Traverse City News and Events

What Is That Building?

By Ross Boissoneau | Aug. 24, 2019

When The Ticker reported on the AT&T building on State Street a few months ago, it piqued readers' interest in other buildings that might be hiding in plain sight. While that building serves as a nexus for a number of communication needs, others serve as homes, offices, or as-yet-undetermined uses.

When the corrugated steel and glass building at 719 Parsons Street (pictured top left) next to Olson’s Auto Body is completed, it will be a marijuana dispensary. Shannon Walters, part of an LLC that owns the building, said he hopes to have the building complete and operational in about eight weeks. “I started building it about three years ago. I ...

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NMC Fact Finding Report Could Bring Change In Negotiations

The contract negotiations between Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) and the college’s faculty unions – the NMC Faculty ...

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Road Commission Considers Intersection Upgrades Along Keystone, Hammond Roads

Grand Traverse County Road Commission (GTCRC) leaders are considering several intersection upgrades along Keystone and Hammond roads ...

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Commissioners Pass Line 5 Resolution, Reject Census Resolution

Grand Traverse County commissioners heard nearly two-and-a-half hours of public comment Wednesday before voting to approve a ...

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Troubled Waters In Fishtown

An effort to raise funds to overhaul Fishtown in Leland has hit a “wave” of issues, thanks ...

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Today Saturday, August 24, 2019

7:00 AM

Kingsley Heritage Days

Aug. 23-25. Today includes a 5K & Fun Run, Pancake Breakfast, Done Softball Tournament, "Tailgating in Paradise" Parade ... More Info >>

7:30 AM

Balloons Over Bellaire

Featuring over 20 hot air balloonists. Gather atop the slopes of Summit Mountain to watch the balloons take ... More Info >>

7:30 AM

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

Held on Saturdays from 7:30am-noon. More Info >>

8:00 AM

Rapa Nui - Power Island

Paddle 3 miles to Power Island, run 2.5 miles around the island, & paddle back to finish. More Info >>

9:00 AM

"Members Create" Exhibition

Opens Fri., Aug. 16 with a reception from 6-8pm. This exhibit showcases the talents of 50-plus GAAC members ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Empire Farmers Market

Held on Saturdays. More Info >>

9:00 AM

Free Program for Those with Memory Loss

Hosted by the Evergreen Experience. This farming & gardening program for those with memory loss is held on ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Suttons Bay Farmers Market

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10:00 AM

"Poetic Abstraction"

The combined works of Rufus Snoddy & Pier Wright. The Opening of this exhibit will be held on ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Alden Depot Art Festival & Model Train Show

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10:00 AM

Benzie Area Radio Control's 22nd Annual Air Show

Featuring radio controlled flying of model aircraft, fixed wing, helicopters, warbirds & jets. Free admission. 231-970-0088.   More Info >>

10:00 AM

Benzie Long Lake Water Tour

Register by contacting John Ransom: 231-882-4391; john@benziecd.org. Meet at end of Long Lake Rd., north of ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Forest Immersion at Swanson Preserve, Cedar

Join docents Shelly Yeager, Sharon Oriel & Mary Tris on a walk through ancient cedars to the shores ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

The Magic Thursday Artists Summer Show & Sale

Runs July 1 - Aug. 31. Enjoy over 100 works of original art in oil, pastel, acrylic & watercolor ... More Info >>

10:30 AM

Traverse Area Historical Society Downtown Tours

Meet at the Perry Hannah statue at the corner of Sixth & Union streets. These tours are conducted ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

"Sea to Sky"

Solo show of MI artist Edward Duff. Featuring recognizable scenes of the region & beyond. An opening reception ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Arts of Our Members Annual Exhibit & Sale

Paintings, photography, wood work, fiber art & more. Runs Aug. 16-25. More Info >>

1:00 PM

"Armand Merizon: His Life and Art"

Armand was a lifelong Grand Rapids painter remembered for his detailed landscapes & brilliantly colored abstractions. More Info >>

1:00 PM

"Lee Sung Keun: Interconnected "

S. Korean artist Lee Sung Keun creates sculptures of primordial shapes that, at first sight, evoke human cells ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

"Minglings: The Migration"

Featuring internationally recognized fiber artist Gerhardt Knodel. Inspired by a 17th century Ming dynasty textile fragment that traveled ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

"Transfigurement II"

MI ceramic artist Susanne Stephenson presents this retrospective exhibition.  More Info >>

1:00 PM

Livelylands Music Festival

Enjoy live music by The Go Rounds, The Sea The Sea, Escaping Pavement, Seth Bernard & many others. More Info >>

2:00 PM

Disney's The Jungle Book, KIDS

Held at 2pm & 7pm. More Info >>

3:00 PM

Kalkaska County Agricultural Fair

Aug. 21-24. Carnival & midway, petting zoo, pony rides, carriage rides, animal barns, shows, cute baby contest, motors ... More Info >>

4:00 PM

Saving Birds Annual Extravaganza

Award-winning, best-selling author Doug Tallamy returns to present "Are Alien Plants Really Bad?". Western swing music by the ... More Info >>

5:00 PM

"Showstoppers"

The OTP Young Company’s Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop presents their annual musical revue, SHOWSTOPPERS. More Info >>

6:30 PM

Balloons Over Bellaire

Featuring over 20 hot air balloonists. Gather atop the slopes of Summit Mountain to watch the balloons take ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Country Dance

Featuring the Straight Forward Band. 231-263-4499. More Info >>

7:00 PM

Disney's The Jungle Book, KIDS

Held at 2pm & 7pm. More Info >>

7:30 PM

Sousa!

Annual salute to America's March King, John Philip Sousa, by the Northport Community Band. More Info >>

9:15 PM

Stone Circle Gatherings

Performance poetry, storytelling & music are featured at this outdoor amphitheater every Sat. beginning June 29 through Labor ... More Info >>

Protests Planned Today At Commission Vote On Line 5, Census Resolutions

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Sleeping Bear Welcomes Landmark Visitors

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Cedar Woman Arrested For Morning Drunk Driving

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Recess Takes A Road Trip To Short's In Elk Rapids!

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Tenth Street Closure For Ten Days

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City Tree Policy Back In the Spotlight

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Staging An Intervention

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City Commissioners To Revisit Sealant Ban, Intersection Changes, Stormwater Rules

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Hickory's Next Big Chapter

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TC DDA Hires COO

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Dates, Times Set For Final NMC President Interviews

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Organizers, Athletes Gear Up For Ironman

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Long-Time Downtown Businesses City Bike Shop, McMillen’s On The Move

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Front Street Irregulars Meet (Quietly) To Aim For Intentional Growth Of Region

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