Media Stories 2013

AmeriCorps VISTA Members Receiving Little Pay Due to Shutdown

9&10 News, October 14, 2013

The shutdown is having an impact on some young people in Northern Michigan. AmeriCorps VISTA members work for non-profits for a year, all while living on a stipend that covers just their necessities. As the shutdown lingers on, they say they are only receiving some of their pay.

SEEDS Summer Day Camp Teaches Students to Expand their Horizons

Manistee News Advocate, June 12, 2013

The summer program at Kaleva Norman Dickson combined with the program at CASMAN Academy. "The whole idea of the program is to give kids exposure to things they normally wouldn't get the chance to take part in," said SEEDS coordinator Ben Parsons.

Profile: Sarna Salzman

Michigan Nightlight, May 21, 2013

"I dream of the day when it is true that every child finds that learning how to eat - from the garden to the table - is as natural as playing a video game, when playing outside is as instinctive as turning on a TV, and when adults pay less attention to test scores and more attention to emotional health."

Uniting the Community with Food

Manistee News Advocate, May 18, 2013

Several Manistee-area organizations believe that the fresher the food, the healthier and tasty it is. That's what's behind the Manistee County Live Well Program's 100 garden campaign and also the push to promote and expand area farmers markets.

Planting SEEDS of Community

Second Wave, April 23, 2013

Young people can learn to cook and sculpt through SEEDS After School programs; play music, practice yoga, or hone skills in martial arts or dance.

Manistee County Schools Celebrate Earth Day

Manistee News Advocate, April 22, 2013

Monday's warm spring-like weather provided a perfect setting for area students and environmentally-conscious adults to celebrate the 43rd Annual Earth Day.

Northern Michigan Event: Third Annual Benzie County Water Festival

My North, April 4, 2013

Northern Michigan Events: The Benzie County Water Festival is a unique event designed to engage the public in the stewardship of the Great Lakes, the response to the global freshwater crisis, and the cultivation of a vibrant and sustainable local culture. This year's theme is: "Under the Surface."

LiveWell Expo Aims for a Healthier Manistee

Manistee News Advocate, February 21, 2013

The purpose of the expo and the LiveWell Manistee County Campaign is to get people healthier and "make them more aware of the options they have to by physically active and eat healthier."

Public-Private Partnerships Power Business Efficiency

Michigan Land Use Institute, January 31, 2013

"You’d never know it driving by, but tucked into a nondescript warehouse district just south of town is an office and production space so airy and dazzling that it would turn heads in the hippest urban enclaves.

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