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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.
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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.

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)

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.
Midland Daily News

Nonprofit to host free homebuyer, money management classes

TRAVERSE CITY – Registration for Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency's Money Management and Homebuyer Education is open for the month of July. Due to the increase cost of living and additional expenses that the local community is facing, the agency’s Financial Management Services Department is offering free Money Management Workshop and Homebuyer Education for the month of July.
Wolverine State Watch

Crisis Welcoming Center a ‘good begin’ | Local News

TRAVERSE CITY — Many say a Crisis Welcoming Center that opened a few days ago in Traverse City is a good first step in establishing expanded mental health services. But the effort to improve services is far from over as several entities work together to establish a continuum of care that will include a crisis stabilization and diversion center, a residential unit, crisis services for children and more.

Heroes of the Cherry Festival

Meet four people who make that one week in Traverse City unforgettable. You could probably guess that pulling off a weeklong national festival that attracts thousands of people is no small feat. You might even know that a huge contingent of the people who make that festival happen are volunteers. But did you realize that some take a week’s vacation from their job to volunteer? Or that others, who get a small stipend, work dozens of hours before and after the week of Cherry Fest to ensure the event or element they run is an exceptional experience?

Hundreds protest in northern Michigan after overturning of Roe v. Wade

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- On Saturday, people in Traverse City joined others across the country to protest the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Hundreds of people gathered in the Open Space Park, chanting, "my body, my choice." People held signs in the air expressing their...

Cherry Republic and Mawby’s Sustain Sparkling Wine

Talk about perfect pairings. Two Up North companies who’ve transformed some of the region’s sweetest natural bounties into fruitful business empires have partnered up to create a product that truly sparkles. A blend of 60 percent cherry wine and 40 percent sparkling white wine, Cherry Republic and Mawby Sparkling Wine’s Sustain is an effervescent pour whose deep cherry hue, aroma, and flavor belies a delicate body and surprisingly light sweetness we didn’t expect from a cherry wine and absolutely adored. A portion of each bottle’s proceeds will go to the Great Lakes Business Network, which works to protect the Great Lakes and the blue economy that depends upon them. (That helps us feel extra good about making Sustain a mainstay of our backyard social hour this summer.) Find a bottle, $23, at Mawby (in-store and online) and at Cherry Republic’s Traverse City and Glen Arbor retail locations.,

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.