Traverse City North Coast (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Traverse City, MichiganSaturday july 11, 2015 free Northern people what this is North coast is a free weekly publication of the traverse City record Eagle. To subscribe to the daily newspaper Call 946 2187 or go to wow. Record Eagle. Com catch a wave a1 w Williamsburg flags of 21 countries Home to this years competitors Circle the grand prix ring at the great lakes equestrian festival. It looks pretty spectacular said Karin Flint co producer of the festival and owner of Flint Fields horse Park where the new event is being held. The a rated show the most prestigious level sanctioned by the United states equestrian federation opened wednesday and runs through july 26. It features four weeks of Hunter jumper and equitation Competition by some of the worlds most accomplished horses and riders. The festival replaces horse shows by the Bay a similar equestrian festival which ran at the Park from 2007 to 2014. The change which Flint called a business decision was announced in mid april. But the transition Between g Reat l Akes Reat e equestrians equestrian festival debuts at Flint Fields by Marta Hepler Drahos North coast writer traverse City Grant Forrester has spent a lifetime proving people wrong. He sets goals trains and does his Best to reach them. Sometimes he succeeds sometimes he does not but he never gives up. Ism not a quitter he said before strapping into his Walker for a workout at the grand traverse mall. Every step is a struggle a momentous Effort. Forrester 28, has been training hard for this years Meijer festival of races 5k which takes place july 11. That Lap around the inside perimeter at the mall marked his 136th mile since the beginning of 2015, a feat that seemed out of reach just 10 years ago and downright unrealistic 26 years ago. I would like to be Able to take him Back and show All those doctors said Lauren Leitner for i will to mans gumption Galva Zines team Grant by Nathan Payne North coast writer North coast Tessa Lighty Kevin Kaye right congratulates Grant Forrester. North coast Tessa Lighty Cassie Coulter left and Josie Ward right Wash Imago at the great lakes equestrian festival on wednesday. Horses were being lunged groomed and washed in preparation for the event. See people Page 2 see horse Page 2 South Arm classic weekend East Jordan the East Jordan Lions club will be holding the South Arm classic boat and car show on saturday july 11 from 10 a. To 3 p. M., downtown East Jordan. Also on saturday the East Jordan Freedom festival will be sponsoring a Micro brew tent with entertainment from 2 8 p. For More information visit wow. A chamber. Org or phone 231 536 7351 concert Boyne Falls Aten place will be hosting the Brooklyn blues duo mule one on saturday july 11 at 7 30 p. Tickets Are $ 16 and can be ordered in Advance by using the online order form or calling 231 549 2076, highly recommended. Tickets can also be purchased the evening of the show starting at 6 p. Mule ones authentic Homespun artistry and hard nosed Delta blues will take the Aten place audience on a musical journey through the origins of Rock and Roll along with an exploration of the great blues masters of the past. No food or beverages Are sold at Aten but you Are allowed to bring snacks and there is a covered picnic Pavilion. For More information on the Summers schedule go to wow. Ate place. Com or Call Bill or Maxine Aten at 231 549 2076. Film screening traverse City the Justice and peace awareness Center will screen the film Barrio tales tops kites and marbles at immaculate Conception Church sunday july 12 at 6 30 p. This event is free but donations Are Welcome. Bring a dish to pass for a communal meal. This film is family Friendly. For More information Contact Gladys Munoz at 231 883 3782. Expanded a hours Kalkaska the department of veterans affairs for Kalkaska county is expanding its Days and hours of operation. Effective monday july 13 the office will be open monday through thursday from 8 a. To 3 p. Appointments Are scheduled Between 8 30 a. And 2 00 p. Please Contact the office at 231 258 3370 to schedule your appointment. Kids concert traverse City Little Fleet will be hosting a kids concert monday july 13 from 4 30 to 5 30 p. Join local musician Mary sue Wilkinson from Young at heart music for sing a Long favourites and family Friendly fun. Hands on arts and crafts for Little fingers also provided. Sponsored by the Pathfinder school. This event is free. For More information wow. . Org or Call 231.995.3800. Vacation Bible school Mancelona Antrim Church of Christ will be hosting the vacation Bible school program wilderness escape monday july 13 through Friday july 17 from 6 to 8 30 p. The Church is located at 10228 South us 131.