Bill would float marinas a state loan for dredging costs

REGION - Drops in water levels of the Great Lakes are prompting lawmakers to protect summer recreational boating.A House proposal would award emergency state loans to commercially-owned marinas for dredging services that will let pleasure boaters more easily dock their crafts. As temperatures get warmer...

CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT: A stroll through the Village of Chartwell

EAST BAY TOWNSHIP - To call the Village of Chartwell an "ambitious project" is an understatement, considering the planning already done in preparation for the first phase of development.Developer Joel R. Myler is proud of the village, and it clearly showed as we recently toured...

Eastport’s Pine Hill Nursery keeps growing and growing

EASTPORT - It's a real stretch to think about flowers and gardens in northern Michigan in the middle of April. But at Pine Hill Nursery & Landscaping, greenhouses are already a sea of plants and staff preparing for the mid-May crush of customers.Ralph and Sandy...

Chrysler: what drove him to greatness

"We thank Thee, O God, for all the goodness and courage which have passed from the life of thy servant, Walter Perry Chrysler, into the lives of others, and have left the world richer for his presence," said Reverend Underwood on August 20, 1940. Forty-nine...

CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT: Interest building in straw bale homes

In the fairy tale, the straw house was the first to get blown down by the wolf. But in reality, homes constructed with straw can be as durable as brick.Concerns about our environment and our dwindling natural resources are causing many to research and build...

Craft House plant to close this summer

KALKASKA - Approximately 125 employees will lose their jobs this summer when Craft House Corp., Kalkaska's fifth-largest employer, will close its doors as part of a consolidation effort."We've had dual locations (in Kalkaska and Toledo, Ohio) for many years," said Bryan Romberg, vice president of...

Websites of Area Businesses

An Affair to Remember, Benzoniahttp://msnhomepages.talkcity.com/primetimeave/partygirl49616Brakel Construction, Traverse Citywww.brakelconstruction.comGourdie/Fraser & Associates, Inc., Traverse Citywww.gourdiefraser.comInsync Consultary Technologists, Aldenwww.insyncnorth.comRiverside Marina Hunting & Fishing Center, Bellairewww.riverside-marina.com/Sanderson Woodcraft, Inc., Traverse Citywww.sandersonwoodcraft.comShoreline Container, Traverse Citywww.shorelinecontainer.comSend us your business web site for a FREE listing in the News! biznews@traverse.com....