Senior Center Eyes Millage, Renovations

Grand Traverse County voters visited the polls August 2 will see 2 really similar-looking mileages on the tally for senior services. One millage will support the Commission on Aging, which offers in-home services (such as housekeeping, healthcare, backyard upkeep and heating assistance) for citizens age 60 or older. The 2nd millage is for the Senior Center Network, which provides leisure, social, and academic opportunities for Grand Traverse County elders.

Though both departments are county-run and serve comparable audiences, they offer really various services and have different personnel and budget plans both of which are moneyed practically entirely by their particular mileages. As a follow-up to The Ticker s profile of the Commission on Aging, we take a look at what s next for the Senior Center Network consisting of the upcoming millage renewal and a different capital project this fall to remodel the Traverse City Senior Center.

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NSF International Knows for People Worried About Lead in Drinking Water

Lead in drinking water has actually progressed into an across the country concern. Lead can come from decaying facilities underground and fixtures in your home. NSF International is a public health and safety organization on this website which has led advancement of standards regulating water quality. In 1990, the United States Environmental Protection Agency changed its own drinking water requirements with a water advisory workout program that includes these NSF/ANSI standards. NSF certifies water treatment and filtering systems to these requirements. If you are worried about lead in your drinking water, NSF International has educational resources, resources and pointers.

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Pochin acquires rival plumber's merchant

A plumbing professional’s merchant is expanding its empire.

Pochin, which has branches in the city and county, purchased West Midlands rival RC Bigwood for an undisclosed amount.

RC Bigwood, based in Stirchley, Birmingham, was established in the mid-1930s and has six full-time and 2 part-time personnel who will sign up with the Pochin group. It is being sold by owner Tim Hoare, who is retiring.

RC Bigwood's Adrian Gould will manage the Stirchley branch, which will be rebranded as Pochin over coming months.

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