Author: Meredith St. Henry

Old Dominion Performing at Turtle Creek Stadium

Country Music fans are taking over Turtle Creek Stadium on Friday. Old Dominion is performing, and about 7,000 people are expected to be in attendance. This will be the first concert the stadium has held since changing ownership three years ago. Turtle Creek Stadium had a concert scheduled last year, but it got canceled due to COVID-19. “We’re just excited…

Leelanau County Early Childcare Millage Could End in 2022

Voters in Leelanau County passed an early childhood millage in 2019, expecting it would be funded for five years. Some members of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners want the millage to be set at zero, effectively canceling what voters approved. The millage funds the health department’s parenting communities incentive program. “We do home visits, playgroups and developmental assessments,” says…

Garrish Township Emergency Agencies Participate in Torch Run

All across Michigan this week, you’ll see law enforcement agencies on the run. It’s the Torch Run to raise money for the Special Olympics of Michigan. On Wednesday night, agencies from Garrish Township held their 5k in Higgins Lake. They have been participating in the Torch Run for the last ten years. Community members, Special Olympic athletes, law enforcement officers…

Habitat For Humanity Holding First Restore Challenge

The Habitat for Humanity Restore in Houghton Lake has a unique do-it-yourself project, making something new out of something old. The restore is holding their first restore challenge now through October 15th. All you have to do is use one or more items from the store and turn it into something new. “Somebody donates a lamp they don’t want anymore….

Munson Healthcare Dedicates Playground To Creator of Onsite Childcare Services for Employees

For three decades, Munson Healthcare has been offering onsite childcare services for employees. On Tuesday, it honored the person responsible for starting the services. It was Human Resources Director Sue Peters’ idea to have childcare services to help recruit and retain employees 30 years ago. It began with 50 kids, and grew to hundreds across five different programs in Traverse…

TCAPS Appeals Court’s Decision on Interlochen Community School Building

For the time being, Interlochen Center for the Arts will not resume ownership of the Interlochen community school building. The decision comes after a ruling last month by the Grand Traverse County Circuit that ownership should be returned to Interlochen Center for the Arts. The property was previously used by Traverse City Area Public school purposes until the school closed…

Lifeguards Needed in Northern Michigan

People are eager to have a normal summer this year but nationwide there’s a lifeguard shortage and pools and beaches across northern Michigan are feeling it. “It’s been a little more difficult to find lifeguards this year,” says Dawn Olsen, Director of Spa and Recreation Operations at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The resort has full-time and part-time lifeguard…