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Bike riding Arcadia Dunes Mt. Biking Trail with trillium in bloom. / Elizabeth Price
Traverse City Light & Power's wind turbine.
Upcoming food hub to reuse hospital building, support local economy
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A food hub for Traverse City's Village at Grand Traverse Commons is in the works that aims to boost the local economy and complement the "eat local" movement.
Co-working welcomed with open arms in NW Michigan
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Looking for a place to work but can't afford or don't permenantly need the traditional office? Then you probably should consider finding a local co-working space. Kelle Barr details the up-and-coming trend.
Hannah & Lay building a home to history
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Ground was broken in Traverse City for the Mercantile Building at 109 East Front Street in 1882. Now, it is home to thriving businesses and it will be recognized by a state historical plaque this spring.
Three Michigan companies help keep state pushing forward in alternative energies
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Investments in alternative energy have made Michigan a leader nationwide, but more incentives are needed to continue encouraging growth. Second Wave spoke with state leaders in renewable energy to better understand the field.
Williamson's Lens: Baby, you can drive my car
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
We've seen our share of old cars--both shiny and restored and rusty and beat up--driving the highways and side streets across Northwest Michigan. But photographer Andrew Williamson saw one that wasn't hauling around town for everyone to see.
Northwest Michigan is behind energy efficiency for businesses, governments and homes
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Too often, it's a conflict between what's right for the environment we live in, and what's profitable for a company in its business practices. But there's a local awareness gaining ground that both are possible at the same time, and it couldn't be clearer than in the case of energy efficiency. A report from the Michigan Land Use Institute is sparking green ideas in northwest Michigan--in both senses of the word.
TC Saves program gives homeowners, contractors a foundation for energy efficiency
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Government interest in energy efficiency has helped contractors in Traverse City and other parts of Michigan expand into this growing market. TC Saves is a program that provides incentives to homeowners to have energy efficiency upgrades done to their homes.
Recycle Chicken provides a new meaning to the word "trash"
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
When founded in 2008, Recycle Chicken connected the average person with local businesses, nonprofits and websites throughout Grand Traverse, Benzie, Leelanau, Kalkaska, and Antrim counties to encourage recycling and thinking outside of the box.
Ancient trees hold hope for climate change
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive collects the oldest tree DNA on Earth, and clones new seedlings from it. If it sounds like Jurassic Park, but with trees, you're halfway right, except it's real, and urgent for the future of our planet. It all happens right down the road in Copemish.
Alliance helps bring back locally-produced beer hops--something everyone can drink to
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Something is growing in Northern Michigan that hasn't been seen in the fields since about the time the Civil War was taking place--hops. No, not the kind that bunnies do, but rather the kind that brewers do. Hops are an integral part of the beer-making process, and now they are being grown, processed and purchased right here in Northwest Michigan.
Growth and Innovation News
Northwest towns among those in redevelopment planning program
Ludington farmer appointed to state apple committee
Shoreline Fruit announces new financial officer
E-Waste drive coming to Traverse City in April
Oliver Center for the Arts is first Northwest Michigan building to get LEED platinum status
USDA grant to help ramp up local foods in school districts
Four northwest Michigan towns get microgrants for placemaking
Paperworks Studio expands, buys paper store
New agriculture partnership designed to help farm-related businesses
Oryana wants to teach you how to preserve your food
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Old Mission wineries get environmental certification
Traverse Magazine explains how downtown TC resisted the recession
Family Fun names Traverse City to its list of tourist towns
Smithsonian Magazine says Petoskey is among best small towns
Horse Shows by the Bay look at building into a major festival
Source: The Ticker
Village at Grand Traverse Commons before-and-after photos get HuffPost's attention
Source: Huffington Post Detroit
Fodor travel site says TC is one of 10 best small towns
Petoskey photographer hopes to create Cross Harbor retreat with Kickstarter
Source: Petoskey News
Northern Michigan cottage market up
Source: The Detroit News
Historic Lake Michigan shipwreck story told
Source: Grand Traverse Insider
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