On The March To Help Area Veterans
By Al Parker | June 23, 2018
At 22, Michael Roof (pictured) needed a little help. Fresh out of the U.S. Marines, he had a wife and newborn child, but just lost his job. Rent was due and bills were piling up when a veterans’ assistance program stepped up.
“They paid for groceries and the rent,” recalls Roof, who now has a chance to support other needy veterans as the new Director of Grand Traverse County’s Office of Veterans Affairs.
Roof estimates there are about 20,000 veterans in Grand Traverse, Benzie and Leelanau Counties – the area his office serves – but according to data from the Veterans Administration, less than ...
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Today Saturday, June 23, 2018
Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers MarketLocal produce, baked goods, flowers & plants every Sat. from May - Oct. Wednesday markets start the first Weds ...
45th Parallel Paddle FestivalFeaturing a 6 mile race, recreational 3 mile race & Universal Duathlon. Lunch, awards & after party at ...
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Barn Restoration WorkshopJune 18-23. Hosted by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The workshop will address repairing “stone masonry walls ...
Brandon's BreakfastThis breakfast fundraiser will honor a nephew of a family attending Fellowship Church. Brandon died by suicide a ...
Frankfort48 Film ContestJune 21-23. Filmmakers have 48 hours to create a short film celebrating northern MI. There will be prizes ...
Live Painting DemonstrationA free, live demo by OPA awards juror Roger Dale Brown.
Oil Painters of America Juried Summer Salon ShowFeaturing about 230 pieces by many top oil painters. An opening reception will be held on Fri., June ...
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