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...

Watershed Moment for Grand Traverse Academy Students

Grand Traverse Academy, in conjunction with the Grand Traverse Conservation District, has taken on an environmental water quality initiative that exposes middle and high school students to pertinent water issues in the Grand Traverse region."It's an opportunity for kids to get excited about a math...

How to Take Down a (nearly) Century-Old Dam

TRAVERSE CITY - Remote computer commands and old fashioned, hand-operated cranes will likely open the gates of Brown Bridge Dam toward the end of the summer, draining the 170-acre pond it created.State and private engineers are preparing to remove the 90-year-old dam using a mix...

The Next Generation of Water Stewards

REGION - Got water? Yes, a lot of it. But we need to take care of it so it's a precious resource for generations to come.Meet the students and teachers of the Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative (GTSI). The end of the 2010-11 school year wrapped...

Kelvin versus Goliath

TRAVERSE CITY - When David squared off against Goliath, he was packing a sling and a stone.When Cartridge World local-franchise owner Kelvin Shaw goes up against his Goliaths - Hewlett Packard, Canon, Lexmark, Dell, Epson and other printer makers - he's armed with a common-sense,...

For the Love of the Low-Tech Company

I have flirted with the idea of returning to a low- or no-tech lifestyle. Crazy fantasies of rotary telephones, file cabinets and visits to the library usually surface after a tech "incident." Like when an important call drops out on my cell phone, or...