Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 3, 2012

Community in Brief: 11/03/2012


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Talk on grief, aging

Traverse City — Gerald Micketti will give seminars on grief and aging at the Village at Bay Ridge.

Micketti will discuss grief on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. in the East Building and 1 p.m. in the West Building. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Micketti will talk about the aging process at 11 a.m. in the East Building and 1 p.m. in the West Building.

The Village at Bay Ridge is located at 3850 Scenic Ridge, off Silver Lake Road. For details or reservations for either talk, call 932-9455.

Medicare seminar

Traverse City — In an effort to help seniors know about all of their options and changes to Medicare, the Grand Traverse County Senior Center Network has scheduled a Medicare seminar.

The seminar will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. at the Senior Center Network building, 801 E. Front St. This will be an educational seminar only. No specific plans or sales material will be handed out. The public is welcome.

For details or to register, call the Senior Center Network, 922-4911, or email

Home funerals

Traverse City — The public is invited to a presentation on home funerals and green burials on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The program from 1 to 3:30 p.m. will be held at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. Guest speakers include Merilynne Rush, a home funeral guide, board member of the National Home Funeral Alliance, RN, and midwife; Vaughn Seavolt, manager/owner of Life Story Funeral Home; and Alison Heins, president of the Funeral Consumers Information Society.

A $5 to $10 donation is suggested. For details, call Kathi Mulder, 929-3563, or Cathy Odom, 922-9952.

Goodwill drive

Traverse City — The Goodwill Inn Fall Food Drive will accept donations from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 8-9, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Oleson's Plaza East, 1100 E. Hammond Road. For details, visit

Clinic benefit

Traverse City — Shoppers at Benjamin Twiggs on Saturday, Nov. 10, also will help the Traverse Health Clinic.

The store, located in the Campus Plaza, will donate 15 percent of every sale from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to benefit primary care services provided at the clinic for area residents in need.

Shoebox gifts

Traverse City — Operation Christmas Child Northern Michigan is preparing for National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19.

The community is encouraged to fill standard size shoeboxes with items for children, add a $7 donation to Samaritan's Purse for shipping the box and drop filled shoeboxes off at the following locations.

- Faith Reformed Church, 1105 E. Front St., 946-6278 — 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 12-14; noon-4 p.m. Nov. 15; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17 and 19; and noon-6 p.m. Nov. 18.

- WLJN Radio, 1101 Cass St., 946-1400 — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12-16; 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 17; 1-3 p.m. Nov. 18; and 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 19.

- New Hope Community Church, 5169 Bethesda Ct., Williamsburg, 938-8056 — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12-16; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17; 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 18; and 9-11 a.m. Nov. 19.

- Adams' residence, 474 Wawa Tr., Buckley, 269-4316 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12; 5-9 p.m. Nov. 13; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Nov. 15-16; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17; 1-5 p.m. Nov. 18; and 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 19.

- Kalkaska United Methodist Church, 2525 Beebe Road, Kalkaska, 587-8694 — 4-8 p.m. Nov. 12-16; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18; and 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 19.

- Immanuel Lutheran Church, 203 N. Lincoln, Suttons Bay, 271-3671 — 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 12-13; 2-4 p.m. Nov. 14; 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15; 2-4 p.m. Nov. 16; 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17; 2-4 p.m. Nov. 18; and 9-11 a.m. Nov. 19.

For more information about Operation Christmas Child, visit

Free lice clinic

FARMINGTON HILLS — Scalp feeling itchy?

A lice clinic is celebrating a grand opening Saturday in Oakland County, and the owner is offering free head checks from noon to 6 p.m. Refreshments, too.

It's called Rapunzel's Lice Boutique on Farmington Road in Farmington Hills. Owner Sarah Casello-Rees already has locations in Ann Arbor, Sterling Heights and Grand Rapids.

After the free head checks Saturday, an inspection costs $10. A treatment typically costs $145.

Oryana offers grant

Traverse City — For the fifth consecutive year, Oryana Natural Foods Market will donate a portion of its end-of-year pre-tax proceeds to a local nonprofit organization.

Applicants must be nonprofit organizations based in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee or Wexford counties. Organizations that have received Oryana's Community Grant in the past three years do not qualify.

Applications may be downloaded at and must be submitted electronically by Dec. 31 to

Quilt raffle

Benzonia — The Mills Community House in Benzonia is raffling an antique quilt as a fundraiser for building renovations.

The beautifully preserved quilt is a cottage fan design made in the late 1800s. Second prize is a three-month membership for the Peak Fitness Center at Crystal Mountain and third prize is four tickets to any Benzie County Players performance.

Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. They are available at the Benzonia Public Library or by calling the Mills office, 889.0591. Winners will be drawn Dec. 1 at the Art Fair.

Vogue funds spike

Manistee — Charitable donations to restore and reopen the Vogue Theatre have spiked upward with more than $160,000 in donations.

Steve Brower, chair of the Capital Campaign and treasurer of the Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee, said that recent donations bring the fund to more than $1.1 million and that nearly $700,000 in grant applications have been submitted to private and public sources through the Alliance for Economic Success.

Church vandalized

BAY CITY — Bay City police say they're seeking public help in discovering who broke windows at a Catholic church, causing at least $10,000 in damage.

WSGW-AM says the culprits threw unknown objects at the Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church early Saturday morning.

The station says neighbors called 911 after hearing someone yell and heard the sound of glass breaking.

Police are asking for clues and say there's a reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

Church craft show

Acme — Christ the King Church will hold its annual craft show from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the church, 3801 Shore Road. Lunch will be available and a raffle will be held.