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12 Days Of Christmas Display Expands, Includes Student Art Contest

By Beth Milligan | Dec. 13, 2018

A 12 Days of Christmas-themed display that attracted thousands of visitors to Kids Creek neighborhood last year is expanding, with 20 houses hosting installations that will include holiday movie artwork from eight area schools.

Spruce Street resident Richard Odell, a former president of Interlochen Center for the Arts and The Leelanau School, is spearheading the neighborhood decorating initiative that will stretch the length of Spruce Street between West Front Street and Sixth Street, as well as Sixth Street between Spruce and Division. In 2017, Odell and his neighbors worked for months constructing set pieces for their front yards to represent the 12 Days of Christmas, including milking maids, drummers, swans ...

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Housing Slowdown Continues

Statistics from the Traverse Area Association of Realtors show that the slowdown in the housing market is ...

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The “Building Skills Competition” Pits NMC Vs TBA Students

In an effort to bring a greater awareness to the skilled trades as a viable career option ...

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The Bay: By The People, For The People

It was standing room only at the Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay Tuesday night as locals packed ...

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Today Thursday, December 13, 2018

1:00 PM

GT Musicale Holiday Program & Bazaar

Featuring the TC St. Francis High School Select Choir Ensemble & Soloists under the Direction of Scott Carter ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Homage: Inspired by Outstanding Canadian Women

This exhibition features 40 framed neckpieces created as a celebration & tribute to Canadian women, past & present ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Pangnirtung Weavings from the Dennos Museum Center's Collection

Featuring weavings from the Inuit art collection, by the artists of the Pangnirtung Weaving Cooperative. Hours: 10am-5pm, Mon ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1950

From the Detroit Institute of Arts, this exhibition features 40 works by late-19th & early-20th century artists capturing ... More Info >>

3:00 PM

Arts for All Holiday ACCESS & Open House

3-5pm, Arts for All Studio, TC. A monthly art & cultural outing for individuals with disabilities & their ... More Info >>

4:00 PM

Benzonia Academy Lecture Series

"Passenger Service on Northern Lake Michigan 1850-1960 ." Presented by Steve Harold. 231.882.5539. More Info >>

5:00 PM

Downtown Men's Shopping Night

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5:00 PM

Elk Rapids Business After Hours

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5:00 PM

Ladies Night in Elk Rapids

Shops will be open with specials & goodies. More Info >>

5:00 PM

Simply Delicious with Chef Tom & The Sisco Family Chefs

The Sisco Family will be sharing recipes, knowledge & samples at this event. RSVP: email ... More Info >>

6:00 PM

Detox Yoga Flow

Involves juicy twists & poses to help eliminate toxins from the body. Bring your own mat. Email: townsendsar ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

"The Nutcracker Ballet"

Presented by Company Dance Traverse & Dance Arts Academy. Featuring guest artists Sarah Wolff & Francis Lawrence. More Info >>

7:00 PM

Lessons Learned in Business & Life with Michelle White

Join Michelle, author of the new book "On a Pit & a Prayer," for a small business workshop ... More Info >>

Volunteers Sought For Winter Shoveling Campaign

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Online Renewal Now Offered For CPLs

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Rotary Charities Announces Fall Grant Recipients

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TC Commission Talks New Brown Bridge Rules, City Projects

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Commongrounds Aims For Eighth Street “Renaissance”

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How Much Northern Michigan Trash Really Gets Recycled?

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City Considers Allowing Food Trucks, Mobile Vending In Parks For Events

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"Christmas In The Village" At GT Commons This Weekend

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Blue Angels To Return In 2020

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Local Libraries Writing New Chapters

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GT County Names New Prosecutor

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Grand Traverse Resort Unveils Its Million Dollar Space

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Cars, Coffee, and Toys

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TC Baseball Unveils Team Name Finalists, Asks For Public's Vote

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