Jamie Grace of Century 21 Northland was named president of the Northern Great Lakes Realtors Multiple Listings Service at the organization’s awards and installation of officers ceremony at the Park Place last month.

Downhill ski enthusiasts pump a whole lot of cash into northwest Lower Michigan’s economy. Skiers ski — but they also eat, drink, sleep and consume.


TRAVERSE CITY — Young people should travel the electronic road with caution, the Better Business Bureau’s Troy Baker told students in a classroom at Traverse City Christian School.


FRANKFORT — Crystal Lake Township voters are heading to the polls March 10 for a redo on recreational marijuana after an August election was challenged.


TRAVERSE CITY — A Williamsburg man escaped a slippery situation without injury after he lost control of his truck and nearly ended up in East Grand Traverse Bay waters.

TRAVERSE CITY — The head of Northern Lakes Community Mental Health will deliver an annual presentation to the Grand Traverse County board Wednesday, following a stalled attempt by commissioners to hire an outside accountant.

BEULAH — Voters in Benzie County are being asked to renew a .49-mill tax that funds Benzie Bus and a $3 surcharge that pays for 911 operations.

The Traverse City Central High School Students for Environmental Advocacy Club recently received a $500 Green Grant from Cherry Republic as part of the 30 Days of Giving program. Funds allow the school to include plastic, tin and metal in their recycling efforts.

A FIRE of unknown origin was discovered in the clothes room of Hall 11 at the Northern Michigan Asylum Sunday morning. Although the blaze spread so quickly that the room was all on fire before efforts could be made to subdue it, the Asylum Fire Brigade extinguished it without calling the fire department. The contents of the room were entirely destroyed, but outside of that, the greatest damage was done by water. The loss has not been ascertained, but the necessary repairs will be made at once.

TRAVERSE CITY — A proposed cap on more short-term rentals in two of Traverse City’s commercial districts might have some wiggle room.

There is a new buzzword floating around in the world of business. It is “solopreneur.” This is essentially a blend of two words: solo and entrepreneur. The term is used to describe someone who owns and runs their own business without any employees or partners.

TRAVERSE CITY — Family Video will close its Eighth Street location at the end of the month. Silver Spruce Brewing, which currently occupies half the building, will expand to take over the space.

FRANKFORT — Ellie Harold considers herself a latecomer to the world of art, but that did not stop four of her oil paintings from being selected for display at the American embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia.

ELK RAPIDS — Al and Elaine Vasquez built their lives around Vasquez Hacienda. Loosely translated from Spanish, the business name means “Vasquez house.”

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan residents received more than 1.5 billion robocalls in 2019, and online scammers even commandeered the comment section of the Attorney General’s YouTube channel.

KALKASKA — There’s a place in northern Michigan where officialdom unabashedly embraced the cannabis industry, and it has come with both pros and cons for employment across the community.

TRAVERSE CITY — Contributions to a failed effort to recall state Rep. Larry Inman, R-Williamsburg, hit $97,131 in 2019.

TRAVERSE CITY — One preschooler is still napping while her classmates are up and eating their afternoon snacks at the Angel Care preschool and day care center at Old Mission Peninsula School.

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