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
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
Summer break finally ended today in Traverse City. The alternative education school had been shut down after mold was discovered over Labor Day weekend.
The mold was found in seven classrooms. Continue reading
Plans are moving forward for two nine-story buildings in downtown Traverse City.
Because the buildings are over seven-stories a special permit is needed for construction. Continue reading
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
This summer thousands of people are expected to visit Traverse City and participate in a “pub crawl” on the water.
Paddle For Pints is an event that lets kayakers paddle to six breweries in Traverse City. Continue reading
A new collection of wines from Chateau Grand Traverse is helping out Michigan’s state parks. It’s a collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources, and half of the proceeds will go towards the state park system. Continue reading
Michiganders are apparently in favor of more state travel options according to feedback received by a recently developed exploratory effort.
An exploratory project is being launched to bring back passenger train service to a rail line that still exists through central and northern Michigan.
Traverse City officials voted unanimously Monday night to move on in planning for a new multi-million dollar fishing pier.
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.
Although kids may be back in the classrooms, fall doesn’t officially begin until later this month.
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.