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Is TC Ready For Coronavirus? From Hospitals To Schools To Airports, Local Experts Talk Preparation & Advice

By Beth Milligan | Feb. 29, 2020

With more than 83,000 global cases and over 2,800 deaths, the novel coronavirus has now spread to every continent except Antarctica, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warning the disease could likely become a pandemic. But how much of a risk is it here in northern Michigan? The Ticker talks to health and medical professionals, school and travel industry representatives, and financial advisors to get answers on everything from Traverse City’s readiness level for an outbreak to lowering your risk of contracting the disease to adjusting your travel and investment planning.

Q: What is coronavirus?
A: COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a new form of coronavirus, a ...

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Top 10 Businesses Advance In Scale Up North Awards

Ten businesses have been chosen to advance in Traverse Connect's new Scale Up North Awards and will ...

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Eighth/Boardman Light To Be Installed; Some Night Closures Planned

A long-delayed traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Eighth Street and Boardman Avenue this ...

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No Winter Comedy Fest This Year

The Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival, which Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF) officials had said was ...

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First City Roundabout Planned, Plus Mixed-Use Development Proposed For West Front

The first roundabout located in Traverse City limits is slated for construction this fall or next spring. ...

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Today Saturday, February 29, 2020

7:00 AM

MUST LOVE BLUE at BLK\MRKT Art Space, TC

11 artists offer works focusing on the color BLUE, Feb. - March. Meet the artists at a reception, ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

NASTAR Midwest Championships

Feb. 29 - March 1. 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

Community Yoga For Every Body

Love your body through gentle breath/body movement. More Info >>

9:30 AM

Winter Guided Hike

Join Grand Traverse Conservation District staff on a guided hike through Brown Bridge Quiet Area to explore new ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

'Make Mine Abstract!' Invitational & Open Call Exhibition

Featuring artists Skye Gentle, Carol C Spaulding & Susan Thompson. OAC is asking artists to submit up to ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

2020 Wine Label Art Competition

Mission Point Lighthouse, in conjunction with Bowers Harbor Vineyards, is sponsoring this competition to design the bottle label ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

Featuring the photography of Howard G. Buffett. Forty photographs document the world hunger crisis as part of a ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day

On Aug. 1, 2014 artist Karen Bondarchuk set out to mark the passing time that her mother – ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Northport Photo Exhibition: Call to Artists

Photographers of all skill levels are invited to submit their work to the Northport Photo Exhibition, which will ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Printmaking & Invitational Open Call Exhibition

The exhibition will feature three printmakers: Andrew Jagniecki, Lauren Everett Finn & L.C. Lim. In addition, OAC is ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Pulped Under Pressure: The Art of Handmade Paper

With traditional hand papermaking at its core, this exhibit underscores important contemporary issues steeped in history & craft. ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Secrets to Relieving Knee Pain

Call 943-2100 to reserve your spot. More Info >>

10:00 AM

TADL MakerFest

Join TADL & the STEAM/Maker Alliance of Northwestern MI as over 30 regional Makers & STEAM aficionados are ... More Info >>

10:35 AM

Open Call for Submissions: "Citizen's Coping"-Artists respond to 4 years of an Administration

Higher Art Gallery is the incubator to new Non-Profit Art Organization: Project Civilization which is having it's first ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

2020 TC Restaurant Week

Feb. 23-29. Participating restaurants will offer three course meals for $25 or $35. Reservations encouraged. More Info >>

11:00 AM

Snowshoe Weekends

Held every Sat. & Sun. through March. Bring your snowshoes or cross-country skis. These are not guided tours. More Info >>

11:00 AM

The Vine to Wine Snowshoe Tour

Led by a guide, you will enjoy a casual snowshoe hike starting & stopping at three wineries along ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Art in Ice, Sweet & Nice

Watch 3,000 pounds of ice transformed into sculptures by regional culinary artists, students of Henry Ford College Culinary ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Gallery Exhibit #1

Art exhibit featuring the works of Colleen Cooper, Jay Petersen & Sheen Watkins. More Info >>

12:00 PM

Snowshoes, Vines & Wines!

Explore the easy to moderate trails & then warm up with a glass of mulled wine on the ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Arts! For Kids Winter Saturdays

Experience different media at three different art stations. Kids make creative art choices, interspersed with teacher directed lessons. More Info >>

1:00 PM

Fun in the Snow to Benefit TART Trails

Explore Brengman Brothers' property trails while fat tire biking, snowshoeing & cross-country skiing. Warm-up & refuel afterwards with ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

New Snowshoe Hikes

Choose from two ranger-led snowshoe hikes to explore the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore park. "Snowshoe Saunter" is ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Plein Air: Call to Artists

Northport's 2020 Plein Air event takes place from Sat., July 25 at 7am through Sun., July 26 at ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Youth Arts Exhibit

Celebrating the work of area K-12 art students & educators. On display Feb. 2 - March 14. An ... More Info >>

2:00 PM

"That Funny Puppet Guy"

Featuring ventriloquist Richard Paul. A Family Fun Show at 2pm ($15 adults, $8 youth under 18 + fees) ... More Info >>

2:00 PM

Gallery Talk: A Color Tour

Art educator Linda Young leads a conversational tour of COLOR, an exhibition of 2D & 3D color art ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

"That Funny Puppet Guy"

Featuring ventriloquist Richard Paul. A Family Fun Show at 2pm ($15 adults, $8 youth under 18 + fees) ... More Info >>

Patient Information Compromised In Munson Data Breach

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Garfield Township Commits Additional $200K To Boardman Lake Trail; Construction On Track For Summer

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Kingsley To Survey Residents In Order To Qualify For Grant Funding

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Dan O'Neil Announces Run For 104th State House District

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Resort Launches All-New Entertainment Center, With Axe Throwing, Bowling, Escape Room

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Sports Betting Coming To Traverse, Leelanau Casinos

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Collective Soul, Everclear To Perform At National Cherry Festival

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Traverse Connect Announces 25 Award Finalists

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NMC Names Two Fellows

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Dangerous Legal Drug? Or Nature's Answer To Opioid Addiction?

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Five Injured In Mayfield Township Crash

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Five Busted At Water Park

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There's A New Ticker In Town

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City Eyes Senior Center Design, Project Budget, Millage

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