n The first 2013 Constitution Defender Award was awarded to Rick and Lori Dubro of Rico's Cafe in Grawn. The award is given by the Constitution Celebration Committee to politicians and private citizens who honor the constitution with support of tradition, rule of law and service to community. The Dubros were recognized for their dedication and promotion of service to veterans.
n Linda Burton of Interlochen currently serves as membership chairperson of the Michigan Association of Activity Professionals. She is employed as a recreational therapist at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
n Vaughn Seavolt, CFSP, owner of the Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City qualified for re-certification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Service Practice.
n Bridget Carefoot of Century 21 Northland has been installed as the 2013 president of the Northern Michigan Chapter of Women's Council of Realtors.
n Bowerman, Bowden, Ford, Clulo & Luyt, P.C. has announced that Jan M. Geht has become an associate attorney in the firm. He practices in the areas of tax controversy and litigation, tax planning, bankruptcy litigation, civil litigation and appeals, employment law, business organization and transactions, and estate planning.
n Realtor Jenn Dakoske has joined ReMax Bayshore Properties as a licensed buyer's assistant to Matt Dakoske. She will focus on the needs and services of individuals purchasing homes and other real estate in the Grand Traverse region.
n The Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival is "Still Wonderful" according to the North American Riders Group, which for the third consecutive year named the show to its "Top 25 Shows in North America." Last year's competitions, held at Flintfields Horse Park, drew more than 2,500 participants, with exhibitors vying to take home more than $550,000 in prize money.
n SCORE-Traverse City, an all volunteer non-profit organization and resource partner of the Small Business Administration, has been named the 2012 District Chapter of the Year for the state of Michigan. The annual award recognizes the top SCORE chapter for outstanding performance, quality service and community collaboration.
Letters to the Editor: 07/28/2014
War machines troubling; Transfer of taxes; What cuts will result?Continued ...
Film Festival: 10 Seasons and Counting
The future of the Traverse City Film Festival was cemented the moment the curtain rose at the end of the first screening, at least that's how festival co-founder Michael Moore sees it.Continued ...
New Northport golf course hopes to draw tourists
Local business leaders are optimistic the newly opened Northport Creek Golf Course will bring more visitors to a village that’s already experiencing a small business renaissance.Continued ...
Editorial: TC's Splash Pad report effort short of the mark
It reads like a bad whodunit with a lot of loose ends and too many holes to be acceptable - or credible.Continued ...
Quinn returns to TC, brings Heat program to Cherry Bomb
Tony Quinn’s two worlds are colliding at this weekend’s Cherry Bomb lacrosse tournament.Continued ...
16 vie for GT County commission seats
A crowded field of candidates is jostling for seven seats on the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners.Continued ...
Bums blanked, swept
The Beach Bums bats went quiet and Schaumburg completed its three-game sweep over Traverse City with a 4-0 victory on Saturday.Continued ...
GT County Commission candidates
GT County Commission candidates: District 1 — Republican David Barr; Republican Dan Lathrop — incumbent. (Plus more)Continued ...
Mark Spitznagel on the world of farming, finance
A herd of bleating Alpine goats emerged from the woods and followed Mark Spitznagel as he stepped along sloped pasture at Idyll Farms near this Leelanau County village.Continued ...
The cruise of a lifetime
Kathleen Ledezma spent nearly 30 years raising children, running a household, working and attending college while her husband spent up to 11 months at a time away at sea.Continued ...
Marta Hepler Drahos: When fireworks go from awesome to awful
Darkness falls like a curtain beyond our living room windows. The air is cool through the screens by the couch, where we sit holding our breath.Continued ...
SCORE: Is a fulfillment firm right for your business?
With the increasing popularity of online shopping, one issue many small business owners face is online order processing and fulfillment.Continued ...
Ex-court referee's license suspended, but still refs soccer
Former 13th Circuit Court referee Dennis Mikko lost his job and recently lost his license to practice law, both thanks to his possession of nude images of teenage girls in his court house office.Continued ...
Boyne set to host Tournament of Champions
Andy Ruthkoski, the 2013 champion of the Tournament of Champions, said playing in the unique tournament at Boyne Mountain Resort is a highlight of his competitive schedule.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/27/2014
Broadcast the parade; Our polar differences.Continued ...
Forum: Promote an equitable, safe environment for all
The Record-Eagle on July 14 published a misinformed, misguided opinion piece by syndicated columnist Mona Charen headlined “Culture of Sex.” The column suggested that victims are somehow responsible for sexual assaults.Continued ...
Sports in Brief: Hounds' Luca commits to Aquinas
Traverse City Hounds defenseman Scott Luca has committed to Aquinas College. (Plus more)Continued ...
Commissioners mixed on Cherry Festival change demands
Fewer noise complaints and an improved trash collection system this year may not help the National Cherry Festival escape some city commissioners' desire to downsize the event, move it from the city center, and separate it from the July 4 holiday.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Music strikes a familiar note
I had the pleasure of attending the Bonnie Raitt concert at Interlochen Center for the Arts. I’m a longtime fan of her music, but it was the first time I had the opportunity to see her perform last month. She didn’t disappoint anyone in a packed Kresge Auditorium.Continued ...
Voters to see road millage request
Kalkaska County voters will see a road millage request on their August ballots, the first time county officials made such a request for road work.Continued ...
Commission on Aging, other millage requests on Kalkaska ballot
Caroline Haas awoke one day and found herself on the floor. She couldn’t get to her feet, but Haas, 85, heard someone calling her name.Continued ...
Books in Brief: 07/27/2014
Book signings; Book study group.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 07/27/2014
Best-selling books across northwest Michigan and the nation:Continued ...
GOP county board candidates face opposition in primaries
The Republican ballot is packed for party voters who hope to cast a ballot in this year’s primary election.Continued ...
Regional county commission candidates
ANTRIM COUNTY — District 1: Marvin Rubingh, Republican; David Heeres, Republican; Gary L. Strange, Republican. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Letters to the Editor: 07/28/2014