Author: Rhys Jordan

AG Dana Nessel Visits Traverse City, Talks Gun, Domestic Violence

Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel stopped by the Kirkbride Hall in Traverse City Thursday to talk about the connection between gun and domestic violence. Thursday’s discussion was planned prior to Tuesday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The discussion comes after the first year of the pandemic saw a 40% increase in domestic violence calls. “According to the Center for American…

Gaylord Community Prays for Healing

"what a kind country we have, and a community where everyone just showed up." Jerry Belanger St. Mary Cathedral School Principal

Folks in Gaylord gathered Wednesday at St. Mary Cathedral to pray for those who were affected by last week’s tornado. Although homes are gone and businesses have been destroyed, the tornado has only brought this community closer. Jerry Belanger is the Principal for St. Mary Cathedral School as well as one of tonight’s organizers. He says Wednesday night was a night…

5 Loaves 2 Fish Holds First of Three Events to Raise Homelessness Awareness

Awareness surrounding homelessness in northern Michigan is growing and this time, art is being used to bring it into the spotlight. 5 Loaves 2 Fish, an organization dedicated to feeding homeless people in the Traverse City Area, is holding three events at the Main Street Gallery in Leland to inform about the struggles that the homeless face. Tuesday night was…

Bill Aimed at Helping Local Distilleries Passes Michigan Senate

Distillers in Traverse City say cheers as they’re one step closer to competing with the big distilleries. The Michigan Craft Distillers Association says the new bill will allow small distillers to get their products to market at more competitive prices. Owner of Grand Traverse Distillery Kent Rabish says most distillers purchase product from out-of-state then bring it in. He says…

Traverse City Bicyclists Take Part in International Ride of Silence

"The ride of silence is really a reminder that someone's life could be at stake when you're driving." Matthew Penniman League of Michigan Bicyclists

Bicyclists everywhere took part in the International Ride of Silence Wednesday night. Bicycle clubs organize their own rides of silence to bring awareness to the dangers of cars and bikes sharing the road. League of Michigan Bicyclists’ Matthew Penniman says the Ride of Silence reminds us that it’s not always safe to ride a bike, but it needs to be….

Reed City Welcomes Two New Businesses With Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Two new businesses opened shop in Reed City. Huntey’s Clubhouse, a brand-new daycare, officially opened their doors Tuesday. And Johnny’s Market, a gas station, is going to have a grand opening ceremony in the coming weeks.. Reed City Chamber of Commerce says it’s important for them to get the word about new businesses out early. “We do a fun cutting…