Empire, MI

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.
Picture for Maintenance worker finds man, woman dead in Northern Michigan apartment complex

Copemish Woman Dies In Manistee Co. Crash

A Copemish woman has died after a car crash in Manistee County. Michigan State Police say 32-year-old Amber Roussain was driving on Faylor Road on Sunday afternoon when she went off the road. Her car hit a mailbox and tree before flipping over. Roussain was thrown from the car and...
Picture for Copemish Woman Dies In Manistee Co. Crash

The National Cherry Festival: A Traverse City Tradition

Beginning on Saturday, July 2, the National Cherry Festival kicks off in Traverse City, filling eight days of summer fun in Traverse City. While many locals think they have a good grasp of the festival’s roots, you may be surprised at some of the interesting history of this incredibly popular Michigan tradition.

Menu Monday: Polish Countryside Kitchen in Cedar

Kielbasa, pierogi, kapusta, and golabki….when you hear these words, you think of polish food, right?!. Today’s ‘Menu Monday’ features Polish Countryside Kitchen in Cedar, a food stand that offers traditional Polish food to those craving something a little more authentic. Run by owners Tom Koch and...
Midland Daily News

Cabbage Shed to host eating contest

ELBERTA – Visitors to the Cabbage Shed will again get to watch Benzie County residents stuff their faces to help support the Village of Elberta's farmers market. A cabbage eating contest is planned for 3 p.m. on July 2 at the Cabbage Shed, located at 198 Frankfort Ave. in Elberta.

Benzie Wellness and Aquatic Center hosting water safety program

FRANKFORT – The Benzie Wellness and Aquatic Center is again partnering with the city of Frankfort to offer a swim skills and water safety program free of charge for area children,. The program will be held in two sessions, one from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and one from 11:30...

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.

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.

City Commissioners Meet for Year End Budget Adjustments After Year of Rising Prices

Traverse City Commissioners met Monday to approve extra expenses and revenue to this year’s budget. The year end budget adjustments happen every year to make sure the city’s money is balanced. However, due to higher-than-expected-costs this year’s was a bit more challenging. City Manager Marty Colburn says some bids came in higher than what they originally budgeted.

TCAPS To Hire School Safety Liaison, Consider Outside Security Assessment

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) trustees voted Monday to hire a school safety liaison, a dedicated coordinator who will serve as the district’s point person overseeing safety drills, working with local law enforcement and emergency management representatives, and enhancing security measures at TCAPS schools. School security has dominated board discussion recently following shootings at Oxford High School and other schools across the country, with TCAPS trustees next set to have a July 14 study session with a third-party firm on a potential districtwide security assessment.

Dos Arboles offers fresh take on Mexican food

Dos Arboles is Frankfort’s newest restaurant. (Courtesy photo/Cathy Boissoneau) Tacos? Check. Tequila? You bet. Festive colors, great views and ambience? Oh yeah. From the creators of Birch and Maple, conveniently located right next door, it’s Dos Arboles, Frankfort’s newest restaurant. Summertime is here and it’s common to see people lined up outside waiting for it to open.