Posted on 01 May 2013
Julie Hay has started a new business in our area – Red Fox Gardens.
Red Fox Gardens is excited to announce the details of our 2013 Bouquet Subscription Service! Don’t miss out on beautiful, locally grown flowers delivered to your doorstep all summer long. Yes, all summer long.
Who: Residents of Elk Rapids, Williamsburg, downtown Traverse City, and the base of Old Mission
The Details: The bouquet subscription service will run from the week of June 16-September 22. Subscribers will receive a once weekly bouquet of locally grown flowers wrapped in a paper sleeve and delivered to their doorsteps. Our flowers are grown free of pesticides, dyes and synthetic fertilizers. They are arranged with skillful, loving hands and showcase the seasonal beauty of the northern Michigan summer months.
Price: $225 for 15 weeks of local, fresh and beautiful bouquets. The weekly drop off day will be determined based on subscriber locations.
Variety: All bouquets will include the ever changing weekly color palette of our locally grown flowers and herbs. From achillea to zinnia and more than 70 varieties in between, Red Fox Gardens bouquets are a weekly dose of seasonal and locally grown beauty for your home, office or cottage.
Make it Happen: Email, call or Facebook Julie today ( email@example.com, 231.233.2204, www.facebook.com/redfoxgardens) to reserve your spot. This is a limited subscription service and spots are anticipated to fill quickly. Don’t miss out on 15 weeks of beautiful flowers! Treat yourself or a loved one today. (Source: Red Fox Gardens Web site and email from Julie Hay
Posted on 17 April 2013
Antrim County to be Awarded Certification as a Connected Community
Bellaire, MI – On Thursday, April 18, Antrim County will be certified as a “Connected” community. County representatives will release a Technology Action Plan that will include results of a months-long assessment undertaken by the Antrim County Community Engagement Team.
The Antrim County Technology Action Plan contains specific recommendations of projects to expand digital literacy, build awareness for the benefits of broadband, and assistbusinesses with websites and social media, and improving the online presence of local governments, among others. Achieving status of Connected certification affords a community an avenue to discuss its success and pursue opportunities as a recognized, technologically advanced community.
- Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) Robin Ancona, director, Telecommunications Division
- Antrim County Community Engagement Team
- Connect Michigan
Connected Community certification and Technology Action Plan release
Wednesday, April 18, 2013, 10 AM
Antrim County Building, Commission Chambers
205 East Cayuga Street
Bellaire, MI 49615
Posted on 08 April 2013
In an initial effort to provide more after-hours shopping in Elk Rapids, several additional businesses are planning to be open soon until at least 9 p.m.
Recent studies have shown that most shopping now occurs in the evening. Because Elk Rapids has no malls or large shopping consortiums, it must rely on local merchants and the rest of the community to make this happen.
Some businesses, such as restaurants, Elk Rapids Cinema, Village Market and the Historic Town Hall already offer evening activities but, too often, there are no shops open in support of these endeavors. And often local shoppers do not patronize the shops that are open after hours.
To make this work, we all must support this effort in every way we can — by shopping, co-promoting and getting the word out.
Let’s make downtown Elk Rapids an evening place to see, be seen and shop. And not just on Wednesday nights.
Posted on 28 March 2013
Here are the results. Click on the headings to view the actual documents.
From the document introduction: “The Elk Rapids Village Council is considering a proposal to eliminate portions of the residential parking requirements in the Central Business District (CBD) in the Zoning and Unified Development Code. A survey of the CBD property owners and an associated informal parking analysis were created to aide the Council in a more informed decision.
The data collected in this assessment provides both a qualitative and quantitative perspective on the previously undocumented parking activity associated with the residential land use in the district and the variables that impact this activity. Additionally, data was compiled on parking availability and prioritization of space within the district that can be utilized to inform future commercial and residential land use planning and the associated decision making process.”
This document contains parcel by parcel raw data on owners and number of rental units that was used to prepare the assessment.
Posted on 24 March 2013
Dredging has been in the news a lot lately.
Four years ago, funding topped $60 million. This year, it was expected to be about half that and could be slashed further by cuts to the federal budget resulting from the sequester. The total price tag to cover all the commercial dredging needs on the lakes is about $100 million, according to the Army Corps of Engineers, which maintains the harbors and channels.
To hold even, the lakes need about $40 million in dredging a year, said Jim Weakley, president of the Lake Carriers Association, an Ohio-based trade group representing companies that move 115 million tons of cargo across the Great Lakes every year. Without that, the backlog keeps growing. Committing $60 million a year could clear the backlog in a decade, he said, but that depends on whether water levels continue to drop. Freep
Posted on 19 March 2013
Meijer presented plan modifications that included adding around 4800 square feet to the store, as well as less noticeably changes like moving the location of the pharmacy and bottle return. The commission approved the changes in an unanimous vote. UpNorthLive
Posted on 18 March 2013
Here are a few of the changes taking place in the Village now:
The W Group – Now on River Street
Façade update coming soon.
EZ Mart on U.S. 31
River Grill on Ames Street