Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 29, 2013

Community in Brief: 01/29/2013


Snowshoe hike

Benzie County — The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will offer a guided hike Saturday, Feb. 2, at Misty Acres, its newest preserve.

The one-mile hike starts at 10 a.m. Participants should meet at the new parking lot on the north side of the road known as N. County Line/Co. Hwy 602/Smeltzer Road/N. Manistee County Line Road For details or reservations, call 929-7911 or fill out the form at

Event for women

Traverse City — The Women's Winter Tour, a celebration of women, winter and chocolate, returns to its Traverse City roots on Sunday, Feb. 3.

The noncompetitive cross country skiing and snowshoeing event will be held on the Leelanau Trail. Participants will be transported by shuttle between 9 and 11:30 a.m. from the Holiday Inn West Bay in Traverse City to starting points along the route. The route ends at Black Star Farms for food samples, coffee and more. Shuttles back to Traverse City will be available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. from Black Star Farms.

Registration ranges from $25 to $35. For details or to register, visit Registration forms also are available at Brick Wheels in Traverse City and Suttons Bay Bikes in Suttons Bay. Participants also may register and pick up event buttons from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Holiday Inn West Bay, 615 E. Front St.

Scrabble tourney

Cadillac — Registrations are due Wednesday, Feb. 6, for a Scrabble tournament on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Cadillac Wexford Public Library, 411 S. Lake St.

The contest is open to ages 12 and older. The first game starts at 10 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and the second game at 12:40 p.m. The $5 nonrefundable entry fee includes lunch.

For details or registration, call 510-9047.

Reflux treatment

Manistee — Manistee residents suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease now have an alternative to daily medications to treat chronic heartburn.

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