Traverse City, MITraverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion: Traverse City's urban design lacks vision

Traverse City’s planners are so focused on creating wealth and tax revenue with “high density” that they aren’t thinking about what will happen in the future. In 2017 Joe Minicozzi, a proponent of New Urbanism, came to Traverse City and in the Warehouse District at the Inside-Out gallery told people how his hometown of Rome, New York had been killed by malls. (You can see this on YouTube.) Traverse City was already built out to the limit, he said, and the only place to go was up. Greater density downtown, Minicozzi said, would create more tax revenue and would create a “strong community” with “walkability.”
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Trekking 100 miles, “Meijer Bear,” Other Wildlife Becoming Common Urban Visitors

Coyotes and deer and bears, oh my! If you feel like you’ve been spotting more wildlife around local neighborhoods, in parking lots, and near public roads lately, it’s not your imagination. According to Tim Lyon, a wildlife technician at Traverse City’s Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) customer service center, there has been a definite upward trend of wildlife wandering into northern Michigan urban areas. It’s an outcome caused by a variety of factors, from habitat disruption to a decline in hunting interest throughout the state.
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Traverse City, MITraverse City Record-Eagle

Jake Atnip: It's time to say goodbye, northern Michigan

It’s safe to say I had no idea how much I would fall in love with this community when I moved here three-and-a-half years ago. I penned a welcome column a couple of days after my arrival in 2018 expressing my excitement about the years ahead. Now, I write to...
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Job Alert: Companies hiring in and around Frankfort

Want to get yourself a job? Here are a selection of open positions in Frankfort: 1. Sales Support; 2. Bakery Associate; 3. Bilingual Spanish Sling Work At Home Customer Support; 4. FLEXIBLE Part-Time Merchandising / Stocking $14/hour; 5. Bilingual Spanish Work At Home Customer Experience Representative; 6. MULTIPLE POSITIONS
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Traverse City, MITraverse City Record-Eagle

Soaring home prices push local buyers out of hot housing market

TRAVERSE CITY — Nearly 400 residents around Spider Lake recently received postcards decorated not with images of beach scenes or sunsets, but snapshots of a local couple and their 1-year-old child. The text on the card told recipients that the couple might like to buy their house. Direct-mail isn’t the...
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Antrim County, MITraverse City Record-Eagle

Cherry farmers handle staffing shortages

TRAVERSE CITY — Nels Veliquette is quick to dispel the misconception that harvesting cherries is “unskilled labor.”. The Antrim County farmer says to consider a cherry tree shaker that costs about $100,000 a piece. “You think I’m going to put somebody on there that doesn’t have skill?” Veliquette asked. “If...
Traverse City, MITraverse City Record-Eagle

Experts: Goldfish flubs spell habitat trubs

TRAVERSE CITY — Whether it’s flushing them down the toilet or sending them down the river, releasing live goldfish into public water does more harm than good. In response to an outbreak of football-sized goldfish in some Minnesota lakes this summer, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is warning people about the dangers of introducing live goldfish to non-native waters.
Traverse City, MITraverse City Record-Eagle

New in Town: Opposite of a snowbird

I’ve been playing with this self-imposed question as my husband and I drive the long highway miles south of Michigan. We’re back on the road, house-sitting across multiple states as we visit with family and friends, explore the country, and avoid peak season northern Michigan housing costs. We’ll return to...
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Honor, MITraverse City Record-Eagle

Homestead Township releases 100 pages of documents in ongoing FOIA lawsuit

HONOR — Homestead Township officials acknowledged in court documents, filed as part of an ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, they “inadvertently failed to produce emails” which should have been disclosed. Earlier this month, the township released more than 100 pages of communications and copies of invoices for legal services...
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$275,000 grant to promote Industry 4.0 in northern Michigan

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New owner of Manton Mini Mart plans to 'keep tradition going'

MANTON — A few changes are in store during the next several months for the Manton Mini Mart, but for the most part, the popular business will remain as it’s always been — only with a different owner. “It’s been a tradition in Manton for 45 years,” said Jason Francisco,...
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Get hired! Job openings in and around Frankfort

Want to get yourself a job? Here are a selection of open positions in Frankfort: 1. CDL Driver/Mixer; 2. Accounting Technician 7-E9; 3. Legal Secretary - Part-time; 4. Home Delivery Driver; 5. CNC Lathe Machinist - Second shift; 6. General Labor / Site Cleanup - $17.25/hour; 7. Apprentice Trainee:
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