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Marcelo Betti immigration lawyer immigration attorney JFON-MI Justice For Our Neighbors Traverse City Michigan The Betsie Current
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Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach

Benzie Bus offering Nite Owl rides on Saturday, October 27, 2018 By Aubrey Ann Parker Current Editor Do you know any young people who are in a hurry to grow up? If so, warn them—adult life does not have nearly enough costume parties. Children…
Dr. Katie Krezoski-Evans Dr. Cyrus Ghaemi Empire Family Clinic The Betsie Current newspaper Q&A question and answer
Honor Area Restoration Project Jim's Join BBQ Betsie Current
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Not Just a Fishy Face: Four New Businesses Open in Honor

Village of Honor has added four new businesses and revitalized some of the older ones.
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Frankfort48 Film Festival

Filmmakers and film enthusiasts invited to participate
Thompsonville SummerFest 2017 Shirley Damore Sarah May human services coordinator for Benzie County
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The Sun Shines in Thomponsville

17th Annual SummerFest provides family fun and community resources
Carolyn Thayer owner of Designs In Bloom Frankfort landscape designer Plant It Wild The Betsie Current native plants
Full-sized baby’s breath Elberta Beach Emily Cook The Betsie Current
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Benzie’s Decoration Man

When the holidays arrive, Marley’s decorations thrive. By Jacob Wheeler Current Editor Back when he was a student at Benzie Central, native son Marley Demers got the idea to place Christmas decorations in the school cafeteria. He contacted…
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From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock

A Benzie Thanksgiving among the Dakota Sioux to protest an oil pipeline. By Jacob Wheeler Current Editor “They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took…
The 2016 presidential primary helped to close the gap between the number of Benzie County’s registered voters who vote (in blue) compared with the number who do not vote (in red). Graphic by Aubrey Ann Parker.
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Voting in Benzie County

A look at voter registration and turnout
The Platte River will have seen a record number of visitors at the end of July, according to predictions. Photo courtesy of Joe Lachowski/Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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