TRAVERSE CITY — It’s not too late to see the summer night sky over a Western landscape nor too early to spot a snowy owl.

This time of year, many moons ago, I was in the middle of my first semester at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, and taking a drawing class.

Matthew Mansfield can be heard across northern Michigan on any given day. Not only is he a DJ for Z93 radio Monday through Saturday, but he also performs live at several venues throughout the region. To top it off, he has two young boys at home.

Scott and Vickie Lizenby, 624 Birchwood Ave., TC, residential remodel, $12,000Tim Pulliam, 502 W. 11th St., TC, residential remodel, $10,000Jeff Pawsatt and Melissa VanDam, 6234 Barney Rd., Long Lake Township, outbuilding, $4,971Jon and Christine Brausch, 1971 North Ave., East Bay Township, …

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Technological University has an articulation agreement with Northwestern Michigan College.

Because of a reporter's error, the name of Traverse City Whiskey Co. co-founder Chris Fredrickson was misspelled in Wednesday's business section.

TRAVERSE CITY — County officials have several suggestions to consider regarding inmate health at the Grand Traverse County Jail, following a private meeting Tuesday with community activist Greg Hall.

TRAVERSE CITY — It’ll be several months before 2,500 pairs of arms and legs churn West Grand Traverse Bay, then just as many feet pound the roads and push pedals for next year’s Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Traverse City.

TRAVERSE CITY — A section of Peninsula Drive was reopened Thursday afternoon, the Grand Traverse County Road Commission said in a release.

Opossums are, in my opinion, the easiest animals to trap, they are slow and if you approach them quickly, they play dead. This is an amazing reaction to fear. Instinctively they understand that most predators will only eat live animals. When opossums feel threatened, they will fall over, the…

TRAVERSE CITY — A Grand Blanc man was found dead in Whitewater Township after his wife told Michigan State Police her husband never came home.

Hike with the Leelanau Conservancy's program, “Let’s Ask the Trees and Their Wildlife Buddies!” at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Clay Cliffs. 

It’s that time of year when lots of folks will begin putting up their outboard motors for the season and that means, among other things, adding a gas stabilizer to the fuel tank.

TRAVERSE CITY — Eighth Street’s reopening in September unveiled protected bike paths improving safety for urban cyclists.

Windy conditions continue to hamper fishing effort and very few have been out. Areas in the Upper Peninsula saw their first snow showers last weekend! Higher water levels and wave action have kept anglers off the piers due to dangerous conditions. Boat anglers have not been out on the inland…

TRAVERSE CITY — Getting a bunch of teenagers interested in a property dispute 100 miles away doesn’t seem like an easy task.


TRAVERSE CITY — After first jumping into the business in 2012, Lillipad Marine is leaping in again with another innovative product.


TRAVERSE CITY — Right Brain Brewery’s deal with Roak Brewing Company — announced a year ago — is off.


TRAVERSE CITY — Following questions from county commissioners, Grand Traverse County Sheriff Tom Bensley told the city’s Human Rights Commission, he’s now considering monitoring Wellpath, the contractor hired to provide medical services to inmates.


FRANKFORT — Wild, windy weather felt across northwest Michigan kicked up waves and knocked out power in Frankfort, sending students home early and leaving businesses in the dark.

In grade school, I drove Matchbox cars from the living room carpet all the way out to the sandbox. As a teenager, I grabbed the latest issue of Road & Track magazine as soon as I could pry it out of my big brother’s hands. I daydreamed of someday owning an Austin-Healey, Morgan or Maserati.

For many families, financial aid programs help make higher education attainable. The first step in applying for aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is used to determine the student’s eligibility for federal aid programs, such as grants, work-study opti…

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Beer Week, Nov. 8-15, will offer a variety of events designed to offer insight into the craft beer movement.

TRAVERSE CITY — Apples are maturing a bit late this year because cool spring temperatures delayed growth. But the crisp and tasty reward appears to have been worth the wait.

TRAVERSE CITY — The second phase of the East-West Corridor Transportation Study got the green light Monday, paving the way a $1- to 2 million environmental impact study which aims to identify the best location for a new bridge over the Boardman River.


TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College’s new president will be paid $185,000 for his first year on the job and will receive an additional $1,000 per month allowance for vehicle expenses.

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TRAVERSE CITY — A letter calling for the forced resignations of four Traverse City Area Public Schools board members hit social media late Monday night.


TRAVERSE CITY — The second last-minute special meeting of local school trustees in less than a week is expected to provide a window into the murky events that triggered dayslong community uproar.

TRAVERSE CITY — Right Brain Brewery's deal with Roak Brewing Company — announced a year ago — is off.

GRAWN — A car stolen from a Long Lake Township neighborhood was found Monday.

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