Traverse City News and Events

Underachiever On State Street

By Patrick Sullivan | March 20, 2019

A giant building on State Street in downtown Traverse City building almost “hides in plain sight,” though it takes up over half the block, seemingly sits mostly idle, and is tax exempt, at least as far as the City of Traverse City is concerned.

Jean Derenzy, who took over as executive director of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) last year, has noticed: The AT&T building at 142 E. State is valuable real estate, and it’s going underused, she says.

Derenzy says the DDA has approached AT&T to start a conversation about doing something different with the property, though nothing has yet materialized.

“We are trying to start those discussions ...

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New Traffic Signal Being Installed At US-31/Rennie School Road

A new traffic signal is being installed at the intersection of US-31 and Rennie School Road near ...

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Munson, Nurses Union Reach Tentative Three-Year Agreement

Munson Medical Center administrators and nurses represented by the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) have reached a tentative ...

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Police Stay Busy Over St. Pat’s Weekend

Too much drinking by revelers made St. Patrick’s Day and the previous day eventful ones for Traverse ...

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Brass Knuckles Lead To Arrests

A bizarre encounter in the Grand Traverse Crossing parking lot led to another encounter across town that ...

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Today Wednesday, March 20, 2019

7:00 AM

Winter Walk Wednesdays

Presented by Norte. All community members are invited to commit to walking to work, school, as an errand ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

Call for Artists: Ceramics Exhibition

Apply through March 23 for "Bodies of...", a juried ceramics exhibition. More Info >>

9:00 AM

"Wood, Woods, Wooden"

An exhibition that approaches the material (wood), the place (the woods), the state (wooden) from fresh, innovative & ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Call for Photographers - Northport Photo Exhibit

2019 Northport Photo Exhibit: June 21-30. Limited to 35. Photographers Reception: June 21, 6pm. More Info >>

10:00 AM

"Neu Histoires"

This exhibit by Jesse Jason will feature a collection of abstract, narrative works with a central focus on ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Call For Artists: Modern Archetypes

An all female artist exhibit exploring the idea of human consciousness & how archetypes unite all of us ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

New Exhibition at OAC

Featuring work by TC artists Marcia K. Hales, Dorothy Anderson Grow & Julie Braverman. An opening reception will ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Kathleen Hoagg Art Exhibition

New Line Drawings by TC artist Kathleen Hoagg. Reception with the artist: Fri., March 15, 6-7:30pm. More Info >>

11:00 AM

World Down Syndrome Day

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day through the Fiesta Gives Back program. Visit for the voucher. More Info >>

11:47 AM

Call For Artists - Northport Plein Air Paint Out

Open now thru May 1. Artists paint July 27 & 28. Reception & wet paint sale on July ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Habits of Time Management

Today features "Taming Your Technology." Presented by NorthSky Nonprofit Network. Register. More Info >>

12:30 PM

Maintain Your Trees' Health

Join Tom Deering from Deering’s Tree Service as he discusses how to identify common illnesses that affect local ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

"Entire Life in a Package"

The story of millions of refugees with millions of packages, suitcases...sacks. “Life packages” that hold the desire ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

2019 Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition

Featuring art made by local artists over the last year, juried by a regional arts professional. Runs Feb ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

2019 Youth Art Show

Celebrating the work of K-12 art students & educators from throughout the Grand Traverse region. An opening reception ... More Info >>

3:00 PM

Arts For All Youth Art Classes

Art Escapes for high school aged students. Learn from artist Dani Knoph about Northern Michigan Wildlife, & try ... More Info >>

4:00 PM

Northern Michigan Wedding Expo

Win thousands of dollars towards your wedding services & give back to local animals. Presented by The Traverse ... More Info >>

5:30 PM

Free Screening: “Straws” - The Danger of Single Use Plastics

Photo gallery, film screening & community discussion. This event is sponsored in part by the Native American Student ... More Info >>

6:30 PM

Planting Workshop: Remove Invasives; Plant Natives!

Learn how to prepare your planting site by removing any non-native invasive plants with & without the use ... More Info >>

6:30 PM

When Helping Hurts

The “Small” Group Experience by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert. If you are interested in learning about the ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

TSO Civic Sinfonia Strings Program

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One-Tank Road Trips

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Taco Castle Opening In Kingsley, Downtown TC Changes, More Restaurant/Retail News

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Local Businesses Named "Companies To Watch"

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Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award Winner Named

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Two New Curling Facilities Planned For Region

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Seventh Street Closure Today

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Transparency Is An Expensive Hassle, But Worth It

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Local Real Estate Sales Reverse Trend

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Free GT Pie For Pi Day

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Glen Lake Library To Close, Move, Expand

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NMC Alum Designs New Commemorative U.S. Postal Service Stamp

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Live Storytelling Event Kicks Off National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Road Construction, BATA Projects To Be Previewed At Event

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