Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 12, 2014

Community in Brief: 06/12/2014


Each tour will meet at the beach in front of the Senior Center at 9 a.m. for a morning lesson and then a trip through Boardman Lake.

Advance registration is required. For more information, call 922-4911.


Yard waste pass

TRAVERSE CITY — Long Lake Township residents may pick up a no charge yard waste pass, now through June 24, at the Long Lake Township Hall during regular office hours, Tuesday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A valid I.D. is required to verify Long Lake Township residence status.

The no charge pass is good for one trip and load not to exceed up to three cubic yards of acceptable material brought to the Grand Traverse County Keystone Brush Drop-Off site located at 2471 N. Keystone Road.

Acceptable material for this no charge yard waste pass includes: brush, branches (up to 12 inches in diameter), leaves and grass clippings.

The no charge pass is only valid for June 14. 17, 19, 21 and 24. Brush site hours are noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday.

For more information visit or call Long Lake Township at 946-2249.


Barn restoration workshop

EMPIRE — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will host its annual barn restoration workshop June 19-21 at the Schmidt Farm located on Norconk Road, three miles south of Empire, and one mile west of M-22. This year marks the 18th anniversary of a partnership between the Michigan Barn Preservation Network and the National Lakeshore in developing this series of “hands-on” workshops. The park and the Michigan Barn Preservation Network are providing the skilled labor to put on this workshop.

The workshop this year will address “Barn Loft and Door Repair and Construction.”

The workshop begins on site at 9:00 a.m. each day. There is no cost to participants and tools and materials will be provided. Participants should wear boots, gloves, and bring a sack lunch for each day that they attend.

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