Traverse City News and Events

Flooding Hits Munson/Commons, Closes Streets, Causes Sewage Release

By Beth Milligan | May 29, 2020

A sudden burst of intense rains in Traverse City Thursday caused significant flooding throughout the city – with Munson Medical Center’s lower levels deluged, extensive damage incurred at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, city streets closed, and untreated raw sewage released into the Boardman River after a city pump failed.

More than two inches of rain fell Thursday afternoon, according to the Gaylord office of the U.S. National Weather Service, with additional rain continuing throughout the evening. The office issued a flash-food warning, advising that “excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses, as well as other drainage ...

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Venture North, Traverse Connect Launch Resiliency Fund

Venture North and Traverse Connect announced on Thursday that they would partner to launch a new “Regional ...

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Untreated Sewage Released Into Boardman River

Untreated sewage was accidentally released into the Boardman River Thursday afternoon during heavy rains and flash flooding, ...

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National Cherry Festival Foundation Launches Virtual Run Series

The National Cherry Festival Foundation is launching a virtual run series called the Michigan Harvest Challenge that ...

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Pit Spitters To Host Virtual Opening Day Today

The Traverse City Pit Spitters will hold a virtual Opening Day celebration today (Thursday) in lieu of ...

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Today Friday, May 29, 2020

7:00 AM

Mindful Movement (Yoga) & Meditation for Adults

Recurring drop-in class online via Zoom. Every Fri. from 7-7:45am. Register online or call 935-0355. More Info >>

8:00 AM

Bellaire Farmers Market

Held on Fridays from 8am-1pm. Currently only allowing a minimum number of individuals through at a time, & ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

Northport 2020 Virtual Plein Air From There

Call for Artists open until June 30 for the 8th Annual Northport Plein Air Paint Out event. Plein ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

Open Call for Submissions: "Citizen's Coping"

Artists of all mediums are invited to examine how the last four years have changed them personally (or ... More Info >>

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 >>

9:00 AM

Living Through the Corona Virus

The National Writers Series has launched a web site, "Life in the Time of Virus." They want to ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

The Woodland

A digital exhibit. You can also view the exhibit in the Higher Art Gallery, downtown TC showcase window. ... 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 >>

10:00 AM

Art in a Time of Coronavirus - A Postcard Response

Call-for-entry. Exhibit runs Sept. 11 – Nov. 5. This an exhibition of postcards created in response to the ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Busy Hands May 2020 Virtual Exhibit

Featuring the mixed media constructions of Denise Samuels. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Make a Mask, Make a Difference Contest

Now through July 6 Oliver Art Center is accepting donations of handmade masks from crafters, designers, seamstresses & ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Manitou Music Poster Competition

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2021 Manitou Music poster competition. ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Michigan Artists Gallery Virtual Spring Show 2020

"Out of the Woods: Mammals, Memories and Mud": Featuring six Michigan clay artists. Runs through July. More Info >>

10:00 AM

NMC Hosts Virtual Barbecue

Runs May 15-30. Featuring puzzles & activities to download, Dennos Museum's first-ever virtual gallery show, performances from NMC ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

New Views: Birdlandia

This virtual juried exhibition focuses on birds, both the literal & symbolic ways they help to describe our ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Power Tools - A Juried Exhibition

Seeking submissions for this exhibit through Aug. 12. The exhibit runs Sept. 11 – Nov. 5 & is ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Virtual Leland Air Exhibition

"Leland Air: A Plein Air Event." Paintings in this show will be created en plein air on Fri., ... 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 >>

6:00 PM

Virtual Happy Hour with Bonobo Winery

Carter Oosterhouse & Amy Smart join the winemaking team of Cornel Oliver & Dawie Conradie for an hour ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Leland Class of 2020 Drive By Celebration

The community is invited to drive around the parking lot, honk cheer & wave your arms for the ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Virtual: Dennos Film Series: "Eating Up Easter"

This film focuses on Easter Island & its booming tourism trade that rakes in money but brings about ... More Info >>

How Much Use Is Too Much For Boardman Valley Nature Preserve?

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Back To Cubicles? Northern Michigan Offices Are Going To Look Different

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911 Reports Slower Weekend Than Past Years, But With New Pandemic Calls

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How Big Was Traverse City's Big Weekend?

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Meet The Fascinating People Of 2020

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Turtle Creek, Leelanau Sands Casinos To Open

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Four Big Questions About Traverse City's Upcoming Tourism Season

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When Northern Michigan Bought Things With Traverse Dollars

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Reopening Parts Of Park Today

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More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Prepare To Open; Rec Rules Still In Limbo

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TCAPS Associate Superintendent Jame McCall To Retire

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Parks Officials: Stay Off "Rogue" Trails

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TCAPS Picks Next Superintendent

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BATA Adding Back Bayline, More Services June 1

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