Author: Christine Kanerva

Evart Receives $30,000 Grant to Improve Historical Homes

Exterior fixes to your home can be time consuming and costly. Thankfully, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority is awarding $1.4 million to dozens of communities across the state to help relieve that burden. Evart is just one community in Northern Michigan that is receiving money from the Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant. The goal is to help beautify the community….

Inspiring Women to Get In Motion; Michigan Runner Girl Hosts First Annual 10K, 5K

42822545_2410359109004837_7134511123327352832_n Show Caption Hide Caption 64856757_2979090485465027_1651924853894152192_n Show Caption Hide Caption 64308122_2979116495462426_3564725746469437440_n Show Caption Hide Caption 61640834_2941617869212289_8645123190881779712_n Show Caption Hide Caption 43288406_2423880204319394_3456749409654538240_n Show Caption Hide Caption Nearly a decade ago, Heather Durocher started Michigan Runner Girl, an inspirational blog that has evolved to great distances. It combines her new passion of running with her longtime career of journalism. “I really wanted…

CMU Students Showcase Short Films at TCFF

Central Michigan University Students are not strangers to the Traverse City Film Festival; and once again, these young filmmakers created short films to be showcased this week. “Peak leaves” by Andy Smilnak, “Spare Change” by Cheyenna Hole, “Divine Purposes” by Enrique Fonseca and “Silent Night” by Alan Shi will all be featured at the Old Town Playhouse on Friday. Shi…

GVSU’s Traverse City Campus Encourages Students to Stay in Northern Michigan

Four years ago, Grand Valley State University expanded its Physician Assistant Studies program to Traverse City. The goal is to encourage students to practice in Northern Michigan after they graduate. Alex Hogarth grew up Northern Michigan. He said it was nice to be home after graduating from GVSU in Grand Rapids. “Having the ability to come back here for my…

Avoiding Illness at the Fair and Festivals

There’s no better way to experience summer fun in Northern Michigan than by visiting one of our many family festivals or fairs, but the animals at those fairs could carry dangerous diseases. Dr. Michael Collins from the Department of Health and Human Services of Grand Traverse says that people sometimes forget the health risks involving animals when they go to…

Traverse City Summer Camp Teaches Students Cyber Security

Middle and high school students in Traverse City have been diving into the cyber realm. It’s part of the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program that’s across the globe; but these students aren’t learning to hack systems, they’re learning to protect them. Olin Kasperowicz, a middle school student at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School, said “It’s important because if a…