Traverse City News and Events

After A 95 Percent Drop In Passengers, Cherry Capital Airport Inching Back To Normal

By Luke Haase | May 31, 2020

After a staggering drop in passenger traffic of 95 percent in late March and April, Cherry Capital Airport is beginning to see a slow return to normalcy. The Ticker checked in with Airport Director Kevin Klein to see how bad it got, what $14.8 million in federal relief funds will be used for, and what the future of air travel might look like.

Ticker: What’s it like inside the airport these days?
Klein: Quiet. Our staff is [typically] about 26 people, but we had frozen new positions, so we’re now a staff of 20. The airline employees are working around the flight times and car rental staffs are doing similar. ...

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Four New Positive Cases Identified In GT County, Public Exposure Locations Shared

The Grand Traverse County Health Department reported four new positive cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the total ...

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54,000 Gallons Of Sewage Spilled Into Boardman, According To Estimates

An estimated 54,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Boardman River during an hours-long leak Thursday ...

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Will Front Street Become Pedestrian Only? We'll Find Out Monday.

A proposal to make the busiest part of Traverse City's downtown street pedestrian-only and convert State Street ...

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Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Offered This Weekend At Turtle Creek Stadium

The Grand Traverse County Health Department is partnering with the Michigan National Guard, Michigan State Police, and ...

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Today Sunday, May 31, 2020

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

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 >>

2:00 PM

Guided Walking History Tours of TC

A two-mile, two-and-a-half-hour tour held on Sundays at 2pm. Begins & ends at Perry Hannah Plaza located at ... 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 >>

Two More Cases Identified In Grand Traverse County, Both From Community Spread

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

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Venture North, Traverse Connect Launch Resiliency Fund

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Untreated Sewage Released Into Boardman River

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National Cherry Festival Foundation Launches Virtual Run Series

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Pit Spitters To Host Virtual Opening Day Today

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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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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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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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When Northern Michigan Bought Things With Traverse Dollars

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Meet The Fascinating People Of 2020

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