Yearly Archives: 2016


Greater Realtors Donates Medical Service Dog to Veteran

Southfield, MI: The Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (GMAR), the top local association of REALTORS® in the state of Michigan, held its second annual “Gives Thanks” party on November 18 at Punch Bowl Social Detroit. The party celebrated and honored service men and women and veterans, as well as the entire GMAR membership. This was the second fundraiser of the year to raise enough money to train a medical service dog to assist a Michigan military veteran through Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs.

MDARD, Michigan Farm Bureau Joint Statement on the 21st Century Infrastructure Commission Report

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams and Michigan Farm Bureau Board of Directors member Ben LaCross, who is also a Leelanau County cherry grower, today applauded the recommendations made in Governor Snyder’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission report. Both LaCross and Clover Adams represented the state’s agricultural community on the Infrastructure Commission since its inception in April 2016.

Consumers Energy Offers Eight Tips to Enjoy a Safe and Bright Holiday Season

Consumers Energy is offering Michigan residents tips for avoiding holiday-related fire hazards while enjoying the season’s festivities. “This is a very special time of year for many who celebrate holidays with family and friends. Because safety is at the heart of everything we do at Consumers Energy, our goal is for everyone to safely enjoy this memorable time,” said Mary Palkovich, vice president of energy delivery for Consumers Energy.

Congresswoman Lawrence Statement on the Nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of HUD

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today released a statement regarding the nomination by the Trump administration of Dr. Ben Carson as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Stormwater Management & Water Quality Stakeholders Open House

Local Stakeholders are invited to the first in a series of three public meetings to provide input to help shape the future of stormwater management and water quality protection in the City of Traverse City.

CMS Energy Names Jean-Francois Brossoit as Vice President of Transformation and Shared Services

CMS Energy announced today that Jean-Francois Brossoit, an executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience in manufacturing industries, has been named vice president of transformation and shared services

Public open house to discuss proposed I-475 reconstruction between Carpenter Road and Clio Road

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host a public open house to discuss work planned on I-475 from Carpenter Road to Clio Road in Mt. Morris and Genesee townships. This project includes reconstruction of the roadway and redesign of the Saginaw Road interchange, and is planned for 2018-2019. MDOT staff are seeking public input on the proposed improvements and the construction staging.

Help Is Available: Consumers Energy’s CARE Program Gives Michigan Residents Tools to Stay Warm...

More than 16,000 Michigan households will receive assistance from Consumers Energy to stay warm this winter through its CARE program, part of the energy provider’s commitment to extend help to its customers facing hardship.

Consumers Energy’s Hunting Policy Protects Safety of Workers, Neighbors

With the much-anticipated opening day of Michigan’s firearm deer season Tuesday, Consumers Energy offers a reminder that hunting is not allowed on its property, with the exception of its hydro properties in the northern Lower Peninsula

M-94 reconstruction in Manistique finishes Friday

Work on the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) M-94 reconstruction project in Manistique is wrapping up Friday, bringing the summer's detour to an end.

Consumers Energy Shares Natural Gas Safety, Energy Efficiency Tips for Winter

With at least one longtime farming periodical predicting cold, harsh winter weather for Michigan, Consumers Energy is offering important tips to help keep residents safe and warm throughout the heating season.

Huron County Receives $50,000 Grant to Alleviate Economic Impact of Harbor Beach Power Plant...

U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) applauded the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) approval of a $50,000 grant to establish an economic development plan to support capital investment and job creation in Huron County in light of the closure of DTE’s Harbor Beach power plant:

Roseville Woman Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud Scheme, Will Pay More Than $60,000 in Restitution

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that Asima Khan, of Roseville, was sentenced on one felony count of Larceny $1,000 - $20,000, for her role in running a mortgage modification scam across Oakland and Macomb Counties.

Consumers Energy to Install Safety Buoys Below Tippy Dam

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- Consumers Energy next week will install safety buoys at Tippy Dam, continuing its effort to warn the public away from potentially unsafe areas immediately downstream of hydro facilities.

Michigan Owners of Sixteen Adult Foster Care Homes Indicted for Failure to Pay Employment...

A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Oct. 19 and unsealed today, charging the owners of adult foster care homes located throughout Michigan with 60 counts of failing to account for and pay over employment taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo, head of the Justice Department’s Tax Division


New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.


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