One sporting goods retailer is closing stores across the Midwest.
MC Sports said the decision was made because of increased competition from online retailers and from other brands opening local stores. Continue reading
Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City recorded its highest number of passengers ever last year.
The airport saw over 450,000 passengers last year. Up more than 30,000 people from their previous record in 2005. Continue reading
The City Commission passed a resolution last month to move the city towards completely renewable fuels.
The words ‘cancer center’ can leave a harsh taste in your mouth.
But the Cowell Family Cancer Center in Traverse City is trying to change that. Continue reading
The city of Cheboygan has been selected for a downtown development program.
The Main Street Program helps communities build and revitalize their downtown area.
Traverse City, Saginaw and Alpena are among the 72 communities that are already part of the program as well.
Laura Krizov is with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She is the manager of the Main Street program.
“It’ll be looking at the types of businesses that fit downtown, it could be bringing volunteers in for programming for promotions and things they are doing, it could be looking at their design elements downtown “
Krisov said the program has been running since 2003.
“I think the biggest thing is, is the leadership locally all getting together, and banding around the focus of their downtown. And they have the understanding that in order to have a strong community, you have to have a strong downtown.”
The following is a link to a list of all communities involved, http://www.michiganbusiness.org/community/development-assistance/#developers.
She says Whisker Sitters is one of the only full time pet services of its kind in the state.
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.