Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 3, 2014

Community in Brief: 04/03/2014

Climate Lobby meets

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northern Michigan Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby will meet Saturday, April 5, at the Michigan Land Use Institute, 148 E. Front St., suite 301.

The group will meet at 12:30 p.m. Guest speaker Scott Nystrom of Regional Economic Models will discuss by conference call their recent study on the economic impact a revenue-neutral carbon tax would have on California and what that means for the rest of the country.

Brush drop off

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery’s (RecycleSmart) brush drop-off site will open for the season on Saturday, April 5.

The site is located at 2471 N. Keystone Road. Hours are noon-7 p.m. Tuesdays, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. For details or a list of acceptable materials and fees, visit or call 941-5555.

South Manitou exhibit opens Friday

EMPIRE — A special exhibit titled “Footprints in the Sand — Tracing the Path that Led to the Birth of the Village of South Manitou Island” opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Glen Lake Community Library, 10115 Front St.

The exhibit tells the story of the Village using historical photographs, maps, drawings and narrative.

It is a project of the Manitou Islands Memorial Society and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The exhibit may be viewed through May 17 at the library before it moves to the newly restored Haas Cottage in the Village on South Manitou Island.

The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours, which are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

For details, call 326-5361 or 326-4734.

St. Andrews potluck

TRAVERSE CITY — The St. Andrews Society of NW Michigan will hold its annual potluck from 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Traverse Hills Clubhouse on Eastview Drive. For details or reservations, call 947-3902 or email

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