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A Grand Traverse County cancer center recently received a donation of 100 books to help expand children’s imaginations

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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

Two Traverse City special education schools are in their second year of an activity based program

Photo from TBAISD

Photo from TBAISD.

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

Grand Traverse County man looking to educate people on foraging, and enjoying the outdoors

Clay Bowers pulling out a wild parsnip.

Clay Bowers pulling out a wild parsnip.

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 Grand Traverse County medical marijuana clinic is looking to educate healthcare professionals on the benefits of cannabis

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A Grand Traverse County medical marijuana clinic is looking to educate physicians about how to recommend cannabis to patients.

The Center for Compassion says not many doctors and nurses know how to recommend medical marijuana to patients.

The organization is working to educate healthcare professionals on the benefits of cannabis. Continue reading

Northern Michigan builders are seeing a shortage of construction workers

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Builders in Grand Traverse County are seeing a shortage of skilled laborers. Experts say it’s affecting the economy of the area as well.

The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area says after the great recession many builders left the area. Continue reading

Researchers have launched a ten-year project to keep invasives out of the Great Lakes

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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

Two million dollars in federal money is helping two northern and central Michigan airports do runway repairs

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Two million dollars in federal money has been awarded to two airports in northern and central Michigan.

The Cherry Capital Airport in Grand Traverse County received one-and-a-half-million. MBS International Airport in Saginaw County received half a million.

The money comes from the Federal Aviation Administration. Continue reading

Isabella County court celebrated the gift of a family on Tuesday

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As we head into the holiday season, November is national adoption month. In this time of giving adoption agencies are hoping families will give children the gift of a chance.

One court was taking the season to heart, and celebrating Michigan Adoption Day.

The Isabella County Trial Court finalized two adoptions in honor of Michigan Adoption Day on Tuesday, November 24. Continue reading

Grand Traverse County 911 center updates system to become more business friendly

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An update to the Grand Traverse County dispatch center will allow businesses a chance to provide first responders with more, useful information.

Smart 911 is a system that allows users to create a profile with information about their location, health concerns and phone numbers. Continue reading