Area Blood Drives
American Red Cross
Kalkaska, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 4, Kaliseum Recreation Complex, 1900 Fairgrounds Road.
Wolverine, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 4, Wolverine Community Center, 5716 E. Main.
Boyne Falls, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Feb. 5, Boyne Falls School, 01662 M-75 South.
East Jordan, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 5, East Jordan Civic Center, 101 Civic Center Lane.
Manistee, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 13, St. Joe Civic Club, 900 Vine St.
Elk Rapids, 1-7 p.m. Feb. 4, Elk Rapids Community meeting room, 410 Bridge St.
Frankfort, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 5, bus, Frankfort High School, 534 11th St.
Traverse City, 1-6 p.m. Feb. 5, The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster.
Traverse City, 3-6 p.m. Feb. 5, Trinity Lutheran Church meeting room, 1003 S. Maple St.
Manistee, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 6, Casman Academy gym, 225 9th St.
Kalkaska, 2-6 p.m. Feb. 6, Kalkaska Community Education Center, 419 S. Coral St.
Frankfort, 2-6 p.m. Feb. 7, Frankfort Community Room, 537 Crystal Ave.
Evart, 3-6 p.m. Feb. 7, bus, Spectrum Health-Evart Clinic, 5991 95th Ave.
Manistee, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 7, West Shore Medical Center, 1465 E. Parkdale Ave.
Traverse City, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 8, West Senior High School gym, 5376 N. Long Lake Road.
Bear Lake, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 9, bus, Saddle Up Store & Gas Station, 12991 U.S. 31 North.
Traverse City, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 9, bus, Central High School gym parking lot, 1150 Milliken Dr., sponsored by Third Level Crisis Intervention Center.
Suttons Bay, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Immanuel Lutheran Church meeting room, 203 Lincoln Road.
Traverse City, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 11, Munson Medical Center conference room 11 and 12, 1105 Sixth St.
Cadillac, 2-6 p.m. Feb. 12, LifeHouse Assembly of God fellowship hall, 1120 W. Division St.
Traverse City, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 12, Traverse City College Preparatory Academy lunch room, 1402 Carlisle Road.
Traverse City, noon-6 p.m. Feb. 13, Northwestern Michigan College main level conference room, 1701 E. Front St.
For details about American Red Cross Blood Drives, call 347-5984 or (800) 582-2240, ext. 109; for information on American Red Cross drives in northern Michigan, visit redcrossmichigan.org.
For details about Michigan Blood Drives, call 935-3030 or (866) MIBLOOD (option six) or visit miblood.org.
Area Blood Drives
Theater fundraiser features parody on Shakespeare
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Quilts on exhibit walls headed to local family agencies
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Seasonal show takes musical journey around world
Winter holidays in Aaron Wayne Otto’s culture are about honoring ancestors with ghost suppers and telling legends, stories that can only be related when snow blankets the ground.Continued ...
Travel book names region top destination
The authors of Lonely Planet travel books have named western Michigan, including Traverse City, as their top travel destination for 2014.Continued ...
Contribute: Best Christmas light displays
We’re searching for the area’s best neighborhood Christmas light displays for an upcoming Northern Living story.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 12/13/2013
What's happening after dark across northern Michigan:Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 12/13/2013
"The Nutcracker" at Interlochen; Madrigal Dinner; visit with Santa Claus; and more.Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 12/13/2013
New this week — The Hobbit-The Desolation of Smaug: The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images. (HOR, GT9)Continued ...
6 geezers laying? Holidays bring on song botches
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Charity to raffle a Picasso for 100 euros ($138)
For aspiring art collectors everywhere, there is hope.Continued ...
Sarah Palin to host new outdoors show
The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the “red, wild and blue” lifestyle.Continued ...
Reactions to Golden Globe nominations
Celebrity reactions to the 71st annual Golden Globe nominations, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. The awards will be given Jan. 12.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 12/13/2013
Christmas Carol Sing; "Polar Express" storytime; and more.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
Dennos obtains Andy Warhol prints
TRAVERSE CITY — The Dennos Museum received an early Christmas present when a shipping container arrived at its doorstep that contained seven original screen prints created by renowned American artist Andy Warhol. The prints, now hanging on display atContinued ...
Ice Wine Time
Mark Johnson can’t help but smile while frigid weather plunges the Grand Traverse region into an early winter.Continued ...
Foodie with Family: Healthy food that tastes good hard to find
Have you ever stumbled on a recipe that made you holler because it was so good?Continued ...
Food in Brief: 12/12/2013
Lessons and Carols; Open house; Resolution Run. (Plus more)Continued ...
Industry fights wine fakers
An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Cheval Blanc, one of France’s finest wines.Continued ...
Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs, chickens
The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco’s tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn’t like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps.Continued ...
Fancy meal without any fancy skills
Looking to dazzle your guests during the holidays? I’ve got the perfect “fancy” dish for you.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 12/12/13
Service of Lessons and Carols; Ranch Rudolf holiday open house; Leelanau Outdoor Center "Winter Warm-Up"; and more.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Community in Brief: 12/11/2013
Benzonia Academy Lecture Series continues; Kingsley Lions meet; TSO's "Home for the Holiday's concerts; Dance Center holiday concert; and more.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Community in Brief: 12/10/2013
Library holiday open house; book and bake sale; Grawn Church hosts "Sweet Shoppe"; and more.Continued ...
- Monday, December 9, 2013
Historical Photo of the Week: 12/09/2013
Can any readers identify the children in this photo?Continued ...
Historical Photo Update for 12/02/2013 image
Historical photo information, provided by readers, for the Dec. 2 image:Continued ...
- Theater fundraiser features parody on Shakespeare