Author: Christine Kanerva

Munson Rehab Therapists Train for Traverse City Ironman, 70.3 Triathlon

The Ironman is no easy race, its 70.3 miles of swimming, running, and biking. But two women from Munson Medical Center in Traverse City are taking on the challenge. Two rehab therapists from Mary Free Bed at Munson Medical Center have been training around the clock for Sunday’s Ironman race in Traverse City. For the last seven months, Megan LaPaine…

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Celebrates Grand Reopening in Traverse City

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Traverse City is relocating to better serve the community. It’s bigger and better than their old facility. And organizers say the new space will help the nonprofit continue to build homes in Grand Traverse, Leelanua and Kalkaska Counties. The Grand Traverse Region’s Habitat ReStore sells things like donated building supplies, furniture and major appliances….

Restoration Group Hosts Local Garden Tour to Raise Funds for Grain Mill

This weekend you have a chance to taste, see and smell some local gardens! Jeanie Brown definitely does not have a secret garden because she’s inviting people to come tour it on Saturday, August 17. And four others are opening up their gardens to visitors, too. It’s all to raise money to help restore another blossoming feature in downtown Manton:…

YMCA in Cadillac Hosting Free Event for People with Disabilities

The YMCA in Cadillac is giving people living with a disability free access to classes on Saturday, August 17. Some people with disabilities might struggle to get involved in certain exercise and activities, so the Y is hosting an accessibility day this weekend. On Saturday from noon to 3:00pm, the facility is offering swimming lessons, sensory yoga classes or family…

Teachers in Traverse City Get Back in the Classroom, WiredTC Conference

Nearly 300 teachers in Traverse City went to the fourth annual WiredTC conference, an innovative teaching and learning experience for teachers before they get back into the classroom. “Teachers are here and they’re dedicated and they’re working very, very hard to make the very, very best experience for our kids possible,” said Danelle Brostrom, educational technology coach for Traverse City…

Art Walk Central, Vote for Your Favorite Art Piece in Mt Pleasant

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Art reach of Mid-Michigan is hosting Art Walk Central, a unique competition that features more than 120 artists from across the region. Winners of Art Walk are awarded prizes for juror’s and people’s choice. That’s where you come in. Sylvia…