New Political Maps Debut for Michigan & Leelanau County

Last week Michigan made history with the first ever congressional, State House and State Senate district maps drawn by citizens through the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC). See how that impacts Leelanau!
Blizzard at the Maritime Academy by John Russell

Northern Michigan photographer John Russell's new book

The Traverse City Record-Eagle has a great feature on a new book from longtime area photojournalist John Russell.
Up North Pride Traverse City

Up North Pride's Traverse City Pride Week starts today

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that Up North Pride’s annual celebration has arrived. Click through for some TC Pride Week highlights!
4th, Up North ... ground burst! II by Ken Scott Photography

Leelanau.com's 2021 Fourth of July Calendar

While numbers are trending towards a good place, the pandemic has made an impact on Leelanau's Fourth of July celebrations. Here's our list of what is (and isn't) happening this weekend.
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Biden & Whitmer to visit Traverse City for Cherry Festival

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that President Joseph Biden will be visiting Traverse City this Saturday (details including time yet to be released).

South Lake Leelanau Meteorite of January 28, 1879

In the Grand Traverse Journal, Richard Fidler related a forgotten tale of a meteorite that hit Leelanau County a hundred thirty-none years ago today.

Leelanau & Traverse City can partially re-open Friday

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order allowing for the reopening this Friday (May 22nd) of retail businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited seating in Region 6, which includes Leelanau & Traverse City.
2021 Traverse City Film Festival Marquee

2020 Traverse City Film Festival Cancelled, Returns July 27-August 1, 2021

The Traverse City Film Festival has announced it will postpone its 16th annual gathering until next year due to the precautions being taken around the coronavirus pandemic. Next year’s festival will be held July 27-August 1, 2021. It is hoped that much of what was being planned for this year’s fest will be transferred to next summer.
National Cherry Festival Airshow 2 by Deb Perry

127th Air National Guard TC Flyover TODAY

The TC Ticker reports that the Michigan Air National Guard's 127th Wing will be conducting a flyover of Traverse City today (Tuesday, May 12) at roughly 2:45 PM.
Covid-19 Testing

Drive-through Covid-19 Testing in Leelanau

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that Northwest Michigan Health Services in Elmwood Township announced COVID-19 testing is now available for “anyone who’s interested”.
Field Collection of Samples by Sample Serve

TC Teamup: Drive-through Covid-19 (coronavirus) Testing Centers

MITECHNEWS.COM reports on two Traverse City companies who are teaming up to provide drive-through COVID-19 testing centers that would include the tent to house staff and the software that would facilitate testing and samples that would be sent to laboratories to determine if the person tested has coronavirus.

2019 Detroit Red Wings Prospect Tournament & Training Camp

The Detroit Red Wings are in Traverse City for their annual NHL Prospect Tournament and Training Camp which runs September 6-16!