Traverse City North Coast (Newspaper) - September 5, 2015, Traverse City, MichiganSaturday september 5, 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 946 200 or go to wow. Record Eagle. Com catch a wave a1 Leland one question launches vans garage into a synchronized Broadway number excuse me whereas the Beach a line of arms two Clad in Mechanic coveralls two in office casual shoots out in a rockette precise Point the chorus of All employees in earshot provides the sing song accompaniment at the end of the Street. This song and dance is performed multiple times daily the vans garage location at the Corner of be lands Cedar and main streets is a natural stopping place for Day trippers needing a shot of directional Confidence. Pointing tourists toward the roads end Beach is reflex action for the three generations of Van a alters owner employees there wrenching on cars ordering parts and answering phones. The sign stuck in the Sand officially commemorates the routine vans Beach the Beach named after the garage that Points the Way. Its but one Vignette in an abundant trove of Vanraalte family lore the stuff of dinner table laughter and campfire caws. Its a treasure greater than riches said Elizabeth Karen Clark. Sheds endlessly grateful to her Mother Luella Vanraalte for hawking Over the family history she said. She kept a journal Cut newspaper clippings and made Carbon copies of All of her correspondence said Clark one of the five children of Luella and John Vanraalte. Luella additionally had her husband dictate his thoughts and stories which she transcribed. The Leland girl who once ran scared from the unusual contraptions cars that would occasionally pass the family farm on whats now m 22, was a meticulous recorder of just about everything w Here s the g Arage ? Vanraalte family provides glimpse of past in stories of a Leland family by Allison Batdorff North coast writer traverse City Chandra Bagley was just a child when she sneaked into her family is upstairs Media room at night to watch Sci. I a snot really allowed to but i would hide and watch it with the to turned Low said Bagley 23, who told her Mother she wanted to see what makes a crazy person tick. Now the traverse City native is realizing her longtime passion to work As a forensic scientist minus the drama and Glamor depicted on television and in the movies. On to they have one person who does All the testing which is totally not even plausible in real life said Bagley who recently moved to Midvale Utah to Start her first professional Job As a Dan analyst. And their turnaround time. They have results in a hour which never happens. Another thing is on to they show fancy tech screens. In reality most work takes place in a regular lab using instruments like a Gas chromatograph that detects drugs and drug metabolites in forensic chemistry and traverse City native goes from Csir fan to forensic scientist 23 year old Dan analyst is living her dream by Marta Hepler Drahos North coast writer special to North coast traverse City native Chandra Bagley uses a 96 Well plate to set up a manual amplification of extracted Dan samples at Sorenson forensic Laboratory in Salt Lake City. North coast Allison Batdorff John. D. Vanraalte granddaughter Sara Hardwick and j. P Vanraalte at vans garage in Leland. Special to North coast the first vans garage at be lands 407 s. Main Street in 1936 with John k. Vanraalte left and his brother Al Vanraalte. J. P. John a and Tracy Vanraalte Are now the owners of vans garage at its current location 112 s. Main its location since John k. S return after world War ii. See vans Page 2 see Bagley Page 2 Mea retired chapter luncheon traverse City the grand traverse Bay area Mea retired chapter is hosting the first of four annual luncheon meetings sept. 15 at 11 a. M. At the Hagerty Center. The program will feature Nancy Strachan speaking on the condition of Public education in Michigan. Cost for attendees is $ 10. A sep before noon on sept. 9 at 231 941 8211 or Mead a hot mail. Com. Feeding your body traverse City Julie Brons will explore the world of nutrition at a class sept. 9 at 6 15 p. M. At performance chiropractic 551 s. Garfield ave. Suite b. The presentation will dispel myths about nutrition and help discover How foods can both heal and sicken. The class is free but reservations must be made at 231 922 0110. Nursing presentation traverse City the american nurses association of Michigan will Host a presentation on ethics and vaccinations sept. 10 from 6 7 30 p. M. At Munson Community health centers conference rooms a and b. All registered nurses and students Are Welcome to attend. Call 231 649 3730 for More information. Artist talk Glen Arbor creative writer Daryl Murphy will talk about his artists residency with the Glen Arbor Art association sept. 10 at 7 30 p. M. At the Gaza 6031 s. Lake St. Call 231 334 6112 or visit Glen Arborast. Org for More information. 9/ 11 memorial service Glen Lake the Glen Lake fire department will hold its 14th annual memorial service marking the anniversary of the attacks on the twin towers sept. 11 at 8 30 a. M. In the Glen Lake fire station 6401 w. State St. The ceremony includes Tours of the 9 11 memorial Garden. The Public local firefighters Ems Law enforcement ups and military personnel Are invited to attend. Treasures of the lost attic Lake Leelanau shareware will Host a preview party for its treasures of the lost attic Sale sept. 11 from 5 7 p. M. At the Binsfeld building behind the vow building. The Cost is $ 10 per person and wine Beer and cheese will be served. The Sale will continue on sept. 12 from 9 a. M. To 4 p. M. And sept. 13 from 10 a. M. To 3 p. M. Call 231 256 0221. Women artists fall show Leland the old Art building will Host the Leelanau women artists fall show sept. 11 from 5 8 p. M. The exhibit is also open before the reception from 1 5 p. M. And again on sept. 12 from 10 a. M. To 4 p. M. The event includes works from jewellers Nancy Deye and Pam Peplinski and painters Jane Bittinger Jane Ditri Kay Doyle Susan Fehrenbach and Amy Radford. Call 231 590 3133.