Mark, Set, Go! Running Studio Opens This Month

REGION - If it appears there's a rise in the number of runners and cyclists on the roads and trails, and it seems more and more of your friends are talking about the next new race they're tackling, you're not imagining things-endurance sports are indeed...

Boomers No Babies When It Comes To Fitness

TRAVERSE CITY - Certified personal trainer and Traverse City area native Julie Schmuckal has launched a business that helps Baby Boomers work through the aches and pains of getting older.While living in Chicago, she "saw the writing on the wall" that Boomers age 50 and...

Labor of Love

Young couple reopens assisted living homeBy Samantha TengelitschKALKASKA - An assisted living home reopened last year by Dignity Home Health Care is a labor of love for president and CEO Nathan Moore. Moore's uncle was involved in a low-speed automobile collision in 2008, resulting in...

Local Mental Health Coup

Traverse House Receives Coveted ICCD AccreditationTRAVERSE CITY - The International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD) recently granted first-time accreditation for Traverse House Clubhouse, a program under the auspices of Northern Lakes Community Mental Health (CMH), where people who have had mental illness come to rebuild...

Big Strides

TRAVERSE CITY - Local runner Holly Shurg isn't out to take top place in her age group, or even to run lots of races for that matter. Her goal is simple: Just keep running."I'm not a fast runner, I don't run high mileage," says Shurg,...

MMC ICU Manager Honored by Gift of Life Michigan

Traverse City - During the past five years, Jerry Huron, R.N., Munson Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit manager has helped provide 47 life-saving organs for transplantation and tissue grafts from 97 tissue donors. For his commitment to life-saving organ and tissue donation, Gift of Life...

Meals on Wheels

Local arm of the national nonprofit sees new director, new grants but an ever-growing needTRAVERSE CITY - Helen Endres is one of 1,327 clients Meals on Wheels served last year in the five counties of Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee, Wexford and Missaukee. The 89-year-old been...