TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Residents of this picturesque Lake Michigan community are known to quip, "The view of the bay is half your pay." It's a sardonic commentary on the local wage scale, but also a tribute to the stunning scenery and small-town...
On today's Environment Report, we talked about ticks. Michigan State University entomologist Howard Russell told me that tick season is booming in Michigan
Michelle Hazard's insight:
"In an article for MSU Extension, Russell tells us just where these buggers are showing up:
"...more and more blacklegged ticks are showing up along the west coast of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula from Berrien County north to Grand Traverse County. Deer ticks have also been recently found in Ingham, Ionia and Genesee counties."
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NMACon is Northern Michigan's only anime convention located at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, MI. Coming September 7th&8th 2013 this personable con allows attendees face time with guests, with all the other perks of larger conventions.
NHL Prospects Tournament, Charity Golf Tournament and main Training Camp set for September in Northern Michigan (RT @STLBlueshistory: St Louis Blues scheduled to play Traverse City Tournament again this year.
Though high-speed Internet is now available to more than 96 percent of Michiganders, some pockets in southern Grand Traverse County remain in the dialup era.
The areas that continue to be most affected include near Kingsley, Interlochen and around the lakes between Kingsley and TC.
“Several providers have expanded and fired up new towers just recently,” says Thomas Stephenson, a community tech advisor for Connect Michigan, the state-contracted agency helping expand broadband Internet coverage.
Fewer than 60 percent of area residents had high-speed Internet in 2010, according to a Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce study.
The organization has not measured since then, but there has been noticeable progress, says Doug DeYoung vice president of business development. He points to gaps in Leelanau, Grand Traverse and other nearby counties that should be addressed.
Charter Communications, the long-established Internet provider in the area, is available to more than 1.1 million homes in Michigan. Of those, 97 percent can receive broadband, says company spokesman Bill Morand.
“Our goal would be 100 percent,” he tells The Ticker. “We continue to look at these areas (that do not have broadband service) and find ways to bring it.”
Companies traditionally have not been able to justify broadband investment in large, rural areas, though current national statistics say 94 percent of all Americans now have access to high-speed Internet.
Mi Spot, based in the state’s Thumb area, is one company expanding into the Grand Traverse region, while other players are beefing up their coverage. The company could plug some of the holes in coverage here, but will also compete in areas that have long-established coverage.
Don't forget that there will always be a segment of rural Michigan who won't be able to run flash and watch streaming content or sometimes even a YouTube video if you make your website totally animated/and or layered you are missing a market.
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Mike Sutherland Friday, May 24th, 2013. Welcome to the River TC at the brand new Clinch Park! The River of Traverse City The revitalization at Clinch Park now allows us to use the natural resources of West Bay, The ...