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GTASFA Weekly Fishing League Kicks Off

Traverse City, Michigan Wednesday May 15, 2013 – The Grand Traverse Area Sport Fishing Association will kick off its 2013 Weekly Fishing League at the Elmwood Township Launch on West Grand Traverse Bay. The Weekly Fishing League takes place most Wednesday nights through out the summer at different ports across Northern Michigan. The first night of league is an all species night on West Grant Traverse Bay. Entry is $10 each night per registered angler. Anglers are welcome to fish the league for points of only show up for a couple nights. Registration will start at 5pm at the launch. Fishing will take place from 6pm til 9pm on West Bay. Weigh-in after fishing. Heaviest fish wins. Payouts are determined by the number of entries. Top 3 largest fish win cash prizes. 1st place also wins a trophy. A complete schedule of league nights and locations is available at www.GTASFA.com

For more information go to www.GTASFA.com or League Director Steveo Joslin 231.342.8442

All legal fishing methods ar permitted. A valid Michigan fishing license is required.

The Grand Traverse Area Sport Fishing Association is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting fishing lifestyle and heritage, serving in Grand Traverse, Benzie, Leelanau, Kalkaska & Antrim counties. With over 300 members GTASFA's mission to make fishing bigger and better in Northern Michigan by welcoming those new to the sport and giving experienced anglers the cutting-edge information they need to succeed.

Petoskey Is Calling You Home This Weekend

Get A View From The Top Of Old Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN: The History Center of Traverse City (HCTC) unveils two new exhibits on Wednesday, May 1st “Traverse History From Above” aerial photos from the 1920’s through the 1970’s (media photos available upon request). Take this step back in time, and you will also have the opportunity to view the HCTC's major new traveling exhibit: "The Grand Traverse Region: Vibrant Reinvention." experience the launch of this full, sweeping review of our area's history!

The aerial exhibit covers areas including: The State Hospital, Front Street, Bay front, Central Neighborhood, Civic Center area, Iron works and with other amazing shots.

“The traveling exhibit was professionally designed, "Vibrant Reinvention," and was made possible with a major grant from the Michigan Humanities Council”, said Peg Siciliano, Archivist. “Each of its 12 panels explores a separate topic, such as "School Days," "Commerce and Shopping," or "Culture and the 'Good Life', said Siciliano. This exhibit can be displayed as a whole, or each panel can stand on its own. Individual panels will be available for display at local business and institutions. In an innovative offer, such organizations can arrange for the History Center to research and design an additional "partner panel" which will examine that specific organization's place in our community's history. Anyone interested in this opportunity can contact the History Center.

These exhibits will be featured through Memorial weekend when the Lego “Building Blocks” exhibit returns and is open Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm. Don’t miss Children’s fun includes: excavating for fossils, copper ingots and arrowheads in 2,000 pounds of cherry pits and exploring hands-on the train and logging industry in our Children’s Cupola.

“We are focused on a family friendly education experience for families, students and visitors interested in our wonderful local history”; stated Bill Kennis – Executive Director of the History Center.

Exhibit open daily. Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm through Memorial weekend then 7 days a week until Labor Day. Cost is $5 for all guests, age 4 and under free. History Center, 322 Sixth Street Traverse City, Michigan 49684 (231) 995-0313, www.traversehistory.org.

Botanical Garden, Traverse City Style

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.- April 29, 2013 - It takes a great deal of time to plan and execute the creation of a botanical garden, but Karen Schmidt of the Botanical Garden Society of Northwest Michigan understands the challenge, and with the help and support of her fellow board members and the great community of Traverse City, she can see the first seeds beginning to sprout. "It takes 15 years to plan a garden and get a shovel in the ground," Schmidt explains to moderator Kimberli Bindschatel. Curious to learn more? Catch the next episode of IN FOCUS, a weekly exploration of local treasures and important local issues on public access UpNorthTV 97 & 992.

The botanical garden will be a public garden, a park free for everyone to explore and learn new things about gardening, different plants, and conservation. The mission is to build a garden that can be open year round, displaying both native and endangered plants. Plans began nearly thirteen years ago, with almost an entire year in meetings just to find a location. Finally, in 2004 a wish was granted, and the Historic Barns Park, on the site of the old Traverse City State Hospital, became home.

Schmidt hopes, along with being a beautiful location for people to explore and admire, the gardens also become a model to teach others how to create sustainable environments through workshops and classes that would be offered. All that is needed now is the support of funds and the community.

The Place To Be, Is Union Stree.....t

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Tomorrow night, Union Street Station will host its weekly "Get it in the Can Night" with a double dose of Dj talent as the bars resident, Dj DomiNate plays host to his once a month engagement "The Hometown Throw down". This gig is another way that DomiNate continues to spotlight and showcase the local Dj talent in the region.

"There are a lot of talented Dj's and producers around here and not enough venues and opportunities for them to perform. Since first starting off my musical career, I've always sought to bring talent with me when possible to share a stage. Over the past few years the clubs, festivals and special events I have performed at have given me many opportunities to do this and now Union Street Station and the "Hometown Throw down" is a excellent way to expose the best of the club Dj culture in the area." - DJ DomiNate

This Wednesday, DomiNate welcomes Dj JR (Josh King) to the stage for a tag-team style night. Having two of the top Dj's in the region together will turn USS into the city's ultimate house party! Stay up with NortherSpin.Com all summer long for schedule of events for Union Street Station and to keep up with DomiNate and the regions club scene.

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