Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Monday

October 7, 2013

Cheers: 10/07/2013

To the Michigan Land Use Institute and Glen Arbor-based Cherry Republic for launching 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms. The aim is to reimburse local school districts 10 cents for every 20 cents they spend on local fruits and vegetables. It started this fall in Suttons Bay Public Schools, Glen Lake Community Schools and Traverse City Area Public Schools elementary buildings, funded by nearly $28,000 from Cherry Republic.

n To Fred Sitkins, who has been named the new executive director of the Inland Seas Education Association. He takes over from Tom Kelly, who founded the program and was director for 25 years. Inland Seas operates the schoolship Inland Seas. Sitkins first crewed as a volunteer in the 1990s when he was in his early 20s. He later became the youngest principal in Michigan; he became Boyne City Elementary School’s principal at age 30.

n To the Grand Traverse Commons, which was to hold a “Walk in the Park” event over the weekend to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the redevelopment of the former Traverse City State Hospital into a 56-acre, multi-use public park. Visitors were to get a sneak peak at the extensive remodeling of a former farm granary into the new Visitor Center, which officially opens next spring.

n To Grand Traverse County commissioners who saved taxpayers money by reopening the bidding process for a Sheriff’s Department vehicle maintenance contract when it was discovered that the previous low bid was submitted to the county after a deadline for accepting bids. When the county reopened the process, the winning bid was less than the first low bid. The sheriff’s department spent nearly $79,000 on vehicle maintenance in 2012.

n To members of Progress Village, a grassroots advocacy group that helps area folks climb out of poverty, for hosting a “basic training” workshop on how to clean, cook, maintain a car, and have fun on the cheap. Members will teach women how to whip up their own lipsticks, lip glosses and facials, teach basic sewing skills and how to cook inexpensive, healthy meals. For information call the Area Agency on Aging at (800) 422-1713 or (231) 590-0100.

Text Only

Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Bill Murray Continues To Be Just Bill Murray By Eating Some Free Bill Murray Ice Cream Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl