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October 23, 2014 | John Amrhein | Small government boards share unique governance considerations with boards of small nonprofits.
October 23, 2014 | Diana Fair | Ebola is a virus that mainly occurs in Africa. There the virus is present in animals which aren’t affected, but people can contract the virus from these animals and then spread it to other human beings.
October 21, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Planning officials in Charlevoix County will have the opportunity get up-to-date information on water quality, recreation and critical issues during an October 30 workshop.
October 17, 2014 | Elaine M. Bush | When a large disaster occurs, local emergency response agencies may be overwhelmed and unable to immediately meet the needs of those affected. Trained volunteers can safely provide support to victims until emergency responders arrive.
October 8, 2014 | Kaitlin Koch | From large to small scale events, Michigan residents are gearing up to celebrate National Food Day on October 24.
October 3, 2014 | Mark Hitchcock | Iosco county team liked what they saw in Petoskey in 2012 and committed to bringing the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference to the Sunrise Coast.
October 2, 2014 | Brad Neumann | Each Halloween, the scariest of ghouls and goblins invade the streets of every town. Watch where they stalk, for those neighborhoods crawling with the most monsters will demonstrate the best characteristics of traditional neighborhood design.
October 2, 2014 | Beth Clawson | Garbage to Garden is a composting workshop for community gardens, school gardens, urban farms and food establishments.
October 1, 2014 | Mike Schira | Moderate growing temperatures along with adequate rain help to encourage plant development and growth. This enhanced growth can add to fuel loads and pose an additional threat to structures should a fire get started.
September 26, 2014 | Diane Smith | Mayra Martinez and her family built a successful restaurant and full service catering business. Upcoming plans include branching into food processing. The lessons Mayra learned in the process and her words of advice for other packaged food entrepreneurs.
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Date: Oct 27, 2014 - Oct 28, 2014
Location: Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan
Date: Oct 30, 2014
Date: Oct 30, 2014
Location: Charlevoix Public Library, 220 W. Clinton St., Charlevoix
- 4-H Citizenship & Service
- 4-H Junior Citizen Planner
- 4-H Military Family Programs
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Conflict Smoothies
- Facilitative Leadership
- Heritage Tourism
- Land Use Education Services
- Michigan Citizen Planner
- Michigan Fresh
- Michigan Local Government Benchmarking Consortium
- Michigan MarketMaker
- RELAX: Alternatives to Anger
- Understanding Community Food Systems in Michigan
- Wildfire & Firewise
- Worksite Wellness