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To Our Readers:
Dolan to leave NMC
Northwestern Michigan College’s head of public relations and marketing is leaving.Continued ...
Commissioners adopt cafe ordinance, drop platform dining
John McGee had plans to build a deck that seats 40 people in two parking spaces in front of his Park Street restaurant but those plans will wait as city commissioners postponed action on parking-space platform dining indefinitely.Continued ...
Deputies catch bicycle-riding suspects
Grand Traverse County Sheriff's deputies cited two boys suspected of shoplifting condoms and drinking alcohol after chasing the bike-riding minors through a drive-in restaurant and a mini golf course.Continued ...
Red Ginger to reopen
Pam and Dan Marsh hope for a crush of a different kind when they reopen their Red Ginger Restaurant almost eight weeks after a column collapsed and closed the popular downtown eatery.Continued ...
4-H livestock donations will feed the hungry
Goodwill Northern Michigan and 4-H hope crowdfunding packs more locally-sourced meat into local food charities.Continued ...
House candidates to appear in forum
The 10 people running in Michigan's most crowded House race will appear side by side to answer questions.Continued ...
Farmers could get money for 2012 losses
Jim Bardenhagen is no different from other farmers across Michigan: late frosts in 2012 destroyed his cherry crop.Continued ...
Deadline to file for local school boards is 4 p.m. Tuesday
The petition-filing deadline for candidates interested in sitting on local school boards is 4 p.m. Tuesday.Continued ...
UPDATE: Maxbauer's market closes after fire
More than meat was smoking when a grease fire broke out at Maxbauer's Meat Market. The Union Street store closed Monday after the fire started in the market's smokehouse at about 10:30 a.m.Continued ...
Division, Boughey streets lane closures planned
Commuters on Division Street heading north can expect delays when work crews close one northbound lane to install a new curb at the alley between Seventh and Eighth streets.Continued ...
Maxbauer's market closes after fire
Maxbauer's Meat Market is closed following a grease fire in the market's smokehouse.Continued ...
Michigan gets $200,000 for boat waste disposal
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is receiving $200,000 from the federal government for projects that help recreational boaters with proper disposal of on-board septic waste. The grant is among $16.6 million for the purpose being awarded to 21 staContinued ...
No one hurt after artillery piece dropped 700 feet
GRAYLING (AP) — Officials say no one was injured when a large artillery piece was accidentally dropped about 700 feet from a helicopter during training at Camp Grayling in northern Michigan. The Army National Guard says a Chinook helicopter was movinContinued ...
GT board will fund Lafranier Road construction split — somehow
Grand Traverse County commissioners backed the county's participation in a three-way split of local funding for a major overhaul of Lafranier Road, but they did so without identifying exactly how the county will pay its share.Continued ...
BATA gears up for Film Fest shuttle
Almost 7,000 people used the Bay Area Transportation Authority’s shuttle service to get to and from downtown Traverse City during the National Cherry Festival.Continued ...
Film Festival seeks helpers
Scores of red-clad volunteers helped pull off another National Cherry Festival, and now Traverse City Film Festival organizers are in hot pursuit of their own crew.Continued ...
Canine companions in the courts
A gentle nudge from a four-legged friend can provide immense comfort for anyone experiencing anxiety while maneuvering through the legal system.Continued ...
- Sunday, July 20, 2014
City officials sit on splash pad report
City officials withheld a draft report on problems with their $360,000 splash pad from city commissioners and the public for more than a month.Continued ...
Splash pad requires expensive repairs
A report shows the city’s one-year-old splash pad at Clinch Park is awash with design flaws, hazards to children, and operational deficiencies that may cost more to repair than the splash pad’s original $360,000 price tag.Continued ...
Splash pad problems detailed
The following list identifies some of the problems associated with varying components of the city’s splash pad, and a high and low cost estimates to repair them, based on a draft report by Water Technologies Inc.Continued ...
Little Free Libraries offer East Bay residents fresh approach to reading
Woods to play in and a book to read — kids can’t get too much of either, John McCombs said. Combining the two? Even better.Continued ...
Candidates, millages on the ballot
The state’s Aug. 5 primary election offers northern Michigan voters a chance to select their favorite party candidate, and to weigh in on a number of ballot issues, ranging from a state-wide proposal to eliminate the personal property tax on business equipment to local fire and emergency services millages.Continued ...
Some Elk Rapids residents hope to recall board members
Elk Rapids Township resident and octogenarian James Braun worries about the time it could take an ambulance to reach his home — or his neighbors’ homes — in case of emergency.Continued ...
Forestry experts urge proper care of infected oaks
Sap-eating beetles can’t resist an open wound in an oak tree. They consume sap and sometimes carry fungal spores from tree to tree.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 19, 2014
Clearing the Record: 07/19/2014
Because of a reporter's error, a story in Friday's Record-Eagle should have stated a witness found Jeffrey Donalson unconscious under a bridge.Continued ...
- Dolan to leave NMC