In Uncategorized on January 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm
Life moves fast, even in a tiny village. Follow the Alert on Facebook and Twitter to receive or share quick updates on local events, along with photos and video. Longer stories and updates will continue to appear on our website. Recent top Facebook stories include….
A retweet from @RecordEagle: #NWMI could see northern lights tonight as the strongest solar storm in six years is hitting the Earth. http://t.co/NYZsdaa6 #tcmi
A bunch of terrific photos from the Frankfort premiere of Rich Brauer’s film Dogman.
Getting fixed when you’re broke, feline edition: Benzie Animal Welfare League spokesperson Norma Awl confirms that on February 25 from 10 am to noon at the Benzie Animal Shelter, coupons for discounts on spaying and neutering will be handed out. “Cats only, Benzie residents only, ID required.” Check with your vet to make sure they will honor the coupon and what the cost will be. Northwoods Animal Hospital and Betsie River Veterinary Clinic both accept coupons.
The deadline to register to vote in the Presidential Primary (February 28) is January 30. Contact township clerk Sharyn Bower at 231-352-4901 between 5 pm and 8 pm to register, or you can register at the Secretary of State office.
On Wednesday [Jan. 24], the Greater Traverse Continuum of Care is counting homeless people in the five-county region. 740 homeless were counted last year. Federal funding for homeless services depends on an accurate count. If you know someone who is homeless, help the count by notifying Goodwill’s street outreach program at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 995-7721.
- The Northern Michigan Culinary Arts Community (NMCAC) hosts a community dinner on Monday, January 30. “Sit down with a stranger and leave with a friend!” From 5:30 to 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church, $5 suggested donation. If you haven’t already experienced the cheffing talents of those involved in this group, be assured that $5 is a *crazy* good deal.
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In Calendar, Culture Bluffs on January 20, 2012 at 11:06 am
As of 10:45 this morning, the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital gift shop still has 12 tickets left for the benefit screening of Dogman at the Garden Theater tonight at 7 (remarks by director Rich Brauer at 6:30!). $15 gets you into the show and benefits dialysis treatments at POMH. Dogman was shot on location in Benzie County and employed a mostly local crew. Thrill to this expansion on the legend of Northern Michigan’s own cryptid! Tickets are also still available at the Frankfort–Elberta Chamber of Commerce and Hull’s. Rumor has it that this will be a real red carpet event…
In Calendar, Culture Bluffs on January 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm
TELEVISION Lower Herring Lake’s own Andrea Maio is hard at work on the pilot for a TV documentary series to be called Back to Your Senses. Maio is one of the first-ever filmmakers to participate in Mobcaster, a new crowdsource fundraising site and viewing platform especially for television. If Maio reaches her goal of $15,000 in pledges by the end of the day on Friday this week, she will be able to produce the pilot, which will air on Mobcaster and continue to be funded by its fans. Maio’s show concerns the ways in which Americans are adjusting to economic collapse by leaping into pursuit of sometimes far-fetched dreams. Among the subjects examined are several Northern Michigan folks and their projects, including a nascent Leelanau distillery and the Elberta Alert newspaper! Consider supporting our fellow local-mediatician and help her show the rest of the country how we roll in the Mitten.
LOCAL MUSIC SPEAKEASY Dede Alderman and the Dreamers will perform at Dan Kelly‘s house on Crystal Lake on Friday, January 6, at 7:30 pm. The multitalented Ms. Alderman performs her original compositions on drums, vibes, and her own vocal cords. Don’t miss this chance to experience her and her collaborator Jason Schewe in this intimate lakeside setting. As always at Dan’s place, dancing will happen. 4077 Crystal Drive.
FREE FILM SCREENING Charlie’s Natural Food Market will show the documentary Forks over Knives, an indictment of our animal-based and highly processed food system and its effects on our health. The film examines the evidence that a vegetarian/vegan diet can prevent and even reverse some of humanity’s most common deadly afflictions, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Discussion will surely follow. Tuesday, January 10, at 7 pm.