Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 2, 2014

Community in Brief: 06/02/2014

‘Wine, Dine and Learn’

TORCH LAKE — Pine Hill Nursery, 886 U.S. 31, will present a “Wine, Dine and Learn Dinner” on Tuesday, June 3. Dinner reservations are needed by noon today, June 2.

The event will start at 7 p.m. in the nursery’s Garden Cafe & Wine Bar. Lisa Grant of Dr. Earth will share information on how to build soil organically for optimal production and nutrition. Attendees each receive an issue of Dr. Earth’s new “Gardening Guide” magazine.

The meal is $7 and does not include beverages. The program is free and interested individuals may attend the presentation only. For details or dinner reservations, call 599-2824.

BSA radio-thon

TRAVERSE CITY — The President Ford Field Service Council and WTCM News/Talk 580, will hold the 11th annual “Boy Scout Radio-thon”

The annual fundraiser will be held from 7 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 5, on 580 WTCM. The goal is to raise enough money to send 104 Michigan Scouts to summer camp this year. To pledge support, listen to 580 WTCM and call 947-0023. Pledges also may be made at

MARSP joint meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — Matt Kurta, a lobbyist for the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel, will discuss legislative items on education and retiree issues at a joint meeting of the Leelanau County and Traverse City MARSP chapters.

The meeting starts at 12:30 pm Tuesday, June 10, at the West Bay Beach Resort-A Holiday Inn Resort, 615 E. Front St. Reservations are needed by Friday, June 6. The cost is $14 for a buffet lunch. For details or reservations, call Emma Stayer, 271-3689.

GT Dems host program

TRAVERSE CITY — Attorney Mark Brewer will give a free program on Saturday, June 7. His appearance is sponsored by the Grand Traverse County Democratic Party.

Brewer is with the Goodman Acker PC law firm and specializes in union-side labor, election and campaign finance law. He will discuss the benefits of raising the Michigan minimum wage and address and answer questions on the 2014 elections. The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 946-5555 or email

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