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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 18:00:22

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...

2008-07-23 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...

2008-07-20 18:00:19

By Victor Skinner, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 20--EMPIRE -- Benzie County agencies continue to bemoan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore's preferred general management plan, while park officials work to finalize the years-long project. Park officials are analyzing feedback from a recent round of public hearings on a new management plan and expect to make minor changes to the "preferred alternative," one of five posed to the public that outlines the park's future....

2008-07-20 18:00:17

By Lindsay Vanhulle, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 20--TRAVERSE CITY -- The family computer sits in a public spot in Melissa Fournier's house, so she sees everything her children view online. They are limited to an average of 30 minutes of "screen time" a day which includes both the computer and television. And Fournier and her husband installed filters to block pop-up advertisements they don't want their children, ages 6 and 9, to see. "I don't let them go on it alone,"...

2008-07-18 18:00:27

By Marta Hepler Drahos, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 18--NORTHPORT -- It may be a presidential election year, but the yard signs and bumper stickers cropping up in Northport these days are for an even more rancorous contest: the Jets vs. the Sharks. The rival gangs of "West Side Story" will face off July 24-Aug. 3 as part of the Northport Community Arts Center's performance series. The Oscar-winning musical is one of several the arts center has presented over the years....

2008-07-15 18:00:20

By Lindsay Vanhulle, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 15--TRAVERSE CITY -- Early ticket sales for the Traverse City Film Festival should resume at noon today after a massive power outage hit the Canadian company that processes the event's ticket requests. TixSys, the festival's Vancouver-based ticket vendor, went dark Monday after the outage shut down much of the city's financial district. The Vancouver Sun reported on its Web site that a failed circuit was to blame. The...

2008-07-13 18:00:14

By Vanessa Mccray, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 13--TRAVERSE CITY -- Imagine planning a party for hundreds of people, some of whom have been MIA for 20 years. That's the daunting task organizers of the Traverse City High School class of 1988 reunion face. Coordinating a class reunion can be tough: Finding the right location, time of year, not to mention tracking down all those graduates. But planners who pull it off say getting reacquainted with old friends is worth the...

2008-07-12 18:00:14

By Victor Skinner, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 12--TRAVERSE CITY -- The issue of recycling hits close to home for Port Huron residents Dave and Sandy Hietikko when they watch hundreds of trucks each day haul Canadian trash through their hometown. The Hietikkos are concerned over what the depressing sight could mean for Michigan's future and, in an effort to reduce their own waste, Sandy started making her own reusable, cotton shopping bags. "It's amazing to see tons of...