Benzie Chamber’s Cherry Bowl Jubilee kicks off Drive-in season

Benzie Chamber’s Cherry Bowl Jubilee kicks off Drive-in season

Drive-in theatre goes digital in 2014 From staff reports The Benzie County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Cherry Bowl Jubilee at the popular Cherry Bowl Drive-in theatre on the evening of Thursday, May 1. The Cherry Bowl, which officially opens its season the following day, boasts a new digital projection system this year, which […]

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Community Faces: Bill Kennis takes over as Benzie Bus executive director

Community Faces: Bill Kennis takes over as Benzie Bus executive director

From staff reports “Connecting people to community” is the motto of Benzie Bus, and the public transit organization’s new mission is to connect communities in Benzie County with one another and with Traverse City. Our nearby metropolis represents the hub of a 21-county “micropolitan region” with a population nearing 150,000 — for its commerce and […]

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Platte River Bridge Construction Commences

Platte River Bridge Construction Commences

Traffic on M-22 over the Platte River in northern Benzie County will slow to a crawl this spring and summer as the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) rebuilds a 58-year-old bridge. The bridge sits next to Riverside Canoe Trips, a popular canoe, kayak, and tube livery for summertime floats down the Platte. “We’re all very […]

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Support the Betsie Current’s relaunch through Kickstarter campaign

Support the Betsie Current’s relaunch through Kickstarter campaign

This spring, Northern Michigan natives Jordan Bates and Jacob Wheeler will relaunch the Betsie Current, a community newspaper that will cover the dynamic, tight-knit communities of Benzie County. The Betsie Current will be your go-to source for local news and events, and coverage of arts, culture and entertainment, particularly in the vibrant communities surrounding Crystal Lake — Frankfort, Beulah, […]

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Sleeping Bear “Wilderness” Legislation a Potential Win-win for Park and Public

Sleeping Bear “Wilderness” Legislation a Potential Win-win for Park and Public

After decades of missteps, how the Park is winning over the local community Before the end of this year, Congress may approve “wilderness” legislation for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore that — despite the implication of the word — would forever guarantee public access to the Park’s pristine beaches along county roads, to historic […]

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