Yesterday, David Michael Barber appeared in an Antrim County courtroom for a hearing, one year after an opening day that changed his life, and took the life of another hunter.

To Abe Ferris, of Acme, who is embarking on his new business selling painted ceramics. Ferris is 43, has cerebral palsy and requires a caregiver 24/7. But he has sought independence since his early 20s, he said.

Today is the firearm season opener for deer hunters. Several schools in our region have the day off, and a sizable chunk of our population will disappear into woods, blind and camp.

To Kalo, a 13-month-old German shepherd, Belgian Malinois cross; his handler Deputy Kyler Rosin; the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department; and the Oleson Foundation. The newest recruit at the Sheriff’s Department has brown eyes, black hair with streaks of tan, an impressive vertical ju…

To the volunteers on a project with ReLeaf Michigan, a nonprofit tree organization; the DTE Foundation; and the City of Traverse City’s Planning Department and Parks and Recreation Division.

To Christian Boivin, who blocked his seventh punt of the season in Traverse City West’s 39-0 win Friday over Petoskey at Thirlby Field. It moved him into a tie for first place all-time for punt blocks in a season in the Michigan High School Athletic Association football record books with Pin…

Glen Lake Community Schools hasn’t had a marching band for years. Forest Area Community Schools this year doesn’t have a football team. So the two schools on Sept. 27 created a joint venture. The Forest Area marching band performed at the Glen Lake football game.

To The Good Bowl eatery, which recently donated more than $7,500 to three charities after collecting $1 from each bowl purchased from July through September. The local nonprofit Food Rescue, a Goodwill of Northwest Michigan program, received $5,514. Habitat for Humanity gets $1,314 and $774 …

To Watson Benzie Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Crystal Lake Elementary School recently received $990 from Watson Benzie through the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms fundraiser. The company contributed to the school on behalf of every test-drive participant.

Oh yes. We hear it all the time. We’re the “The Most Beautiful Place in America” from Good Morning America. We’re “Sahara-Level Sand Dunes, Mediterranean Blue Water: Welcome to Michigan” according to the New York Times this September.

To the five local organizations that raised a total of $13,997.60 through the Traverse City Triathlon Charity Challenge.

Contested city elections, a reemergent school millage and a child care millage are a few of the choices before local voters in November.

To the Grand Traverse Pavilions and its Foundation, as well as others supporting PACE North, a facility that offers health care services to chronically ill, high-risk elderly residents of seven counties. It has opened at 2325 Garfield Road.

To the Old Town Playhouse. Sixty seasons in, OTP continues to move forward in earnest. The anniversary season was to open Friday with a day-long celebration and a performance of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

To the Suttons Bay Norsemen football team, which beat Bear Lake 62-8 and a week later beat the Bellaire Eagles 48-0. The team’s total of 110 points through the first two weeks of the football season are the most in school history.

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