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Michigan travel blog features Fenton restaurants

From huge jelly and peanut butter doughnuts at Crust as well as humongous sandwiches at The Laundry, to pasta portions at Fenton House, Fenton is starting to reap the honors of their increasing reputation as a destination for foodies.

Boasting over fifty 50 restaurants, Fenton has now officially been greeted as one of seven “Must-See Michigan Destinations” for this year by Awesome Mitten, which is a guest blog on the popular site Michigan.org (Michigan’s travel and tourism website). Read more »

Gray wolf issue hits Mount Shasta

This morning, California Fish and Game Commission would be in Mount Shasta for the probable confirmation of their findings to list gray wolf as a species that belongs to endangered category. A meeting is scheduled to take place at the Mount Shasta Sisson Museum at 8:30 am.
The draft findings propose of the commission says that the Commission determines that there is sufficient evidence in the record to indicate that designating the gray wolf as an endangered species under CESA is warranted at this time …. the gray wolf shall be listed as endangered.”
The whole process started with a petition submitted in 2012 handed by Big Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, the Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center and the Environmental Protection Information Center that asked the FGC to list the gray wolf under California Endangered Species Act.
FGC code says that an animal is considered for the list is it is a native species or subspecies of a mammal, bird, amphibian, fish, reptile or plant that is in serious danger of becoming extinct throughout all, or an important portion, of its range due to one or more causes, including loss of habitat, overexploitation, change in habitat, competition, disease or predation.
The draft findings of the commission states that CESA, FGC as well as other applicable rules do not need a species to have uninterrupted breeding population in California in order to meet the definition of “threatened” and “endangered.” Presently, there are no known constituted wolf populations in the state, and as of now there have only been intermittent visits by a wolf designated as OR-7 over the last few years.

This morning, California Fish and Game Commission would be in Mount Shasta for the probable confirmation of their findings to list gray wolf as a species that belongs to endangered category. A meeting is scheduled to take place at the Mount Shasta Sisson Museum at 8:30 am.

The draft findings propose of the commission says that the Commission determines that there is sufficient evidence in the record to indicate that designating the gray wolf as an endangered species under CESA is warranted at this time …. the gray wolf shall be listed as endangered.”

The whole process started with a petition submitted in 2012 handed by Big Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, the Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center and the Environmental Protection Information Center that asked the FGC to list the gray wolf under California Endangered Species Act.

FGC code says that an animal is considered for the list is it is a native species or subspecies of a mammal, bird, amphibian, fish, reptile or plant that is in serious danger of becoming extinct throughout all, or an important portion, of its range due to one or more causes, including loss of habitat, overexploitation, change in habitat, competition, disease or predation.

The draft findings of the commission states that CESA, FGC as well as other applicable rules do not need a species to have uninterrupted breeding population in California in order to meet the definition of “threatened” and “endangered.” Presently, there are no known constituted wolf populations in the state, and as of now there have only been intermittent visits by a wolf designated as OR-7 over the last few years.

University of Michigan to manage Wayne County Medical Examiners office

At the beginning of this month, the University of Michigan and Wayne County Commission get set to a 3 year deal for school to control the medical examiners office. The contract, which is worth US$ 16.7 million, would heighten forensic operations at office as per to a press release from the nation. The deal goes into effect from 1st October.
Robert Ficano, the Wayne County Executive, told that the brand new deal would further enhance and expand forensic improvements as well as academic programs there – at a lovely benefit to the Wayne County.
Robert Ficano reportedly told that their collaborative partnership with University of Michigan Health System as well as the Medical Examiners Office started in 2011s October, and has resulted in cost savings, enhanced productivity as well as new educational scopes for pathologists.
He further added that the brand new operating arrangement with the U-M would now enable Wayne County Medical Examiners Office to be a premier learning as well as forensic facility with access to advanced laboratory resources and facilities.
The office is one of the fussiest of its kind in the country, with over two thousand and five hundred forensic investigations each year. According to reports, Anatomic Pathology and MLabs at the U-M Department of Pathologys director Jeffrey L. Myers told that they are very much excited when it comes to expanding their relationship with Wayne County.

At the beginning of this month, the University of Michigan and Wayne County Commission get set to a 3 year deal for school to control the medical examiners office. The contract, which is worth US$ 16.7 million, would heighten forensic operations at office as per to a press release from the nation. The deal goes into effect from 1st October.

Robert Ficano, the Wayne County Executive, told that the brand new deal would further enhance and expand forensic improvements as well as academic programs there – at a lovely benefit to the Wayne County.

Robert Ficano reportedly told that their collaborative partnership with University of Michigan Health System as well as the Medical Examiners Office started in 2011s October, and has resulted in cost savings, enhanced productivity as well as new educational scopes for pathologists.

He further added that the brand new operating arrangement with the U-M would now enable Wayne County Medical Examiners Office to be a premier learning as well as forensic facility with access to advanced laboratory resources and facilities.

The office is one of the fussiest of its kind in the country, with over two thousand and five hundred forensic investigations each year. According to reports, Anatomic Pathology and MLabs at the U-M Department of Pathologys director Jeffrey L. Myers told that they are very much excited when it comes to expanding their relationship with Wayne County.

Mount Shasta: Saturday bout is part of project

Acacia Coates, a Weed High School senior, is serving Jefferson State Roller Derby squad grooms for Saturday nights bout as part of her senior program. Acacia told that competitive sports interest as a way of formulating sportsmanship and to develop you for the actual world. She added that she believe that competitive sports are more positive compared negative, rather than getting things handed to you, in the real world you have to earn what you want.
Acacia feels that playing competitive sports is a good way to learn how to link with others and how to have an aim and work hard to reach it. Even though she could not take part in bouts till she is 18 years old, Acacia is a member of Jefferson State team that is scheduled to arrange Sis-Q Rollerz of Medford Saturday at the Shastice Park in Mount Shasta.
Her job is to ensure all the things is running very smoothly in the event. The doors got open for the bout at 5:30 pm as well as the derby begins at 6 pm.  Tickets are US$ 10 in advance and US$ 12 at door. Regina Weston, the state president of Jefferson, emphasized that it would be a kid friendly event. She added that they are all mothers, as well as their families are very heavily involved in the team.
In an attempt to get younger people excited regarding roller derby the Jefferson State squad is offering special ticket rating to the students. People who would show student ID card at the door could bought a ticket for US$ 5. Kids under ten years and under would be admitted free.

Acacia Coates, a Weed High School senior, is serving Jefferson State Roller Derby squad grooms for Saturday nights bout as part of her senior program. Acacia told that competitive sports interest as a way of formulating sportsmanship and to develop you for the actual world. She added that she believe that competitive sports are more positive compared negative, rather than getting things handed to you, in the real world you have to earn what you want.

Acacia feels that playing competitive sports is a good way to learn how to link with others and how to have an aim and work hard to reach it. Even though she could not take part in bouts till she is 18 years old, Acacia is a member of Jefferson State team that is scheduled to arrange Sis-Q Rollerz of Medford Saturday at the Shastice Park in Mount Shasta.

Her job is to ensure all the things is running very smoothly in the event. The doors got open for the bout at 5:30 pm as well as the derby begins at 6 pm.  Tickets are US$ 10 in advance and US$ 12 at door. Regina Weston, the state president of Jefferson, emphasized that it would be a kid friendly event. She added that they are all mothers, as well as their families are very heavily involved in the team.

In an attempt to get younger people excited regarding roller derby the Jefferson State squad is offering special ticket rating to the students. People who would show student ID card at the door could bought a ticket for US$ 5. Kids under ten years and under would be admitted free.

Michigan DREAMJOB Summit

Michigan has secured over a quarter million jobs since the early 2010, stated the University of Michigan. Some believe that this program would add 130000 in the following two years. Recently, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation declared the state’s matchmaking summit to spotlight the city as a magnificent place to work and live. The employment seeking people are coming from all over the country.

The summit named Pure Michigan DREAMJOB is all set to take place on 13th June, 2014 at the Ford Field, with over hundred of the state’s top business wanting to meet right job candidates with some innovative matchmaking format.

Rick Snyder, the Governor, stated that talent is a great advantage of this city and it is required by developing businesses. The Pure Michigan DREAMJOB summit would bring together both job seekers and great companies to build their future here. He added that it would be that it will be the skills, knowledge and hard work of our workforce that separate Michigan from others in a competitive global marketplace. This is a showcase opportunity for all that makes Michigan a great place to live, work, build a business and enjoy unique quality of life.

Over hundred Michigan employers from all over the state would look to fill in one thousand jobs with the help of an innovative format. Each employer will would have their own booth for walk ups and would also have private space for interviews.

Isle Royale National Park’s is concerned

For visitors of the Isle Royale National Park in Michigan, nothing baffles the thrill of a wolf’s howl stabbing an otherwise silent night. Experiences like this are becoming rare and it may disappear very soon.

The population of the grey wolf has gone down steadily in recent times at the Isle Royale, a heavily wooded ground in Lake Superior which is among the least traveled of the national parks in United States as of its remote places, a 6 hour ferryboat ride from the mainland of Michigan.

There were just 8 wolves last winter, the newest since 1950; even though it is believed that a couple of pups were born this year. In the last few years, the population of wolves was 23 in average. Researchers believed that disease as well as temporary deficit of the moose on which the wolves feast is responsible for the recent drop-off.

The moose and wolves are subjects of the longest running research of a predator prey relationship in an ecosystem that raises a serious question for scientists whether they interfere to save the wolves or allow nature take its course

The matter is forcing t he park managers to make an uneasy selection between their old hands off policy to wildlife as well as making sure that Isle Royale bears on to have wolves, an old drawing card for visitors and a point of pride.

Pure Michigan unveiled new photo contest

Pure Michigan is looking for a peek at the best Michigan memories. Michigan Economic Development Corp. that handles Pure Michigan tourism started a Michigan Moments photo competition earlier today. The winner would get his/her snap featured in Pure Michigan Travel Guide 214; one million copies of the guide would be printed.

This is the contest’s 2nd year. Last year, they received more than 3300 snaps. Last year, the snaps could be handed through 10th November on Pure Michigan Facebook page. People can also post the snaps on Twitter or Instagram along with #puremichigancontest hashtag.

Starting from 11th Nov to 17th Nov, Facebook users would be able to vote for the champ from ten finalists.

Pure Michigan is looking for a snap that best represents the character and quality of Pure Michigan, as per a blog post on michigan.org site. Last year, the winning snap was clicked by Sean Chess of Coldwater. The snap was of a the St. Joseph lighthouse.

It has been very long that Jared Dellario has backed Michigan grown products as one of the top chefs in Kalamazoo. Beginning in 2014, Casa Bolero’s Executive Chef plans to show the state’s cuisine, farmers and agriculture by traveling around the state, creating a cook book and meeting small farmers.

Dellario said that he want to do this book to represent his end of being a chef in Michigan. This is really not his sign off but it encapsulates what he had done here in the state. Not that he is going anywhere.

Kircher included in ‘new’ Michigan Travel Commission

Recently, Governor Rick Snyder appointed Boyne Resorts’ eastern operations president Stephen Kircher as one of Michigan Travel Commission’s 4 new members. As member of the commission, their job would be to promote as well as enhance the travel and tourism industry of Michigan through its work within Michigan Economic Development Corp. in serving associations as well as non-profit organizations.

In a statement, Snyder stated these individuals bring great backgrounds and extensive experiences in travel and tourism to the commission, and he is quite confident that they would do great work to show all that Michigan has to offer.

Kircher supervises the development works for Boyne Resorts in Tennessee, New Hampshire, Maine, Montana and Michigan. Kircher replaces Harbor Springs’ Frank Ettawageshik, an ex Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians chairman as well as present executive director at the United Tribes of Michigan.

Other appointments were Christian Overland, The Henry Ford’s executive vice president, from Ysilanti; Michigan’s Adventure’s vice president and general manager Camille Jourden-Mark, from Muskegon; and Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth’s president and chief operating officer William Parlberg. Appointees could serve two terms. Their present term would end on 20th August, 2017.

More travelers from Michigan will hit the road in Labor Day weekend compared to last year, predicted AAA Michigan. Around 1.2 million Michigan people would travel sixty miles or more from their home from 29th August, Thursday to 2nd September, Monday. The figure is up to one percent compared to previous year. Nationally, 34.1 million people would travel during the holiday, which is up 4.2 percent over the year 2012, suggesting a better economy.