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Lights Out: Here’s What’s Behind The Recent Uptick In Local Traffic Light Outages

Feel like there have been an unusual number of traffic light issues around town lately? You’re not wrong. In the past four months, the Grand Traverse 911 Facebook page has posted more than 15 bulletins notifying locals about traffic light outages or malfunctions, including five incidents in June alone. Those light problems have occurred all over the community, including at major intersections on Grandview Parkway, Munson Avenue, South Airport Road, and more. Is this streak of outages merely a coincidence? Or is it the sign of a wider-spread problem with local infrastructure? The Ticker investigates.
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25 Summer Events You Won’t Want to Miss This July 2022

From Michigan Legacy Art Park’s Summer Sounds Series to the return of the Traverse City Film Festival, here are the 25 Northern Michigan events you won’t want to miss this July. There’s something for everyone!. Summer Sounds Series // Thompsonville // July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
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St. Francis seniors bring home back-to-back relay state titles

Its tough to repeat as a track and field state champion, especially when you need the help of two new teammates as part of a relay. That didn’t stop Traverse City St. Francis runners Thomas Richards and Jacob Heeringa from winning back-to-back 4x800 meter relay titles at the Division 3 state finals.
Old Mission Gazette

Opinion: Farmers Get Weed-Whacked on Moratorium, Part 3

After plowing them under and treating them like a pesky weed, Peninsula Township has now weed-whacked the farmers and added others to their swath of destruction in a misguided attempt to whack the wineries after the drubbing the Township received in federal court. At last week’s meeting (Tuesday, June 14),...

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to host Junior Angler Day

EMPIRE – Looking for a place to teach children about fishing: Look no farther than the Junior Angler Day event planned for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Junior Angler Day is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 2 at Loon Lake, located on M-22 west of the Platte River Campground. Join the park's mobile visitors center and complete all activity stations to learn about aquatic food webs, water safety the Leave No Trace program and the importance of fishing to the Anishinaabek.

Trio of locals starred in CHICAGO, the Musical at Old Town Playhouse

Karen Cross (above) played Matron “Mama” Morton in CHICAGO. Photos by Harpe Star, Courtesy of Old Town Playhouse. The Old Town Playhouse (OTP) in Traverse City just finished a run of CHICAGO, the Musical. It created tremendous buzz as one of the best-ever productions at OTP. Directed by Brett Nichols, the show included three Leelanau County women who brought great energy, talent, and pizzazz to their roles. Karen Cross played Matron “Mama” Morton, Elena Sica Mosher played Katalin Hunyak and was a dance captain, and Miishen Willis was understudy for Roxie Hart, and played Liz in the ensemble.

The Culvert King of Acme Township

It’s hard to miss Dick Mallery’s driveway on Lautner Road in Acme Township. It’s littered with puddles, ruts and ravines – signs of a waterfall that flows here all too often. In the past, the Grand Traverse County Road Commission has thrown gravel on top of...

Traverse City waterfront hotel kicks off season of great outdoor dining spots

TRAVERSE CITY, MI - Nothing says summertime chill in Traverse City more than relaxing outside - and bonus points if you can snag a spot by the water. The team behind the newly-renovated Delamar Traverse City hotel is loving their location along Grand Traverse Bay this time of year, and recently threw a garden party to celebrate the kick-off of their summer patio season.

Author Sharon Emery Explores Overcoming Loss, Disability and Human Resiliency in “It’s Hard Being You”

Sharon Emery struggled with the losses and limits she faced but couldn’t change – no matter how hard she tried. And she did try. First with her incurable severe stutter, then with the death of her daughter, Jessica, and the too-early deaths of her own younger siblings. Meanwhile, her “broken” voice meant her long career in communications was regularly a battle.

City Settles With Peninsula Place Developer; Petitions Circulating To Repeal Proposal 3

Traverse City commissioners this week approved a settlement agreement with 326 Land Company – the development group behind the Peninsula Place project on State Street next to the Park Place Hotel – that will allow construction to proceed on the building with some architectural features over 60 feet. Meanwhile, the charter amendment requiring a public vote on buildings taller than 60 feet, Proposal 3, could be repealed under a ballot petition being circulated by a group of local citizens and leaders.

Hiking tour program gives guests a new look at Sleeping Bear Dunes

EMPIRE — Getting out into nature can be a challenge, but for Julie Den Uyl, it’s just a walk in the park. The outdoor lover and licensed tour guide is looking to make it as easy as possible for people to explore the northern Michigan wilderness at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Trees and Treaties: Exploring Anishinaabek Connection to the Plants and Policies around Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Summer programing officially kicks off Saturday, June 25, with two guided hikes as part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s Anishinaabe Lifeways project. Join special guest and Anishinaabe historian, Eric Hemenway, to explore the lakeshore while learning about the Anishinaabek connection to the area. The environment goes beyond natural...

Community gathers for Traverse City mom battling cancer

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Traverse City mom is battling breast cancer for a second time. Friends of Kelly Hayes have spent the past ten days creating a fundraiser to help with medical costs. Kelly beat breast cancer back in 2019 after a double mastectomy and chemotherapy. Last...

Grants, Donations Bring New Accessibility To Interlochen Venues

Thanks to four nonprofits and individual donors, those with hearing impairments will be able to better experience the arts at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Rotary Charities, The Les and Anne Biederman Foundation, The Oleson Foundation, the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, and Interlochen alum Robert Wade Anderson have partnered with Interlochen to provide hearing assistive systems in seven of the most-utilized public venues at Interlochen Center for the Arts. The $118,000 project will allow guests with varying levels of hearing loss equal participation and inclusion during performances.

2022 Traverse City Team Hope Walk To Support HDSA

TRAVERSE CITY — The Upper Great Lakes Region of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Traverse City Team Hope Walk on Saturday, August 13th at 10:00 AM at Sunset Park. All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) and their families.