Today's National Cherry Festival schedule
Heritage Day. Native American arts, crafts and traditional foods on display and for sale. A look back in history of the Grand Traverse Region. Visit the festival open space for the Native American Pow Wow; grand entry is at noon. Festival Open Space Park West at Grandview Parkway and Union Street.
Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest. Bay Meadows Golf Course; 5550 Bay Meadows Drive.
Cherry Classic Film Series screening "Some Like It Hot." Traverse City State Theatre - 233 E. Front Street. Free admission.
Cherry Connection: Bringing Together Festival, Farm, and Fruit. Visit a research farm and orchard in Leelanau County for guided tours, exhibits, cherry product samples, petting zoo, hands-on experiments, kids poster coloring contest and other activities. Michigan State University Horticultural Research Station; 6686 S. Center Highway in Leelanau County.
Kids' Pet Show. Registration from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Entries are open to live pets, and categories include ugliest mutt, best-dressed pet, most unusual pet, fat cat, pet and owner look alike and best-dressed ensemble. Event open to kids 5 to 10 years old. Animals must be under control by the participant. No fee required. F&M Park at Railroad and Washington streets.
"A Walk Through Festival History" Gallery Exhibit & Festival Vintage Films. InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street
Heritage Day Old Fashion Picnic. A picnic will be served from 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. Features favorite games such as a potato sack race, cherries on a spoon race, tug-of-war and more. Hannah Park; Corner of Sixth and Union Streets.
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Pow Wow. Festival Open Space Park North at Grandview Parkway and Union Street
Kids' Cherry Pie Eating Contest. Register at F&M Park starting at 12:30pm. F&M Park at Railroad and Washington Streets; 201 Railroad Ave.
Cherry Industry Program and Awards. Michigan State University Northwestern Michigan Horticultural Research Station, 6686 S. Center Highway.
Detroit Red Wing Development Camp - Cherry Scrimmage. Watch Detroit Red Wing prospects in their "Cherry" Scrimmage! For more details, click here or contact Centre ICE at (231) 933-7465.
Seniors Pinochle Tournament. No reservations necessary. Must be 50 and older. Door prizes and more. Traverse City Senior Center, Front and Barlow Streets
HEAT!! Teen Event. The event will last from 8-11 p.m. near the volleyball courts. Entertainment features music through Northern D.J. Connection, and a hands-on opportunity to participate in firefighter agility tests and driving simulators, home escape obstacle course, and a "distracted driving" simulator. Attendees must be between the ages of 16 to 20. Admission is free.
Lay's Cherry Blast Free Stage - LoCash Cowboys. Open Space Park Central, corner of Grandview Parkway and Union Streets.
Officials question tax-exempt status of property that houses CVB
A smoldering debate over what some locals dubbed “festival fatigue” prompted city officials to question the tax-exempt status of the downtown property that houses the Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau.Continued ...
Dairy farmer goes against grain, succeeds
Dairy farmer Bob Plummer doesn’t trouble himself with the status of the Farm Bill in Washington these days. He doesn’t have to.Continued ...
Law will allow nursing homes to honor end-of-life wishes
A recent amendment to a Michigan law will allow nursing homes staff to honor the wishes of patients who signed “do not resuscitate” orders.Continued ...
Growing grapes, learning the biz
Sherman Atkinson is working toward a dream: his son Patrick’s dream.Continued ...
$20 million can't move Rogers City power plant
A 10-year-old quarry three miles from Rogers City remains just that.Continued ...
Scientists turn to math to analyze, predict weather
Think all ice is the same? That’s not the case on Michigan’s Great Lakes. And now scientists have found out how to detect the differences — with math.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sewer plant fix up for debate
City and township sewer users could face significant rate increases over the next three years to replace treatment plant components that convert sewage into near-drinkable water.Continued ...
In old ruling, judge ruled DNA not essential
Accusations that Jason Anthony Ryan raped and killed Kalkaska resident Geraldine Montgomery in 1996 came about because a group that works to exonerate convicted criminals through DNA evidence took an interest in the case.Continued ...
Police chief woes continue
Frankfort city officials must renew their search for a police chief after their top pick dropped out.Continued ...
More property owners sue over Boardman flooding
A new group of Boardman River property owners is suing over flooding caused by removal of the Brown Bridge Dam.Continued ...
Drug charge dropped
Authorities dismissed a felony drug charge against a Traverse City man accused of possessing a designer drug.Continued ...
- Friday, December 6, 2013
High school sports scoreboard: 12/06/2013
A roundup of prep sports results from across northern Michigan:Continued ...
Video: Community Tree Lighting
Watch Santa Claus arrive in Traverse City and help locals light the downtown tree tonight.Continued ...
Major snowmobile trail open after roadblock
A major snowmobile trail connecting Gaylord to westward northern Michigan trails will remain open, a shift of gears from state officials' prior closure announcement.Continued ...
U-M to fix teen's broken heart
The University of Michigan stepped forward with a gift of open heart surgery for Nguyen Duyen, a Vietnamese exchange student who has lived under a cloud of uncertainty and stress for months.Continued ...
Grand Traverse area lands state acquisition grants
Michigan natural resources officials recently decided it’s well worth $2.5 million to preserve about 8 acres on Old Mission Peninsula with beach access, an effort to keep the area from being turned into 10 lavish homes.Continued ...
GT 911 downed by glitch
It wasn’t an emergency that rang Grand Traverse County’s 911 phone lines off the hook.Continued ...
Area receives state dollars for increased recreation
Local recreational areas will receive makeovers, courtesy of the state Department of Natural Resources.Continued ...
Top county official evaluated by board
Grand Traverse County commissioners saved some of their most critical words for each other during an annual evaluation of the county’s top employee.Continued ...
Munson pharmacist awarded for pain management expertise
A professional state association recently honored a Munson Medical Center pharmacist for his expertise in pain management.Continued ...
Clearing the Record: 12/06/2013
Because of a reporter’s error, Coldwell Banker was misspelled in a Thursday photo caption.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 5, 2013
Girls Basketball: Grand Haven beats TC West
Traverse City West fell behind early and couldn't recover as Grand Haven defeated the Titans 43-31 tonight.Continued ...
Weather Service: Lows in single digits next week
A cold front is sweeping through the nation on an unusually large scale, but the Great Lakes are protecting Traverse City from the lowest temperatures, which reached zero degrees in states like the Dakotas.Continued ...
Murder suspect has criminal past
Jason Anthony Ryan, newly charged in the 1996 rape and murder of Kalkaska resident Geraldine Montgomery, is no stranger to the criminal justice system.Continued ...
Sidewalk shoveling debate heats up
Ben Hansen and Chris Bazzett left their Traverse City home for a short walk downtown on the busiest shopping weekend of the year, but they had to walk down the middle of the street to get there.Continued ...
- Officials question tax-exempt status of property that houses CVB