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Kick Off Summer in Traverse City with Michigan's Top Vintages PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andrew McFarlane   
Friday, 08 June 2012 12:33
Celebrate the best vintages from the Grand Traverse Region with the 2012 Traverse City Wine & Art Festival on Saturday, June 30th. Discover the flavors that have captured top honors in head to head national and international competition with wines from California, France and other leading wine regions.

Wine-maker Lee Lutes said of the 2011 harvest: “These wines have lush fruit on both the nose and the palate. They have body in the mouth that only comes from well-developed fruit, and there is a lingering finish that simply begs for food.”

This is Michigan’s only festival celebrating all the senses with some of the region’s finest wine, food, art and music brought together for one spectacular evening. Pair any of more than 125 Leelanau, Old Mission Peninsula and northern Michigan wines with cuisine from the area’s top eateries including Trattoria Stella, Siren Hall, Patisserie Amie and Poppycocks.

Headlining this year’s festival is platinum recording artist Rusted Root. They’ll be joined by Orpheum Bell, Lauren Mann and a medley of music and dance performances throughout the evening. Wander the Food Garden as you sip wines & ciders and explore the work of fine artists on display beneath the canopy of the historic arboretum at the Grand Traverse Commons.  

Recognized by National Geographic as one of the top travel destinations in the world for 2012, Traverse City is home to more than miles of pristine beaches, wilderness and dunes.  “Artists have long been drawn to this region and it comes as no surprise that its beauty has inspired exceptional art and attracted nationally acclaimed artists to make this their home. Northern Michigan is an artist mecca, but all the same it is a rare opportunity to find a gathering of these jewels in one place,” said Dawn Thomas of ArtCenter Traverse City.

The festival is from 3 - 10pm, and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door available at http://traversecitywinefestival.com

 
"Fill Up On Missouri Fun" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Luebbert   
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:24

"Fill Up On Missouri Fun" Break Time Stores Promote Tourism

Jefferson City, Mo. — Exciting announcement! The Missouri Division of Tourism, VisitMO.com and Break Time Convenience Stores have teamed-up for a great summer tourism promotion.

In the “Get More Missouri Per Gallon” contest, June 1 thru Aug. 10, travelers have a chance to win a free, fun-filled Missouri getaway package. Everyone needs gasoline in their car, right? Now, when you “fill ‘er up” at a Break Time, you could be a lucky winner. How? Simple!

Pick up a "Fill Up On Missouri Fun" punch card at any Break Time Convenience Store in Missouri – there are 80 locations scattered across the Show-Me State.

Every time you fill your tank at any Break Time, simply have the clerk punch your entry card. Fill up your gas tank five times during the June thru Aug. 10 promotion and turn in the completed punch card at any Break Time; you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of 12 terrific Missouri getaway packages. But wait! You can enter as many times as you fill a new card.

Find details at any Break Time store. Go to VisitMO.com/Breaktime for information about the 12 exciting Missouri getaway packages.

“Fill up on Missouri fun.” You could be a winner.

About the Missouri Division of Tourism
The Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT) is the official tourism office for the state of Missouri dedicated to marketing Missouri as a premier travel destination. Established in 1967, the Missouri Division of Tourism has worked hard to develop the tourism industry in Missouri to what it is today, an $11.2 billion industry supporting more than 279,000 jobs and generating $627 million in state taxes in Fiscal Year 2011. For every dollar spent on marketing Missouri as a travel destination in FY11, $57.76 was returned in visitor expenditures. For more information on Missouri tourism, go to www.VisitMO.com.

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July 2012 at the Field Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rita Bellouze   
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:43

 
Harkin Announces $11.5 Million for Iowa Air Services PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sen. Tom Harkin   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 13:27
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that 27 Municipal Airports and airport services have been awarded a total of $11,515,836 from the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration. Harkin is a member of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds the DOT.

“Ensuring Iowa’s municipal airports have the resources they need to update, repair, or replace their facilities is important to maintain safety and efficiency.   These airports are important for employers and the operation of companies in local communities,” said Harkin. “The multiple communities affected by these grants will use this funding for a wide variety of activities that will support aviation across the state.”

Details of the funding are as follows:

Arthur N Nue, Carroll-$236,700 for the acquisition of replacement snow removal equipment.

Atlantic Municipal Airport-$510,763 to assist meeting design standards.

Clinton Municipal Airport-$281,146 for the rehabilitation of existing apron pavement.

Creston Municipal Airport-$412,408 to enhance access to the airport.

Davenport Municipal Airport-$233,500 for the rehabilitation of existing runway pavement.

Decorah Municipal Airport-$375,547 for taxiway construction.

Decorah Municipal Airport-$67,500 to update the existing master plan for future airport needs.

Forest City Municipal Airport-$216,000 for the rehabilitation of existing taxiway pavement.

Grinnell Regional Airport-$351,000 for the rehabilitation of existing taxiway pavement.

Guthrie County Regional Airport-$382,500 for construction of a hangar building.

Independence Municipal Airport-$52,200 to update the existing master plan for future airport needs.

James G. Whiting Memorial Field-$585,000 for construction of a hangar building.

Keokuk Municipal Airport-$4,106,172 for the rehabilitation of existing runway pavement.

Mason City Municipal Airport-$886,604 for the rehabilitation of existing parking lot pavement.

Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport-$138,485 for the rehabilitation of existing taxiway pavement.

Muscatine Municipal Airport-$129,088 for the rehabilitation of existing taxiway pavement.

Muscatine Municipal Airport-$50,400 for the removal of obstructions on runway.

Northeast Iowa Regional Airport-$45,000 for the evaluation of environmental issues related to proposed extension of a runway.

Oelwein Municipal Airport-$31,500 to update the existing master plan for future airport needs.

Pocahontas Municipal Airport-$29,251 for the rehabilitation of existing runway pavement.

Red Oak Municipal Airport-$142,106 for the replacement of snow removal equipment.

Sac City Municipal Airport-$50,400 for a new runway vertical/visual guidance system.

Schenck Field, Clarinda-$313,920 for the rehabilitation of runway lighting system.

Sioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day Field-$360,000 for the rehabilitation of existing taxiway pavement.

Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark-$43,290 for the rehabilitation of existing runway pavement.

Waterloo Regional Airport-$967,856 for the rehabilitation of runway lighting system.

Webster City Municipal Airport-$517,500 for the construction of a hangar building.

 
Loebsack Announces Funding For Local Airport Improvements PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 13:11

Loebsack Announces More Than $233,000 for Davenport Airport Improvements

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that the Davenport Municipal Airport will receive a total of $233,500 to make improvements to the runway.  These funds come from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) grant program.

“Access to local airports allow our communities to grow, as well as fuel additional economic development in the region,” said Loebsack.  “I am pleased that the Davenport Municipal Airport is receiving this grant which will help fund much needed runway improvements and allow the airport to continue functioning safely and effectively.”

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Loebsack Announces Nearly $180,000 for Muscatine Airport Improvements

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that the Muscatine Municipal Airport will receive a total of $179,488 to make improvements to the taxiway and runway.  These funds come from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) grant program.

“Access to local airports allow our communities to grow, as well as fuel additional economic development in the region,” said Loebsack.  “I am pleased that the Muscatine Municipal Airport is receiving this grant which will help fund much needed runway and taxiway improvements and allow the airport to continue functioning safely and effectively.”

Specifically, the airport will receive:

$129,088 to rehabilitate the existing taxiway pavement that has reached the end of its useful life

$50,400 to remove obstructions in the runway approach

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