WHILE PLAYING near the “dummy” at old Ott docks, Ray Brown, age 12, was accidentally hit in the head by a stone thrown by his brother Harold, age 13, and was severely bruised. The stone struck the lad just above the right temple with such force that it knocked him down. A doctor was called a…
When I was 20, I married a Vietnam war objector. My husband, four friends and I decided to travel to Europe so my husband could escape the draft. We followed Joni Mitchell’s lead and eventually ended up in Ierapetra, Crete, close to Mitchell’s beloved caves at Matala.
BENZONIA — Dana Falconberry and her husband Jonathan Boyd started Roll Model about two years ago in Texas and decided to continue it when they moved to Michigan earlier this year.
TRAVERSE CITY — Two downtown Traverse City projects — one just beginning and another approaching a final report later this year — were discussion items at the Downtown Development Authority’s monthly meeting Friday morning.
TRAVERSE CITY — Marshall Collins has a simple question: What are you for?
TRAVERSE CITY — State environmental regulators tested the waters of Chandler Lake in East Bay Township to see whether a reported algal bloom was toxic.
Rolling sand dunes meet turquoise waters. Vineyards form pleasing pastoral patterns. Farmhouses and fish shanties. Stunning sunsets. Leelanau Peninsula is a feast for the eyes. Not surprisingly, it also inspires and nourishes its art communities. A number of outdoor events are on the summer calendar geared for both artists and art appreciators. Watch a professional paint in real time, peruse a summer morning art fair or try your creative hand at capturing Leelanau’s many moods. Let Leelanau be your muse.
TRAVERSE CITY — Thomas “Tommy” Johnson was a familiar face among the area’s unsheltered community, a man who acquaintances said liked rock and roll, could get pretty rowdy, yet had a kind soul.
TRAVERSE CITY — A 53-year-old local man died at Munson Medical Center Hospital from injuries he received after being stabbed during an altercation on Keystone Road.
TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will not pursue charges against a Grand Traverse County commissioner after he displayed a rifle at a livestreamed meeting.
At this moment, the world is our oyster. It’s opening up, and there’s a pearl inside — the opportunity to be together (safely) once more.
GRAND RAPIDS — While Interlochen Center for the Arts has announced an abbreviated summer concerts series with six August shows, another popular West Michigan amphitheater plans a full schedule of 28 shows starting in mid-July — about the same time that the Michigan-bred Greensky Bluegrass ro…
GREILICKVILLE — Depending on the room you’re in, AV Studios in Traverse City looks like it could be either a recording studio or a concert venue.
BEULAH — Kirk Jones couldn’t promise bees buzzing would be among the sound measured at his meadery and winery during a meeting of the Homestead Township Board, but did say an academic engineer would be measuring all noise — human, ambient and perhaps even bee wings.
Hunched over, atop her mountain bike, Susan Vigland’s joy-fueled grin gives away that she’s having the time of her life when she’s competing in Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge.
There’s still time to sign up for the Outdoors Skills Academy Walleye Fishing Clinic on Saturday, June 19 at the the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon. To register, go to Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses and click on the “Purchase a license” button. Sign in (using either a username a…
TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities issued a red flag fire warning Thursday as the weather aligned for extremely dangerous conditions across all of northern Lower Michigan.
As a lifelong fisherman, I have picked up a few things along the way that really matter in regards to this favorite activity. Access to the water and fishing opportunities for all has been a big part of it all.
The Summer Bird Walk begins at 8 a.m. June 19 at Grass River Natural Area. The guided walk includes a lesson on how to identify birds by their sounds and environment. Pay $5 at the event.
Near my house lies a ravine. Not deep by any standards, yet a depression nonetheless, snaking its way downward, curving right, and blending into the vast depths of a mile-long swamp beginning at the bottom of my hill. Though I’ve lived here nearly 10 years, I’m still peeling back the layers …
TRAVERSE CITY — Several positions have been eliminated in the 86th District Court after passage of a new state law that is meant to cut down on the number of people that are placed on probation.
TRAVERSE CITY — Reports of unruly and even violent incidents on U.S. flights is rising, information from the Federal Aviation Administration shows, though local officials say the region has largely been spared dangerous behavior by passengers.
Before moving to Traverse City, Catherine O’Connor made a career out of shopping. Not for herself — but for the high-end clients she got to know while working in luxury retail.
Realtor Chris Diebel became part of Keller Williams Northern Michigan thought Manistee’s Dwelling Realty. Prior to becoming a Realtor in 2013, Diebel owned a construction company and worked in the hospitality industry. Diebel moved to Free Soil from the Grand Rapids area in 2007. Keller Will…
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Area Public Schools fulfilled a longstanding request for a document that caused outrage in the community and sent a superintendent packing less than three months after being hired to lead the district.
LANSING — With an estimated 43,000 ages 16-19 seeking and finding summer jobs in the state, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed June as Youth Employment Month in Michigan.
This Week's Circulars
- High tensions on Mackinac Bridge: Fatal crash and two gun-involved road rage incidents in one day
- BREAKING: TCAPS releases 2019 complaint letter against former superintendent
- BREAKING: Two lift trucks tip on Cass Street Bridge
- Community reacts as TCAPS releases complaint letter against former superintendent
- District Court probation officers eliminated
- TCAPS trustees vote to release complaint letter against former superintendent after 20-month legal battle
- Local man dies after being stabbed near Goodwill Inn
- Family of crash victims healing at hospital; fundraisers set up to help with medical expenses
- Local man, "Tommy," dies after being stabbed near Goodwill Inn
- Be-Deviled: TCSF robs No. 5 Richmond for shot at title