Same old new ideas

I'm nervous. The federal government is expanding with designs on getting into automobile manufacturing, health care, and investment banking. It's already into insurance, thanks to the AIG bailout. As the state should be separated from the church, so should it be from...

Bird-level businesses share their views from the top

For bohemians and business people alike, downtown is the downbeat of Traverse City. The beat plays well into the wee hours of the morning on weekends and within each patron's footstep throughout the workday. For this reason, a lot of people think it's a pretty...

Trading spaces: Vacancies not such a bad thing, says DDA

Traverse City has long been noted for its vibrant downtown. Residents and visitors often point with pride to the unique collection of shops, restaurants, offices, venues and pathways linking Front, Union, Cass and beyond with an eclectic energy that is uniquely "TC." Considering the...

Your money matters

Anxiety over the worsening economy keeps rising as mass layoffs continue, the future of the auto industry weighs on the market and retail shoppers brace for less-than-merry holiday sales.The BN asked four area financial advisors on how to manage your money now. Each answered the...

Paid tastings pending on Old Mission

As the year winds down, the hot-button issue of charging for wine tasting is again under the microscope on Old Mission Peninsula. In November, Peninsula Township put on hold revisions to its zoning ordinance that, as drafted, would have allowed its seven wineries to charge for...