TC Mom’s Loss Turns into Heroic Mission

A young girl's tragic death in a sledding accident has inspired an award-winning safety program. The Chill Out Winter Safety Program promotes safe practices during winter activities such as sledding, skiing, ice fishing, and more. It was created by Munson Medical Center staffers Tammie Budrow...

Our Kids: Under the Microscope

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY- Hundreds of area kids are about to take part in the largest human health study ever conducted in the United States. The National Children's Health Study, a project of the the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has one major purpose: to examine...

Gone to the Dogs

When the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa closed its floundering pet-friendly "hotel," The Dog House in 2010, there were howls of protest from dedicated clients. Several banded together to save it, but as often happens, the best-laid plans don't always pan out. Nevertheless, Liz Ascione...

The Free RX Discount Card: That nobody’s using

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY- Health care is a hot-button issue these days, and many local residents find it increasingly difficult to address rising medical and insurance costs. Yet most of GT County citizens are unaware that help is readily available in the form of a prescription...

View From the Top: Our region’s top 20 most powerful women

What is power? When it comes to the list of the 20 local women who have it in spades, we believe it comes down to this: grace, integrity, success, leadership and the oomph to make an undeniably positive impact on our region's businesses, community and...

National Vacuum Going Gangbusters

TRAVERSE CITY - A Traverse City company is working with one of the nation's largest producers of natural gas to produce a fleet of eco-friendly tanker trucks.National Vacuum Equipment, founded in 1980 by owner Bruce Luoma, is partnering with Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy, the most active...