The plan was proposed by the Downtown Development Authority at a Commissioners Meeting this week.
A Traverse City cancer center recently received a donation of 100 children’s they say they hope will inspire kids when they or a family member is in treatment.
The Cowell Family Cancer Center received the donation from the Michigan Architectural Fund. The books focus on architects and career building. Continue reading
Students with special needs or disabilities in Traverse City are benefiting from a program that was implemented last year.
It’s called Mobile Opportunities Via Education, or MOVE.
The model in Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District focuses on each individual student, and how they can ultimately stand, walk, sit and use a toilet by themselves. Continue reading
There are people that hunt, fish, grow food, and shop at grocery stores.
Then there are foragers. One Traverse City man searches for food in the woods almost everyday – and teaches K-12 students how to do the same.
Clay Bowers was once a survivalist. He said he thought the world economy may collapse, and he needed to learn how to fend for himself. Continue reading
A survey of Traverse City businesses shows 52 percent were not fully staffed this year — and they say a lack of affordable housing is part of the problem.
Researchers are currently working to develop new technology to let certain fish through a dam – and capture invasive species.
The ten-year project has just begun with researchers brainstorming new ideas for a fish passage system. Continue reading
After the nightclub tragedy, a small group of Traverse city residents used tape to create a rainbow on stairs near Clinch Park.
More than $450,000 worth of grants have been distributed to organizations in Grand Traverse County.
$50,000 of the grant money from the Rotary Charities of Traverse City has been earmarked for upkeep at a community pool. Continue reading
History that was largely forgotten is now resurfacing in the form of a documentary on PBS.
Heroes on Deck focuses on the history of World War II aircraft carriers found at the bottom of Lake Michigan and the pilots that trained on them.
The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum is planning to pre-screen the film before it airs on PBS. Continue reading
But one million dollars in renovations is still needed to complete the work. Continue reading
A proposal to curb tall building projects in Traverse City has reached the city’s attorney.
The proposal comes from the group – Save Our Downtown. It was unhappy with the city’s handling of a pair of nine story buildings on – the city commission approved the project despite concerns from the community. That project has since stalled. Continue reading
Presidential Candidate John Kasich visited Traverse City on Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primaries. During a press conference following the rally, Kasich spoke about his path to the Republican nomination.
Michigan’s 40th annual Special Olympics Winter Games kicks off on Wednesday in Traverse City.
More than 900 athletes will compete, the highest turnout since 2007.
The late winter is a concern for many Michigan area fruit growers.
Fruit growers met in Traverse City this week to talk about things like invasive pests, marketing skills, and damage to vegetation. Continue reading
A Traverse City group is working to put an end to sex trafficking in northern Michigan.
Michigan currently has the second highest rate of sex trafficking in the nation. Citizens Against Sex Trafficking, or CAST, is trying to change that.
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
Northern 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
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
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
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