- To the Michigan Natural Resources Land Trust Fund for awarding $6 million in grants to northwestern Lower Michigan recreation and land preservation projects. Among them: $2.9 million to Leland Township to help purchase the 104-acre Clay Cliffs between Lake Michigan and North Lake Leelanau; $862,500 to Acme Township's Waterfront Park Project to acquire about 337 feet of frontage along East Grand Traverse Bay; and $300,000 to the Historic Barns and Botanical Garden project at the Grand Traverse Commons.
- To the more than dozen volunteers from the Northwest Michigan Engine and Thresher Club who removed 2,000 feet of mini-train track and signs from Clinch Park in preparation for the train's move to The Buckley Old Engine Show grounds. The club hopes to have the move completed and the train on display in time for the Aug. 16-19 engine show.
- To TART Trails for its ribbon cutting Friday to celebrate the paving of the final stretch of the Leelanau Trail between Lakeview Hills and Revold Road.
- To the Northern Chapter Harley Owners Group for their 20th annual Ride for Father Fred fund raiser Sunday. Proceeds go to the Father Fred Foundation's back-to-school program.
- To the Inland Seas Education Association and its executive director, Tom Kelly, for bringing back the Classic Boat Show to the nonprofit's education center in Suttons Bay after an eight-year hiatus. This year's event honored the memory of Mark Pleune, the Classic Boat Show co-founder who died in April. ISEA was founded by Kelly in 1989. Its schoolship draws 4,000 students a year from around the region, state and Midwest. The show was an annual gathering for 25 years until 2004.
- To the League of Women Voters Grand Traverse Area for the public forum it will host Wednesday for the four non-partisan candidates vying for probate judge in Grand Traverse County in the Aug. 7 primary. The forum is schedule from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the McGuire Community Room of the Traverse Area District Library at 610 Woodmere Avenue.
- To Omena on its 160th birthday celebration Saturday sponsored by the village's historical society and its preservation association. The festivities were to include an all-day yard sale, a parade, games and live and silent auctions.
- To Omena, a woof, meow and a neigh for adding mirth to this year's election season. Its light-hearted mayor's election Friday pitted 19 pets — dogs, cats and two horses — all vying to be mayor. A $1 donation equaled one vote. Results were scheduled to be announced at Saturday's 160th birthday celebration. Three-year incumbent Tucker Joyce, 10, a laid-back golden retriever, decided not to run.
Editorial: Fairness in enforcement must apply to meters
The issue: TC increasing Saturday parking meter enforcement. Our view: This can’t be a sometimes proposition.Continued ...
Editorial: Investing in roads, schools will help Mich. recovery
The issue: State surplus to go mainly to roads, schools. Our view: Both areas need major new investment.Continued ...
Editorial: Sewer investment could pair with road repairs
The issue: TC is considering a road bond. Our view: Marrying road and sewer work may be best investment.Continued ...
Editorial: Earnings-based tuition an artificial construction
The issue: Some NMC programs to see stiff tuition hikes. Our view: Don’t base tuition on artificial ‘earnings’ projections.Continued ...
To the late Bill Russell, a businessman who broke barriers all his life, including opening the region's first Indian-owned manufacturing plant in 1975.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 19, 2013
Editorial: Airport should give vets prominent recognition
The issue: Cherry Capital relegates veterans sign to luggage area. Our view: Either do it right or not at all.Continued ...
- Friday, May 17, 2013
Editorial: Obama must set tone for IRS, Justice Dept.
The issue: IRS, Justice Department have much to answer for. Our view: Leadership begins and ends with President Obama.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Editorial: TBAISD hoards money as schools struggle
The issue: TBAISD’s millions. Our view: Big changes needed.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Editorial: Food trucks will help build reputation
The issue: Traverse City OKs food trucks. Our view: New choices will enhance city’s reputation as a foodie haven.Continued ...
- Monday, May 13, 2013
To the Northwestern Michigan Colleges Associate Degree in Nursing Program for celebrating its 50th anniversary. The first graduates of the program were recognized at a reception and dinner.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 12, 2013
Editorial: TCAPS bond requests reflect voter feedback
After a $100 million bond issue took a beating at the polls in November, the Traverse City Area Public Schools board of education gave itself a homework assignment:Continued ...
- Friday, May 10, 2013
Editorial: Tax debate will decide winners, losers
The issue: Lansing, Washington consider online sales taxes. Our view: There may be winners, but consumers will pay.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
Editorial: EPA gives Badger a pass to pollute Lake Mich.
The issue: The SS Badger is sailing again. Our view: No way should the EPA allow this pollution to continue.Continued ...
Editorial: NRA president ready to fight
Anyone who perhaps hoped new leadership at the National Rifle Association would bring a chance for dialogue on the gun issue should think again.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Editorial: State obliged to provide criminal defense for indigent
They are ugly statistics that paint a picture of a state heading down an unsustainable — and unjust — path.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Editorial: Congress must better defend military women
The issue: Military brass may lose right to reverse convictions. Our view: It’s the right and ethical thing to do.Continued ...
- Monday, May 6, 2013
To four area high schools — Traverse City West Senior High School, Leland Public School, Traverse City Central High School and Benzie Central High School — which ranked among the top public high schools in Michigan, according to nationwide rankings.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 5, 2013
Editorial: Cherry Capital wise to use reserves for project
For years, those who fly in and out of Cherry Capital Airport have been complaining about high air fares.Continued ...
- Friday, May 3, 2013
Editorial: Drop-off boxes getting pills off streets
Drop boxes that give residents a place to get rid of outdated or unneeded prescription drugs have proven their worth in just a few months.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
Editorial: Peninsula must untangle zoning maze
The issue: Old Mission zoning growing more complex. Our view: Simpler way to navigate rules is a must.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Editorial: Path along Boardman could be link to downtown
The issue: City wants to upgrade Boardman River path. Our view: With pedestrian bridge, it could be new link to Warehouse District.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Editorial: Fireworks-weary should put onus on Legislature
The issue: Some Leelanau residents want fireworks curbed. Our view: The best way is to change state law.Continued ...
- Monday, April 29, 2013
To The Goodwill Inn homeless shelter, which as of May 1 will offer ready-made meals to those unable to afford food.Continued ...
- Sunday, April 28, 2013
Editorial: Don't let threatening behavior derail democracy
An ugly incident occurred in the Record-Eagle’s lobby last week, an intimidation effort carried out against one of the newspaper’s writers by a Leelanau County commissioner’s husband.Continued ...
- Friday, April 26, 2013
Editorial: NMC adopts dangerous policy to curb free speech
The issue: NMC adopts ‘Campus Expression’ policy. Our view: It’s a direct assault on free speech.Continued ...
- Editorial: Fairness in enforcement must apply to meters