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Copemish Woman In Critical Condition After Crash

A Copemish woman was taken to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City in critical condition after a crash on Sunday. Troopers from the Cadillac State Police Post say they were called to the single vehicle crash around 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon. They say the 32-year-old woman was driving on Faylor...
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Maintenance worker finds man, woman dead in Northern Michigan apartment complex

GARFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – A man and woman were recently found dead in a Traverse City-area apartment complex when a maintenance worker checked in on a unit, WPBN/WGTU reports. Around 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, Grand Traverse County sheriff’s deputies responded to Brookside Commons apartments in Garfield Township for a report of two people found deceased. The man and woman discovered were both in their 60s and were romantically involved.
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The 4 Must-Visit Restaurants of Sleeping Bear Dunes

After a beautiful hike through the woods or an afternoon at the beach, put a cherry on top of your day at these restaurants near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. We follow along as Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau takes us to an iconic waterside restaurant in Fishtown, the year-round lakeside resort, The Homestead, and downtown Glen Arbor.
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The Wind Beneath The Blue Angels' Wings

Crowds gather along Grand Traverse Bay to gaze into the sky for the biggest beach bash of the year. A voice shouts, “There they are!” Cameras rise in unison, and the thundering roar of the F-18 Super Hornets announce the bold arrival of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Cadillac church building a total loss after overnight fire

WEXFORD COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- "I couldn't believe it. I guess I'm still in shock." This was Will Markham's reaction to seeing the church building he preached in every Sunday for the last 21 years, go up in flames. Marham was contacted by neighbors early Saturday morning who told him his church was on fire. Markham lives less than a mile away. The cause of the overnight fire is still under investigation, but Markham says the building is a total loss.

Cast Iron Kitchen Coming To TC, Habibi Moving, Cut & Run Coffee/Coworking Space Opening; More Restaurant/Retail News

Cast Iron Kitchen is opening a Traverse City restaurant in the former McGee’s 31 space near Chums Corner, Habibi Middle Eastern Coney & Curry is moving to the Cherryland Center, new coffee shop and coworking space Cut & Run is opening in the Breakwater building in the Warehouse District, and numerous other businesses are on the move in The Ticker’s latest look at local restaurant and retail news.

Meet Fishtown’s charter fishermen

Captain Jimmy Munoz aboard his boat Cutter. Photo by Sandra Bradshaw. The beloved Up North destination we all know as Fishtown has been a commercial fishing spot since the late 1800s. Located in Leland at the mouth of the Leland River, which flows into mighty Lake Michigan, it’s a portal caught back in time—a collection of well-weathered old fishing shanties, fishing tugs and charter boats that are lined up along the Leland River. Here we can watch hundreds of years of continuous history oozing with charm that unfolds, day in, day out. Here, too, we can still see and feel a connection to the long tradition of fishing in the Great Lakes, a tradition far older than even the country we live in. Visitors from all over come to visit and fish here.

People Worship at Revival Center Church Despite Saturday’s Fire

Despite a fire Saturday morning that destroyed the Revival Center Church in Cadillac, worshipers still gathered Sunday for service. As investigators work to determine what caused Saturday’s fire, people from all around stepped up to make sure they had a Sunday service. They held service today in a tent on top of a hill, overlooking the charred up church. Pastor Will Markham says although the building is gone, the church is not.

YMCA Camp Torenta Welcoming Campers Back for the Summer

YMCA’s Camp Torenta in Cadillac has been open for more than 100 years, and one thing that’s stayed the same is being a place for kids to enjoy their summer days. “No matter what your role is, a camper, counselors, staff, it’s all a lot of fun,” said Loretta Slocum, Director of Youth Development at YMCA.

Looking Back for June 27: Kaleva had highest average applicants in county for canning sugar

Maintaining Our Healthy Forest is the theme of this year’s Forest Tour 2002. Following tradition, this tour covers the Manistee National Forest as well as private land to highlight modern and historical forest management practices. The tour includes a brief summary on the appropriate management in maintaining the health of different types of forest like aspen and oak. Historical background on the forest’s history, from the pre-settlement times to modern issues will also be included.

The Interlochen Collection: Roger Bobo

Hear performances featuring the legendary tuba player Roger Bobo, from his time as a teenage camper at Interlochen's National Music Camp to his quarter of a century with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Music heard in this episode. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Tuba Concerto; Orien Dalley/University Orchestra with Roger Bobo (August 1956)

Keeper of the light:Stories from South Manitou Island

Leland- Come summer, Jonathan Schechter often trudges daily up (and down) the 117 steps up to the. top of a lighthouse towering more than 100 feet above Lake Michigan. “The life of a volunteer lighthouse keeper is an exciting and at times challenging position,” said Schechter. “Island guests want to climb to the catwalk and my role is to be sure it’s both safe and informative as we climb up.”

Leland Library hosts “Irish Immigrants in Michigan” authors

On Thursday, June 30, at 2 p.m., the Leland Township Library and the Leelanau Historical Society will host the authors of Irish Immigrants in Michigan: A History in Stories, Pat Commins and Elizabeth Rice. Ireland is a country of incredible beauty. In the 1800s, Ireland was also a land of...

Tall Ship Madeline sails again on West Grand Traverse Bay

It has been well over two years since the Traverse City icon and Good Will Ambassador, the Tall Ship Madeline,gracefully sailed over West Grand Traverse Bay’s waters and beyond. The 55-foot ship, with a sparred length of 92 feet, was built between 1985 and 1990 by more than 165 Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) volunteers who gave over 40,000 hours to build the schooner, a replica of an 1840s commercial vessel that once sailed our local waters.