Traverse City News and Events

Anonymous Donation Sets Stage For Botanic Garden Expansion

By Craig Manning | April 22, 2019

Thanks to a big contribution from an anonymous donor, The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park is getting its next major expansion this year.

According to Karen Schmidt, who serves as board chairman for the Botanical Gardens Society, the nonprofit organization recently received $450,000 to put toward a new garden project. The money will be spent across three years and three phases at the Botanic Gardens property, located at the Grand Traverse Commons.

The new garden is the latest step in realizing a master plan that has been on the table since 2009. The Botanical Gardens Society itself dates back to 2000, when several community members got together with ...

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Are We Spoiling Our Pets, Or Treating Them Like The Family They Are?

Many northern Michigan residents are not alone when it comes to treating their pets like kids. As ...

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NMC Pilots Join Air Race

Two women from the aviation program at Northwestern Michigan College will be teaming up for the oldest ...

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GT Metro Reaches Tentative Deal; Garfield Township Reverses Decision To Withdraw

The three township members of the Grand Traverse Metro Authority Fire Department have all approved a tentative ...

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GT County Jail Administrator Resigns

Grand Traverse County Jail Administrator Captain Todd Ritter – who has been on paid administrative leave since ...

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Today Monday, April 22, 2019

5:30 PM

Earth Day Community Cleanup

Celebrate Earth Day at this after-work Community Cleanup Party. There will be snacks, drinks, a water-bottle refill station ... More Info >>

Enjoy Sleeping Bear Free This Saturday

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The (New) Bay Theatre's First 100 Days -- And Its Future

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NMC BBQ Tickets On Sale

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County To Increase Pension Payments, Expand Free Busing For Seniors

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Glass "Deliberately" Spread Across Sleeping Bear Dunes Beach

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City Leaf Pick-Up To Start April 29

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East-West Corridor Findings: Focus On South Airport & Keystone, Not Hartman-Hammond Bypass

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Kalkaska Citizen, Business Of The Year Named

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Changes Coming To The Ticker

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City Hires Team Elmer's For Eighth Street, Sidewalk Projects

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Handguns Stolen From Pole Barn

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Downtown Looks To Expand Staff, Identify Farmers Market Home, Prioritize Projects

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Bistro Foufou Closed; New Candy Store, Cafe, Eatery Opening Downtown; More Businesses On The Move

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