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Traverse City Police Investigating Fraud Cases After Man Loses $13,000

Traverse City Police are investigating cases of fraud that they believe could be tied to a larger issue to elder abuse. Police say that a 72-year-old man is out $13,000 after claiming to have given more than $8,000 in refinancing to a company called “Golden State America” for services he did not receive. He then sent more than $4,000 t a company in Florida to help him sell his time share.
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Inside The Kitchen at P&L Sammich Barista in Manistee

Patricia Shick spends each day stacking and slicing at P&L Sammich Barista in Manistee. “We are basically a build your own sandwich so you can ask for whatever you want,” she explained. The Manistee restaurant just opened in March. But it wasn’t Patricia’s idea. It’s was friend...

Traverse City Police Investigating Rise in Fraud Complaints

Phishing, telemarketing, mass marketing are all common forms of scams. The Traverse City Police Department is currently investigating two complaints of fraud made on Monday. A 72 year-old Traverse City man lost $13,000 after falling for real estate scams and now claims his bank isn’t helping him. “Typically these...

Join Us For Recess Next Week At Jacob's Farm!

Kick off the summer season in Traverse City with a special Recess event on Wednesday, June 1 at Jacob's Farm!. Attendees at The Ticker's monthly after-work happy hour will enjoy socializing and exploring the beautiful property at Jacob's Farm, drinks (including beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages, with mixed drinks available for purchase), delicious pizzas and appetizers, live music from Waterbed (starting at 6pm), and a chance to win great prizes, including:

Empire Asparagus Festival seeks submissions for Ode to Asparagus poetry, recipe contests

The Glen Lake Library will help celebrate the return of the beloved Empire Asparagus Festival on June 4 with their Ode to Asparagus poetry reading. Poets young and old are invited to submit their asparagus-themed poems. All styles are welcome, be it sonnet, haiku, or even limericks. Poems can be emailed to; mailed to GLCL, PO Box 325, Empire, MI 49630; or may even be dropped off at the library itself. Then, come to the library on Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m., and recite your inspired verse for our assembled poetry fans. The reading will take place outdoors, weather permitting, or in the Program Room if needed. All submissions will be read, ideally by the poets themselves, with a “Best in Show” awarded for most inspired presentation, as selected by the audience.

A $24 Million Juggernaut: A Look At Northern Michigan's Airbnb Market

Nearly $500,000: That’s how much money Airbnb hosts in the City of Traverse City area pulled in over Memorial Day weekend last year, with the average host earning $800 over the course of the weekend. That’s just one of many eye-opening statistics recently shared with The Ticker. As Traverse City approaches yet another Memorial Day weekend – and with it, the start of yet another summer tourism season – we crunch some of the numbers to find out just how big Airbnb is in northern Michigan.

Glen Arbor Cemetery holds Memorial ceremony

A grave dedication performed at the Glen Arbor Township Cemetery during the 2021 ceremony. Photo by Don Miller. The Glen Arbor Township Cemetery Advisory Board invites the public to attend the third annual Memorial Ceremony on Friday, May 27, at 10 a.m. This third annual grave dedication will be performed...

2022 Forest Trail Summer Sunset Series

Forest Trail Summer Sunset Series is bringing a new summertime music venue to the area (off US-31 between Manistee and Ludington). The summer series will host six evenings of live music while enjoying the natural beauty that Northern Michigan has to offer! The summer concert series will be at the festival grounds every other Saturday throughout the summer, and will consist of an opener followed by a headlining band to entertain you while you enjoy the afternoon and beautiful Michigan sunset. There will be food available and a silent auction to raise funds for our Annual Music Festival! Gates open at 4:00pm; Music ends around sunset.

'Coming-out party for NIL': Michigan's Ronnie Bell, Ryan Hayes, J.J. McCarthy to headline 'Wolverine Weekend' in Traverse City

NIL is in full swing across the country and with Michigan Wolverines football players, three of whom are set to host an exciting summer event. ‘Wolverine Weekend’ at Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Mich., will be headlined by U-M graduate wide receiver Ronnie Bell, graduate left tackle Ryan Hayes, a Traverse City native, and sophomore quarterback J.J. McCarthy.

Memorial Day events coming to Manistee County area

MANISTEE COUNTY — Memorial Day weekend is coming up and many organizations are hosting events to remember fallen veterans. Here are some of the things planned in Manistee and Benzie counties this Memorial Day weekend. May 28. 9 a.m. to noon — Manistee Farmers Market kicks off the 21st...

Traverse City Aims to Reclaim Guinness World Record for Largest Cherry Pie

We Michiganders know that Traverse City is the Cherry Capital of the World. As the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the northern Michigan town every July for the annual National Cherry Festival to celebrate the season's harvest. I don't tell many people this but my first ever concert was Leann Rimes at the National Cherry Festival in 1998-- good times!
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2 Bear Lake students participate in Endangered Species Chalk Art Event

BEAR LAKE — Bear Lake students Taylor Merrill and Victoria Hall participated in the Endangered Species Coalition's second annual Endangered Species Chalk Art Event. The competition took place from May 20-22, in honor of Endangered Species Day, which fell on May 20. Hall drew a tiger and Merrill drew...