Traverse City News and Events

Private Schools Face Unique Advantages, Disadvantages During Mandated Closure

By Craig Manning | March 31, 2020

Schools in Michigan will remain closed until at least April 13 -- and it is widely speculated that Governor Gretchen Whitmer will officially end the 2019-2020 year in the next few days. And while public school teachers are still being paid through the mandated closure, things are more uncertain for private schools that rely on tuition instead of state funding.

Most private schools in the area are still collecting tuition, paying teachers, and providing instruction to students. Where many public schools have so far only implemented optional remote learning programs – and where the state has said it will not count these programs toward the mandatory instructional hours over the ...

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Downtown TC Cancels Events Through Mid-May, Including Start Of Farmers Market

The Traverse City Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is cancelling and/or postponing spring events through mid-May due to ...

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MDOT Begins $4.4 Million US-31 Project In Grawn

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is beginning work on a $4.4 million project this week to ...

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BATA Suspends Bayline Service

BATA is suspending its free crosstown Bayline route effective Wednesday, April 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

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Can The Count Go On?

Census Day 2020 falls on April 1 — a fact that might register as something of a ...

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Today Tuesday, March 31, 2020

9:00 AM

Call for Artists: "Sense of Home" Annual Community Fundraiser Exhibit

Presented by Higher Art Gallery to benefit Pete's Place, which is a branch of Child & Family Services ... More Info >>

9:15 AM

20 Mile Family Walk Challenge

Join this challenge to walk 20 miles with your family before April 6. Outside isn't cancelled! More Info >>

9:15 AM

How to Help

Bored? Feeling helpless? Contact your local hospital to see which supplies they need, such as masks, gloves, hand ... More Info >>

9:15 AM

Outside Isn't Canceled! Grand Traverse Kids' Bike Library

To keep elementary-aged students pedaling by making sure they always have a bike that fits, no matter their family’s ... More Info >>

9:30 AM

Bike to School Day Poster Contest!

For ages 0-18. Many kids are now homeschooling & looking for a creative outlet. Submit a Norte-inspired piece ... More Info >>

10:30 AM

WRCNM Provides Phone Help

Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan will provide counseling, advocacy, safety planning & therapy services by phone. The agency’s 24-Hour ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Free Community Lunches Daily

Espresso Bay & The Chef's In are providing free bagged lunches for healthcare workers, people over 60 & ... More Info >>

5:00 PM

Digital Services

Even with many closings, digital services are available at various libraries! Visit your library's web site for info. More Info >>

5:30 PM

"Along the Way: Vistas & Views"

Featuring the landscape paintings of artist Barbara Reich. Meet the Artist Opening Reception: Fri., March 6, 5:30-7:30pm. Runs ... More Info >>

Recycling, Reuse Prove Tricky During Pandemic

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A Tribute To Restaurateurs Who Started Outside

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Oryana Purchases Lucky’s Market: What Comes Next For Both Stores

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Michigan Tech Expands Its Traverse City Connections

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More Traverse City-Grown Innovations To Help The Coronavirus Fight

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No Bike Sharing This Summer, But TC Still Aspires To Be Bike-Friendly

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Grand Traverse County Declares State Of Emergency

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NMC Won't Return For Face-To-Face Classes This Semester, Commencement Postponed

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Working To Mint Traverse City's Next Healthcare Professionals

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Your Favorite Local Paper At Your Doorstep

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Preparing For The Worst: Munson Braces For Supply Shortage As Community Steps Up

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Cherryland Cares Grants $8,600 To Area Non-Profits

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Bayshore Marathon Cancelled For 2020

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TC Coronavirus Patient Flew On Cherry Capital Airport Flight, Visited Target

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