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.


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.

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

Since my last column, I’ve received numerous phone calls from people very concerned about their Medicare supplemental coverage. The column was about the elimination of Plan’s C and F from the Medigap menu of products available to those new to Medicare after Jan. 1, 2020.

TRAVERSE CITY — Members of a downstate credit union soon will have more direct access to a branch office.


THOMPSONVILLE — Condé Nast Traveler recognized Crystal Mountain as the No. 2 Resort in the Midwest in 2019. Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island won the No. 1 Midwest spot in the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Top leaders from the U.S. and China are meeting in Washington to try and strike a deal and end the 18-month trade war.

TRAVERSE CITY – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October as Michigan Agritourism Month to recognize the economic and social benefits of agritourism to our state’s farms and communities.

KALAMAZOO — Traverse City Central graduate Brennan Baybeck will receive the Outstanding Alumni Award on Oct. 11 from Western Michigan University’s Department of Business Information Systems.

Everything you like about BMW performance, handling and engineering is accounted for in the second generation X4 and then some. And just when we thought crossovers were taking over, this fastback sedan resembling a coupe comes along to fill a unique niche.

Cold wind galloped across the sand like a wild stallion on a rampage. But the flames burned hot and kept us saddled in beach chairs arrayed around the fire ring.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center will host its first summit on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Traverse City. The 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. conference will be held at the Hagerty Center at the Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Campus.

Lt. Derrick Carroll is the new public information officer for the Michigan State Police Seventh District, which covers the Cadillac, Alpena, Gaylord and Houghton Lake posts. Carroll was promoted to lieutenant in 2012 as the assistant post commander in Gaylord. He served in the U.S. Coast Gua…

TRAVERSE CITY — Todd McMillen framed in the opening between two buildings to create a new home for his business.

TRAVERSE CITY — A hiring event is scheduled for Oct. 9 at the KFC restaurant at 720 E. Front St.

TRAVERSE CITY — The annual Northwest Michigan Housing Summit is scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Hagerty Center, located at 715 E. Front St.

ELK RAPIDS — October may not be the ideal month for spending time at the beach, but that didn’t stop the Superfluid Supply Company.

TRAVERSE CITY — Monkey Fist and Shipyard Brewing Company peacefully co-existed until they started sailing into each other.

Sunshine is often the best disinfectant. That couldn’t be more true as we launched our fourth season of the Money Series last week. For our season opener, I am proud to have revisited a topic that I believe is one of the most important we’ve ever covered; the prevention of financial scams pe…

Infiniti’s high-end cruiser has all the luxury points consumers are asking for in a large SUV while offering a smooth ride and plenty of power to make your journey in style.

Temperatures across the South are sweltering and are rapidly creating drought conditions. Thermometers in many cities topped 100 degrees in recent days, and recent months have been record hot with less than half of normal rainfall.

Corey Tafelsky, 9580 Bluff Trail, Whitewater Township, residential addition, $8,640

Emerald Dragon Forge, Travis Tanner, 7906 N. Long Lake Road, Traverse City

Kelly Town has joined Horizon Financial as an administrative assistant. Town has five years of experience working in a small family business. Town, a native of Traverse City, is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in business administration-finance.

TRAVERSE CITY — Students at area middle schools and high schools will get hands-on chance to experience construction jobs during the Oct. 10-11 Building Tomorrow event at Northwestern Michigan College.

When it comes to housing, there are a few things most of us can agree on. We want a place in our communities for ourselves and our kids and grandkids to live. We want there to be homes to support a workforce that can grow our local businesses and provide the services we need. We want there t…

TRAVERSE CITY — Clean and lean doesn’t need to be a choice.

FRANKFORT — The sixth annual Frankfort Beer Week features a host of activities over six days, beginning on Oct. 7.

TRAVERSE CITY — Some of the largest, most complex solar- power installations on the planet are being built with components manufactured in Traverse City.

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