Traverse City News and Events

City Lawsuit Updates: What’s Next For Building Heights, Recreational Marijuana?

By Beth Milligan | Jan. 27, 2022

Two lawsuits could bring significant changes to Traverse City in 2022 and beyond, including a new federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a city charter ... Read More >>


Group Launches Fundraising Campaign To Build New Pickleball Courts At Bowers Harbor Park

By Craig Manning | Jan. 27, 2022

A committee of local community members, affiliated with the Traverse Area Pickleball Association (TAPA), is seeking to build eight brand-new dedicated courts for pickleball at ... Read More >>


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Offers Free School Programs

Jan. 26, 2022

Students across the state can learn what watersheds are and how they can help keep them healthy through a hands-on program from Sleeping Bear Dunes ... Read More >>


NMC, Munson Face Familiar Challenges To Four-Year Nursing Degree Legislation

By Craig Manning | Jan. 26, 2022

Officials at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) think they could solve northern Michigan’s nursing shortage. They just need a political assist to do it. For a ... Read More >>


City Commissioners To Pursue Master Plan Rewrite, Land Acknowledgement Policy

By Beth Milligan | Jan. 25, 2022

Traverse City commissioners agreed Monday to seek proposals for a consultant to help rewrite the city’s master plan – the key document that outlines the ... Read More >>


Traverse Wine Coast Wineries Win Big At San Francisco Wine Competition

By Craig Manning | Jan. 25, 2022

Wineries belonging to the “Traverse Wine Coast” were showered in accolades at the recent San Francisco Wine Competition, the largest wine competition in the United ... Read More >>


ZZ Top To Play National Cherry Festival

By Beth Milligan | Jan. 24, 2022

Rock band ZZ Top has been added to the lineup for this year's National Cherry Festival, organizers announced Monday. ZZ Top will peform at the ... Read More >>


Homelessness Up North

By Beth Milligan | Jan. 24, 2022

Across the northwest Lower Peninsula, hundreds of Michiganders are struggling to find shelter this winter.  It’s not a new situation, but the problem is steadily ... Read More >>


Armored Vehicle Back On County Agenda

By Beth Milligan | Jan. 24, 2022

After approving a 2022 budget in December that allocated funds for a new armored vehicle for the Sheriff’s Office, Grand Traverse County commissioners will revisit ... Read More >>


From Bubba To Left Foot: What's In A Name (Part Two)

By Ross Boissoneau | Jan. 23, 2022

Almost a year ago, The Ticker  clued you in on the origins of local names, from Sex (the wine) to Mode’s Bum Steer to Hexenbelle.  ... Read More >>



Traverse City Light & Power Names Next Executive Director

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DDA To Consider Parking Changes, Hiring Firm To Study Future Direction For Downtown

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National Cherry Festival Combines Heritage, Junior Royale Parades Into New Parade

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Rachel Johnson Named NMC's Board Chair For 2022

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"We're Pushing Through": Munson's Matt Wille On Running The Hospital

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Disability Network Offers COVID-19 Vaccines For Homebound Individuals

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100 Local Scholarships Now Available

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Code Blue: How Cold Weather, COVID, And Short-Staffing Are Straining Traverse City's Homelessness Resources

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Anishinaabe History Project, Liquor License Transfers, River Wall Contract Top City Agenda

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TCAPS MLK Installation Destroyed At Ashton Park

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'A Massive Opportunity': Ty Schmidt Talks New Organization, TCAPS Health And Wellness Initiative

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TC Tourism Commits $100K To TBAYS Soccer Fields Expansion

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Beyond Dry January: Non-Alcoholic Options Expand In Traverse City

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Winter Sojourn: Low-Key Weekend Getaways

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