Author: Cassidy Cobb

2020 Riverfest Re-Invents Due to COVID-19

For the third year, the Grass River Natural Area is holding their Riverfest, but this year it will be held virtually. Due to the coronavirus, they decided to keep it online to promote social distancing. It will be held on August 13. Since March 13, the Grass River Natural Area has not been able to put on any of their…

Bud Bash Cancels Due to Coronavirus Concerns

For the last 35 years, the Limberlost in Houghton Lake has hosted Bud Bash on the first weekend of August. The event normally brings hundreds of people and their boats to the lake. However, after consulting with local authorities and their employees, owners of the bar and restaurant felt it was in the best interest to cancel the event. It…

Grand Traverse Region Family Breaks Ground on Habitat for Humanity Home

Monday afternoon was an important day for one Traverse City family. “It really just feels like the beginning of the rest of my life here,” said Dewey Perault. Perault and his two daughters, Amara and Claire, haven’t always had the easiest time, moving a lot and not having a place to call their own. They qualified for a Habitat for…

Need for Child Care Increases as Uncertainty of School Year Remains

With the uncertainty of in-person learning for the school year, even more families are looking to child care and day care centers to send their children. This includes places like Angel Care Child Care in Traverse City. “We’ve definitely been having more families reaching out trying to find child care solutions,” said Karin Cooney, the Executive Director at Angel Care….

Manistee Military Family Reunites in a Special Way

After 20 years in the Navy, Petty Officer First Class William Travis retired and came back home on Monday. As part of his homecoming, he and his 3-year-old daughter got a few different surprises, thanks to his wife and Kylie’s daycare, New Generation Learning Center. “It all just sort of came together, we’re like a big family here and we…

Wexford Co. Board of Commissioners Approve New Plan for Octagonal Building

A historic building in Cadillac is looking for a chance at new life. The Octagonal Building has been standing for over a century. In the last decade, many have tried to find a new use for the building, but a Wednesday’s Wexford County Board of Commissioners meeting, one group brought a possible solution to the table. Veterans Saving Veterans proposed…

Milton Township Holds Public Hearing For Proposed RV Park Near Torch Lake

The Milton Township Planning Commission met on Tuesday night with a controversial topic on their agenda. They held a public hearing for the proposed RV Park that would be located near the intersection of Torch River Road and Crystal Beach Road, near Torch Lake. Ahead of the meeting, there were many that opposed this proposal. Some of the issues that…

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Reacts to Retiring of Redskins Name, Logo

It was announced Monday that Washington is dropping the name and logo Redskins from the NFL team. The decision comes from many people speaking out about how inappropriate and offensive the name is to the Native American community. “To be honest with you and very matter of fact, a day late and a dollar short,” said Frank Cloutier, the Director…

Emmet Co. Eagle Released Back Into the Wild

An eagle was released back into the wild on Wednesday after being rehabilitated from an injury. Back in April, the eagle was brought to the nonprofit With Feathers, which rescues, rehabs, and releases birds in Northern Michigan. After being taken to a veterinarian to be x-rayed, they found out it had a dislocated shoulder. With Feathers did not have the…