Tag Archives: Traverse City

BATA implements new riding policy, deterring no-shows


The Bay Area Transportation Authority is hoping to deter no-call, no-shows with a new policy that began this month.

BATA implemented a new policy where depending on how often you ride, are allowed a certain number of no-shows. Continue reading

More travelers heading to northern Michigan during the fall season

IMG_1076Northern Michigan has rapidly changed over the last several years, seeing growth not only in visitors, but also in new businesses like wineries, breweries, and foodie restaurants.

Many of those visitors are now heading north during the fall. Business as usual is clearly changing in not only Traverse City, but all of northern Michigan.

Nearly a decade ago, Labor Day was essentially the end of the tourism season in northern Michigan. Students would head back to school, seasonal workers would depart, and many businesses would shut down for the long winter ahead. Continue reading

Destiny or self-will? The story behind a Traverse City entrepreneur’s success

Sue Kellogg holding her product, Nawgum.

Sue Kellogg holding her product, Nawgum.

There are entrepreneurs and then there are “mom-preneurs”.

In Traverse City lives a woman who does it all — she created a teething toy for children, started her own company and now sells her product all over the United States and Canada. Continue reading

Lake Michigan is the leading topic at Grand Traverse County conference


A conference in Grand Traverse County will highlight Lake Michigan.

The Department of Environmental Quality is hosting more than 300 experts in the fields of climate change, invasive species and beach management. Continue reading

Access to technology drives people to the library


Libraries in many cities, including Clare, Charlevoix and Traverse City say they’re seeing a change in library usage.

Officials say these days people are coming in less for books and more for technology. Continue reading

Grand Valley State University program launched in Traverse City this fall


In an effort to combat the shortage of physician assistants in northern Michigan, Grand Valley State University has open a program in Traverse City.

Grand Valley is kicking off the first year of its new program in Traverse City. Continue reading

Northwestern Michigan College joins international study abroad effort


Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City has joined an international effort to boost the number of students studying abroad.

NMC has partnered with the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad program to help push students to study the world. Continue reading

New Ann Arbor to Traverse City passenger train idea being discussed

Photo courtesy of the Michigan Land Use Initiative.

Photo courtesy of the Michigan Land Use Initiative.

An exploratory project is being launched to bring back passenger train service to a rail line that still exists through central and northern Michigan.
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Cherry Festival officials discussing future changes

For decades, Traverse City’s annual Cherry Festival has been a week-long celebration during the Fourth of July, and Monday, the Traverse City commission to discuss potential alterations to the festival.
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Dann’s House provides people struggling with homelessness, alcoholism with safe place to drink

Pictured above: Dann McCarthy, whom "Dann's House" is named after. Photo Credit: www.stoneshouse.org.

Pictured above: Dann McCarthy, whom “Dann’s House” is named after. Photo Credit: www.stoneshouse.org.

A northern Michigan non profit has opened a new housing facility for individuals struggling with homelessness and alcoholism. But in an unusual twist, residents are allowed to consume as much alcohol in the home as they want.
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Brown Bridge Dam failure report released

Sandy beaches may be what dreamy travel magazines are made of, but sand was the downfall of a Traverse City Dam removal that failed nearly two years ago.

The state has released a report detailing the investigation of the Brown Bridge Dam. It says internal erosion of a temporary dewatering structure was the most likely cause. That erosion, the report said was the result of unstable subsurface soil. Continue reading

Munson hosts informational ACA meeting

MunsonFederal Officials say they’re just under halfway to their goal with the new Affordable Care Act. 3.3 million Americans have enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Officials hope to have 7 million enrolled by March 31st.
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