brave men and women have worn and do wear the military uniform of the
United States of America. They put their lives at risk and have lost
their lives to protect our freedom, our loved ones and our right to
Local race directors take on growing trend of obstacle course races
Obstacle course races are surging in popularity across the country. Events ranging from three to a dozen miles take participants through mud, over barriers, under log beams and across the finish line with a sense of completing something more than just a running race.
TOWNSHIP DASHES COUPLE’S GREEN DREAM WITH 800 SQUARE FOOT MINIMUM
The attention set the couple on a course that saw them get cited with a civil infraction for a zoning violation and be refused a variance from the township zoning board of appeals. Ultimately, despite early, optimistic signs, they failed to see through a change in township zoning that would have enabled them to live a simpler, green lifestyle.
Suttons Bay Floatilla attempts Guinness World Record…again
“We have a great group of kids in our school, but we aren’t the affluent school you think we would be for this type of area. The money is in second homes and that population. Our school just isn’t big enough to have that money on-hand for these types of activities,” said Kate Thornton, who returns as Floatilla’s organizer.
Lots of noise, but little trouble thanks to a patchwork of local ordinances
Instead, despite a patchwork of local laws that make the discharge of exploding or flying fireworks okay one place but against a local ordinance elsewhere, fireworks have generated noise complaints, but apparently not a lot of other trouble in Northern Michihan.
53-year-old Craig Webb captures race titles by wheel, water & road
When it comes to endurance sports, it’s all about the individual.
Runners, cyclists and triathletes train and compete against other
individuals looking to push their physical limits. Of course, many
athletes compete and train on endurance teams.
Michael Fridrich Henke practices an age-old profession
It happens, though, that the fur trade is the Great Lakes region’s oldest profession. The first European settlers came here and established relations with Native Americans to buy and sell furs and trap beaver that could be sold in the east or in Europe.
The 430-square-foot tracking panels make Crain Hill the first “net-zero” winery in Michigan, meaning the operation produces as much electricity as it uses to make and sell its white and red wine blends, Reislings, Pinot Noirs, cherry wine and other batches from 22 acres of grapes.
Photographer focuses on getting past teen stereotypes
“Basically what the program is, is local girls and boys, women and men, telling their stories about how they were bullied, or were the bully,” she says. “A lot of the stories that you can read on their Facebook page hit home.” (See https://www.facebook.com/.
Smith said he learned that from Traverse Narcotics Team detectives, who helped bring a case against a 33-year-old Detroitarea man who allegedly sold Justin Smith the dose of heroin that led to his death on May 15. Charges that bring life in prison are pending against that man.
Local filmmaker feels the love in crowdfunding trend
There’s strength in numbers. That’s the belief behind the money-raising phenomenon known as crowd-funding, an online campaign for artists, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations. Websites like IndieGoGo, KickStarter and Razoo allow people to translate their faith in a mission, project or business idea into actual dollars.
Now 52 years old, the founder of 45th Parallel Productions in Traverse City had injured his back while serving with the U.S. Army’s elite Airborne Rangers unit when he was in his early 20s. A parachute failure caused Eiden to fall several hundred feet, landing him in a hospital bed where doctors told the young man he’d be lucky to walk.
Mystery still shrouds hit and run death of Kellyann Boyce Hurlbert
Police reached over 400 tips in the case of the July 5 hit and run death
of Kellyann (Boyce) Hurlbert, but all of that information from the
public so far hasn’t helped investigators get any closer to solving the
‘Bruiser’ accused of supplying lethal drugs in Benzie County
The woman said she was best friends with Justin Smith, the Benzonia man who died of a suspected drug overdose and whose body was found on a rural road on May 15. She had talked to Smith that day on the phone. She had last seen him three days earlier, on Mother’s Day.