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Paul Oliver receives scholarship

FRANKFORT – Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital received a $ 94,320 grant from the Anchor and Heart Endowment of the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation.

The grant will support Paul Oliver’s new specialist clinic in Frankfurt, which “offers local services for patients and families in the fields of cardiology, obstetrics / gynecology, orthopedic surgery, sleep disorders, wound care and urology, which they can make use of”. to a release.

“Supporting this new clinic is an opportunity to improve access to vital health services in Frankfurt and Benzie County as a whole,” said Steve Wade, vice president of Community Impact at the Community Foundation, in the press release. “Accessible health care is critical to building healthy, resilient, and thriving communities in our region.”

The Anchor and Heart Endowment was founded in 2007. The foundation grants Paul Oliver grants and provides medical care for the residents of Benzie County. The foundation currently has $ 2.9 million in assets and has provided the Paul Oliver with more than $ 1 million in grants since its inception.

Women Who Care conference set

BENZONIA – The Benzie County 100+ Women Who Care will have their regular quarterly meeting on October 6th on the top floor of Mills Community House in Benzonia.

Entry is at 5 p.m. The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Any woman can attend the organization’s meetings, but only members can give a presentation and vote for the winning charity. New members are welcome and can register at the October 6th meeting.

Benzie County’s 100+ Women Who Care donated $ 12,900 to the Honor Area Restoration Project at its July meeting. Benzie County’s 100+ Women Who Care have donated $ 119,400 to Benzie County charities as of October 2018 and now has 130 members.

For more information, email [email protected] or call Susan Goff (231-882-9373) or Mary Kay Stemple (231-352-8123).

Cherryland Cares is giving away $ 15,025

GRAWN – Cherryland Electric Cooperative awarded $ 15,025 to three nonprofits in the area as part of its Cherryland Cares program.

The Leelanau County Cancer Foundation received $ 9,500 for non-medical grants for cancer patients, the Acme Christian Thrift Store received $ 4,000 for personal protective equipment, food, and cleaning supplies, and the Betsie Valley Community Center received $ 1,525 for upgrading their dental cart.

Cherryland Cares is funded by members who round their monthly Cherryland electricity bills to the nearest dollar. The program awarded $ 52,105 to local nonprofits in 2021 and $ 614,776.60 since the program began in 2006.

The charity fund is overseen by a group of five volunteer members of the Cherryland Electric Cooperative who review grant applications and distribute funds to organizations seeking help.

Impact100 TC names recipients

TRAVERSE CITY – Impact100 Traverse City announced three nonprofit recipients of $ 330,000 in grants at its annual meeting.

Cognition, the Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology, and the Grass River Natural Area received $ 110,000 in grants for 2021 following a membership vote. The grants to fund transformative projects came from 330 women, who each donated $ 1,000 to the organization this year.

The other two finalists were El Grupo Norte Youth Cycling and North Country Trail Association. The finalists are in five focus areas: Art & Culture, Education, Environment & Recreation, Family and Health & Wellness.

Impact100 has set itself the goal of increasing its membership to 500 so that a grant of US $ 100,000 can be awarded in each of the focus areas.

To join in 2022, apply for a scholarship or for more information visit or send an email to [email protected] Impact100 TC has donated $ 1,452,000 to nonprofits in the five-county region since it was founded five years ago.

Copper Ridge introduces lasers

TRAVERSE CITY – The Copper Ridge Surgery Center was the first outpatient surgery center in northern Michigan to offer same-day treatment for kidney stones and benign enlarged prostates with the MOSES Pulse 120H, according to a press release. The minimally invasive laser technology is manufactured by the Lumenis company.

Copper Ridge performs more than 22,000 surgical cases annually. Access to the new MOSES laser is intended to “facilitate same-day discharge for patients undergoing lithotripsy or a MOSES-BPH vaporization procedure,” the statement said.

For more information about Copper Ridge, visit or call (231) 392-8900.

Weathering program available

TRAVERSE CITY – The Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency wishes to remind residents of the federally funded Weatherization Assistance Program.

Winterizing in cold weather can cost 16.3 percent to heat a low-income home compared to 3.5 percent for other households, according to the press release. According to the press release, weathering can cut heating costs by 30 percent in cold weather.

Once an application for the program is approved, homeowners will receive an energy audit “to determine the most cost-effective measures that can be taken on their home,” the statement said. Three measures in the program are Mechanical, Shell and Health & Safety.

For more information on the program or to apply, visit or contact Emily Bronkema at (231) 947-3780 or [email protected]

CFS receives several grants

TRAVERSE CITY – Child and Family Services has received several service grants from community partners since January 2021.

Scholarships were for the CFS Behavioral Health Department (Baiardi Family Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan Health Endowment Fund, The Walmart Foundation (Gaylord); YouthWork (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District / Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan Community Service Commission, The National Park Foundation, The Oleson Foundation); Youth Services (Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation / Families in Action for Youth Endowment, The Walmart Foundation (Traverse City); Foster Care (Benzie County Community Chest, Cadillac Area Community Foundation, Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Manistee County Community Foundation, Cherryland Electric Cooperative, The Walmart Foundation (Petoskey), Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation) and general support (Begonia Charitable Foundation, Grand Traverse R egional Community Foundation Focus Fund, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Urgent Needs Fund, Rotary Club of Traverse City, St. John’s Episcopal Church, The Art and Mary Schmuckal Foundation, The Les and Anne Biederman Foundation, Zonta Club of Traverse City); Angel Fund for Client Needs (Optimist Club of Traverse City, Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.)

Child & Family Services has locations in Traverse City, Harbor Springs and Gaylord.

Chamber cuts the tape

EAST JORDAN – The East Jordan Chamber of Commerce recently carried out three transitions for businesses in the area.

The events marked the openings for Cellar 1914 and The Maple Tree in East Jordan and Breezeway Paddlesports to River Park in Ellsworth.

Cellar 1914 is located at 101 Main Street in Suite A of the Cannonball Building. The company celebrates the centenary farm that the Shooks family has owned for more than 100 years. Contact them at or (231) 495-1775.

The Maple Tree is located at 109 Main Street. Contact The Maple Tree at (231) 675-2832 or on their Facebook page.

Breezeway Paddlesports is a kayak kiosk rental in River Park. For more information, please call (231) 536-0006 or

Voluntary tax advisors wanted

TRAVERSE CITY – The Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency is hiring volunteer income tax preparers for the upcoming tax season.

NMCAA filed more than 2,500 tax returns in 10 counties for the 2020-2021 tax season, which, according to a press release, “returned more than $ 5 million to the community”.

More volunteers are needed to provide free tax assistance to low to middle income families in need. Volunteers become an IRS certified tax preparer at the end of their training, which begins in mid-October.

The NMCAA offers free tax returns for those earning $ 66,000 per year or less, all seniors, people with disabilities, or those with limited English speaking.

Interested volunteers should email [email protected] or call Meg at (231) 346-2188.

Consumer adds charging options

JACKSON – Consumers Energy announced a new program during National Drive Electric Week.

The company’s Bring Your Own Charger program “rewards EV owners financially for charging their vehicles at home overnight,” according to a press release. All Consumers Energy private electrical customers with electric vehicles are eligible to participate.

You can find more information about the program at



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