Traverse City Record-Eagle

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October 4, 2010

Our Town in Brief: 10/04/2010

Public forum will discuss utility issues

Traverse City — The Michigan Public Service Commission will sponsor a Consumer Information and Assistance Forum. The commission is the state agency with regulatory responsibilities for energy, telecommunications and some video/cable.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center, 1213 W. Civic Center Dr. Citizens will be able to discuss utility-related questions and concerns with commission staff. They also will be able to work with local utility providers and assistance organizations to investigate service issues and explore energy assistance programs.

Program on 'Five Wishes' living will

Traverse City — Susan Wischman from Munson Medical Center's Advance Care Planning Department will discuss the "Five Wishes" living will on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Grace Episcopal Church.

"Five Wishes" helps healthy adults of all ages discuss and record their values about medical treatment decisions and choose someone they trust to speak those decision for them if they are unable to speak for themselves.

The program will start at 7 p.m. at the church, 341 Washington St. The public is welcome and copies of the "Five Wishes" document will be available. For more information, call 947-2330.

Florist shares tips on flower arranging

Traverse City — Derek Woodruff from The Floral Underground will share tips on flower arranging at the next meeting of the Trillium Garden Club. Non-members are welcome.

The group will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 12, for refreshments and sharing at 1 p.m., followed by a business meeting from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and the program from 2 to 3 p.m. at the home of Ann Leyndyke, 1090 Quaker Valley Dr. Following Woodruff's presentation, attendees will be able to make a floral arrangement to take home. There will be a nominal fee for the flowers and participants should bring their own small to medium size vase.

For details, a cost estimate for flowers or if planning to attend, call 223-4696 or 947-3783.

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