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On The March To Help Area Veterans

By Al Parker | June 23, 2018

At 22, Michael Roof (pictured) needed a little help. Fresh out of the U.S. Marines, he had a wife and newborn child, but just lost his job. Rent was due and bills were piling up when a veterans’ assistance program stepped up.
“They paid for groceries and the rent,” recalls Roof, who now has a chance to support other needy veterans as the new Director of Grand Traverse County’s Office of Veterans Affairs.  
Roof estimates there are about 20,000 veterans in Grand Traverse, Benzie and Leelanau Counties – the area his office serves – but according to data from the Veterans Administration, less than ...

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TC West To Participate In Student Spaceflight Experiment

Come 2019, a Traverse City West Senior High School experiment will be heading into space.
West ...

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TC Man Arrested For Assaults At Gas Station, Mall

A 27-year-old Traverse City man was arrested Thursday after randomly assaulting a gas station clerk as well ...

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National Writers Series Releases Literary Journal

The National Writers Series announced the release of its annual NWS Literary Journal Thursday.

The 159-page collection ...

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Munson Unionization Talks Yield Progress, Though Key Wages Issue Remains

Nearly 11 months after nurses at Munson Medical Center voted to unionize, negotiations are heading toward a ...

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Today Saturday, June 23, 2018

7:30 AM

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

Local produce, baked goods, flowers & plants every Sat. from May - Oct. Wednesday markets start the first Weds ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

45th Parallel Paddle Festival

Featuring a 6 mile race, recreational 3 mile race & Universal Duathlon. Lunch, awards & after party at ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Artist of the Month: Mary Kay Burbee

This exhibit runs through June. Mon. - Sat.: 9a-5pm; Sun.: 12-5pm. A Meet the Artist Reception will be held ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Barn Restoration Workshop

June 18-23. Hosted by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The workshop will address repairing “stone masonry walls ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Brandon's Breakfast

This breakfast fundraiser will honor a nephew of a family attending Fellowship Church. Brandon died by suicide a ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Frankfort48 Film Contest

June 21-23. Filmmakers have 48 hours to create a short film celebrating northern MI. There will be prizes ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Live Painting Demonstration

A free, live demo by OPA awards juror Roger Dale Brown. More Info >>

9:00 AM

Oil Painters of America Juried Summer Salon Show

Featuring about 230 pieces by many top oil painters. An opening reception will be held on Fri., June ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Run for Shelter

Goodwill’s Run For Shelter 5K Run & Walk will benefit the Goodwill Inn, northern Michigan’s largest homeless shelter. More Info >>

10:00 AM

"Earth, Wind, Water"

Artist Jerry Gates, who has spent his life studying the texture, shape & composition of natural surroundings, will ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

"My Time is Yours"

By 2018 Ann Hall Artist in Residence Megan Hildebrandt. This is an exhibition that will explore autobiography, the ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Artist Trunk Show: Michael Diduch, Great Lakes Photographer

As a sailor on the Great Lakes, Michael's photography captures the beauty in isolation, the grandeur of ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Authors Signings/Presentation

10am-noon: Christine Shreve will sign her book "I Saw Heaven in My Dog's Eyes." 12-2pm: Virginia Johnson ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Kid’s Pollinator Workshop

Learn about the importance of bees & take part in the bees' preservation. Enjoy exhibits, demonstrations & activities ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Leelanau Women Artists' Art Show

Featuring paintings, jewelry, handwoven clothing, home accessories, fused glass & basketry. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants

A Major Exhibition of National Geographic. Runs June 17 - Oct. 7. Dennos Museum hours: Mon.-Sat.: 10am-5pm; Thurs ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

OAC Exhibition

Artists Beth Bynum, Cynthia Foley & Sarah Innes will display their multi-media work from June 6 - July 13 ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Up North Pride 2018

TC's Official LGBT Pride Celebration is presented by The Michael Chetcuti Foundation, June 18-24 in downtown TC ... More Info >>

10:30 AM

Traverse Area Historical Society Downtown Walking Tours

Start at the Perry Hannah statue on the corner of Sixth St. & Union St., TC. More Info >>

11:00 AM

"Nature & Nurture": New Works by Melonie Steffes

Exhibit runs 6/15- 7/20. New works by local artist Melonie Steffes. An opening reception will be ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Center Gallery: Celebrating Rural Life

As seen by painters Barbara Cochran and Margie Guyot. An opening reception will be held on Fri., May ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Solo Show Featuring the Art of Melonie Steffes

An opening reception will be held on Fri., June 15 from 6-8pm. Steffes features "Nature & Nurture," Magical ... More Info >>

11:30 AM

"Two Sisters"

This exhibit features artwork by Theresa Youngman & Catherine Ufer. It runs from May 10 - June 24. Hours ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Type-In V

Bring your typewriter for a day of typing fun. More Info >>

2:00 PM

37th Annual Cedar Polka Fest

June 21-24. Enjoy games, a parade, tribute to vets, dancing, Polish food & more. More Info >>

4:00 PM

Find Your Park After Dark Summer Star Parties

From 4-6pm focus on the sun using solar telescopes. From 9-11pm will be an 85% gibbous moon; offering ... More Info >>

6:00 PM

Country Dance

6pm hot dog dinner; 7-10pm dance. Live music. 231-263-4499. More Info >>

7:30 PM

A Spring Evening of Wine, Sweets & Song with Canticum Novum

Fresh off performances at Carnegie Hall & collaborations with the TSO. Also enjoy light hors d’oeuvres featuring sweet ... More Info >>

8:00 PM

Andre Drummond of The Detroit Pistons: Club Host w/ Live Performance

With DJ Ricky T. Advance tickets: $15 + handling fee. More Info >>

Gaijin Closing; Simon Joseph To Launch New Restaurant In Space

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Jane Fonda Set To Attend Traverse City Film Festival

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Clean Energy Takes Center Stage At TC Conference

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TCAPS Students To Host Lemonade Stands To Raise Money For Schools, Promote Bond

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DDA Seeking Volunteers For Boardman River Leadership Team

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Downtown Valet Service Approved, Launches Wednesday

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Parks Partnerships Proposed

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Latest Real Estate Sales Numbers Mixed

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City Delays Decision On Short-Term Rentals

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Your Last Chance To Nominate A Young Leader

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Families Against Narcotics Launching In TC Thursday

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Cyclist Injured In Crash

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Free Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Thursday

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Northport Woman Killed In Division Street Crash

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