentary director...

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...

2008-07-26 15:00:37

By Lindsay Vanhulle, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 26--INTERLOCHEN -- A new administrative position has been created at Interlochen Center for the Arts, in part a response to a five-year pattern of growth and anticipated future expansion. Edward Farraday, a former administrator at Miami Country Day School in Florida, is the new vice president of educational programs at Interlochen, a position that will work with staff and students at both the boarding high school and summer...

2008-07-25 00:00:45

By Vanessa Mccray, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 24--TRAVERSE CITY -- Munson Medical Center nabbed another hospital honor, this one from the American Hospital Association. Officials from the Traverse City medical center are scheduled to accept the 2008 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize at an event today in San Diego, Calif. Munson topped runner-up University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers to win the award and carry away its $75,000...

2008-07-23 18:00:48

By Melissa Domsic, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 23--GREILICKVILLE -- Residents remain charged up over a utility company's efforts to build an electrical substation in Elmwood Township. Wolverine Power Cooperative is seeking permission from the state to bypass township ordinances and build the facility near the corner of Bugai Road and M-72. Wolverine and its co-op member Cherryland Electric Cooperative held an informational public meeting on Tuesday as part of the...

2008-07-23 18:00:30

By Sheri McWhirter, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 23--CHARLEVOIX -- Boats, music and community events return to downtown Charlevoix this week for the 78th annual Venetian Festival. Sandra and Darrell Ashby, of Ontario, strolled through East Park on Tuesday morning and made plans to soak up festival activities before they splash their yacht back out into Lake Michigan this weekend. "Our boys are looking forward to the midway rides," Sandra Ashby said, while her husband is...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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