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Blogs debut improved comment system

Dear readers,

We’ve installed new comment software on the blogs that will introduce some great new features and improve the debate and discussions going on here. The software is called Disqus, and you may have seen it used on other blogs or elsewhere on the Web. The new system has two major advantages: More »

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Reader-submitted photos are back!

After a long hiatus, is once again accepting reader-submitted photography. And, we’ve got all-new photos and a slick new gallery to house them all. Check it out at and read on to see how your can submit your own photos. More »

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New photo galleries & reprint orders

You may have noticed that we went live with some new photo gallery software last week. Check it out on our new photo galleries page »

Under “Current Galleries” you’ll see the two events or Monday photo story galleries that are most current. Under “Special Galleries” you’ll find several standing galleries including:

  • Bonus Sports — used to publish extra photos of a sporting event that we may not have published in print.
  • Week In Photos — contains every photograph taken by our staff that appears in the paper during a given week. Updated daily.
  • Landscape Photography — includes some outstanding photography of our beautiful Grand Traverse area. Updated occasionally.
  • Best of the Record-Eagle — our photographers’ favorite shots from any given month.

This new method of displaying photos is a significant improvement over our old photo galleries in a number of ways: More »

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New polling software

Opinion Poll users, you probably noticed that our poll was down last night and most of today. We had a “technical issue” with the poll that sent me on a search for some new software to run our poll questions.

The one I decided on is a bit different, and here are the changes: More »

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New Blog: Remembering the Fallen

Today we welcome Susan Lucas to our growing list of bloggers. Her weekly blog, Remembering the Fallen, will profile Michigan soldiers who have given their lives in service of our country and state.

Read more about Susan in her first blog, below, or view her bio on our About Our Bloggers page.

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New Blog: Ask the Get-A-Job Guru

We’re excited to have another “expert” blogger join our site today. Shannon LeJeune, owner of Career Direction, LLC in Traverse City, will take your questions and blog about employment issues. From what career to pursue, to resume tips and interviewing techniques, Shannon is here to help you on your quest to find the job that’s right for you.

Read her first blog here, including some Dos and Don’ts for resume writing, and ask Shannon your question by leaving a comment on her blog or e-mailing her at

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New Blog: From Routes to Roots

Today we welcome a new blogger to our site, Todd Sears. A retired US Naval Intelligence officer, Todd currently lives in Northamptonshire, UK, but plans to return to his wife’s native Leelanau County in the summer of 2008. His blog, “From Routes to Roots,” will cover a wide and eclectic variety of topics relating to his family’s move. And a sea-story or two.

Read Todd’s first blog, “… and so it begins, then. A sailor goes home” below, and while you’re at it, why not welcome him with a comment?

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New Blog: Northern Michigan Cares

Today we introduce a new blog, called “Northern Michigan Cares,” with which we offer area residents a chance to blog about the charitable causes and events close to their hearts. Our first blogger, Judy Hammond, will write about the Grand Traverse County Relay for Life, now through the end of the event in June. Read more about Judy on our About Our Bloggers page, and read her first post below.

If you’d like to blog about your cause, see our Be a Record-Eagle Blogger page.

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New Online: Blogger Erin Crowell

Today we introduce a new blogger, Erin Crowell, who will join Jim Sheehan on our “Our Town: Traverse City” blog. More »

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New and Improved: Record-Eagle Real Estate

Traverse City Real Estate Listings at RecordEagleRealEstate.comThe Record-Eagle has launched a new and improved real estate Web site to help the home buyer find the perfect property. (also available at still offers a complete database of homes for sale in the area, but with a new look and cleaner interface, searching for your home has never been easier. More »

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