Big Daylight’s Bright Idea

TRAVERSE CITY - "Equal parts rocket-science and ditch-digging." That's how Big Daylight describes its online search marketing strategies. What is Big Daylight? A burgeoning TC-based Web company that's nabbing national-level clients with a focused promise: to steer clear of "cookie cutter, smoke and mirrors, nickel-and-dime"...

The Picture of…Cancer?

BEAR LAKE - After getting a degree in forestry, joining the marines, being recruited by the CIA, even working on calculating the environmental impact of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, what was left for Alfred "Jay" Johnson?Oh, maybe developing a tool for diagnosing cancer or osteoporosis....

The New Red

In 2008, a national wine grape experiment - the NE 1020 - took root, planting as-yet-untried wine grape varieties from around the world in U.S. regions with similar environments.The Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station in Traverse City was a test site for 20 new varieties...

FarmAbility

(farm-a-bil-it-ee) - noun.1. The suitability of land to be used for various agricultural purposes.2. A unique program in use in Leelanau County in which farmers are paid to keep their lands devoted to agricultural purposes rather than selling them off as development parcels - oh,...

TC’s Cherry Central: Michigan Agriculture Exporter of the Year

TRAVERSE CITY - The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) selected Cherry Central, Inc. of Traverse City as the "Michigan Agriculture Exporter of the Year." The reason? The TC company's proven ability to expand into new markets, its significant export sales growth over...

The Great Flood

How past development has affected Kids Creek, what future development may do, and why the Slabtown neighborhood keeps going underwater.TRAVERSE CITY - The last time Kids Creek overflowed was fall of 2010. Residents in the Kids Creek Commons neighborhood remember it well. They also remember...

How Clean is Our Bay?

GT County's drinking water comes from East Grand Traverse Bay, but two areas along its shores are on the state's impaired water list. A study is underway to find out what pollutants are there, where they're coming from, and - before the study ends in...