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Elberta Land Holding Company Seeks Marina Permit

In Community Alert, Council Meetings, E Beach, Historic Elberta, Infrastructure and Planning, Life Saving Station, Open Season, Village Money Situation, Water on January 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Forum on Platte Elementary Building October 25

In Community Alert, Education, Elsewhere in BenCo... on October 16, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup This Saturday

In Activism, Community Alert, E Beach, Environment, Open Season, Water, Wildlife on September 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm

Here’s the link to last year’s data collection.

Help Shape the Future of Elberta

In Community Alert, E Beach, Infrastructure and Planning, On and off the Apron, Open Season on August 2, 2017 at 12:51 pm

The Planning Commission will be holding a special meeting Tuesday, August 15 at 6 pm to discuss the results of the survey that was mailed out in June and formulate the community’s vision for our new master plan. Please attend!

Deeply Local Current Events Humor Corner

In Community Alert on July 20, 2017 at 10:39 pm

Hey, Chamber! Tourism campaign suggestion by Jason Soderquist

 

Art Melendez takes advantage of the sewer upgrade work on Lincoln Ave. to fish for brown trout.

 

 

Guest Column: Electric Skateboard Debate Ramps Up

In Activism, Breaking, Community Alert, Elsewhere in BenCo..., Environment, Gov't Watch, Infrastructure and Planning, Law & Order, On and off the Apron, Open Season, Politics, Public Safety, Tech, Transportation, WTFF (What the Frankfort) on July 14, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Please help stop Frankfort City Council’s ongoing effort to create an ordinance banning electric skateboards citywide.

By Carolyn Thayer

July 14, 2017

I’m asking for your help to spread the news about the Frankfort City Council’s ongoing effort to create an ordinance banning electric skateboards citywide based on the potential for a public safety problem.

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Little Gathering in the Office Friday

In Community Alert, Gov't Watch on June 6, 2017 at 12:36 pm

From the head of the Employee Relations Committee, Robin Rommell: “We are having a reception at the Village office this Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 to show off our newly renovated office space and to give Village residents an opportunity to say goodbye, and a big “thank you,” to our clerk, Cathy Anderson, on her last day.” Please join us!

The office is now fully ADA compliant, per law for public facilities, and Cathy Anderson has been a prime mover behind making that, and many other important law- and proper-procedure-abiding measures, happen during her three years working and volunteering for Elberta. She will be missed! —Emily Votruba

Spring Cleanup May 6

In Community Alert on April 13, 2017 at 11:04 am

It’s spring cleanup time in the Village! New this year: CURBSIDE scrap metal and *appliance* pickup, as well as car batteries and marine batteries. If you have some of these items ready to go, kick ’em to the curb Saturday, May 6, before 9 am. As for the rest of your junk, take it down to the Village garage between 9 and 2. If you aren’t physically able to haul your stuff away, Sue Oseland will be driving a truck around on that day. Also, the Village needs some help down at HQ coordinating dropoffs, etc., so if you’d like to lend a hand, call the office at 231-352-7201. Village residents only, $25 per pickup load.

231-352-7201

Enliven Your Garden, Save Money, Heal the Earth, Talk to Cool People

In Community Alert on April 7, 2017 at 9:51 am

Grow Benzie continues its project of greening up the county with several spring events. Now is a great time to get your gardening synapses firing, and GB is going to hook you up to a clean power source.

This coming Tuesday, April 11, it’s the State of the Small Farms Dinner at 6 pm, where you can eat delicious food prepared by the Northern Michigan Culinary Arts Community chefs as you learn what our local growers are up to and thinking about. Learn more on Facebook!

The next Tuesday, April 18, earth genius Craig Schaaf continues his lessons on Building Healthy Soil to get the maximum nutrition out of your growies this year and in years to come. This class is potluck enabled and costs $15 to attend.

Save money on trash disposal by setting up a compost pile in your yard—Grow Benzie can show you how. And if you’d rather not do it in your own yard, you can take your waste food to Grow Benzie and return later to retrieve compost that’s ready for mixing into your garden soil!

Benzie Composts holds their annual compost pickup night for finished compost on Tuesday, April 25 at 6 pm. You can come and get yours if you’ve already been participating, or see what the deal is. People who have been dropping off food scraps for the past year will be getting a 5 gallon bucket of ready-to-mix, delicious black gold.

Grow Benzie’s compost area being scoped by current and potential composters. Photo courtesy of Grow Benzie.

Local compost specialists will be talking about their experiences, along with a vermiculturist or two—someone who speeds up their compost production with the help of red wiggler worms.

This year’s Benzie Composts event will also include a potluck dinner and seed exchange. So if you’ve been collecting seeds and don’t really want to plant 5,000 kales, maybe you can trade for some squash or something you’ve never tried to grow before. —Emily Votruba

Superintendent Recommends Platte River Elementary for Closure

In Community Alert on March 7, 2017 at 6:31 pm
A community meeting will be held this evening at Platte River Elementary at 7PM and a Board Meeting on March 13 at 7 pm in the Middle School Computer Lab to discuss the recommended closure of Platte River Elementary. Matt Olson, Benzie County Central Schools superintendent, sent out a fact sheet (below) in an email to members of the district’s community committee. “I’m putting this out there to ask for your help,” Olson wrote. “This is a difficult, emotionally wrought issue on many levels. Please spread what you know regarding the position our district is in and the relative condition of our buildings—especially to those hurting from potential loss of their school. … We’ll have some healing needed in our community regardless of outcome.” Platte River faces state intervention if its operational costs are not brought in line; the district has suffered from declining enrollment and “stagnant state revenues” according to the fact sheet. —Emily Votruba
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