Author: Madison Gardner

First Full Day of the 2019 Traverse City Film Festival

Excitement is filling the streets and theaters in Traverse City for the 2019 Traverse City Film Festival. Today is the first full day of the festival and there is plenty to see and do. Meg Weichman, the Creative Director of the festival shares what’s new this year, “We’ve updated and moved the kid’s fest to before our family friendly open…

The 32nd Annual Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers, Engine and Craft Show

The 32nd Annual Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers show is giving people from across the state the chance to reconnect with history. This show is bringing in antique tractors, steam engines, demonstrations and food — something for the whole family to enjoy in Boyne Falls through Sunday, July 28th. President of the Antique Flywheelers club, Bob Devol says, “A flywheel is…

Ironman Traverse City Charity Challenge: Munson Manor Hospitality House

The Ironman Traverse City 70.3 is bringing people and charities around Northern Michigan together to celebrate health and community. The Munson Manor Hospitality House is one of five organizations we will introduce you to on “the four” as part of the Charity Challenge that Traverse City Tourism is hosting. The Munson Manor Hospitality House serves families that are seeking treatment…

Adaptive Kayaking at Interlochen State Park

Imagine going to the beach with your friends and family and not being able to get in the water or sit in the sand. This is a reality many people face here in Northern Michigan. With the help of the Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center, people who are disabled are getting a new opportunity to get out on the water —…

Puppies in Prison: Inmates Training Puppies to Become Service Dogs for the Blind

The Chippewa Correctional Facility in Kincheloe is home to more than 2,200 inmates, but even behind bars some have found a new purpose — raising and training puppies to become service dogs for the blind through a program called “LeaderDog”. “They believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself,” says Brandon Cortez Nash, a level one inmate who…