TRAVERSE CITY — Tom’s Food Markets Inc. President Christine Kuhnke died on Jan. 20, peacefully but unexpectedly. She was 61.


NEW YORK CITY — The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association honored a pair of local advertising campaigns at the 63rd annual Adrian Awards in New York City on Tuesday.

Five years in the marketplace and the little electrified BMW gets fancier and will travel further than its predecessor. A first glance at the hatchback will no doubt bring forth a peculiar nod while you’re trying to compare it with something else on the road.

Qualifying for Social Security disability benefits — both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) — is an arduous task. The process is complicated and fraught with so many pitfalls that one small misstep and your claim is rejected. Getting past the …

A deadly coronavirus continues to spread in China, with a death toll of 25 people and more than 800 infected so far, according Friday’s update from the Chinese National Health Commission.

The annual Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show showcases science-based tree fruit, grape, and wine information to help our area’s fruit industry stay on the cutting edge of production.

Woodbury Est. Dev. — Vance Rd. LLC, 3654 Wren Drive, Blair Township, new residence, $78,000

TRAVERSE CITY — Steve Perdue, president and CEO of Grand Traverse Industries Inc. for nearly 40 years, on Wednesday received the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce annual Distinguished Service Award.

Whac-a-Mole was a truly frustrating game. Right when you smack your hammer on that mole’s head, another one pops up. It was so frustrating that it’s name has now taken on the linguistic heights of Kleenex. Everyone knows exactly what you mean when you say it and they know how you’re feeling!

Tito Tiffert is the new food and beverage director at Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel. He oversees operations at the casino’s three restaurants (Bourbons 72, Seasons and The Deli), bars (including Onyx Sports Bar), coffee shop, banquet and catering department. Tiffert has worked at several fiv…

SANTA ROSA, California — Two K Farms picked up two major awards at the 2019 Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

We’ve reviewed a number of pickup trucks over the years. Most have been competent vehicles that will haul most anything from A to B with little effort.

One of the common questions we as SCORE mentors often get is, “do I need insurance for my small business?” The answer is slightly complex and depends on the nature of your business.

On Thursday the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), an update to the 90s-era North American Free Trade Agreement deal. The new pact is largely similar to NAFTA but has some key provisions to support U.S. auto manufacturers, protect the environment, a…

Ruby Cleaning Services, Sharon Lampton, 4561 Springcress Lane, Traverse City

Apex Engineering & Mgt., 852 E. State St., Traverse City, residential remodel, $85,000

TRAVERSE CITY — Three adjacent lots on Grandview Parkway across from Open Space Park still are for sale after a two-day online auction ended Wednesday. The high bid of $4.7 million didn’t reach the auction’s unspecified reserve price.

A brief note of thanks to the Record-Eagle for accepting me as a new columnist. This column will feature a Q&A format and will focus on community association life. If you have a question about condo or subdivision living, please send it to me at or contact me at …

David Dudley was elected as a new board member at the Business Exchange of Northwest Michigan. He is a project manager/estimator at D&W Mechanical. Dudley’s focus is mechanical engineering and maintenance in on commercial HVAC and plumbing design and installation at D&W. He spent his…

ACME — Flintfields Horse Park and Traverse City Horse Shows, LLC have inked a marketing partnership with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

Winter can be rough on equipment. Everything mechanical seems to move with reluctance when it’s really cold: starter motors, wheel bearings, door hinges.

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced compact crossover, the new Hyundai Tucson might be just the ticket for your riding pleasure. It offers comfortable seating with four adults, a quiet ride and a decent amount of cargo space.

KALKASKA — GFL Environmental Inc. has agreed to buy American Waste’s solid and liquid waste businesses in Michigan and Pennsylvania. The transaction is expected to be completed in February 2020, a release stated.

On Tuesday night, Iran retaliated against the United States with a series of missile strikes against Iraqi military bases that housed U.S. troops. The attack was in response to the U.S. assassination of the Iranian military leader, Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by a U.S. drone strike last week.

Gingras Group (The), Francis Gingras, 534 E. Front St., Traverse CityProperty Group North, Robert and Jenifer Mathews, 2663 Pine Aire South, P.O. Box 280, GrawnHelping Hands Resale Store, Monica Maleski, 721 Woodmere Ave., Traverse CityDMW Design, Berna Dee Calcutt, 1141 Peninsula Drive, Tra…

Cornerstone Homes TC LLC, 1050 Webster St., Traverse City, new residence, $125,207Michael and Renee Trevorrow, 16248 Center Rd., Peninsula Township, garage, $68,800Tom Auch, 1902 Fisher Rd., Long Lake Township, garage, $50,164Paulita Neal, 8678 Tuthill Rd., Green Lake Township, roof-mounted …

Nostalgia offers a powerful pull on the human psyche. Technology marches forward, but many folks of a certain age cling to parts of the past. Younger generations, too, can become enamored of artifacts from yesteryear.

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