Whac-a-Mole was a truly frustrating game. Right when you smack your hammer on that mole’s head, another one pops up. It was so frustrating that it’s name has now taken on the linguistic heights of Kleenex. Everyone knows exactly what you mean when you say it and they know how you’re feeling!

Tito Tiffert is the new food and beverage director at Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel. He oversees operations at the casino’s three restaurants (Bourbons 72, Seasons and The Deli), bars (including Onyx Sports Bar), coffee shop, banquet and catering department. Tiffert has worked at several fiv…

SANTA ROSA, California — Two K Farms picked up two major awards at the 2019 Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

A brief note of thanks to the Record-Eagle for accepting me as a new columnist. This column will feature a Q&A format and will focus on community association life. If you have a question about condo or subdivision living, please send it to me at bmeisner@meisner-law.com or contact me at …

David Dudley was elected as a new board member at the Business Exchange of Northwest Michigan. He is a project manager/estimator at D&W Mechanical. Dudley’s focus is mechanical engineering and maintenance in on commercial HVAC and plumbing design and installation at D&W. He spent his…

ACME — Flintfields Horse Park and Traverse City Horse Shows, LLC have inked a marketing partnership with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

Winter can be rough on equipment. Everything mechanical seems to move with reluctance when it’s really cold: starter motors, wheel bearings, door hinges.

Nostalgia offers a powerful pull on the human psyche. Technology marches forward, but many folks of a certain age cling to parts of the past. Younger generations, too, can become enamored of artifacts from yesteryear.

TRAVERSE CITY — Pier 1 Imports will close up to 450 of its 942 stores in the U.S. and Canada, will close some distribution centers and will reduce its corporate expenses.

Bay Area Contracting owner Dean Adams was re-elected president of the Home Builders Association Grand Traverse Area at its bi-monthly meeting last week. Joining Adams as officers are first vice president Mike Tucker, president of Kingsley Lumber and Hardware; second vice president Brian Terh…

America’s unemployment rate is low. The number of people not working on this particular Wednesday, though, is high. Most of us — even the fully employed — are celebrating the holiday at home with loved ones.

GRAWN — Sometimes you want disconnect from reality. Other times, you want to be ultra-connected. A new hearing product being launched by Altus Brands is all about offering the best of both worlds — while simultaneously protecting ears from potentially damaging loud noises.

Good news is buzzing through the community this week: Steve H. Perdue, President and CEO of Grand Traverse Industries for almost four decades, will receive the 2019 Distinguished Service Award on January 22 during the Traverse Connect Annual Celebration Week.

Wayne Potter has joined the board of the Acme Christian Thrift Store and Food Pantry. The addition fulfills an ACTS bylaw that a minister serves on the board. Potter will have both pastoral and advisory responsibilities on the ACTS board. The Bellaire native is an ordained minister and direc…

Witnessing Munson Medical Center staff and physicians in action during my first few months here in my leadership role at the hospital has been an amazing experience. I appreciate the real spirit of “neighbors taking care of neighbors” that fills the corridors and rooms across the hospital an…

Our two sons, now in their mid-20s, have had cellphones their entire adult lives. Neither will ever experience a world without a phone in everyone’s pocket. But those of us of a certain age remember.

Dana Lacuesta has been named the kitchen and bath designer for Preston Feather Building Centers & Design Showrooms. She will work out of the Traverse City location of Preston Feather, 456 Stadium Drive. Lacuesta comes to Preston Feather from Nashville, Tennessee where she operated her ow…

TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are on sale for a pair of January events part of the 2020 Annual Celebration Week from Traverse Connect.

TRAVERSE CITY — Marriage is all about falling in love. Business, too, can be all about passion. But passion sometimes runs its course.

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